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Rejected rezoning gets applause

MENTOR – Mentor City Council received applause from constituents Nov. 5 after it rejected rezoning for construction of a four-story hotel on Bellflower Road and a 40-lot subdivision along Garfield Road.

St. James provides meals to the hungry

PAINESVILLE – “You do not have to have any qualifications other than to be hungry to come here,” said Alice Griffith, director of the St. James Lunch Program.

Seesan Thai restaurant opens in Perry

PERRY TOWNSHIP – Diners can experience a taste of Thai cuisine at 2736 North Ridge Rd. in Perry Township. Recently opened in the Longmeadow Square shopping center off of Lane Road, Seesan Thai Cuisine serves lunch and dinner from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Saturday.

Better Flip House sale pending

PAINESVILLE – If everything goes as planned, the Better Flip project house at 557 E. 305th Street in Willowick should have an owner by mid-December.

ASD Rivalry Run to be held Nov. 30

After School Discovery is hosting its inaugural Rivalry Run 5K Race or 1-mile walk on Saturday, Nov. 30, at 10 a.m. on Bridge Street.
This Rivalry Run is celebrating the fun competition that arises from The Ohio State University vs. the University of Michigan Football game on the same day.

Commissioner column: Thankful for our community

I love Ashtabula County and what I love about it the most is the people.  Every day I find a person to be thankful for in our community.  Sometimes it may be the same person on different days, but the efforts put forth by residents of our county purely and unselfishly for the benefit of others never ceases to astound me. 

Cram the Cruiser with Ashtabula County safety forces

The Ashtabula Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol will partner with the Ashtabula County Sheriff’s Department and the Geneva-on-the-Lake, Conneaut, Jefferson and Geneva Police departments for the annual “Cram the Cruiser” food drive event.
The food drive will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 24 at Walmart, 3551 N. Ridge Rd. East, Ashtabula.

November election has a snag

LAKE COUNTY – While most of the Nov. 5 election operations went smoothly, the Lake County Board of Elections did find a layout error which impacted the Willoughby Hills Council District 2 contest.

CVS grant will enable diabetes outreach

PAINESVILLE – CVS Health announced it was providing $2.5 million to assist Ohio communities improve the health of their residents over the next three years.
“Investments will support key initiatives across the state including increasing access to health care, preventing opioid misuse and supporting tobacco-free living for at-risk populations,” a CVS press release stated.

Council authorizes energy special improvement district

MADISON VILLAGE – In response to a petition from The Vineyard Hotel Group LLC, owner of the Hampton Inn at 171 Water Tower Dr., Council suspended readings and passed three pieces of legislation at a Nov. 4 special meeting.

Committee formed to ensure accurate census count

LAKE COUNTY – In an effort to ensure every single resident of Lake County is included in the 2020 census, a resolution creating the Lake County Complete Count Committee was passed by the Board of Commissioners Oct. 31.

Erie Road Park set for another improvement

LAKE COUNTY – Plans for improvements to Eastlake’s Erie Road Park moved forward once again with the passage of a resolution by the Board of Commissioners at its Nov. 7 meeting.

The Community Christmas Card - A holiday tradition that has saved local lives for 49 years

GENEVA - Saving local lives by sending holiday greetings to friends and neighbors through the Community Christmas Card is an enduring tradition for hundreds of area families who, for generations, have added their names to the Card by choosing to make a small donation to provide state of the art medical equipment for UH Geneva Medical Center’s Critical Care Unit.  

Volunteers respond for Community Clean Up Day

PAINESVILLE – The city really cleaned up Oct. 11 and 12, with help from community groups and businesses with its first annual Painesville Community Clean Up Day.
Businesses were asked to participate Oct. 11 and community groups Oct. 12.

Pymatuning Valley Primary PTO holds its 7th annual Reverse Raffle

ANDOVER – Lots of raffles and Chinese Auction items, food, music, fellowship and the chance to support a good cause were all a few of the benefits offered during Pymatuning Valley Primary School PTO’s seventh annual Reverse Raffle Fundraiser on Saturday, Nov. 16, at Dorset Community Center that evening.(From Nov. 22 edition).

PV Laker Alumni prep for their annual flag football game in Andover

 ANDOVER – If you are over the age of 18 and have an interest in flag football with friends, you may want to check out this year’s PV Laker Alumni flag football game set for 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 27, at Pymatuning Valley High School in Andover.(From Nov. 22 edition).

Cherry Valley Church of Nazarene preps for Children’s Christmas program

CHERRY VALLEY – If you are looking for a way to celebrate the true meaning of the holiday season this year or enjoy the theater, you may want to stop in for the “Ring the Bells of Christmas” Children’s Christmas Program at 10:45 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 15, at Cherry Valley Church of the Nazarene.(From Nov. 22 edition).

Women walk away winners at Junior Achievement fundraiser

ASHTABULA - A group of women walked away with new designer handbags on Friday, Nov. 8, as they gathered at the Andrus Banquet Center to raise funds for Junior Achievement of Ashtabula County.
Designer Bag Bingo has become a popular fundraiser for Junior Achievement, with the event being held twice a year.

Oktoberfest recognizes Eddie Rodick’s 50 years of polka playing

EASTLAKE – The Sept. 26 Oktoberfest at the American-Croatian Lodge in Eastlake included a special celebration - Eddie Rodick, Jr.’s 50 years of playing Polka music.
“His family was present, all of his friends and followers,” said Paula Price of 100 Youth That Care. “We had about 300 people attend for the night.”
Rodick was presented with a plaque and served his favorite cake, Black Forest.

Speaker has special impact on students

LAKE COUNTY – Lake County Job and Family Services Director Matt Battiato told the Board of Commissioners Oct. 24 about a special speaker who recently addressed students.

Flu season has begun

LAKE COUNTY – The Ohio Department of Health has reported few hospitalizations due to influenza so far. However, it is just the start of the flu season. People who have not yet received a flu vaccine should do so now, before it starts spreading, since it takes about two weeks for the vaccine to take effect.