Archive for January, 2010

>JP Wants you to read this follow-up on the Tiller murder trial

>Story here.

Update: Scott Roeder was convicted of first degree murder with less than an hour of jury deliberation. In the end, the judge did not allow the manslaughter instruction.


>English setter puppies for sale

>These pups are listed for sale on Free Classified page. (The photo was too cute to pass up for the front page.)

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>Netzley nominated for OLCA award

>Fitzwater Tree & Lawn Care a member of the Ohio Lawn Care Association is a long standing member of the organization. Recently OLCA announced a New Applicator of the Year Award. Fitzwater Tree & Lawn Care submitted a nomination for Matthew Netzley.

Matthew Netzley has been employed with Fitzwater Tree & Lawn Care since 1997 and has 12 years experience in Lawn Management that includes, mowing fertilizing and pest control. Matt has a crew of 6 that he supervises and a customer list of business, commercial and residential customers of over 150. Matthew has held his Commercial Applicator license for 6 years. Matthew is certified and trained in categories 8 and core.

The Ohio Lawn Care Association (OLCA), in partnership with Dow Agro Sciences, recently announced the creation of the new Ohio Lawn Care Applicator of the Year Award. This award will convey and illustrate the mission statement of OLCA: “Improving the environment through better lawn care”

OLCA represents nearly 500 professional lawn care companies throughout Ohio, and its mission is demonstrated every day by its members. “We feel it is our obligation and in the true spirit of the organization’s mission to establish and sponsor a prestigious award such as this”, informed Public Relations Committee Chairman Robert Palmer, Weed Pro Ltd. “It is the skill and knowledge of the applicators that make this industry thrive, and this award gives OLCA a chance to highlight the accomplishments of our members”.

Matthew utilizes the Problem Solving process consisting of a sequence that fits together depending on the type of problem there is to be solved. He begins by defining the problem, working with his supervisor to analyze the problem, generates possible solutions, selects the best solution and plans and executes the next course of action. Matthew works with t he company and the customer to find the best solution to any issues that come up. This is why when a customer selects Fitzwater Tree & Lawn Care, we send Matthew on site for the work because of his commitment and dedication to our customers.

On December 8 at the OLCA Annual Meeting that was held during the Ohio Turf grass Conference and Show in Columbus, Matthew was chosen as a top three finalist for the Ohio Lawn Care Applicator of the Year award sponsered by Dow Agro Sciences.

The Ohio Lawn Care Association is committed to promoting and protecting the lawn care industry in Ohio.

(Netzley third from the left)


>A great man, Greenville’s John Fourman passed away January 25, 2010


John S. Fourman passed away on Jan. 25, 2010, at his residence at the Brethren Retirement Community.
He was born on May 29, 1919, in Arcanum, Ohio, to Phares and Fannie (Christian) Fourman.
He married Mary L. Lawrence on Nov. 7, 1941; and is survived by Mary, a resident of the Brethren Retirement Community; sons, Dr. Michael Fourman of Greenville, Kenton Fourman of Brentwood, Tenn., and Jeffrey Fourman of Oak Park, Ill.; grandchildren, Dr. Matthew Fourman, David Fourman, Aaron Fourman, Christopher Fourman, Eric Fourman, Mark Fourman, Grace Fourman, Marie Fourman and Sam Fourman; and great-grandchildren, Hallie Fourman, Kate Fourman, Maddie Fourman and Ella Fourman.

A memorial celebration of John’s life will be held at the Greenville Church of the Brethren on Central Avenue on Saturday.

Family will receive friends from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. followed by the memorial service at 2:30 p.m. John gifted his body to the Wright State University School of Medicine. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Resident Aid Fund at the Brethren Retirement Community.

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>School Bond Endorsed (Ron Bonfiglio)

>“I have been a part Greenville Schools for many years in different roles. I have been a parent, grandparent, and Board of Education member. As a parent and grandparent, I always wanted to make sure I knew what was going on in the schools. As a Board member, I felt it was my duty to let the public know what school business was taking place. Receiving and understanding information is important especially when decisions involving children are involved.

As a member of the Bond Issue Committee, I feel like we have done everything possible to make sure the citizens of this school district have received all the information necessary to make an educated decision on February 2nd. School Treasurer, Carla Surber, has worked with County Auditor, Carol Ginn, to make sure all of the tax calculations in the information that has been handed out is correct. I have checked it also. The combined tax millage of 2.9 mills for the middle school building and the required maintenance millage of .5 mills will cost the owner of a $100,000 home $118 at the most. For me as a senior citizen, with the Homestead Exemption figured in it will be even less.

I fully support the Bond Issue because I support our children, our schools, and our community.”

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>Greenville School Bond – Now Is The Time Informational Site

>Now is the Time informational site was created to supply information regarding the upcoming bond issue for the construction of a new middle school. If you have questions about this bond issue, please e-mail us at or call us at 937-548-3185.

Please visit the blog – it has the answers to many of your questions:

Answers to your questions will be posted as quickly as possible.

Why a new Building?

The State of Ohio has recognized that the district had immediate facility problems due to the collapse of the Junior High School in 2008 and the deterioration of South Middle School. Legislation passed allowing Greenville City Schools to participate in the Exceptional Needs Program. This program provides State dollars for building upon the passage of the local bond issue.

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>School Bond – Informal Q & A with Susie & Carla

>Do you have questions about the proposed
Greenville School Bond?

Get the Facts

Informal Question & Answer Time
with Carla Surber and Susie Riegle

Broadway Joe’s

Saturday, January 30

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