A look around the area


Merle and Elouise Jarvis will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary 2-4 p.m. May 7 at 1801 State Route 97 East in Butler. Omission of gifts is requested. Cards at welcome to be sent to P.O. Box 58, Butler, OH 44822.

Merle and Elouise Jarvis will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary 2-4 p.m. May 7 at 1801 State Route 97 East in Butler. Omission of gifts is requested. Cards at welcome to be sent to P.O. Box 58, Butler, OH 44822.


Bellville Mayor Darrell Banks, right, reads a proclamation to Bellville resident Jean Dill, left. Dill was honored by Banks and the Hospice of Knox County for her service as a nurse at a Naval hospital in Florida during World War II.


Alumni Roofing of Lexington recently received accolades for work on the tower on top of the former Lazarus department store that now showcases the Avita Health System logo. “Knowing the tower on the former Lazarus building had become a local symbol, we felt it was important to offer creative options to Avita,” said Alumni Roofing President Karen Hope. “We felt this was an opportunity for Avita to use the tower as the major focal point of a multi-million dollar hospital renovation.” Hope said. Avita chose Alumni Roofing’s design using a white Thermoplastic membrane with their vinyl logo on four sides of the structure. Alumni Roofing prepped the surface by removing the existing shingles, installing a temporary roof, then installing the final membrane roof using GAF(R) RapidSeam(TM) technology in difficult working conditions. At night, LED lights bring illumination to the tower for visibility across Ontario and Mansfield. Local residents who worked on the project include Ron Leech, Sean Kelly and Josh Smith from Butler and Ralph Fry, Todd Lindeman, Troy Thompson, Tom Flynn and Eric Kline from Bellville.


Kasey Swank, a fourth-grader at Butler Eleementary is raising money and sending packages to local troops serving overseas as part of his Genius Hour project. Swank is holding a coin drive at the school on April 21-22 and April 25. The class who earns the most money will get a pizza party. Outside donations can also be dropped off in the school office during school hours.


Gavin Altman and Christian Carver plays Chess at the Bellville branch of the Mansfield Public Library’s Chess Club program which was held on April 5.


Local gardeners are invited to “Get the Dirt on Soil and Chill Out with an Easy Cold Frame” with Mark Johnson at the Blust Avenue Teaching Garden from 10-11:30 a.m. April 23 at 417 Blust Avenue, Mansfield. Johnson, a Stingel Elementary School teacher and avid gardener, is known for the rich soil and easy-to-assemble cold frames in use at the school. He will walk attendees through assembling a PVC cold frame as well as the use of cover crops as soil amendments. Those interested in attending are encouraged to RSVP to NECIC Teaching Garden Coordinator Candace Harrell at 419-525-3101 or Candace@necic-ohio.org.


Merle and Elouise Jarvis will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary 2-4 p.m. May 7 at 1801 State Route 97 East in Butler. Omission of gifts is requested. Cards at welcome to be sent to P.O. Box 58, Butler, OH 44822.

Bellville Mayor Darrell Banks, right, reads a proclamation to Bellville resident Jean Dill, left. Dill was honored by Banks and the Hospice of Knox County for her service as a nurse at a Naval hospital in Florida during World War II.

Alumni Roofing of Lexington recently received accolades for work on the tower on top of the former Lazarus department store that now showcases the Avita Health System logo. “Knowing the tower on the former Lazarus building had become a local symbol, we felt it was important to offer creative options to Avita,” said Alumni Roofing President Karen Hope. “We felt this was an opportunity for Avita to use the tower as the major focal point of a multi-million dollar hospital renovation.” Hope said. Avita chose Alumni Roofing’s design using a white Thermoplastic membrane with their vinyl logo on four sides of the structure. Alumni Roofing prepped the surface by removing the existing shingles, installing a temporary roof, then installing the final membrane roof using GAF(R) RapidSeam(TM) technology in difficult working conditions. At night, LED lights bring illumination to the tower for visibility across Ontario and Mansfield. Local residents who worked on the project include Ron Leech, Sean Kelly and Josh Smith from Butler and Ralph Fry, Todd Lindeman, Troy Thompson, Tom Flynn and Eric Kline from Bellville.

Kasey Swank, a fourth-grader at Butler Eleementary is raising money and sending packages to local troops serving overseas as part of his Genius Hour project. Swank is holding a coin drive at the school on April 21-22 and April 25. The class who earns the most money will get a pizza party. Outside donations can also be dropped off in the school office during school hours.

Gavin Altman and Christian Carver plays Chess at the Bellville branch of the Mansfield Public Library’s Chess Club program which was held on April 5.

Local gardeners are invited to “Get the Dirt on Soil and Chill Out with an Easy Cold Frame” with Mark Johnson at the Blust Avenue Teaching Garden from 10-11:30 a.m. April 23 at 417 Blust Avenue, Mansfield. Johnson, a Stingel Elementary School teacher and avid gardener, is known for the rich soil and easy-to-assemble cold frames in use at the school. He will walk attendees through assembling a PVC cold frame as well as the use of cover crops as soil amendments. Those interested in attending are encouraged to RSVP to NECIC Teaching Garden Coordinator Candace Harrell at 419-525-3101 or Candace@necic-ohio.org.

