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YADA YADA #91

April 28, 2014

YADA YADA #91 3/16/14 CALENDAR
May 29, Thursday, Liberty Historical Society Social
Dinner at 4 pm at Senor Jalapeno Mexican
Restaurant, Belmont Ave. Quality Inn.
April 28,, Monday, Board of Education Meeting, 5:30 pm
at H S.
May 1, Thursday, Liberty Historical Society Meeting, 10
am, Admin. Bldg. refreshments at 9:30.
May 8, Thursday, Liberty Business Association
Meeting at Community Room, Liberty Library, 6 pm
May 5, Monday. LSPTA Meeting 6:30 pm LHS
May 6, Tuesday Election Day.
May 11, Saturday, Trumbull Senior Production Company
Annual Show. Seniors dancing, singing and skits.
Evening Show Saturday May 10 at 7 pm and matinee,
Sunday May 11 at 2 pm both at Champion High School.
Rte 45, Champion. Sunday, May 11 is Mother’s Day. It
would make a great opportunity to take your mothers
and fathers to the show and then take them out to dinner
after. Think about it. You will love the show and be
amazed by these seniors.
May 12, Monday, Trustees Meeting 5:30 pm. ADM. Bldg.
May 16 & 17, Liberty Relay For Life, Friday and Saturday,
May 16, 6 pm & 17. Behind Liberty Schools. Activities,
tents, food and fun for all.
May 29, Thursday, LHS Graduation
September 12, Friday, Historical Society Annual Dinner
at St. Mark’s Church, Loganway. Mark your calendars for
this one as it usually was always held on Saturday but the
only date available this year was a Friday.
A THANK YOU.
Dear Friends of the Library,
Many thanks to all those who helped at the spring membership drive! Gloria Lang, Millie Larney, Jodi Stoyak, Rosemary Glod, Erma Hart, Jan Vaughn, and Pat Vlock greeted potential members and served refreshments and Nancy Bowker baked cookies, shopped for and set up refreshments and helped serve refreshments. We sure do have a great team!
And welcome to our new members – Linda Kessler, Sue Newman, Jon Williams, Gloria Schiller, and Marilyn Sniderman. We’re so happy you’ve joined the Friends of the Library and hope you’ll join us for some of our activities.
Happy spring!
Becky Marx, President

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Yada Yada #92

April 2, 2014

YADA YADA #92 4/1/14 EVENTS
Liberty Historical Society Thursday, April 3, 2014
Monthly meeting. 9:30 am Refreshments, 10:00 Meeting. Please bring wrapped candy for the Easter Bunny on Saturday, April 12. .
Liberty Easter Bunny Visit.
April 12, Saturday, Township Easter Egg Hunt at the
Administration Building at 10 am. Bring your camera
and of course the kids.
April 10, Thursday, Liberty Business
Association Meeting at Community Room, Liberty
Library, at 6 pm.
April 14, Monday. LSPTA Meeting call or check web site for
time and details.
April 17, Thursday, Liberty Branch Library Open House,
This is National Library Week
April 17, Thursday, Friends of Liberty Library
Membership Drive at the Library.
From Liz Hill FYI per request

The Citizens for Good roads, Liberty Township held the first organizational meeting on 3/26/2014 with 25 participants. The group listened as Township Trustees Stan Nudell and Jody Stoyak explained how state and federal budget cuts have decimated funding for road repairs. While Township Administrator Pat Ungaro has been successful in grant writing for road repairs, these grants require matching monies and there are no local funds right now to make the match.

The Township has created a list of roads that need re-surfacing in the next several years. There are 60 miles of roads in the township and some of the most critical include, Tibbett�s Wick, (cost $152,273), Keefer ($177,355), Naylor-Lloyd ($136,670) along with many more roads. In addition to re-surfacing, the township must still budget for salt, hot patch and cold patch.

Currently 16 township residents have signed up to work to get the information to residents about the need for this levy. The levy will be on the May ballot and will cost a homeowner with a $100,000 home about 12 cents a day.

The committee is actively seeking additional residents to help with this project. It was clear the only way the roads in Liberty can get re-surfaced is by additional levy funding. Help is needed to make phone calls, distribute flyers and place signage. Those interested in helping should contact the township at 330-759-1315. Information will be out soon on the next meeting date.

