Kirtland Chronicle 11-2-18

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Volume 5, No. 7

Friday, November 2, 2018

From NY to Kirtland, IT Guru John Paganini Shares Success Story By Donna L. Robinson Kirtland is a great place to come home to. At least for John Paganini, no better words could be spoken. The proud resident of Kirtland for the past 10 years has firmly established himself in the community, giving significant credit to Lakeland Community College in Kirtland for his many successes. These include being president of Paguar Informatics Inc. and Healthcare IT Consulting Firm, CEO of DinkerBop Radio and IoT Directions, as well as co-founder of RIS Logic, Inc. — all managed out of an office in the Terminal Tower in downtown Cleveland. “Retrospectively, I now see that achieving success at Lakeland set the stage for accomplishing other goals … not just educationally,” he said in a recent interview. Paganini, who has over 40 years of experience in startups, IT and See Paganini • Page 8

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John Paganini poses with his award after recently being inducted in the 2018 Lakeland Community College Alumni Hall of Fame.

KPD to Skip PSAP, Dispatch Debates Put to Rest The Razor, Serve the Community By Magdalene Pesch

By Magdalene Pesch

Kirtland Police Department Sgt. Jamey Fisher forewarned city council and residents they might see some fuzzy-faced officers in the next month. “November is fast-approaching. We are going to do the ‘No Shave November,’ so if you see officers with facial hair, that’s why,” Fisher said, referring to the movement in November that supports those battling cancer by asking people to donate the money the would spend on grooming to educate about cancer prevention, save lives and aid those fighting the battle. See Police • Page 3

At the Oct. 15 Kirtland City Council meeting, residents crowded city hall to hear the third and final reading of a resolution authorizing the mayor to purchase a new CallWorks Call Station PSAP for the police department. The resolution and the many city discussions regarding it, have worried some Kirtland residents who want to keep emergency dispatch services in the city and not outsource services to the Lake County Sheriff’s Office’s Central Communications Dispatch. Many of these residents have loudly voiced their concerns to council. Councilman David Kirek moved to adopt the resolution and Council President Matthew Schulz seconded. Though council voted unanimously to adopt the resolution, consensus has been to retain dis-

patch services “in-house.” “Thank you to all of these residents who came out in support,” said Potter. “Thank you to all of the residents who contacted me in other ways to ask more questions and find more out … I think most of you were here at those meetings and you heard the exhaustive commentary, questions.” Councilman Richard Potter Lowery echoed Potter, thanking the community for being involved. “As I mentioned earlier, I love to see a lot of faces sitting in this chamber talking about topics of importance and this is certainly an important topic,” he added. Potter reflected on the recent dialogues regarding dispatch services and the associated communication devices. “I certainly appreciate the work — some on council took an

objective view to this, entering the discussion. I wish it would have gone a bit differently in terms of a discussion,” he said. “I wish we would have moved a little bit quicker. I wish we would have been a little bit more objective. Next time, I’ll commit to trying to push something like this along a little bit quicker and I will ask that, next time around, on something as serious as this issue, when it relates to jobs, relates to the department, relates to finances of the city and safety — officers’ safety, residents’ safety — I will ask that all of us commit to being just outand-out objective as we can be in that process because I think that’s important.” Councilman Joe Smolic said he believes the process might have devolved a bit at times, but council did a thorough job looking into the matter. @kirtlandchronicle

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Problems Hidden in Plain Sight


On Oct. 16, at Kirtland Elementary School, Joel Marmet, of the Copley Police Department and Lisa Baker, of the Bath Police Department, joined to present “Hidden in Plain Sight,” a program that teaches adults how to recognize drug use in their children. Visit for more information.

Portman’s STOP Act Signed into Law By Amy Patterson

parties introduced the bipartisan STOP Act in February 2017. Its major focus is reducing the supply of U.S. Sen. Rob Portman’s (R-Ohio) STOP fentanyl that is shipped into Ohio through Act was signed into law Oct. 24 by President the U.S. Postal Service. Donald Trump as part of a package A U.S. Senate investigation of laws meant to tackle the opioid showed drug traffickers often excrisis. ploit a loophole allowing synthetic The Synthetics Trafficking drugs to be shipped to the U.S., & Overdose Prevention Act was but Portman’s statement said the passed along with other legislation STOP Act will close that loophole. supported by both major political “Reducing the cheap supply parties to reduce the effects of the of fentanyl in the state will help nation’s opioid epidemic. increase the price of fentanyl and “(T)his bill will increase access Portman also reduce the risk that law enforceto long-term treatment and recovery while also helping stop the flow of dead- ment officers are exposed to this deadly ly synthetic drugs, like fentanyl, from being drug.” Portman’s office said. Another bill in the opioid package is Portshipped into the United States through our own Postal Service,” Portman said in a state- man’s Improving Coverage for Addiction Recovery Expansion Act. Dubbed the Improving ment before the bill signing. Portman and senators from both major CARE Act, this bill will lift a cap that currently

