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VOLUME 46 No. 11

Wednesday, December 19, 2012



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Radtke and Joyce Go Rounds During Meeting By Diane Ryder A sharply divided board of trustees tangled during a lengthy discussion Thursday over how to use an 80-acre parcel on the northern edge of the Chester Township. One trustee accused the other two of shutting him out of the planning process. Calling the board “dysfunctional,” Trustee Ken Radtke accused Trustee Chairman Mike Joyce of meeting privately with local Kiwanis Club members to ask them to come up with ideas for the township-owned property at 11255 Chillicothe Road. Radtke also questioned whether Joyce went behind his back to ask the township’s Zoning Commission to conduct a community survey to find out what residents would like to do with the parcel, much of it wetlands. Radtke also voted against hiring locally based Marino Surveying for $3,700 to survey the parcel.



“At the last township trustees meeting, some emotion was involved,” Radtke said. “Why did Mr. Joyce schedule a Dec. 2 meeting (with Kiwanis Club members) at such short notice?” Addressing Joyce, Radtke added, “One comment you made at that Dec. 2 meeting was if the board’s not on the same page, it sends a bad message; well, this board’s not on the same page. In a Nov. 29 email, you said you’d be talking to Chesterland

Kiwanis and I think you brought up some valid questions. But on Nov. 28, you rushed an invitation out for a Dec. 2 meeting.” Radtke said he sees “what is happening here” and doesn’t think it’s a positive reflection on the board, adding the audiotape of that meeting showed Joyce told Kiwanis members he was not concerned about their complaints about all terrain vehicles using the property. “Are you aware we have a

Final Chapter Being Written on Munson Nursing Home By Ann Wishart Munson Township Zoning Inspector Tim Kearns just wants it to end. “Moving Ohio Forward — the saga continues,” he told Munson Township Trustees on Dec. 11. “That house comes down in January.” Kearns was talking about Kristopher Klingmann’s abandoned nursing home on Rockhaven Road that township, county and state officials have declared unsafe and unsalvageable over

the last three years. Yet, it is still standing. Klingmann, who has sought funding twice to help him dispose of the once famous structure, was not present last Tuesday to object to Kearns’ pronouncement, but he knows the score, the zoning inspector said. Receiving the Moving Ohio Forward grant is still uncertain, Kearns said, adding it doesn’t matter. The building can be torn down and the grant could be


Kristopher Klingmann’s abandoned nursing home on Rockhaven Road will be demolished in January, Munson Zoning Inspector Tim Kearns told trustees last week.

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awarded later, with the township being reimbursed at that time, he said. If the grant does not materializes, the cost would be collected from Klingmann on his property taxes, trustees have said. Meanwhile, legal counsel has advised the township to start — again — from the beginning, getting quotes for the work. In case the grant becomes reality, a search for liens against the property going back several years also has to be made. In addition, Klingmann needs to sign a waiver of liability, Kearns said. “He doesn’t like Munson not being responsible for everything,” Kearns said, adding, however, the paperwork won’t hold the project up. “I told him we’re doing this in January,” he said. The next step will be to go to the Geauga County Treasurer’s Office and find out if the taxes are paid up to date, Kearns said. When the township went through this before, Klingmann had taxes due, but Kearns added he believes those have been paid off. In one respect, both the township and Klingmann are fortunate because an Ohio

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contract with the Western Reserve Conservancy about that?” he asked Joyce. Radtke said that Joyce’s meeting should have been a public one with other board members present and that Joyce should not have represented the board at the meeting. Joyce said he called the meeting as a single citizen and told the club that. “I respectfully request the board let the rest of the board know what’s going on,” Radtke said. “Just let me know.” He added, “One campaign promise I made when I ran was that we would hold a public meeting about the parcel. I would like to request it after the first of the year. This is going to impact our permanent appropriations. This board’s unwilling to have a public meeting.” Joyce shot back, “I didn’t say that,” adding he thought the board should have a meeting on the issue later.

“You went and had a private meeting instead,” Radtke said. “If you don’t set a public meeting for this, I will go ahead and set one.” Radtke, visibly angry, said he has been consistently left out of the communications loop and told Joyce that on Friday, Dec. 7, he learned from a newspaper reporter that Fairmount Minerals was moving its corporate headquarters to Chester Township. “I told her I hadn’t heard that and asked her how she knew,” Radtke said. “She said that you, Mr. Joyce, had told her.” Radtke asked Caputo when she had heard about the move and Caputo said she had heard it at a recent Opticon meeting from Munson Township Trustee Irene McMullen. Radtke said it was another example of lack of communication. “I don’t like the direction you are going,” Joyce said.

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County OK’s Route 306 Sewer Line Improvements in Russell By Diane Ryder Geauga County Commissioners have approved extending a sewer line along state Route 306 in Russell Township. The sewer line extension will add seven properties to the Russell Park Wastewater Treatment plant and bring it to capacity, county Department of Water Resources officials said Thursday. “We’ve been going through this (planning) process for two

years now with the trustees,” Sanitary Engineer Gerry Morgan told commissioners. The seven properties are near the Kinsman Road/ Chillicothe Road intersection and include a Shell gas station, the Circle K convenience store, a veterinary clinic, a beauty salon and three township properties, including the township hall, Morgan said. “This was initiated by

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Chester Township Passes Anti-Fracking Resolution By Diane Ryder After a heated discussion about whether they had thoroughly researched the issue, Chester Township Trustees passed a resolution Thursday condemning hydraulic fracturing as a gas drilling procedure and asking the State of Ohio to repeal laws taking away local control over drilling. The vote was 2-1, with Trustee Ken Radtke saying he strongly opposed the measure. “For the record, I do have a gas well on my property,” Radtke said, adding he works as a consultant in the oil and gas


industry and has done work for the Environmental Protection Agency.

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Go Rounds from page 1 Radtke shot back, “I don’t like that you don’t tell us (trustees), but you tell a newspaper. It shows lack of respect for your fellow board members.” He said he believes there is an obvious attempt to prevent him from conducting township business for which he was elected. Radtke added, “Earlier this year, you both said you were opposed to liaisons (with the

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departments) so I am making a motion to rescind Mike Joyce as liaison to the zoning inspector. I’d just like to be consistent.” Caputo seconded it. All three trustees, Joyce included, voted yes. “I also move to require the zoning inspector to issue a biweekly written report,” Radtke said. Caputo said she was not going to second that motion “at this point.” Radtke then reiterated he resented hearing about the Fairmount plans from a reporter


Chester Township has owned this 80-acre parcel on Chillicothe Road for more than a decade and are debating how best to use the property.

