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VOLUME 47 No. 20

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

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Parents Question Allowing Outsiders in West Geauga By Gwen Cooper


Mindy Patterson and her son, Jack, pick apples at Patterson’s Fruit Farm in Chester Township. Patterson’s husband, Bill, is the son of fruit farm owner Jim Patterson.

A group of about 10 community members and parents attended last Monday’s West Geauga School Board of Education meeting to voice their concerns about open enrollment while school officials explained the benefits of the policy. Howard Shanker of Russell Township said the additional students who come from more urbanized districts could present a liability problem. “You should up your liability insurance,” he said. “And, you should start saving and planning and not finding just anyone you can bring into the school,” he said. Shanker, along with several others, told the board they need to develop a long-term plan on open enrollment.

Joe Miller of Russell said if the issue is reduced state funding due to declining enrollment in the local population, West Geauga should consider merging with nearby Newbury. “They have 581 students in K12 and $8.5 million in revenue,” Miller said. “They are 10 miles from us. It would keep our students within the same county.” One woman said outside students could affect discipline in the school. “When was the last time each of you had a child in the school?” she asked. “You could wreck our school system and this community.” Anthony Kosley said he grew up in South Euclid and

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Red Key Members Talk Vietnam Vet Gets Prison For Child Porn Pros, Cons of Obamacare By Cassandra Shofar By Gwen Cooper Looming like the headless horseman at the top of the hill this October is the federal Affordable Health Care Act, A.K.A. Obamacare. “It’s not so scary when you know what’s coming,” Francie Dunlop of Bainbridge said. She is an insurance consultant in Bainbridge. She, along with Kelly Walter of Burton, gave the Red Key Network women’s group an overview at their Sept. 25 meeting at The West Woods Nature Center in Russell Township. Dunlop said the new rules have some pluses and minuses. On the plus side, she said insurance companies will not be able to exclude anyone from coverage for preexisting conditions. And on the negative side, Dunlop said with all the subsidies built in to make the mandatory coverage affordable, she is not sure how the federal government can afford to pay it. “Not all the pieces are in place yet,” Walter said after

declining to comment whether she thinks the new laws are good or bad. Both Dunlop and Walter agree the next four months or so will be telling. For them it will be hectic. “Those whose annual insurance policy renewal dates fall between January and March will be the guinea pigs,” Walter said. “I’m advising my clients that if their current insurance plan is offering early renewals, take it and run.” The changes, which began Oct. 1 for sign-ups, do not take effect until Jan. 1 and they do not affect plans until the annual policy renewal. For healthcare insurance agents, the timing couldn’t be worse, Dunlop said. “We’re in the midst of the open enrollment for Medicare clients and now there is open enrollment for people wanting to purchase their healthcare

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A Chester Township man may have witnessed the abuses and atrocities of war first-hand, but that didn’t excuse him from distributing child pornography or abusing his step granddaughter. At least, that’s what Geauga County Common Pleas Judge Forrest Burt said as he handed Walter Harrison, 64, a nineand- a-half-year prison sentence for three sex-related offenses on Sept. 18. He will also have to register as a Tier 2 sex offender for 25 years upon his release. Harrison — a decorated combat veteran who served in Vietnam and had no prior criminal record — pleaded guilty July 22 to pandering sexually oriented matter involving a minor, possessing criminal tools and attempted gross sexual imposition. Harrison’s lawyer, Edward Brice of Chardon, argued his client had suffered from posttraumatic stress disorder after serving in the war, which wasn’t diagnosed right away. “Unfortunately, besides experiencing what probably most of us didn’t experience, he also experienced and witnessed and apparently participated in a number of atrocities involving women and children,” Brice said last week. “He came back with an honorable discharge, came back with four bronze medals, came back with a purple heart. He also came back with PDSD, post-traumatic stress disorder, wasn’t diagnosed until later and he put away his weapons. He entered civilian life, he entered into jobs, he became and resumed being a law abiding citizen from 40


Walter Harrison, Chester Township, is escorted out of the courtroom after pleading guilty to three sex-related charges July 22.

years ago up until now.” Brice added, “He did that, but he still had the, I’m going to call them demons, from his war service, from his battle experience, from his Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.” Harrison also suffered a brain hemorrhage in the mid90s, Brice said. “That worsened his physical and mental problems more. He became 100 percent disabled,” he told Burt. “It seemed more on the mental side, because he could still function.” Last fall, Harrison had sought out illegal child pornography on the Internet. Officials from the Bureau of Criminal Investigation and Identification monitored Harrison’s activities online through various means such as IP (Internet Protocol) tracing. After an undercover agent from BCI tracked him, law enforcement received a search warrant and obtained his computers.

