The Coshocton County Beacon August 30, 2017 - Page 6

6 THE BEACON Muskingum students, faculty adapt interactive toys for children with disabilities |  OBITUARIES WEST LAFAYETTE - James “Jim” Robert Griffi th, 89, passed away August 22, 2017 at West Lafayette Pointe. He was born August 26, 1927 in Cambridge, Ohio to Joseph A. Griffi th Sr. and Althea (Mackley) Griffi th. On September 25, 1946, he married Th elma (Sis) Freetage, who preceded him in death. Jim worked at Griffi th Penn Michigan, Stone Container and Kraft Foods. He was also the Mayor of West Lafayette. Surviving Jim are his daughter, Althea Pearl Griffi th of Cambridge; sister, Jane Swinderman of Newcomerstown; sisters-in-law, Marjorie Griffi th of Coshocton, Edith and Donna Griffi th and Wilma Freetage of West Lafayette; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceding Jim in death are his siblings, Edwin (Floetta), Henry (Catherine and Ruth), Joe, Emmett (Irene), Richard, William, Dorothy (Earl) Dickerson, Betty (Wayne) Bradford and baby sister, Eleanor; brothers-in-law, Cecil (Dorothy), Reuben, Gene (Ada), Buzz (Wilma), Larry (Linda) and Max (Marlene) Freetage. A funeral service was held on Jim’s birthday, Saturday, August 26, 2017 at 3:00 pm with Pastor Galen Honabarger offi ciating. Family and friends were received one hour prior to the service. In lieu of fl owers, the family request donations in Jim’s name to the Alzheimer’s Association Greater East Ohio Area, 70 W. Streetsboro St., Suite 201, Hudson, OH 44236 An online memorial can be viewed at Specializing in Custom Design, Etching and Carving of Fine Memorials Granite • Marble • Bronze • Mausoleums Cemetery Lettering & Cleaning 1132 Cemetery Drive • Coshocton • 740.622.5833 • e-mail: NEW CONCORD - In eff ort to make a positive impact on their community, a pair of undergraduate engineering students at Muskingum University partnered with a faculty member over the summer on a project to adapt interactive children’s toys for children with disabilities. Staci Wilson ‘18 and Warren Wilson ‘19, both engineer- ing science majors from Cleveland, worked in partner- ship with Associate Professor of Engineering Dr. Sandra Soto-Cabán to adapt common electronic toys by adding an additional output that activates the toys so that chil- dren with a variety of physical disabilities can initiate the sound eff ects and interactive features. “Adapted toys like this are available online but can cost four to fi ve times more than the original. Many families can’t aff ord that,” Dr. Soto-Cabán said. “By adapting purchased or donated toys ourselves, we can provide something fun for the children, save their families money and educate our students all at the same time.” Th e adapted toys will either be donated to local families or to a local toy library for distribution. Dr. Soto-Cabán WEST LAFAYETTE – Th e Rotary Club of West Lafayette will have a health fair on Saturday, Sept. 16 from 7 – 9 a.m. at the West Lafayette First Baptist Church, 688 East Main St. No appointments are needed and all participants must fast for 12 hours. Tests off ered are as follows: CBC and Comp Panel (CMP) and Lipid Panel for $60. Th is will check for blood count / anemia, electrolytes, glucose, kidney and liver function, cholesterol, tri- glycerides, HDL/LDL ratios, and LDL/VLDL cholesterol. A1C for $20. Th is is the percentage marker for diabetic degree of control. TSH for $20. Th is is a thyroid-stimulating hormone that causes thyroid disease. PSA for $20. Th is tests for prostate cancer. Vitamin B12 for $25 and Vitamin D for $35. Male Cancer Screen for $75 which includes liver, stom- ach, colon, pancreas, and prostate and female cancer screening for $75 which includes liver, stomach, colon, pancreas, and ovarian. HEPC for $30. If there is a positive result, the patient will pay $110 for more extensive testing. TLAQUEPAQUE Mexican Grill & Restaurant 1/2 OFF Every Wednesday! also plans for her fellows to act as mentors to incoming fi rst-year engineering students and will assist in training the students to adapt the toys themselves. Dr. Soto-Cabán’s toy adaptation project is one of several projects undertaken by a group of students and faculty over the summer. Th e