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and called the board dysfunctional. The audience of about 20 buzzed and murmured in apparent agreement. “Excuse me? Really?” Caputo said to the audience. Caputo denied leaving Radtke out of the loop and pointed out instances when she discussed financial matters with him. “It works both ways; it’s a two way street,” Caputo told Radtke. The arguing continued during the public comment period at the end of the meeting. Cathy Cotman asked Joyce why he wanted to hold off calling a meeting in January to discuss the 80-acre parcel. “I don’t have a crystal ball with me,” Joyce said, adding he wanted to meet with the members of the zoning commission first to discuss their definition of a park. “Once I get comments from them, I will call a meeting,” Joyce said. Radtke said that conversation should “start at the board level.” “I disagree,” Joyce said. “Let the Kiwanis decide what they want to do rather than hand them a homework assignment.” After several other comments from the audience, Joyce said, “We’ve discussed this 80 acres to death now. Nothing more can be accomplished by continuing this discussion now.” After a few more comments on related topics, trustees went into executive session to discuss contract negotiations.

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Anti-Fracking from page 1 Radtke repeatedly asked the other two trustees whether they had researched the issue enough to pass it after receiving the proposal Wednesday. “Mr. Welty asked me to put this on as a discussion item,” Trustee Judy Caputo said, referring to Fred Welty, a Democrat who ran unsuccessfully against Geauga County Commissioner Tracy Jemison in November. “I feel that the township should have some controls,” Caputo said. “He asked me to put it on, so I asked it be put on the agenda.” Radtke asked both trustees whether they had enough

Package Plant from page 1 Russell trustees because the septic system at the administration building was failing,” Morgan told commissioners. “So we had numerous discussions with the trustees and the property owners.” He added, “The treatment plant was built in the 1970s and this will bring it up to capacity.” Property owners will be assessed for the project based on their road frontage and their tax bills will be charged for the next 10 years to pay for tying into the system, explained Morgan. Morgan told the Geauga County Maple Leaf on Friday the project is estimated to cost $270,000, including all engineering and construction work.

Nursing Home from page 1 Environmental Protection Agency representative said it would be OK to use the asbestos report from the previous round of studies to determine how much of the building must be specially handled because of the carcinogenic material. “Every piece of flooring is bad,” Kearns said, according to the report. The Moving Ohio Forward grant requires numerous pictures documenting destruction of the building, so Kearns said he would be there with his camera throughout the demolition process. A contractor’s report is the last thing trustees and legal counsel need, he added. Kearns said he would like to meet with each bidder separately to make sure they understand


knowledge of the issue to make a decision about a proposed resolution they had just heard about the day before. “I served as zoning inspector in Chester Township for 12 years and two years in Bainbridge, and I’ve talked before the House of Representatives in Columbus on this,” Trustee Mike Joyce said. “And I know of people who have been injured with gas wells.” Joyce said that, to his knowledge, Chester is the only township in Ohio with drilling regulations “still on the books,” and, although they are not enforceable under current state law, the regulations remain there so the township will be prepared if the legislature decides to grant the townships authority again.

The estimated per foot cost is $131, excluding tap-in fees, which Morgan said depend on the use of each business property. “So trustees are all in favor of this?” Commissioner Mary Samide asked. Morgan said they are and that the commissioners’ green light is the first step in the process. He said notices would be sent out to the affected property owners on Dec. 27, informing them about a Jan. 30 public hearing on the issue. Commissioner Tracy Jemison said property owners would have the option of being assessed to tie in or to pay for it outright. “It will be on the tax bill or they can pay cash,” he added. what the township wants done. Judging from the previous bids, Kearns said he doesn’t expect the cost to exceed $50,000, so advertising won’t be required. “This is going to go. Kris knows it, he’s just holding it up,” Kearns said, adding he is hopeful the township would receive the grant — eventually. “We’re number one on the Moving Ohio Forward list,” he said. Once the structure is torn down and the rubble is removed, the basement will be filled in with clay, which must be brought in from another location, since there isn’t any on the property. “This takes it to a seeded finish,” with grass growing over the site come spring,” Trustee Todd Ray said.“You won’t even know (the building) was ever there.” Kearns added, “The prosecutor is 100 percent behind us.”

Under persistent questioning from Radtke, Joyce said he knew of at least one injury locally from a leaking well. “And there were at least three fires I know of while wells were being drilled,” Joyce added. Caputo said she has attended meetings and seminars on the subject. “I think our infrastructure as far as water goes is important,” Caputo said. “It is,” Radtke agreed, but asked both trustees whether they were familiar with House Bill 315, which regulates horizontal well drilling, brine haulers and gives the Ohio Department of Natural Resources sweeping authority over the drilling process. “It’s one of the nation’s toughest regulatory documents,” Radtke said. “We got this request yesterday, which is an inadequate amount of time. I think it’s very important that the board does research before considering something like this that is overly broad and lacking specifics.” According to Radtke, 16,000 horizontal wells have been drilled in Texas and one so far in Ohio, since 20 08, with no groundwater contamination reported. Caputo and Joyce told Radtke that the ODNR has never conducted tests on horizontal wells, which Radtke questioned. Caputo said that an injection well in Hambden Township has received a large amount of truck traffic as trucks haul brine from horizontal wells in Pennsylvania. “I think it’s a shame there is no kind of local control or enforcement of this,” Caputo said. “ODNR has only 26 employees for the State of Ohio, although they are adding more. Their funding comes from permit fees.”

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Chester Township Trustees Mike Joyce, Ken Radtke and Judy Caputo debate whether to pass a resolution calling on the Ohio Legislature to give townships more authority over oil and gas drilling. Radtke voted against the resolution, which passed by a 2-1 vote.

Caputo said because of that, the agency has an incentive to grant permits across the state. “I don’t have faith in a group that is funded through permit (fees),” Caputo said. “They have to do the permits in order to gain their revenue.” Joyce added, “ODNR knows if the drilling doesn’t continue, they don’t have jobs.” Radtke said he believes that horizontal drilling can result in energy independence, a goal pushed by Republicans in the 2012 presidential campaign. When Joyce called for a vote, Radtke said, “You’re voting on

something you haven’t had a chance to reference the resources.” “I still feel confident with what is printed on this paper,” Caputo said. “I guess it’s okay for you to disagree with me. I didn’t think it was that big of an issue, but this is my decision.” Joyce said he was voting yes, because he would “rather err on the side of safety.” “I don’t know how this would accomplish that,” Radtke said. “I don’t either,” Joyce admitted, as the audience erupted in derisive laughter.

