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Jim Woofter

Jim was born and raised in Cortland and has lived here nearly all of his life. Following graduation from Lakeview High School in 1967, he joined the Navy and served on the destroyer USS Hugh Purvis (DD 709). Jim attended both Los Angeles Harbor College and Youngstown State University. He received his degree of Photographic Craftsman from the Professional Photographers of America. Jim worked as a professional photographer for 34 years, retiring in 2003. Later that same year he became the first manager of the Cortland News and in January of 2008 he purchased the newspaper from then owner John Bauswein of Bainbridge, Ohio.

Jim is in his 11th year on the City of Cortland council and currently holds the seat as president of council. He is a past president, charter member and Paul Harris Fellow of the Cortland Rotary Club, past board member of Trumbull Mobile Meals, member of the Youngstown Air Reserve Base Community Council, member of Trumbull County Tourism Bureau, member in good standing of Old Erie Lodge #3, F&AM and a founding member of the Cortland Community Band.

Sall Lane
Sally brings years of writing experience, having begun freelancing when she was 16 and writing for publication ever since. Her writings include two books about Cortland and Bazetta. Sally has been a Title One teacher at Cortland Elementary School for the last 20 years, President of the Cortland Bazetta Historical Society and plays the flute in the Cortland Community Band. She is married to Cortland native Ralph Lane and they have two married children.

Pah Haake
Pam is a graduate of Maplewood High School and ITT Technical School. She credits her interest in graphic design to her mother-in-law, Barb, who is also a graphics designer. Pam enjoys spending time with her family, scrapbooking and working on the computer. Pam and her husband Glenn have two children and reside in Cortland.

Tom Foley
“I grew up in Youngstown and have a B.S. in Business and a Master’s in Business and in Technology. I teach at TCTC and Kent State and was named outstanding faculty member for 2001 at Kent State-Geauga. I have owned several pizza and ice cream stores, including Tom Foolery’s in Cortland. For over 30 years I have played the role of Santa Claus during the Christmas season.”

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