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  • __ Progress Court #22 Order of the Amaranth welcomes three new members July 23, 2014

    Progress Court #22 Order of the Amaranth held an initiation & friendship night where were welcomed our three newest members: Margaret Best, Doris & Christopher Zimmerman.  Presiding for the evening were Royal Matron, Joy Leavy, and Royal Patron, Brian Williams.
    We were pleased to have guests from Faith Court in Salem, and Emerald Court in Massillon attending the evening’s festivities including our Grand Royal Patron – Steve Ronshausen who installed the following as Grand Officers: Judy Elliott – Assistant Grand Lecturer to District #1, Debbie Clark – Grand Rep. to Arkansas, and Bill Stevey – Grand Rep. to Idaho.
    Other officers for the evening included: Associate Matron – Verna Williams, Associate Patron – Jerry McCullough, Conductress – Debbie Clark, Associate Conductress – Nancy Kirkpatrick, Secretary – Judy Elliott, Treas – Margery Freed, Prelate – Claudia York, Chairman of Trustee – Nelson Llewellyn, Historian – Pat Grimes, Musician – Steve Ronshausen, Marshal in the East – Roxanne York, Marshal in the West – Jeanne Barnett, Warder – Gary Ronshausen, and Sentinel – Bill Stevey.
    The Order of the Amaranth is a fraternal organization composed of Master Masons and their properly qualified female relatives.  In its teachings, the members are emphatically reminded of their duties to God, to their country, and to their fellow beings.  They are urged to portray, by precept and example, their belief in the “Golden Rule” and by conforming to the virtues inherent in Truth, Faith, Wisdom, and Charity they can prove to others the fondness promulgated by the Order.  The extent of its charitable work and overall benevolence is limited only by the opportunities that exist, and the ability to secure adequate funding.  Its main philanthropic project is the Amaranth Diabetes Foundation.
    For more information please visit their website at:, email the webmaster at or contact Roxanne York at  330- 240-5116

  • __Canfield Students Among Top 3-5% at State science Day July 23, 2014

    Canfield students bring home an award from the 2014 Ohio State Science Day!  Canfield High School received the Harold C Shaw Award for the second year in a row. The Harold C. Shaw award is only given to 3-5% of schools each year who have 80% or more of their students receiving the highest rating of superior.
    Five students from Canfield High School  and two students from Canfield Village Middle School attended the event. Canfield Team members include: Jordan Evans-Kaplan, Stephen Gant, Anastasia Johnson, Richard Abel, and Alyssa Armstrong from the High School. Jonathan Gant and Kamran Sarac are from the Middle School.
    The Canfield team would like to thank Dr. Michael Crescimanno, Youngstown State University Physics Professor, for providing assistance to the students.

  • __Student group travels to Europe to pay visit to former foreign exchange students July 23, 2014

    Six Boardman, Fitch, and Cardinal Mooney students, accompanied by Sieglinde and Larry Warren, exchange coordinators, and Cameron Carter, a YSU Education Senior, recently returned from Germany where they stayed in the homes of students they had hosted this past fall. Hennef is located on the Rhine River in west Central Germany near Cologne.
    The German hosts planned many activities for their American guests. Among these activities were visiting the Mayor of Hennef, Mr. Pipke; an all day trip on the Rhine which included viewing the Seven Hills of the Rhineland, the town of Siegburg, as well as the former German capital, Bonn.  They toured the city of Cologne and viewed the city from a bridge on the Rhine River.  The group also had the opportunity to spend a day in the German capital, Berlin, where they walked along the remnant of the Berlin Wall and visited the Checkpoint Charlie Museum.  While in Germany, the students also had the opportunity to experience the World Cup excitement with their hosts. This is the ninth year that the exchange with the Gesamtschule in Hennef has taken place.
    A tenth exchange is planned with the same German school in November of 2014 with 8-12 German students and two teachers arriving for the Thanksgiving holiday.  The goal of the exchange is to provide an opportunity for the German and Mahoning Valley students to experience each other’s culture in their home and school.

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