A month later, as law enforcement were searching his computer hard drives, they found a locally made video of child pornography on a USB flash drive, officials said. On that 30-second video, officials found Harrison engaging in inappropriate contact with his 4-year-old step-granddaughter. “He has, I want to call it, the child pornography addiction,” Brice told Burt Wednesday. “The last couple years it came to light. They found ... this bizarre incident with his step-granddaughter on his own camera resulting in the gross sexual imposition charge and the plea agreement on the attempted gross sexual imposition. He’s been caught, he’s been charged, he’s been convicted, he’s acknowledged it and he’s continued with his counseling.” Brice added, “Now, despite all his problems, despite trouble

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Outsiders from page 1 works three jobs to afford to live in the West Geauga area. “This open enrollment is not fair. They can live elsewhere cheaper and drop their kids off here for us to educate,” he said. “They come from a different community and culture. I have a friend who works with the South Euclid school system and tells me about the problems there. I’ve heard our staff is afraid to discipline these outside students. It’s creating a double standard for our kids.” Bernie Mandel said the public should look into the facts on open enrollment. “Open enrollment students probably get better grades,” Mandel said. “The board has done a remarkable job and (Superintendent) Geoff Palmer has done a great job.” Palmer said his office is gathering data on student performance. He reported that over the past several years, on average, West Geauga’s open enrollment students scored several percentage points higher than students who reside in the community. He explained the difference was the parents who choose to send their children to other school districts are more involved, which leads those students to a better performance. According to school board President Bill Beers, West Geauga currently has about 250 open enrollment students who


live in other school districts, but opt to attend West Geauga. He said the 194 figure printed in newspapers last week was the past year’s open enrollment number. Beers explained the advantage of open enrollment to the school district is additional state funding. The state pays West Geauga about $5,600 per year directly to educate each open enrollment student. The net result is about $1.3 million in additional funding, which school board members say would have had to be raised through additional local property tax levies to keep class sizes in check, pay for special education students and to offer enrichment programs. After the meeting, Palmer said in contrast, the school’s state funding formula does not receive direct payments for each local student. He said the state collects local property taxes, but only returns a portion to fund the school.


In other business, school board members met in executive session prior to the start of their regular meeting to discuss the investigation of charges or complaints against a public employee, according to the meeting notice. Palmer did not attend the session. Board members emerged after approximately 50 minutes and declined to discuss the executive session. Board member Ben Kotowski, however, did read a resolution in public session, which passed with everyone voting for it. It said, “Based on discussions with our legal counsel, the board determined the allegations reported in the newspaper as censorship will not be pursued.” Last Tuesday, Kilroy issued the following statement in response to last Monday’s meeting: “Everyone asks what’s going on. If people want more information and an improved WG, they need new people on the board.”

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Insurance consultants Kelly Walter, left, and Francie Dunlop consider a question from a Red Key club member during their Wednesday presentation on Obamacare changes to healthcare coverage held at The West Woods Nature Center.

70 percent of the expenses and is the one that the tax credits are based upon. A “Gold” plan pays up to 80 percent of expenses and the “Platinum” one pays 90 percent. Dunlop said health savings accounts HSAs will still be offered, but all plans will have some changes. She said younger, healthier people used to pay far less for insurance, while older and less healthy people paid far more for coverage. “Both groups will be moving to the middle in terms of insurance premium costs,” Dunlop said. Walter added, “Companies can no longer deny coverage, nor exclude pre-existing medical conditions. Pregnancy can no longer be excluded.” One major change is everyone must have healthcare insurance. However, the federal government will subsidize the cost through a tax credit if the insurance premium is considered to not be affordable based on your income, Dunlop explained. Currently, individuals with

