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21-03 NEWS
PARMLY MANSION

Perry Township trustees approved a contract with an engineering firm in their effort to save the 1835 mansion built by Dr. Jehiel "Hiel" Parmly [1799-1873; Eleazar, Jehiel, Stephen, Stephen, John, John] from erosion by Lake Erie's waves. The township purchased the home in 2002, but officials have not found a developer willing to buy and restore the dilapidated house at the end of Perry Park Road. In December 2020, the township was awarded $200,000 for the shoreline improvement project as part of the new Ohio capital budget bill. State Rep. Jamie Callender, R-Concord Township, helped secure that funding, said township Administrator Karen Sundy. As a starting point for the project, trustees entered into a $32,200 contract in March with KS Associates of Elyria to design an erosion-control plan, assist the township with seeking bids from contractors, and possibly provide construction supervision, Sundy said. The township will use a portion of its allocation from the capital bill to pay KS Associates. Sundy said the project likely will involve grading and sloping the bluff at a gentler angle and installation of armor stone to absorb and dissipate the power of Lake Erie's waves. William Lorimer bought the brick federal-style home in 1918, and developed the property into Camp Roosevelt for Boys. His son, Bill, purchased the camp from his father in 1946 and sold the mansion and 20 acres of surrounding land to Perry Township for $840,000 in 2002. The deal included allowing him to remain in the home until his death, in 2012.

These family members, listed alphabetically, also appeared in recent news stories:

