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Monday, March 24, 2014

Motorcycle Season is Almost Here!

Motorcycle Season is Almost Here!
By Mathew Erickson, Erickson Insurance Agency
Motorcycle season is almost here, and before you get the bike out of storage and on the open road, there are a few things you should do to make sure that your bike is as ready to hit the road as you are. Here are some tips to make sure everything is ready to go:

  • Change the oil. Oil degrades in the off season, so make sure you drain and change the oil before you take it out of storage.

  • Check the Fuel. Fuel can go bad if it sits for too long. It's a good idea to drain the fuel tank, fuel lines, and carburetor and put fresh gasoline in the tank.

  • Make sure the tires are good. There is nothing more important than good tires on a motorcycle. Check the tires for bald spots, cracks, and other issues. Use a penny to check the tread depth as well. If you can see the top of Lincoln's head on the penny, then you need new tires.

Following these three simple tips can ensure that your motorcycle is ready for another fun and exciting summer! Enjoy the ride!

The mission of Erickson Insurance Agency, a full service insurance and financial services provider, is to provide clients with the highest quality customer service, while saving them valuable time and money.

 To contact Mathew, call 330-353-8699. You can email the Erickson Insurance Agency at merickson1@farmersagent.com. "Like" the Erickson Insurance Agency on Facebook and "Follow" Erickson Insurance Agency on Google Plus.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Stark County, Ohio, 2014, March 20th

 Stark County, Ohio, 2014: March 20th. Photos by the publisher...

Massillon, Ohio lives and breathes Massillon Washington High School Tigers football. Tigers pride, as they say, is citywide.

Enter the city via Lincoln Way and you see a sign announcing that Massillon is the home of the Tigers, winners of 22 Ohio State Football Championships.

Another sign denotes Massillon as the hometown of Paul Brown, one-time Tigers Head Coach and a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Today, sitting at a red light, was a car with the Ohio license plate: M TIGERS 1. Massillon Tigers #1. I couldn't believe the luck I had seeing a car with that license plate sitting next to the Massillon Tigers, 22-time Ohio State Football Champions sign! Even luckier, I had the camera and was able to get pictures.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Stark County, Ohio, 2014, March 18th

Stark County, Ohio, 2014: March 18th. Photos by the publisher...

We have a hawk that frequents our Jackson Township neighborhood. I was on the way to the mailbox today at around 5:30 when I spotted it in a tree behind our house.

I was able to get pictures of it for 7 minutes before it flew off!

Monday, March 17, 2014

My gutters are damaged from the winter, should I file a claim with my insurance?

My gutters are damaged from the winter, should I file a claim with my insurance?
By Brian Roach, Ohio Restoration Solutions
Q: My gutters are damaged from the winter, should I file a claim with my insurance?

A: Gutters are an important part of the protection of your home and foundation.  While they may be damaged and cause your home to look poorly maintained, gutters are fairly easy to maintain and repair.  Home insurance is for significant damage and you want to make sure you do not build a reputation with insurance companies as someone who files for anything and everything.

Most insurance deductibles these days are $1000 or more.  Replacing gutters with new, quality gutters should only cost around $10-$15 per linear foot depending on the total linear feet, height and complexity of gutter system.  Most damage from ice and winter storms is limited to only parts of your gutter system, so it is doubtful that your damage would exceed your deductible.

A qualified contractor can determine how extensive the damage to both the gutter and fascia of your home is, as well as, the source of the damage. If the source causing the damage has caused extensive beyond the gutters, the contractor can help you determine if the damage may qualify for coverage under your homeowner’s policy, and if filing a claim makes financial sense.
The mission of Ohio Restoration Solutions is to provide honest and reliable assistance to Stark County home owners. We specialize in working with insurance companies on home owners insurance claims.
To contact Brian, call 330-907-5443. You can email
Ohio Restoration Solutions at BRoach@OHRestoration.com.
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Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Stark County, Ohio, 2014, March 12th

Stark County, Ohio, 2014: March 12th. Photo by the publisher...

Yesterday we had a high temperature in the 60s!

It rained for much of the morning today, transitioned to snow and we ended up with approximately one inch. Shot this picture at hour house in Jackson Township around 2:45, not long after the snow started.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Stark County, Ohio, 2014, March 11th

 Stark County, Ohio, 2014: March 11th. Photos by the publisher...

"Feleap the Frog" is the Stark County Park District's mascot.

When I was at Sippo Lake Park this morning, where the park district's office is located, I spotted this FELEAP vanity license plate.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Stark County, Ohio, 2014, March 10th

Stark County, Ohio, 2014: March 10th. Photos by the publisher...

Had lunch at The Irish Bar and Grill in Massillon.

Went the "Build Your Own" burger route. Starting with a standard cheeseburger I added Bacon, Cheddar Cheese, a Hard Fried Egg, Celtic/Cajun Spices, Lettuce, Pickles, Sauteed Red Peppers and Onion Strings. Added a side order of homemade fries to finish the dish.

"The Irish", as it's commonly called, will be one of the entries appearing in the Best Burger Restaurant in Stark County 2014-2015.