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re: School  Michael  5:45 pm tuesday july 9, 2002
If you need more information about Teays Valley Schools you can
click on the "Education" button on Ashville, Ohio Online home
page.
re: School  Rebecca  3:48 pm tuesday july 9, 2002
thanx for the tip

re: School  Michael  3:45 pm tuesday july 9, 2002
Try might try calling the Teays Valley Local School
District Office at 385 Circleville Avenue
Ashville, Ohio 43103
(740)983-4111 or (614)492-9581
Fax (740)983-4158
Hours 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM
Best wishes
School  Rebecca  3:35 pm tuesday july 9, 2002
Hi I'm new to the community and was wondering when school
starts. If you could please e-mail me at the above address I
would really appreciate it.
 re: 4th of July Parade on Cable??  Michael  11:02 pm friday july 5, 2002
We caught the end of the parade this afternoon on channel 6 with
Time Warner.  The parade will be shown again on the 7th of July
at 11:00am, 3:00pm, 7:00pm.  I think it is CGTV5 - Phone No: 477-
3235 - Good chance to video tape it!
4th of July Parade on Cable??  Marinda  7:54 pm friday july 5, 2002
I was told by a lady at the 4th of July parade that Nelson Embrey
was taping it and it would be shown on cable this weekend.  Does
anyone know when and what channel?  Thanks.
4th of July Parade on Cable??  Marinda  7:54 pm friday july 5, 2002
I was told by a lady at the 4th of July parade that Nelson Embrey
was taping it and it would be shown on cable this weekend.  Does
anyone know when and what channel?  Thanks.
Philly Inquirer  Brownie  0:43 am friday july 5, 2002
I just want to say that EVERYONE who reads this should also read
what the Philadelphia Inquirer had to say about OUR little town
of ASHVILLE!! I have to say this is the first time I have ever
heard of a newspaper from another state say something nice about
a small town in OHIO!! After spending over 16 years in
California, it seems one hears nothing good about kids nowadays!
It was nice to hear Ashville has not changed!! I'm looking
forward to a short visit the end of August when I come back to
my son Rich's wedding in Columbus. I hope to spend at least one
day in Ashville saying Hi to old friends and relatives.

Hope to see you then!!
Jim Brown, (you know, the one with fingers missing from both
hands!)
Train stopped last week  Spencer  10:40 pm monday july 1, 2002
I want to know if anyone knows why the train was stopped in
Ashville last Sat. night?  I heard that one of the engines was
on fire, and that they had to bring an engine from Columbus to
help move the train.

I saw the officers flagging the train down, and I thought they
did a great job in getting his attention and the engineer for
getting it stopped so quickly.  I thought it was something ahead
on the tracks.

What I am curious is, what if this was one of those trains that
they plan on bringing with the nuclear waste.  I don't think
anyone would want this sitting in town a couple of hours, let
alone going through.
Family Next Door  Carl Bush  12:47 pm saturday june 29, 2002
There should be a law against people who think they can set up a
car sales lot by taking up all the parking area on the street.
My daughter lives on Ashton Dr. but can't even park infront of
her own house because the family next door is selling alot of
cars. I can't believe they can recieve mail ! We have tried to
talk some since to them with no luck. Even the law said nothing
can be done. If anyone reads this and there is alaw to help us
let me know. Maybe we need to vote in a new law to battle these
types. Does any one know the Mayor!!! Tough time in Ashto
Woods !!!!
Ashville definitely looking patriotic!  Goober  9:09 pm tuesday june 25, 2002
If you haven't had a chance yet get out and drive around town...
It's a treat to see all the patriotic decorations!  You can feel
the excitement building in the air now with the carnival rides
and booths getting set up at the park, the decorations
everywhere....  GOOD TIMES A COMIN!.......The Parade, music,
rides, contests, eatin', partying, fireworks and more.. "I JUST
WANNA CELEBRATE!"
 re: Nuclear Waste to pass thru Ashville  MAYOR WISE  7:46 am wednesday june 19, 2002
I FIRST HEARD OF THIS THROUGH THIS WEBSITE. WHAT I'VE BEEN ABLE
TO FIND OUT SO FAR IS THESE ARE JUST POSSIBLE ROUTES.

TO COME THROUGH ASHVILLE, THESE SHIPMENTS WILL ALSO HAVE TO GO
TROUGH THE HEART OF COLUMBUS AND I DON'T SEE THAT HAPPENING.

AS I FIND OUT MORE INFORMATION I'LL KEEP YOU POSTED.
re: Nuclear Waste to pass thru Ashville  Michael  10:09 pm monday june 17, 2002
Nuclear waste coming through our village is definitely a bad
thought.  
At night as I settle into bed with the window open it is soothing
to hear the train whistle blowing in the distance and the rythmic
sound of the wheels traveling over the rails can put me to sleep.
Now, as I hear the train, I wonder if this once peaceful sound
will fill me with fear...fear of the potential of a train wreck
and nuclear waste erasing Ashville and its inhabitants off the
face of the planet.  It might sound a bit drastic but an accident
can occur (and I don't give a !@#% how remote of a chance it is)
THE POTENTIAL AND CHANCE IS STILL THERE AND WILL BE THERE EACH
AND EVERY TIME THAT TRAIN COMES THROUGH ASHVILLE!
Why in God's name would we want our children to have to deal with
this type of waste and danger that could kill thousands and
spread nuclear death that wouldn't disappear for thousands of
years?  WE, our little village, where some of us have spent our
whole lives, could become THAT nuclear waste.  Everything
contaminated would somehow have to be eliminated with the rest of
the waste.
Why haven't we heard this before?  How could I be so ignorant as
to not realize this was happening?  This was kept quite
intentionally.  You'd think that representatives from the
electric companies that use nuclear power generators and create
the deadly waste would have made an effort to inform each
village, town or city it went through at town meetings etc...
I believe I know why...it never would have made it this far...
We need some competent attorneys to find out if there's anything
that we can do as a village...we need a town meeting and it would
be best if it was soon...even if it would only inform us of
what's happening and when.  
I'd rather live by candle than deal with nuclear power and the
potential destruction it holds in store.  I wonder if the Amish
would take me in...  
re: Nuclear Waste to pass thru Ashville  Spencer  7:23 pm monday june 17, 2002
Does anyone know what the town council have to say about this?  
We should have a posting from them to know how they feel about
this and any plans that they propose.  Do not linger, people need
to know where you stand and what your plans are.
Nuclear Waste to pass thru Ashville  Jim  6:45 am sunday june 16, 2002
Is everyone aware that the Federal Government is proposing to
allow the shipment of nuclear waste via rail road through Ohio
and it WILL pass through Ashville?  How many people remember the
train derailment in Ashville some 30+ years ago?  
Go to this site for more info:  www.mapscience.org. From this
site you can email your state reps.
See also the article in the June 16th Columbus Dispatch page B1.
re: Jazzercise  Victor Rizzardi  7:54 pm saturday june 15, 2002
It is held at the South Bloomfield Community Center Monday and
Wednesday at 6:30 PM. For more information contact:

Andrea Calder
(740) 420-3269
calder4@bright.net

For dates, times and locations of Jazzercise anywhere in the US
got to www.jazzercise.com and click on class locator.

I hope you are still interested.
Jazzercise  Becky  3:14 pm tuesday may 28, 2002
I recently saw a message in the Advertiser regarding a
Jazzercise class that was starting up in South Bloomfield on
Monday and Wednesday nights.  Does anyone know anything about
that?  I'd love to participate!!
re: Village or town  Barbara Gilbert  6:54 am tuesday may 28, 2002
Nicole:

The Village of Ashville is still concerned a village.  Population
is 3,174.  To become a city the population has to be 5,000.  
Should you have any further questions please do not hesitate to
contact us.

Barbara J. Gilbert
Administrative Assistant to the Mayor
Village or town  Nicole  11:17 pm sunday may 26, 2002
I'm curious about what Ashville is. Is it still a village or
does it have enough people to be considered a town or city?
Also, where does the classification of towns come from? Thanks
 Congratulations Sweetheart!  Mom --&-- Dad  7:58 am sunday may 26, 2002

 
 
   
             

Congratulations!!!

   
   
             

Hope        Elizabeth Moore

   
 
 

 

 
 
   
             

             

Graduating        Class of 2002

       

Teays        Valley High School

             

   
   
                   

YOU GO GIRL!!!

wisdom  Goober  9:53 pm friday may 24, 2002
SOME THINGS YOU KEEP

Some things you keep. Like good teeth. Warm coats. Bald
husbands. They're good for you, reliable and practical and so
sublime that to throw them away would make the garbage man a
thief.

So you hang on, because something old is sometimes better than
something new, and what you know is often better than a
stranger.

These are my thoughts, they make me sound old, old and tame, and
dull at a time when everybody else is risky and racy and
flashing all that's new and improved in their lives.

New careers, new thighs, new lips, new cars. The world is dizzy
with trade-ins. I could keep track, but I don't think I want to.
I grew up in the fifties with practical parents -- a mother, God
bless her, who washed aluminum foil after she cooked in it, then
reused it -- and still does.

A father who was happier getting old shoes fixed than buying new
ones. They weren't poor, my parents, they were just satisfied.
Their marriage was good, their dreams focused. Their best
friends lived barely a wave away. I can see them now, Dad in
trousers and tee shirt and Mom in a house dress, lawnmower in
one's hand, dishtowel in the other's. It was a time for fixing
things -- a curtain rod, the kitchen radio, screen door, the
oven door, the hem in a dress.

Things you keep. It was a way of life, and sometimes it made me
crazy. All that re-fixing, reheating, renewing, I wanted just
once to be wasteful. Waste meant affluence. Throwing things away
meant there'd always be more.

But then my father died, and on that clear autumn night, in the
chill of the hospital room, I was struck with the pain of
learning that sometimes there isn't any 'more.'

Sometimes what you care about most gets all used up and goes
away, never to return. So, while you have it, it's best to love
it and care for it and fix it when it's broken and heal it when
it's sick. That's true for marriage and old cars and children
with bad report cards and dogs with bad hips and aging parents.