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West Geauga High School Honor & Merit Roll 4.0 List - 6th grade Mohammed Aidja Claire Andres Rachel Ange Meena Chauhan Ellen Coffey Ashley DiPenti Austin Drayer Eileen Faulk Arden Frankmann Isabelle Gabram Sarah Grinstead Jenna Hoeh Robert Jakubs Emily Kamensky Ashton Keeler Rory Kelly Richard Kirk Maxwell Kling Leah Kulma Lindsey Kulp Brandon Leuchtag Kaitlyn Littlejohn Renato Marino James McGinley III Claire Mersol Benjamin Mihacevich Jack Musser Raquel Nevar Hunter Olson Bennett Palmer Samantha Paros Daniel Siegfried Jessica Smith Michael Snyder Matthew Stewart Gabriel Tagg Julia Teeter Gianna Wagner Kaitlyn Zerbe

Honor Roll - 6th grade Ruslan Abakumov Mohammed Aidja Claire Andres Rachel Ange Samuel Bartell David Beattie Zachary Bobango Lucas Brookes Lauren Brooks Meena Chauhan Ellen Coffey Sara Conley Eli Critchfield-Carty Kyle Csumitta Kylie Czikray Nicholas D'Alessandro Alexandra DeSciscio Emily DiBiase Ashley DiPenti Emily Donato Austin Drayer Mary Fahey Eileen Faulk Arden Frankmann Isabelle Gabram Gregory Goden Sarah Grinstead Emily Haldi Mackenzie Hanford Ivy Heim Jenna Hoeh Anna Jadrych Robert Jakubs Emily Kamensky Ashton Keeler Rory Kelly Richard Kirk Maxwell Kling Leah Kulma Lindsey Kulp Brandon Leuchtag Kaitlyn Littlejohn Anna Lucarelli Giovanni Luciano Michael Lyman Graham MacLellan Arianna Maguire Alexis Marin Renato Marino James McGinley III Claire Mersol Christopher Meyer Kenneth Meyers Benjamin Mihacevich Francesca Mirabelli Nicolette Mormino Getty Murton-Hughes Jack Musser Raquel Nevar Hunter Olson Rachel Oprzadek

Bennett Palmer Samantha Paros Vincent Pasquale Grant Pawlikowsky Kevin Petransky Lauren Ralph Alyssa Ranallo Jonathan Rash Justin Renner Grace Roxbury Maddison Salvati Mikayla Salvati Daniel Siegfried Jessica Smith Michael Snyder Mia Spyker Matthew Stewart Gabriel Tagg Julia Teeter Gianna Wagner Nicole Wilk-Savage Leo Winterich Jack Zakelj Kaitlyn Zerbe

Merit Roll - 6th grade Marissa Adams Joshua Burke Jeremiah Cantrall McKenna Clayman Olivia Conley Anthony Eichele Riley Elliott Benjamin Fazio Katherine Finnick Alyssa Fioritto Gino Fornaro Tyler Gamiere Jared Iacovetta Evan Lance Stephanie Mueller Alexander Novitski Alexandra Paros Jordyn Peterson Gabriel Phan Devin Schaeffer Max Schweiger Leisy Simpkins Isabella Stazzone Michele Trexler Nicholas Wasko Garrett Wineberg

4.0 List - 7th grade Nathaniel Bihun Joseph Camino Nicholas Canitia Grace Carter Carla Cavasinni Michael Concilla Brittany Fleck Angelina Fornaro Sarah Frederick Trent Fritzsche Francesca Garofalo Rayne Gasbarrino Alec Gervasi Nathaniel Grabinski Valerie Heintz Madison Horrocks Ayah Ighneim Elisabeth Jadrych Mirielle Korting Benjamin Kovacic Cameron LaRocco Chloe Lemieux Kayla Lorenzo Jamie Lose Isabella Marino Elizabeth Marino Lily Martin Duncan McElroy Angelle McIntire Jordan Mitri Michael Nevar Michael Osters Lauren Osters Caleb Ramey Adam Riedel Tara Ritt Rebecca Saggio Jax Shenkel Tessa Smith Caitlin Speyer Kyle Straka Carlo Valletta Sydney Velotta Zane Williams Xavier Zup

Honor Roll - 7th grade Lauren Alvarez Samantha Ange Matthew Armstrong Jessica Atkinson Paul Averill Adam Baraona Christina Becker Nathaniel Bihun Allison Bisker Cory Bouchek Morgan Brown Joseph Camino Nicholas Canitia Margaret Carmigiano Grace Carter Carla Cavasinni Michael Concilla Anthony Coneglio Joey Conrad Kelly Cooper Shaun Csumitta Caprina Daley Katlyn Darrah Maxwell Dayringer David Daniel Dela Cruz Gabrielle DelValle Kayla DiLalla Lindsey Downs Brittany Fleck Angelina Fornaro Sarah Frederick Trent Fritzsche Molly Gallagher Francesca Garofalo Rayne Gasbarrino Sydney Gembka Alec Gervasi Nathaniel Grabinski Jared Halliman Laney Harsch-Vanek Samantha Heim Valerie Heintz Madison Horrocks Jillian Hunt Noah Ickes Ayah Ighneim Elisabeth Jadrych Jill Jevnikar Emma Johnston Halle Karohl Nicholas Kimble Mirielle Korting Natalie Kosley Anastasia Kotkovskaya Benjamin Kovacic Cameron LaRocco Chloe Lemieux Sarah Lloyd Kayla Lorenzo Jamie Lose Cassidy Luckey Thomas Magalski Isabella Marino Elizabeth Marino Marco Marino Lily Martin Peyton Mastroianni Duncan McElroy Anthony McFarland Angelle McIntire Preston Melkerson Jordan Mitri Nico Morgano Kendall Mullenhour Eva Mulloy Michael Nevar Alexandria Neylon Lexi Ober Jennifer O'Donnell Margaret Onderdonk Michael Osters Lauren Osters Gregory Owendoff Eric Petrovic Isabelle Radak Caleb Ramey Adam Riedel Tara Ritt Matthew Robertson Emma Roth Rebecca Saggio Julia Sassano Jennifer Schweiger Natalie Shaner Jax Shenkel Maria Fernanda Silva Tessa Smith Caitlin Speyer Jonathan Stewart Kyle Straka Allison Traci Carlo Valletta

Sydney Velotta Angela Volcensek John Wenger Justin Wesen Zane Williams Brianna Wilson Cameron Zimmermann Xavier Zup

Merit Roll - 7th grade Amber Anderson Victoria Avis Autumn Bear Emma Bell Nicholas Dale Nick DeCastro Jack Dorsky Veronica Dvozenja George Elefteriou Aaron Faber Kamryn Goodrick Sarah Graber Brennan Greisl Tyler Hackleman Matthew Haines Marissa Harding Maria Henry Ryan Hodgins Calie Huge Leeah James Azzan Khan Mark Kiec David Kless Christopher Kollar Hunter Kollmorgen Gina Leanza Anthony Leonard Lauren Madden Dennis Mikonsky Dylan Reksten Angel Rodriguez Jacob Rosenthal William Rowley Gianfranco Serpone Spencer Smith Renee Tollon Bryce Townsend Lacey Vitello Hannah Walker Marie Young

4.0 List - 8th grade Massimo Adhikary Jessica Baliker Marissa Barbieri Rachel Bobango Anthony Brocone Morgan Carcelli Kaitlyn DiBiase Hailey Donato Samuel Faulk Victoria Finnick Hannah Fox Camryn Heatwole Marisa Herman Jessica Kamis Dana Kulma Nicholas Luther Austin Maguire Anna Murray Marin Musser Olivia Pecharka McKenzie Pile Sophia Pountney James Pusterhofer Jordan Robinson Jessica Sargent Isabel Sentle David Sprenger Lindsey Stanforth Shannon Stanforth Ariel Stocum Sabrina Sugar Deanna Swinerton Bridget Vidal Heather Wilson Kevin Wright

