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After Debate, Chester Trustees Order Pipe Removed By Diane Ryder Citing chronic flooding problems, Chester Township Trustees voted 2-1 Thursday to remove a pipe in the road rightof-way in front of 9448 Winchester Valley — former Trustee Ron Cotman’s property. Trustee Ken Radtke voted against the resolution. Cotman did not attend the meeting. “This goes back to last fall,” said Trustee Judy Caputo, who requested the issue be placed on the agenda. Caputo said the township had received numerous letters about flooding on Winchester Valley. The road department had inspected the area and found that the pipe is too small, causing water to back up and flood a neighbor’s property, she said. Caputo said she received a letter from the Geauga County Engineer’s Office saying a larger pipe was needed at the property, adding Road Superintendent Robert Pealer has the authority to remove the pipe, but she believed trustees needed to make the decision. “It is a contentious situation

and I’m trying to leave the road superintendent out of the decision,” Caputo said. Later, Joyce said because the pipe is located in the road rightof-way in a dedicated subdivision, it is not on the Cotmans’ property, but is on land that is under township control, which gives the township the authority to order removal. Radtke said he had asked Pealer whether he expected any repercussions from the decision to remove the pipe and the superintendent said no. “I think we need to take a step back,” Radtke said, adding he and Pealer met with the neighbor at 9400 Winchester, who made the complaint. According to county records, the property owner is listed as Feliks and Maria Wolanin. “There’s a difference of opinion regarding what the facts are,” Radtke said, adding one neighbor said the pipe was installed sometime between 2006 and 2008, and the other neighbor said it was installed in 2000. He said the flooding only occurred after the major 100year rainstorm during Memorial

Day weekend in 2010 and during the rains caused by Hurricane Sandy in 2012, which he called a 50-year event. Radtke also warned against creating a precedent in the township of ordering smaller pipes removed at all locations and ordering larger ones installed. “What we decide here is going to set policy and could be a significant issue; that is my position because it is a civil dispute here,” Radtke said. “We’d be heading down a slippery slope.” He said he has seen no evidence of the pipe causing damage to the road. Trustee Mike Joyce said both neighbors hired an attorney, which brings the issue to another level and requires trustees to seek an expert opinion on the issue. “It was stated to the road superintendent that if (the pipe) was pulled, the individual (Cotman) would go around the township and cite everyone (with a smaller pipe) for not being in compliance,” Caputo said. Caputo said she believed the pipe should be removed and replaced with a swale. “If the homeowner wants to,

Chester Township Considers Relocating Recycling Center By Diane Ryder Chester Township Trustees are faced with finding the right location for the township paper recycling center, currently at Parkside Drive, which they called a growing safety hazard Thursday. The recycling bins have been at several locations in the past, including the old Chester School site and near the north end of the township hall, which now houses its Safety Township program. Thursday, Trustee Ken Radtke recommended moving the center back to the Chester School site at 12535 Chillicothe Road

north of the downtown area, and adding security cameras to prevent dumping and vandalism. “I don’t have a formalized design yet, but I just wanted to see if we are in favor,” he said. Trustee Judy Caputo called the current park location “horrendous.” Trustee Mike Joyce said it needs to be moved because it has become a safety issue. He said it should be moved either to the school site or to Fire Station 2, which is currently not being used. “There is no great place for it,” Joyce said. Caputo said she believed the

school site will have fewer problems than the fire station site. “The park board is adamant about moving it,” Joyce said. “I agree it needs to be moved out of the park.” Trustees tabled a resolution to locate it at the school site, but approved paying resident Al Parker $150 to develop a design plan. During the public comment portion of the meeting, two residents said they strongly disagreed with using the townshipowned school site. “I object, because we had mucho problems up there

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Chester Township Trustees ordered this pipe in front of former Trustee Ron Cotman’s property removed and the natural swale restored, after neighbors complained it contributed to flooding problems.

he can put an application in (for a new pipe); he can go to the county and go through the normal steps like anyone else,” she said. “This needs to be done and it should be a board decision rather than by the road superintendent, so he won’t be having to take intimidation. Tons of intimidation is coming out. It should be directed at the trustees and not at employees.” Caputo said county GIS records indicate there has been

an increase in water problems, due to the pipe, at that location over several years. “The county’s recommendation is to leave (the ditch) open,” Joyce said. Radtke said he had not seen any communication to that effect. “I don’t see any evidence that the road is impacted,” he said.

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Grant Could Fund the Dam Removal on Griswold Creek By Ann Wishart If Russell Township Trustees agree to have a dam on private property removed, the project will not cost the township any tax dollars. The dam just southeast of the home of Juanita Doran, 13653 Northwood Road, is very old and Christina Znidarsic, watershed coordinator for

Chagrin River Watershed Partners Inc., believes the structure, which holds a small, old pond in place on Griswold Creek, has been compromised. The pond, which covers less than half an acre, contains a lot of silt and is covered by trees, Znidarsic told trustees last Wednesday.

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Water from the pond behind the dam on Juanita Doran’s property in Russell Township flows over the top of the old structure and seeps around the wing wall, flowing by Juanita Doran’s home and erodes the bank.