You keep them because they're worth it, because you're worth it.
Some things you keep. Like a best friend that moved away or a
classmate you grew up with, there's just some things that make
life important....people you know are special....and you KEEP
them close!
 re: Millport Village Wide Yard Sale  Goober  9:52 pm friday may 24, 2002
It was last weekend and raining as usual
Millport Village Wide Yard Sale  Michael  9:35 pm wednesday may 22, 2002
Anyone know when the Millport / South Bloomfield Village Wide
Yard /garage sale is?  Already passed?
re: unfair sports  CHERI  10:55 pm tuesday june 4, 2002
WELCOME to Ashville sports. This town has always been how should
i say unfair about it's sports.It's all on who you know and what
your last name is.I have lived in this town 17 years and it
hasent' changed yet. The fund raisers weren't to build the new
schools thats what the tax levys we passed were for. The fund
raisers were for the new "stadium" the high school just had to
have.This town has always been imature and childish when it comes
to sports.Go to the park and listen to the adults yell at those
little kids sometime,it;s enough to make you want to stand up and
scream it's a game it's suppose to be fun.All these ignorant
adults try to relive their childhood thru their kids,it's
sickening.I hope someday people involved in sports in this town
will mature.
unfair sports  concerned citizen  5:31 pm tuesday may 21, 2002
I have been living in Ashville for seven months now and i love
it here...until i found out something that was wrong and
unfair.. my friend enrolled her son into teays valley youth
soccer this past year and she paid 35 dollars regestration
fee...this included a t- shirt and socks...her son is in
Kindergarten and at the end of their season which was
flawless..they didnt get trophies..now from what i understand
the money used in fund raisers and things went towards building
the new schools in ashville..what does that have to do with
sports at the kindergarten level? Trophies cost anywhere from
three to five dollars...schools cost anywhere from 3 to five
million dollars..give or take a few hundred thousand...why cant
the youth program get these kids something for showing effort
and dedication to something they love..those kids were heart
broken...What can be done about this and why cant these kids
receive recognition for a job well done?
Vacant Station St. Property - Big Thank  Melissa  12:21 pm friday may 17, 2002
I would just like to thank whoever is responsible for hiring
someone to cut the grass at this property.  It means so very
much.  They are doing a nice job.  Now if only those huge ugly
pine trees were trimmed from about half way up and all the way  
to the ground where we could actually have a view of the park
and see our kids walking to school on the nice track that would
be awesome!!!!  Not only would that eliminate the rodents
living under there, but would make it easier for those
individuals who are having to cut the grass around them.  
Again, thank you for caring.  
Pee-Wee Sports in Ashville  LaRae  9:04 am friday may 17, 2002
I'm interested in getting my Son into the little league sports
here in Ashville.  He is currently involved in sports in the
Columbus area and I would like for him to play around home.  

Anyone have any information as to contacts, dates,
etc. .....................

Thanks!!
 re: Village Yard Sale  Michael  9:12 pm wednesday may 22, 2002
Rose Jamison's (link on home page) last news column has just
answered your question:

EVENTS

Sue Toole of the Ashville Business Association invites everyone
to participate in the village-wide yard sale, June 8, at 9 a.m.
to ?  
 re: Village Yard Sale  CHUCK WISE  9:35 pm thursday may 16, 2002
HI

THIS IS HANDLED BY ONE OF THE CIVIC GROUPS I'LL POST HERE WHEN I
GET A DATE.

CHUCK
Village Yard Sale  Lisa  7:43 am thursday may 16, 2002
Does anyone know the date for this year's village yard sale?

re: Gymnastics  CHUCK WISE  9:40 pm thursday may 16, 2002
EMAIL ME WITH A PHONE NUMBER OR CALL ME AT 740-983-4831 AND WILL
SEE IF I CAN HOOK YOU UP WITH THE RIGHT PEOPLE.

WELCOME TO THE COMMUNITY.

CHUCK

Gymnastics  John  6:32 am tuesday may 7, 2002
Hello,
Our family is new to Ashville. My wife is self employed and runs
a mobile gymnastics program. She is certified and highly
trained. She teaches pre-school and on up. She also teaches
tumbling for cheerleading. She mostly teaches at after school
programs and daycares as well as private lessons at our home. If
anyone knows of any schools, daycares or other recreation
programs that would be interested please reply. She will be
arriving at the end of the week and is anxious to start working
with the children in the area.
East Parking lot at Teays Valley High Sc  Michael  8:37 pm monday may 6, 2002
I'm very happy to announce that Jim Buxbaum who takes care of Teays Valley High School has emailed me some great news!  I copied his email - it is below: >> On Mon, 29 Apr 2002 07:27:50 >>  Jim Buxbaum wrote: >> >Mr. Moore: >> > >> >I am currently obtaining quotes to have the parking lot on the East side >> >of the high school sealed, striped for parking and band practice and >> >designated handicap parking. This project will be completed this Summer >> >during school break. >> > Thank you Jim for letting us know and I look forward to parking there when it's complete!  Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!
re: Teays Valley East Parking Lot Chaos  Michael  8:35 pm monday may 6, 2002
I'm very happy to announce that Jim Buxbaum has emailed me some great news!  I copied his email - it is below: >> On Mon, 29 Apr 2002 07:27:50 >>  Jim Buxbaum wrote: >> >Mr. Moore: >> > >> >I am currently obtaining quotes to have the parking lot on the East side >> >of the high school sealed, striped for parking and band practice and >> >designated handicap parking. This project will be completed this Summer >> >during school break. >> > Thank you Jim for letting us know and I look forward to parking there when it's complete!  Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!
Teays Valley East Parking Lot Chaos cont  Michael  8:27 am friday april 19, 2002
Well....They've set aside two spots for handicap parking in the
east parking lot.  This is an improvement but it is still too
little of an effort.  There are no signs, just paint on the
blacktop which is hard to see at night.  And, of course, there
is still the chaotic, hap-hazard, "park as you like" going on
which left it necessary for anyone needing to use the handicap
parking to parallel park!  One spot was used and if anyone
wanted to use the other spot right beside it they would have
blocked another car in.  So, essentially "that night" there was
only one parking spot....how long will this continue...Mr. Jeff
Sheets...can you help us with some positive information?
re: Eugene Wheeler - LINK  Trish  11:41 pm thursday april 18, 2002
Here's the link for the American Freedom News Radio site:

http://www.americanewsnet.com/radio.htm
Eugene Wheeler - Vietnam M.I.A. from Ash  Trish  11:31 pm thursday april 18, 2002
I got this message from a lady yesterday and thought I'd pass
the information along.  This will be interesting to check out:

*****

I'm wearing a bracelet for Eugene Wheeler. Thanks for adopting
him. Are you familiar with the American Freedom Network Radio
program that can be downloaded free. If so they will be
honoring him this Sunday (April 21) sometime between 5:00 and
8:00.

*****

Trish
Disaster Planning  Michael  11:13 am friday april 12, 2002
For the Village of Ashville....

I received this email from the village and they said it would be
OK to post it here on the message board...

"Mayor Wise has noticed concern about the disaster plan.  Please
be advised that the plan is currently being reviewed and
updated, but a current copy of the disaster plan can be found in
the Ashville and South Bloomfield Libraries.  Kevin Dresbach is
the Pickaway County Disaster Coordinator, and will be available
to discuss the plan with the public in the near future.  Will
keep you informed."

sidewalks and misc. concrete work  Dane Morgan  8:02 pm thursday april 11, 2002
i have drove through the city and seen there is alot of
curbs,sidewalks,driveways and other misc. concrete work needed.
i am the owner of DC Morgan concrete construction. We have done
numerous amounts of driveways, sidewalks and churches in
chillicothe. I would like to expand my concrete work to the
ashville area. I have reasonable pricing for every need. I do
tearouts as well as any other concrete need.I also give totally
free estimates.So give me a call today if u would like your
work done or e-mail me. You can reach me at 740-332-0604 or on
my cell phone at 614-975-2375.
re: Kindergarten Registration  Gayle  12:14 pm friday april 12, 2002
Thanks for the thoughts.  This seems to be a common thought among
people and I agree that waiting may be better.  My only argument
that if a parent feels strongly about starting earlier that they
should not be held to such a strong standard such as genius.  
This definatley seems like a form of discrimination and making a
goal unreachable.
 Disaster Planning  Michael  11:13 am friday april 12, 2002
For the Village of Ashville....

I received this email from the village and they said it would be
OK to post it here on the message board...

"Mayor Wise has noticed concern about the disaster plan.  Please
be advised that the plan is currently being reviewed and
updated, but a current copy of the disaster plan can be found in
the Ashville and South Bloomfield Libraries.  Kevin Dresbach is
the Pickaway County Disaster Coordinator, and will be available
to discuss the plan with the public in the near future.  Will
keep you informed."

re: Kindergarten Registration  Kim  7:00 pm tuesday april 9, 2002
I have two childen whose birthdays are in September.  The first
one (a girl) didn't have a choice, because when she was to start
kindergarten, we lived in Texas and the requirement was for
children to have turned 6 by September 1.  Even though her
birthday is September 2, they wouldn't give in a let her start.  
She is now a Senior in high school and I've never regretted her
having to wait a year.  Instead of struggling through school, she
has always gotten good grades and is going to be attending Mount
Carmel College of Nursing in the fall.  My other child's (a boy)
birthday is also in September (the 9th).  By the time he was to
start kindergarten, we had returned to Ohio and he could have
started a year earlier.  I decided to wait the extra year and I'm
very glad that I did.  He is now is freshman in high school and
is also doing well.  What's one more year?  I guarantee you that
when your child is 18, 19 or 20 years old, no one is going to
know or care what age he/she started kindergarten.  There has to
be a cut off somewhere and rules can't be broken for everyone.  
 re: Kindergarten Registration  Marilyn Long  1:37 pm monday april 8, 2002
From one mom to another:  I had a child born in September and was
always the youngest in the class.  The attention span wasn't as
long as it should have been.  Maybe your child is an exceptiong,
but my advice is to keep the child home an extra year and cherish
every moment.  Too soon they will leave your home as it is.
Kindergarten Registration  Gayle  12:49 pm friday april 5, 2002
Looking for feedback from parents....
Teays Valley requires that if a child's birthday is not by
September of that school year that they pass an IQ test to enter.

