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VOLUME 46 No. 48

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

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Chester Twp. Mom Bound Over on Drug Charges By John Karlovec The Chester Township mother of three who was arrested twice this month on felony drug possession charges will now

have three drug-related cases pending in common pleas court. Constance Thomas, 54, of 12835 Caves Road, waived her right to a probable cause hearing on the charges in Chardon


Constance Thomas exists the courtroom to confer with Geauga County Public Defender Robert Umholtz. Thomas waived her right to a probable hearing on her felony drug possession charges and agreed to be bound over to common pleas court for further proceedings.

Municipal Court on April 19 and agreed to have her two cases bound over to the Geauga County Court of Common Pleas. Geauga County Public Defender Bob Umholtz, who represented Thomas at her preliminary hearings before Chardon Municipal Court Judge Terri Stupica, said Thomas was willing to waive her right and be bound over. When Stupica asked Thomas what her waiver meant, she replied, “It means that I’m going to be out of this courtroom and into the common pleas (court).” Thomas’ first case involves a felony heroin charge stemming from her arrest in the early morning of April 11. Thomas was arrested after Chester Township police were called to the home of Kevin Ellison at 8031 Sherman Road for an apparent drug overdose. She met the officers at the door, advising them Ellison was

unresponsive and not breathing, according to court records. Chester police executed a search warrant on Ellison’s residence, reportedly finding crack cocaine, 38 oxycodone pills, three crack pipes with residue and heroin, court records stated. Officers then removed a container Thomas had hidden inside her person, which contained what was tested as heroin, Geauga County Prosecutor Jim Flaiz said, telling the Geauga County Maple Leaf that Thomas had delivered the drugs to Ellison’s residence. Thomas also was arrested one day later after Chester police and the Geauga County Prosecutor’s Office executed a search warrant on the home she rents at 12835 Caves Road. “Numerous” drugs and drug abuse instruments were found in the home, including crack pipes, needles, pills, straws, a scale, marijuana, bongs and spoons, Flaiz said.

Thomas was charged with felonious drug possession, including heroin and cocaine. Both charges are fifthdegree felonies, each punishable by six to 12 months in prison and a maximum $2,500 fine. Later in the afternoon on April 19, Thomas appeared with defense counsel Carly Snavely for a scheduled change of plea hearing before Common Pleas Court Judge David Fuhry. Geauga County Assistant Prosecutor Nick Burling told the court the present case originated on Nov. 13, 2012, after a Geauga County grand jury filed a one-count indictment charging Thomas with possession of cocaine, a fifth-degree felony. The case was transferred to Fuhry’s courtroom on April 12, because Common Pleas Court Judge Forrest Burt had signed a search warrant for the raid on the Caves Road home.

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Child Abuse On The Rise In Geauga

Robert Butler, along with Keith and Kevin Vouk, of Soubusta Farms, were named as first place winners of maple syrup producers in Geauga County for the third year in a row. Bob and Kevin accepted the first place award for the Geauga

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County Maple Festival syrup contest at the annual Maple Syrup Hall of Fame luncheon. The first place syrup is auctioned off the last day of the festival. In 2012, the first place syrup was auctioned off at $350 to Tommy Steigerwald.


Winners of the Geauga County Maple Festival maple syrup contest (l to r) Keith Vouk, Michael Steigerwald (part-time employee at the farm) and Bob Butler.

Entries in the 2013 Geauga County Maple Festival maple syrup contest, including Geauga County, hobby and out-of-county producers.

Drug abuse among parents is among the main reasons for a startling 23.3 percent increase in child abuse or neglect investigations in Geauga County between 2012 and 2011. The disturbing statistics were released April 10 by county Department of Job and Family Services officials as part of their annual child abuse prevention month recognition activities. Meredith Myers, JFS intake assessment manager, and Gina Schultz, director of the JFS Social Services Division, reported the number of child abuse or neglect cases jumped from 467 in 2011 to 565 last year. This increased the number of cases each caseworker handled from an average of 10 to 12 in 2011 to as many as 15 cases in 2012, Schultz said. Out of 565 cases investigated, 271 were substantiated as child abuse or neglect, 30 percent of which were the result of parental drug abuse, Schultz said. The remaining 294 cases were found to be those where a family is in need of help either because of a child behavioral or a parental problem, such as a mental health or drug issue requiring corrective treatment, Schultz said. The number of mental health-related cases appears to have increased since the Feb. 27,


Alcorn shows JFS Executive Director Tim Taylor a backpack that can be given to children removed from their homes because of abuse.

