Mayor vetoes ordinance to purchase property

by Marian McMahon

MADISON VILLAGE – Council had voted 3-2 to pass an ordinance authorizing the mayor to execute a contract for the purchase of the 201 Water Tower Dr. building and property for a new village hall and police station at the May 20 council meeting.

Road levy failure pondered

by Marian McMahon

PERRY TOWNSHIP – Larry Reichard of Antioch Road in North Perry raised the topic of the failed road levy at the May 28 Board of Trustees meeting.

Fire station refinance saving a bundle

by Marian McMahon

MADISON TOWNSHIP – Board of Trustees Chair Ken Gauntner reported the Madison Fire Board had completed the refinancing for Fire Station No. 3 at the May 28 trustees meeting.

Rape Crisis Center opens Lake County office

by Marian McMahon

MENTOR – The Cleveland Rape Crisis Center opened a new Lake County office in April to provide needed services for those who have survived sexual abuse and rape. The office is at 8334 Mentor Ave. in Mentor.

Mentor Show Choir makes a hit at the Lake County Music and Drama Club luncheon

by Gail Stuehr

WICKLIFFE - High energy Mentor High School Top 25 Show Choir bounded in to the annual spring luncheon of the Lake County Music and Drama Club (LCMDC), held May18 at Pine Ridge Country Club. The 30-member musical ambassadors began with “Hi, Neighbor,” and “Dancing in the Street,” and continued through a lively collection of familiar tunes. The boys did some Johnny Cash and the girls performed Carrie Underwood and Dolly Parton.

Green energy bill still a topic of concern

by Marian McMahon

LAKE COUNTY – Some residents expressed some concerns related to House Bill 6 at the May 23 Board of Commissioners meeting.
Ellen Chamberlin of Willoughby stated the commissioners were part of a coalition which was placing advertising to promote passage of House Bill 6 aka the Green Energy Bill.

Holiday Inn holds ribbon cutting while fully booked

by Marian McMahon

MADISON VILLAGE – About five years since the initial planning began and 11 months after breaking ground at 181 Water Tower Dr. in Madison Village, Holiday Inn Express & Suites held a ribbon cutting ceremony May 23.