Ice Fishing Safety

As more and more people are coming in and getting ice fishing equipment this year we wanted to remind everyone to be safe and to follow the Ice Safety Guidelines:

  1. Stay off of any ice that is 3 inches or less thick.
  2. Remember that a minimum of 4 inches of clear, solid ice is a requirement to support an average person’s weight. Don’t forget that it’s’ important to check ice thickness using tools such as spud bar, ice auger, and ruler every few steps.
  3. Never go fishing on the ice alone. Always bring along a fishing buddy, and let a friend or family member know where you are going.
  4. Avoid any ice that is covered by snow or slush. Keep your eyes open for any cracks or changes on the surface of the ice.

Saying goodbye to a good friend.

Gene Freed was a long time customer and good friend to all of us here at The Pipe Rack.

Gene “Beaner” Freed, 72, passed away peacefully at his home January 2, 2021. He was born in Calhoun County, WV and was raised in Barberton by his grandparents, Mabel and Harley Taylor. Gene was a 1968 graduate of Barberton High School, served his country in Vietnam as a member of the Army 101st Airborne Screamin’ Eagles and retired from the Firestone Tire and Rubber Company with 36 years of service. Preceded in death by his wife, Susan, he is survived by his children, Tim (Amy), Matt (Nicki), Angie Porter and Katie (Curtis) Grimes; and grandchildren, Dominic, Kaitlyn, Samuel, Nick, Gabe, Bradley, Raymond, Austin and Kaylee. Burial with military honors will be held on Friday, January 8, 2021 at 10 a.m. at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery. Please share your thoughts and condolences by visiting his Tribute Wall at


With Summit county moving to level 4 in the Ohio Public Health Advisory System we just wanted to remind everyone that CURBSIDE SERVICE IS STILL AVAILABLE for anyone who would like to use it.


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