Yada Yada #91

March 16, 2014

YADA YADA #91 3/16/14 CALENDAR
March 27, Thursday, Liberty Historical Society Social
Dinner at 4 pm at Antones, Belmont Ave.
March 23, Sunday, Liberty Fire Department Annual
Pancake Breakfast, at WS Guy School from 8 am
to 2 pm. Tickets may be purchased at the door.
Only $5 this year.
March 24, Monday, Board of Education Meeting, 5:30 pm
at H S.
April 4, Thursday, Liberty Historical Society Meeting, 10
am, Admin. Bldg. refreshments at 9:30.
April 10, Thursday, Liberty Business
Association Meeting at Community Room, Liberty
Library, at 6 pm.
April 14, Monday. LSPTA Meeting call or check web site for
time and details.
April 12, Saturday, Township Easter Egg Hunt at the
Administration Building at 10 am. Bring your camera
and of course the kids.
April 17, Thursday, Liberty Branch Library Open House,
This is National Library Week
April 17, Thursday, Friends of Liberty Library
Membership Drive at the Library.
May 11, Saturday, Trumbull Senior Production Company
Annual Show. Seniors dancing, singing and skits.
Evening Show Saturday May 10 at 7 pm and matinee,
Sunday May 11 at 2 pm both at Champion High School.
Rte 45, Champion. Sunday, May 11 is Mother’s Day. It
would make a great opportunity to take your mothers
and fathers to the show and then take them out to dinner
after. Think about it. You will love the show and be
amazed by these seniors.
May 16 & 17, Liberty Relay For Life, Friday and Saturday,
May 16, 6 pm & 17. Churchill Park. Activities, tents, food and fun for all.

September 12, Friday, Historical Society Annual Dinner
at St. Mark’s Church, Loganway. Mark your calendars for
this one as it usually was always held on Saturday but the only date available this year was a Friday.

LIBERTY LOCAL SCHOOLS STUDENTS OF THE MONTH
Freshman: Jala Beasly-Williams
Sophomore: Amy Mikulich
Junior: Hunter Thomas
Senior: Asim Pleas
Leopard Of The Month
Logan Hunkus

Liberty Community meeting

February 21, 2014

Liberty Open Lines
Liberty Open Lines Vol. 2014 #7 2/21/14

ATTENTION–FYI

Liberty School District Board of Education
regular meeting
Monday, Feb. 24, 2014 at 5:30 PM
in the Community Room at LHS
will be a
Joint Meeting with the Fiscal Commission.
BOTH
OPEN ENROLLMENT & POSSIBLE LEVY ON AGENDA

Check web site
http://www.libertytwpnews.org

Yada Yada 10/04/13

October 5, 2013

YADA YADA #73 10/4/13 EVENTS
FLAG POLE DEDICATION LIBERTY TOWNSHIP
Date: October 7, 2013 Time: 1:30 p.m.
Place: Parking at Fortune Garden Parking Lot
Liberty Township Trustees and Trumbull 100 announce a dedication by the American Veterans to our new flag and new signage at Interstate 80 and Belmont Avenue.
This project was totally funded with private donors and businesses.
Please try to attend this very memorable event:
Please join Liberty Township for the Flag Pole dedication on October 7th at I-80 and Belmont Avenue in Liberty Township. Jan Brown, Commander of AMVETS, Post 44 will dedicate the US Flag. We hope to see you at this very exciting event. Don’t hesitate to call if you have any questions
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TRUSTEES MEETING
DATE: October 7, 2013 TIME: 7:00 p.m.
PLACE: Township Administration Building
Liberty Township Board of Trustees are presenting a power point presentation explaining the necessity for the upcoming Road Levy.
Township Residents are encouraged to attend.