2012 shooting at Chardon High School, she said. “We’re not sure, but we think what happened might be related to what we’re seeing in cases where there is some mental health problem in a family,” Schultz said. Among those attending the event was county Opiate Task Force member and Commissioner Mary Samide, who said she is alarmed by the increased drug use among county residents. Fellow county Commissioner Tracy Jemison said he would

prefer to have 23 percent fewer child abuse investigations reported. Following the event, however, Shultz said the increase in child abuse is continuing. JFS records show 132 cases were investigated in 2012 compared 146 the first quarter of this year. “We don’t like to see this. It’s troublesome — alarming,” Schultz said following the meeting.

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Drug Bust from page 1 The case was originally set for a change of plea on April 15. Thomas, however, was unable to appear in court due to illness and remained in the Geauga County Safety Center. Burling also notified Fuhry that, based on conversations with Snavely, Thomas would not be changing her plea. “Instead, we’ve reset this matter for a trial management conference and trial,” Burling told Fuhry. Snavely explained she has learned the State of Ohio is conducting an investigation of Thomas on the two new charges that originated earlier this month. “She has not been indicted on those charges, however, they have been charged as felonies. It

Child Abuse from page 1 Also those attending the child abuse information day was Bart Alcorn, past president of the West Geauga Kiwanis Club. He introduced a child backpack program, where special backpacks were put together by the Metzenbaum Center Aktion Club, filled with personal items designed to be given to children removed from a home because of child abuse or neglect, or during family emergencies. The projected was headed up by Kit McKinney. The club collected items for the backpacks as one of their service projects. Because the need is great, items are still being collected including toiletries, school supplies, blankets, clothing for children of all ages, toys, baby supplies and more. McKinney and Alcorn are on the board of advisors for the club. Alcorn is also a director on the Geauga County Board of Developmental Disabilities. The child abuse event was used to introduce county leaders and the public to the state’s Differential Response System, also referred to as the Alternative Response (AR), as a way of dealing with reports of child abuse or neglect. AR provides JFS child protective services with another way to respond to reports of child abuse and neglect other than a traditional response — a move interventive process that can include court action. In some instances, a traditional child protection response is needed in order to determine whether abuse or neglect has


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is possible that she will be indicted on those charges and potentially other charges added to the more serious charges,” Snavely said. “That definitely changes the approach and, I don’t want to say the strategy of the defendant, but the defendant would possibly choose to enter a plea or take it to trial, depending on whether or not that indictment does come down. “So, at this time, we’d like to move it and hopefully we’ll have an indictment by the time the change of plea is set.” Fuhry noted the two new charges were pending in Chardon Municipal Court and the first charge, filed April 11, has no bond allowed. The bond set on the second charge, filed April 15, is $10,000 cash or surety. “I don’t understand what that means about the bonds,”

Thomas told the judge. “What don’t you understand about no bond allowed?” Fuhry asked. “In municipal court … the earlier case that was filed, the municipal court has said you’re not allowed to get out of jail. Understood?” “Yes,” Thomas answered. She also asked the judge if the terms of her bonds would change once those new cases were bound over to common pleas court. “I’m not changing your bond right now,” Fuhry said. “We’re not addressing it. I’m just finding out what’s going on in the other court.” Thomas also agreed to waive her constitutional right to a speedy trial in the present case before Fuhry. The court then set a trial management conference for June 12 and a trial for 8 a.m. June 25.