They need to score 140 or higher.  135 is genius for this age.  
The child's birthday is in November.

A child's birthday in September does not have to pass any test,
yet 2 months later they must be a genius.  The school board
explains it that they don't feel a child should start early,
even if it is only a few weeks and they use this testing as
a "deterent" to keep parents from doing this.  

Does anyone else feel that this is unfair for someone else to
make this decision.  Should not the child only have to be equal
in "smarts" and not a genius.  If they are a genius, would they
really be placed in kindergarten?
Fire hydrants  Susan  12:48 pm friday april 5, 2002
I've noticed that the fire hydrant on the corner of School and
Plum Streets has been "Out of Service" for over a year.  Are
there plans to repair this hydrant? Thanks.
re: things to do for the kids!  Marilyn Long  1:30 pm monday april 8, 2002
I agree with you!  I wish the pool was fixed myself.  It would be
nice to have swimming lessons there for kids like there used to
be.  Probably one reason it's not been fixed is that too many
people have their own private pools.    

We don't need any more bars in this town.  There's too many now.

I can't help wondering though what would happen if some of the
kids in this town had some chores to do before their play time.
things to do for the kids!  Christina  6:07 pm monday april 1, 2002
i think we should have more things  to do for the kids, instead
of another bar. another bar mean more drunks. as i grew up ,
there was a city pool. it was a hang out.  we had the pool, but
still was not that much to do. i know there are sport, like
soccer,teeball, and baseball, and a park. but they need more
things for kids to do then that i know it cost  a lot of money,
but the pool should be fixed, for  the kids to swim. the nearest
pool for the kids, is the one in Circleville.
i know it will cost a lot for all that, but  if kids have things
to do, to keep them active like sports, and other things, it
will ieep them off drugs, and out of trouble.
the city is really growing fast. our first agenda, should be the
kids.
 The creation of Ohio!  Jim Brown  4:11 am saturday march 30, 2002
The creation of Ohio

Once upon a time in the Kingdom of Heaven, God was missing for
six days. Eventually, Michael the archangel found him, resting
on the seventh day. He inquired of God, "Where have you been?"

God sighed a deep sigh of satisfaction and proudly pointed
downwards through the clouds, "Look Michael, look what I've
made."

Archangel Michael looked puzzled and said, "What is it?"

"It's a planet," replied God, "and I've put Life on it. I'm
going to call it Earth and it's going to be a great place of
balance."

"Balance?", inquired Michael, still confused.

God explained, pointing to different parts of earth, "For
example, northern Europe will be a place of great opportunity
and wealth while southern Europe is going to be poor; the Middle
East over there will be a hot spot. Over there I've placed a
continent of white people and over there is a continent of black
people,"

God continued, pointing to different countries. "This one will
be extremely hot and arid while this one will be very cold and
covered in ice."

The Archangel, impressed by God's work, then pointed to a large
land mass and said, "What's that one?"

"Ah," said God. "That's OHIO, the most glorious place on earth.
There are beautiful lakes, rivers, sunsets and rolling hills.
The people from OHIO are going to be modest, intelligent and
humorous and they are going to be found traveling the world.
They will be extremely sociable, hard working and high
achieving, and they will be known throughout the world as
diplomats and carriers of peace."

Michael gasped in wonder and admiration but then
proclaimed,"What about balance, God?" "You said there would be
balance!"

God replied wisely, "Wait until you see the idiots I'm putting
around them in Michigan, Indiana, Kentucky, West Virginia and
Pennsylvania.
Ashville-Harrison High School Class of 1  rose  10:00 pm friday march 29, 2002
Belva Lou Eccard (Charles) Morrison, class of 1952, has arranged
for a noon meal to be served at the Zion UMC in Ashville on
Saturday, June 1, 2002.  All class members, whether graduates or
not, are invited to attend. There will be time for eating and
visiting prior to attending the Alumni Banquet later that day at
the Ashville-Harrison Elementary School(formerly the high
school.)   Call Belva Lou at 740-983-2052 if you plan to attend.
No reservation required; however, it would help if you would
RSVP.

If you are not a graduate, and wish to attend the Alumni
Banquet, let Belva Lou know and she will send you a reservation
form.
re: Disaster Plan  Michael  11:06 am friday april 12, 2002
Hey Spencer...

I received this email from the village and they said it would be
OK to post it here on the message board...

"Mayor Wise has noticed concern about the disaster plan.  Please
be advised that the plan is currently being reviewed and updated,
but a current copy of the disaster plan can be found in the
Ashville and South Bloomfield Libraries.  Kevin Dresbach is the
Pickaway County Disaster Coordinator, and will be available to
discuss the plan with the public in the near future.  Will keep
you informed."
 re: Disaster Plan  Spencer  5:33 pm thursday march 28, 2002
Can this plan be put on the net for us to download or how about
copies available at the library?
re: Disaster Plan  CHUCK WISE  11:42 am tuesday march 26, 2002
YES THE VILLAGE DOES HAVE A DISASTER PLAN. THIS IS ADMINISTERED
THROUGH PICKAWAY COUNTY DESASTER SERVICES. THERE IS A CURRENT
COPY OF THE PLAN AVAILABLE AT THE MUNICIPAL BUILDING FOR REVIEW
IF ANYONE IS INTERESTED.

CHUCK
Disaster Plan  Michael  9:26 am sunday march 24, 2002
Does anyone know if Ashville has a disaster plan drawn out and
in effect?
If (Lord forbid) a tornado or something else catastrophic would
happen here in Ashville where would people go for help?  Is
there an assigned place where we would know to go for help - a
plan, a place and people assigned to organize and coordinate
efforts to help those in need?

Looking For A House For Rent!  Rick  4:42 pm thursday march 21, 2002
I am looking for a 3 Bedroom house for Rent in the Teays Valley
School District.          
   
                                      Thanks, Rick
re: New to the area  Gayle  12:35 pm friday april 5, 2002
Welcome to Ashville, Becky.  I believe that trash cans are
provided at a fee through RUMPKE, the trash collector.  As far as
notifying the Post Office I don't think its required, but
definately cannot hurt.

Advice....get involved in community activities, attend public
meetings and give any suggestions to keep Ashville a wonderful
place to live.
re: LOST DOG  Goober  6:58 pm tuesday april 2, 2002
Does he eat people?  If not does he know his name if we called
him by it
 LOST DOG  Kim Henson  5:03 pm thursday november 15, 2001
Rotweiller/Shepard/Wolf Mix- Duvall Road Area.
Call 983-6600
We're famous!  Michael  9:49 pm wednesday november 7, 2001
First of all I'd like to congratulate you Charlie D. Morrison
for winning the election to the School Board...I know you'll
take good care of us.  
Secondly, I'd like to thank you for sharing the link you found
at Cincinnati.com - Ashville is famous again and this time it's
out in Cyberspace!  You, your father Charlie and all of the
other gifted elders at the museum continue to do us proud.
Here is the link everyone, check it out:

http://cincinnati.com/travel/stories/110401_ashville.html

Copy it and paste it in the address block and then go there.
SEARCHING FOR B MOM male born 11/28/73 C  barbara  12:20 pm monday november 5, 2001
I  I am helping a friend search forhis birth mom.  he is the
reresult of a bi-racial relationship, his birth mom is white and
shshe was 19 at time of his birth on 11/28/73/  she may have
wewent to Teay's valley or circleville school's.
please respond to
barbra at ......babbs455@aol.com
re: Teays Valley Money  CHUCK WISE  11:35 pm tuesday november 6, 2001
GOOBER,

WHEN READING THE PREVIOUS MESSAGE I WAS THINKING HOW COULD I
ANSWER IT. YOUR LETTER MADE ME THINK.

THE FRIDAY AFTER SEPT. 11, NOBODY ANOUNCED IT BUT I LOOKED ACROSS
THE FIELD AND SEEN FORMER BITTER RIVAL CIRCLEVILLE (WHICH I AM A
ALUMNIS)AND TEAYS VALLEY FOOTBALL PLAYERS WALKING DOWN THE FAR
SIDE OF THE FIELD TO MID FIELD AND TOWARD THE HOME STANDS, HAND
IN HAND. TWO BY TWO, ONE TIGER, ONE VIKING. YOU WOULDN'T BELIVE
THE EMOTIONS, PRIDE, AND COMMUNITY I FELT AS I HAD A TEAR COME TO
MY EYE.

MY HEART BEAT, MY EYES TEARED AND IT HIT ME, HOW FORTUNATE I AM
TO BE INVOLVED AND A PART OF THE COMMUNITY THAT I LIVE IN.

FRIENDS, NEIGHBORS, AND PEOPLE I DON'T KNOW BY NAME, STUDENTS
FROM ELEMENTARY TO HIGH SCHOOL, FACULTY, VOLUNTEERS AND SENIOR
CITIZENS ALL EXPERIANCED A EMOTIONAL DISPLAY OF COMPASSION AND
LOVE FOR THEIR GOD, COUNTRY AND EACH OTHER.

THE EVENING WAS SCRIPTED WITH CLASS IN A VERY DIFFICULT TIME.

I WISH THE EVENTS OF SEPTEMBER 11 WERE DIFFERENT BUT, I WILL
NEVER FORGET THE EDUCATIONAL EXPERENCE I RECIEVED THAT FRIDAY
NIGHT IN VIKING STADIUM.

