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Keep informed of Petmin project through website

ASHTABULA - As people read the news that Petmin USA Inc.’s planned pig-iron plant in the City of Ashtabula is expected to create 110 full-time positions, generating $6.6 million in new annual payroll, and that an estimated minimum of 500 construction workers will be required for the project, they wonder how they can get involved in those job and construction opportunities.

DPO doing its fair share of city promotion

PAINESVILLE – David Polakowski, executive director of Downtown Painesville Organization, let Council know the organization was doing its part to promote the city and help the economy in his annual report at the April 1 council meeting.

Nuclear plants not shut down yet

LAKE COUNTY – Officials in support of keeping the Perry and Davis-Besse nuclear plants in operation have not given up their efforts.

Perry Township asking for passage of road levy

PERRY TOWNSHIP – Perry Township residents are being asked to vote, for the first time ever, for a road and bridge levy on the May 7 ballot. The proposed five-year, 2.9-mill levy would raise $498,440 and cost $101.50 per $100,000 property valuation.

Andover Public Library announces several upcoming programs

ANDOVER – If you are looking for a fun activity or a chance to socialize with members of your community you may want to check out some of the upcoming April and May programs scheduled at Andover Public Library.(From April 19 edition).

After 30 years, Bill Groff rejoins Andover Township as a trustee

ANDOVER – With 46 years under his belt living in Andover and plenty of prior experience as a township trustee as well as zoning inspector, Bill Groff was selected and sworn in as Andover Township’s newest trustee to replace Glenn Day following his resignation last month.(From April 19 edition).

New software to be unexpected expense

PERRY TOWNSHIP – Fiscal Officer Chris Page advised the Board of Trustees she must find new software to use for all the Township records, at the March 26 meeting.

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

LAKE COUNTY – April was proclaimed as Child Abuse Prevention Month in Lake County by the Board of Commissioners at its March 28 meeting.
“Obviously we do our best to prevent children from being abused or neglected by having different programs and services throughout the community, but unfortunately, even with those programs in place some children are abused and neglected,” said Matt Battiato, director of Lake County Job and Family Services.

Madison communities recognize ongoing businesses

MADISON – The Madison communities again got together to recognize local businesses for their economic contributions to the Village and Township at Cornerstone Brewing Company in Madison Village March 21.

More persons needed for Volunteer Guardian Program

LAKE COUNTY – In August 2018, Lake County was able to announce the creation of a new Volunteer Guardian Program to meet the needs of people of all ages and conform to specific guidelines. The program is a partnership between the Lake County Probate Court and Lifeline, Inc. Funding for the program is being provided by the Lake County Senior Services Levy, Lake Health, the Lake County ADAMHS Board and Lifeline.

COSI on Wheels energizes science education at Austinburg Elementary School

AUSTINBURG TOWNSHIP - Columbus-based Center of Science and Industry’s traveling laboratory, COSI on Wheels, rolled into Austinburg Elementary last week providing students in kindergarten through sixth grade with a whole new perspective on the natural world and sharing the science of the outdoors through their Exploring Ecology program.

GOTL welcomes Hearthside Grove Lake Erie - a Class A Motor Coach Living Experience

GENEVA-ON-THE-LAKE – In the fall of 2019, Geneva-on-theLake will welcome Hearthside Grove Lake Erie, a Class A Motor Coach living experience at 6300 Lake Road West, once home to the Deer Lake Golf Course.
The land has been vacant for over a decade, and after camping for the majority of his life, managing partner Eric Frantz decided to take a leap of faith after vacationing in 2017 at Hearthside Grove in Petoskey, Michigan.

MCIC annual meeting and board election

MADISON - Are you looking to volunteer make a difference in the Madison community?
Madison Community Improvement Corporation invites everyone to attend their annual meeting and see what the MCIC is all about.
Exciting things are happening throughout Madison. At the meeting they will be discussing their current and future projects.
The meeting will be held on April 11 at 6 p.m. at Cornerstone Brewing Company. Appetizers will be provided, and a cash bar available.

CS markets their big raffles in conjunction with their Chinese Auction

ORWELL – If you didn’t get a chance to purchase tickets for Conversation Station’s Chinese Auction fundraiser coming up, you may want to consider trying your luck at their large raffles which are available throughout the week in addition to their big event.(From April 12 edition).

TEAM NEO Report: Northeast Ohio needs more manufacturing

PAINESVILLE – Northeast Ohio is doing fairly well economically, yet it lags behind in manufacturing and the jobs it creates to boost the area’s economy, according to a March 27 report given to the Lake County Ohio Port and Economic Development Authority.

Deepwood Idol Fosters CommUNITY

Mentor – The locally celebrated annual Deepwood Idol will take place Saturday, April 13, from 2 – 4 p.m. at the Great Lakes Mall in Macy’s Concourse on the main stage. Now, in its 9th year, this free event raises awareness about developmental disabilities and the programs and services offered by the Lake County Board of Developmental Disabilities (LCBDD)/Deepwood’s. It also unifies Lake County.

Community health assessment survey begins

PAINESVILLE - The Lake County General Health District (LCGHD) and Lake Health are partnering to conduct a comprehensive health assessment of the Lake County community.