incomes between $14,586 and $44,680, who do not have employer-provided insurance can qualify for a subsidy, Walker said. A family of four with a household income of $30,656 to $92,200 could also qualify for the subsidy. The affordability calculation is based on a formula of 9.5 percent of household income. “If you qualify for a subsidy, but get a raise or a higher-paying job during the year, you could end up owing the government the difference on your next tax return,” Walker said. Red Key Network member Carol Peter said she likes the changes despite some of the uncertainty and confusion. “I’m a cancer survivor,” she said. “Imagine how hard it was for me to get insurance coverage. Now I should be able to get it easier and have it be affordable.” Peter said with an attendance of about 60 members and guests, this topic drew the group’s largest crowd to date. For more on the Red Key Network, visit


insurance on the new Obamacare exchanges,” Dunlop said. “I’m hoping to not be swamped with new calls in the next two weeks.” Both Walter and Dunlop serve individuals and small companies with up to 50 employees. Walter explained employers are not mandated to offer coverage, but if they do, the coverage has to meet certain affordability guidelines. Some small employers need to track part-time workers due to a formula that may dictate they have to be offered coverage if they work 30 or more hours per week. “I have some clients that ask whether they should drop their insurance coverage all together,” Dunlop said. “My answer is that if you offered it to begin with to keep good employees and to help them stay healthy, you should continue to do so.” One incentive for small companies with 25 or fewer eligible employees is that they can receive a tax credit of up to 50 percent of their premiums, Walter said. She pointed out the new law does not address insurance coverage for spouses and children of employees, which could mean they would have to purchase that coverage on the insurance exchange. Four basic plans are on the table. A “Bronze” plan that pays up to 60 percent of a patient’s medical expenses, which is considered a catastrophic plan for healthy people under age 30 or who have a financial hardship. A “Silver” plan pays up to

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5-10 p.m. Join for a fundraiser for Maple Leaf Community Residences, which aims to purchase homes to provide residences for people referred by the Geauga County Board of Developmental Disabilities. Held at Federated Church Family Life Center, 16349 Chillicothe Road, Chagrin Falls. Live music, magician and Chinese auction available. $50 for clambake, $45 for chicken only, $8 for extra clams. Dinner includes chowder, chicken, potato, corn on the cob, salad, pasta, soft drinks and dessert. Call 440-729-4314 for tickets or for more information.

Oct. 13: Geauga County Sunday Social 1-4 p.m. The Geauga County Sunday Social will benefit the Happy Tails Cat Sanctuary in Chester Township. Held in the clubhouse at Pineview Lake, 10036 Wilson Mills Road, Munson Township. $35 per person, which includes a hot and cold buffet lunch, dessert, regular and “hard” cider, beer, wine, coffee, tea and bottled water.

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Silent auction and a 50-50 raffle available. Reservations required by Oct. 7. Tickets held at the door at the event. “We recently completed our 30th year of helping ‘cats in need’ at our mostly cageless facility,” said Jeanne Bones, the sanctuary’s founder and director. “No one at the sanctuary is paid a salary. We depend on donations and volunteers. However, we still have to provide food, kitty litter, veterinary care and other necessities for the more than 70 cats at the sanctuary. With winter coming, we will soon also have to pay increased utility bills to keep the buildings adequately heated.”

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Call Doreen at H/L Communications (the corporate sponsor of the event), 440-7590076, or email HappyTailsCat for more information. Reservations and payments and/or donations can also be mailed to: Happy Tails Cat Sanctuary, P.O. Box 581, Chesterland, OH 44026.

Oct. 19: WG Trivia Night 7 p.m. Bring friends, family, classmates for a fun, fast-paced night of trivia at Fowler’s Mill Golf Course, 13095 Rockhaven Road, Chester Township. Doors will open at 6 p.m. and 10 rounds of trivia will begin promptly at 7 p.m. Raffles, auctions, games and prizes included. Come ready to bid on silent auction packages.

The event will again be emceed by Anthony Lima, the 92.3 “The Fan” personality, Action 19 News sportscaster and a West Geauga alum. Cash prize will be awarded to the teams of eight or less that come out on top — $500 to the night’s cleverest crew and $200 for second place finishers. Ages 21 and older, no exceptions. Registration available at $160 for a table, maximum eight players per table to be eligible for cash prizes. Payment methods include MasterCard, Visa, American Express, Discover and checks. Please bring snacks to share for table; select complimentary beverages provided. Guido’s pizzas may be preordered with table registration. All proceeds will benefit the West Geauga Athletic Boosters. Email wgboosters@gmail .com or call 440-729-8426 for more information.