CHUCK
re: Teays Valley Money  Goober  2:47 am tuesday november 6, 2001
For years I felt similar feelings and your thoughts and mine were
very much the same.  Then as my young'n grew and became involved
in a few of the activities at school with the band and choir I
saw her need and desire for mom and I to share this experience
with her.  
This is what I see in our football stadium now...
I see a place where mothers and fathers and children can go
together, share feelings of excitement together rooting for the
Home Team...
I see a place where children are learning to compete, winning
sometimes and loosing sometimes ...a place where the lesson of
failure isn't that it is permanent but that it is just that - a
lesson to build upon and to improve on with the support of their
parents and friends... Our Vikings have suffered some injuries
that have hampered them this year but I bet this means there's
some experience being had that will make a difference in the
future - GO VIKES!
I've watched the parents with their children walking side by side
with the crowd in the bleachers clapping and cheering in
recognition for their achievements...
I see a band that marches together and plays together in rythm
and syncronization, learning to work together also as a team.  
There are many businesses today wishing their teams could learn
to work well together....
I see my neighbors and the parents chipping in and working at the
sport events, helping to sell and collect money which will go
toward improvements for all that are involved...
I see our village police watching over things to help assure our
safety... Now it has become a community thing, friendships that
come from having a common goal.
I see good things like the bonding of the children and their
parents, in a time when we see shootings at schools where it is
obvious that perhaps that relationship was missing...
And you know...I see my daughter getting a good education, being
taught by good teachers and I know just as it was when I was in
school - a lot of what the kids get out of school is what they
put into it.
It would be nice to see more funds be raised to help the teachers
and faculty in their efforts to provide a better quality
environment but I feel a great service was done for our students
and the community by those who gave so generously to help build
this stadium.  I'd like to say thanks to those who had the heart
(and money) ;)
Besides...I learned a while back to never look a gift horse in
the mouth...
re: Teays Valley Money  Doug  7:35 pm monday november 5, 2001
pretty much what i am saying if those who donated to the sports
would have donated to the schools real meaning "education" there
would be more respect for the community and the schools... Sports
are good for the kids but not the only thing they need.... They
need a school to be proud of, We are putting our tax dollers in
to a school that we need to be proud of not the sport...I just
have a problem supporting this program....
re: Teays Valley Money  Goober  4:16 pm monday november 5, 2001
I'm not sure but wasn't most of this money was donated?
Does anyone know how the stadium was funded?
Teays Valley Money  Doug  8:29 am monday november 5, 2001
Just a thought/opinion, yes a new stadium is nice for TVHS, but
couldnt this organization, help with the education of the
students that will use the stadium, we as a community should be
working together on something of this magnitude, Id rather our
students get an education and have a facility as nice as the
stadium to get it in, this stadium was built while the school
board was crying for money!
Help for OSU  Jim Brown  5:05 am sunday november 4, 2001
I am sitting here watching a replay of the Buckeyes and Gophers.
I took my visiting son, Rich, to Disneyland today when it was on
the first time. There is just one thing I would like to know! Is
there anyone playing for the TV Vikings that will be able to
help the Buckeyes next year?? I don't get to see them out here
more than a couple of times each year, but from those times I
can see they need HELP!!I guess everyone is finding out that
John Cooper was not the problem!! I saw the Buckeyes play the
ucla teddybears out here when both were ranked high in the
ratings and said then that neither one of them belong in the top
25! The teddybears are finding that out now!! It took them a
couple of more games to find out than it did the Buckeyes. My
new Grandson Andrew is only a week old and he could probably
throw better than Ballisari right now!!
OK enough Buckeye bashing. It's all in fun; GO BUCKEYES!!
Talk to you all later
Brownie
re: Response to the site  Jim Brown  4:51 am sunday november 4, 2001
I moved out here in June '85 and there was an earthquake within 2
weeks. I was in bed and thought someone was opening the garage
door! Even when some of the larger ones hit, the damage is just
about the same as the tornado I went through in Ashville back in
the late 60s or early 70s. There are probable people in Florida
that left here to get away from the "shakes" and walked right
into huricanes that hit EVERY year. I'll even bet there were some
people in New York that left California because of the quakes. So
you see, each part of the country has their own problems to deal
with! You just have to put your faith in God and live where you
want to not where your fears send you. I used to work with a
couple of guys that were originally from Wisconsin, moved out
here more than 20 years ago and are so afraid of quakes they
start shakeing when a heavy truck goes by!! I asked them why they
stay if they are that afraid. They said they stay because they
like everything except the quakes and the quakes are fewer and
farther in between than the snow storms back east!! I think it
has something to do with the grass always looks greener on the
other side of the fence. Ask any of the farmers back there and
they will tell you that no matter what side of the fence you put
cattle or horses on they will always try to reach the grass on
the other side of the fence!!
OK That's enough rambling for now!!
Talk to you all later!!
Brownie
re: Response to the site  Spencer  7:13 am friday november 2, 2001
Congrat on your grandson!!!!!!  I do not know your family, since
I moved here in '97.  Keep sending the good weather, we had 70's
the last two days.  I moved here from the Chicago area and this
weather is much better than that.  We do not get the 12 to 18
snow falls, sub-zero like -20 for 6 days straight.  I have a
cousin in the San Diego area, she has been there since the '70s.  
I almost moved there in '83, but even with the weather being
nicer, I still could not get over the threat of earthquakes.  May
you enjoy your Christmas without snow, I will enjoy ours with the
earth staying still. lol

Spencer  
 Response to the site  Jim Brown  1:40 am thursday november 1, 2001
Sure glad to see all of the response to this great site! When I
found it, I think there were about 8-10 messages posted here.
There had been about 3500 "hits" which have now surpassed 4000!
Sure hope people's interest keep going the next few months like
they have in the past few!
Keep up the good work, Ashville, I enjoy reading about what is
going on back there!
Also would like to let everyone know that my oldest son, Jim
Holycross and his wife Mary Beth gave me my FIRST GRANDSON on
October 22, 2001 at 11:27pm in Riverside Hospital. He tells me
baby and Mother are doing fine!!
My second son, Rich, is coming out for the week-end. He has to
come out every so often to break up the Ohio weather and get
some of our SUNNY SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA weather!! He will be
enjoying the 70s while you back there are keeping watch for your
FIRST SNOW!!
OK, that's enough gloating for now! Talk to you all later!!

Brownie
re: I'm still Alive  Dave --&-- Mike  10:26 pm tuesday october 30, 2001
Hi Butch,
We like the idea of the photo album!  The difficult part will be
getting the pictures rounded up so that we can put them online.

If there are others who would like to get a photo album going of
the past and present citizens of Ashville, Ohio just reply to
these posts so we'll know there is enough interest.  

We're also considering "Memorial" pages for those who've passed
on.

All of the pictures will either have to be digitally scanned or
taken digitally (with a digital camera) and sent into us (along
with information pertaining to the photo - very important!).

Great Idea!  Let us know by posting your thoughts...
I'm still Alive  Charlie butch Brow  5:03 pm thursday september 27, 2001
     Well !  finally a website for the 'ole folks' of town.
Ashville had less than 200 residents when l was there.
Cromleys,Kuhlwein's, Sturgells,Brown's,Regel's, Teagardens, oh
yes can't forget the Hoovers.

And who was the Dr. of choice then ?  Doc Gardner.

Lot of memories there.......too bad we couldn't have a reunion
of sorts.  Guess we could via this computer.

We could put togather a 'photo album ' section where as everyone
could post a recent picture. l'm ready !

Best wishes & God Bless

Charlie "butch" Brown
http://dannyks.com/cadillac.htm
http://nwpainc.com  
HTML tags can be used on message board  Michael  0:12 am thursday september 27, 2001
Just to let people know... HTML can be used to create your
messages which allow images such as seen in James Brown's
message.  The images have to be uploaded to the web somewhere
and then referenced through the HTML tags.  If anyone has
pictures they'd like to see on the board and would like us to
post them please let us know and we'll see what we can do.  Just
give one of us an email: mwmoore@hotmail.com or
davidgary60@hotmail.com
 To say Hi  James Brown  11:50 pm wednesday september 26, 2001

This is just to say Hi to everyone who will read this email. I may not know you by name or even by face, but I bet I probably know your Mom or Dad or a relative. I graduated from AHHS in 1961.

I lived in Ashville from 1949 until I moved out here (Huntington Beach, CA) in 1985. Some of the people who lived there when I did might not even remember my name.

But I guarantee you they will remember the picture of my left hand! (below).

Ask Charlie who busted up the sidewalk in front of his store! I hope he is feeling better.

The VFW Post in South Bloomfield is named for my Brother Rick who was killed in Viet Nam in 1968. He was a 1967 graduate from TVHS.

I get some info from Ashville because of Clyde Campbell and Bonnie Brown Myers and Pam Brown Elick. Clyde and I were classmates and Bonnie, Pam and I are cousins. I have a few more cousins around Ashville, but there are too many to mention here.

I saw a mention of a new stadium. Any chance of seeing a picture? What happened to the Victory Bell and Tower? That was donated in memory of my brother Rick by our Grandpa & Grandma Brown. Was it incorporated in the new stadium?

OK, I better go. I have to get into a different position now; my back dictates how long I can do anything now.

The Ashville site looks GREAT! ALL PARTS OF IT!! LOVE THE MUSEUM!!!

 

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Now and then we should stop in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy!