Liberty Library Book Sale

October 3, 2013

Dear Friends of Liberty & Liberty residents
Just a reminder that we have two big events this Saturday – our gigantic, blowout bargain basement book sale @ 10-4 in the Community Room – There have been a plethora of plethora’s of donations recently, and there was no place to put all those books! Hiba Ismael and Pat Vlock, our amazing volunteers who are now running the book sale, suggested that we have a big, one-day sale, so we are! We hope you’ll drop in and pick up some books on Saturday – or any other day the library is open, for that matter! We have shelves and shelves of hardback and paperback fiction, poetry and short story anthologies, non-fiction including history, science, technology, health, parenting, relationships, government, cooking and nutrition (lots of cookbooks), reference, religion and philosophy – just about anything you could want. We also have children’s books and magazines for only 10 cents each. We have movies, television series, and instructional videos on VHS and DVD, books on tape and CD, and music on CD. The list goes on and on. So please come, bring a friend, and help us clear our shelves! All proceeds go to help pay for library programming and refreshments and to purchase permanent items for the library.
The library is hosting a Touch a Truck event in the parking lot at 1-3 pm. There will be all kinds of vehicles for the children to explore, and the Friends are serving apple cider and popcorn. We are very fortunate that Rental Corral on Gypsy Lane donated the use of their popcorn popper for this event. This is a great event for kids of all ages, so I hope you’ll tell your friends and family about it and help us have a good turnout.
Happy fall to all of you! Have you noticed that the leaves are starting to turn? It’s such a beautiful time of year.
Becky Marx, president, Friends of Liberty Library.

Please support our library. It is such an important part of our community. This Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013.

Yada Yada 9/25/2013

September 25, 2013

Liberty Historical Society meeting Wedn. Oct. 2, at 10 am. (Different date)
Legacy Dinner honoring Carol Faustino, Oct. 3, 1 pm Boardman
Liberty Block Watch Oct. 5, 12:30 PM at Wendy’s
Liberty Trustees Meeting, Oct. 15, 1 PM
Liberty Schools Fiscal Commission Oct. LHS 11:00 AM
Friends of Liberty Library Meeting TBA.
LBA Glue Meeting, Minuteman Press at 6 PM Oct. 4
LBA Mailing Meeting Oct. 6.
Liberty Business Association regular meeting Nov. 14, 2013, Community Room,
Liberty Library, 6:00 PM
Board of Education meeting Monday, Oct. 21, at 5:30 PM
LHS Monthly Social Dinner TBA
10/5 Library Bookmobile, 1– 3 PM. All for the kids. Including Touch A Truck!
10/19 Fall Harvest Festival, Satr. Oct. 19, 9 AM-2 PM , WS. Guy Middle School, The Commons.
LSPTA Meeting. Oct. 14,
11/5 Election Day for Liberty Trustees, BOE and Levy. See below.
Fall Harvest Festival Satr. Oct. 19 at the Guy School. Sponsored by Liberty Relay For Life: Come join us for a fun family day at the school! Activities include a fire truck demonstration, Halloween costume parade (11:30 am) & trick or treat (12:15-1:15).
SHOP LIBERTY Look for the large signs that will be appearing in the windows of those merchants that will be participating. The Liberty Business Association has been working very hard to bring a Special Holiday Shopping experience to our township.
Shop Local—Shop Liberty!
More events
Thursday, September 26, Liberty Library Community Room. 10 – noon – The Friends of Liberty Library be making WangDoodles in the Community Room at the Library to sell during our Giant Book Sale (see below). If you can string beads and tie knots, you can make a WangDoodle. If you would like great company, to make friends and have a little fun, drop by and help us make some of these.
Monday, September 30, 1-3 pm – the same group will be making bookmarks using paint chips (the kind from paint stores). It’s new design we haven’t made before, and they are very attractive. We want to sell these bookmarks at the Giant Book Sale, too. Drop by and help. You are always welcome.
Saturday, October 5 BIG DAY AT OUR LIBRARY
10 am – 4 pm – The Friends book shelves and cabinets are full, so they are having an all-day book sale. There will be hardback and paperback books, VHS tapes, CDs, DVDs, and periodicals – many more than usual and all at our usual bargain basement prices.
1-3 pm – The library is having a Touch a Truck event to celebrate the Bookmobile’s 75th anniversary. Friends will be serving popcorn and apple cider at this event.
Please tell your friends and family about both events!
Liberty Police Department Report July & August. LPD ever vigilant.
100 persons arrested 2203 Calls for service 126 Citations issued
219 Reports 61 Towed vehicles
Chief Tisone also gave us a number of situations to watch out for

