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Pymatuning Board of Education sets an Oct. 25th full-scale drill

ANDOVER – A safety committee update that included information on an upcoming full-scale safety drill, along with what the district will be using its safety grant for, was offered by Director of Pupil Services Billie Williams during Pymatuning Valley Board of Education’s monthly meeting on Monday, Oct. 14, at the high school.(From Oct. 18 edition).

Township seeks additional road levy

LEROY TOWNSHIP – Voters are being asked to pass a new road levy on the Nov. 5 ballot. The 2.5-mill levy will be for five years and generate $294,210 a year. The levy will cost homeowners $87.50 annually per $100,000 in property tax valuation.

Perry Township seeks passage of first road levy

PERRY TOWNSHIP - Perry Township residents are again being asked to vote for a road and bridge levy on the Nov. 5 ballot. The proposed five-year, 2.9-mill levy had failed passage on the May 7 ballot by about 60 votes.

Candidates speak at chamber and Rotary luncheon

PAINESVILLE TOWNSHIP – People running for local office in eastern Lake County or promoting issues on the November ballot were provided several minutes to speak at the Legislative Candidates & Issues Luncheon held at Hellriegel’s Inn Sept. 26. The event was sponsored by the Eastern Lake County Chamber of Commerce and the Painesville Rotary.

Concord Township fiscal officer reports $1.625 million savings in interest

CONCORD TOWNSHIP – There were two reports with good fiscal news for the Township presented at the Board of Trustees meeting held Oct. 2.
Fiscal Officer Amy Dawson reported on the Township’s State Infrastructure Bank line of credit, or SIB loan, which paid the local cost of the Capital Parkway Project, which was state managed.

Meola murder investigation continues

PAINESVILLE – Painesville Police were contacted Oct. 7 to ask for an update on the investigation into the murder of Timothy Meola, 65, owner of Guyreino's Deli / Meola Catering on Lake Avenue in Ashtabula.

Pymatuning Valley Marching Band takes a band tour throughout Ohio

ANDOVER – The chance to drive to several large cities, ride a ferry, as well as visit an amusement park, an Air Force museum and a science museum, all were some of the major highlights that Pymatuning Valley Marching Band had the opportunity to experience thanks to a weekend tour to Columbus, Dayton and Cincinnati and the tip of Kentucky through Band Director Justin Dye Friday, Oct. 4 through Sunday, Oct. 6.(From Oct. 18 edition).

Grand opening of Feed Our Vets Ashtabula is this Saturday

ASHTABULA - Turning awareness into action, rainmakers Tracy Bidwell and Joslin Seeds have founded and nurtured a local branch of an innovative program that will ensure easy monthly access to fresh, nutritious and sustainable food to fill the cupboards and grace the dinner tables of local veterans and their families.

Meet Your Neighbor: Richmond Township resident starts up free peer-to-peer counseling groups in Andover

 ANDOVER – In hopes of gaining some experience before becoming an officially licensed counselor, Richmond Township resident Joshua Ketola is getting ready to start up a studio within the Pymatuning Area Chamber of Commerce building in which he will be offering free peer-to-peer counseling groups for all ages through his business/organization, “Greater Life Wellness.” (From Sept. 18 edition).

September Students of the Month honored by Pymatuning Valley Board of Education

 ANDOVER – Fourth-grade student Nathan Timlin, middle -school student Ruby Beck and high-school student Jenna Ray were all praised for their accomplishment as September Students of the Month on Monday, Oct. 14, within Pymatuning Valley Board of Education’s monthly meeting at the high school.(From Oct. 18 edition).

LWV compiles information on lead poisoning

LAKE COUNTY - Ellen Chamberlin of Willoughby, representing the League of Women Voters of Lake County, recently thanked Lake County Administrator Jason Boyd and Donna Tyson, a staff accountant for the county, for their help gathering information for a pamphlet about lead poisoning.

Patio and more completed at Gage House

PAINESVILLE – Fairport Rentals LLC owners Shannon Barnhill and her father Joe Crusse held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate completion of a new patio area and other improvements at the historic Gage House Sept. 26.

Madison Village recognizes contributions of businesses

MADISON VILLAGE – The Madison Means Business inaugural event was held in March 2016 with both Madison Township and the Village each nominating three businesses for their contributions to the communities and local economy.

Two lifelong residents run for Andover mayor

ANDOVER – Lifelong residents of Andover, Gerald DiBell and Raymond “Buddy” French, are currently running for the position as mayor of Andover.(From Oct. 11 edition).
They were asked the same questions on their reason for pursuing a position as mayor.

Pymatuning Valley Primary PTO prep for its 7th annual Reverse Raffle

ANDOVER – If you have an elementary-age child in the Andover area, or are interested in supporting a good cause in hopes of winning fun prizes, you won’t want to miss Pymatuning Valley Primary PTO’s seventh annual Reverse Raffle scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 16, with doors opening at 4:30 p.m. that day at Dorset Community Center. (From Oct. 11 edition).