occurred and to ensure a child’s safety and well being. For many other families, however, the AR approach may be more appropriate, Schultz said. In most cases, “the appropriate way to begin to help parents and their children is to listen to them by discussing family problems that lead to reports of abuse,” she said. The AR process is designed to create a “partnership between families, caseworkers and community agencies” that will “ensure child safety and well being by addressing the family’s issues as early as possible,” Schultz added. It also focuses on the cause of abuse and neglect reports and how a family, working with JFS social workers, can work together to correct them, she said. The program was implemented in a 10-county pilot program during the fall of 20 07 through the collaborative efforts of an Ohio Supreme Court sub-committee on child abuse and neglect, and the Ohio Department of JFS. The American Humane Association and other organizations provided research and other assistance. Based on the pilot AR program, children have been found to be safer sooner, while families are strengthened, according to a state report. AR is being phased in throughout the state and will be implemented in Geauga County in July following state training of county JFS child protective services workers in May. Some AR practices could start sooner, Schultz said. By gathering information

through conversation, “the more we can engage a family, the closer we can move to prevention and partner with families to identify service needs and resolutions,” she said. “Our job is to help parents keep their children safe and secure.” She added, “We know that all families are not the same and that the concerns one family faces are different from those of their neighbor, their friends and other families across Ohio.”


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crier May 4: Chester Christian Center Garage Sale 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The annual Chester Christian Center A/G garage sale will be held at church, 11815 Chillicothe Road, Chester Township. Proceeds go toward shortterm missions trips. Call 440-729-6203 for more information.

May 4: KidsFest 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Join at Metzenbaum Center, 8200 Cedar Road, Chester Township, for Geauga County’s ninth annual KidsFest. Free hands-on activities, entertainment, door prizes, Geuaga’s deputy sheriff mini horse, Jasmine Dragons, Spitunia the Clown and Casey the Balloon Guy, and refreshments available. Featuring countywide 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.

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May 4: FLIP Volunteer Training 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Chesterland Ministerial Association is sponsoring with the Geauga County Juvenile Court System a reschedule FLIP training. Held at Christ Presbyterian Church, 12419 Chillicothe Road, Chester Township. Geauga County Juvenile and Probate Court Judge Tim Grendell and staff from the juvenile court system will conduct The Family Life Improvement Program training.

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The training will be assisting young drug addicts and their families. “This is not something government can solve,” Grendell said. “This is a community problem that needs s a community solution.” The CMA includes: St. Mark Lutheran, Chester Christian Center, Christ Presbyterian, Chesterland Baptist, Mayfield Church and Community Church of Chesterland. Call Rev. Zehnder, 440-7291668, for more information.

May 4: Kitten Shower 1-4 p.m. A Kitten Shower will be held at the Geauga Humane Society’s Rescue Village, 15463 Chillicothe Road, Russell Township to prepare for the huge amount of kittens that will be taken in over the next several months. Bring a donation of Purina Kitten Chow (Yellow Bag), Vaseline (single use packets), Powder KMR (Kitten Milk Replacer), food scales, fleece baby blankets (receiving blankets), canned kitten food, snuggle Safe Heated Disk for pet beds, kitten toys, heating pads (without safety shut off), small litter pans, PetAg nurser bottles for kittens, blue Dawn dish soap, wash cloths or gift cards. Enjoy games, face painting, crafts, story time, bake sale and kittens. Call Rescue Village’s Marketing and Events Coordinator, 440338-4819 ext. 19, for more information.

May 5: WG Band Fundraiser 3-7 p.m. To help support the 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 the West Geauga school district.

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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, 10900 Mayfield Road, Munson Township. Bring fishing pole; catch and release only. Bait provided. Prizes awarded for longest, shortest and most fish caught. Call 440-286-9255 for more information.

Oxtravaganza and Flea Market Word of Grace Church will be hosting the annual Oxtravaganza and Flea Market. Held 5-9 p.m. July 26 and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. July 27. Looking to make money by selling old “treasures?” Clean out closets, attic and garage and reserve a 20-foot-by-20-foot space for $20. Fun, food, live bands and more. Call 440-729-7006 for more information.

meetings Listed are public meetings and executive sessions in the county for the coming week, unless otherwise noted. These meeting notices are NOT legal notices. Chester Township: May 2, 7 p.m., Board of Trustees. All meetings are held at the Township Hall, 12701 Chillicothe Road, unless otherwise noted. Munson Township: May 7, 6:30 p.m., Board of Trustees. All meetings are held at Township Hall, 12210 Auburn Road unless otherwise noted. Russell Township: May 1, 4:30 p.m., Board of Trustees. All meetings are held at FireRescue Station, 14810 Chillicothe Road, unless otherwise noted.