Honor Roll - 8th grade Massimo Adhikary Molly Alesnik Joseph Anderson Matthew Angie Jessica Baliker Marissa Barbieri Kaylee Biesemeier Patrick Blazek Rachel Bobango Hannah Brinning Anthony Brocone Magdalen Canitia

Miles Canton Morgan Carcelli Kellie Cassese Maggie Corlett Antonia Costa Jennifer Curtis Alison D'Alessandro Gabriella DeSciscio Kaitlyn DiBiase Sydney Diedrich Hailey Donato Alex Edmunds Gabriella Engoglia Breona Farcas Samuel Faulk Matthew Fazio Victoria Finnick Hannah Fox Jason Gialamas Ashley Gianguzzo Chloe Green Joseph Harbert Camryn Heatwole Marisa Herman Erin Hoeh Vincent Kamensky Jessica Kamis Cole Khas Nathaniel Kucera Dana Kulma Grace Lutat Nicholas Luther Austin Maguire Jack Makee Cassandra McCartney Albert Medancic Daniel Menges Anna Murray Marin Musser Matthew Palmer Olivia Pecharka Alyssa Pecharka McKenzie Pile Alyssa Posante Sophia Pountney Christina Praprost Grace Prexta Isabella Puruczky James Pusterhofer Jordan Robinson Jack Rybak Jessica Sargent Isabel Sentle Celeste Slapnicker David Sprenger Lindsey Stanforth Shannon Stanforth Victoria Stevens Ariel Stocum Sabrina Sugar Deanna Swinerton Elizabeth Swoboda Angelina Todaro Bridget Vidal Kimberly Walkuski Ellen Wehrle Aiyana Welch-Muraski Heather Wilson Caroline Wolfhope Kevin Wright Sydney Young Kara Zebrowski Derek Zebrowski

Merit Roll - 8th grade Grace Alioto Owen Allen Matthew Amato Noah Amato Quinn Arra Jordan Barry Jordan Brown Kimberly Davidson Doreen Dee Angela DeSciscio Liliana Dolciato Nicholas Elia Kathryn Ellis Kyle Gallagher Tessa George Kaarina Georgevitch Jack Hanford Nicole Insana Chloe Jamison Robert Kelly Brooke Kirkwood Gianna Kosley Kassidy Krause Jacob Krebs Nicole May Emma McCarty Jorge Mirabelli Thomas Montesanto

Brittany Mormino Nicholas Paros Joseph Pasquale Julia Patete Kendall Portman Jasper Rench Matthew Richter James Ritossa Nicholas Rossi Sarah Rowen Kora Setlock Nathan Short Mira Silvasy Bradford Simpson Alexandrea Spies Keirra Spotts Oliver Struger Renee Szczepinski James Tadaj Alyssa Tirabassi Ricki Toth Evan Vetturini Thomas Vitale Margaret Williams Amanda Zakelj

4.0 List - 9th grade Zachariah Aidja Ikram Aidja Joshua Allen Rachyl Anderson Bryant Andres Daniel Arnaut Cameron Bechhold Sarah Bielek Tyler Blazek Regan Burke-Onda Rachel Cannata Joseph Coffey Opal Contizano Ethan DiFranco Anna Elghanayan Sydney Hanford Tucker Harvey Drew Heatwole David Horten Jackson Howard Jennifer Humanchuk Matthew Ickes Noah Jacobson Lauren Jeunnette Benjamin Johnson BreAnna Kirk Melissa Kuchta Katherine Kulp Emily Lindsey Chloe Martin Morgan McCluskey Victor Monaco Gia O'Brien Kate O'Connor Megan Parker Gianna Paterniti Theresa Petronzio Marcus Reider Ellyse Ridgway Benjamin Ronis Alexander Stewart Taylor Thornton Andrew Velotta Angela Warholic Amanda Weenik Andrew Wenger Connor Winter Christopher Zannetti

Honor Roll - 9th grade Marcello Adhikary Zachariah Aidja Ikram Aidja Anthony Albino Joshua Allen Rachyl Anderson Bryant Andres Jordon Andrews Ashley Armstrong Daniel Arnaut Luke Bear Cameron Bechhold Sarah Bielek Tyler Blazek Regan Burke-Onda Rachel Cannata Thomas Clayman Joseph Coffey Opal Contizano Cassidy Czikray Shelby Deacon Ethan DiFranco Francesca Dolciato

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WG Schools from page 6 Cassidy Duprey Anna Elghanayan Christopher Fakadej Jessica Fenander Joseph Fornaro Hallie Fritzsche Karissa Gerard Sydney Hanford Zachary Harding Tucker Harvey Drew Heatwole Nicholas Heim Bennet Hester Maya Holowczak David Horten Jackson Howard Jennifer Humanchuk Matthew Ickes Noah Jacobson Lauren Jeunnette Benjamin Johnson Neil Johnson Kelly Karban Jenna Kijauskas Zachary Kirchner BreAnna Kirk Melissa Kuchta Katherine Kulp Emily Lindsey Ariana Ljubi Vince Lucarelli Ellis Lyles Kendall Lyman Kelley Madden Chloe Martin Morgan McCluskey Isaac Meister Emily Modliszewski Gabriella Moissis Victor Monaco Julia Novitski Gia O'Brien Kate O'Connor Andrew O'Donnell Megan Parker Gianna Paterniti Hayley Pausch Martin Peko Theresa Petronzio Michael Picciuto Morgan Randall Marcus Reider Ellyse Ridgway Benjamin Ronis Max Rosenthal Kendalle Sexton Alexis Skolaris William Snyder Samara Steele Alexander Stewart Zachary Suba Megan Szucs Taylor Thornton Maria Tirabassi Chad Townsend Gabrielle Trout Andrew Velotta Angela Warholic Kyle Watts Amanda Weenik Andrew Wenger Connor Winter Christopher Zannetti Hannah Zannetti Max Zarin Regina Ziccardi Hanna Zuzek

Merit Roll - 9th grade Michael Archiable Alex Armbruster Noah Benitez-Lee Leah Berardinelli Cassandra Carlo Tyanna Clark Nicholas Corcelli Nicholas Darrah Elias DelVal Megan Doehner Madline Gantous Madison Kabay Leah Kent Kelli Kinley Kristopher Klingmann Kyle Krebs Kaitlyn Larrick Taylor Littlejohn Zachary Luciano Brittni Mason Anni May Spencer Mott Nathan Nozling Brenden O'Brien Dominic Pavich

CHESTERLAND NEWS Ashton Peck Griffin Reksten MaDonna Roark Peter Roman Rebecca Schuna Graham Solon Hannah Spies Michael Steigerwald Sarah Ule Jay Vober Emma Wells Lillian Williams Samuel Wilson Zachary Yaecker Cade Yandell Nicole Zelenak