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Dam Removal from page 1 Roots of the trees have undermined the dam and there are signs of seepage on the sides of the old concrete, she said. There is no record of when the dam was built, but it could have been put in by the original property owner in the 1930s, Znidarsic said, adding it shows no signs of maintenance. Griswold Creek carries water that flows over the dam to the Chagrin River north of Doran’s property past her home and causes erosion of the bank near the house. “I’m worried if the land keeps disappearing, it will hurt the foundation of the family room,” Doran told trustees. Znidarsic said if nothing is done, Doran could lose her home, an event that is possible if the area experiences a superstorm that destroys the dam and washes the contents of the pond downstream. Such an event would also affect other properties downstream between Doran’s property and the river, Znidarsic said. Doran said she has placed large rocks along the bank but the Griswold Creek has become much larger over four years and it gets worse when there is a storm. “When all that water comes down, it’s kind of scary,” Doran said. Trustee Jim Dickinson asked how the project would be done. When a dam was taken off Silver Creek, the silt that flowed down from behind the dam affected the creek for years. The pond on Griswold Creek would be “de-watered” and dredged before the dam was taken out, Znidarsic said, adding then the site would be regraded so water would flow like a creek again. A similar project was undertaken successfully at Kenston Lake in Bainbridge Township, she said. If the project will alleviate a potential hazard to properties downstream and improve water quality, Trustee Justin Madden said it sounds good to him.

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If trustees agree to serve as the fiscal agency for the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency grant, the township would work with CRWP to secure funding for the project, Znidarsic said, assuring trustees the township would not have to put up any money or assume any liability. Another consideration is that Griswold Creek runs under Northwood Road through a culvert that could be compromised if the dam lets go, she said.

“I’m worried if the land keeps disappearing it will hurt the foundation of the family room.” – Juanita Doran Part of Northwood Road is privately owned and Dickinson said trustees will find out if the culvert is the township’s responsibility. Also, Znidarsic said Doran could choose to place the property in a conservation easement. Then the dam would be removed through other channels. Doran owns five other parcels adjacent to her home. Dickinson said he’s not opposed to working with CRWP for the OEPA grant, but would like to know how property owners downstream from Doran’s pond feel about the project. Znidarsic said she will ask those individuals. Deadline for the grant application is May 31. Dickinson said trustees will consider the matter at the next meeting. In other water matters, Madden said he has been in touch with Geauga County Engineer Joe Cattell about the culverts under Belle Vernon Drive, a township road. At one time, the section of road that goes over the culverts had been a bridge, but the county reduced it to two culverts with liners and it then became the responsibility of the township,

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Pipes Removed from page 1 Caputo said she disagrees and didn’t want to take the issue further. “If the county engineer says this is our policy and we’re adopting this policy, then all undersized pipes (in the township) will need to be removed,” Radtke said. Caputo said she didn’t believe the individual action would be the same as adopting a policy. “If a resident on a street has a complaint and has a problem with the road right-of-way, then this board has the obligation to look at the issue and address it,” Caputo said.

Recycling from page 1 before,” said former Trustee Pat Mula. “It’s not gonna solve any problems; it’s just gonna make it way worse.” She added, “Those bins would be located in an area that is not observed. It’s not gonna stay the way you want it to stay. I think you should reconsider.” Radtke told her this time there will be security cameras to record any wrongdoing. “That’s another expense,” Mula told him. “Been there, done that.” Resident Gary Paoletto said he lives 50 0 feet from the school site and remembers the problems the township and the neighboring property owners had when the center was there. He described debris from the center blowing constantly into neighbors’ yards, people illegally dumping tires, trash, and large appliances, and safety issues with the hilly driveway. Paoletto asked trustees to have a public hearing of neighboring residents before making a decision on the location.

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6:30 p.m. West Geauga Girl Scouts Service Unit 773 will hold its annual fundraiser at Fowler’s Mill Golf Club, 13095 Rockhaven Road, Chester Township. The event raises funds for Gold Award scholarships, which are given to girl scouts who are graduating high school. Service Unit 773 represents 26 troops in Chester and Russell townships. Tickets for the ladies-only event are $30 per person and include dinner, dessert and nonalcoholic drinks. Cash bar available. A silent auction, a 50-50 raffle and entertainment also included. Call Jackie Dottore, 216-9069408, for tickets or for more information.

April 27: Earth Day PopUp Shop 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Join in the outdoor garden at the Geauga Humane Society’s Rescue Village, 15463 Chillicothe Road, Russell Township. Twenty five percent of proceeds benefit the animals. Onsite artists will include Gai Russo-jewelry, Annie Becker-recycled enamelware planters, Sharon Sheinbart-hand built ceramics, Rhona William’spainting on vintage windows, Gammie’s hand made confections-organic and GMO free treats, Red i jewelry, iPad paintings by Rescue Village resident cats and Art Form nursery herbs and edible baskets for garden planting. Call 440-338-4819, ext. 19, for more information.

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April 27: WG Gridiron Reverse Raffle 6 p.m. to midnight Join for the 11th annual West Geauga Gridiron Club Reverse Raffle will be held at St. Noel Party Center, 3520 0 Chardon Road, Willoughby Hills. Silent and Chinese auction with sideboards available. Tickets are $95 per couple or $60 per person which include one main-board ticket, dinner, beer and wine, a disc jockey and dancing. When a table of eight or 10 people is purchased, every person receives 10 free Chinese auction tickets. $2,000 grand prize. Call Marie Hall, 440-8235143, for tickets. Donations for the silent and Chinese auctions needed, as well as volunteers to work event. Call Laurie Corbo, 216-4010688, for more information.