  • Alex, 15, and Jeffrey Parmelee, 10, join Mallory Valerine, 8, in front of the pop-up tent their grandfather Joel Leach uses while ice fishing in one of the coves on Pleasant Lake in Casco, Maine. (Photo credit: De Busk Photo / The Bridgton (Maine) News)
  • Alyssa Parmelee, the Eastern Wyoming College sophomore volleyballer led the Lady Lancers with 10 kills in a 3-1 victory over North Platte (Neb.) Community College.
  • Bernie Parmalee, the former NFL player has been hired as running backs coach for the Jacksonville Jaguars.
  • The Rev. Chad Parmalee, the Battle Creek, Mich., minister, left, has found knitting, especially making items for others, as a way to relax amid the stresses of pandemic ministry. Chad leads Chapel Hill United Methodist Church. The Michigan Conference's recent webinar featured pastors and the hobbies that kept them going during the pandemic. Chad, who began his hobby five years ago, inspired by a group of churchwomen, said he knits while watching ballgames on TV. Of the items he’s made -- everything from scarves to prayer shawls -- he's kept just one. "I'm a servant at heart. I'm often praying for the recipient of whatever gift it is I'm creating, and that's also soothing." (Photo credit: Roschenne Parmalee)
  • Christopher Parmelee, right, the assistant building commissioner provided Lakewood (Ohio) City Council with an ordinance to update the city's fence code and make it easier for homeowners and contractors to read and use.
  • Dean Parmelee, the Cairo-Durham (Greene County, N.Y.) High School sophomore has been named to the second-quarter high honor roll.
  • Derek Parmley, Link-Belt Cranes' senior product specialist in product technical support has been promoted to manager, technical product support. Derek started at the Lexington, Ky., company in 1997 and has spent the last 15 years in the hydraulic and lattice sides of product support.
  • Finn Parmley, the Maine hoopster was good for eight points in the Medomak Valley (Waldoboro) Panthers' 54-33 win over the Boothbay Region High School Seahawks.
  • Gabrielle Parmalee, the Wyandotte (Mich.) Roosevelt High School kegler defeated Macy Brigmon, 112-101, as the Bears outbowled the Divine Child (Dearborn, Mich.) High School Falcons in a nonleague dual meet at Woodhaven Lanes.
  • Jacquelynn Parmley, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee student helped co-found the Student Parent Advocacy Committee after serving on a pandemic focus group addressing the students who are also parents. "I find comfort in connecting with others going through the same thing," she said.
  • John Parmelee of the SUNY Plattsburgh American Marketing Assn.'s hospitality department will be teaching students how to break bread like a professional, part of a business etiquette series to teach students about global culture, business travel, networking and dining. The meeting will be in person, but as of now, the association is still planning the event in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. .
  • Jordan and Frances Parmelee, the Elk Grove, Calif., women, left, were among the 100 people who gathered in the Franklin High School parking lot to mourn two people who were killed when their car hit a tree. Two of the vehicle's four occupants were thrown two onto Whitelock Parkway. The Parmelees had known Naiomi Brown, 18, since she was young and the families carpooled to school. "Naiomi is such a sweet kid," said Frances, on the right. "Respectful, a shining light, with just a killer smile." Said Jordan: "It's just endless memories. Like any little thing can trigger me thinking back to her. It’s just hard when those types of bonds have to come to an end." (Photo credit: KTXL-TV Channel 40, Sacramento, Calif.)
  • Kaden Parmley, the New Buffalo (Ind.) High School basketballer poured in 12 second-quarter points as the Bison clobbered Michigan Lutheran, 89-54. Kaden finished the game with 14 points.
  • Mac Parmelee, right, the 6-foot-3 guard's 22 points led the Illinois Valley Central (Chillicothe) Grey Ghosts to a 68-56 victory at Prairie Central (Fairbury, Ill.). Mac was also recently named one of the Peoria (Ill.) Journal Star's athletes of the week.
  • Noah Parmelee, the Sergeant Bluff (Iowa) Luton High School grappler pinned his opponent during the 126-pound match in the Warriors' victory over the Winterset (Iowa) Huskies. The dual was tied at 31, but the Warriors won on an unsportsmanlike conduct call on the Huskies.
  • Maris Parmelee, the 11th-grader was named to the Allegany-Limestone (Olean, N.Y.) High School honor roll for the second marking period.
  • Mark Parmelee, left, the Westfield, N.J., councilman presented a proposal that would allow AT&T to build a cell tower at the Houlihan/Sid Fay Field Complex in exchange for the company installing bathrooms, expanding the parking lot and other amenities. "We want to receive community feedback on this and help assess whether we want to take advantage of this opportunity," he said, "but it certainly is unique."
  • Marquita Parmley, right, the mother of a teen who went missing nearly two weeks after being released from Baltimore County (Md.) Detention Center was relieved her daughter was found unharmed, but questioned the county's policy. "They released her on her own recognizance as a 16-year-old minor with mental health issues and she hasn't been seen since," she said in an interview before the girl was found. Why would it be procedure to release a minor?" Marquita said her daughter was supposed to have been released and taken to a mental health facility, but the center let her go the night before. The teen was taken to the detention facility after being charged as an adult with first-degree assault, a charge that was dropped. The county is investigating this incident and reviewing its release policies and protocols.
  • Sgt. Matt Parmelee of the St. Joseph County (Ind.) Police Department pulled over the driver of a vehicle slowly cruising a hotel parking lot at 2 a.m. in a bust that resulted in two arrests. Found inside were baby bottles made into meth pipes, ¾ of a pound of a meth, $1,525 in cash, and driver licenses, credit cards and Social Security cards that belonged to other people.
  • Meredith Parmelee-Kafah, an elementary math supervisor, left, was scheduled to be a panelist on the (Englishtown, N.J.) Criterion Sentinel's virtual discussion of Jews with disabilities.
  • Michele Parmelee, Deloitte Global deputy CEO and chief people-and-purpose officer, said the pandemic, social and political unrest and worsening environmental challenges not only upended global markets last year, but changed business leaders’ perceptions about how societal issues may affect their organizations. "Repairing the damage is critical, but the world cannot simply return to the way things were," she said. "We have an opportunity to reimagine work -- and reshape the world -- so that future adversities are more predictable and manageable. Protecting the environment isn't just the right thing to do, it's smart business."
  • Parmalee and Blanco Brown’s feel-good anthem “Just The Way” has reached the top of the Billboard and Mediabase country charts in the U.S. and Canada. The track has garnered more than 150 million on-demand streams in the U.S. alone, and is the second No. 1 for Parmalee, following “Carolina” in 2013. The band takes its name from Parmele, N.C., the Martin County lumber mill town named for mill owner Edward Andariese Parmele [1868-1906; Alfred, Truman, Thomas Truman, Thomas, Thomas, Job, John, John] of New York City.
  • Paula Parmelee, of Foot & Ankle Associates of South Sioux City, Neb., is the current secretary of the local Reddy Toastmasters club.
  • Shane Parmely, right, the California Teachers Assn. committee member is one of five candidates -- four Democrats and one Republican -- in the April nonpartisan primary for the 79th District Assembly seat vacated by Shirley Weber, recently named state secretary of state. If no candidate in the San Diego County race receives 50% of the vote plus one, the top two vote-getters will face off in June.
  • Sofia Parmelee, former co-captain of Macalester College's volleyball team welcomed the news that head coach Sarah Graves had resigned after posting a combined record of 21-60 (and 0-33 in conference play) for the past three seasons at the St. Paul, Minn., school. "That was something that was, obviously, a result that I was looking for when I first came forward ... to different administrators about Sarah and how she was leading the team."
  • Travis Parmley, the Marion County, Kan., emergency medical service director estimates the construction cost of an ambulance station in Hillsboro at $450,000. The station will need ambulance storage as well as sleeping quarters for on-duty staff.