Oct. 24: CCOC After Hours Event 5-7 p.m. An informative Chesterland Chamber of Commerce networking event will be held at Danny Boy’s Restaurant, 8389 Mayfield Road, Chester Township. Guest speaker for this event will be Leigh Weinberg who will give insight on the Dominion East Ohio “Good Sense” Program. Mr. Weinberg will also speak about an “Energy Audit” and how it can help save money. Happy hour pricing will be available at bar. Cost to Chamber members is $15 and $20 to all other attendees. The ticket price will include a buffet dinner and a soft drink. Drawing for a door prize and a chance to promote business at an upcoming Chamber event available. Call 440-729-7297 or email to reserve a spot.

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SUNDAY, OCT 13, 1 - 4 PM PINEVIEW LAKE (in the Club House) 10036 Wilson Mills Road, Munson Twp.

$35 per person. Reserve by Monday, Oct 7 Silent Auction 50-50 Raffle Tasty buffet lunch includes roast beef, Parmesan chicken, pasta, stirfried vegetables, red skin potatoes, salad & rolls with butter, hard & soft cider, beer, wine, bottled water, tea & coffee, and dessert. Donations of cat food & kitty litter appreciated, but not required.

Please send your check or money order to Happy

Tails Cat Sanctuary, P.O. Box 581, Chesterland, OH 44026 For more info. call/text Doreen at 440-759-0076 or email (Remember: There is no “r” in “Tails”!) No one at our non-profit cat sanctuary is paid a salary. We depend on donations & volunteers.

ACCIDENT Officers responded to a twocar injury accident on Mulberry Road. Both vehicles had to be towed from the scene and both parties involved were transported by EMS to Hillcrest Hospital. Accident is currently under further investigation.

LOST & FOUND Officers responded to Hickory St. for a report of two bicycles that had been left unattended underneath a tree. After speaking with residents, it was found that the bikes had been there for about three days. Officers loaded the bicycles and transported them the police department for safe keeping.

Officers conducted a traffic stop in the area if Caves Road and Cherry Lane for a vehicle that was drifting over the yellow centerline several times. After speaking with driver, they were given a field sobriety test. Officers placed the driver under arrest for OVI and transported to the Geauga County Safety Center. Driver was issued a citation and court date and vehicle was towed from scene.

TRAFFIC STOP Officers conducted a traffic stop in the area of Sperry Road and Winchester Valley on a vehicle going 63 mph in a 45 mph zone. Driver was issued a citation and officers cleared without incident. Officers conducted a traffic stop in the area of Chillicothe Road and Seminary Lane for a vehicle going 45 mph in a 25 mph zone. Driver was issued a citation and officers cleared without incident.

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Child Porn from page 1 having a job, sometimes despite having trouble with authority, he continued to follow the law, obey the law, obey orders just like he did in Vietnam.” The attorney also mentioned Harrison’s psychiatric evaluation, which “reconfirmed the significant post-traumatic stress disorder, the significant major depression.” “The amount of child porn that Walt put on his computer, (the doctor) found it significant that a number of those kids portrayed were Asian, going back to his Vietnam service and atrocities Walt witnessed back then,” Brice said. “And again, may the court consider his service, his related injuries and whether or not that has an affect on what he was doing and why he was doing it. Can anybody figure this out? Probably not, but there it is.” He added, “Overall, Walt has been a good citizen, a good soldier and now he’s a totally disabled combat decorated veteran. These cases are tough and the families that are affected, their desire for punishment and anger, it’s all understandable and it’s there.” Harrison told Burt the brain hemorrhaged he suffered in 1994 brought out issues he had been hiding, including abuse as a child, in school, in training, in the army and in Vietnam. “Your honor, I’m standing here before you a broken man. I have a problem. I’ve admitted that I have a problem,” Harrison said. “I have made a mistake and take full responsibility for my actions and my choices.” He noted his support from the Veterans Administration, his family, two churches he attends and a Bible study group he is in. “My mental anguish over what I did to children in (Vietnam) has haunted me ever since. I’m not a killer, but I had to kill them. To me, that’s the ultimate abuse,” he told Burt. “My problem dealing with abuse is being worked on by the VA. I think I would receive better care on the outside, other than in prison.” Harrison expressed remorse for causing harm to his family and step granddaughter. “I ripped a hole in this family, a large hole and there is nothing I can do to repair that,” he