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May 5: West G Band Fundraiser 3-7 p.m. To help support West Geauga bands, there will be a fundraiser at Danny Boys Restaurant, 8389 Mayfield Road, Chester Township. The tickets are available in advance or at the door for; $20 for adults, $12 ages 3-10 and free for children under 3 years old. Included in admission is an all-you-can eat buffet featuring pasta with meat sauce, pizza, bread sticks, desserts, soft drinks and salad. All proceeds help fund the instrumental music programs in West Geauga Schools. Call Chris, 216-276-0597, to purchase tickets or for more information.

May 1: Law Day

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Noon to 1:30 p.m. Assistant United States attorney Ann C. Rowland will deliver the keynote address at the Geauga County Bar Assoiation’s Law Day celebration. Held at the Auburn Career Center, 8140 Auburn Road, Painesville. Open to the public. $25 per person. Call Susan McGrew, 440279-2087, for reservations or for more information.

Fieldstone Farm Therapeutic Riding Center’s (TRC) annual Ride-A-Thon fundraiser will be held at the Cleveland Metroparks Polo Field at South Chagrin Reservation, 3841 Chagrin River Road, Moreland Hills. A minimum pledge of $50 entitles rider to participate in a leisurely trail ride and/or the Trailability Course (suitable for all riding levels), an option designed by longtime horse trainer and TRC supporter Rich Bradshaw, a T-shirt and lunch. To be eligible for prizes and/or to qualify for Upper Level Pledge Prizes, registration and funds raised are due in the Fieldstone Farm TRC office by May10. A used tack sale will be held 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 18 and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 19 at Polo Field. Tack donations will be gratefully accepted at Fieldstone Farm until May 10. Purchase raffle tickets to win one-of-a-kind abstract “Horse Inspired – Student Handprint” wall art. Proceeds support the therapeutic riding and equine assisted activities for people with cognitive, physical, emotional and social disabilities. Call 440-708-0013 for more information.

May 4: KidsFest 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Join at Metzenbaum Center, 820 0 Cedar Road, Chester Township, for Geauga County’s 9th annual KidsFest. Free hands-on activities, entertainment, door prizes, Geauga’s deputy sheriff mini horse, Jasmine Dragons, Spitunia the Clown and Casey the Balloon Guy, and refreshments available. Featuring county-wide information and services for families. Guest appearance by The Cat in the Hat. Children must be accompanied by adult. Call 440-285-2282 for more information.

May 5: Munson Twp. Fishing Derby 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Munson Township Fishing Derby is open to all Munson Township residents. Held at Scenic River Retreat, 1090 0 Mayfield Road, Munson Township. Bring fishing pole, catch and release only. Bait provided. Prizes awarded for longest,

Flute Lessons Join for free flute lessons at First Seventh-Day Adventist Community Church, 7480 Mayfield Road, Chester Township. Lesson times are 11 a.m. to noon, 3-4 p.m., 4-5 p.m. or 7-8:30 p.m. every Tuesday. Sponsored by Korean SDA Church. Call 440-337-4951 (English) or 330-998-5988 (Korean) or email sda-pastor@hotmail.com for more information.


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Dam Removal from page 3 he said at the April 3 meeting. To eliminate the flooding of homes on Belle Vernon, the county recently installed a 36inch-diameter pipe next to the existing culverts, increasing the opening to 11 feet. If that changed the opening under the road to a bridge, which is anything more than 10 feet wide, then trustees said the responsibility for cost and upkeep shifts from the township to the county, which is responsible for all bridges in the county. According to Cattell’s calculations, the culverts do not add up to a bridge, Madden said. However, the cost of $60,000 might be split evenly between

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Juanita Doran told Russell Township Trustees she worries water from Griswold Creek could undermine her home’s foundation.

the township and the county. Fiscal Officer Chuck Walder said the project cost is not in the budget. The matter of a large pond

that overflows into the creek going under Belle Vernon was discussed and Walder said the parties involved should meet to resolve the potential problems.

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Geauga County Townships Find Creative Ways to Save Money As local governments deal with dwindling revenue from state and federal resources, township officials throughout the area are putting their heads together to find ways to save taxpayer dollars. Last week, trustees in Parkman, Chester and Newbury townships met with officials from the Geauga County Engineer’s Office to discuss plans to share county equipment with local communities as needed. The county will provide a Gradall, a mower, a crack sealer, flagger crews and a dump truck for townships to rent on an hourly or daily basis. Each piece of equipment comes with qualified operators and fuel, the officials told trustees. The program is funded through an Ohio local government grant, which will allow townships to hire the specialized equipment for temporary use, cutting down on the need to purchase and maintain expensive equipment on their own. “This program is to promote efficiency,” Deputy Engineer Nick Gorris told Newbury Township trustees Wednesday. “Most of that stuff we won’t need,” Newbury Road Superintendent Doug Zimperman said. “But not everyone (in the road department) is trained to run a Gradall.” Fiscal Officer Marcia Mansfield added, “The difference is, you get them when you need them.” Zimperman said he is likely to use the flagger teams, which will cost $40 per hour. Previously, Zimperman told trustees he was concerned his small road crew will not have enough manpower to have flaggers at all road projects. “We might as well be in the program,” he told trustees. Deputy Engineer Mike Stone told Parkman trustees Tuesday all equipment is new. He said part of county Engineer Joe Cattell’s plan is to provide needed services to townships that might otherwise have to

hire a contractor or rent equipment, if they can find it, from private companies and find someone who can operate it. “Joe’s vision with this is to expand it,” Stone said. “There are three townships currently involved. We will develop it as it goes. These prices will give you more bang for your buck than using contractors.” Chester Township Trustee Ken Radtke said Thursday he had discussed the program with Newbury officials and thought it was a good opportunity to save some costs. “All equipment we already have, but it could be a good backup for us and a good emergency plan,” Trustee Mike Joyce said. Trustee Judy Caputo added, “We’re not mandated to participate, but when there are issues

with equipment breaking, it might be a good idea and the hourly rate includes county personnel.” Trustees said the Gradall will be available for $100 per hour, the boom mower for $75 hourly, a crack sealer for $40 per hour, plus material, a dump truck for $60 per hour and a crew of two flaggers for $40 per hour. Townships will be billed monthly, they said. All three townships unanimously approved participation in the program.