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Vertical Gardening May 4, 9-11 a.m. Vertical gardening has been gaining popularity in recent years as the interest in home food production has increased. Explore several different methods of vertical gardening to maximize space and location. Overcome many garden limitations by growing up, instead of out. Hands-on demonstrations included. $20 fee. Light refreshments provided. Send check payable to OSU Extension, PO Box 387, Burton, Ohio 44021.

transfers Following is a list of real estate transfers for Chester, Munson and Russell townships for the week ending April 19, provided as a public service by the Geauga County Auditor’s Office. Transfers may involve sale of land only. MUNSON TOWNSHIP Pamela S. Easterday, 12300 Bass Lake Road, to Dale P. Graham, $234,900. (3.21 acres) RUSSELL TOWNSHIP

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Geauga Consumer Connection May 8, 4-7:30 p.m. Consumers can indulge in two favorite hobbies at the Geauga Consumer Connection show, eating and shopping. Held at the Middlefield Market, 15848 Nauvoo Road, Middlefield, the show will feature scores of Geauga County businesses sampling and selling products and services. A popular feature is the free food samples offered by area restaurants and food stores. Consumers can graze through the exhibit hall while discovering Geauga businesses and speak with business owners and managers. Some of the businesses sampling food are Crossroads Country Café, Chow Down Catering, Healthy Pursuit Wellness Center, Rick’s Flavored Breads and Rise & Dine Café. Terri Krizman and Frank Arko, owners of Rise & Dine Café in Chester Township, have recently expanded the restaurant, which included the installation of an ice cream parlor featuring Ashby’s Ice Cream as well as soft serve products. Krizman is thinking of sampling some ice cream or maybe


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WG Football Camp The West Geauga Football coaches will be hosting two separate football camps for boys this summer. Camp for boys in grades first through sixth will be held 10 a.m. to noon July 22-26. Camp for boys in grades seventh through eighth will be held 9 a.m. to noon August 5-9. To pre-pay for the camp and pre-register, early registration is available through June 14. Cost is $55. Send check, payable to West Geauga Gridiron Club, P.O. Box 203, Novelty, OH, 44072. Include camper’s name, t-shirt size, grade entering in the fall and email address. A camp form and waiver will be sent once registration is received.

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obituaries Notices should be sent in writing by the funeral directors and memorial societies to: Chesterland News, 8389 Mayfield Road, Chesterland, OH 44026, emailed to or faxed to 440-729-8240.

Maxine Battles Stevenson Maxine Battles Stevenson, 90, of Willoughby Hills, passed away April 21, 2013. She was born on January 23, 1923 to Lynn and Florence Battles. Maxine grew up on Battles Road in Chester Township (now Mulberry Road) and attended Chester School, where she graduated as valedictorian in 1941. She married Clark Stevenson, of Lyndhurst, in 1944, and lived in Willoughby Hills for 66 years. Maxine spent many years helping out and contributing to the Chesterland Historical Village. She is survived by daughter Janis (Fred) Knauf of Detroit, son Daniel (Sandra) Stevenson of

Chester Township and son Gary (Pamela) Stevenson of Chardon; Eight grandchildren: Patricia (Sam) Klebanov, Katherine (Jeffrey) Pearson, Jennifer, Brian (Deanna), Robert (Katalin), Lee, Ann and Matt Stevenson; and four great grandchildren. Maxine was preceded in death by her parents, Florence Bond Battles, husband Clark, daughter Joyce Elaine and siblings Eileen (Battles) Robinett, Lester Battles and Leonard Battles. Pastor Robert Sandham of The Little Church in the Vale and Pastor David Chapman of Nottingham Baptist Church officiated the services, held at DavisBabcock Funeral Home in Willoughby on April 27, 2013. Maxine was laid to rest at Western Reserve Memorial Gardens in Chester Township. In lieu of flowers, make donations to The Parkinson’s Association in Clark’s memory.

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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 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 Perennials Preferred 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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Sixty volunteers comprised of faculty, staff, administration, alumni, parents, students and community members met to begin work on the process of long-range planning for West Geauga Schools.

