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New subdivision and hotel rezoning requests hit snags

MENTOR – Requests for rezoning for a proposed 40-home subdivision on Garfield Road and large hotel/motel on Bellflower Road will each have to go back to the drawing boards following Aug. 28 opposition by the Mentor Planning Commission.

Wall of Honor to be unveiled at Riverside High School

PAINESVILLE TOWNSHIP - Friday, Sept. 13 at 6 p.m., Riverside High School is unveiling its Wall of Honor, which will be inside of the football stadium, prior to its 7 p.m. home game versus Kirtland High School. The dedication – which will be open to the public - will consist of a short program led by the Riverside Veterans Memorial Committee with the military flags and the American flag being raised.

Eastern Lake County Chamber accepting award nominees

PAINESVILLE - The Eastern Lake County Chamber of Commerce is now accepting nominations for the 2020 Business of the Year and the Beacon awards. All nominations must fall into one of the two award categories.

Administration building project nearing completion

LAKE COUNTY – As the Board of Commissioners and other county agencies begin to prepare to move into the new building now being furnished there are still background construction matters to be handled.

Nursery industry holds Field Day in Madison

MADISON – The Nursery Growers of Lake County (NGLCO) held its 52nd annual Summer Field Day at Debonne Vineyards Aug. 13. The trade show connects growers with each other and with companies that support them through equipment, trucking services, chemicals and other supplies.

There’s a Metropark for you: Eyring Wetlands Preserve Metropark

Editor’s Note: The Ashtabula County Metroparks’ slogan is: “For fun, for health, for life, There’s a Metropark for you!”
This week, Gazette Newspapers continues the second part of a series exploring the different metroparks in the county, hoping to help readers find one - or several - parks to begin regularly visiting.

Drumline showcase kicks off UW campaign

EASTLAKE – United Way of Lake County (UWLC) kicked of its 2019 campaign Aug. 28 with Campaign Chair Vanessa Tey Iosue, and backed by the largest kickoff crowd ever filling Classic Park in Eastlake for the free event, with 1,900 in attendance.

COSI on Wheels energizes student interest

PAINESVILLE – Students at Maple, Elm and Chestnut elementary schools had a special educational treat Aug. 28 to 30 when COSI on Wheels brought its Energy! program to the schools.

Music store introduces special program for little ones

PAINESVILLE TOWNSHIP – Music is a wonderful thing. It appeals to people of all ages, is sometimes played for unborn babies, can soothe crying little ones, and is used for therapy in various ways. Now, John and Tammy Eicher, owners of Pfabe’s Music at 1484 Mentor Ave. in Painesville Township, have begun a special program for young children.

2019 Hall of Fame inductees for Ashtabula/Harbor/Lakeside Alumni Association announced

The Ashtabula High School-Harbor High School-Lakeside High School Alumni Association will induct six new members, three each from Ashtabula and Harbor High Schools, during a ceremony at Lakeside High School Auditorium on Friday, Sept. 27, 2019, at 9 a.m. Each honoree or representative will speak to Lakeside High School seniors and juniors at the morning assembly in Lakeside’s auditorium. On Thursday evening, Sept. 26, a dinner will be held in honor of the inductees at Martini’s Restaurant.

Fairport Dance Academy grand opening

PAINESVILLE – There now is dancing in the lower level of Victoria Place with the grand opening of the Fairport Dance Academy Aug. 8. Started in 1972 by Cheryl Hill and her mother, Julia Lintala, the Dance Academy is now being passed along to a third generation, Nicole Hill DeBiase. Among the instructors is Nicole’s sister, Erin Hill, who owns Branches of Wellness on Painesville Square.

Back to School Bash is a success

LAKE COUNTY – Job and Family Services Director Matt Battiato advised the Board of Commissioners at its Aug. 13 meeting the Back to School Bash was a success.

Resident frustrated by township’s inability to act

MADISON TOWNSHIP – The Board of Trustees once again had to explain the limitations townships have when it comes to dealing with issues residents have with neighboring properties during the Aug. 13 meeting.

Resident frustrated by township’s inability to act

MADISON TOWNSHIP – The Board of Trustees once again had to explain the limitations townships have when it comes to dealing with issues residents have with neighboring properties during the Aug. 13 meeting.

Proposal for former school property noted

PAINESVILLE TOWNSHIP – John Muzic of Coventry Drive advised the Board of Trustees at its Aug. 13 meeting that he had heard the former Hadden and Hale Road schools might become stem schools. He said he was told by someone at the Riverside Board of Education it was one option.

Sheriff gives official retirement notice to commissioners

LAKE COUNTY – Lake County Sheriff Dan Dunlap addressed the Board of Commissioners at its Aug. 13 meeting regarding his intention to retire at the end of the month. He has served as sheriff for 27 of his 46 years in law enforcement.

Red Raider miscues lead to opening night loss

PAINESVILLE-It wasn’t supposed to be like this. Coming on the heels of 2-8 and 1-9 records over the past two seasons, coach Dan Cvelbar was seeing some good things as his team warmed up for their season opener at Jack Britt Stadium by hosting a resurgent Berkshire Badger team coming off consecutive 1-9 records of their own. “We’re a young team,” Cvelbar said before the game. “We do have some good football players, though, so we’ll see how it plays out.”