Fairport Harbor council votes to put police, fire and roads renewal levies on the ballot

by Gabriel McVey

FAIRPORT HARBOR – Three levies will be up for renewal by Fairport Harbor Village voters this November after council voted to submit them to the Lake County Board of Elections during a July 21 meeting.
The resolutions passed by council follow a request for certification of both the value of real estate within the village as well as the dollar amount each levy will raise passed on April 21.

Lake County remains at COVID-19 Level 2 at least for now

by Glen Miller

MENTOR – Despite prior expectations, Lake County remains at a COVID-19 Level 2 orange alert status, meaning the continued increase in cases, especially among 20- to 29-year-olds, is not yet enough for it to qualify as a Level 3 status, as is Cuyahoga County.

Bribery charges have legislators calling for repeal of HB 6

by Marian McMahon

LAKE COUNTY - The press release sent out at 2:06 p.m. July 23, 2019 from the governor’s office was brief. It simply stated, “Ohio Governor Mike DeWine has signed House Bill 6, the energy bill passed by the Ohio Senate and Ohio House of Representatives.”

Buy quality animals through online 4-H livestock auction this year

by Marian McMahon

PAINESVILLE – As with most other events this year, the Lake County Fair was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Lake County 4-H program was greatly affected and the members who have worked so hard on their projects, including livestock, horses and other projects are unable to show their results to the 80,000-some people who would normally attend.

Local school districts make flexible plans to reopen

by Gabriel McVey

LAKE COUNTY – School districts across the country are making plans to reopen amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. With districts across the county examining how and when to open, whether to hold in-person instruction and how to do so has led three Lake County school districts to take a flexible approach to reopening.

On The Beat - Defunding the Police

by Chief J. T. McBride

Even though this country is struggling with a well-organized insurrection, some Americans have elected to debate the need for having police! 

GOOD NEWS HAPPENS - Get yourself a book to read right in your own neighborhood

by Christine Price

Amidst all the stress, anxiety, craziness and bad news, my goal is to spotlight and share the good news in our community.
Did you know that children growing up in homes without books are on average three years behind children in homes with lots of books? And did you know that two out of three children living in poverty have no books to call their own? If that doesn’t strike a chord, there are more than 30 million adults who cannot read or write above a third-grade level.

Geauga Fair to make cuts as COVID-19 precaution

by Glen Miller

BURTON – The Great Geauga County Fair Board is cutting events and shows this year to lower attendance in the hope it will reduce fairgoers from exposure to the coronavirus pandemic.