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A Note from the Mayor Dear Kirtland Residents, and energy to the party center. We are well into the fall season, and this Thanks to all our residents for your patime of year always gives me cause to pause tience during the repaving of state Route and reflect. I’d like to share my appreciation 306. I am especially pleased the loop detecfor some behind-the-scenes champions. tors are back in place to eliminate some of Thanks to the Kirtland Chronicle Publish- the waiting time at the traffic lights. Thanks er John Karlovec for allowing me the space to Jeffrey Gertz, field/production engineer, and opportunity to connect with all who is managing the paving conof you each month. tract on behalf of the Lake County Thanks to Councilman Matthew Engineer’s Office. We would love Schulz for his leadership of the Poto host a state championship palice and Fire Standing Committee, rade on the new road whether it’s which was the platform to discuss for high school soccer, football or dispatch related legislation for both. Good Luck Hornets! equipment and structure. Matt’s Thanks also go out to our serpatience, persistence and process vice director, Carm Catania, for was key to hearing and resolving filling our salt barn at last year’s Mayor Doug the issue. I am also grateful for the state bid prices. This is a cost saving Davidson dozens of residents who made their of approximately $20 a ton. We are all voices heard in person and in correspon- hoping for a mild winter and little need to use dence to their representatives and to city it, but our crews are ready. administration. This time of year, we especially cannot Thanks to Karen Tercek, CEO of the forget to recognize and thank our veterans Willoughby Western Lake County Chamber and their families for their service and the of Commerce, for promoting business suc- sacrifices they have made and the courage it cess in Kirtland. The WWLCC recently held takes to defend honor, duty and country. a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new and Wishing you and yours a Happy Thanksimproved Kirtlander Party Center. Congrat- giving, ulations to new owners Jason and Shannon Mayor Doug Davidson Malkamaki, who bring a new team, menu,

Schools College Information Session

Nov. 8, 6:30 p.m. The Lake/Geauga Educational Assistance Foundation will hold a free scholarship session in the LEAF Resource Center located in room A-2101 at Lakeland Community Col-


from page 1 “We’re looking for families in need, so if you know of any families who are in need this year, for Thanksgiving, please give that information to me or anyone else in the (police department) and we will be proud to take care of it,” Fisher said. In a departmental memo posted on the KPD Facebook page, Fisher added: “As most of you know, the month of November is a national movement that brings support and awareness to cancer. The Kirtland Police Department has been touched by this terrible disease over the years and we wanted to join this movement. With the Support of Chief (Lance) Nosse, who is allowing us to temporarily deviate from departmental policy, the men and women of the Kirtland Police Department will soon be looking a little different,” All kidding aside, the members of the Kirtland Police Department have decided to put a little twist on its fundraising efforts, Fisher said.

lege, 7700 Clocktower Drive, Kirtland. Learn tips on how to find and apply for college scholarships. Reservations are required; capacity is limited. Register online at or call LEAF at 440-525-7095. “Each member who decides to participate will be required to personally donate $25,” he said. “Once that dollar amount is determined, we will be donating half of that money to cancer research. With Thanksgiving (approaching), the members have the desire to give back to the community that we are privileged to serve. That is why we are asking for your help seeking Kirtland families in need. Once the needs are verified, the remaining money will be used to purchase as many prepared Thanksgiving dinners as we can for those families.”” The police department invited community support through donations to the Kirtland Police Association, which is nonprofit entity with the department. Each donation can be given specifically for the ‘No Shave November’ campaign or the ‘Shop with The Cop’ campaign for Kirtland families in December. Checks need to be written out to: Kirtland Police Association and mailed or dropped off at 9301 Chillicothe Road any time or day. Please specify which event you are donating to. If you have any questions, call 440-2563333.

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Community & Senior Center Kirtland Community & Senior Center is located at 7900 Euclid-Chardon Road. Visit or call 440256-4711 for more information on programs.

