Archive for June, 2012

Abandoned homes in Warren

June 25, 2012


The Tribune will be here

June 13, 2012

Meet and Greet : with Liberty residents on June 16, 6:30 at the township Adm. Bldg. They want to hear from you and I think some of us have comments regarding a certain cartoon which should be made.

Large Garage Sale: 4783 Ardmore Ave, Liberty, Saturday June 16 and Sunday, June 17 and 9 am to 5 pm.

Liberty Twp. Meeting 6/11/2012

June 11, 2012

Liberty Township Trustee Meeting, 6/11/12 All trustees were present. There was no correspondence. NOPEC will be giving a discount for your ELECTRIC RATES, everyone should be receiving a letter in the mail regarding this change. You may also receive offers from other electric companies. Please review these carefully as every household may be different. There is no single way to tell if you were getting a better deal. Check your bills, carefully. The township is awaiting a new gas rate from NOPEC around September.

The Police Report should read as follows:
POLICE DEPT: Arrests 61, CFS 1425, Citations 170, crashes 32, incidents 132, towed vehicles 34. Alarm drops , commercial 15, residential 12. Mileage 11,452. Traffic enforcement: traffic stops, 177. Those streets where traffic enforcement were present this past month were: Fifth Avenue, Keefer Road, Sampson Drive, Goldie Road, Hadley, Tibbetts-Wick, Colonial Dr., Logan Way and Belmont Avenue. Watch your speed when driving through the township.  $5404 were saved by not having a third shift officer.
Additions:For those who are interested, the Tribune is scheduled to have a Meet and Greet with Liberty residents on June 16, 6:30 at the township Adm. Bldg. They want to hear from you and I think some of us have comments regarding a certain cartoon which should be made.
Large Garage Sale: 4783 Ardmore Ave, Liberty, Saturday June 16 and Sunday, June 17 and 9 am to 5 pm.
Please notice:  Mosquito spraying, originally scheduled for Monday, June 11 has been postponed until Tuesday, June 12, weather permitting. Alexander Pest Control will spray between dusk and 1 AM. Residents may want to close their windows, keep pets indoors and not leave any food outdoors during the spraying. You may want to check your bird feeders also.
 Music in the Park starts this Friday night. I will be looking for you there.  Thx Gloria

News and Events

June 9, 2012

The Liberty Historical Society met for its regular monthly meeting on Thursday, June 7, 2012. Turnout was a little on the low side this month. Speakers were June Smallwood, Jodi Stoyak and Police Chief Tisone. Jodi spoke about some of the tracking issues, and the new businesses opening up in liberty and  highway projects that are currently in progress. Judy McGuire gave her report on the Thursday dinner date. Many people who signed up did not show up and it can get embarrassing when this happens. If you sign up please make an effort to come to the dinner or call before so that Carol can notify the restaurant. Different arrangements will have to be made for the use of the township meeting room after hours now that the dispatchers will be moved. There will be a telephone outside for anyone coming to the building and needing to talk to the police. There will be no one there after hours to open the building for these various meetings. More details on this will become available. $250 was appropriated for the Summer Program at Churchill Park. There will be a Senior Safety Summit at Kent State University on June 15. All are welcome. Windsor House will have a rummage sale on June 9. Please call them for further details regarding entrance, times, etc.  There will be many items for sale and you will have an opportunity to see this facility firsthand. The Driving Program to update your driving skills will be on June 14 from 10 to 2. Please sign up for this. If you haven’t, please call Carol and do so. We need a minimum amount of people to make it worthwhile. Some insurance companies will give you a discount if you complete this program. Even if they do not, we all need to update our skills on all the new laws and many of those that we have forgotten. The society has reached out to get this program here in our own community. Please take advantage of this. I think the cost for members is $12 or $15. If this is not correct, I will let you know in plenty of time. The next dinner for members and friends will be on June 28, 2012 at 4 PM at the Downtown Cafe in Hubbard. If you have not been there, you can’t miss it, it is right on the main drag on the east side of Main Street. If you did not sign up at this meeting, call Carol or Judy and get your name on the list. It is a very nice place with good food. Police Chief Tisone spoke at length on the scams that are being perpetrated everywhere now and that includes our community. If someone, anyone comes to your door and solicits money from you, ask for their identification and their permit. It may be best not to deal with them at all but call police and inform them that they are there, what they want, and your location. They often ask for donations under the banner of well-known charities, don’t be fooled. Along with those that the chief spoke about, here are a couple of new ones that are making the rounds: The Package Delivery Scam, reports postal inspection service spokesperson Margaret Williams. Victims receive an e-mail that appears to be from the US Postal Service stating that a package could not be delivered. The e-mail states to click on a link in the message to arrange delivery or pickup— but clicking on this link loads a malicious virus that can steal information from the victim’s computer. Forward Spam e-mails to or call your police department if you get one of these. If there is a package for you the Postal Service will leave  a notice in your mailbox rather than send an e-mail. Think of it. The USPS should not even know your email address. Thx Gloria for the info.


