Tuesday, August 09, 2016

Five teens and young adults (four from Springfield Township and one from Akron) have been arrested for arson of Green's one-room schoolhouse and for vandalizing another area park.

Police said they found items stolen from the park in one of their homes.

A sad day for Carol Eubank

This is an unhappy time for BJ Marketing Communications Department retiree Carol Eubank.

She is involved with the Green Historical Society. One of its prized preservations, the 1885 Lichtenwalter Schoolhouse, was destroyed by fire Monday night.

Even worse, the state fire marshal ruled it was arson. What scum would do that?
Carol Eubank

Lichtenwalter was the fourth one-room schoolhouse built in Green Township.

Carol reported:
I have very sad news to report to you all. Last night Lichtenwalter Schoolhouse was destroyed by fire.”
Lichtenwalter served children living in District 13, which covered part of Green Township and Jackson Township in Stark County.  It was originally on Mt. Pleasant Road on land owned by Robert Boettler.  Boettler moved the schoolhouse to his land, which became Boettler Park.
The renovated schoolhouse had been used by the City of Green Division of Parks and Recreation and Historic Preservation Commission and Green Local Schools to host educational programs. 
Carol, a 1957 Coventry High grad, lives in Portage Lakes, where she also is involved with the Portage Lakes Historical Society.
Carol also is the “queen” of BJ reunions. She’s always getting Ol’ Blue Walls escapees together for fun gatherings. The Circulation Department veterans keep circulating among each other.
I once ran into Carol while attending an event at the Greystone Building in downtown Akron several years ago. This woman gets around.

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