... and in Mohegan Lake, N.Y., the Water Department reported a water main break on Parmly Road and Parmly Court. Anyone experiencing discolored water and/or air in the pipes was encouraged to run the cold water until it cleared.


21-02 NEWS
DAVID CHARLES PARMELEE

Guess what everyone’s wearing at Little Theatre's "Masked Ball" in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. Well if climbers need oxygen as they approach the summit of Mt. Everest, and stagecoach robbers don’t want to be recognized and hazmat cleaners need protection from biohazards -- they’d all be wearing masks! That’s who theatergoers met -- along with military snipers, body shop techs and birdwatchers -- in six one-act plays, all written by local playwright David Parmelee [Charles Melvin, Charles Tourot, Edmund James, Charles B., Asahel, Charles, Hezekiah, Joel, John, John]. While the Dec. 12 opener was streamed over Facebook and the Little Theatre's YouTube channel, 25 people were permitted to attend each performance at the theater that weekend. "We were able to give our audience social distance. We decided to put them in every third row, every third seat," David told the Times Leader, recalling a Zoom conversation he had with the theater's board members. "But what about the actors? We had to think about their safety." David said he first thought there was no way to put on a play with actors standing far apart and/or wearing masks. "What kind of play would that be?" His wife and fellow thespian Toni Jo Parmelee, came up with the solution. "Hardly looking up from her crossword puzzle," David remembered, she suggested plays in which masks would be a natural part of the costuming. "In about 10 minutes we had 10 scenarios," he said. "Deep-sea divers seemed too hard to pull off, but others were remarkably accessible." So he came up with six plots. Among them: an uncle teaching his nephew the ins and outs of robbing stagecoaches in the Wild West; a celebrity client hires a mountaineering guide to help her summit Mt. Everest; a military sniper who has a secret to reveal. The one-acts "ended up being pretty quirky, and a little bit dark. That's part of what living with COVID-19 for eight months does. They're about people at a distance, people who have a gulf or emotional chasm between them." (Photo credit: Angel Berlane Mulcahy / On My Cue Photography and Productions)

These family members, listed alphabetically, appeared in recent news stories:

