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Holton: back in the saddle again
Former Richwood area resident and harness horse driver/trainer, Terry
Holton, has been dubbed ³The Mir-acle Man,² after ³beating the odds² and
surviving a battle with pancreatic cancer.
Holton,  who trained horses for several years at the local track has six
children. His daughter, Tara Grose,  lives in Richwood and is owner of
Taraıs Beauty Salon. Two sons, Tim and Ty,  are both students at North
In July 2004, Holton be-gan to feel sick, lost weight and just couldnıt
eat. Doc-tors soon gave him the results of his tests - pancreatic cancer and
told him chances of survival were almost nil. According to the American
Cancer Society, only four percent of caucasians in the United States survive
pancreatic cancer for a period of five years.
After spending over three months in Mount Carmel East Hospitalıs intensive
care unit, and having part of his stomach and pancreas removed, doctors sent
Hol-ton home, deemed too weak to undergo chemotherapy.
However, Sandra Burns, Holtonıs companion/caregiver from Ontario, Canada
began giving the patient a daily routine of care, including a 22 hour-a-day
supplement through the feeding tube doctors had placed in Holtonıs stomach.
Friends who visited with Holton at his home last fall were all told the
same thing: ³The next time you come to see me, youıll have to go down to the
next street, over a few blocks. Thatıs where the funeral home is.²
But, then something happened, - just like a miracle. Holton, who had
dropped from 175 to 124 pounds,  began to eat and regain his strength. At a
doctorıs visit in December, he was informed that the cancerous tumor was
On June 29, Holton, now again weighing 175 pounds, got back in the saddle
and drove the trotter, Ilooklike-mildred, owned by local resident/trainer
Dan Krebehen-ne, at Scioto Downs to a second place finish. And that was just
the beginning. Holton  has since driven several other horses and has begun
training a few standardbreds.
Holton, 63, now lives in Newark. Throughout his career, he has nearly
2,000 career victories and is the longest tenured driver at Scioto Downs.
He, and Burns, plan to spend the winter, training horses, at Spring Garden
Ranch Training Center in Florida.
Holtonıs lifelong friend, Jerry Knappenberger, who trained horses with
Holton for 27 years and now serves as President of the Ohio Harness Racing
Association, said that ³Beating cancer is like winning the Little Brown Jug
- from the eight-hole.²

R.I.T.A. to issue subpoenas to non-filing residents
By Leigh Ann Glass
Council approved (Jim Ford absent) for the Re-gional Income Tax Authority
(R.I.T.A.) to hold a Subpoena Day for non-filers when Council met in regular
session on Monday, Sept. 26.
Officials from R.I.T.A.,  who comprised a list of residents that did not
file, will issue subpoenas for them to appear to determine if they owe the
Village money. 
Council further discussed  having R.I.T.A. handle non-paid accounts on a
trial basis for a year. Steps  are being taken to collect the $13,000 owed
to the Village. Finance Officer Don Jolliff said that this amount has been
increasing yearly.
He then informed Council that it would cost the village $900 in legal fees
if it was decided to utilize R.I.T.Aıs resources and that R.I.T.A. would
also get 25% of monies collected.
No decision was made and  Village Solicitor Rick Rodger said he would look
at other options. Further discussion on this matter will take place at the
next  meeting.
  Union County Engineer Steve Stolte addressed Council concerning Issue 1,
which will appear on the Tuesday, Nov. 8 ballot.
According to Stolte, Issue 1, also known as ³Jobs for Ohioans² would not
include a tax increase.  The proposal is  a $2 billion ballot initiative to
create jobs through infrastructure projects and job ready sites.
The State Capital Im-provements Program, the Third Frontier Project and
the Job Ready Sites Program are three areas included in the proposal.
In the past, funds from  the State Capital Improve-ment Program have
helped Richwood with  water, sewer and street projects. As a result, Council
passed a resolution to support the State issue.
Ed Penix addressed  Council about a $700 water bill he had received from a
rental unit. He said he had made numerous requests to have the water turned
off. However, Rodger told Penix that he needed a relief from stay from the
court  concerning the tenantıs bankruptcy  before the water could be
Lloyd E. Chipman, a resident of 303 S. Franklin Street, also addressed
Council about a water bill. He said that on average, he normally uses 3,000
to 6,000 gallons of water but had received one bill for 14,000 gallons.
Although the usage has now returned to normal levels,  village employees
will closely monitor his water meter and recommended that the homeowner do
so as well.
In other business:
? Set a Planning Com-mission meeting for Tues-day, Oct. 18,  at 10 a.m.,
to discuss Subdivision Rules and Regulations and the possible rezoning of
194 E. Beatty Ave., owned by Mike Hamilton.
? Set Trick-or-Treat in Richwood  for Saturday, Oct. 29,  from 5  - 7 p.m.
? Heard from Village Ad-ministrator Raymond Miller that the Water
Association will be inspecting the water plant later this week.
? Learned from Street Committee Chair Scott Jerew that the basins on Grove
Street have been repaired. He also inquired that he would like to know who
was billed for these repairs.
? Was informed by Rodger that he is still working on finding out which
alleys in the Village have been closed.
? Heard a inquiry from Park Committee Chair George Showalter if it would
be possible to allow children to utilize the mound of dirt at Industrial
Park in the winter months for sledding. No decision was made.
Next Council meeting will be held Monday, Oct. 10 at 7 p.m. The public is
welcome to attend.

