Get in the holiday shopping spirit in Painesville

by Marian McMahon

PAINESVILLE – This year, Painesville’s Holiday Shop & Stroll will be on Thursday, Nov. 21 from 5 – 9 p.m. People can catch a ride on Mr. Trolley, shop at numerous shops for specials and free items until they are shopped out and ready to relax.

City turning over building inspections to county

by Marian McMahon

PAINESVILLE – Council held first reading Nov. 4 on an ordinance which would approve an agreement with the Lake County Board of Commissioners to have the county building inspectors take over city commercial and residential inspections.

Flu season has begun

by Marian McMahon

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.

Speaker has special impact on students

by Marian McMahon

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.

Oktoberfest recognizes Eddie Rodick’s 50 years of polka playing

by Marian McMahon

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.

Board to apply for bed tax funds for Rabbit Run project

by Marian McMahon

MADISON TOWNSHIP – The Board of Trustees approved having Administrator Tim Brown proceed with an application to the Lake County Ohio Port and Economic Development Authority for bed tax funds on behalf of Rabbit Run Community Arts Association at the Oct. 22 meeting.

‘New’ village hall beginning to get renovations done

by Marian McMahon

MADISON VILLAGE – Work is proceeding on Stratton Place to prepare the building for transition to the “New” Village Hall with the approval of a number of purchase orders by Council at the Oct. 21 meeting.