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Howland Bandwagon (Newspaper) - March 2, 1977, Howland, Ohio HOWLAND 1977 Hooper Award Winntr VOICE OF HOWLAND Third No. 50 34 Pages MARCH 1977 Emered As Second Class. 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 Township. But after listening to Orval Waldron's views on govern- 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 conflicting. Any future candidate opposing Waldron would probably agree. What's his reaction to this not be running in November for the he quipped. follow the state attorney general's naturally. I in- tend to keep a close watch on the goings-on of the future Waldron promised. 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 Waldron. Operating a budget that annually ended in the the township established a fire department during Waldron's and it has grown to three stations now. 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 department. first day the police department one began its official patrol of the I accompanied the officer on the first he said. To both men's the car broke down and had to be pushed back to a garage for repairs. but now the township provides a eight- unit he boasted. township's population has already surpassed incorporated communities in the such as Girard and and we're nearmg the size of Waldron said. 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 approval. As a has become practically a to See page 3 Board cuts 192A raises principals' salaries a recon- 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 year. The Board also voted to eliminate 43 supplemental contracts. 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 district. Appeals were formally filed last week with the Ohio Supreme Court by both the city of Warren and HDL lawyers. Hofstetter said the appeals process will cost the League to Township Volunteer Firemen will be collecting irt front of Howland Banks. Anyone not contacted can send a donation in care of the Howland Police Department. measles. The superintendent reports that the Ohio State Department of Health fears an outbreak of ten-day measles. He also reports that the American Academy of Pediatrics has recom- mended the following changes in measles Revaccination should be obtained in children who were vaccinated before they were one year old. 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 immunization. Revaccination in these cases is ad- vised. In a review of health Powers found that most children from kin- dergarten through the sixth grade are adequately protected from measles. in grades seven through most students do not meet the above recommendations. The measles vaccine can be obtained from any doctor or the County Board of Health. Parents having questions can call their school nurse. Inside the Bandwagon In today's readers will find several interesting items. 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 plants. The Howland Tigers captured the Class AAA Sectional wrestling championship last weekend at Hubbard. For details on the wrestlers' turn to page B-l of today's Bandwagon. Another feature in today's issue is a story and photos on the new Client Council at the Fairhaven Adult Workshop. 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 magazine. 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 scene. On today's editorial Ralph Sr.'s my column discusses the energy crisis and offers some advice to President Carter. Also on the editorial page is Joan Cochran's Montage and also Keith McKnight's comments on the of the 112th Ohio General Assembly. 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 page. There are other items of interest on the inside of today's issue and we urge you to read and enjoy them. pep cheerleading in grades seven through the Future the Chess language and boys and girls bowling. The cuts total 399 for the next school year. 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 pass. The Howland Classroom Teachers' Association in a that the cutbacks prove the Board is not con- cerned about quality education. HCTA president-elect Bill Hart said the group's executive committee will meet to decide whether they will take any action. The new contract between the HCTA and the Board specifies that personnel cutbacks may be made only if there is a drop in enrollment or a decrease in revenue. LaPolla claims there has been both. Certificated positions cut one secondary music one elementary guidance one secondary reading three remedial reading one half-time remedial reading the audio-visual ordinator's one elementary and one nurse. Classified positions cut five janitorial two bus one carpenter's and two secretarial positions. LaPolla said that if the levy no cutbacks will be made. 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 replaced. In other the Board increased principals' and- assistant principals' See page 3 Levy hot line is installed was recently installed by the Citizens for Howland Schools Committee. The phone will tape the callers' or and a member of the committee will return the call within 24 hours. 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 homes. According to Mrs. chair- woman of the coffee the dads will be available to talk most evenings during the first three weeks in March. Persons willing to host a are asked to leave their name and phone number with the Code-a Phone by calling 856-7289. Mrs. Marino or a member of her committee will return your call to arrange the meeting. Program gives hope to David and his family 72 women arrive at various times at the-Willis Lewis household on Tibbets-Wick Road in Liberty. Among them are members of the Howland Mothers of Twins club and the Churchill Methodist Church. 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 birth. 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 Lewis. I am The purpose of the picture is to give David a greater awareness of himself as a real person. Doman-Delacato which is headquartered at The Center for Neurological Re-Organization in Philadelphia. Before the Lewises heard about the they had exhausted all the possibilities they knew of to help David make progress. When he was four years he was unable to except to roll over. He only responded slightly to his family and spent most of the day lying in one position. Mrs. Lewis recalled the attempts to find some hope for David. 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 home. 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 non-ambulatory children at Fairhaven School. He went for one hour per day and progress very according to Mrs. Lewis. Shortly the found out about the Delacato Program and in they visited Philadelphia. put him on a five hour a seven days a week program of constant said Mrs. Lewis. The program includes massage and walking under a horizontal breathing into a swinging upside and flash card exercises. Patterning is an exercise in which four person move David's body in a creeping-in-place motion. It is designed to teach him how his body moves. 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 stimulus. David also walks under a horizontal ladder while volunteers move his hands from rung to rung. This exercise is designed to train David to move his arms and lens in unison. When he started doing this volunteers had to move both his arms and legs for him. Now he has begun to move his legs by himself. Creeping is another important exercise. 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 moving. 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 go. David also breathes into a plastic for a minute at a 15 times a day. 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 infections. Breathing into the mask forces him to take deep and she noted that David's chest has expanded two inches since he began the exercise. Another exercise is swinging upside which delights David while it improves his circulation and his awa- reness of space. And four new words are introduced to David each week by flash cards. Volunteers hold three flash cards up and ask him which for says clock. David usually chooses the right one as he is drilled on them every day. In addition to the a nursery school Mrs. June tutors David for two hours per week. She trains him to recognize animal and common house shows him and attempts to increase his awareness of himself as a per- As a part of her Mrs. Stem- 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 room. He refused to con- centrate on his other preferring instead to sit and gaze at his likeness. The little boy who couldn't move lias come a long way in in the 17 months since he's been on the program. He can now is making more sounds than he used and at the right can climb on pull himself into a standing andcommunicate his desires through sounds and In spite of this area doctors have told the Lewises that the program is lot of according to Mrs. Lewis. a very controversial she saldi ..but we.ve seen a lot of children make amazing progress on jj ''fnis 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 shoulders. VSPAPEHl
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