Donuts with Santa … in Your Pajamas!

Dec. 8, 10-11:30 a.m., ages 10 and under Santa Claus is making a special appearance in Kirtland. Bring your camera and take a photo with the Big Guy … in your pajamas. No need to even get dressed. Wear your favorite holiday pajamas and keep your morning cozy. Crafts, activities and games are offered for the kids as well. All kids will have the option to make a craft that can be wrapped and gifted to someone special. Enter the door prize drawing to win a Christmas tree from Pumpkinville.

Donuts, Hot Chocolate and Coffee

Enjoy a yummy donut from Patterson’s and hot chocolate. Adults can enjoy fresh coffee with an assortment of flavored creamers (bring your favorite mug). Donations only.

Euclid Beach Fundraiser

Remember Euclid Beach? Sledding down the Flying Turns, racing on the coasters, lis-

tening to Laughing Sal? Remember smelling Humphrey’s popcorn and watching candy kisses being made? The Kirtland Senior Center Board is bringing some of these memories back. As a fundraiser, the board has arranged to sell original Humphrey products as gifts this holiday season. Humphrey’s also purchased the old Willoughby Hills neighbor, Baker Candies, and will be selling the famous Whips, too. The board is taking orders Dec. 3-8 from 9 a.m. to noon. Payment is due at time of order. Cash/check accepted. Orders will only be accepted for a week. Orders can be picked up Dec. 19-21 from 9 a.m. to noon. For more information, contact Dave Saywell at or KSC at 256-4711.

Community Yoga

Mondays (Nov. 12-Dec. 17) from 6:15-7:30 p.m. $13 per class or $60 for the six-week series Community Yoga classes are the best kept secret for adults (18 and over) around. Held at the Kirtland Community Center once per week and taught by Kirtland resident Amy Alexy, these classes are open to all levels of yoga students, from beginner to advanced. The class is a mixture of hatha and vinyasa styles of yoga.

Garden Club of Kirtland Upcoming Events

The Garden Club will meet at 6 p.m. Nov. 26 at Kirtland City Hall to decorate for the holidays. Refreshments will be available. On Nov. 28, club members will meet at 6 p.m. at Marilyn’s house to hand-make pine swags to decorate various signs throughout

Kirtland. On Dec. 1, members will meet at Pastina Rustic Italian Kitchen Restaurant for a holiday gathering. There will be no meeting in December. For more information or to become a member, call Marilyn at 216-313-0416.

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Guest Column Roads, Thoughts and Leadership Hello, I am Joe Smolic, Kirtland’s Ward 3 councilman. As I did last November, I submit to you again, in table form, my current understanding of our city’s roads, progress (or lack thereof) and road levy spending. But I’d also like to provide some insight on what my experience over the last three years has been like. I ran on the idea that we lacked transparency, especially when it came to road levy spending, and I am still committed to change that. The current administration has been elusive and opaque. Although, I have tried to present my questions both civilly and with purpose, it is often suggested, by Mayor Davidson, that council does not need to know details. Or, that it is not our job to understand how projects are executed and how dollars are spent. I believe this is absolutely council’s business. We are the front line of communication between our city Smolic government and you, the residents. In the spring, council and the residents were told that, because the city’s contribution to the state’s 306 paving project would be 3,000 feet of drainage work, the city brush pickup would be cancelled. Here we are in November and we have only completed about a third of that project. The story changed from “we have to get the work done prior to paving” and, therefore, have to cancel brush pickup, to, “we will finish the work sometime and that it is not critical to completing before the roads are paved.” It should be noted my criticism is of the administration and not of the hard-working service department employees. I came into 2016 with high expectations for myself, council and the administration. It has often been an exercise in futility. Many questions have been asked and very little information has been shared. Council President Kevin Potter and I have immersed ourselves in this job for three years. And now, the city council has been fortunate to add two new members, John Lesnick and Richard Lowery, in 2017. Both of these gentlemen have equally committed themselves to the