  • Benton Parmley, the senior point guard contributed scored the game's last four points and grabbed maybe the game's biggest defensive rebound as Greencastle overtook Bloomington South, 41-36, to win the 2020 Wabash (Ind.) Valley Classic. Benton scored 10 points for the Tiger Cubs.
  • Bernie Parmalee, the Atlanta Falcons special teams coordinator will not return for the 2021 season. He played nine years in the NFL from 1992-2000 with the Miami Dolphins and the New York Jets.
  • Bryan Parmelee, the drummer also tickles the ivories as a member of Enemy of the People, an occasional ensemble of musical employees plucked from the production department.of the Seven Days newspaper in Burlington, Vt.
  • Diann Sean Parmely, the Poulsbo, Wash., woman, left, is seeking help in obtaining attorney for guardianship for Jacob, an autistic 19-year-old who suffered a brain injury when he was a high school freshman and, in December 2018, was struck in a crosswalk and left for dead by a 70-year-old driver who was later apprehended. Here's a link to her GoFundMe page.
  • Elyssa Parmley, right, the Miss Huntsville USA titleholder took to the stage at the Miss Alabama USA pageant. The representative from Cullman took the crown at the Hotel at Auburn University. (Photo credit: Sara Palczewski)
  • Evelyn "Evie" Parmelee, the Liberty-Benton (Findlay, Ohio) Middle School seventh-grader was named to the All-A Honor Roll for the first-quarter.
  • Greg Parmley, the conference leader announced the International Live Music Conference, held March 3 through 5, will be an exclusively virtual event, and open to nonmembers. "It’s important that the whole industry is able to come together at such a pivotal time for the industry’s recovery," he said. "We've decided to open up to the wider live-music family for the first time, ensuring as many delegates are possible are able to exchange ideas and benefit from each other's expertise."
  • Jake Parmelee, the Haverling High School sophomore was named to the Period 2 honor roll at the Bath, N.Y., school.
  • Jared Taylor Parmley, the 25-year-old Bucyrus, Ohio man has been indicted by a Union County grand jury with one count each of forgery and grand theft of a motor vehicle. He is accused of stealing a 1997 Dodge Ram truck from a local man between July 4 and 23, 2020, according to court documents. If convicted on both counts, he could face up to 30 months in prison.
  • Jason Parmeley, 47, the federal inmate pled guilty to his role in bringing contraband into the Federal Correctional Institution in Texarkana, Texas, before a U.S. Magistrate Judge Caroline Craven. According to information presented in court, Jason joined others in smuggling Buprenorphine -- a prescription drug used to treat opioid addiction -- into the institution and facilitating communication between the participants, intending the drugs to be distributed to inmates.
  • John Parmley, chief of the National Security and Cybercrimes Section at the U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of California, won praise for his role in the successful prosecution of a Lemon Grove, Calif., man who aimed a laser pointer at a police helicopter flying over a San Diego protest in the wake of George Floyd’s death at the hands of Minneapolis police. U.S. Attorney Robert Brewer praised John and fellow prosecutor Jonathan Shapiro, San Diego police, and FBI detectives and agents for their diligence in seeking justice.
  • Jordan Lee Parmley, the Middletown, Ind., man has been accused of racketeering over allegations he "leased" to hunting enthusiasts property in Delaware County he doesn't own. Jordan has been charged in Delaware Circuit Court 4 with five counts of corrupt business influence, a Level 5 felony carrying up to six years in prison. A Florida woman told Indiana Department of Natural Resources officers that Jordan had responded to an ad she had placed on Craigslist seeking a lease to hunt on property in Indiana. He provided photos, aerial maps and contracts to lease property in Delaware County, authorities said, and received a $2,000 down payment. The property owners told the woman -- and DNR investigators -- they had not given anyone permission to lease hunting rights for their property. A few days later, authorities said, four members of an Indiana hunting party had each given him a $300 down payment to hunt on the same property. Jordan is also accusing of "leasing" the land -- for $1,200 and $1,000 -- to two other hunters he met through Facebook and Craigslist.
  • Kade Parmelly, the Abilene Christian offensive lineman, left, is being added as a graduate transfer to Duke University's roster next season. Kade played in all 34 games with the Wildcats and completed his degree in three years with a 3.96 GPA.
  • Kelli Parmley, right, outreach services manager for the Lexington (Ky.) Public Library says her organization and the YMCA of Central Kentucky have created a leaning lab to help Cardinal Valley students with homework. Activities and games are also built into the program to help students get social interaction they've been missing with remote learning. "This was a great way to open our doors to families where the need is a little greater than other parts of town," she told WLEX-TV Channel 18.
  • Lauren Parmelee, the senior director of education at the Audubon Society of Rhode Island, has written the introduction to "Voices of The Earth: The Future of Our Planet II," a book of original works that focuses on themes of resilience, sustainable living and adapting to a changing climate.
  • Lyndsey Parmelee, the Pulaski County (Ky.) High School senior made her third straight Commonwealth Journal All-County Team. With 98 kills, 108 assists, 240 digs and 23 aces, she was a "lead-by-example kinda gal."
