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Howland Bandwagon (Newspaper) - December 31, 1975, Howland, Ohio 20 Cents A Copy HOWLAND Second Year No. 40 24 Pages HOWLAND DECEMBER 1975 E Second Past Ohio Celebrating Christmas in a police cruiser SERGEANT JAMES MARTIN IN HIS CRUISER ON A SNOWY CHRISTMAS DAY. By BILL HELTZEL had to have our Christmas last Sgt. James Martin tells as we pass Durig's Garden Center on North River Road while driving towards state route 46. It's about Christmas. hates to be away from their family on he somebody has to do it. That's one thing about holidays off. We don't close although we've kidded about doing The night before Martin got together with his their and to open gifts. partolling 50 miles of slushy township roads on the 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. he's glad to have someone to talk although he would rather be at home with his family. Usually the Rowland Police Department has two crews on but during holidays it operates with only one when its not busy. Earlier Martin had been patrolling on Larchmont Avenue in the northeast corner of the when dispatcher Joanne Ripple informed him of an accident on Stillwagon Road in the southwest section. is a typical bad use of he tells me. our response time is good with two cars. We divide the township in half and can usually respond in four or five The police band radio constantly crackles and voices from area police departments chatter. We see a ditched car on Stillwagon Road and park behind it. Martin turns on the emergency contacts Dispatcher and tells her the license number so she can find out who the car is registered to. Some men come out of a house down the into the cold but wet Christmas air. They approach one of them as he looks inside the wrecked car. Martin examines the driver's a bump on his head and a bruised and asks if he can call for a free fire department ambulance. The driver saying that his father will be there soon to pick him up. Martin asks him to get into the back of the police cruiser to warm up and explain how the accident happened. The shaking tells his story. His father drives as does a State Patrol officer. Martin agrees to turn the investigation over to the state so he can be freed to continue patrolling the township. Before leaving he recommends to the father that the driver be taken to a hospital for examination. As we leave the scene Martin you work for the people and do a good job with what you've the people will appreciate it. I feel I know for a fact... that Rowland is recognized around the state. I feel it's a good department. Everyone's trying to do a good job. I think the people in the township believe in us. We're always trying to do something to like going to school for extra training. We're not at a We drive northwest on Youngstown through Niles and to get to sections of Rowland's jurisdiction cutoff from the rest of the township by incorporated areas. tough covering some areas of the he says. to determine what's in and what's Driving up Ridge Road to the Bolindale area he worry about annexation. Can we grow and improve when we're losing our tax Most of us feel uneasy about job security with all these His patrol advances on Deforest Road south of Niles and he points out the inconsistent numbering of addresses on mailboxes while crossing the and Erie Lackawanna railroad tracks. He drives north on Warren-Niles River with Republic Steel on the and turns onto Burton Street at the Warren city limits. A Warren cruiser manned by two officers pulls onto Burton behind us and both cars pull over as the three policemen spot an abandoned car. A few months ago another abandoned car was found with the bloody body of junk yard dealer Joe Zarnick in the trunk. The officers look over the car and find nothing unusual. The car is within the so the Warren officers will check if it's stolen. Proceeding up Thomas through an unincorporated island within the Martin notes that this is most quiet day this year. New Year's will be busy. And almost everything we'll alcohol will be We travel southwest on Youngstown again within to get to North Road. Martin tells me that it would take eight hours to completely cover the township from one end to the to make a pass on every residential street and to check every business and school. feel we do a real good but we would do math better with a few more According to the Rowland police department is understaffed by FBI standards which recommend one policeman for every residents. Rowland has ten policemen and about residents. Back in the northeast corner of the on Larchmont Martin drives around the various businesses. While making a swing through the parking lot of a tavern near Packard Electric he'notices a set of keys in a front door that is ajar. He radios his location to Dispatcher Ripple and tells her about the situation. He then turns to me and don't like what I see here. You'd better stay Martin cautiously approaches the one hand on his gun and the other holding a portable and he looks through the window of the darkened bar. Re then enters the building. Several minutes go by until I hear his voice over the car radio. He tells manager doesn't seem to be '43' Everything seems to be in Back in the car he know what I expected to ...the manager or bartender on the floor behind the Ripple contacts the owner several times to inform him that an officer is waiting for him to secure the bar and check for possible theft. While waiting for the owner's son to come from Martin tells me about two experiences he CELEBRATING page 'watering hole' LINDA GOJDICS Young artists win coloring contest atte- nding the World Council of Churches Fifth Assembley in the Rev. Robert pastor of Howland Community visited the famous Treetop resort. The Treetop located among tall trees on a is above a watering hole. In the evening Taylor observed animals at the watering hole. The an- telope watched the water buffolo who watched the elephants. Each maneuvered for the best space. Nervously they eyed each other as they cautiously drank the water so necessary for their sustenance. In many ways Taylor found the watering hole similiar to the recent World Council. For two and half weeks 735 delegates and observers came together in East Africa and debated the mission of Christianity today. Representatives from poor nations eyed delegates from industrial countries. Dark skinned delegates met with whites. Russian Orthodox ministers nervously debated with Protestants as non- member Roman Catholics observed. All were tem- porarily brought together by the desire to sustain Christian life in the world. Taylor went to Nairobi as A dozen talented youngsters walked off with f 100 worth of prizes in the Niles Publishing Company's Christmas Coloring Contest. Top winners of each were Denise Goldberg of 127 E. Prospect St. a North Ave. and Lynne Anderson of 4124 Liberty Town a sixth grader at St. Edward School. Denise won in the kin- dergarten to second grade category and Lynne was the top colorer in the third through sixth grade division. The five runner-up winners of each in the kindergarten to second grade division Robert Pence of 5485 a second grader at Immaculate Heart of Mary School. Danny Bandzak of 95 Wood a second grader at Stevenson School. John Kiske of 22 Centennial a first grader at Holy Family School. Cheryl Hassay of 1192 Leslie a first grader at E. J. Blott School in Liberty. Mary Ann Schinker of 3702 a second grader at Kirk School. The five winners in the third through sixth category Stacy Stoops of 4785 War- wick Dr. a third grader at St. Christine School. Bonnie Whiteside of 3352 Sandalwood a fifth grader at Frank Ohl School. Monica Maceyko of 2819 Saginaw a fourth grader at Poland Union School. Eric Vogel of 8066 Ben- a third grader at Dobbins School. Linda Gojdics of 8541 Red Oak a fifth grader at H. C. Mines School. Lynn the is no relation to contest judge Emogene Anderson of Girard. Other judges were Mrs. James LaPolla of Howland and Mrs. R. Walton Shively of Austintown. REV. ROBERT H. TAYLOR representative of the National Council of Community for which he is chairman of the Ecumenical Relations Department. Another delegate from this area was Margaret Bauman of representing the American Lutheran Church. The delegates participated in three main areas of discussion. In the general session there were eighty Biblical study workshops. Taylor's group studied the Gospel of John and the story of the Prodigal Son. The report that resulted from the meetings was used for background material in other sessions. Taylor also participated in a section entitled Christian Unity Other study sections confessing Christ seeking education for liberation and structures of injustice and struggles for and human ambiguities of and quality of life. Each section met eight times and developed a position paper. The reports were then taken to the general assembly for and adoption. In the third main area of concern the Council reviewed its record and planned its programs for the next seven years. Taylor contributed to the and section. each section worked on position papers which were presented to the general assembly for discussion and approval. Taylor said the Council was significant in many ways. For he said there was great symbolism in representatives WORLD page FIREMEN INSPECT DAMAGE AT THE LANE CARPET COMPANY. Blaze guts store HOWLAND-The HowJand Fire Department and the Ohio Fire Marshal's office are investigating the possibility of arson in a fire that destroyed the Lane Carpet Company- 3900 Youngstown Rd. Firemen fought through heavy clouds of smoke in order to extinguish the fire which began about a.m. last Wednesday. Fire officials said nine pieces of equipment were sent to the scene. Two upstairs unoccupied at the time of the were burned. The sales room at the front of the store and a storage room for carpet were heavily damaged. Several rolls of carpet were runined by the smoke. Offices near the rear of the store were less severely damaged by fire but may have been damaged by fire officials said. A Howland who was the first person at the found a garage door partially open in the building. IJHV Carpet is owned by J.C. Passell of Liberty. Passcll has reportedly owned the business for more than ten years. He owns another Lane Carpet Store in Youngstown. .IN EWSP .NF
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