2013 General Elections

September 9, 2013

2013 General Election
In passing years, the Liberty Business Association partnered with the Liberty Schools Parent & Teacher Association to offer to the public during general election years a Candidates Night. This was a success for many years but became less so do to the news and social media that is available now. We did not offer it one year and we were deluged with complaints and many thought this was an offering that was due them. We explained our position at a Trustee’s Meeting and brought it back for our last election. Unfortunately we had a grand total of 11 people show up. There were more candidates than people. It was embarrassing but we were not the only ones. Cortland had only 7 people show up. The LBA and the LSPTA will no longer offer these forums. Today we have extended voting days, longer absentee voting, early voting and by the time we have the forum, many have already voted. The LBA is exploring other venues and would welcome suggestions as to how we can assist our community to participate in our governing process.
2013 Ballot– There are 2 openings for Trustee and 3 people running for those positions. All three are on the ballot. Jason Rubin, Stan Nudell and Greg Cizmar. There are 3 openings for The Liberty Board of Education. None are on the regular ballot. There are 3 “write In” candidates running for the 3 positions. They are Carmen Faustino, Calvin Jones, and Gloria Lang. There is 1 issue on the ballot for Liberty only. A 1.25 mills additional 5 yr levy to commence in 2013 for the Road Dept.
I, hope to be elected and I look forward to serving on the board with both these gentlemen. Please allow me the privilege of commenting on the candidacy of Carmen Faustino. There have been some comments made that he is too young and inexperienced. First, whatever you think, he had the courage and the desire to better his community and he stepped forward when no one else did. Beyond that, for those of you who have forgotten or who never knew, during the first year of my first election to the BOE, I proposed that we add to our board 2 members of the student body, male and female as honorary members as did many schools such as Warren and Youngstown to give us a new and much needed dimension with regard to the feelings and suggestions of the student body. First, no one on the board believed this was being done by others and after an initial laugh, and it was discovered that this was common practice, it was dismissed. I am delighted to have Carmen in the mix and I look forward to a new outlook, a breath of fresh air and the luxury of having youth represented by someone coming on with no baggage or agenda other than his schools and community. If anything, I wish we had more of him.
Please add to you Calendar
Scrap Tire Collection
Drop-Off Information
Saturday 9/28/13 & Sunday 9/29/13 8 am to 4 pm Admin. Bldg.
1315 Churchill-Hubbard Rd. Absolutely no material from commercial business, Liberty Township Residents only! Maximum eight tires per resident. Only tires off the rims will be taken.
Balance Classes Sponsored by the Girard Multigenerational Center tentative starting date Sept 21. Call the Center for details and sign up 330-545-1960
Legacy Honors Luncheon. Oct. 3, 2013. Deadline for ordering your tickets from me is Monday, Sept. 9, 2013.
Next Liberty Historical Society meeting will be on Wedn. Oct. 2, 2013 at the usual time and place. Meeting was moved up one day to allow members to celebrate the nomination of president Carol Faustino to those being honored. The Legacy Luncheon is the same day and time as our usually scheduled monthly meeting. Please note the change on your calendar.
Liberty Presbyterian Church Rummage Sale Friday and Saturday, Sept. 20 and 21. 9 AM to 4 PM. Household, furniture, computer and various. Nearly new items accepted, call church for details.
Trumbull Senior Production Company will be doing 4 shows in the coming months. Details will be shown here. Plan on enjoying these shows.

This time around remember Apollo 3, “Failure is NOT an option”.

SHOP LOCALLY…..SHOP LIBERTY

YADA YADA # 67

September 4, 2013

YADA YADA #67 9/4/13 Calendar
9/5 Liberty Historical Society meeting Sept. 5, at 10 am.
9/6 Friday Sept 6, Leopards Vs Niles Dragons, 7 PM First Home game
9/7 Liberty Block Watch Sept. 7, 12:30 PM at Wendy’s
9/9 Liberty Trustees Meeting 1 PM
9/10 Liberty Schools Fiscal Commission Sept 10, LHS 11:00 AM
9/10 Friends of Liberty Library Meeting Tuesday, Sept 10, 7-8 PM at the Library.
9/12 Flu Shot Clinic, Sept. 12, 11 AM to 2 PM, Township Room, see below
9/12 Liberty Business Association regular meeting Sept. 12, 2013, Community
Room, Liberty Library @ 6:00 PM
9/13 Friday, Sept. 13, “Fall Fashion Show” at the ENCORE SHOP, Logan and Rte 304 6:00
PM. see separate YADA for details.
9/14 Joe the Coupon Guy, Liberty Library, 11 AM. Learn to save money.
9/17 Church Hill UMW Autumn Tea, Tuesday, Sept. 17, 6 PM, See below
9/18 LEGO Club, Liberty Library, 5-7 PM. Drop In and Enjoy.
9/23 Board of Education meeting Monday, Sept. 23, at 5:30 PM
9/26 LHS Monthly Social Dinner Thurs, Sept. 26, at Goodies New Restaurant located at the
old Metroplex.
9/28 Meet the Authors, Motley and Mason at the Liberty Library, 11 AM
10/5 Library Bookmobile, 1– 3 PM. All for the kids. Including Touch A Truck!
10/19 Fall Harvest Festival, Satr. Oct. 19, 9 AM-2 PM , WS. Guy Middle School, The
Commons.
LSPTA Meeting. TBA
11/5 Election Day for Liberty Trustees, BOE and Levy. See next YADA.

