|Graduate of Merit (3.35 GPA)|
|NL Jul 28 1993 - At its July 19 meeting, the Nordonia Hills School Board recognized the ... following vocational education students for their recent honrs and National and State Awards: ... Don Schaub ...|
NL Feb 26 1997 - "Nordonia graduate in need" A Northfield resident and owner of a landscaping compnay in Northfield Village suffered a severe eye injury in December, which caused the removal of one eye and a medical bill close to $25,000.
Don Schaub, 22, owner of Steward Landscaping at 110 Birch Ave. near Walton Hills, was self-employed and had no health insurance. Friends have opened an account at Huntington Bank to help him with the medical expenses.
The 1993 graduate of Nordonia High School and Cuyahoga Valley Joint Vocational School was working on his sister's car at his business soon after Christmas, according to Karl Schnabel, paster of United Pentecostal Church, where Schaub attends.
He rented a clamp to compress a spring and remove a strut. He placed it on a workbench preparing to work on it when the large spring snapped out of the clamp. It struck him in the face, knocking him to the floor. It fractured his cheek bone and ruptured his eyeball. He was taken to a local hospital and then to an eye specialist in Akron.
Doctors tried to save the eye but it began to affect the good eye, so they had to remove it.
Schaub has been able to start back to work, performing light duties, according to his father, Sam Kapella, of Northfield. The surgery to remove the eye took place Feb. 6. He will receive a prosthetic eye within the next few weeks, Kapella said.
Anyone who wishes to help out with medical expenses can drop off a donation to any Huntington bank branch and make a deposit to the account of the "Donald fund."