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WG Schools Initiates Long-Range Planning West Geauga Schools, having received an “Excellent With Distinction” rating by the Ohio Department of Education, is continuing to generate improvement strategies to further move the district into the future. The district’s objective is to be in the top five percent of Ohio School Districts Performance Index Rankings within the next five years. On April 20, 60 volunteers comprised of faculty, staff, administration, alumni, parents,

The following Lindsey Elementary School students won the second quarter A.C.E. Award. Pictured are students in grades kindergarten through second. Students were nominated by teachers for displaying positive attitude, citizenship and effort. Back row (l to r): Mikayla Herbst, Teagan Sprague, Kayla Gallagher, Alexa Hocevar, Ceci Zurbuch, Richard Kretschman, Caitlin Mann, Courtney Whiting,Lewin Uhlir, Clay Garrett and Casey Orloski. Middle row: Samantha Fanger, Marin Martino, Jenna Julian, Madelyn Scott, Gabriella Keglovic, Ava Ayres, Paige Trentanelli, Max Ritt and Luke Edwards. Front Row: Joseph DeGennero, Jaiden DeGennero and Carson Frate. Not pictured: Ryan Whitney.

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The following Lindsey Elementary School students won the second quarter A.C.E. Award. Pictured are students in grades third through fifth. Students were nominated by teachers for displaying positive attitude, citizenship and effort. Back row (l to r): Karli Randau, Jordan Justice, Dylan Baliker, Jacob Meister, CJ Contizano, Dylan Thompson, Saffy Martin, Juliana Lapina and Julia Warholic. Middle row: Bobby Kaleal, Austin Walker, Luke Musser, Sammy Aidja, Billy Onderdonk, Ella Murray, Lauren Kretschman, Nicola Ehrbar, Elana Zebrowski and Bonnie Hartman. Front row: Wayne Randall, Tyler Fulton, Anthony Miller, Finn Pitcock, C.J. Timm, Evan Reeves, Amanda Loewenthal and Heather Patterson. Not pictured: Kayla Paradise and Anthony Paulic.

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into four committees consisting of: achievement, communication and collaboration, facilities and finance. Additional meetings have been scheduled to continue committee work that will be integral in defining the district’s long-range plan. Strategies, objectives, costbenefit analyses and work plans will then be presented to an executive committee, subsequently to the superintendent and ultimately to the board of education. Working in partnership, West Geauga Schools and the community are proactively preparing today’s students for tomorrow’s world.

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Gratitude For Drug Bust Coverage I want to thank you for the news article of the arrest of a Chester Township mother for drug trafficking. Your coverage of this shows the West Geauga community that, we must realize there is a heroin problem in this “Green Ghetto.” Yes, many of our children and families are excellent parents, but there are those who need help. This mother is an example of the drug addiction influence from an older generation passing it’s habit on to the next generation. At the end of the Ten Commandments, we are given this warning about generational sin: “Visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me.” -Exodus 20:5. This is a problem that has been ignored in our legal system, our law enforcement and even in

our schools. The Chesterland Ministerial Association in cooperation with the Geauga County Juvenile and Probate Court system is seeking FLIP volunteers (Family Life Improvement Program) to help guide these drug dependent families with a support system in their recovery. If we can help break the chain of generational sin, we can make a difference in our community. On May 4th, FLIP training will be offered. We need your help to stop this problem. We are promised that if we show God’s love to these families we can help: “But showing steadfast love to thousands of those who love me and keep my commandments.” -Exodus 20:6. We need not condemn, but help those in our community. Pastor George Zehnder St. Mark Lutheran Church,

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May 2, 7-9 p.m. The West Woods Nature Center Explore wildflower photography during the instructional part of this meeting. All levels welcome. See Things to Do on the website for details.

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Geocache Day: Spring May 4, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Big Creek Park Search for one-day geocaches in several Geauga parks with chances to win prizes. Begin any time during posted hours, but all must end at Big Creek Park’s Meyer Center between 14 p.m. Instructions posted on the website. Registration required by phone only, 440-279-0894.

