Pelotonia – End Cancer

Challenge to all our current and former employees at Villa.

[alert_red]Debbie son Daniel is a former Villa employee, he left to join the Airforce. While serving he started having pain in his leg. He went to the AF Drs. and they didn’t find anything. So he finally went to a private hospital and they found the cancer. By this time it had spread to his lungs. So now he’s having radiation and chemo and living at home. There is a strong possibility he will lose his leg if he makes it at all. So what I would like to do is challenge all our current and former employees and their families to donate to Debbie for the Pelotonia either online or they can bring it to Villa. [/alert_red]

Pelotonia is a grassroots bike tour with one goal: to end cancer. More than 10,000 supporters are expected to be a part of Pelotonia 12 on August 10-12, 2012. The ride will span two days and will cover as many as 180 miles. In its first three years, Pelotonia has attracted over 8,300 riders from 38 states, over 2,800 volunteers, hundreds of thousands of donors and raised $25.4 million for cancer research. In 2011 alone, a record $13.1 million was raised. Because operational expenses are covered by Pelotonia funding partners, 100% of every dollar raised is donated directly to life-saving cancer research at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center-James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute. I am writing to ask you to help me raise funds for this incredible event. Large or small, every donation makes a difference.

> We all know someone who has been affected by cancer. One of every two American men and one of every three American women will be diagnosed with cancer at some point in their lives. By supporting Pelotonia and me, you will help improve lives through innovative research with the ultimate goal of winning the war against cancer. I would love to have your support, as this is truly a unique opportunity to be a part of something special.

> When you follow the link below, you will find my personal rider profile and a simple and secure way to make any size donation you wish. I will be riding for my son Daniel Chapman, he is 21 years old, he was diagnosed in January of this year with Ewing Sarcoma, a rare bone cancer. He is in the US Airforce, serving for almost 3 years, working as a jet mechanic and loves what he does for our country.
> He currently is back home getting treated at Childrens Hospital and The James at OSU. Funds for the research for this awful disease is desperately needed! Thanks so much for your generous donation.

> Think of this as a donation not to me, or Pelotonia, but directly to The OSUCCC-James to fund cancer research. Please consider supporting my effort and this great cause. My rider profile can be found at the following link: http://www.mypelotonia.org/riders_profile.jsp?MemberID=188444

 

Johnstown Fireman’s Festival – Village of Johnstown, Ohio

Johnstown Fireman’s Festival

Starts: Friday, June 22nd 2012 at 6:00 pm
Ends: Friday, June 22nd 2012 at 11:30 pm

The 37th Annual Johnstown Fireman’s Festival is set for Wednesday through June 23 next to the square in the heart of Johnstown.

The festivities begin with the 2012 Miss Johnstown Pageant at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Johnstown High School Performing Arts Center. Admission is $3; free for children age 12 or younger.

MORE INFO AT: http://johnstownohio.org/events/johnstown-fireman-festival-3/

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High-school baseball All-Ohio, All-Conference teams

Area first team: Catcher: Matt Smith (Johnstown). Outfield: Zach Ratcliff (Columbus Academy). Area second team: Catcher: Ronnie Thomas (Northmor). Outfield: Matt Smith (Fredericktown). Area second team: Pitcher: Jimmy Lough (Newark Catholic).
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Johnstown’s Colvin keeps her cool in taking fifth in high jump at D-II state

Johnstown’s Kendall Colvin competes in the high jump during the Division II state meet Friday at Ohio State’s Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium in Columbus.

COLUMBUS — Cool temperatures and a steady rain during much of Friday appeared to be a bad recipe for Johnstown’s Kendall Colvin.

The junior, who often calls her mind-set her biggest hurdle, persevered during her first trip to the Division II state meet. She overcame what at times were treacherous conditions to tie for fifth in the high jump at Ohio State’s Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium.

“I had to adjust according to the weather. I just had to be prepared,” Colvin said. “It was all in my head. I had to keep my head straight and not let nerves take over.”

Colvin cleared 5-feet-2, tying with two others, and she finished behind two others on misses. Only two cleared 5-4.

Most of the field, including Colvin, cleared 4-10 and 5-0 without incident. The rain started at 5-2, and Colvin cleared it on her third attempt. Only eight cleared 5-2, guaranteeing Colvin a medal.

“We had a lot of talks about making sure her head was in the game, making sure she was relaxed, taking deep breaths,” Johnstown coach Brad Orr said. “I told her, ‘Let me be nervous. You just go compete.'”
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Graduation Party

Are you having a graduation party this year? You can give your high school or college graduate a party that will be the highlight of their achievement. Whether it’s a small get together or a large bash, its success is in the planning. Call our catering staff at Johnnies Villa Pizza, we can help, or visit our catering page for more information.

 

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Woods letter / Civil War

Saturday, July 23, 1864

Dear friend Munson, it has been a long time since I had heard from you before, but I am glad to hear from you and to hear that you was well. It found me enjoying a very good health. We are putting the shell into the Rebs this morning and now and then they give us one but we have got used to that. We don’t care no more for them than we do for a lot of little boys, they do the wildest throwing shells that I ever saw, they will get them too high or too low shells too. You wrote in your last letter that you was a shooting squirrels and you said you supposed I was shooting Rebs, you are right on that for we made a charge and then halted and laid in line of battle all day and they throw shells at us all day but didn’t do much harm. I was laying behind a pile of rails and I looked way out in a big field that I was behind in the words and I saw the weeds and brush a moving along and they got closer all the time.   (READ MORE)

Memorial Day 1929

Memorial Day has always been honored in the Johnstown area. Our township and surrounding towns have sent many young men off to war, and currently there are many serving. Memorial Day in the spring is when area cemeteries were usually cleaned and trimmed, flags put on the graves of soldiers and so on. Many see it as the day to honor all Veterans but its intent was to honor those who have passed before. Veterans Day is the day to honor those with us. This Memorial Day take time out of your schedule to visit an area cemetery, you will enjoy the day.  Also take a moment and look back in time as Villa offers a Civil War letter from Johnstown resident Sovain Wood who served with the 18th U.S. Infantry. We have scanned a 1929 Memorial Day program also, enjoy!  (READ MORE)

Three girls qualify for track regional

According to Northridge High School coach Gene Weil, reaching a regional track and field meet takes effort and confidence, but the ratio of those factors changes when an athlete attempts to qualify for state.

Three members of the Vikings girls team tried to do just that when they competed in the Division II regional that concluded May 26 at Lexington. The top four finishers in each event advanced to the state meet Friday, June 1, and Saturday, June 2, at Ohio State.

 

“I think track is probably 60 percent physical and 40 percent mental,” said Weil, who is in his first season at Northridge but has coached cross country and track for more than 30 years at the high school and college levels. “But when you get to that (regional) level, it’s so much mental. Everyone there has talent, so you’re not going to get any stronger or faster, but it becomes more upstairs.”

 

Junior Caitlyn Tulloss, sophomore Hayley Menix and freshman Ellie Shedloski advanced to regional after finishing in the top four in the district 1 meet that concluded May 19 at Westerville South.

 

Menix finished third in the long jump (15 feet, 2 3/4 inches) and fourth in the high jump (4-10). Shedloski was fourth in the long jump (15-2 3/4) and Tulloss placed fourth in the 400 meters (1 minute, 1.61 seconds).

 

“I want competitors (on the team), and these girls have shown me that they are competitors,” said Weil, whose team finished eighth in district 1 with 28 points as 13 teams scored and Granville (176.5) was champion. “Caitlyn dropped her time by two seconds (at district) and really had a great performance.”


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