BS --&-- Swap Message Board now active  Michael  11:04 am friday september 21, 2001
Just to let people know... the BS -&- Swap (Buy, Sell -&- Swap)
message board is now active.  Just click on the "BS -&- Swap" link
to the left to enter the message board.  We hope you enjoy it.
 re: house  Michael  10:19 pm wednesday september 26, 2001
Hey Ray,
Keep an eye on the other message board "BS -&- Swap" for postings
of houses and apartments for rent...  We hope to see a lot more
activity there as people learn about it.
 house  Ray  1:47 pm thursday september 20, 2001
Looking for a house to rent maybe after first of the year.
 re: To those in Ashville who've lost fam  Becky  7:16 am thursday september 20, 2001
Thanks to all who have offered prayers and sent cards - your love
and concern is appreciated - losing so many so quickly is very
difficult.  Know that God has a plan for all of us and guides us
in even in the most difficult of times.  Please pray for all the
families, military, the government, everyone involved.  It was a
great loss for all of us and it is my hope that all of us come
together and learn to love one another.  Peae to all- and Thank
you Michael - it helps in the healing.
Becky
To those in Ashville who've lost family  Michael  9:36 pm sunday september 16, 2001
This sorrow has been felt all over the world...
Our prayers are with you Becky - if there is anything we can do
please don't hesitate to let us know.  
COMPASSION FOR USA  Sherri  7:18 pm friday september 14, 2001
I am so proud of the citizens of the U.S.A. for there coming
together as One Nation.  How the churches have opened there
doors for prayer and support for this country.  It really moves
me to see alot of the other countries to be playing OUR NATIONAL
ANTHEM and laying flowers at the foot of different monuments in
there country in remembrance of Americans and crying as if the
people that are missing or dead are somehow family members. To
me this shows me that people recognize evil and know that
something has to be done to stop it.
God Bless the U.S.A. and everyone needs to keep praying for this
country and others.
 Terrorist Attack - How to help  Michael  4:19 pm tuesday september 11, 2001
One of the best ways someone can help would be to give blood.
Here is some information for the Pickaway County American Red
Cross Office:
Call the Pickaway County Office of the American Red Cross
740-474-5736 (Local call for Ashville)
114 East Main Street (Bank One Building)
Circleville, Ohio  43113

Columbus Office: 1-800-338-8086

We knew it was coming...  Michael  2:46 pm tuesday september 11, 2001
Regarding the Terrorist attack - it was obvious that it was just
a matter of time...just didn't know it would be so extreme.  Now
we have a burden to find those responsible.
Also now we are watching Americans coming together...I'm
impressed and am so glad I live in the United States of America.
Hug your family and friends and see what if anything you can do
to help.  Our prayers go out to the victims and their families
and friends...and GOD BLESS AMERICA!
re: Walnut School's History  Michael  10:46 pm tuesday september 4, 2001
:My son is doing a research paper on the history of Walnut School
:
that used to be the high school.  We moved here from out of
:
state 4 yrs ago so we don't know much about this area.  Any help
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you could give would be great.  Maybe you know someone who
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graduated from there yrs ago that he could interview.  Any old
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pics that were taken there long ago that he could copy would
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help too.  Thanks!

IF I MAY I'D LIKE TO SUGGEST THAT YOU VISIT OUR WONDERFUL MUSEUM
HERE IN ASHVILLE.  THEY HAVE QUITE A FEW OLD PICTURES OF ASHVILLE
THAT ARE IN THE PROCESS OF BEING DIGITALLY PRESERVED WHICH WE
HOPE TO MAKE AVAILABLE HERE ON ASHVILLE, OHIO ONLINE IN THE
FUTURE.  THE CURATORS THAT ARE IN THE MUSEUM HAVE BEEN AROUND FOR
SOME TIME AND CAN TELL YOU MANY THINGS ABOUT ASHVILLE IN A WAY
THAT ONLY THOSE WHO'VE BEEN THERE AND LIVED IT CAN.  IF YOU'D
LIKE A TREAT VISIT THE MUSEUM AND TRY TO CATCH THEM ALL THERE AT
THE SAME TIME...THEY ARE A BEAUTIFUL AND KNOWLEDGABLE GROUP
WHO'LL GO OUT OF THEIR WAY TO HELP YOUR SON.  THE LOCATION OF THE
MUSEUM IS 34 LONG ST. AND IF YOU'D LIKE TO CALL FIRST THE PHONE
NUMBER IS 740-983-9864.  THEY ENJOY INTERVIEWS SO I BELIEVE HE'D
GET A GOOD EXPERIENCE THAT HE MIGHT POSSIBLY NEVER FORGET.
CLICKING ON OR COPYING THIS LINK TO YOUR ADDRESS BLOCK WILL TAKE
YOU TO A PAGE SHOWING THREE OF OUR CURATORS:
http://ashvilleohio.net/museum11.htm    
IF YOU HAVEN'T ENJOYED OUR MUSEUM PAGES I ENCOURAGE YOU TO DO SO -
DAVID HAS DONE A GREAT JOB WITH IT.  SEE THEM WITH THIS LINK:  
http://ashvilleohio.net/museum1.htm
BEST WISHES TO YOU.
Walnut School's History  Jenny Lewelling  9:33 pm tuesday september 4, 2001
My son is doing a research paper on the history of Walnut School
that used to be the high school.  We moved here from out of
state 4 yrs ago so we don't know much about this area.  Any help
you could give would be great.  Maybe you know someone who
graduated from there yrs ago that he could interview.  Any old
pics that were taken there long ago that he could copy would
help too.  Thanks!
re: New Stadium  CHUCK WISE  8:20 pm sunday august 26, 2001
I ALSO GOT TO ATTEND THE WESTFALL FOOTBALL GAME AT THE EXITEMENT
WAS TERRIFIC.

THE STADIUM LOOKED GREAT, AND THE BOOSTERS DID A GREAT JOB WITH
THE PLANNING AND IMPLEMENTING.

THE FOOTBALL TEAM DID THE NEW STADIUM PROUD!!

GO VIKES!!!!
New Stadium  Michael  10:59 am saturday august 25, 2001
Went to the Football game Friday 8/24/01 and saw and enjoyed the
new stadium for the first time.  I'd like to commend those who
included in their design and implementation the consideration
for the physically challenged both young and old.  At the bottom
of the bleachers is an area set aside for those in wheelchairs
or for those who could not navigate the steps above.  I watched
as the village police officers continued (very politely) to
clear people who were not aware of this area assignment and
stood at the fence in front of those wanting to see the great
game we had with Westfall.  My thanks go out to these officers
and the department.
I'm not yet sure what to think about the "blue seat" reserved
area where so many seats were empty with it being so crowded in
the other areas. I'm not sure if the bleachers are large enough
to rationally and considerately continue this type of seating
arrangement in the future...it seemed like such a waste to see
these seats remain empty the whole game through while others
stood to watch.  Does anyone know what the story is with these
seats?  Will these always be empty if those who've donated money
don't show up or is there something established to be able to
use them if there are no shows?
Above all...It does a heart good to see this type of
consideration happening and is just one of the things that makes
Ashville #1 for us.
re: Long Street Work  Spencer  7:01 am friday november 2, 2001
It has been nice to drive on a new pavement down Long street.  
But I wanted to know if anyone else thought that it was a little
strange that the new yellows lines down the middle should have
been laid out straignt.  I though it was kind of wierd heading
south on Long street, and you see this new pavement with a very
wavey line on what appears a straight road.

Spencer
re: Long Street Work  CHUCK WISE  11:01 pm tuesday september 4, 2001
:::Does anyone know when the work on Long Street will be
completed?
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Will it be paved over anytime soon?
re: Long Street Work  CHUCK WISE  11:01 pm tuesday september 4, 2001
:::Does anyone know when the work on Long Street will be
completed?
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Will it be paved over anytime soon?
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THE UTILITY PROJECT ON LONG STREET IS FINISHED. THE STATE WAS
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ASKED LAST YEAR TO HOLD OFF PAVING THE LONG STREET (ST RT 316)
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PORTION OF THE PROJECT, AND THEY AGREED. THE WERE GOING TO HOLD
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THAT PORTION OF THE PAVING INTO THIS YEARS PAVING BUDGET. SOME
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HOW IT GOT LEFT OUT OF THE STATE BUDGET.
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ACCORDING TO ODOT THEY CAN'T COMMIT TO WHEN THEY CAN DO THE WORK
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AND IT MAY BE TWO TO THREE YEARS BEFORE THE WORK IS DONE.
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A LITTLE HISTORY:
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WHEN CHARLIE MORRISON WAS ACTIVE IN THE VILLAGE GOVERNMENT IN THE
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1970'S ST RT 316 ENDED AT MAIN AND LONG. THE VILLAGE HAS BEEN
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OPERATING IN RED,AND CHARLIE CONVINCED THE STATE THAT IT MADE
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MORE SINCE TO HAVE 316 END AT SR 752 INSTEAD OF DEAD END. THE
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STATE AGREED THUS SAVING THE VILLAGE MONEY MAINTAINING LONG
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STREET.
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THE VILLAGE HAS APPROX $90,000 FOR SCHEDULED PAVING IN 2001, AND
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MOST OF THIS MONEY CAME FROM THE LICENCE TAX.
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SO FAR COUNCIL IS RELUCTANT TO DIVERT PAVING MONEY TO DO LONG
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STREET. I BELIVE WE HAVE A RESPONSBILITY TO THE RESIDENTS AND
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BUSINESSES ON THIS STREET AND THIS WAS OUR PROJECT AND WE CANNOT
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WAIT TWO OR MORE YEARS TO HAVE THIS HIGH TRAFFIC STREET REPAVED.
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I DON'T HAVE A VOTE ON THIS. THE REPAVING OF LONG FROM STATION TO
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SR 752 WILL COST APPROX $40,000. LET YOUR COUNCIL MEMBER KNOW
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WHAT YOU THINK.
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CHUCK
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Thanks for replying Chuck...
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Do you know of any other planned work on the Long Street in the
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near future (other than the Utility project) that would require
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tearing it up again if we did pave it over?  
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Also, if the money wouldn't go to paving Long Street then where?
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I suppose there are plenty of places that can use repair work.
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Is there a time limit on the use of this money?
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I'm wondering what the street will look like after the winter
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cold causing pot holes and the like - Springtime could be a
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potential mess.
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Is there any one particular council member (or members) who are
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primarily overseeing this - if so could you please post it here
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so I and possibly others can contact them?  It would be much
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appreciated.  Thanks!

ACTUALLY THE MONEY TO PAVE LONG STREET WOULD BE DIVERTED FROM
OTHER SCHEDULED PAVING PROJECTS. WE HAVE A SCHEDULED PAVING PLAN
THAT USES EAR MARKED FUNDS.WE DO NOT HAVE ANY OTHER UTILITY
PROJECTS PLANNED IN THE NEAR FUTURE. WE WOULD LIKE TO HAVE CURBS
AND SIDEWALKS ON THIS STREET BUT THERE HAS YET TO BE ENOUGH
COMMUNITY SUPPORT TO CAUSE THIS TO HAPPEN.

THE CHAIR OF THE SERVICE COMMITTEE IS CHESTER GLOYD.

