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Liberty Relay For Life

May 14, 2014

COMING FRIDAY AND SATURDAY MAY 16 & 17
LIBERTY RELAY FOR LIFE
Be there. Starts Friday at 6 PM and runs until Saturaday at 6 pm.
Fun, games, prizes, raffles, music, dancing, contests, baskets, fireworks and lotsa
FOOD!
Come honor those who have lost the battle, rejoice with those who have won it and raise funds for Cancer’s defeat and cheer on our 24 hour walkers. This is one of Liberty’s premier events. See you there.

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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.

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

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July 6, 2013

#62 7/5/2013 INFO
#62 7/5/2013 UPDATE
8/1 Liberty Historical Society meeting Aug. 1, at 10 am. Please see note below
7/8 Liberty Trustees Meeting July 8, 6:30 PM. See below.
8/26 Board of Education meeting Monday, Aug. 26, at 5:30 PM
7/25 LHS Monthly Social Dinner Thurs., July 25 SEE BELOW
7/6 Liberty Block Watch July 6, 12:30 PM at Wendy’s
7/11 Liberty Business Association regular meeting July 11, 2013, Community room, Liberty Library @ 6:00 PM
LBA Working Session Will be called As Needed, Liberty Library. Shop Liberty Project
Friends of Liberty Library Meeting TBA at the Library.

Please note this important message. Because the regular meeting date for the Liberty Historical Society for July falls on July 4, there will be no regular meeting in July. The next regular meeting will be Thursday, Aug. 1 at 10 AM at the Township Meeting Room. As noted above, the LHS Monthly Social Dinner Meeting will be held on Thursday, July 25. It will not be at an area restaurant but it will be a Society Party. Held at Churchill Park at 4 PM. Hot dogs, ice, rolls and lemonade will be provided by the group. Please bring a side dish or dessert and drinks. If you find it necessary, you can coordinate what you will bring with Judy by calling 330-539-6326.come hungry and bring your own place settings. Members and guests are welcome. There may be high stakes BINGO with bottle caps. Please no gambling addicts. The next Monthly Social Dinner will be resumed Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013 at Belleria in Hubbard at 4 PM. If you need a ride, call me.
Township Calendar: From the township Web Site
ALL RESIDENTS-PLEASE NOTE. There will be no Celebration in the Park Festivities this year. Please look for a newsletter explaining this decision and the future of the Community Center Project.
The Liberty Health Care Center on Route 304 next to the Admin. bulldog will resume having their Apple Festival at the Health Care Center this year. Time an date TBA. If you would like to participate in this event please call Jamie at 330-759-7858. I am sure they would be delighted to increase their participation.
EFFECTIVE JULY 8, 2013 all township regular business meetings will be held the second Monday of the month at 1:00 p.m.
Reminder, no regular meeting is scheduled for August. September’s meeting is Monday, September 9th.
October’s meeting will be held Tuesday, October 15th at 1:00 p.m. because of Columbus Day.
November’s meeting will be held Tuesday, November 12th at 1:00 p.m. because of Veterans Day.
December’s meeting is Monday, December 9th. June 1, 2013 through September 1, 2013 summer hours for the Administration Building are 7:00 A.M. TO 3:00 P.M. Monday thru Friday.

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June 7, 2013

This is June 6 (was when I wrote this)
Our country seems to be accumulating “days to remember”. June 6 is one of those days. It marks the Invasion of Normandy and Europe. A bloody day for sure. In 2012, the Historical Society honored two of Liberty’s most noted veterans. One was Neil Dell Arco. I spotted Neil coming out of Jimmy’s the other day but that 90 something was just too fast for me and jumped in his wheels and got away. He is as lively as ever and still writing great articles for the Senior News. Check them out. He was one of the hundreds of thousands who fought their way across Europe and he reminded me of this day. Let us remember this day and all the blood and guts it cost our nation. Others paid the price also. Bobby Kennedy died on June 6 because he ran for an office. It was his way of serving. All that we take for granted and enjoy was paid for with a heavy price.

The Liberty Historical Society met Thursday AM and here is some news from that meeting. Limits have been set on contributions made by the society to other organizations due to a diminishing income from fundraising. Jensen Lock will be moving into the old Monroe Muffler place. The 50 ft flag pole for the entrance to I 80 arrived. There was a confirmed rabid cat who on good authority bit a lady in the township. First residents being attacked by hawks and next a dead bear and now the cat. What next? Please be careful of strange pets. Issues are still being resolved for the Ramada Inn and Belmont and Goldie property. A Road Levy is again being placed on the ballot.
Liberty Relay For Life 2013 was held again in Churchill Park on May 17 and 18. The weather was beautiful and I am sure it was a success. I do not have any figures on how much was raised, what the goal was or the trophy winners. If I get this info I will share it with you. RFL is one of the premier events of the township.
Personal Comments: Since we still remain the highest taxed entity in Trumbull County and one of the highest in the state, I would like to know just where our money is going. Yes, I know that financial papers are available at the township and if you go to the Trustee meetings and ask questions, I am sure they will be orally answered but I would like to see a written explanation in layman’s language showing how much and what percentages are going for various department salaries, populations of the departments and how does Liberty look when compared to other townships that are getting by with a lot less money. Is the levy 3 year, 5 year or a forever one. What streets will be considered and what will the schedule be, what type of resurfacing. Even if the money is retained for only roads, will the arbitrator see this as money that would influence negotiations when contract time comes around again. There are many questions that should be answered and starting now there is plenty of time to answer them. These statements are not meant to knock anyone or their management past or present. It is just a request for more justification than the statement that “we need the money”.
Please note that the Liberty School District Board of Education is now one member short since the resignation of Joseph Nohra. They need to appoint someone to fill out his term. I hope someone out there would like to serve in this position. If you are interested, please let them know by writing a letter and requesting consideration as soon as possible. It is posted on the school web site but I have not heard any other noise about it. Certainly I hope there is someone out there willing to serve who would/could do a better job than the failure that my service turned out to be.