said. “I can only say I’m sorry. I can only ask for your forgiveness; I can only beg for your forgiveness. I didn’t do this because I wanted to hurt anybody. This wasn’t something that was on my mind. I want this to be over so everyone can heal.” Since he has been jailed at the Geauga County Safety Center, Harrison said he has been threatened and has had things stolen from him. “I fear for my life because of this and there is nothing I can do to protect myself,” he told the court, adding he has had surgery on his shoulder. “I am a one-armed man. I can’t protect myself in any way, shape or form,” he said. “I have nothing I can say other than I am sorry. I didn’t do this with malicious demeanor. This was nothing that I tried to do, to hurt anybody. “I come to this court a humble man. I come to this court a broken man. I come to this court a veteran hoping for a second chance to prove that I’m a good man and I apologize to everyone in this courtroom, for my family, my friends, my church group, the family that I used to be in, all the people that I cared for. I wish this never happened. If I could throw myself in front of a bus and kill myself, so this never would have happened, I would. That’s all I can say.” Burt, however, felt quite differently about Harrison’s choices. “I am mindful of a relatively well known quote from William Tecumseh Sherman: ‘War is Hell.’ I recognize and appreciate the fact that you served this country, and there is gratitude owed to you and any veteran who does so,” Burt said, adding he did not serve in the military. “I don’t have the experience of observing the horrors that occur during war, whether it’s by our enemies or by our own soldiers,” he said. “Certainly, posttraumatic stress syndrome is a recognized condition. I don’t look at it as something you’re hiding behind; it is part and parcel of your person, as is your prior abuse. “With that being said, you’re not the only person in the world who has PTSD. You are not the only person in the world who has been abused. Other people have been subjected to the horrors of war and they don’t commit the crimes that you committed.” The judge also said while Harrison could not have prevented the abuses of war, he

could have stopped the abuse in his own home as well as the indirect abuse caused to the victims on the child pornography websites he watched. “There is no legality to child porn nor excuse for child porn,” Burt told Harrison. “And it’s people like you who perpetuate it. If there is no market, they’re not going to make the videos. “It’s people like you who not only perpetuate, you are participating in peer-to-peer; that simply means you are set up to share. Is it any less abhorrent that you’re just watching it at home, probably not, but you’re set up to share it with others. You trade porn, you make this whole industry work.” Burt said Harrison is like the millions of people worldwide who are involved in child pornography. “Among all the other factors I am considering is the fact that it’s got to stop. Am I going to stop it by sending you to prison? Probably not, but I have at least one person who I know for a period will not be sharing child porn, will not be watching it,” the judge said. “What makes you different is you crossed the line. “If there is a typical kiddie porn offender, they sit in their bedrooms or wherever they choose to watch it and they don’t leave the house, but you lured somebody into the bedroom and whether you had clothing ... that just changed the degree of the offense.” Burt called Harrison’s acts “disgusting” and said they were no less disgusting than the victims who were abused and tortured in Vietnam, no less disgusting than the victims in child porn who are forced to participate in horrible acts. “Not only do you do it, you video it, which can only indicate either you want to revisit it over and over and over, for whatever pleasure you get out of it or you intended to share it,” he added. Even though Harrison has no prior criminal record and is a war hero, Burt said he was going to prison. “Your crime involved, in regards to your granddaughter, and I’ll call her your granddaughter because that’s obviously what she thought you were to her, a grandfather, was a trusting relationship,” Bur said. “You violated that trust.”

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 Twp.: Oct. 2, 7 p.m., Zoning Commission; Oct. 3, 7 p.m., Board of Trustees. All meetings

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Auburn Road, unless otherwise noted. Russell Twp.: Oct. 2, 4:30 p.m., Board of Trustees; Oct. 7, 7 p.m., Board of Zoning Appeals. All meetings are held at Fire-Rescue Station, 14810 Chillicothe Road, unless otherwise noted.