Liberty Township/Rite Aid to Host Onsite Flu Shot Clinic
When: Thursday, September 12, 2013, Where: Township Adm. Time: 11:00 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Part B Medicare, Standard Medicaid and most insurance taken. Those without insurance – out of pocket cost $29.99. Any questions, call 330-759-1315 ext 106.
Fall Harvest Festival Satr. Oct. 19 at the Guy School. Sponsored by Liberty Relay For Life: Come join us for a fun family day at the school! Activities include a fire truck demonstration, Halloween costume parade (11:30 am) & trick or treat (12:15-1:15).
Church Hill UMW Autumn Tea, 9/17 at CHUM Church. Featuring Tia Ciferno, Exe. Dir. Bella Women’s Center, Tickets $5, For info call Gretchen at 330-539-6260.

SHOP LIBERTY Details coming soon.

Remember Glora Lang

August 15, 2013

“Write In” candidate for Liberty School Board
Some of you already know what this letter conveys so if there is nothing new, please delete it. For many others this will be new. As you no doubt know by now, we have 3 openings on the Liberty BOE and only one person is running. This is shameful and terrible for our community. We have a district that is in fiscal emergency, a township that the state auditor (right or wrong) says he does not know if we can make it and now a district that no one will even run for office. Who is going to want to move here and open businesses here. Our property values will plummet and when all those thousands of vouchers are made available by the Gov, we will see an even greater exodus. Not to mention, I believe we have no one on the board to speak up for transparency and the students and the taxpayers. I have called everyone I know and no one wants to run. I am running as a write in. I may get battered and lose since I resigned but at least I can look myself in the mirror and say I tried.
I want to set the record straight. As I float this idea of running for the BOE. The response seems to be unanimous. Everyone is in favor of it but all are concerned about my health and if I should I do it. Here is my official answer.
I feel up to it and I still have some fight left in me.
I would rather leave working for my community and what I believe in than extend my time whimpering in some rest home thinking about what I should have tried to do.
I believe in transparency and open meetings where those who attend can speak up with comments and suggestions according to reasonable rules and not require early requests. This is the only true venue for the public to participate in the management and direction of our schools. I am opposed to retire-rehire. It is a short sighted inadequate solution that leaves our young people with no jobs and no futures. In the long run it does not save money. Experience is valuable but so is youth, fresh, new ideas and greater participation by the staff and public in school activities. We have school personnel in administrative positions playing checkers and just moving around the state from one position to another. Our elected officials are doing the same. It is the same O, same O. If you think this is not true, check the records. I am opposed to stipends. Spread that work out and lay off one less person. I am opposed to 6 am meetings unless it is an emergency. These positions will not be popular with many who hold these positions but in all fairness, they and the public should know What I believe and WHY.
Now you know some of what I believe. If you do not agree with me on these items or you will hold my resignation against me then I am not your girl.
UPDATE: Went to BOElections today and I was unfamiliar with the rules for “write In” candidates. I do NOT need a petition. I have officially registered and paid my fee. All that is required now is for people to vote for me as a “write in” candidate. Just touch the write in screen and a key board will appear, type Gloria Lang or Lang and touch record write in. If anyone has any questions, ask the poling person. It is very simple. I am available and will be available to answer any questions that anyone would have about my knowledge of the district or my perspectives. Please pass the word about my candidacy. Every single person that I informed about the possibility of running returned comments immediately with acceptance and such strong, kind words of support. I can’t tell you how much this means to me. Thank you everyone. I will go forward. g