Around Edinburg by Cathy Klein

By Cathy Klein Published:

For those of you who don't know about Steve Earnest, he was crushed by a combine head at his house on Nov. 10 around 3 p.m. They were able to lift it off of him with the skid steer as his wife, Tami, was there along with his daughter, Jessica, his brother and two friends. He was transported to Robinson Memorial Hospital in Ravenna by ambulance and then was taken by Life Flight Helicopter to Akron. He has a broken spine (no cord damage), broken hip, fractured collar bone, a broken ribcage, collapsed lungs and swelling in his head.

A "Farmer's Breakfast" benefit will be held for Steve Earnest from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 30 at the Deerfield Town Hall. Pancakes, sausage, bacon and eggs will be served with the cost for adults $6, $5 for children, and children 3 and under eat free. Raffle baskets, side boards and a 50⁄50 raffle will also be featured.

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I recently spoke with Todd Schumacher, owner of the 14-76 Auto Exchange, who is celebrating going into his 10th year of business. The 14-76 Auto Exchange is located at 4146 S.R. 14, and they specialize in selling used automobiles to include cars, trucks and vans. They have also been a Carolina Carport Inc. Super Center for the past 81⁄2 years. In talking with Todd, I found out that he has been in the car business now for 25 years after also being an animal trainer for Shamu at Sea World. He enjoys being involved in the community and has been supportive of many organizations, including 4-H, Southeast Schools and Big Brothers & Big Sisters of Portage County, which he was involved with for quite a few years.

Todd would also like to welcome Mike Gallagher, who he considers to be a great asset to his business. Mike provides the service there and comes with 30 years experience working for Don Joseph in Kent. Together, they have 55 years of experience to help people make a decision about their vehicle. Both Todd and Mike consider customer satisfaction to be their No. 1 goal, have loved serving the community, and hope to do so for many years to come.

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The Edinburg United Church will hold its December dry pantry giveaway from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Dec. 29. Donations are always accepted as well.

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I would also like to extend congratulations to my daughter, Hannah Klein, for being chosen as the Team Gymnast of the month for December at Top Floor Gymnastics and Dance Center located in Ravenna. This is her third year of gymnastics there and her second year being a member of the team that competes once a month. She shares this honor with Brook-lyn Collin for the 7 and up gymnasts and Alexys Shearer for the 3- to 6-year-old gymnasts. Good job, girls!

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If you haven't had a chance to drive through Edinburg Park yet to see the new Christmas light display, make sure that you do! It really does look beautiful with many things represented from our county, such as Santa with a tractor and in a hot-air balloon.

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I would like to wish everyone a Happy Holiday and a Happy New Year, too!

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Please continue contacting Cathy Klein by the second Wednesday of the month with any news and upcoming events at 330-325-8072 or CM101495@aol.com.

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