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Extreme Storms Oct. 4, 7-8 p.m. Observatory Park In November of 1913, the Great Lakes were struck by a disastrous storm that came to be known as The Great Lakes Hurricane. Explore the science of how this and other storms form and develop, and check out some of the wildest weather throughout the solar system.

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The Sky Tonight Planetarium Show Oct. 6, 2-3 p.m. Observatory Park Join for a preview of what to look for in the sky this month.

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Oct. 5, 1-3 p.m. South Newbury Cemetery Explore this historic cemetery and discover there is more to a cemetery than cold stones and the dearly departed. It’s a history museum, wildlife refuge, botanical garden and art gallery. Dress for unpredictable fall weather, but thunderstorms will force cancellation. Registration required.

Oct. 9, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Headwaters Park Cooler temps and colorful surroundings help unwind during a one-hour walk in a different park each week. Walks are led by park district staff along some favorite trails. Only canceled for high winds and/or electrical storms; dress for weather.


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Thomas Phelps MD for West Geauga School Board As a member of the Chesterland community for over 25 years, I have given my heart, skills and hours of time in caring for many of the children growing and maturing in the Chesterland community. It has been a rewarding experience for me personally and professionally. My children are getting older and have been in the West Geauga School System off and on over the years. I have seen and experienced the dedication and excellence the teachers in our School System offer to students of all abilities. My concerns, as many in the community have, are related to the School Board and School Administration. I feel both have worked for the students to their abilities. I feel we can do better by adding new voices and ears to strengthen and improve our School System.

I have been able to see many sides of the education process as a parent, physician, and a parent/student advocate with a strong awareness of the special needs regarding students with special needs. I have dedicated my career to children and families with the goal to treat everyone as a unique and special person. The years of insight as a Pediatrician have helped me build a strong skill set for listening and problem solving. I am motivated to strengthen the Board and the West Geauga school system for the benefit of the children. The children have been my priority and will continue to be my passion.

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news Drug Mart Signs Agreement With Cavs Submitted The Cleveland Cavaliers and Discount Drug Mart have signed a multi-year agreement that names the Ohio-based drugstore chain as the presenting partner for the Cavaliers beginning in the 2013-14 season. The “Cleveland Cavaliers presented by Discount Drug Mart” entitlement represents a comprehensive and dynamic partnership between the Cavs and the locally-owned and operated drugstore chain that will be omnipresent during the regular NBA season. As the new presenting partner and “Official Drugstore of the Cavaliers,” the agreement extends an ongoing relationship with the Cavs organization.

Drug Mart will celebrate its new relationship with fans by offering a special ticket promotion for three preseason games at Quicken Loans Arena in October. “The season presenter is a very important partnership that will attach Discount Drug Mart’s name to our logo and brand for multiple years,” said Kerry Bubolz, Cavs president of business operations. “In addition to the benefits of this entitlement, we are proud and fortunate to team up with a local company who we already enjoy a valued relationship with and shares the same philosophies on how we serve our fans, customers and community.” “As the excitement builds around the Cavaliers upcoming season, Discount Drug Mart is thrilled to be a part of the team’s promising future and all

for the Young of Heart St. Anselm Young of Heart will meet at noon Oct. 4 at the Parish Center. Bring brown bag lunch. Dessert and beverages provided. Speaker will be Janet Kramarz who will talk about her trip to Greece and present a slide show.

A trip has been planned to Louisville, Ken. for a Christmas trip Nov. 18-20. The KaLightoscope Christmas at the Galt House Hotel is a fantastic celebration of the holidays. There will be a tram ride to see a lighting display in the Louisville MEGA Cavern, two Christmas dinner shows and more.

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the great experiences ahead for Cavs fans and our customers,” said Doug Boodjeh, Discount Drug Mart COO. “As presenting partner and the ‘Official Drugstore of the Cavaliers,’ we are excited about the new opportunities it creates to enhance our presence in the marketplace and community. It’s a great partnership and we are ready to get this season started.” In 2008, Discount Drug Mart began its relationship with the Cavaliers organization across three of its properties that include the AHL Lake Erie Monsters and Quicken Loans Arena. In addition to being the exclusive retail outlet to purchase tickets to all Quicken Loans Arena events, Drug Mart will have full marketing integration with the Monsters during the 2013-14 season and the designation as the “Official Drugstore of the Monsters.” Drug Mart’s new presenting partnership, its first with a professional Cleveland sports team, represents a heightened engagement with the Cavs that will take the previous relationship to a deeper level of activation. Cost is $411 per person, double occupancy, or $417 for nonmembers. Call Nancy Battenfield, 440729-9684, for more information. The group will celebrate Halloween at Danny Boy’s Restaurant, 8389 Mayfield Road, Chester Township, at noon Oct. 30 with a buffet for $12.50 per person. Call Jeri for reservations, 440-729-2239.








