© 2016 by Newton Falls Preservation Foundation 

Board Members

Steven Simpson

President

info@mysite.com

I'm a paragraph. Click here to add your own text and edit me. It’s easy. Just click “Edit Text” or double click me to add your own content and make changes to the font. I’m a great place for you to tell a story and let your users know a little more about you.

Andy McElrath

Vice President

info@mysite.com

I was born in Warren, Ohio in 1974. My family moved to Newton Falls in 1989. I graduated from Newton Falls High School in 1993 where I played football and baseball. I enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and left for boot camp in Parris Island in 1993, where I served as an H-1 Light Attack helicopter mechanic for 6 years until I was honorably discharged. I married my wife of 21 years in 1995, and after I completed my service in the Marines we returned to Newton Falls where we built our home and currently reside. In 2001 our family was blessed with the addition of our son, Andrew, who is 14 years old and entering his freshman year at Newton Falls.

 

I am a member of AMVETS where I serve as 3rd Vice Commander for the Department of Ohio and as Commander for Post 112 in Newton Falls, I am a member of VFW 3332 in Newton Falls, and I am a proud member of the Newton Falls Veterans Honor Guard.

Laura Shaulis Speck
Board Member

info@mysite.com

I'm a paragraph. Click here to add your own text and edit me. It’s easy. Just click “Edit Text” or double click me to add your own content and make changes to the font. I’m a great place for you to tell a story and let your users know a little more about you.

Julie Smeiles
Treasurer

ijksmeiles@embarqmail.com

Attend St. Joseph & Mary Church,

Eucharistic Minister

Reader/Lector

Tuesday Bingo Volunteer

Church Website

 

  • Sr. Vice President Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign War Post 3332 & Historian, past 2 time Jr. Vice President, Trustee, & Legislation Chair.

  • Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3332 2013-2014 Woman of the Year Award

  • Good Job Award for an outstanding job in supporting the programs and goals of the Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars –Dept. of Ohio June 12th 2014

  • Best Auxiliary Report/Historian- 2013-2014 – Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign War Department of Ohio

  • Senior Citizens of Newton Falls Transportation Organization, an organization providing transportation to local seniors and the disabled, Treasurer & past Secretary.

  • Santa’s Workshop volunteer, program run by Santa Rick to ensure underprivileged kids have a Merry Christmas.

  • Freelance Reporter Photographer Weekly Villager from the early 2000’s thru -2010

  • Publisher of the Telegraph a weekly newspaper

  • 2010 Outstanding Journalism Award for Addressing Animal Abuse Issues Happy Trails Farm Animal Sanctuary.

    • Frame Thank You with pictures of rescued animals, “for creating an awareness of animal abuse in the community through your writing and reporting talents, and for your caring and compassion for the animals involved. 201- Happy Trails Farm Animal Sanctuary.

  • Produced & Hosted 2 Town Hall Meetings with candidates for local political offices. Televised on the Community Cable Channel, covered by Television & Print Media.

  • Income Maintenance Worker Portage County Jobs and Family Services

  • Vice President Smeiles Construction Company Inc.

Joe Ball
Board Member

info@mysite.com

I'm a paragraph. Click here to add your own text and edit me. It’s easy. Just click “Edit Text” or double click me to add your own content and make changes to the font. I’m a great place for you to tell a story and let your users know a little more about you.

Dennis Valot
Board Member

info@mysite.com

I'm a paragraph. Click here to add your own text and edit me. It’s easy. Just click “Edit Text” or double click me to add your own content and make changes to the font. I’m a great place for you to tell a story and let your users know a little more about you.

Pat Layshock
Board Member

pdlnfo@aol.com

Patrick “Pat” Layshock is a third generation resident of Newton Falls, and a 1975 graduate from Newton Falls High School.  Pat is married to Sue Wilson Layshock and the proud father of Julie Capasso, Jenn Layshock, and Michael Layshock.  Pat is the grandfather to Isabella and Scarlett Capasso.  Pat retired from CSX railroad as a Track Inspector after 30 years of service. Pat officated High Scholl and College basketball for 28 years, with the highlight of being selected to work the State Basketball Championship.  Pat has a long history of public service working on the Home Town Christmas Committee, The 4th of July Committee, and was elected to four terms as Mayor of Newton Falls.  Pat strongly believes that the foundation will leave a legacy of community enhancement.