Merle and Elouise Jarvis will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary 2-4 p.m. May 7 at 1801 State Route 97 East in Butler. Omission of gifts is requested. Cards at welcome to be sent to P.O. Box 58, Butler, OH 44822.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/39/2016/04/web1_IMG_0177.jpgMerle and Elouise Jarvis will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary 2-4 p.m. May 7 at 1801 State Route 97 East in Butler. Omission of gifts is requested. Cards at welcome to be sent to P.O. Box 58, Butler, OH 44822.

Bellville Mayor Darrell Banks, right, reads a proclamation to Bellville resident Jean Dill, left. Dill was honored by Banks and the Hospice of Knox County for her service as a nurse at a Naval hospital in Florida during World War II.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/39/2016/04/web1_20160415_141354.jpgBellville Mayor Darrell Banks, right, reads a proclamation to Bellville resident Jean Dill, left. Dill was honored by Banks and the Hospice of Knox County for her service as a nurse at a Naval hospital in Florida during World War II.

Alumni Roofing of Lexington recently received accolades for work on the tower on top of the former Lazarus department store that now showcases the Avita Health System logo. “Knowing the tower on the former Lazarus building had become a local symbol, we felt it was important to offer creative options to Avita,” said Alumni Roofing President Karen Hope. “We felt this was an opportunity for Avita to use the tower as the major focal point of a multi-million dollar hospital renovation.” Hope said. Avita chose Alumni Roofing’s design using a white Thermoplastic membrane with their vinyl logo on four sides of the structure. Alumni Roofing prepped the surface by removing the existing shingles, installing a temporary roof, then installing the final membrane roof using GAF(R) RapidSeam(TM) technology in difficult working conditions. At night, LED lights bring illumination to the tower for visibility across Ontario and Mansfield. Local residents who worked on the project include Ron Leech, Sean Kelly and Josh Smith from Butler and Ralph Fry, Todd Lindeman, Troy Thompson, Tom Flynn and Eric Kline from Bellville.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/39/2016/04/web1_AvitaDrone1.jpgAlumni Roofing of Lexington recently received accolades for work on the tower on top of the former Lazarus department store that now showcases the Avita Health System logo. “Knowing the tower on the former Lazarus building had become a local symbol, we felt it was important to offer creative options to Avita,” said Alumni Roofing President Karen Hope. “We felt this was an opportunity for Avita to use the tower as the major focal point of a multi-million dollar hospital renovation.” Hope said. Avita chose Alumni Roofing’s design using a white Thermoplastic membrane with their vinyl logo on four sides of the structure. Alumni Roofing prepped the surface by removing the existing shingles, installing a temporary roof, then installing the final membrane roof using GAF(R) RapidSeam(TM) technology in difficult working conditions. At night, LED lights bring illumination to the tower for visibility across Ontario and Mansfield. Local residents who worked on the project include Ron Leech, Sean Kelly and Josh Smith from Butler and Ralph Fry, Todd Lindeman, Troy Thompson, Tom Flynn and Eric Kline from Bellville.

Kasey Swank, a fourth-grader at Butler Eleementary is raising money and sending packages to local troops serving overseas as part of his Genius Hour project. Swank is holding a coin drive at the school on April 21-22 and April 25. The class who earns the most money will get a pizza party. Outside donations can also be dropped off in the school office during school hours.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/39/2016/04/web1_20160415_130720.jpgKasey Swank, a fourth-grader at Butler Eleementary is raising money and sending packages to local troops serving overseas as part of his Genius Hour project. Swank is holding a coin drive at the school on April 21-22 and April 25. The class who earns the most money will get a pizza party. Outside donations can also be dropped off in the school office during school hours.

Gavin Altman and Christian Carver plays Chess at the Bellville branch of the Mansfield Public Library’s Chess Club program which was held on April 5.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/39/2016/04/web1_Chess-Gavin-Christian-Apr-2016-1.jpgGavin Altman and Christian Carver plays Chess at the Bellville branch of the Mansfield Public Library’s Chess Club program which was held on April 5.

Local gardeners are invited to “Get the Dirt on Soil and Chill Out with an Easy Cold Frame” with Mark Johnson at the Blust Avenue Teaching Garden from 10-11:30 a.m. April 23 at 417 Blust Avenue, Mansfield. Johnson, a Stingel Elementary School teacher and avid gardener, is known for the rich soil and easy-to-assemble cold frames in use at the school. He will walk attendees through assembling a PVC cold frame as well as the use of cover crops as soil amendments. Those interested in attending are encouraged to RSVP to NECIC Teaching Garden Coordinator Candace Harrell at 419-525-3101 or Candace@necic-ohio.org.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/39/2016/04/web1_DSC06448.jpgLocal gardeners are invited to “Get the Dirt on Soil and Chill Out with an Easy Cold Frame” with Mark Johnson at the Blust Avenue Teaching Garden from 10-11:30 a.m. April 23 at 417 Blust Avenue, Mansfield. Johnson, a Stingel Elementary School teacher and avid gardener, is known for the rich soil and easy-to-assemble cold frames in use at the school. He will walk attendees through assembling a PVC cold frame as well as the use of cover crops as soil amendments. Those interested in attending are encouraged to RSVP to NECIC Teaching Garden Coordinator Candace Harrell at 419-525-3101 or Candace@necic-ohio.org.