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Hamlet Club House 324 Hamlet Hills Drive, Chagrin Falls

John McCollister, 11211 County Line Road, to Mary A. Vorisek, $220,000. (5.24 acres) Harold Robert and Sally B. Zenz Jr. (TOD), 7312 Cedar Crest Trail, to Marco C. DiFranco, $105,000. (1.65 acres) Rhoan I. and Catherine M. Hernandez, 13174 Marilyn Drive, to Terry L. and Sheila R. Slagle, $174,000. (1.00 acres)

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Tour our lovely Hamlet Hillside Apartments, meet Hamlet residents and enjoy delicious seasonal desserts Sundays October 13 and October 20, 2013 2pm to 4pm

Joseph M. and Tammi L. Bender, 11574 Woodiebrook Road, to Alex L. and Connie Nedergaard, $409,0 0 0. (2.50 acres)

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Russell Twp. Resident Named Player of the Week Kennedy Clyde, of Russell Township, was recently named Marietta College Athlete of the Week. She was Marietta's single selection to the All-Tournament Volleyball Team after the DePauw Invitational. Although listed as an outside hitter, she plays all-theway-around for the Pioneers. Clyde is a 2012 graduate of Hawken School. While playing for the Hawks, she was a fouryear first team selection in the CVC Metro and the league MVP as a senior. She currently is a sophomore at Marietta College, majoring in Broadcast Journalism.

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news WGHS Recognized as National Blue Ribbon School Congratulations are extended to West Geauga Schools and to Principal Jay Bishop for West Geauga High School’s recognition as a 20 13 National Blue Ribbon School. This prestigious accomplishment is commended by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, who stated in a press release that, “Excellence in education matters and we should honor the schools that are leading the way to prepare students for success in college and careers. National Blue Ribbon schools represent examples of educational excellence and their work reflects the belief that every child in America deserves a world-class education.” Superintendent Geoff Palmer has sent an acknowledgement to the entire West Geauga staff with the following statement, “On behalf of the board of education, administration and students of West Geauga Local Schools, I would like to congratulate each of you for the role you have played in the tremendous accomplishment of our high school in being recognized as a 20 13 National Blue Ribbon School. This accomplishment is made possible by the hard work, dedication and expectations of excellence that each of you model on a daily basis.”

$149500 The pre-kindergarten students of Notre Dame Elementary Preschool recently picked their pumpkin from a pumpkin patch. Students planted the seeds in the spring before leaving for summer break and along with parents, watered and weeded all summer. The children spent the day determining the weight of the pumpkins in blocks, the height of the pumpkins in “dots,” and the circumference of each pumpkin with string. Pictured is Olivia Caschera carefully measuring the circumference of her pumpkin using yarn.








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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.

Look, Lunch and Listen Programs Every Wednesday in October, noon Sponsored by Geauga West Friends of the Library. Bring lunch if desired. Topics will be: Oct. 2: “Books Uncovered: Finding Money in Your Old Books” Oct. 9: “Visiting Russia” Oct. 16: “Battle of Gettysburg” Oct. 23: “Wicked Women of Northeast Ohio”

inflate them, Swifty the Clown has over 3,000 astounding and amazing balloon creations in his repertoire. Come learn to turn ordinary balloons into whimsical flowers, butterflies, lazy bugs, monkeys, dogs and airplanes. Program promises to be entertain both children and adults. Registration required.

Book Discussion Oct. 2, 7 p.m. “City of Thieves,” by David Benioff.

Popcorn’s a Poppin’ Oct. 10, 7 p.m. Ever tasted maple-bacon popcorn or raspberry popcorn? Enjoy these and more along with poppin’ fun activities. Program designed for grades kindergarten through fifth.