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Geauga Fresh Farmers Market The Geauga Fresh Farmer’s Market will open May 11. Vegetable and flowering plants, spring produce and salad greens, hanging baskets, cut flowers, honey, cheese, meat, baked goods, soaps and lotions, and other seasonal produce and crafts available. Master Gardeners will be on site to provide demonstrations, answer questions about growing seedlings and vegetables, and sanswer other plant questions. Located in the South Russell

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Village parking lot at Chillicothe Road and Bell Road. Hours are 9 a.m. to noon every Saturday, rain or shine, until early October. Special events will include cooking demonstrations, kids’ day, corn celebration, strawberry shortcake day, the annual salsa tasting contest and the annual tomato tasting contest. Visit www.geaugafarmersmarket.com for more information.

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Wisteria, the Beautiful Challenge April 24, 7-9 p.m. Learn the secrets of growing this gorgeous flowering plant. Learn how to select, plant, fertilize, prune and maintain wisteria. $15 fee. Light refreshments provided. Preregistration is encouraged, but walk-ins welcome. Send check payable to OSU Extension, PO Box 387, Burton, Ohio 44021.

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Life on the Rocks May 18, 10 a.m. to noon Join Mike Blakeman for a one-mile interpretive hike to see the park’s spring wild flowers and explore its impressive plant diversity. Learn about the area’s unique geology and how many of the plants have adapted to growing on bare rock. Tree identification will be covered and include Canadian Hemlock and Yellow Birch. Held at Nelson Kennedy Ledges State Park, 12440 State Route 282, Garrettsville. Wear sturdy footwear. Held rain or shine. Advance registration is limited and required.

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Patricia Matsko Patricia Matsko (nee Blase), age 75, of Chester Township. Beloved wife of Joseph A.; loving mother of Julianne Matsko, Tina (Edgar) Hilliard, Theresa Giallanza, Andrea Miralia and Joseph G.; devoted grandmother of Leigh, Jamie, Simone, Nikki, Dominic and Samantha; dear great-grandmother of Avie, Cameron and Charlotte; and cherished sister of Gilbert, Douglas, Arthur and the late Gary. Friends called at Gattozzi and Son Funeral Home in Chester Township on April 15, 2013. Funeral mass was held April 16, 2013 at the Church of Saint Anselm in Chester Township. Interment was in Western Reserve Memorial Gardens. Memorial contributions in Patricia’s name may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research

Hospital, 50 1 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tn. 38105. Online tributes and condolences at www.gattozziandson.com.

John R. Pellettiere John R. Pellettiere, age 75, of Chester Township, passed away peacefully on April 15, 2013 surrounded by his loving family after a courageous battle with cancer. Beloved husband for 53 years to Anne Marie (nee Tomaro); devoted father of Mary Beth (Ian) MacKenzie, John A., Susan (Joseph) Zimmerman and Jaclynn; proud and loving grandfather of John, Anne Marie and Matt MacKenzie, Bridget and Joey Zimmerman; dear brother of

Paul (Nancy) Pellettiere and Barbara (Thomas) Horvath; beloved son of the late Angeline (nee Molaski) and John Pellettiere; and son-in-law of the late Marietta (nee Mandato) and John Tomaro. John retired from Northrup Grummon after 37 years of service. He was an active parishioner of the Church of Saint Anselm. Friends called at Gattozzi and Son Funeral Home in Chester Township on April 18, 2013. Funeral mass was held April 19, 20 13 at the Church of St. Anselm in Chester Township. Interment held at All Souls Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions are suggested to The Seidman Cancer Center, c/o Dr. Henry Koon, 11100 Euclid Ave., Cleveland OH 44106 or to Hospice of the Western Reserve, 17876 St. Clair Ave., Cleveland OH 44114. Online video tribute and condolences at www.gatozziandson.com

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Off to Work May 1, 10-11 a.m. Children ages 3 to 5 with a caregiver are welcome to join for stories and activities about careers. Children can explore and learn through play and handson activity stations. Registration required.

STORY TIMES Family Storytime Wednesdays, 10-10:30 a.m. Join for a program of rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories for children not yet in kindergarten.

Baby & Me/Toddler Storytime Thursdays, 10-10:30 a.m. Join for a program of rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and books for babies from birth through 35 months old and caregivers.

Kirtland Library Book Sale May 4, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Friends of the Kirtland Public Library will be hosting a book sale to benefit the library at 9267 Chillicothe Road, Kirtland. All books, except specially priced books, are $3 per bag. Bags provided by library. Audio visual materials and puzzles priced separately. A great collection of garden books, landscape and spring projects available. Call 440-256-7323 for more information.


