The Conneaut Lions Safety Town may be the oldest in Ohio, according to Lion Mike David, chairman.

For a pair of weeks every June, children who will enter kindergarten in the fall learn basic safety rules dealing with traffic, fire, railroad crossings and even firearms. Madeleine Plosila, a retired Conneaut educator, oversees the program.

Conneaut Patrolman Joe Schor helps one of the youngsters at Safety Town learn that police officers “are your friends.”

Another key part of the program are the high school students who buddy up with the kindergarteners for the week, reinforcing lessons and helping them with assignments.  Between forty and fifty Conneaut High School students work Safety Town each year, Plosila said.

A highlight of the kids’ morning are their trips around the Town, a miniature version of Conneaut set up on the Cabrini parking lot. Children aboard tricycles pedal on “streets” past tiny buildings, all the while learning about traffic signals and signs. The kids are accompanied by their buddies while making the rounds.

With the help of community donations and fund-raisers to support the program, Safety Town will soon be celebrating 50 years of operations.

For a look at Safety Town 2015 go to:



The annual golf outing took place at the Windy Hills Golf Course again this year on Wednesday, August 5, 2016.  The thirty-two participating teams enjoyed lunch, 18 holes of golf, beverages on course, carts and a fresh Lake Erie perch dinner all for only $75 a person.

Golfers also had a chance to win cash prizes for the first, fifth and fourteenth places, as well as hole prizes, door prizes and raffles.

Anyone interested in participating in next year's event or sponsoring a hole may contact Lew Shiley (440-599-8697), Ray Tylman (440-593-5155) or Eric Nesbitt ( for more information.  This event has been ongoing for about sixty years and always promises a good time.

All profits will benefit the Luke Stough Scholarship Fund, which provides a graduating senior from Conneaut High School with a scholarship to the college of their choice.


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