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June 6, 2013

6/6 Liberty Historical Society meeting June 6, at 10 am. Please see note below
6/10 Liberty Trustees Meeting June 10, 6:30 PM
6/24 Board of Education meeting Monday, June 24, at 5:30 PM
6/27 LHS Monthly Social Dinner Thurs., June 27 at Fiesta Tapatia, Mexican Restaurant, Belmont Avenue at 4 PM.
7/6 Liberty Block Watch July 6, 12:30 PM at Wendy’s
7/11 Liberty Business Association regular meeting July 11, 2013, Community room, Liberty Library @ 6:00 PM
LBA Working Session Will be called As Needed, Liberty Library. Shop Liberty Project
Friends of Liberty Library Meeting TBA at the Library.

YADA YADA #58

April 8, 2013

YADA YADA #58 34/8/2013 UPDATE
4/10 Liberty Trustees Meeting April 10, 6:30 PM
4/11 LBA Working Session April 11, 6 PM, Liberty Library. Shop Liberty Project
4/18 Observing National Library Week April 14-20, Open House and Membership Drive on April 18.
4/20 LHS Annual Dinner April 20, St. Mark’s Church, Logan Avenue, 5 PM cocktail hour, Dinner at 6 PM.
4/22 Board of Education meeting Monday, April 22. at 5:30 PM
4/25 LHS Monthly Social Dinner Thurs., April 25 at Nonni’s Italian Restaurant, Belmont Avenue at 4 PM.
5/2 Liberty Historical Society meeting May 2, at 10 am.
5/4 Liberty Block Watch May 4, 12:30 PM at Wendy’s
5/9 Liberty Business Association regular meeting May 9, 2013, Place TBA 6:30 PM
5/14 Friends of Liberty Library Meeting 7 PM at the Library.
This & That
Liberty Historical Society Annual Dinner. Is the only fund raiser for this community minded organization which is the most active civic minded organization in the township. Please attend. Tickets are still only $20. A real bargain. Come celebrate, enjoy drinks and dinner and support a great group that itself supports almost every other activity in our community. The group needs your support to continue all the events and activities that it sponsors all year. Cocktails at 5 and dinner at 6. It is at St. Mark’s Church on Logan Way and this church is famous for its good food.

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March 21, 2013

HAPPY & BLESSED EASTER TO ALL
IMPORTANT REMINDERS 2 VERY IMPORTANT EVENTS THIS WEEKEND
The EASTER BUNNY COMES TO LIBERTY
SATURDAY, March 23 at 9 am at the large meeting room at our Township Building. The EASTER BUNNY will be there with lots a presents and every child gets to pick one of their choice. There are egs full of candy and a very entertaining “candy scramble” at the end. Come early with your camera and take some pictures. Our Bunny is very accommodating and great with the kids. It is warm and dry and not only the kids love it but the parents and anyone that comes enjoys it to the same degree. Who doesn’t love to watch all these little “darlings”. Come, bring the kids and make some new memories and bring back some old ones of your Easter Days. The action starts at 9 am and will continue until all of the children get presents and all the candy is gone.

THE FIREMEN’S ANNUAL PANCAKE BREAKFAST will have its Annual Pancake Breakfast, Sunday, March 24th from 8 to 2 pm at Guy Middle School. Please consider attending the breakfast. This is the only fundraiser that the Firemen have. This affair is an annual rite of passage to Spring . The Historical Society will have tables showing the history of our township. These displays are very good. Worth your time to check them out. The LBA and Friends of the Liberty Library will also be represented. Of course all tables will be attended by your friends and neighbors who are proud of Liberty and always working to make it better. I hope to see you all there at both events.
***From time to time I put PR Announcements in my YADA to inform my friends of events or actions that are beneficial to all of us. That is what YADA should be about. To inform us and possibly enrich our lives in some small way. When I do, please note these items and if possible perhaps you can help. If not at least you are aware that there are people who care among us and that alone should make our day a better one.
Centers For Hearing Care is a Liberty professional office and I proudly say an active member of the Liberty Business Association participating in many community events. Once again they are doing their part to make our community better. Please note:
Centers for Hearing Care is a drop off site for 2nd Harvest Food Bank again this year. Once again we will display your business card on our wall on a bag that states “I fed a hungry child today”. Please help us help our neighbors. One out of five children in our area lives at poverty level or below. It is so easy to help. Please be generous, the food bank can turn every dollar they receive into $15.00 worth of food. If you can help this worthy cause, stop in at their offices in the Plaza behind McDonald’s.
The next Friends of the Library meeting will be on Tuesday, May 14, at the Library at 7 pm.
HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND EVERYONE.