 

 re: Voice from the Township  Spencer  11:37 am tuesday october 30, 2001
Mayor,

You pretty much answered my concerns.  I am not opposed to farm
land being sold for use other than farming, that is their right.  
Again, my concern is how will the sell affect the area afterwards.
It is good to see that permits must be debated before being
issued.  I have heard of rumors about Wal-Mart building a new
supercenter down in Circleville.  I do know that they were turned
down for building near the RCA plant.  What is the outlook on a
Meijer's coming into the area.  I have heard thess rumors also,
but I would rather see this kind of business come into the area
than the more harmful ones.

Spencer
 re: Voice from the Township  CHUCK WISE  10:22 pm monday october 29, 2001
SPENCER,

I NOT SURE YOU WILL LIKE MY ANSWER BUT, THE ONLY WAY THAT I CAN
SEE THE LAND NOT BEING DEVELOPED IS IF SOMEONE BOUGHT WITH ONLY
AN INTEREST IN FARMING IT OR DONATING IT FOR SOMETHING LIKE A
PARK.

THE VILLAGE GOVERNMENT HAS DECIDED IT WANTS TO DISCURAGE ANY
GOVERNMENT ASSISTED OR HIGH DENSITY HOUSING TO THE FACT THAT THE
VILLAGE ALREADY HAS A LARGE NUMBER OF BOTH.

I HOPE THAT THE VILLAGE LEADER'S HAVE ENOUGH THOUGHT AND PLANNING
TO LEARN FROM OTHER COMMUNITIE'S MISTAKES.

ALSO THE THE REZONING WAS LIMITED INDUSTRIAL WHICH EXCLUDES MUCH
OF THE BUSINESSES YOU MENTIONED.

BEFORE ANY PERMITS ARE ISSUED THERE WILL BE DEBATE ON THE PROS
AND CONS OF THE PROPOSAL.

CHUCK
re: Voice from the Township  Spencer  11:29 am monday october 29, 2001
Mayor,

I then would ask on how you would stand on certain buisnesses
coming into the area?  If a trucking outfit would come in, would
you be opposed to such a business.  How about some kind of
chemical plant or treatment facility like the one in Lima that
now is taking the anthrax mail from D.C.?  Are these kind of
issues being addressed by the board before there is a need?  I
agree that the owner has a right to sell, but once they do, they
most likely will leave the area to some place like Florida while
the community has to deal with the aftermath of bad decisions.  
Like I stated earlier, I am from Gary, IN, and I have seen this
happen most of my life.  This is a beautiful area, and I would
like to see it stay that way.

Spencer
 re: Leaf Pickup Schedule  Lisa  9:27 am monday october 29, 2001
Thanks, Chuck!
 re: Leaf Pickup Schedule  CHUCK WISE  10:12 pm sunday october 28, 2001
YOU CAN CALL VILLAGE OFFICE AT 983-6367 FOR SCHEDULE. I WILL GET
IT POSTED FIRST OF WEEK. THEY WILL BE STARTING OCTOBER 29TH

CHUCK
re: Voice from the Township  CHUCK WISE  10:06 pm sunday october 28, 2001
THE PROBLEM WITH THE BATES FARM IS THAT THERE IS NO PROPOSAL ON
THE TABLE. I'VE HEARD A LOT OF GUESSES AND I THINK SOME PEOPLE
HAS BEEN MISLED BUT AGAIN , THERE IS NO PROPSAL ON THE TABLE.

WE LOOKED AT DIFFERENT USES FOR THE PROBERTY AND ASKED THE SCHOOL
SYSTEM IF THEY  WERE INTERESTED IN THE PROPERTY.

ALL WE ARE DOING IS REZONING THE LAND SO THE OWNER CAN MARKET IT.
I ONLY HAVE A VOTE IN PLANNING AND ZONING AND NONE ON COUNCIL BUT
THE VILLAGE NEEDS TO DISCURAGE HIGH DENSITY HOUSING OR ASSISTED
HOUSING DUE TO THESE BEING A DRAIN ON VILLAGE SERVICES AND CREATE
A GREATER COST THAN INCOME IT PROVIDES.

I PERSONALLY WOULD NOT MIND IF IT REMAINED FARM LAND FOREVER BUT  
I KNOW THE PROPERTY OWNER HAS A RIGHT TO DEVELOP HIS LAND. THUS
WE THE VILLAGE MUST DECIDE WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO DEVELOP THIS
PROPERTY TO BE A BENEFIT.

CHUCK
re: Voice from the Township  Spencer  9:02 pm tuesday october 23, 2001
Bille is right!!!!!I use to live up in Gary, IN, before moving to
this area.  We had Schnieder trucking outfit come in across from
my dad's house a few years back.  It was and is a pain for those
who leave nearby.  The noise alone does not stop and if you think
that just by living next to train tracks is bad, wait until you
have to deal with this mess.  I know that business needs to come
into the area for growth, but try getting a better study on what
type of business will do to the area other than just adding
income.  I could hear gunshots from the trucking area at night
from truckers taking practise.( I am talking about 1, 2, 3 am)  
The increase of truck traffic caused the roads to wearout sooner
than projected.  Pollution from the exhaust fills the air were
you can feel it.  I bet the farmers in the area would love that.  
How about the added crime from mostly kids making holes through
the fences to get in and see what they could steal.  You may
really want to do a good study on this one!!!!!!
Spencer  
Voice from the Township  Billie  6:26 pm tuesday october 23, 2001
I am thrilled that www.ashvilleohio.net has come to pass. Now,
those of us who do not live in the village but support it, can
make our thoughts public.  I read with interest the chit-chat
regarding the use of land surrounding Ashville. With the re-
zoning of the Bates Farm across the road from my home, going on
the ballot in November (Issue 2),let's come up with some better
use of it than a trucking terminal! Think about it - do you
really want visitors coming to your home through a maze of truck
traffic?  This Public  Forum is a great place to discuss this
very issue!
 re: website about Ashville!  Dave --&-- Mike  8:10 pm sunday november 4, 2001
We've put a link on the Personal Pages page for this website so
everyone can enjoy it.
The link to the "Personal Pages" is on the Ashville Home page on
the lower left hand side.
 re: website about Ashville!  Spencer  11:32 am monday october 22, 2001
Just took a look at this site.  Very interesting info on how the
town was founded.  My wife and I moved here in '97 and we lived
in the apartments next to the Apothocary for a year and a half.  
We love the area and just live outside of the township.  
Spencer
 re: website about Ashville!  Trish Bennett  11:03 am saturday october 20, 2001
I just had to correct a couple of things in the link to get it to
work.  Here it is if you want to look at it:

http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/valley/2491/ashville.html

Trish
 re: website about Ashville!  Michael  10:58 am saturday october 20, 2001
Dear Christina,
I tried to use the link
www.Geocities.com.Heartland/valley/2491/Ashville,Ohio but it
didn't work.  Could you please check the link again to see if it
is working just as you've written it in your post?  The link has
to be exact for it to work...every letter, every underscore,
every period, every slash, and spelling has to be correct for us
to see your brother's website.  I would love to see the website!
Has anyone else been able to get through to the site?  Please let
me know.  Thanks!
website about Ashville!  Christina ( Malone)  2:04 pm friday october 19, 2001
hello! i grew up in Ashville! i am glad that you have this
website about our historic town! I have a alot of family,still
living there.
I thought i would let everyone know that my brother, Craig, did a
website on Ashville, and its history.
the website is: www. Geocities.com.Heartland/valley/2491/
Ashville,Ohio
Everyone should check it out. its really a wonderful website
about or historic town. Please email him, and let him know about
what you think, and if you have any information to add to it.
thanks!
Christina (Malone) Jordan
 re: Teays Valley Band - Qualified for St  Michael  9:10 pm wednesday october 17, 2001
This is fantastic!  Way to go TVHS MARCHING VIKINGS!!!
Congratulations you all!  Best wishes and good luck at the
competitions...the pride is contageous and feels good!  Thanks to
the team!
Michael
Teays Valley Band - Qualified for State!  Becky  10:43 pm monday october 15, 2001
Hey Everyone is Ashville - The TVHS MArching Vikings Qualified
to participate in State Competition in Dayton this past Saturday
and I just wanted to let everyone know how proud of these kids I
am.  Ms. Stephanie Smith (The band's director) did a great job
with these kids and wrote the drill for the show and We are all
very proud and glad to have her in this band.  Ms. Kim Burdett's
percussion teaching have brought the TVHS persussion line of the
band to championship status all year.  they have taken best
overall percussion in Class A several times this year under her
guidance and student leader Libby!  Congrats are in order and I
hope everyone in Ashville will let these kids know how proud
they are of them when you see them perform at the Pumpkin Show
on Thusday and at the Football Game on Friday against Bloom
Carroll.
thanks for listening and Way to go TVHS BAND - With Love and hugs
Mama Newman!!!
Revival (Oct. 28 - Nov. 4)  Marilyn Long  1:04 pm thursday october 25, 2001
The Ashville Church of Christ in Christian Union is having a
Revival October 28 - November 4, 2001.  Evangelist is Rev. David
Hopkins.  The Slark Family will be our special singers
Wednesday - Saturday.  Services start each evening at 7:00 p.m.
except for Sundays which is 6:00 p.m.  You are welcome to come
worship with us.

Rev. Don Blankenship, Pastor

Marilyn Long, Reporter
re: Voice from the Township  CHUCK WISE  10:45 pm tuesday november 6, 2001
HI STEVE!

AGAIN WE HAVE NOT RECIEVED ANY PROPOSAL FOR USE OF THIS PROPERTY.
THEY DID HAVE SOME ARTIST DRAWINGS OF SOME FACILITIES LIKE BEING
BUILT ON ST RT 752. I WOULD BE HAPPY FOR THE BATES FARM TO REMAIN
A FARM.

THE VILLAGE GOVERNMENT DID NOT GO TO BATES AND ASK HIM TO DEVELOP
HIS PROPERTY, HE CAME TO US.

MR BATES WANTED TO DEVELOP HIS (WHICH IS WHY HE PURCHASED IT)AND
THE GOVT WANTED IT USED TO AN A ADVANTANGE OF ASHVILLE.

