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Howland Bandwagon (Newspaper) - March 2, 1977, Howland, Ohio HOWLAND 1977 Hooper Award VOICE OF HOWLAND Third No. 50 34 Pages MARCH 1977 As Second Matter Post Office Niles Ohio TWENTY CENTS A COPY Waldron announces retirement after 18 years as trustee ORVAL WALDRON Powers asks parents to check on immunizations By VICKI DAVID You could call him one of the of Howland But after listening to Orval Waldron's views on ment and his retirement from the Howland Board of Trustees after 18 you might dub him a member of the chairman of the Trumbull County Republican Party and deputy director of the Trumbull County Board of recently received word from Ohio Attorney General William Brown's office that the posts he holds as deputy director of the Board of Elections and township trustee are Any future candidate opposing Waldron would probably What's his reaction to this not be running in November for the he follow the state attorney general's I in- tend to keep a close watch on the goings-on of the future Waldron Howland Township is the third largest community in the with residents and has experienced many changes over the past 18 years in which Waldron has served as a trustee many of those changes being a direct effort by Operating a budget that annually ended in the the township established a fire department during Waldron's and it has grown to three stations The police department also had its beginning under Waldron with the first police cruiser being a used car which was given up by the fire first day the police department one began its official patrol of the I accompanied the officer on the first he To both men's the car broke down and had to be pushed back to a garage for but now the township provides a unit he township's population has already surpassed incorporated communities in the such as Girard and and we're the size of Waldron Why not According to state a township cannot incorporate if it is within a three-mile limit of another incorporated com- unless those communities give their As a has become practically a to See page 3 Board cuts 192A raises salaries a vened meeting last the Board of Education voted to eliminate nine and one half certificated and ten classified positions from the school system for the 1977-78 school The Board also voted to eliminate 43 supplemental These among faculty advisors for the superintendent Dr. Tom Powers is urging parents to check records and see if their children are adequately protected against Collection day is set Defense League chairman Thomas Hofstetter announces that March 12 has been set aside as a to raise funds for Rowland's defense in the continuing battle over the Appeals were formally filed last week with the Ohio Supreme Court by both the city of Warren and HDL Hofstetter said the appeals process will cost the League to Township Volunteer Firemen will be collecting irt front of Howland Anyone not contacted can send a donation in care of the Howland Police The superintendent reports that the Ohio State Department of Health fears an outbreak of ten-day He also reports that the American Academy of Pediatrics has mended the following changes in measles Revaccination should be obtained in children who were vaccinated before they were one year Children who were vaccinated after they were a year old and before 1968 may not have received adequate immunization because of the type of vaccine that was available at the time and the method of Revaccination in these cases is ad- In a review of health Powers found that most children from through the sixth grade are adequately protected from in grades seven through most students do not meet the above The measles vaccine can be obtained from any doctor or the County Board of Parents having questions can call their school Inside the Bandwagon In today's readers will find several interesting A two-horse open sleigh in a spring thaw is good reading and can be found on Page 5. On Page our weekly column on plants appears and this week's topic concerns when and how to water your The Howland Tigers captured the Class AAA Sectional wrestling championship last weekend at For details on the turn to page of today's Another feature in today's issue is a story and photos on the new Client Council at the Fairhaven Adult On today's feature page are the usual the Gossip the Blue Kazoo CB radio column and Reflections by Mike who discusses the recent trial of Larry publisher of Also on the feature page is the sixth in the series on Choices in a Contemporary Today's article deals with politics on the domestic On today's editorial Ralph my column discusses the energy crisis and offers some advice to President Also on the editorial page is Joan Cochran's Montage and also Keith McKnight's comments on the of the 112th Ohio General Included in this week's issue are a review and photos on the Youngstown Symphony Ball by Joan Cochran plus several other items of interest on the same There are other items of interest on the inside of today's issue and we urge you to read and enjoy pep cheerleading in grades seven through the Future the Chess language and boys and girls The cuts total 399 for the next school Board president Dr. James LaPolla said more cuts will be announced at the next board meeting to bring the total to Board member Richard Orwig said the cuts are the only way to prevent the schools from closing should the March 22 7.9 mill operating levy not The Howland Classroom Association in a that the cutbacks prove the Board is not con- cerned about quality president-elect Hart said the group's executive committee will meet to decide whether they will take any The new contract between