residents they represent. This new council diligently worked through the budget process and then passed the budget with the understanding that Mayor Davidson would present council with a detailed road plan, and would look to contract more of the road work out. It quickly became evident the mayor would hold off on getting a road plan to council. In turn, council wrote and passed legislation (18-O-18) that would guarantee both an annual and long-term road plan. And that this plan would be submitted to council each year. As a result, council is patiently waiting for the Road Conditions and Paving report. Several of us on council have tried to work with the mayor to do a better job communicating with the residents, what projects will be done and when they might be completed. Unfortunately, because of the mayor’s lack of engagement, it has now come to having to publicly ask the mayor to answer these questions and wonder “why does he resist providing basic information to this council?” The mayor’s disdain for an engaged council became painfully evident in May, when he made a completely false accusation against Councilman Lesnick (please read June Kirtland Chronicle article). Because of the exposed falsehood, the mayor then issued a public apology to the councilman. I hope I can work with the mayor in a more open manner over this last upcoming year of our terms. But I refuse to let the idea that “all is well” perpetuate from the mayor’s desk and will, in turn, continue to point out our deficiencies. We work for the people and owe each resident transparency and respect. I think the accompanying table showing road progress will speak for itself. Our execution of road levy spending has been much less than efficient and transparent. We need better leadership and communication. You have my commitment to keep pushing for both. Joe Smolic Councilman – Ward 3

Road Levy Funds for Roads Completed 2015-2018:

1.11 Lakebrook & Woodlake, $638,751, reconstruct in 2015, finished 2017, service department 0.18 Wrenwood, $31,100, chip sealed in 2016, asphalt completed 2017 0.46 Martin, $79,500, chip sealed in 2016, asphalt top coat in 2017 0.19 Killdeer, $19,680, chip sealed 2016 1.25 Eagle East, $153,000, mill and fill 2016 0.38 Pinehurst, $68,000, mill and fill in 2017 0.16 Woodcroft, $29,000, mill and fill in 2017 0.14 Arborhurst, $158,906, reconstructed in 2018 0.13 Singlefoot, $155,598, reconstructed in 2018 0.50 Booth, $173,000 contracted for November $1,506,535 used to complete 4.5 miles of road work

Road Levy Funds for Other Expenditures 2015-2018: $160,000 of road levy funds spent on equipment purchases. $276,260 of road levy funds spent on drainage, patching, sidewalks, striping. $436,260 used for other expenditures

Road Levy revenues 2015-2018:

$1,928,452 ($ 482,113/year) $200,000 loan in 2016 for Singlefoot/Arborhurst reconstruction $2,128,452 total 2015-2018 Road Levy Revenue

Road Levy Fund Balance 2015-2018:

$2,128,452 total 2015-2018 Road Levy Revenue -$1,506,535 used to complete 4.5 miles of road work -$436,260 used for other expenditures $185,657 as of November of 2018. *This number may be higher than it is due to lack of detail provided by administration.

Roads completed 2015-2018 Using Non-Road Levy Funds:

1.75 Sperry Road **These three roads were half funded by Ohio Public Works Commis0.88 Eagle West sion/Lake County Stormwater Management and half funded by the 1.12 Worrell Road City using a combination of loans and in-kind service department work. 4.60 Chillicothe/SR306 ***This was an Ohio Department Of Transportation funded project. Winning bid was $1,450,000. Council advised that the City’s share was $ 145,000, for in-kind service department work on drainage, closing in culverts, and replacing corner ramps. 8.35 miles of roads completed using Non-Road Levy Funds


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Friday, November 2, 2018 Friday, September 8, 2017