4.0 List - 10th grade Zachary Allegretti Liam Andes Kasandra Beclay Megan Bennett Kirstin Boni Rachael Brinning Hailee Brown Andrew Cassese Natalie Cizek Megan Copfer Katina Demarchi Alyssa DiPadova Paul Donato Patrick Drockton Jenna Ebersbacher Ryan Gleske Victoria Grabinski David Hartman Thomas Hollovary Brenden Judson Hillary Junglas Kyle Kaniecki Angelina Keglovic Courtney Kirchner Steven Kligman William Kucera Jordyn Lees Nicole Luciano Lilly Makee Alexa Manolio Edward Marotta Rachel McDonald Kelsey McIntire Jamie Mosser Jacob Novak Jack Plank Christina Rakich Grace Rybak Nicholas Smith Christopher Stone Andrew Todaro Sean Vactor Connor VanEtten Anthony Vetturini Camden Weist Miranda Young Emma Leigh Zayicek

Honor Roll - 10th grade Emma Alesnik Zachary Allegretti Liam Andes Augustus Azusenis Joelle Baliker Donald Bastulli Kasandra Beclay Jonathan Belcher Megan Bennett Michael Bielek Matthew Bobango Kirstin Boni Rachael Brinning Hailee Brown Andrew Cassese Abigail Chafin Lyndsey Cigany Michael Cipriani Natalie Cizek Hailey Clapp Megan Copfer Kyle Corbo Katina Demarchi Alyssa DiPadova Paul Donato Patrick Drockton Jenna Ebersbacher Elizabeth Fanger Ryan Flynn Matthew Forrai Caitlin Funnell Sarah Gasdick Jessica Gialamas Ryan Gleske Chaz Glick Victoria Grabinski Nicholas Green Richard Greene

Andrew Hall David Hartman Daniel Hartman Thomas Hollovary Kara Jewell Brenden Judson Hillary Junglas Kyle Kaniecki Angelina Keglovic Sania Khan Courtney Kirchner Steven Kligman Anna Kotowski William Kucera Nicolas LaRocco Jordyn Lees Nicole Luciano Jackson Luckey John Lutat Lilly Makee Alexa Manolio Edward Marotta Angelique McCreary Rachel McDonald Kelsey McIntire Christina Mercuri Claire Mitri Robert Morl Jamie Mosser Olivia Murray Darryn Nardi Jacob Novak Samantha Pasquale Nicholas Petrac Isabel Pignolet Jack Plank Dana Puruczky Christina Rakich Kyleigh Rogers Morgan Rossi Juliana Ruben Grace Rybak Elise Sanelli Anthony Sapanaro Kelly Simunich Nicholas Smith Joseph Snyder Kayleigh Spotts Christopher Stone Andrew Szappanos Danielle Tadaj Allison Tintera Andrew Todaro Megan Tomsich Nicholas Totarella Michael Traci Sean Vactor Connor VanEtten Anthony Vetturini Camden Weist Andrew Wick David Wolfhope Anna Yeager Jack Yochum Miranda Young Emma Leigh Zayicek Kristina Zerbe

Merit Roll - 10th grade Carmen Allen Anthony Azusenis Sarah Benedict Cassandra Brazfield Tyler Brininger Marissa Burwell Abigail Carmigiano Nicole Cesa Amanie Cherry Justin Corcelli Marissa Dalessandro Austin Duprey Leah Federico Drake Force Morgan Gowdy Scott Habel Rachel Herbst Emily Herman Megan Himmel Mitchell Hodgins Marissa Horton Nicholas Kalis Stephen Karkoska Dominic Kosley Justin Leuchtag Abdul-Daiyaan Levy Terra Lurie Frank Luzar Sara Malak Emma Mares Dylan Marin Alexander Marshall Babcock Joseph Mazzurco Alyssa Murphy Ricky Muzzin Joseph Roznik Rachel Springsteel Alexis Stangelo

John Sternen Taylor Tracy Calvin Trexler Nicholas Waugh Alexis Wojtonek Timothy Wolf

4.0 List- 11th grade Robert Andes Danielle Armbruster Melissa Avery Ryan Bauer Brittany Bechhold Alexander Cannata Caitlin Curtis Salvatore Daddario Allison DeLooze Anne Dolphin Lilly Faulk Mark Friedel Paedyn Gomes Rhianna Guarnera Owen Hester Daniel Kiec Kaitlin Krueger Miriam McCarty Michael McGroarty Rachel Meer Stephen Merriman Shayna Mikes Layla Nosek Stephen Osborn Abigail Owens Tory Palmer Olivia Pirosko Natalie Poremba Audrey Rabe David Ritz Beau Rossbach Katelyn Rust Jenna Ruzga Elijah Saiger Victoria Sargent Gavin Shaner Kelsey Sprenger Sarah Turcu Henry Watson Curt Williams Nikolas Zebrowski

Honor Roll - 11th grade Robert Andes Danielle Armbruster Melissa Avery Jacob Barber Ryan Bauer Brittany Bechhold Alexander Becker Johanna Brazfield Heather Breeden Matthew Byron Alexander Cannata Andrew Centrackio Laura Cortland Caitlin Curtis Salvatore Daddario Allison DeLooze Luke DiPadova Anne Dolphin Joshua Ebersbacher Lilly Faulk Mark Friedel Mariah Fritz Sierra Gervasi Jacob Gialamas Paedyn Gomes Melissa Greer Brian Grover Rhianna Guarnera John Hanuscin Jordyn Henderson Owen Hester Rachael Himes Nathan Ickes Daniel Kiec Michael Koller Connor Krouse Kaitlin Krueger Michael Kruzer Haley Langer Arianna Lopez Miriam McCarty Michael McGroarty Rachel Meer Stephen Merriman Shayna Mikes John Monaco Danielle Musgrave Layla Nosek Marlena Nosek Stephen Osborn Abigail Owens Tory Palmer Alyssa Patriarca Olivia Pirosko

Page 7 Natalie Poremba Audrey Rabe Joseph Rains Jason Rains Nicholas Rakich Caitlin Richards David Ritz Victor Rizzo Beau Rossbach Katelyn Rust Jenna Ruzga Elijah Saiger Victoria Sargent Brianne Sexton Gavin Shaner Kelsey Sprenger Corah Szerenyi Molly Szucs Madelyn Thoreson David Tolman Milan Tropf Sarah Turcu Nathan Waite Henry Watson Tianna Weist Curt Williams Morgan Wilt Meghan Winter Nikolas Zebrowski

Merit Roll - 11th grade Alexander Alcorn Blake Ashton Geoffrey Battenfield Chelsie Berg Lauren Bozik Collin Burke-Onda Joseph Centrackio Emma Chojnacki Daniel Cicigoi Michael Cline Paige Corradetti Alexa Crow Meghan Dayringer Adam Douglas Summer French Steven Funnell Tate Georgevitch Lauren Girbino Timothy Haffey Tiffany Heath Samuel Jeunnette Nicholas Kamis Samuel Keiper James Kern Joseph Kijauskas Kira Kogovsek John Kokay Melanie Kramarz Bailey Lanese Sean Larrick Matthew Manolio Amanda Marotta Gavin McElroy Makayla Molle' Alexandra Monaco Matthew Nagy Richie Nice Daniel November Connor O'Brien Zac Oros Nicholas Paterniti Ashley Peltz Cora Pollard Richard Popela Samantha Sanker Dylan Smith Thomas Snavely Ashley Steigerwald Rachel Szczepinski Marissa Taylor John Tripodo Sydney VanNess Justin Zjaba Joshua Zjaba Ryan Zuzek