Liberty’s Pride

June 3, 2012

Kim Quinlan and Nicolette Chapman plant at the entrance to Liberty at 5th Avenue and the Golf Course.
Kim and Nicolette are among the twenty or so volunteers who are part of Liberty In Bloom. You are all familiar with this organization but I wonder if you are aware of how hard these people work and do so cheerfully in some times inclement weather and dangerous areas. The number of sites that are serviced by them have grown and we all have to be proud as we travel the township and see what a difference all their work has made.
This week about 500 volunteers assembled in downtown Youngstown to do Street Scape. Sprucing up Youngstown helps all of us and so does Liberty In Bloom. It is all volunteer and no public money is used. Please continue to bring your cans to the township for recycling for this project.
Please consider volunteering to help this project. The organization would really appreciate some youthful volunteers. We need to get our young people to become aware of and interested in work like this. Lessons in NEIGHBORHOOD PRIDE will last all their life and they can make new friends, get exercise  and have fun doing it. Please be aware, it can be fun work, but it is HARD work, I think some of our young people are up to it and would help if they were more aware of this project.
As you travel and live in our community, enjoy the work they do and please consider becoming a part of this wonderful work. I appreciate and thank all of them for all that they do every year! For more information, please call June Smallwood or Jodi Stoyak at 330-759-1315.

Liberty Township’s 60th Annual Children’s Summer Day Camp

June 2, 2012

Liberty Township’s 60th Annual Children’s Summer Day Camp sponsored by Liberty Wal-Mart and Little Caesar’s Pizza. The program will begin Monday, June 11, 2012 at 9 AM in the pavilion at the Park. Thousands of children have enjoyed this program for years. Many parents and grandparents of our community were day camp children themselves!

Sign up with the program will begin on Monday, June 11, 2012. The program under the direction of Mrs. Rosie Rokus Boehlke will run Monday through Friday every week through July 13, 2012 from 9 AM to 12 PM. Registration is ongoing throughout the five-week run of the program. If you miss the first day of registration, you can sign your children up any time up to the last day of Playground. Just come to the park’s pavilion at 9 AM the day you would like to register your children, ages 5 to 12. The cost is a one time fee of $25 per child. Just come & sign the first day of camp. Come and join the wonderful tradition and become a part of our 60 year anniversary! Come have fun! Parents please be sure to tag, every day, all five-year old children with their name, your name, and phone number where you can be reached at all times. Five-year-olds are not permitted in the creek. Every day we offer a variety of daily sports activities, hunting for crayfish in the creek, the chance to “ham” it up with our actors workshop, board games, craft time, story time and lots of outdoor fun. It is a great way for children to reconnect for the summer with their classmates and to make some new friendships. Children may get dirty, please dress them accordingly. Send your children with jackets or sweaters if the mornings are chilly. Be sure to label your child’s personal items with their names. Pickup time for your children is 11:45 AM. It is important that you are prompt as there is no one on-duty after 12 PM. To speed up registration please bring an index card with the following information the day you register your child: Child’s name, age, parent or guardian’s name address and phone numbers where you can be reached at all times. Please also list any allergies. We are not permitted to administer medication. The fun begins in June for more info call 330-719-0622 or 330-759-3715.