Fall Sports Already Kicking Butt and Taking Names BY STEVE HARE OHIOVARSITY.COM

CROSS COUNTRY Kirtland’s cross country team is off to a fast start this fall with a strong showing at the Berkshire Early Bird Invitational on Aug. 26 and an even better performance at the 2017 Frank Gibas Invitational at Kenston High School on Sept. 2. “There were many big improvements from last week and overall improvement as a team,” said Kirtland coach JP Moran. “It was a big race by freshman Julie Namciu and the top three boys were all in the 18s. The girls were all 24:00 or below. That’s very good for us. We’re working on closing our gaps in the top seven and all moving up so we can have low numbers and a tighter pack.” Namciu finished the race in 22:41, good for 58th place. Sophomore Lauren Snyder finished 29th with a time of 21:23 while her sister Sydney Snyder was 37th in 21:38. Junior Emily Crebs (24:02), freshman Kirtland’s boys’ and girls’ soccer teams practice together Oct. 29 in preparation for their regional semifinal games. Mateja Mr va (24:42), freshman Aimee Baldrey (24:45) and senior Holly Samf (25:10) also competed for the Hornets in the girls’ race. Konnor Duncan paced the 7-3 record but only one win against an oppo- playoffs and are aiming to leave their own By SJunior teve Hare Hornets in the boys’ race. He finished 45th nent who finished above .500. mark this year.” with a time of 18:31. Kirtland’s boys’ soccer team improved to Jeremy Lunka leads the Hornets with As winter draws nearer, several of KirtSenior Colton Zanko wasn’t far behind as 15-1-3 on the year with a 5-0 win over Kins- 21 goals and 10 assists. Marko Cubela has land’s fall sports the hunt to he finished 49th teams with aremain time ofin18:37. Junior man Badger in a Division III district champi- scored 10 times and Ante Bevanda is second win a state championship. Jake Grdadolnik (18:56), junior Nick Briggs The 2018 seasonGeorge marksShuppe the first time onship game on Saturday. The district title on the team with eight assists. Tyler Banyasz (20:29), sophomore (20:52), Kirtland’s girls’ (21:33) soccer teams and was the second in the last three seasons for has recorded 35 saves this season for the freshman boys’ Jonnyand Jackson and freshits football team reached tourna- the Hornets, who are one of 16 teams re- Hornets, who have allowed just seven goals man Ian McGreal (21:43)the alsoregional competed. in the hunt fortouchdowns the DivisionofIII 19 games. Jake Neibecker ran for 51state and 57in yards for the Hornets. ment in the same season. In fact, Kirtland is maining The Hornets will play Kidron Central just one of five schools in the state of Ohio to title. FOOTBALL Head coach rushing John Valentic play- sidelined Christian in onWeek Wednesday, Oct. 31 in a regional Kirtland’s gamehopes hit itshisstride 2. accomplish that feat. Kirtland’s football team opened the 2017 ers realize the magnitude of reaching the semifinal at Green High School. winner early this season. Mike Zeuli stepped in for The Fulco and The football team completed the regular season with a 14-13 win at Chagrin Falls on Sweet Sixteen. advances to the regional championship game The Hornets ran for 423 yards in the threw for 93 yards and a touchdown and also season with a perfect 10-0 record and the No. The final Hornets weren’t VI at state their footbest season opener and 362 against theofRaiders. for 52 yards and a score. “When in you’re in the midst the sea- ran on Saturday, Nov. 3 at a location to be deter1Aug. spot25. in the AP Division and spent the next week focused on limiting Jake Neibecker, who had touchdown Freshman Mario Rodin was a perfect 7son and the playoffs, you tend to not have as mined. ball poll. Kirtland earned the No. 2 seed in their mistakes. runs of 51 and 57 yards against Columbia, for-7 in extra point attempts. much perspective as you should,” Valentic Valentic also recorded his 200th career the Region 21 playoffs. They responded with a 49-14 win over leads the Hornets with 224 rushing yards “That freshman kicker, he’s money,” said. “But, remembering how much fun the win in 2018. “The kids have been looking forward to visiting Columbia on Sept. 1. and two touchdowns. Joey Torok has rushed LaVerde said. Kirtland’s girls’ soccer team advanced to this all season,” Kirtland coach Tiger La- regional final experience was two years ago, for 217 yards and two and quarter“We’re trying toready get better every day,” I’m trying to enjoy thisscores experience and en- the Elite Eight for the second straight season Verde said. “They’re to get the playoffs back Dylanthe Fulco on same. the team said Kirtland head coach Tiger LaVerde. couraging boysistothird do the The with goal and third time in four years. started.” GOLF 187 yards and one rushing touchdown. “We’re not where we want to be. We want to The Hornets, the defending Division III Kirtland opens the postseason at home is for them to play freely, to enjoy the experiKirtland’s team moved up to Kirtland haswork beenin,bitten byworry the injury be playing our best Catholic football in November. against Steubenville Central on Fri-I ence, to put the but not about state runners-up,golf claimed their first Chagrin Division II this fall but the Hornets haven’t but with Fulco missing some time against thought Week 1 to Week 2 was a great day. The Crusaders enter the playoffs with a the result. The seniors remember the 2016 Valley Conference Chagrin Division title earColumbia and kicker Sanjay Sundararajan skipped a beat. improvement on both sides of the ball.”