4.0 List - 12th grade Mais Abdallah Benito Alvarez Kathryn Andrews Alexandra Brooks Haley Calkins Katherine Cavasinni Gillian DeGennaro Caitlin DiPadova Kayli Doll Mary Drockton Michael Duffy Samantha Erne Charles Ernst Abby Fritzsche Michael Girbino Brianne Goodrich Brennen Hass Jennifer Hink

Christina Keil Geordi Kogovsek Bethany Kovacic Karly Krebs Nicole Lee Carolyn Matovina Nicole Molkentin Shannon Pavsek Sadie Poe Marlena Praprost Alescia Prochaska Sara Riedel Jennifer Schanz Cody Setlock Amanda Short Cal Slusarz Stephanie Striegel Ronnie Tadaj Madeline Toth Frank Ventimiglia Elizabeth Watson Alexandra Wolfhope Kelli Wright

Honor Roll - 12th grade Mais Abdallah Abraham Akucewich Kelsey Alcorn Benito Alvarez Mary Lou Anderson Kathryn Andrews Nicole Basista Joseph Bauer Gabrielle Benitez-Lee Alex Bielek Erika Boni Alexandra Brooks Madelyn Brown Haley Calkins Jeffrey Campbell Katherine Cavasinni Carmen Centrackio Mouhamad Cherry Julianne Dangelo Gillian DeGennaro Miriam DeMattia Caitlin DiPadova Sabrina Dolciato Kayli Doll Justin Doll Mary Drockton Michael Duffy Dylan Ecker Joshua Egan Samantha Erne Charles Ernst Abby Fritzsche Kaeli Gallagher Rachel Gasdick Alexis Gervasi Michael Girbino Analee Goldstein Brianne Goodrich Jonathan Gorski William Grayson Frank Gromosky Andrew Hanson Brennen Hass Cody Henriksen Lindsey Herman Jennifer Hink Tyler Hubay Robert Humanchuk Gino Iacampo Christina Keil Geordi Kogovsek Bethany Kovacic Karly Krebs Hanna Krysinski Micaela Lanning Nicole Lee Nathan Luciano Megan Magden Carolyn Matovina Gabriel Mihacevich Brandon Molica Nicole Molkentin Steven Nicholl Gabriel Nock Stephen Novak Carly Nuss Thomas Onderdonk Jeffrey Pausch Shannon Pavsek Julia Petrac Miranda Petrigash Jessica Pintabona Sadie Poe Bryan Polan Isabel Pountney Marlena Praprost Alescia Prochaska Aaron Rabe Steven Repas Chantel Richardson

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WG Schools from page 7 Sara Riedel John Robertson Alyssa Ruben Rachel Rugg Rebecca Sanders Jennifer Schanz Christina Schwarz Cody Setlock Amanda Short Harrison Sigman Cal Slusarz Tucker Solon Mackenzi Stark Marissa Stark Emma Sterkel Stephanie Striegel Ronnie Tadaj Charlene Teets Daniel Tintera Madeline Toth Olivia Trout Jacqueline Vance Frank Ventimiglia Denise Volcensek Elizabeth Watson Kristopher Willis Alexandra Wolfhope Kelli Wright Devon Zurcher

Merit Roll - 12th grade Fredrick Anger Alexis Baker Callie Baker Noah Bidar Kiley Blazek Tyler Boveington Kennedy Brightwell Deena Bucci Jeffrey Cizek Gavin Clark Colton Crowl Anthony Fantozzi Mario Formichelli Paige Howell Emma Jerde Emily Joseph Alexander Junglas Jessica Kennedy Shane McCartney Michael McDonald Domenic Mitri Kelly O'Donnell Mackenzie Pauley Michael Picha Carmen Podojil Paige Randall Timothy Renfro Kevin Saracino Ashley Schuth Mario Spies Gavin Sterkel Michael Totarella Anna Tremaglio Kaitlin Vaselaney Micah Wehrle David Wendl

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WG Defense Wins Chagrin Rivalry Game By Jason Baxter The West Geauga Wolverines have been steadfast on defense this season, proving it again last week in a Chagrin Valley Conference matchup against visiting Chagrin Falls. The Tigers committed 16 turnovers and shot just 29 percent from the floor, as West Geauga won the neighborhood rivalry, 40-37. Through four games, West Geauga has allowed 45 points per game and has a 3-1 record. The team’s only loss came to state-qualifier Lake Catholic. The Tigers dropped to 2-2 on the young season. West Geauga coach John Cardiero commended his team’s defensive effort on a offshooting night. “Our defense really set the tone for us tonight,” he said. West Geauga shot 34 percent from the field (16 of 47) baskets and 53 percent from the foul line (eight of 15), including just two in seven tries in the final minute of the game. A bright spot for West Geauga was how they took care of the ball with only 11 turnovers. Senior Noah Bidar, the season’s leading scorer through the

Wolverines offensively. He impressed again, scoring 12 points, grabbing eight rebounds and dishing out six assists in the win. Chagrin Falls started fast and scored the first seven points of the game. The Wolverines used youthful resilience and went on their own 8-0 run, led by junior Cooper Stafford. Chagrin Falls responded with a 7-0 run of its own to take a 14-8 lead early in the second quarter. The Wolverines then went on a 9-0 run and never looked back, leading 22-19 at halftime. West Geauga outscored the Tigers, 10-9, in the third quarter and held its biggest lead of the game late in period at 32-25. But Tigers senior Jack Thome hit a 3-pointer to cut the West Geauga lead to 32-28 heading into the final 12 minutes of play. That is when things got interesting. The Wolverines extended their advantage to 38-33 when Aaron Rabe completed a threepoint play. The Tigers continued to claw away at the deficit and pulled to within one point, 38-37, with 2:02 remaining in the game. The game came down to the final 11 seconds when Noah Bidar split a pair of free throws and pushed the Wolverines’ winning margin to 40-37. Chagrin Falls coach Dave Bargar called a timeout in hopes of designing a final play to tie the game. West Geauga had second thoughts about the Tigers attempting a game 3-pointer and decided to foul Adam Shoemaker and put him on the free throw line. The Tigers senior missed the front end of a 1-and-1, but senior forward Liam Sullivan grabbed the offensive rebound. His put back missed as time expired. One of the most intriguing battles of the night was waged


Noah Bidar dribbles the ball as fellow senior Mario Formichelli posts up in the team’s 40-37 win against rival Chagrin Falls at the Wolvarena.