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transfers Following is a list of real estate transfers for Chester, Munson and Russell townships for the week ending April 12, provided as a public service by the Geauga County Auditor’s Office. Transfers may involve sale of land only. CHESTER TOWNSHIP The Bank of New York Mellon (trustee), 12879 Caves Road, to Patrick McVey, $31,500. (1.00 acres) GMAC Mortgage LLC, 7350 Steelwood Lane, to Federal National Mortgage Association,

$73,400. (1.84 acres) Patrick McVey, 12879 Caves Road, to John Hufgard, $27,500. (1.00 acres) MUNSON TOWNSHIP Consumer Solutions REO LLC, 10460 Meadowhurst Lane, to Geauga County Habitat for Humanity Inc. $95,000. (1.50 acres) RUSSELL TOWNSHIP

Melvin Cunningham, 8416 Top Rail Lane, to Ivan and Diana Yusenko, $187,500. (1.18 acres)

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Students in kindergarten through sixth grade at Notre Dame Elementary School recently welcomed author Diane Terry. Terry shared with students what goes into writing and illustrating a book. Her presentations were tailored to each grade level and inspired students to pursue dreams and use talents. (L to R) Front row: Isabella Atkinson, Milo Humphreys and Dylan White. Back row: Addison Martin, Author, Diane Terry and Oliver McCully.

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Wednesday, April 24, 2013

CHESTERLAND NEWS

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Geauga County Maple Festival April 25-28th Occupational Therapy Services Now Available at Cardinal Physical Therapy in Chesterland!

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School News from page 10 Nicole Basista Noah Bidar Alex Bielek Taylor Black Kiley Blazek Tyler Boveington Kennedy Brightwell Deena Bucci Jeffrey Campbell Mouhamad Cherry Jeffrey Cizek Gavin Clark Matthew Crawford Colton Crowl Julianne Dangelo Frank Gromosky Brennen Hass Paige Howell Jessica Kennedy Mark Kovalick Nicole Lee Nathan Luciano Megan Magden Gabriel Mihacevich Steven Nicholl Carly Nuss Thomas Onderdonk Mackenzie Pauley Alicia Petti Isabel Pountney Aaron Rabe Steven Repas Victoria Ridgway Ashley Schuth Cody Setlock Tucker Solon Rachael Soucy Michael Stebnicki Justin Stolz Daniel Tintera Jacqueline Vance Frank Ventimiglia

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Westwood Elementary A.C.E. Awards The following Westwood Elementary School students won the third quarter ACE Award. Kindergarten: Hope Carty, Isabel Higgins, Izzie Bernhard, David Way, Cara Day, Daniel Donofrio, Adrian Luckwitz, Sara Kling and Kara Ward. First Grade: Michael Pasquale, Ella Manolio, Lauren Brookes, Ayden Schafman, Riley Nelson and Alicen Malenda. Second Grade: Robert Cohen, Angiolina Patete, GraceAnn Moore, Burke Buell, Owen Ralph and Kylie Nelson. Third Grade: Ryan Dienes, Jennifer Phillips, Brooke Thompson, Torry Stazzone, Conner Vieira and Gianna Carcelli. Fourth Grade: Armen Maksoudian, Paige Gudger, Samantha Skerbec, Tyler Mack, Bailey Zanella, Sarah Speiser and Brianna Nerone. Fifth Grade: Levi VeVerka, Richie Purchase, Wali Khan,

Kaden Knake, Bobbie Carson, Ryan Owendoff and Aidan Stocum. Students were nominated by teachers for displaying positive attitude and citizenship and effort.

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WG Environmental Discovery Team Wins A team of eight students from West Geauga High School is one of four teams from across the country to earn $25,000 in scholarships and grants in the Lexus Eco Challenge, an educational program and contest that inspires and empowers young people to learn about the environment and take action to improve it. The team included Kelli Wright, Cal Slusarz, Noah Andes, Lilly Makee, Greg Concilla, Max Kucera, Andrew Todaro and Liam Andes. The students first won the Land/Water portion of the Lexus EcoChallenge. The team’s project tackled the issue of battery disposal in the community, initiating a battery recycling program at

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Isabella Todaro, of Chester Township, has been named a semifinalist in the 2013 search for Build-A-Bear Workshop Huggable Heroes. Isabella is one of 80 young social entrepreneurs being recognized for helping make the community and world a better place. She co-founded The Wetlands Education Team to inform people, especially kids, about the importance of the environment. As part of her efforts, Isabella has assisted in the removal of osprey from the endangered species list, worked with a team to equip school buses with diesel particulate filters and helped pass an Ohio Senate Bill to make the spotted salamander the state amphibian.

WG Vet Hospital Cat Friendly Practice West Geauga Veterinary Hospital, 12498 Chillicothe Road, Chester Township, has been recognized by the AAFP (American Association of Feline Practitioners) as a Cat Friendly Practice. Cat friendly practices improve the health care and overall well-being of the growing feline population, provide an environment that is less stressful to cats and meets cats’ unique needs. The staff and practice is aware of ways to interact and handle cats so examination and procedures are less stressful for the animal.