ASHVILLE HAS NOT BEEN AGRESSIVE IN ANEXATION AND DEVELOPMENT BUT
WHEN IT IS BROUGHT TO US WE WANT TO BE WHATS BEST FOR THE
MAJORITY OF IT'S RESIDENTS.

CHUCK
 re: Voice from the Township  Steve  11:21 pm saturday november 3, 2001
Saying there is "no proposal on the table" is really splitting
hairs on this situation.  The council has received a detailed
proposal from Mr. Bates and his business associates to develop a
warehouse facility on this site.  Zoning this area as light
industrial is the first step towards implementing this proposal.  
While council would like us to believe that zoning is not an
important step, once this land is zoned as light industrial they
can approve any project they see fit.  While the residents have
the ability to stop the zoning by a vote (Issue 2), they do not
have the ability to stop implementing a project on the zoned
land.  All indications are that council intends to approve a
warehousing complex on this land once the zoning is approved.  
The citizens of Ashville have the right to fully understand the
true plans for this land before allowing it to be zoned (which
would effectively forfeit their ability to stop industrial
projects from moving forward).

My question is why our only alternatives are to have low-income
housing or to have warehousing on this land?  Why isn't it just
left as farmland or zoned as light residential?  By saying our
options are low-income housing or warehousing you are asking us
to choose between the lesser of two evils.  Why?  This seems like
a scare tactic to me.

re: Response to the site  Spencer  7:13 am friday november 2, 2001
Congrat on your grandson!!!!!!  I do not know your family, since
I moved here in '97.  Keep sending the good weather, we had 70's
the last two days.  I moved here from the Chicago area and this
weather is much better than that.  We do not get the 12 to 18
snow falls, sub-zero like -20 for 6 days straight.  I have a
cousin in the San Diego area, she has been there since the '70s.  
I almost moved there in '83, but even with the weather being
nicer, I still could not get over the threat of earthquakes.  May
you enjoy your Christmas without snow, I will enjoy ours with the
earth staying still. lol

Spencer  
 Response to the site  Jim Brown  1:40 am thursday november 1, 2001
Sure glad to see all of the response to this great site! When I
found it, I think there were about 8-10 messages posted here.
There had been about 3500 "hits" which have now surpassed 4000!
Sure hope people's interest keep going the next few months like
they have in the past few!
Keep up the good work, Ashville, I enjoy reading about what is
going on back there!
Also would like to let everyone know that my oldest son, Jim
Holycross and his wife Mary Beth gave me my FIRST GRANDSON on
October 22, 2001 at 11:27pm in Riverside Hospital. He tells me
baby and Mother are doing fine!!
My second son, Rich, is coming out for the week-end. He has to
come out every so often to break up the Ohio weather and get
some of our SUNNY SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA weather!! He will be
enjoying the 70s while you back there are keeping watch for your
FIRST SNOW!!
OK, that's enough gloating for now! Talk to you all later!!

Brownie
 Time adjustment for Daylight Savings Tim  Goober  11:47 pm monday october 29, 2001
Just adjusting and checking to see if the times will be posted
correctly with Daylight Savings time...
The Mayor of Ashville  Michael  10:50 pm monday october 29, 2001
I just had to say that having Chuck Wise - Our Mayor -
participating in this message board is really great.. and I
wonder how unique this is.
Thanks Chuck!
re: Basketball Hoops  CHUCK WISE  10:28 pm monday october 29, 2001
HI DESTIN,

SOON THERE WILL BE TWO HALF COURTS INSTALLED TO THE REAR OF THE
GRANDSTANDS IN THE VILLAGE PARK.

THIS IS A TEMPORARY LOCATION UNTIL A PERMINENT LOCATION IS FOUND.

IF YOU HAVE ANY SUGGESTIONS PLEASE LET ME KNOW.

CHUCK
Basketball Hoops  Destin Winter  10:10 pm monday october 29, 2001
Hello,
My name is Destin Winter, Im a junior at Teays Valley. I
was wondering if you are planning to put the basketball hoops
back up anywhere? I know as a kid around here there isnt much to
do in our town. Those basketball hoops were just about the only
thing to do.
                         ~Destin Winter~

Good Luck to TVHS Marching Band!  Becky  2:40 pm monday october 29, 2001
I just wanted to Congratulate the Viking Band once again and to
let everyone know that the TVHS Viking Band will be going to
State Competition in Dayton's Welcome Stadium - this Sunday,
November 4th and will perform at 2:15pm.  All are invited to
come and join the band parents in the Viking Section!  We're the
ones with the Viking Helmets on!  GOOD LUCK VIKING BAND and know
that WE ARE PROUD OF YOU!
 re: voting issues  Spencer  10:25 pm monday november 5, 2001
Thanks Michael,  that was very helpful.  I got a couple of things
out that, that I did not know about.  Do you know if this link
will be available for all future elections.  I will bookmark this
site just to keep an eye on it for the next one.

Spencer
re: Teays Valley Money  Doug  7:35 pm monday november 5, 2001
pretty much what i am saying if those who donated to the sports
would have donated to the schools real meaning "education" there
would be more respect for the community and the schools... Sports
are good for the kids but not the only thing they need.... They
need a school to be proud of, We are putting our tax dollers in
to a school that we need to be proud of not the sport...I just
have a problem supporting this program....
re: Teays Valley Money  Goober  4:16 pm monday november 5, 2001
I'm not sure but wasn't most of this money was donated?
Does anyone know how the stadium was funded?

Teays Valley Money  Doug  8:29 am monday november 5, 2001
Just a thought/opinion, yes a new stadium is nice for TVHS, but
couldnt this organization, help with the education of the
students that will use the stadium, we as a community should be
working together on something of this magnitude, Id rather our
students get an education and have a facility as nice as the
stadium to get it in, this stadium was built while the school
board was crying for money!
Help for OSU  Jim Brown  5:05 am sunday november 4, 2001
I am sitting here watching a replay of the Buckeyes and Gophers.
I took my visiting son, Rich, to Disneyland today when it was on
the first time. There is just one thing I would like to know! Is
there anyone playing for the TV Vikings that will be able to
help the Buckeyes next year?? I don't get to see them out here
more than a couple of times each year, but from those times I
can see they need HELP!!I guess everyone is finding out that
John Cooper was not the problem!! I saw the Buckeyes play the
ucla teddybears out here when both were ranked high in the
ratings and said then that neither one of them belong in the top
25! The teddybears are finding that out now!! It took them a
couple of more games to find out than it did the Buckeyes. My
new Grandson Andrew is only a week old and he could probably
throw better than Ballisari right now!!
OK enough Buckeye bashing. It's all in fun; GO BUCKEYES!!
Talk to you all later
 re: Response to the site  Jim Brown  4:51 am sunday november 4, 2001
I moved out here in June '85 and there was an earthquake within 2
weeks. I was in bed and thought someone was opening the garage
door! Even when some of the larger ones hit, the damage is just
about the same as the tornado I went through in Ashville back in
the late 60s or early 70s. There are probable people in Florida
that left here to get away from the "shakes" and walked right
into huricanes that hit EVERY year. I'll even bet there were some
people in New York that left California because of the quakes. So
you see, each part of the country has their own problems to deal
with! You just have to put your faith in God and live where you
want to not where your fears send you. I used to work with a
couple of guys that were originally from Wisconsin, moved out
here more than 20 years ago and are so afraid of quakes they
start shakeing when a heavy truck goes by!! I asked them why they
stay if they are that afraid. They said they stay because they
like everything except the quakes and the quakes are fewer and
farther in between than the snow storms back east!! I think it
has something to do with the grass always looks greener on the
other side of the fence. Ask any of the farmers back there and
they will tell you that no matter what side of the fence you put
cattle or horses on they will always try to reach the grass on
the other side of the fence!!
OK That's enough rambling for now!!
Talk to you all later!!
Brownie
 re: Response to the site  Spencer  7:13 am friday november 2, 2001
Congrat on your grandson!!!!!!  I do not know your family, since
I moved here in '97.  Keep sending the good weather, we had 70's
the last two days.  I moved here from the Chicago area and this
weather is much better than that.  We do not get the 12 to 18
snow falls, sub-zero like -20 for 6 days straight.  I have a
cousin in the San Diego area, she has been there since the '70s.  
I almost moved there in '83, but even with the weather being
nicer, I still could not get over the threat of earthquakes.  May
you enjoy your Christmas without snow, I will enjoy ours with the
earth staying still. lol

Spencer  
Response to the site  Jim Brown  1:40 am thursday november 1, 2001
Sure glad to see all of the response to this great site! When I
found it, I think there were about 8-10 messages posted here.
There had been about 3500 "hits" which have now surpassed 4000!
Sure hope people's interest keep going the next few months like
they have in the past few!
Keep up the good work, Ashville, I enjoy reading about what is
going on back there!
Also would like to let everyone know that my oldest son, Jim
Holycross and his wife Mary Beth gave me my FIRST GRANDSON on
October 22, 2001 at 11:27pm in Riverside Hospital. He tells me
baby and Mother are doing fine!!
My second son, Rich, is coming out for the week-end. He has to
come out every so often to break up the Ohio weather and get
some of our SUNNY SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA weather!! He will be
enjoying the 70s while you back there are keeping watch for your
FIRST SNOW!!
OK, that's enough gloating for now! Talk to you all later!!

Brownie
re: I'm still Alive  Dave --&-- Mike  10:26 pm tuesday october 30, 2001
Hi Butch,
We like the idea of the photo album!  The difficult part will be
getting the pictures rounded up so that we can put them online.

If there are others who would like to get a photo album going of
the past and present citizens of Ashville, Ohio just reply to
these posts so we'll know there is enough interest.  

We're also considering "Memorial" pages for those who've passed
on.

All of the pictures will either have to be digitally scanned or
taken digitally (with a digital camera) and sent into us (along
with information pertaining to the photo - very important!).