New tanning facility opens in Richwood
    Julie Tumeo wanted to work close to home, so she could be there when her
children got home from school.
To accomplish this goal, she decided to open her own hair salon, ³Hair
Haven,² at the rear of her residential property at 118 W. Bomford St.
Tumeo, who once owned a tanning salon in Marysville, decided to expand her
Richwood beauty shop business by adding a tanning facility, which she named
³Decadent Tan.²
Tumeo and her husband, Donald, worked with an architect, deciding how they
could add on to the hair salon, due to their limited space.  The decision
was made that the only way to go was up, a second floor. So after meeting
all health and zoning requirements, the new tanning facility was
    The Tumeoıs daughters,  Jade and Morgan are also a part of the family
business. Jade and her mother are both certified tanning consultants. Morgan
helps at the desk, taking appointments and seeing that the rooms are ready
for the next customer.
    The tanning salonıs new ³Rant and Rave² stand-up bed has been very
popular. The bed contains 48 bulbs and is convenient for those who would
rather stand while tanning. Tumeo states that an additional stand-up bed is
in her future plans.
    Two other rooms house Sunvision tanning beds which each containing 28
bulbs and dual face tanners.
    Customers, upon entering a private room, always find a pair of
protective eye goggles and a mint on their towel. Music, piped into the
rooms, has customer volume control. Tumeo requires any tanning lotion
products used by customers, to be purchased from her salon, a quality
control issue.
       In order to accommodate customers who work second shift, or are just
³night owls,² a second shift session will be available beginning Nov. 1 from
1:30 to 3:30 a.m. Tara Thompson  has been hired to assist these early
morning tanners. Other hours may be considered upon customer requests.
    Tanning packages at Decadent Tan are based on minutes used, not visits.
³Normally  salons sell packages by the session. A beginner will probably
only  tan for 3-5 minutes their first several visits, but are using up
valuable purchased sessions. I think our tanning salonıs ³minutes program²
is a better choice for customers,² said Tumeo.
    An open house will be held at Decadent Tan on Saturday, Oct. 8 from 10
a.m. to 2 p.m. Customers who purchase a tanning package during this event
will receive a free bottle of lotion.  The public is encouraged to tour the
facility, enjoy light refreshments and sign-up for door prizes.
For more information, call 740-943-5641.

New student award program to begin
    A committee of administrators and teachers, formed under the direction
of the Strategic
Planning Committee of The North Union School District, has initiated a
program to honor students from kindergarten through twelfth grade. Unlike
other awards offered to students, this new program will not be based on
their academic achievement. Instead, criteria for nomination will be based
on the studentıs involvement in a community project, including school, 4-H,
church, etc. Nominations are encouraged, and students attending North Union
or those who are home schooled will be considered for the award.  Nomination
forms will be available at all North Union school buildings, Curves,
American Family Insurance and the Richwood-North Union Library. Each monthıs
honoree will receive a certificate, two six inch subs from Subway and will
be recognized in The Richwood Gazette. Alternating sponsors of this program
are American Family Insurance and Curves. Pictured above, left to right are
Steve Price (American Family Insurance), Jean Wedding (committee member),
Vickie Price (Curves) and Harold Karcher (American Family Insurance.)

Zoning Inspector asked to resign; park issues discussed
By Leigh Ann Glass
At the Monday, Sept. 12 Village of Richwood Council meeting, it was
decided that the Mayor would ask Jim Thompson to resign as Zon-ing
Inspector. Any zoning/
real estate issues decided by Thompson, who is now associated with a local
real estate firm, could pose the issue of a conflict of interest.
  Park Committee Chair George Showalter brought council members up to date
about events that have been taking place at the Richwood Park.(for full story subscribe to the Richwood Gazette)

People, Pets and Personalities
This dog is a "cut above" the rest

In the case of Presidents and royalty, dogs are known by their owners.
There was Millie, President G.H.W. Bushıs favorite Springer Spaniel and
Buddy, Pres-ident Clintonıs Chocolate Lab. President George W. Bush with
Barnie, his Scot-tish Terrier tucked under his arm, board Air Force One as a
pair. Queen Elizabeth has kept a corps of Corgis around her since her
coronation in 1953. But how many people know their local barber by his dog?
In Richwood, Ohio, the dog is beginning to overshadow her owner.(for full story subscribe to the Richwood Gazette)

Katrina hits close to home
Richwood residents house family members fleeing hurricane

    While scenes of flooding and looting fill the television screens in
Richwood, two local households are welcoming family members left stranded by
the hurricaneıs devastation.
    Jeff and Jane Holt-
schulteıs daughter, Joy Livingston, arrived with her four children and
little else after leaving her Hatties-burg, Miss. home. Hatties-burg is
approximately 60 miles north of Biloxi, Miss.
    Joyıs husband, Sergeant Andrew Livingston, is currently stationed in
Iraq with the United States Army.(for full story subscribe to the Richwood Gazette)

Thereıs a new Curve(s)  in Richwood
Richwood area ladies can look forward to being slimmer, trimmer and
healthier with the opening of the new Curves on Monday, Sept. 12.
According to owner Vicki Price, the facility, located at 220 N. Clinton
St. will be open at 9 a.m. to take new memberships.
³We are so very excited to bring this franchise to Richwood,² said Price.(for full story subscribe to the Richwood Gazette)