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Chester Township Editor’s Note: While it is anticipated Thomas will face additional charges, at this time, she has only been charged with felony drug possession in connection with the April 12 arrest at her Caves Road home.

Killer Lane It is a mockery that taxpayers are forced to pay for this sociopath’s (T.J. Lane) appeal that he not spend his life in jail. He represents everything that is wrong with our criminal justice system. The system needs some massive changes that brings in legislation that gives victim rights that are constantly ignored, while coddling criminals. Any so called “juvenile” that is capable of killing people with such disdain and apathy should be put on death row regardless of their age. Let people that support his cause pay for his care in jail and any legal filings that are currently wasting taxpayer dollars. Evelyn Green Chester Township 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. Held rain or shine, except for thunderstorms and/or high winds. Dress for weather; bring binoculars and bird guide.

The Sky Tonight Planetarium Show May 5, 2-3 p.m. Observatory Park Join during building open house for a preview of what to look for in the sky this month.

Timbertots: Animal Babies May 5, 3-4 p.m. Walter C. Best Wildlife Preserve Join Nora the Explorer on an adventure to discover that spring is a time for animal babies. Program designed for ages 3-5 with adult. Held outdoors, weather permitting, dress accordingly. Registration required.

Timbertots: Animal Babies May 7, 10-11 a.m. or 1-2 p.m. The West Woods Nature Center Join Nora the Explorer on an adventure to discover that spring is a time for animal babies. Program designed for ages 3-5 with adult. Held outdoors, weather permitting, dress accordingly. Registration required.

Paper Napkin Transfer Cards Workshop May 8, 6:30-8:30 p.m. The West Woods Nature Center Create three nature-inspired greeting cards using decorative paper napkins just in time for Mother’s Day. Program designed for ages 18 and older. $14 fee covers all materials and instruction. Registration required.

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GEAUGA WEST LIBRARY The Geauga West Library is at 13455 Chillicothe Road. For more information on these programs or to register, call 440729-4250 or register in person.

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Mother’s Day Tea May 4, 2 p.m. Dress up in finery and bring that special woman to Mother’s Day tea, Miss Spider style.

Lego Party May 7, 7 p.m. What can you make out of Legos? Registration required. Program designed for youth.

It’s Almost Vacation Time Discover amazing vacation options from singing in the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville to quilting in West Virginia to biggame driving in Africa. These choices and many more are available in packages including airfare, lodging and meals. Program designed for adults.

WG Students Win “What’s Your Big Dream?” The three top winners for the “What’s your big dream?” essay contest have been selected by Brian McClellan, author of “Promise of Blood” and local library patron. The winners in order are: Kaitlin Krueger, Milan Tropf and Stephen Osborn, all students at West Geauga High School. Prizes were presented at the April 18 book launch of McClellan’s fantasy novel. Krueger won an iPod Touch and Tropf and Osborn won iTunes gift cards. The Geauga County Public Library Foundation donated the prizes. The contest was held in conjunction with McClellan’s book launch. When McClellan was a high-school student at West Geauga High School (class of 2004), he told his teachers and

living 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 West Geauga High School cafeteria, 13401 Chillicothe Road, Chester Township. Sponsored by West Geauga Local 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 for more information.

Milan Troph, a junior at West Geauga High School and one of the winners of the “What’s Your Big Dream” contest, attended a book signing to claim his award. He wrote the essay for extra credit in his English class. A right fielder for WG’s junior-varsity baseball team, he came to the book launch wearing his baseball uniform.

parents his big dream was to write novels. McClellan was happy to read the several dozen submissions and was reminded of his own early aspirations to become a writer. In fact, McClellan won a writing contest award when he was in the 11th grade and was greatly encouraged when his teacher read it aloud to his class. “Have a dream and dare to follow it,” McClellan says, encouraging the writers in this contest. “Start early and practice often,” he said.


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Gates Mills Art Reception - Lou Amer May 5, 2-4 p.m. Lou Amer will be featured beginning May 1. Show will run for approximately six weeks. Artwork can be viewed during library hours. A free artist reception to be held 2-4 p.m. May 5. Light refreshments offered. Meet artist and discuss his work.