Great Idea!  Let us know by posting your thoughts...
re: Voice from the Township  Spencer  11:37 am tuesday october 30, 2001
Mayor,

You pretty much answered my concerns.  I am not opposed to farm
land being sold for use other than farming, that is their right.  
Again, my concern is how will the sell affect the area afterwards.
It is good to see that permits must be debated before being
issued.  I have heard of rumors about Wal-Mart building a new
supercenter down in Circleville.  I do know that they were turned
down for building near the RCA plant.  What is the outlook on a
Meijer's coming into the area.  I have heard thess rumors also,
but I would rather see this kind of business come into the area
than the more harmful ones.

Spencer
re: Voice from the Township  CHUCK WISE  10:22 pm monday october 29, 2001
SPENCER,

I NOT SURE YOU WILL LIKE MY ANSWER BUT, THE ONLY WAY THAT I CAN
SEE THE LAND NOT BEING DEVELOPED IS IF SOMEONE BOUGHT WITH ONLY
AN INTEREST IN FARMING IT OR DONATING IT FOR SOMETHING LIKE A
PARK.

THE VILLAGE GOVERNMENT HAS DECIDED IT WANTS TO DISCURAGE ANY
GOVERNMENT ASSISTED OR HIGH DENSITY HOUSING TO THE FACT THAT THE
VILLAGE ALREADY HAS A LARGE NUMBER OF BOTH.

I HOPE THAT THE VILLAGE LEADER'S HAVE ENOUGH THOUGHT AND PLANNING
TO LEARN FROM OTHER COMMUNITIE'S MISTAKES.

ALSO THE THE REZONING WAS LIMITED INDUSTRIAL WHICH EXCLUDES MUCH
OF THE BUSINESSES YOU MENTIONED.

BEFORE ANY PERMITS ARE ISSUED THERE WILL BE DEBATE ON THE PROS
AND CONS OF THE PROPOSAL.

CHUCK
 re: Voice from the Township  Spencer  11:29 am monday october 29, 2001
Mayor,

I then would ask on how you would stand on certain buisnesses
coming into the area?  If a trucking outfit would come in, would
you be opposed to such a business.  How about some kind of
chemical plant or treatment facility like the one in Lima that
now is taking the anthrax mail from D.C.?  Are these kind of
issues being addressed by the board before there is a need?  I
agree that the owner has a right to sell, but once they do, they
most likely will leave the area to some place like Florida while
the community has to deal with the aftermath of bad decisions.  
Like I stated earlier, I am from Gary, IN, and I have seen this
happen most of my life.  This is a beautiful area, and I would
like to see it stay that way.

Spencer
re: Voice from the Township  CHUCK WISE  10:06 pm sunday october 28, 2001
THE PROBLEM WITH THE BATES FARM IS THAT THERE IS NO PROPOSAL ON
THE TABLE. I'VE HEARD A LOT OF GUESSES AND I THINK SOME PEOPLE
HAS BEEN MISLED BUT AGAIN , THERE IS NO PROPSAL ON THE TABLE.

WE LOOKED AT DIFFERENT USES FOR THE PROBERTY AND ASKED THE SCHOOL
SYSTEM IF THEY  WERE INTERESTED IN THE PROPERTY.

ALL WE ARE DOING IS REZONING THE LAND SO THE OWNER CAN MARKET IT.
I ONLY HAVE A VOTE IN PLANNING AND ZONING AND NONE ON COUNCIL BUT
THE VILLAGE NEEDS TO DISCURAGE HIGH DENSITY HOUSING OR ASSISTED
HOUSING DUE TO THESE BEING A DRAIN ON VILLAGE SERVICES AND CREATE
A GREATER COST THAN INCOME IT PROVIDES.

I PERSONALLY WOULD NOT MIND IF IT REMAINED FARM LAND FOREVER BUT  
I KNOW THE PROPERTY OWNER HAS A RIGHT TO DEVELOP HIS LAND. THUS
WE THE VILLAGE MUST DECIDE WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO DEVELOP THIS
PROPERTY TO BE A BENEFIT.

CHUCK
 re: Voice from the Township  CHUCK WISE  9:53 pm sunday october 28, 2001
 
re: voting issues  Michael  11:28 am sunday october 28, 2001
I think that is a great idea Spencer...now, just finding someone
or some group of people to put this kind of time into something
of this importance...

On the Public Announcements page I see an announcement for

"Meet the Candidates"  on Thursday, November 1st
Time:  7:30 p.m.  at the Closed Shelter House at Ashville Park
Sponsored by Ashville Women's Civic Club.  Also saw a sign about
it on Main St. near the Post Office where our Christmas tree
would be...

Anyway, perhaps we can work together with the Ashville Women's
Civic Club and get this together....we'll be checking.  Anyone
willing to put time and effort into this can email Dave and I:
davidgary60@hotmail.com and mwmoore@hotmail.com and we'll start a
list of those willing to share in the effort.
voting issues  Spencer  8:37 am sunday october 28, 2001
I was wondering if it would be possible to have a site link with
the issues and candidates for future voting.  I think that it
should show all positions and issues that are coming up.  It  
should show township, county, state and national issues and give
a breif summary on what is important.  I find it hard to find
some of this information without doing a lot of hunting.  I
beleive that it would be a lot easier to have all this info in
one area, and more people then would be inclined to vote
knowing what the issues are.

Spencer
 re: Leaf Pickup Schedule  Lisa  9:27 am monday october 29, 2001
Thanks, Chuck!
 re: Leaf Pickup Schedule  CHUCK WISE  10:12 pm sunday october 28, 2001
YOU CAN CALL VILLAGE OFFICE AT 983-6367 FOR SCHEDULE. I WILL GET
IT POSETED FIRST OF WEEK. THE WILL BE STARTING OCTOBER 29TH

CHUCK
Leaf Pickup Schedule  Lisa  12:30 pm saturday october 27, 2001
What is the pickup schedule for leaves this year?
Revival (Oct. 28 - Nov. 4)  Marilyn Long  1:04 pm thursday october 25, 2001
The Ashville Church of Christ in Christian Union is having a
Revival October 28 - November 4, 2001.  Evangelist is Rev. David
Hopkins.  The Slark Family will be our special singers
Wednesday - Saturday.  Services start each evening at 7:00 p.m.
except for Sundays which is 6:00 p.m.  You are welcome to come
worship with us.

Rev. Don Blankenship, Pastor

Marilyn Long, Reporter
 re: Voice from the Township  CHUCK WISE  10:45 pm tuesday november 6, 2001
HI STEVE!

AGAIN WE HAVE NOT RECIEVED ANY PROPOSAL FOR USE OF THIS PROPERTY.
THEY DID HAVE SOME ARTIST DRAWINGS OF SOME FACILITIES LIKE BEING
BUILT ON ST RT 752. I WOULD BE HAPPY FOR THE BATES FARM TO REMAIN
A FARM.

THE VILLAGE GOVERNMENT DID NOT GO TO BATES AND ASK HIM TO DEVELOP
HIS PROPERTY, HE CAME TO US.

MR BATES WANTED TO DEVELOP HIS (WHICH IS WHY HE PURCHASED IT)AND
THE GOVT WANTED IT USED TO AN A ADVANTANGE OF ASHVILLE.

ASHVILLE HAS NOT BEEN AGRESSIVE IN ANEXATION AND DEVELOPMENT BUT
WHEN IT IS BROUGHT TO US WE WANT TO BE WHATS BEST FOR THE
MAJORITY OF IT'S RESIDENTS.

CHUCK
re: Voice from the Township  Steve  11:21 pm saturday november 3, 2001
Saying there is "no proposal on the table" is really splitting
hairs on this situation.  The council has received a detailed
proposal from Mr. Bates and his business associates to develop a
warehouse facility on this site.  Zoning this area as light
industrial is the first step towards implementing this proposal.  
While council would like us to believe that zoning is not an
important step, once this land is zoned as light industrial they
can approve any project they see fit.  While the residents have
the ability to stop the zoning by a vote (Issue 2), they do not
have the ability to stop implementing a project on the zoned
land.  All indications are that council intends to approve a
warehousing complex on this land once the zoning is approved.  
The citizens of Ashville have the right to fully understand the
true plans for this land before allowing it to be zoned (which
would effectively forfeit their ability to stop industrial
projects from moving forward).

My question is why our only alternatives are to have low-income
housing or to have warehousing on this land?  Why isn't it just
left as farmland or zoned as light residential?  By saying our
options are low-income housing or warehousing you are asking us
to choose between the lesser of two evils.  Why?  This seems like
a scare tactic to me.
re: Voice from the Township  Spencer  11:37 am tuesday october 30, 2001
Mayor,

You pretty much answered my concerns.  I am not opposed to farm
land being sold for use other than farming, that is their right.  
Again, my concern is how will the sell affect the area afterwards.
It is good to see that permits must be debated before being
issued.  I have heard of rumors about Wal-Mart building a new
supercenter down in Circleville.  I do know that they were turned
down for building near the RCA plant.  What is the outlook on a
Meijer's coming into the area.  I have heard thess rumors also,
but I would rather see this kind of business come into the area
than the more harmful ones.

re: Voice from the Township  CHUCK WISE  10:22 pm monday october 29, 2001
SPENCER,

I NOT SURE YOU WILL LIKE MY ANSWER BUT, THE ONLY WAY THAT I CAN
SEE THE LAND NOT BEING DEVELOPED IS IF SOMEONE BOUGHT WITH ONLY
AN INTEREST IN FARMING IT OR DONATING IT FOR SOMETHING LIKE A
PARK.

THE VILLAGE GOVERNMENT HAS DECIDED IT WANTS TO DISCURAGE ANY
GOVERNMENT ASSISTED OR HIGH DENSITY HOUSING TO THE FACT THAT THE
VILLAGE ALREADY HAS A LARGE NUMBER OF BOTH.

I HOPE THAT THE VILLAGE LEADER'S HAVE ENOUGH THOUGHT AND PLANNING
TO LEARN FROM OTHER COMMUNITIE'S MISTAKES.

ALSO THE THE REZONING WAS LIMITED INDUSTRIAL WHICH EXCLUDES MUCH
OF THE BUSINESSES YOU MENTIONED.

BEFORE ANY PERMITS ARE ISSUED THERE WILL BE DEBATE ON THE PROS
AND CONS OF THE PROPOSAL.

CHUCK