|John I. Ascherl|
And because he and his wife, Mary Lou, fell in love with the rural community.
The couple were among the first to greet the retuning buzzards to Buzzards Roost each year on March 15, "Buzzard's Day," which is celebrated as the first sign of spring.
Ascherl served as president of the Hinckley Chamber of Commerce and Hinckley Arts and Crafts. He volunteered at just about every community-wide event.
Click here to read about the Dash Between Dec. 12, 1921, when Ascherl was born in Cleveland, and Dec. 27, 2010, when the father of four died at age 89. The story was published in the Medina County Gazette on Feb. 7, 2011.