West Geauga coach John Cardiero talks with his Wolverines during a timeout in the win against Chagrin Falls.

in the paint between two of the top post players in the county — Mario Formichelli of West Geauga and Thome. Thome led the way statistically scoring 11 points and grabbing 10 rebounds along with three blocks, but Formichelli came away with the victory while chipping in eight points. “Thome was limited inside


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by Formichelli and forced outside, which he is good at, but he is better when he gets inside and we give him the ball, and we play inside-out basketball,” Bargar said. “It’s funny,” he added. “At the start of our scrimmages, we were shooting 60 percent from the 3-point line. We were crushing teams offensively. The last two games, we haven’t shot well at all.” Bargar summed up the defeat best. “When you hold a team to 40 points of offense, it’s very frustrating no doubt.” The Tigers also received a solid game from senior guard Nick Berry, who scored 11 points off the bench. Sullivan finished the game with six points. The Wolverines continued their winning ways with a win over Painesville Harvey, 72-48, on Saturday night. They are off until the Gilmour Holiday Tournament on Dec. 28-29. The Tigers fell to Kenston Saturday night in an overtime thriller. They will host Wickliffe on Dec. 19. Additions, Framing, Roofing, Siding, Windows, Pole Barns, Decks, Garages

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community events Metzenbaum Receives Five-Year Accreditation The Geauga County Board of Developmental Disabilities, also known as the Bessie Benner Metzenbaum Center, was awarded a Five-Year Accreditation, the highest certification a county board can receive. This is the second time Metzenbaum has received this award and must establish

“Areas of Excellence” in order to earn it. The process included interviewing several departments as well as consumers and parents/ guardians. Members also looked at record keeping and consumer plans. Positive initiatives with the Early Intervention program, the move to natural-environment therapy as well as relationships

with CareStar and Geauga County Department of Job and Family Services were highlighted. The review board felt the center finds meaningful work opportunities. The Metzenbaum Center did this using the areas they excel in, such as leadership and organizational management, promoting employment and business, and promoting community participation. Some of the emphasized areas were the partnerships with other local organizations including the school districts, Geauga County Department on Aging and Kiwanis Club. The center was also acknowledged for the Help Me Grow program with the Early Intervention Program. They have formed partnerships with several businesses and organizations around Geauga County to place individuals in employment.

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Please support the following local businesses that support West Geauga Schools All American Car Wash Apex Land Management Arabica Benjamin Franklin Plumbing Bob K. (Mr. Gettysburg) Cardinal Community Credit Union Cardinal Physical Therapy CD&J’s Landscaping, LLC Ceramics & You Chase Bank Chesterland Chamber of Commerce Chesterland Mini Storage Chesterland News D&D Massotherapy Debbi Paterno Graphic Design Debord’s One Hour Heating & Air Eddy Fruit Farm Edward Jones Investments/Allyn McNaughton Garrett Painting Geauga Floor Care Geauga PC Georgio’s Pizza Glissful Boutique Joshua Saxon/Ruscher Insurance Lisa Thoreson/Howard Hanna Real Estate Services Luczkowski Agency/Nationwide Insurance Merrill Lynch/Anthony Anderson Monticello Garden Center Ohio Connect, LLC Our Town Café Painting Solutions Palma’s Hair Design Playground World SAK Automotive Spencer Printing Concepts, Inc. TecXpert & Computer Options The Miniature Cellar The Quilted Thimble Tom Basista/West Geauga Plaza Truline Industries

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Winter Solstice Candlelight Walk Dec. 21, 7:30-9:30 p.m. The West Woods Nature Center Dress for the weather and help bring some light into the longest night of the year on this popular evening walk. Explore roots of our modern holiday celebrations derived from ancient traditions associated with the winter solstice, then end the evening indoors with hot beverages and traditional holiday music by the accomplished Pilgrim Brass Choir and its sing-along opportunities. Primarily outdoors, dress for the weather.

The Sky Tonight Planetarium Show Dec. 23, 2-2:30 p.m. Open House, 1-7:30 p.m. Observatory Park Join every Sunday afternoon during building open house for a preview of what to look for in the sky this month.

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Muskrateers: Wildlife Detectives Dec. 27, 10-11:30 a.m. The West Woods Nature Center Muskrateers become “wildlife detectives” while examining wildlife evidence (tracks, scat, nests, etc.) revealing animal presence and activity. Program designed for ages 9-11. Registration required.

Maple Town Tune Traders Jam Session Dec. 27, 7-9 p.m. The West Woods Nature Center Singers and musicians: Share songs and tunes in all genres each fourth Thursday. Acoustic and gently amplified instruments and vocals. Snacks to share welcome. Host Dan Best offers everyone in attendance the roundrobin opportunity to sing or play to the accompaniment of others, making this format less formal than an open mic performance venue.

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news Rotary West Geauga Student of the Month Stephanie Striegel is involved in many high school and community activities including marching band, National Honors Society, Latin club, freshman mentoring and jazz band.

Emma Baker, Jordyn Hertzing and Lauren Grdina, eighth graders at St. Anselm School, enjoy shopping at the North Pole Gift Shop provided by the Parent Club. Volunteers from the parent group organize, set-up, and help the students shop for family and friends in a holiday atmosphere.

She has received many honor awards including a math book award, National Latin exam (Summa Cum Laude) and

Advanced Placement Scholar. Outside of school she is involved in the Mayfield Youth Theater. Stephanie is considering nursing and music as her major and career. She has applied to Case Western Reserve, University of Akron and University of Pittsburgh.

Chesterland Rotary member Jeff Huntsburger pictured with Rotary Student of the Month, Stephanie Striegel.

WG After Prom Needs Workspace The 20 13 After Prom Committee has been working since the beginning of the school year to plan After Prom for the West Geauga High School seniors. This event provides an exciting evening, free of alcohol and drugs, to keep our students safe. It takes a community effort

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meetings Kindergarten classes at Notre Dame Elementary School recently presented the annual Christmas program. Lead by Kindergarten teachers Jennifer Wachob and Elizabeth Looman, the afternoon’s event came complete with catchy movements, darling facial expressions and a few tear-jerking moments.

In the spring, the annual flea market will be held. De-clutter in the New Year, save and donate any new or gently used items to the flea market — no clothing. Become an After Prom volunteer — Share decorating, artistic and/or building talents.

The next After Prom Committee meeting will be held 7 p.m. Jan. 9 in the high school, Room 104. All are welcome. Call Anita Zurcher, committee chair, 440-729-4066 or email for more information.

Munson Township: Dec. 20, 6:30 p.m., Board of Zoning Appeals. All meetings are held at

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DOMESTIC DISPUTE Officers were dispatched to a residence for a possible domestic dispute. Upon arrival, it is discovered that no physical violence occurred between either parties. Male left the residence and officers cleared without further incident.

SUSPENDED LICENSE Officers conducted a traffic stop on Sperry Road and discovered the driver had a suspended license. The vehicle was towed from the scene and the driver was issued a citation and a court date through Chardon Municipal Court. Officers cleared without further incident.