8 a.m.: One Mile Sap Run 8:30 a.m.: 5K Sap Run 10 a.m.: Tug ‘O War, South End of Chardon Square 11 a.m.: Rides and Concessions Open 11 a.m.: Arts and Craft Show, Park Elementary School Auditorium 11 a.m.: Bathtub Race, Main St. Noon: Lumberjack Competition Finals, North End of Chardon Square 12:30 p.m.: Maple Syrup Auction, Entertainment Stage 1:30 p.m.: Photo Contest Winners Announced, Entertainment Stage 1:45 p.m.: Hair Show, Entertainment Stage 2:30 p.m.: Beard and Mustache Contest, Entertainment Stage 3 p.m.: Grand Parade 4:30 p.m.: Queens and Dignitaries, Entertainment Stage “We are committed to providing quality care to our patients. What we heard about AAFP’s Cat Friendly Practice Program, we knew it was time to take a fresh look at the practice to determine what could be done to make the veterinary visit more positive for cats and cat owners,” said Dr. Christine Pappas. “We evaluated every aspect of the practice and its environment from the perspective of the cat. We can proudly say that from the minute they walk through the door, our patients and clients will be part of a welcoming, comfortable experience that will ultimately lead to the improved health of our feline patients,” she added. Call 440-729-9584 for more information on West Geauga Veterinary Hospital or visit www.westgeaugavet.com.

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for the WG Senior Citizens Recognition Dinner May 8, 4:30 p.m. All senior citizens are invited to the annual West Geauga Senior Citizens Recognition Dinner at the West Geauga High School cafeteria, 1340 1 Chillicothe Road, Chester Township. Sponsored by West Geauga Schools and the Rotary Club of Chesterland.

$5 per person will be collected at the door. Reservations required. Call Sandy, 440-729-6803, by May 1 for reservations. Visit www.westg.org for more information

Geauga Clean-Up Days The Geauga County Department on Aging needs volunteers during the Spring Clean-

news UH Geauga Helps Earn First ‘Healthiest County in Ohio’ Ranking The “County Health Rankings & Roadmaps” program ranked Geauga County the number-one healthiest county in Ohio in March. The annual survey assesses every county across America according to documented health data including mortality, morbidity, health behaviors, clinical care, social and economic factors, and physical environment. 20 13 marks the first time Geauga County has topped the list of 88 Ohio counties. The number-one ranking comes three years after University Hospitals Geauga Medical Center began working with the state’s Center for Health Affairs to determine the health and wellness needs of Geauga County residents across all age groups, behaviors and environments. “Following those results, in 2010, we aligned with our community’s nonprofit organizations to start a healthy county initiative,” says Paula Leonette, corporate health and community outreach coordinator for UH Geauga.

“We began with senior centers and some of our corporate partners to offer free, on-site health screenings, wellness fairs and education programs focusing on four areas — nutrition, exercise, life purpose and socialization,” she said. After one year of targeted health and wellness programs — complemented by annual hospital events like the Women’s Health Expo, and Family Health and Safety Day — requests for more community programs increased dramatically throughout the county and region UH Geauga serves. In 2012, the hospital delivered 419 free wellness events in partnership with dozens of organizations from Chardon Schools, the Geauga County Sheriff’s Office and county Department on Aging to the American Heart Association, American Cancer Society and Arthritis Foundation. More than 700 free health screenings were performed at last July’s Family Health and Safety Day alone. “Preventive screenings and risk assessments for stroke, cancers, respiratory and vascular problems, and hearing and

up Geauga Days. This worthwhile Event runs April through May; any date(s) can be chosen. Many seniors can no longer rake out or weed flower beds, clean up yard debris, or wash windows. By volunteering, help a senior citizen remain independent and allow them to live in a safe, clean environment. Volunteers, individuals or groups, should contact the Department on Aging, 440-2792130, 440-564-7131 ext. 2130, or 440-834-1856 ext. 2130. Ask for Bob Debevits, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. memory loss are essential to enhancing wellness,” says David Kosnosky, internal medicine physician and chief medical officer at UH Geauga. “Our teams are committed to being proactive when it comes to the well-being of our community.” Leonette said their goal is to maintain the “Healthiest County in Ohio” status. “We’ve just begun working on an initiative called ‘Healthy Geauga,’ in collaboration with the Geauga Park District, Geauga County Commissioners and Kent State University Geauga campus,” Leonette said. “We believe in University Hospitals’ mission of ‘To Heal, To Teach, To Discover.’ We truly want to provide the resources that enable our residents to be well.” M. Steven Jones, president of UH Geauga, emphasizes the hospital’s wellness outreach commitment is just beginning. “We’re in the middle of a journey. It’s an ongoing effort here to identify and address the wellness needs of our region,” he said. “We’re rededicating ourselves to empowering our community when it comes to lifestyle issues like chronic disease management, weight loss, smoking cessation and substance abuse.” He added, “To accomplish this, our partnerships with Geauga County leaders and organizations will continue to deepen. Collaboration is critical. Good health does not occur in a vacuum.”

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wellness Alcohol Awareness Month The Geauga County Board of Mental Health and Recovery Services is continuing its public awareness campaign to highlight the pervasive impact that alcohol, alcohol-related problems and alcoholism have on individuals, families, in the workplace and in the communities. This year’s theme is “Help for Today, Hope for Tomorrow”. Alcohol use by young people is extremely dangerous — both to themselves and to society — and it is associated with traffic fatalities, violence, suicide, educational failure, alcohol overdose and other problem behaviors.

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July 4th Parade West Geauga Kiwanis President Les Scott has appointed Dennis Rupp to be chairman of the Independence Day Parade committee. This year’s parade will be on July 4th. The Theme is “Girl Scouts — a new century, their 101st.” Entry forms are now available at the Geauga West Library. Call Dennis Rupp, 440-4600156, for more information.