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May 8, 7 p.m. Join at Kirtland Public Library, 9267 Chillicothe Road, Kirtland, while Neil Zurcher brings stories about Ohio Oddities. Ohio is no bland, ordinary state. There are many strange and

May 8, 7:30-8:30 p.m. Join for a discussion of “The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl,” by Timothy Egan. Everyone is welcome.

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silly places, people and things here. After 25 years as a travel reporter, Zurcher knows about most of them. Zurcher has traveled over a million miles on Ohio’s roads. He was the original host of the One Tank Trips travel report, which was aired on Fox 8 news in Cleveland. He has also written about travel for AAA Ohio Motorist Magazine and the Plain Dealer. Zurcher retired from television in 2004, but continues to investigate “One Tank Trips” and Ohio Oddities. Sponsored by The Friends of the Kirtland Public Library. Call 440-256-7323 for more information.

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CLASSIFIED ADS MISC. Flyers to distribute? Do it the easy way. Insert them into the Chesterland News for only $37.50 per thousand or 33/4c per piece. Call 440-7297667 for details. Please check your ad! We make every effort to avoid errors. We ask that you check your ad the FIRST day that it appears. Any errors should be called in to the Classified Dept. at 440-729-7667 by noon Friday. We cannot be responsible for more than one incorrect insertion if you do not call the error to our attention. Thank you. Have you seen the Rotary Commemorative Brick walk way display at the WG Library?Pick up an order form for the project now in progress, at local merchants or Click on the brick. For addiinformation call tional Reena, 216-218-9180, Ben, 216287-4671.

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Baseball/softball pitch back with adjustable hinge. Weatherized netting (42 x 64) with S-hook bands. Like new, $45. Call Chuck at 216-403-4036. Two (2) swimming pool water filters and hoses. $300 for all. 440-729-1045. Split Firewood for sale 3 stacks each stack 3 ft by 8 ft. $70 each. 440-729-7265.

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GARAGE SALES If you need to have a Moving sale,, Estate Sale or Garage Sale, call Kathy Willis at 440729-2790 for assistance. Experienced. References available. We are now doing partial estate buyouts. Wanted: Grandma’s costume jewelry, compacts, perfume, linens, knickknacks. Grandpa’s toys, trains, coins, bottles and fishing lures. Also buying misc. collections and estates. 440-338-5942. Estate sale: Furniture, dishes, jewelry, clothing, linens, housewares of all kinds. Many items are free! Everything in good and excellent condition. 13346 Caves Road near Cedar. May 3, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 2 - 4, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 8657 Ranch Drive. Furniture, toys, crafts and supplies, etc.

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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.

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LEGAL NOTICE LEGAL NOTICE The Chester Township Board of Zoning Appeals will hold a public hearing Monday, May 13, 2013, 2012, in the Chester Town Hall. 12701 Chillicothe Road, at 7:00 p.m., at which time the following request will be heard:

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Conditional Use Request 2013-1 – Scott H. Honess for the Prince of Peace Church requests a new conditional use certificate to operate a church at 9319 Mayfield Road, Chester Township, and fails to meet the requirements of Section 6.00.0 Conditional Zoning Cer tificate Required, Section 6.06.01 Churches C. Frontage, E. Yards, as set forth in the Chester Township Zoning Resolution. Appeal 2013-2 – Scott H. Honess for the Prince of Peace Church requests a variance to erect a sign at 9319 Mayfield Road, Chester Township, but fails to meet the requirements of Section 9.01.0 L. General Requirements for all Signs, as set forth in the Chester Township Zoning Resolution. Mary Lou Fende, Secretary Board of Zoning Appeals Publish May 1, 2013

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typed for you at the Chesterland News, 8389 Mayfield Road, Chesterland, 440-7297667. 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. Everyday 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 440342-4552. Guitar/Bass guitar, theory, songwriting and beginning piano lessons. Denny Carleton, instructor, West Geauga Market House. 216-392-8749 or

Flyers to distribute? Do it the easy way. Insert them into the Chesterland News for only $37.50 per thousand or 33/4c per piece. Call 440-7297667 for details. Color copies, great price! The Chesterland News offers full service copying. Color or Black ink, any quantity on any paper. 8389 Mayfield Road, Chesterland, 440-7297667. Fax service available at the News, 8389 Chesterland Mayfield Road, Chesterland, 440-729-7667. Graphics, design, typesetting: Beautiful work done at the Chesterland News. Logo designs, letterheads, brochures and business cards. 8389 Mayfield Road, Chesterland, 440-729-7667. Resumes: Resumes can be

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. 440-7299400. Plumbing: Professional, affordable, reliable. Water heaters, toilets, faucets, drain cleaning. 440-537-6045 or 440285-0800. Yard and storm damage clean-up, down tree removal and brush chipping. Call 440342-4552.



