David excels at finding inventive ways to construct things in Olympia Family Theater’s Scene Shop, making things like an escalator for Corduroy, recycling machine with wooden gears and an underwater/over water touring set for Mercy Watson to the Rescue. These engineering challenges have proven immensely satisfying for him!
Early Life and Education
Thomas Yanasak was born April 13 in Mentor, Ohio and attended Mentor High School before entering the US Navy from 1968-1970. Afterwards he fathered two sons – Michael Yanasak of Avon Ohio and Tony Yanasak from Avon OH – along with eight grandchildren. An avid fisherman himself, Thomas also enjoyed hunting and camping trips with his family.
Work on Executive Function in early childhood has typically focused on preschoolers due to rapid improvement during this period; however, the core elements of EF may already emerge before preschool age; Senn, Espy and Kaufmann (2004) found that performance on WM, inhibition tasks correlated with each other but shifting performance did not share this relationship, suggesting that parts of EF develop separately before kindergarten age.
Thomas Yanasak was charged with abducting and murdering Carol Smith after an eyewitness recognized him as the person who had stalked her at a laundromat two hours prior. According to testimony provided to police by this witness, Carol was loading her car when someone from out of a red car grabbed her at knifepoint from behind before three men rushed to help and wrote down its license plate number which police later used against Yanasak’s car; eventually his name was arrested on these grounds as well and sentenced him life imprisonment without showing remorse for his crime (he had also faced similar charges before)
An online petition was started in order to block his release from prison, gathering more than 200,000 signatures in support of this cause.
Thomas Yanasak was an area drifter when he was arrested in connection with the killing of Brunswick housewife Carol Smith, who was abducted while shopping with her five-year-old son and then found an hour later, stabbed 27 times. A lucky tip led authorities directly to Yanasak despite his lengthy criminal past, including rape convictions; upon trial for aggravated murder he plead no contest and showed no remorse whatsoever and received a life imprisonment sentence with parole hearings during his sentence.
People recognized Yanasak as the man who attempted to abduct and then murder 22-year-old Stephanie Smith at the same laundromat where he later killed Smith. According to this woman’s account, an unscrupulous red car with unknown people inside was following her while she loaded clothing into her vehicle at this particular laundromat; an attendant wrote down its license plate number which led police directly to Yanasak.