Charley Barnicoat completes Eagle Scout service project

by Teresa Milanese

MADISON – Seventeen-year-old Charley Barnicoat joined forces with the Madison Kiwanis, Madison Public Library and Madison Local Schools to create a Storywalk for his community. He is a member of BSA Troop 55 under Scoutmaster Robert Broadwater.

Critics slam rezoning for hotel near homes

by Glen Miller

MENTOR – Dozens of Mentor residents opposed to rezoning land along Bellflower Road near Route 2 for a hotel filled a Mentor Planning Commission meeting Oct. 3 to express their concerns.

Meola murder investigation continues

by Marian McMahon

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.

Commissioners hold first meeting in new chambers

by Marian McMahon

LAKE COUNTY – The first meeting the Board of Commissioners held in its new chambers in the new Lake County Administration Center Oct. 3, was brief, but included a few updates.

Concord Township fiscal officer reports $1.625 million savings in interest

by Marian McMahon

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.

Candidates speak at chamber and Rotary luncheon

by Marian McMahon

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.

Perry Township seeks passage of first road levy

by Marian McMahon

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.

Township seeks additional road levy

by Marian McMahon

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.