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Hearn Plumbing provides free treats for teachers

MADISON – This year Teacher Appreciation Week was May 4 to 8. In honor of Teacher Appreciation Day, May 5, Hearn Plumbing in Madison Village decided to make arrangements with Madison Dairy Queen on Hubbard Road to treat teachers to a free Dilly Bar.

Health commissioner updates county commissioners

LAKE COUNTY - Lake County Health Commissioner Ron Graham updated the Board of Commissioners on COVID-19 matters in the county at the May 14 meeting.
As of the May 14-15 report, there were 210 cases, 60 hospitalizations and eight deaths, with 1,097 complaints about business compliance.

ELC Chamber of Commerce looks forward to having visitors again

PAINESVILLE – The Eastern Lake County Chamber of Commerce moved its location from Victoria Place to a more expansive suite at 77 N. St. Clair St., Suite 103 in late November 2019. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, they were only able to make full use of the new offices and conference area for a few months.

CLYO Cancels 2020 Baseball Season

CONNEAUT – Just days after announcing that it would hold a 2020 youth baseball season after all, Conneaut Local Youth Organization (CLYO) board members have changed their minds.

Memorial Day Ceremonies Draw Dozens

KINGSVILLE TOWNSHIP – Kingsville Township trustees opened the 8 a.m. Memorial Day ceremony at Lulu Falls Cemetery with the raising of the American flag by North Kingsville’s American Legion Neal Post #743 as spectators watched from a safe distance.

Hartman hits hole-in-one

Stephen Hartman, of Jefferson, shot a hole in one at Hickory Grove Golf Course on Wednesday, May 13. Hartman hit the hole in one on hole number 2 at a yardage of 180. He used a three wood and a Nitro golf ball.

Geneva restaurants cautiously open to dine-in customers

GENEVA – Geneva area restaurants have begun to open to sit-down, dine-in customers as part of a phased reopening of Ohio’s economy after months of offering only takeout or curbside service to combat the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

On The Beat - Lake County EMA vs. COVID-19

One of the primary front-line agencies involved in the battle against the COVID-19 threat is the Lake County Emergency Management Agency. LCEMA is tasked with critical responsibilities including coordinating disaster preparedness and response for Lake County communities.

DAR’s New Connecticut Chapter sews masks for essential workers

PAINESVILLE – The New Connecticut Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) is lending a helping hand to healthcare and other essential workers on the front lines of the pandemic. It is ensuring Northeast Ohio residents and facilities have more protective wear resources to face the threat of the coronavirus pandemic.

Nurse meets challenges home schooling

MADISON – Mandie Beal, 40, lives both sides of the coin in today’s COVID-19 pandemic. “Heads,” as an emergency room nurse at Hillcrest Hospital she lives the medical side. “Tails,” as the mother of two elementary school students, she also lives the home schooling side.

Ice (wine) the time away

MADISON TOWNSHIP – Before the pandemic temporarily closed local wineries, more than 1,300 wine lovers attended the first day of the 17th Ice Wine Festival, March 7.

Slansky receives Arthur F. Warren scholarship

PAINESVILLE - Jessica Slansky is the recipient of the 2020 Arthur F. Warren Memorial Scholarship sponsored by the Lake County Agricultural Society Inc. She was selected from several applications from Lake County high school seniors who applied for the scholarship. 

Arts education going fully virtual for summer 2020 session at FAA

WILLOUGHBY — Since 1957, The Fine Arts Association (FAA) has traditionally held its summer arts camps, classes, and private lessons at 38660 Mentor Ave. However, due to the current pandemic, based on the state guidelines and recommendations, it was decided that all summer 2020 camps, classes, and private music lessons will take place remotely.

Ken Moles retires from MTPD

MADISON TOWNSHIP – In 1977 a young Madison man donned his new police uniform, posed for a picture on his mother’s Dayton Road porch, then set off to begin a 43-year career serving his community.
Through the years, Kenneth Moles protected and served Madison as a patrol officer, community policing officer and school resource officer. Since 2006 he’s worked part-time for the Perry Village Police Department, a position he’s retiring from as well.

Trustees accept resignation of officer

MADISON TOWNSHIP – During their May 12 Zoom public video conference meeting, the Madison Township Trustees accepted the resignation of Part-Time Police Officer Kenneth Moles, effective May 22.
Moles, who began his long-time relationship with the township police department in 1977, will retire.

N. Perry group seeks vote on marina’s future

NORTH PERRY – A group of North Perry residents has been seeking to bring a referendum that would determine whether or not the village’s harbor and marina will continue to operate or be removed to cut expenses related to its maintenance and upkeep.

COVID-19 recovery to be costly and potentially controversial

MENTOR - More than a dozen Lake County politicians and business leaders met online May 18 to discuss the long-term effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on Mentor area businesses and economic recovery.
Moderated by Jason Wuliger, president of Nacshon Ventures, LLC, in Mentor, “Beyond the Shutdown: Recovery & Stimulus,” was an inactive roundtable discussion for Mentor Area Chamber of Commerce members accomplished with ZOOM, an online meeting software program.