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lier this season then defended their district title with a 4-2 win over Cuyahoga Heights last week. “I told the girls the other day, and I told the boys this today because we were all at practice together, I said there are only 16 teams left playing in the state of Ohio,” Kirtland coach Ed Bradac said. “We were there STEVE HARE, OHIOVARSITY.COM last year and we were there in 2015, but it never gets old. It’s exciting. I told them to enjoy time. It’s different time. You Thethis Hornets already haveevery beaten league can’t catch lightning in a bottle twice, so this rivals Berkshire, Cardinal and Independence is unique us and I want you consistently to enjoy it for and have to continued to play everything it is for you and this group throughout the first half of the season.and not for years past.” Senior Michael Schnur is well on the Kirtland defeated Canfield South Range, way to collecting his fourth straight league 9-0, in a regional semifinal on Tuesday and MVP award, but his own teammates might now will play Chippewa on Saturday for the have something to say aboutinitthe first.state Final regional title and a berth Adam Mueller and Jack Dever have Four. pushed Schnur to play his best, regardless of All-Ohio candidate Erika Zschuppe leads the or quality competition. the event Hornets with 32of goals. Maya Zovko, anSee Hornets • Page 7 See Hornets w Page 11

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From left, “Students of the Month” Preston White, of KES, Delaney Kuczkowski, of KMS, and Maddie Null, of KHS.

November Students of the Month Submitted The Kirtland Kiwanis “Students of the Month” for November 2018 are Preston White, of Kirtland Elementary School, Delaney Kuczkowski, of Kirtland Middle School, and Maddie Null, of Kirtland High School.

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other all-state hopeful, has scored eight goals and has posted a team-high 20 assists this season. Corinne Aquila leads the team with 69 saves. Like Valentic, Bradac also reached career win No. 200 this season. Adding to the playoff excitement is a family bond that touches all three of Kirtland’s playoff squads. Valentic and LaVerde both have daughters on the girls’ soccer team. Valentic’s assistant coaches, Hans Zschuppe and Wilson Vladic also have daughters on the squad. The Hornets also have six pairs of siblings scattered on the three rosters. Brittney and Brooke Alfieri, Ante and Maria Bevanda, John and Jenna Sayle, Kyle and Lauren Lutz, Bartul and Tea Petric and Mario and Lidia Rodin each play soccer for their respective squads. Kyle Lutz and Mario Rodin also kick for the football team. Mike Alfieri, cousin to Brittney and Brooke, plays football for the Hornets. Then there’s freshman Reilly Greenlee, who plays for the soccer team and was Kirtland’s lone cross country runner to qualify for the regional meet. Greenlee finished 46th overall with a time of 22:27. “Reilly had a great freshman season,” Kirtland coach JP Moran said. “She was very

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The Kiwanis sponsors the “Students of the Month.” The principal and staff chose one student from each school to be recognized. Each student has their picture taken, receives a certificate and a T-shirt that says “Student of the Month.” consistent and continually improved throughout the season. She missed first team all-CVC by one spot and earned second team and she was a regional qualifier.” Even more impressive, Greenlee ran a time of 23:12 at the Spartan Invitational earlier in the season. The regional meet was run on the same course but in far worse conditions and Greenlee trimmed one minute, 15 seconds from her time. Greenlee was just one of five female runners from the News-Herald coverage area to qualify for the Division III regional meet. Kirtland’s volleyball team ended the season with a loss to Garrettsville Garfield in a Division III sectional championship game but the Hornets closed the year having won seven of their final eight matches. Included in that win streak was a victory over Berkshire, who defended its Division III district championship and will play in the regional tournament for the second straight season. The Hornets swept the Badgers on their home court. It was their first win over Berkshire since the 2013 season. “To go into Berkshire’s gym on senior night is difficult to begin with,” Kirtland coach Bob Schenosky said. “Couple that with a fundamentally solid team, we were facing a tall task but the girls did an excellent job and played an excellent match.”

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From left, John, Karen and Colin Paganini.

