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January 1, 2013

Kindness, health, money, better knees sought in ’13

Area residents are looking to a New Year with hope.

As politicians debate the minutiae of the fiscal cliff, people on the street are just hoping to find a way to get along and see something positive for their community.

Area residents are hoping for a brighter economic future, health and a variety of personal hopes and dreams.

“I would like to see a lot of things actually. Where do I begin?” asked Candice Baker-Korver of Geneva. She said she would like to see more kindness in our nation.

Allison Brown, director of the Jefferson Community Center, has a bucket list.  “The village of Jefferson and the community center are working together to get a large blow-up movie screen for the community center.” she said.

Jeremy Harper of Andover is looking for something to help the pocketbooks of area residents. “Cheaper gas prices,” he said.

Dave Dewey of Ashtabula is looking for a bit of a medical miracle.

“A knee replacement that will allow me to continue running,” he said.

Perry Boal, also of Ashtabula, is thinking of family. “Better health for my wife,” he said.

“There’s a million things,” said Bobby McQuoid as he filtered down his hopes for the New Year.

“I’m looking forward to building a house starting this spring,” he said.

McQuoid said he is also looking forward to working with a new class of freshmen to add to his Geneva girls track team.

“Just living a healthy life being as active as I possibly can,” he said.

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