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Up until the 2013-2013 school year, Ohio public schools and school districts were given one of six ratings: Excellent with Distinction, Excellent, Effective, Continuous...

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If you’d like to see a Chandler painting in person, the Butler Institute of American Art in Youngstown has “Scene in the Adirondacks” in its collection.

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If you’ve left a bag of potatoes sitting around for a while, you might have noticed them starting to grow green, white, or somewhat...

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We were able to find a lot of information in “Fragments of History of Newton Falls and Newton Township, Ohio,” compiled, edited, and annotated by Wendell F. Lauth and the Friends of the Newton Falls Public Library and “History of Newton Falls,” compiled by Ella A. Woodward. “Fragments of History” even included a picture of the falls, circa 1900, with the Hoyle Woolen Mill on one side and part of the Eagle Mills on the left.

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Sources vary on how old they need to be, anywhere from eight weeks to twelve, so it’s best to check with your veterinarian and see what they recommend.

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If you’re planning a trip in this last stretch of summer and you want to plan ahead and find out how much cash you’ll need to pay the tolls, you’re in luck... For answers to your questions, visit the Newton Falls Public Library, 204 S. Canal Street, Newton Falls or phone 330-872-1282. For information about all the free library programs or hours, visit our website at www.newtonfalls.org or our Facebook page, www.facebook.com/NewtonFallsLibrary.

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We checked the Milton Township website , which includes information on its history. From the website, we learned that Milton Township was originally home...

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Royal Crown Cola’s Diet-Rite, introduced in 1958, was one of the first diet sodas on the market. Once the nation started watching its weight...

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Even as hot as it’s been lately, one of our patrons is looking ahead to colder months, concerned for the deer that have to...

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It’s a good question. We couldn’t find a definitive answer in either R. Brasch’s “How Did It Begin?” or William S. Walsh’s “Curiosities of...

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According to “Ask a Geneticist” on The Tech Museum of Innovation’s website and “What causes people to have straight or curly hair?” by...

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All of the computers here at the Newton Falls Public Library are installed with Google Earth, a program that allows users to take a...

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Our extensive collection of gardening books at the Newton Falls Public Library includes several on water gardening, such as Helen Nash’s “The Pond Doctor,”...

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While we couldn’t find the answer in our copy of The Religions Book, nor by looking under “monasticism” and “vow” in Merriam-Webster’s Encyclopedia of...

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While we have “Cassell’s Dictionary of Slang” and “A Dictionary of Americanisms on Historical Principles” available in the reference section here at the Newton...

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The Newton Falls Public Library offers free computer classes and one-on-one times three Mondays and one Saturday every month. However, we understand that everyone...

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At the Newton Falls Public Library, we weren’t familiar with tree-climbing groundhogs either, but we looked into it and, as it turns out, they’re...

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There are two annual book sales at the Newton Falls Public Library, one in the spring and one in the fall. There’s also a...

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One of our patrons, an avid walker and biker, was making plans to spend a few weeks in late spring or early summer going...

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One of our patrons stocks several bird feeders year-round. With the cold weather we’ve been having lately, she was worried about how her birds...

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We’ve gotten this question a lot in the past few months. The desk everyone’s been talking about is the reference desk, and the lady...

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While none of us here at the Newton Falls Public Library are lawyers, we have several resources at hand that we could use to...

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One of our Newton Falls Public Library patrons had recently inherited a cast-iron skillet and wanted to be sure they were taking care of...

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Many of us here at the Newton Falls Public Library have seen therapy dogs at work, whether at hospitals, nursing homes, or even colleges....

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At the Newton Falls Public Library, we understand how discouraging it can be when you can’t find what you’re looking for. Our patron remembered...

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The staff of the Newton Falls Public Library has their own memories of children complaining about the appearance of clothing after shortening or alterations,...

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One of our Newton Falls Public Library patrons was being pestered by a  woodpecker, and was hoping to chase it away before it caused...

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“Earlier this year, I was diagnosed with tenosynovitis in my hand. Could you find me some more information on it?” Though none of us...

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“Help,” our caller said “I need a recipe for making buttermilk.  Not the one that uses vinegar or lemon juice; the one that uses...

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English has some very unusual phrases that the patrons and staff of the Newton Falls Public Library have found to be interesting. Our search began...

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“I remember many years ago that there were a pair of pianists who played the song Exodus. Can you find me their names?”  Some...

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The Newton Falls Public Library staff understands the importance of this information to home gardeners, so they can determine the best selection of plants...

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Over the years, the Newton Falls Public Library staff has found that patrons are often interested in the origins of words. We began our search...

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“I need a book about chipmunks.”  The Newton Falls Public Library staff member wasn’t too surprised by the statement; we have another patron who...

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“I am looking for a knitting pattern for a poncho that has cuffs. I saw one online, but now I can’t find it again.” ...

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“I’m trying to remember the name of a drug store chain from the 1950s, 1960s.  There was one near where I lived in Dupont...

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As you hear the echoes of whirling winds throwing leaves and while changes in weather chills your bones, October is a month rich in...

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“I’m interested in railway to bike trails; the ones that are constructed along abandoned railways. Can you find me a map of the railroad...

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“What makes a rock maple table different from a regular maple table?” The Newton Falls Public Library staff began their investigation in the library’s...

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Our caller said, “I really enjoy audio books, but my CD player broke. I would like to try something other than a CD one....

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“My husband and I enjoy feeding the squirrels peanuts in the shell. We recently bought salted ones and my niece told me it wasn’t...

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“A friend of mine died several years ago and I was trying to find the death certificate. I don’t want to have to pay...

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“I have this shrub growing in my garden,” said the Newton Falls Public Library patron, as she showed a small branch to the library...

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“Is there a reason why there is a specific finger for engagement and wedding rings?” asked the patron, who assured us that he had...

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Over the last few weeks this has been a frequent question at the Newton Falls Public Library. “What happened to the recycling bins which...