  • Marge Palmerlee, left, the executive director of Dégagé Ministries' downtown Grand Rapids, Mich., homeless shelter is retiring after 23 years at her post. Under her leadership, the organization has grown to serve more than 500 people each day, employs 50 staff and has a budget of $2 million. One of Marge's most significant contributions was the Open Door Women’s Center, which has provided safe overnight crisis services for more than 4,800 women since 2003. Marge joined Dégagé 27 years ago as a volunteer.
  • Matt Parmelee, the Toledo, Ohio, athletic director says Emmanuel Christian School's boys and girls basketball teams will plan continue playing despite a Lucas County Regional Board of Health order to stop sporting events that took effect in early December and lasts until Jan. 11 as an effort to fight the coronavirus pandemic. "We're trying just to play away games outside of Lucas County and we're still working on where to practice," he said. "We'll play unless the governor says we can't."
  • Mattea Parmley of the Wenatchee School District is vying for a spot on the Washington State Apple Blossom Festival's Royal Court. The pageant is Feb. 27 in Wenatchee
  • Megan Parmley, right, the kindergarten instructor has been named K.R. Hanchey Elementary School's Teacher of the Year by the Beauregard Parish (La.) School Board. "Creating a positive and supporting environment for my students where they feel safe to take risks and make mistakes is a top priority for me as a teacher," she said.
  • Noah Parmelee, the Sergeant Bluff-Luton (S.D.) High School junior, left, made it to the Arena Sports Academy Invitational wrestling finals after pulling off maybe the biggest upset of the day when he defeated Millard South's Caleb Coyle, an Oregon State recruit, 5-4. The match went into overtime with neither wrestler scoring. Coyle got out in the second overtime but a locked hands call on him kept the match tied at 4 in the third overtime, forcing the ultimate tiebreaker. Noah started in the down position and got out to claim the 5-4 victory. "Everyone told me who he was but I kept to myself, thinking 'We are both 120-pounders and I have the same strengths as he does,' and I got the job done. ... Funny story: This week at practice we worked 30-second overtime matches almost every day. So I think I came in prepared for that one."
  • Paul Parmelee, the Le Mars, Iowa, physician accepted the 2020 Business of the Year honors from the local Chamber of Commerce on behalf of Floyd Valley Healthcare for its response to the coronavirus pandemic. "Everyone who works [at Floyd Valley] seems to have reached a new level of compassion in caring for people," he said. "We have to really come together, appreciate our differences, but also work together to get this pandemic over with. ... We all need to get along, be kind to each other and respect who we are. We need to work together to get this done.”
  • Robert Parmelee, the author was scheduled to appear on News Talk 690 KTSM-AM's "The El Paso History Radio Show" to discuss his new book, "A Bridge Apart," the true love story turned upside down by border violence during Prohibition and the Depression.
  • Susan Parmelee, on the left in photo, an intern in the Ecomaine waste-to-energy program, was part of a six-week inspection project that observed and tagged recycling contamination in Redbank Village residents’ bins in South Portland, Maine. A review of more than 500 bins found that plastic bags and recycling materials rolled up inside plastic bags were the most common contaminants. in the recycling bins.As residents were given color-coded tags grading their bins, the interns noticed levels of contamination decrease each week. (Photo credit: Catherine Bart.)
  • Travis Parmley, the Marion County, Kan., EMS director suggested commissioners find, purchase and remodel a vacant building in Hillsboro for the EMS and Health Department instead of entering a 40-year, $1-a-year lease on a property at Ash and Third streets to build a shared headquarters upon. Presently, EMS personnel stay in apartments above City Hall, the ambulance is kept in the Fire Station and the Health Department is in Marion on property owned by St. Luke Hospital. A year ago Travis proposed buying a building and renovating it for an EMS station, but it's been sold.
  • Wendy Parmley, right, director of medical and mental health issues for the Utah Prisoner Advocate Network, says a lack of distancing is behind the nearly 2,000 COVID-19 cases reported in the state's prison system. "Many people are housed in dorms," she said, "and those bunks are two to three feet apart."
... and in Chehalis, Wash., she said she submitted a printed ballot and the official mail-in ballot "to ensure at least one of her ballots made it in" for the 2020 general election. According to documents filed in Lewis County Superior Court, Leslie A. Parmelee, 50, of Centralia printed out her ballot online Oct. 9 and mailed it to the county Auditor’s Office -- the same day the Auditor’s Office mailed out her mail-in ballot, which Leslie submitted at the Centralia College ballot box. When contacted by a Sheriff's Office detective, she said she was confused by the voting system -- that she should have already received her mail-in ballot by the time she printed out her ballot. She is not currently in custody, and is scheduled for an arraignment hearing. Repeat voting is a Class C felony and carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $10,000 fine. Court documents did not indicate which candidates she supported. (Photo credit: Jared Wenzelburger / The Daily Chronicle)

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