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Full Moon Program: The Pink Moon April 25, 8-10 p.m. Observatory Park In folklore, full moons around April were known to some as Pink Moons or Fish Moons. Though the moon is still gray, come and learn how it earned such weird names. If weather permits, view the moon close-up through telescopes.

Humans in Space April 26, 7-8 p.m. Observatory Park April marks the 52nd birthday of human spaceflight. Learn what humans have learned from five decades of

April 27, 1-3:30 p.m. The West Woods Nature Center Riders, prepare for sharing park trails with horse in a threepart clinic covering body scoring, pasture management and the work of the Geauga County Sheriff's Auxiliary Mounted Unit. Joint program with Geauga County 4-H and the Geauga Chapter of the Ohio Horseman's Council. Do not bring horse.

Meet the Artists: The Murray Hill Drawing Group April 27, 7-9 p.m. Big Creek Park Meet members and view a diverse collection of natureinspired artwork by talented artists who bring the subtle yet intense beauty of Cleveland area parks and natural spaces to Geauga County. Refreshments served. On display through July 15.

Annual Spring Bird Walk Series April 28, 7:30-9:30 a.m. The Rookery The third of six bird walks held in April and May to participate in a Greater Cleveland tradition since 1933. See a variety of birds during

spring migration, each walk at a different park. Seasoned bird watchers assist novices with observation and identification. Walks held rain or shine, except for thunderstorms or high winds. Dress for weather; bring binoculars and bird guide. Partially wheelchair/stroller accessible.

The Sky Tonight Planetarium Show April 28, 2-3 p.m. Open House, 1-4 p.m. Observatory Park Join during building open house for a preview of what to look for in the sky this month.

Geauga Walkers April 30, 1-2:30 p.m. Big Creek Park Join other active seniors on weekly hikes in Geauga County and the surrounding area. Hikes are typically 1 to 1 1/2 miles long and held year-round, but canceled if the temperature is 20 degrees or lower. A naturalist leads hikes scheduled in Geauga Park District parks. Call Geauga Senior Center for full schedule, 440-279-2137.

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chatter Jessica Herman, a junior animal science/pre-veterinary medicine major, recently performed in The University of Findlay’s Concert-Chorale spring concert, “Carmina Burana,” along with the Heidelberg University Community Chorus. Herman, a 2011 graduate of West Geauga High School, is the daughter of Carolyn and William Herman, of Chester Township.

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Store One, Inc., dba Chesterland MiniStorage, 11695 Chillicothe Road, Chesterland, Ohio 44026 will offer the following described property for sale at public auction to be held at Chesterland Mini-Storage, 11695 Chillicothe Road, Chesterland, Ohio 44026 on May 18, 2013 at 10:00 am: wicker furniture, glassware, and miscellaneous items. Dorothy Lesinski, whose last known address is 261 Richmond Rd., Cleveland OH 44143, is the person renting the storage space in which the abovedescribed personal property was stored. For information concerning the property or sale, contact John See at Chesterland Mini-Storage, 11695 Chillicothe Road, Chesterland, Ohio 44026.

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Store One, Inc., dba Chesterland MiniStorage, 11695 Chillicothe Road, Chesterland, Ohio 44026 will offer the following described property for sale at public auction to be held at Chesterland Mini-Storage, 11695 Chillicothe Road, Chesterland, Ohio 44026 on May 18, 2013 at 10:00 am: folding table, high chair, toys, sound system, and miscellaneous items. Dave Mackin, whose last known address is 21531 Miller Ave., Cleveland OH 44119, is the person renting the storage space in which the above-described personal property was stored. For information concerning the property or sale, contact John See at Chesterland Mini-Storage, 11695 Chillicothe Road, Chesterland, Ohio 44026.

Store One, Inc., dba Chesterland MiniStorage, 11695 Chillicothe Road, Chesterland, Ohio 44026 will offer the following described property for sale at public auction to be held at Chesterland Mini-Storage, 11695 Chillicothe Road, Chesterland, Ohio 44026 on May 18, 2013 at 10:00 am: bicycles, furniture, trunks, glassware, and miscellaneous items. Jennifer Rogers, whose last known address is 6703 Seneca Rd., Mayfield Village OH 44143, is the person renting the storage space in which the above-described personal property was stored. For information concerning the property or sale, contact John See at Chesterland Mini-Storage, 11695 Chillicothe Road, Chesterland, Ohio 44026.

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Classified from page 18 Chardon - Giant garage sale. Art, books, children’s, collectibles, coins, household, tools, misc. 11440 Auburn Road between Route 6 and Wilson Mills. April 25 - 28, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. 440-478-7373. April 27, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., 13088 Dorothy Drive, Chesterland. Crafts, fishing lures, Cleveland Browns items, Disney, dolls, purses, blankets, clothes, chairs, ladder, beer cans. 440537-4106.

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HOME FOR SALE This GREAT HOUSE has it all! Includes a fabulous in-law suite.

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PUBLIC AUCTION PUBLIC AUCTION

Store One, Inc., dba Chesterland MiniStorage, 11695 Chillicothe Road, Chesterland, Ohio 44026 will offer the following described property for sale at public auction to be held at Chesterland Mini-Storage, 11695 Chillicothe Road, Chesterland, Ohio 44026 on May 18, 2013 at 10:00 am: table saw, shop vac, tools, skis, and miscellaneous items. Ramunas Vidziunas, whose last known address is 5609 S. Karlov, Chicago IL 60629, is the person renting the storage space in which the above-described personal proper ty was stored. For information concerning the property or sale, contact John See at Chesterland Mini-Storage, 11695 Chillicothe Road, Chesterland, Ohio 44026.