INVALID LICENSE Officers conducted a traffic stop on Mayfield Road and discovered the driver of the vehicle did not have a valid driver’s license. The driver was cited and given a court date through the Chardon Municipal Court.

Officers conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle that went left of center on Caves Road. Upon speaking with the driver, it was found that his driver’s license was expired. The passenger had a valid license and was able to take possession of the vehicle. The driver was cited and given a court date through Chardon Municipal Court. Officers cleared without incident.

CAR ACCIDENT Officers responded to a two car injury accident on Wilson Mills Road. One driver was taken by Chester EMS to Hillcrest Hospital and both vehicles were towed from the scene. The driver who struck the other car was issued a citation. Officers responded to a two car damage accident on Mayfield and Chillicothe roads. No injuries were reported and neither car had to be towed from the scene. The driver that struck the other car from behind was issued a citation for failure to maintain assured cleared distance.

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St. Anselm Catholic Church Located at 12969 Chillicothe Road, Chester Township. All are welcome to join together to celebrate the birth of the Lord. Dec. 24: Christmas Eve masses will be celebrated at 4 p.m. (children’s mass in the Church and an additional Mass in Kelly Hall), 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. Dec. 25: Christmas day masses will be celebrated at 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Call 440-729-9575 for more information.

Community Church of Chesterland Dec. 24: Traditional candlelight service at 7:30 p.m. Come celebrate Christ’s birth at this service, which will include a prelude medley of carols, anthems by the Chancel Choir, a Christmas meditation by Rev. Leah Matthews, many favorite, traditional carols and lighting of the candles. Located at Community Church of Chesterland, 11984 Caves Road, Chester Township. Everyone is welcome. Call 440-729-789 for more information.

St. Mark Lutheran Church All are welcome to join the member of St. Mark Lutheran Church to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. Held at 1190 0 Chillicothe Road, Chester Township. Dec. 24: Christmas Eve candlelight service held at 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. The 5 p.m. service is more of

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GEAUGA WEST LIBRARY The Geauga West Library is located at 13455 Chillicothe Road. For more information on these programs or to register, call 440-729-4250 or register in person. This year’s programming is slowly drawing to a close. The library staff would like

Services from page 14 a family service with special music under the direction of Praise Team Leader Wendy Zimmerman. The 7:30 p.m. service is traditional and the choir and St. Mark Handbells will provide special music as guided by Director of Music Hildred Tornberg. The message by George Zehnder for both services will be “O Come, Key of David” as the church looks at the prophecy that has been fulfilled. Dec. 25: Pastor Ken Welsh will explain the meaning of “O Come, Dayspring” and continue looking at prophecy and history at this 10 a.m. service.

to thank all patrons for participating in events. It has been a pleasure and honor serving the community and we are looking forward to another year of fun programs and super stories. Plan ahead: Storytime signups for upcoming sessions begin Jan. 2.

G AT E S M I L L S LIBRARY Gates Mills Library is located at 1491 Chagrin River Road. For more information on these programs or to register, call 440423-4808, or register in person.

Digital Animation for Winter Break Dec. 20, 6-8 p.m. Love computers and creative online design? Learn how to create and produce digital animation, characters, storylines, streaming cartoons and talk about the latest in online animation. This free workshop is for students ages 6-13. Registration required.

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New Promise Church Held at 8671 Euclid-Chardon Road, Kirtland. Dec. 23: Children’s Christmas Program, featuring nursery school through elementary school children, will be present at 9 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Dec. 24: Join in the celebrations of the birth of Christ at 5 p.m. Call 440-256-3705 for more information.

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part this summer at Orchard Hills Park. Pat and Gary were married on June 23, 1962 at the Community Church of Chesterland.

Patricia (nee Whitlock) and Gary were high school sweethearts - graduating from West Geauga in 1961. They raised three children and ran the family business in Chester Township (formerly Caves Road 5ohio, now Caves Road Sunoco, owned by their son, Todd.) They now continue individual activities of Sweet Adelines and bowling for Pat, and basketball, softball and volleyball for Gary. Together they love to travel, explore nature, the outdoors and spend time with family. They enjoy their 10 grandchildren and attend as many activities and events as possible. Laurie (Scott) and Todd (Debbie) remain in town with children Melissa, Kevin and Nicole Lee; Ktherine, T.J., Joseph and new baby William Kreuz. Valierie lives in Mansfield with Jacob, Danny and Megan Supron. Pat and Gary are a true treasure to their family.

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those who refresh others, will themselves be refreshed.” Proverbs 11:25. Scott Hanson Word of Grace Church

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Jan. 2: Immunization Clinic 11:30 a.m. Held at Geauga County Health District, 470 Center St., Chardon. For infants through 18 years old. Must bring immunization records and primary insurance card in order to receive vaccine. No charge for Geauga County residents, $5 for nonGeauga County residents. Call 440-279-1950 for more information.

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The Geauga County Board of Mental Health and Recovery Services hosted the November meeting of the Geauga County Housing Coalition. The following members were elected as officers for 20 13: Beth Matthews, President; Joy Black, Treasurer; Reba Dykes, Recording Secretary; Karen DeCola, Clerk. The coalition members also collected food basket donations, voted on a HUD funding grant renewal opportunity and dis-

cussed the 2013 Point in Time Homeless Count. The next meeting of the Housing Coalition is scheduled from 9-10:30 a.m. Jan. 18 at Casa Lucia, 16280 Kinsman Road, Middlefield. The coalition is a volunteer group of community members, organizations and agencies committed to improving the housing options of Geauga citizens. The mission is “To promote affordable, safe and decent housing opportunities in Geauga County through networking, advocacy and education.” The coalition members share ideas and explore ways to make a positive impact on housing options in Geauga County, such as providing educational forums for first time home buyers, identifying grants for affordable or emergency housing, developing options for home repair, and collaborating with other organizations to make current programs more effective. Call Geauga County Board of Mental Health and Recovery Services, 440-285-2282, for more information.

transfers Following is a list of real estate transfers for the week ending Dec. 7, provided as a public service by the Geauga County Auditor’s Office. Transfers may involve the sale of land only. Acreage is in parentheticals following sales price.

CHESTER TOWNSHIP Benjamin and Marcia A. Brick, 11450 Willow Hill Drive, to Paul A. and Terese Tonti, $210,000. (1.47) James F. and Joan C. Lewis (trustees), 13064 Marilyn Road, to Dominic F. Velotta, $75,000. (1.11) Eleanor D. Portik (TOD), 7621 Mulberry Road, to Paul M. Yeo, $114,000. (5.00)

MUNSON TOWNSHIP David E. and Sherri L. Genske, 13083 Bass Lake Road, to Ashleigh L. and Craig Anderson, $160,000. (2.95) Sean V. and Holly L. Petersen, 11800 Bass Lake Road, to Jonathan and Patrice Rentschler, $279,900. (3.03)

RUSSELL TOWNSHIP Quiet Border LLC, Music Street, to Dottie K. Lofquist, $90,000. (9.30)

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