The Star Beacon; Ashtabula, Ohio

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April 10, 2014

A Don McCormack column: Greetings featuring Meyer back

Paying a visit to the variety store...

Signs of the times

They’re baaaaack, but here’s hoping the good citizens of Ashtabula will make sure they don’t go anywhere, this time.

“They” are the signs posted at various points around entrances to the city that state, basically, “Home of Urban Meyer.”

The sharp, scarlet metal signs, with white lettering — proudly trumpeting the fact the football coach of the Ohio State Buckeyes was raised in Ashtabula, where he graduated fro, St. John High School (Class of 1982), were posted last year... and were promptly stolen.

While driving into the office a few weeks ago, it was great to see the sign posted at the intersection of Jefferson Road and Route 84 back up.

Now, several weeks later, it’s even better to see it still in place.

Here’s hoping the no-good heathens who swiped the first batch of signs manage to keep their thieving hands off the newest collective.

In the family

You might have read Bob Ettinger’s excellent profile earlier this week on Chelsea Scafuro, the two-time Star Beacon Ashtabula County Volleyball Player of the Year from Geneva, who will be attending Juniata College, where she will continue her education and volleyball career in the fall.

It should be noted, though, Chelsea is not the first member of her family to star scholastically at Geneva and then go on to the next level and play collegiately.

Her father, Greg, was a standout football player for late Hall of Fame coach Bob Herpy, then went on to play on the gridiron at the University of Akron.

Addendums

Bill Corbitt, who penned the excellent piece on Rex and Rexie Gaugh that appeared as the centerpiece of our Tuesday sports section, passed on a couple notes about the story.

“Don, I have two postscripts to the Rex Gaugh article,” he wrote in an email. “Since its writing, Dick Tully, Rex’s Conneaut High running back teammate, died March 10 at age 90 after a lingering illness.  He was a retired veterinarian in Elkhorn, Wisc., who got his start in that field helping the late Doctor Ben Olds, Conneaut's legendary vet himself and a former star lineman for Ohio State.  

“Also, Rex’s widow, the former Jane Duffett, 88, is in a hospital near her home in St. Petersburg Beach, Fla., suffering a fractured pelvis in a fall at her home.”

Thanks, sir.

McCormack is the sports editor of the Star Beacon. Reach him at donmac@suite224.net.

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