the and the Board specifies that personnel cutbacks may be made only if there is a drop in enrollment or a decrease in LaPolla claims there has been Certificated positions cut one secondary music one elementary guidance one secondary reading three remedial reading one half-time remedial reading the audio-visual one elementary and one Classified positions cut five janitorial two bus one carpenter's and two secretarial LaPolla said that if the levy no cutbacks will be Mrs. Wilma president of the Ohio Association of Public School presented the Board with a asking that the Bpard keep in mind that classified positions were cut in 1974 and never In other the Board increased assistant See page 3 Levy hot line is installed was recently installed by the Citizens for Howland Schools The phone will tape the or and a member of the committee will return the call within 24 Committee Chairman Allen Duval urges community members to use the system by calling 856-7289.. The committee also announces that some community fathers have volunteered to present levy facts at in community According to Mrs. woman of the coffee the dads will be available to talk most evenings during the first three weeks in Persons willing to host a are asked to leave their name and phone number with the Phone by calling 856-7289. Mrs. Marino or a member of her committee will return your call to arrange the Program gives hope to David and his family 72 women arrive at various times at Lewis household on Road in Among them are members of the Howland Mothers of Twins club and the Churchill Methodist They come to put six year old David the son of Janet and Willis through a series of exercises designed to train his brain cells to do the job of those destroyed when he was brain-damaged at The exercises are a part of the am me A LIFE-SIZED drawing of Davey hangs at the head of his bearing the am Davey I am The purpose of the picture is to give David a greater awareness of himself as a real which is headquartered at The Center for Neurological Re-Organization in Before the Lewises heard about the they had exhausted all the possibilities they knew of to help David make When he was four years he was unable to except to roll He only responded slightly to his family and spent most of the day lying in one Mrs. Lewis recalled the attempts to find some hope for the Children's Home in they told us there was nothing we could do for him and that we should just put him in a After a short period of therapy at the Children's Rehabilitation the staff told us they had done all they could for For David attended a special class for children at Fairhaven He went for one hour per day and progress very according to Mrs. Shortly the found out about the Delacato Program and in they visited put him on a five hour a seven days a week program of constant said Mrs. The program includes massage and walking under a horizontal breathing into a swinging upside and flash card Patterning is an exercise in which four person move David's body in a It is designed to teach him how his body The volunteers also constantly and massage David as well as talk to him to increase signals to his make him more aware of the parts of his and to increase his sensitivity to David also walks under a horizontal ladder while volunteers move his hands from rung to This exercise is designed to train David to move his arms and lens in When he started doing this volunteers had to move both his arms and legs for Now he has begun to move his legs by Creeping is another important at the beginning of his David wasn't able to volunteers had to creep along beside him while moving his arms and legs while another volunteer held a makeshift hammock under his stomach to keep him David now creeps by slowly and in an un-co-ordinated but he makes sure progress across the floor and has even recently learned to aim himself wherever he wants to David also breathes into a plastic for a minute at a 15 times a Mrs. Lewis explained that since David cannot run and play like other children his he has a smaller lung capacity and is more prone to respiratory Breathing into the mask forces him to take deep and she noted that David's chest has expanded two inches since he began the Another exercise is swinging upside which delights David while it improves his circulation and his awa- reness of And four new words are introduced to David each week by flash Volunteers hold three flash cards up and ask him which for says David usually chooses the right one as he is drilled on them every In addition to the a nursery school Mrs. June tutors David for two hours per She trains him to recognize animal and common house shows him and attempts to increase his awareness of himself as a As a part of her Mrs. baugh drew a sized picture of David and used it to help him define the parts of his asking for is David's David became so enchanted with the picture that it had to be removed from his therapy He refused to con- centrate on his other preferring instead to sit and gaze at his The little boy who couldn't move lias come a long way in in the 17 months since he's been on the He can now is making more sounds than he used and at the right can climb on pull himself into a standing his desires through sounds and In spite of this area doctors have told the Lewises that the program is lot of according to Mrs. a very controversial she saldi seen a lot of children make amazing progress on jj they'll return to Philadelphia as they do every three for an evaluation of David's See page 13 THERE'S ALWAYS TIME for a little modes of transportation is riding on fun and one of David's favor rite Mom's
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