HB 6 opponents fail to get enough signatures

by Marian McMahon

LAKE COUNTY – House Bill 6, aka the Green Energy Bill, which was signed by Gov. Mike DeWine July 23, went into effect Oct. 22.
The bill had sparked controversy as supporters stated it would save Ohio ratepayers $1.3 billion; protect the environment since Davis Besse and the Perry Nuclear power plants generate 90 percent of Ohio’s clean energy; keep money ratepayers have paid for environmental projects within the state; save 1,400 jobs; and prevent natural gas companies from having a monopoly.

Acquisition of Madison Village Municipal Water Works moves forward

by Marian McMahon

LAKE COUNTY – The Lake County Department of Utilities moved one step closer to taking over operations of the Madison Village water and wastewater systems when the Board of Commissioners approved passage of a resolution at its Oct. 17 meeting.

Administrator speaks out about fire station misinformation

by Marian McMahon

CONCORD TOWNSHIP – Administrator Andy Rose decided to address comments he has heard about the Fire Station Project at the Oct. 16 Board of Trustees meeting.
The first statement was that the Township had more than $1 million in excess business and wage taxes each year.
“This is false,” Rose said. “There are no excess funds.”

Levy on ballot for Lake County School Financing levy

by Marian McMahon

LAKE COUNTY – Residents in four school districts, Madison, Perry, Riverside and Painesville, are being asked to renew the Lake County School Financing District Levy on the Nov. 5 ballot.

Mentor Police launch Operation SCRAM

by Submitted

Mentor – Private security cameras are everywhere these days and police departments across the country have started using them to their advantage to help solve crimes and conclude investigations. And, this idea has made its way to Mentor.

Sheriff Deputies arrest burglar for firearms theft

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CONCORD TOWNSHIP - On Oct. 8 the Lake County Sheriff’s Office responded to a residence in Concord Township and took a burglary report where a number of firearms were reportedly stolen from the residence.

Church committee helps neighbors in need

by Teresa Milanese

MADISON – On behalf of The Central Congregational Church Mission Committee, Peter Baldwin presented The Salvation Army Utilities Shut Off Program with more than $1,800 Oct. 1.

Forbes House names new executive director

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PAINESVILLE – Following a months-long executive search, the Forbes House Board of Directors is pleased to announce the selection of Kathy Strancar as executive director.

Mentor voters have a handful of issues to consider

by Teresa Ackerman

MENTOR – On Nov. 5 the 32,880 registered voters in Mentor will have the opportunity to vote on a number of issues, including some charter amendments.
A Charter Review Committee is appointed by Council every 10 years to review the charter and make recommended changes.