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: clothing and miscellaneous items. Debbie Brewer, whose last known address is 16246 E. High Street, Apt. 205, Middlefield OH 44062, 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.

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: 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. Phone: 440-729-0099 or by email at

lawn, etc. Low rates, 440-3386404. Pay cash and save. Painting - home exteriors and interiors. Free estimates, references. 440-564-7404.

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Free removal of scrap metal and appliances. 440-342-4552.


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. Phone: 440-729-0099 or by email at


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. Phone: 440-729-0099 or by email at


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


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Drain / Sewer Imaging See Snake Color Camera and Locating Service 440-537-0619


TREE TRIMMING MOWING Call Dan for a Great Price!


Chesterland Resident

Call Dan for a Great Price!


Commercial & Residential Slate • Gutters • Siding Carpentry & Chimney Work



14 years Experience Insured • References Chesterland Resident


GEST CONSTRUCTION For Estimates Call Josh at (440) 729-3641 729-7471 • • (216) (440) (216) 316-1477 316-1477

Kitchen & Bath Remodeling Counter Tops Custom Cabinetry Wall & Entertainment Units Fireplace Remodeling

CONCRETE WORK! Driveways-Sidewalks-Concrete Floors Garage & Building Demolition NEW Garage Packages Construction Debris

Philip Elia Jr. • (440)564-7529


Airport Pickup or Drop-off

Mailboxes•Posts 1 Snowshields•Custom Made ve 2 3 Signs R 3 eflective HELPS TO FIND YOU IN TIME OF NEED! Address Signs

Special Rate for Chesterland Residents


216-789-4303 or





Metal Recyclers

Ken’s Professional K itchens/Baths Tile & Marble 440-339-0730 E ntryways N o Job Too Small S erving Chesterland Area



Bonded & Insured • Local Company


Over 30 years Experience & Loyal Service Drainage Work • Driveway Grading Brush Hogging • Land Clearing Demolition Work • Ponds Basement Waterproofing Gravel • Topsoil • Tree Work

Tractors, Mowers, Boat Motors, etc. John • 440-478-0483




Electric Co.

Spring Clean-Ups Clean-ups Spring Landscaping Lawn Lawn Maintenance Maintenance

Fully Licensed Wiring & Repairs GENERATOR SYSTEMS

LANDSCAPING 440-637-5729

729-4659 8801 Carmichael Drive Established 1958

BUCKEYE STUMP GRINDING Specializing in Tree Stump Removal FullyESTIMATES Insured FREE Free Estimates Rich Lynce 440-289-6541



Asphalt Sealing Hot Crack Filling • Patching Call Nick • 440-786-1375



Call Josh

Call for Free Estimates

Free Removal of Unwanted Lawn & Garden Equipment


Commercial & Residential

440-862-5706 • 440-254-4281

The Tractor Scrapper

Residential Commercial•Industrial


TWO BO BOYS YS & A SCRAPP SCRAPPY Y IDEA Removal of unwanted lawn equipment, appliances, hot water tanks, batteries, cans, etc.

H & K Inc.





440-342-4552 INTERIOR - EXTERIOR Painting & Staining

Palmieri Company

Protect annuals and perennials year-round with our deer repellent program. L. Caticchio & Son Landscaping Inc. 440-567-1231


• Composite & Wood Decks • Interlocking Paver Patios and Walkways • Interlocking Retaining Walls • Ponds and Landscaped Patios

FREE ESTIMATES • 216-789-7658


Dependable Service

440-729-9400 Yard & Storm Damage Cleanup INSURED • REFERENCES AVAILABLE

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