Phone: 440-729-0099 or by email at storeoneinc@yahoo.com

Phone: 440-729-0099 or by email at storeoneinc@yahoo.com

Decks, power-washing and staining, protective coatings. Free estimates, references. 440-564-7404.

land, OH 44026. The cutoff date for applications is April 30, 2013 at 4:00 PM. If there are any questions, please feel free to contact the Chester Township Town Hall at 440.729.7058. CHESTER BOARD OF TOWNSHIP TRUSTEES

FSBO, Home, 3 bedroom, 2 bath, ranch, 1 acre, 1477 sq. ft., WBF, deck, $152,000. 440-479-2210.

PETS To be prepared for the huge amount of kittens that will be taking over Rescue Village in the next several months, we are currently seeking donations to aid in their care. Please help us make it through kitten season by making a donation to rescue Village from our kitten wish list. Purina Kitten Chow (yellow bag), powder KMR (kitten milk replacer), fleece baby blankets, snuggle safe heated disk for pet beds, heating pads (without safety shut off), PetAg nurser bottles for kittens, wash cloths, vaseline (single use packets), food scales, canned kitten food, kitten toys, small litter pans, blue Dawn dish soap, gift cards.

SERVICES Construction and backhoe service: Specializing in replacing old drain tiles and catch basins, reshape gravel driveways. Hauling of demolition materials. Call Mike, 440729-7810. Babysitter/nanny, available to care for your child. Everday after school and weekends. Experience with all ages and some special needs children. References. Call Paige at 216-246-6694. Offering special discounts for interior and exterior painting and staining this season. 14 years experience. Professional insured, call Dan at 440-342-4552. Guitar/Bass guitar, theory, songwriting and beginning piano lessons. Denny Carleton, instructor, West Geauga Market House. 216-392-8749 or denny@dennycarleton.com. Music Lessons - guitar - beginning to advanced. Rock, jazz, classical. All band instruments. Drums (winter/spring road lessons) Consignments, repairs, sales. 440-221-2274. Mowing and lawn care - reasonable, dependable. 440-729-9400. Plumbing: Professional, affordable, reliable. Water heaters, toilets, faucets, drain cleaning. 440- 537-6045 or 440-285-0800. Yard and storm damage cleanup, down tree removal and brush chipping. Call 440-342-4552. Carpenter - 30 years experience. Kitchen, decks, finish work, doors, storm doors, small jobs also. 440-729-8157. Spring clean-up, home exteriors, concrete driveways, sidewalks, stone and decks. Call Mr. Powerwash at 703-474-7298. Lawn maintenance, retired landscaper will cut your lawn, etc. Low rates, 440-338-6404. Pay cash and save. Painting - home exteriors and interiors. Free estimates, references. 440-564-7404. Pressure washing and deck refinishing. Chesterland resident, references. 440-342-4552. Free removal of scrap metal and appliances. 440-342-4552.

NOTICE TO RESIDENTS The Chester Township Board of Trustees is soliciting applications from residents who are interested in serving on the West Geauga Joint Community Recreation District Board. There is one vacancy on this Board. This is a three year term which will expire in April 2016. Chester Township residents interested in serving on this Board should submit a letter of application to the Chester Township Board of Trustees, 12701 Chillicothe Rd., Chester-

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PUBLIC AUCTION

Store One, Inc., dba Chesterland MiniStorage, 11695 Chillicothe Road, Chesterland, Ohio 44026 will offer the following described property for sale at public auction to be held at Chesterland Mini-Storage, 11695 Chillicothe Road, Chesterland, Ohio 44026 on May 18, 2013 at 10:00 am: furniture, small kitchen appliances, sewing machine, and miscellaneous items. Beatrix Rosenstock, whose last known address is P.O. Box 212, Chardon OH 44026, is the person renting the storage space in which the above-described personal property was stored. For information concerning the property or sale, contact John See at Chesterland Mini-Storage, 11695 Chillicothe Road, Chesterland, Ohio 44026.

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PRICED TO SELL 440-283-9191

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Complete Tree Service Mowing & Lawn Care SPRING CLEANUPS FERTILIZING BRUSH CHIPPING BRUSH HOGGING STUMP GRINDING HARDSCAPE DRAINAGE WATERPROOFING POND INSTALLATION

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VACATION RENTAL Beautiful 2 story, St. Pete Beabaths, ch, Florida home; 4 sleeps 8. New furniture, game room. Open water view on intercostals. Private pool, pavilion and spa. Fishing, boating, water skiing from own dock. Minutes to gulf beaches. Weekly, monthly rentals. Call 440729-9001 or email Dawnee dee@aol.com.

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DENTAL MEDICAL MEDICAL PHARMACY ASSISTANT ASSISTANT SECRETARY TECHNICIAN • Federal Grants and Loans Available for Those Who Qualify • Day and Evening Classses Saturday Classes available on Phlebotomy, Dental Radiology, CPT & ICD-9 Coding (Saturday Classes require prior Anatomy & Medical Terminology)

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5733 Hopkins Rd., Mentor, OH 44060

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Main Location: 2450 Prospect Ave. Cleveland, OH 44115

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