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health information systems, was born in Long Island, N.Y., to John — retired director of IT for Figgie International — and Maria Paganini. When Paganini turned 15, the family relocated to Willoughby. There, he finished his last two years of high school at Willoughby South and then married his wife, Karen. They have a son, Colin, 17, who is currently in his last year of high school at Grand River Academy and recently earned his National Auto Sport Association Competition License for race car driving Being co-founder of RIS Logic (radiology information system), Paganini was responsible for operations, applications development, database design and systems architecture. The business went from three employees and $0 revenue to a value of more than $12 million when Merge acquired it and, recently, IBM. Previous positions held by Paganini include general manager for IBS International Corporation’s subsidiary and CIO of the Document Technologies Group in Rochester, N.Y., where he helped the start-up company grow from seven to 50 employees. Paganini said in 1995, he developed one of the first electronic medical record systems called MediMate. When asked why he chose Kirtland to own a home and raise a family in, Paganini said, “Kirtland, called ‘The city of Faith and Beauty,’ is well named. Our family attends Divine Word Church and we were married there. Being in Kirtland means that you are living in an environment that features amazing metro parks such as Penitentiary Glen, Chapin Forest and Lake Metroparks Farmpark. These parks all feature excellent nature trails, which are great for hiking – especially with our two dogs Phoenix and Maxwell.” He added, “Running the trails is great outdoor exercise, especially the amazing Holden Arboretum, where we have an ongoing family


John Paganini gives his acceptance speech at Lakeland Community College after recently being inducted in the 2018 Lakeland Alumni Hall of Fame.

membership. And bike riding around Lake County is fantastic, often with neighbors who also enjoy biking the beautiful and hilly roads of Kirtland.” Having lived in New York, San Francisco and even Singapore, at one point, Kirtland is a breath of fresh air and is special, Paganini said. “The always changing open area at the bottom of (state Route) 615 is a great place to admire the natural beauty of Kirtland,” he said. “This is constantly confirmed by the number of bicyclists cruising the Kirtland roads. Recently, it was stated the Historic Kirtland was one of the most visited places for tourism in Lake County. Driving past the Mormon Temple at the top of the hill on (state Route) 306 confirms Kirtland is a special place” To help find balance between work and play, Paganini manages and plays in a weekly basketball league, which has been going on for eight years. He also enjoys autumn in Kirtland and likes taking drives with his wife in their Thunderbird convertible to enjoy the autumn colors. On their cul-de-sac of a few houses, everySee Success • Page 9

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Kirtland Public Library The Kirtland Public Library is located at 9267 Chillicothe Road in Kirtland, Ohio. The library will be open Sundays from 12-4 p.m. starting Sept. 9. The phone number is 440-2567323 and the web address is www.kirtland.lib.

Friday Library Hours

Beginning Nov. 2, the library will close at 5 p.m. From now on, Friday hours will be 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Used Book Sale

Nov. 3 • 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friends of the Library used book sale will be held in the Book Cellar.

Upcoming Programs Storytime

Tuesdays • 10 a.m. Make new friends as we enjoy songs, rhymes, games and books together.

Lapsit Storytime

Tuesdays • 10:45 a.m. Lapsit is geared for families with children under the age of 3. Enjoy bounces, tickle rhymes, a story, scarves, shakers and a big finish of bubbles.

1000 Books Before Kindergarten

Reading to your young child regularly will encourage a love of reading, and the library is here to cheer you on. Sign your child up for the “1000 Books Before Kindergarten” program. Come get more information at the Children’s Desk.

STEAM Party: Colors

Families with children up through age 5. Please register for this event.

Wee Play

Nov. 16 • 11 a.m. Can’t go outdoors due to the weather? You and your little one up through age 5 can come get some of that energy out by tossing beanbags, rolling beach balls, crawling through the tube, and more. Take a book break while reading some of our books to your child, then knock down bowling pins and hit the golf ball into the hole, all while making new friends. Please register.

Make An Apple Pie

Nov. 19 • 7 p.m. Kids in grades K-12, bring your favorite adult and create an 8-inch apple pie from scratch, then take it home to bake or freeze for later. Please bring a clean pillowcase or pastry cloth, and a rolling pin. Please register.

Do Re Me & You Dance Party

Nov. 9 • 11 a.m. A dance party n the Carousel Room for families with children up through age 5. Spend a fantastic half hour dancing with your child. Please register.

Lego Club

Nov. 17 • 2 p.m. Create with the library’s LEGO bricks and they might even be displayed in the library. For children up through sixth grade.

Nov. 2 • 11 a.m. Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math, all while learning about colors? Yes, please!

Let’s Talk About It Book Discussion


for this great community,” he said, adding the college is celebrating 50 years of providing students with knowledge, but also hope and confidence to achieve what they set out to do. “Working on, and with the Lakeland Foundation, has been quite rewarding, especially meeting the people who truly care about Lakeland and the impact it has for the community. That is contagious,” he said. Paganini’s wife shares her own set of successes as well, Paganini said. “My wife Karen is quite inspirational and established her own company in 1984 called K&D Properties, which is now at 400 employees,” he said. “And speaking of my lovely wife, I want to take a moment to thank Karen for supporting me along the way. Just in the past 10 years, I have been moving around from startup, to consulting, to employment and Karen has been there the entire time to assist as needed. So, ‘thank you honey, I love you and our fine son, Colin.’”

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one knows each other, Paganini said. “Being surrounded by friends in Kirtland creates an environment ideal for family life,” he added. “Year after year, we have many positive experiences, such as holiday and birthday parties. Neighborhood families seem to take turns. For example, our family hosts Halloween, another one does New Year’s Eve. It’s an excellent social atmosphere.” On Oct. 2, Paganini’s education and career life were brought full circle He was inducted in the Lakeland Community College Alumni Hall of Fame, where he graduated in 1981 with an associate’s degree in data processing. He is also board director for the Lakeland Foundation. “As a major organization in Kirtland in Lake County, Lakeland provides a foundation

Nov. 26 • 7 p.m. Read and discuss “Everything I Never Told You” by Celeste Ng.

Coming in December Cutting the Cable

Dec. 12 • 7 p.m. Learn about online streaming services that allow you to access television programs and movies without the monthly cable bill. Services such as Hulu, Netflix, Amazon Prime and hoopla, and devices such as Roku, Chromecast and Apple TV will be discussed. Presented by Melanie Wilson, collections and virtual services manager at Willoughby-Eastlake Public Library. Please register for this free event. Note: Kirtland Public Library will be closed Nov. 11-12 in honor of Veteran’s Day. The Library will close at 5 p.m. Nov. 21 and close all day on Nov. 22 in celebration of Thanksgiving.

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Kiwanis Senior Christmas Party Community of Christ Church 2018


he old saying goes, “If life gives you lemons, make lemonade.” This is what happened to the Kirtland Kiwanis club in the 1990s. The club purchased an old lemonade sales trailer and set out to make lemonade at the annual Strawberry Festival. If you have attended the festival, you have seen it in action for many years. The old trailer needed a lot of repair to make it serviceable. Repairs included replumbSubmitted by ing, rewiring, new tires Jim Poeter and axles, lights, floor replacement and a new roof. Maintenance and repairs continue to this day. Kiwanis members with the needed skills volunteer their time and talents as required. Rudy Lucursi, of Kirtland’s R&L Signs, donated the beautiful paint job. Rudy also created the new KHS Hornet logos on the visitors stands at the football field. Operated by members, with the assistance of countless volunteers, the lemonade concession is one of the major fundraising activities the Kiwanis Club depends upon. Kiwanis families, including the Balazs and the Krulcs, dedicated many hours to the lemonade trailer’s operation and recruited a generation of KHS students to help, making it fun to work at the festival. The real news is the last three years has seen the trailer and the Kiwanis Club open an exciting new chapter in its life. Many Kirtland groups request financial assistance from Kiwanis and the club happily helps as much as possible, but resources are limited. Scott Haymer, along with a number of other members, recognized this and created a great new program that would allow groups to operate the lemonade trailer at various festivals throughout the area. With bookings and supplies furnished by Kiwanis, the groups earn funds they can use for their own programs. It has worked beautifully for three years, with 2018 bookings alone providing over $10,000 in funding for local groups.


Lemonade Trailer at event.

This year, the KHS girls varsity soccer, KHS girls varsity softball, KHS wrestling, KHS marching band, KMS football, Kirtland youth football and the Kirtland OAPSE Chapter Bus Drivers became lemonade makers. By operating the lemonade trailer at an area festival, a group receives 50 percent of the income, with Kiwanis providing the needed supplies. There is no way the Kiwanis Club could make this kind of funding available from its own fundraising activities and still continue its many other programs and projects. In other Kiwanis news, the club is excited to return to the newly renovated Kirtlander for its meetings in November. We wish the new owners, Jason and Shannon, every success as they reopen Kirtland’s well-known party destination. Also, the club requests anyone knowing Kirtland couples who have recently celebrated 50 years of marriage to get in touch with Kiwanian Tony Zalar at 440-256-8077 as soon as possible. The club honors these couples at the Kiwanis Senior Dinner to be held at the Community of Christ Church on Thursday, Dec. 6. For more information about Kiwanis and/ or to join us in serving the community, call John at 440-256-1181.

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