Tuesday Book Discussion Oct. 8, 7-8 p.m. Join for a discussion of “Portraits of a Marriage,” by Sadnor Marai. Everyone is welcome.

Wednesday Night Book Discussion Oct. 9, 7:30-8:30 p.m. Join for a discussion of “The Absolutist,” by J. Boyne. Everyone is welcome.



Gates Mills Library is at 1491 Chagrin River Road. For more information on these programs or to register, call 440423-4808, or register in person.

Swifty the Clown Oct. 4, 11-11:30 a.m. Equipped with only a bag of colorful balloons and a pump to

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

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

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L etters to the Editor CORRECTION The teaching staff health insurance premium is at 20 percent, not 25 percent as published in the letter to the editor from Sally Gillmore in the Sept. 25 publication of the Chester-land News.

When Lies Are Told

Chester Township Sealed Bid Auction The Chester Township Board of Trustees has announced, that township property will be sold, via a sealed bid auction. The Board will begin to accept bids, beginning Monday / September 30th, 2013 3 and no bids will be accepted after 12:00 PM on Friday / October 11th, 2013. All bids and sales are final; vehicles and equipment are sold as is, without warranty.

Police Department Vehicles: One 2006 Ford Explorer (98, 940 Miles). Minimum Bid is $3 3,,500.00 One 2008 Dodge Charger (11 118,630 Miles). Minimum Bid is $3,,500.00

Road Department Equipment

1994 International 4900-DT 466 engine-Bed is dual dump (forward or back) Minimum Bid $5,000.00 20 ton Minimum Bid $3 3,,000.00 1992-9871 Talbert Carryall-20 1992 1965 Tanker C2500-V549 Gas Engine-Rear engine continental-4cyl Gas Engine-F1 F163 Minimum Bid $1,800.00 Burch Product-Chip Box Spreader-Model FF-10 Minimum Bid $1,200.00

All equipment is viewable by contacting the appropriate department and making prior arrangements, with that department. Those wishing to submit bids on any of the items must reduce their bid to writing and forward the bid to the attention of the Chester To wnship Board of Trustees.

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The only “deconstructing of Chester Township zoning” I am aware of in recent history was Ms. Caputo’s vote in 2008 to rezone residential property to commercial. That is the public record. Seeking to infer that certain individuals “seemingly control Ken Radtke” is also absurd. I find it interesting that two individuals who rarely attend township meetings can form such a misguided opinion about me. Who are they listening to? This election is not about me and you cannot elevate your candidate of choice by attempting to drag me down. I have faith and I believe that the informed people of Chester Township will not allow themselves to be manipulated by lies and smears. The people of Chester Township deserve the truth and I encourage you to seek it. If you care enough about the future of Chester Township, take 10 minutes of your time to call and speak with me (my home phone number is 440-729-6126). Better yet, let's meet. Form your own opinion of me, but do so after talking and meeting me or attending trustee meetings rather than listening to derogatory hearsay from others who have their own agendas for the township. Ken Radtke, Jr. Chester Township Trustee

Concerned West Geauga Residents As a proud West Geauga resident for over 27 years and a parent, I’m very concerned about state of West Geauga Schools. School enrollment is on a rapid decline, so as a stop gap measure over the last several years, the board of education has voted for open enrollment, which has mushroomed to over 10 percent of the students population this school year. Is this the best solution for our school system to keep “West is Best?” We look to the board of education for a longterm solution which is critical for the continued success of West Geauga Schools. Please join concerned parents at 7 p.m. Oct. 14 and 28 at the board of education meeting room at West Geauga Middle School to see your elected officials in action and to voice your concerns. As a community, we need to make the right decision for our children. Please become familiar with the candidates and issues and vote in the November election to have your voice heard. Mike Spies Chester Township

Notes of Gratitude From The Rescue Village The Geauga County Humane Society’s Rescue Village would like to acknowledge two groups of people who have done some fundraising for animals at the shelter. The West Geauga Class of 2013 for the generous and compassionate donation to help the animals in need at the shelter. Best of luck in future endeavors. The young ladies with the Kenston Girl Scout Troop #1159 for the generous donations of food, toys, treats and more for the animals at the shelter.

From Kiwanis Club of West Geauga Thank you Chester residents for participating in the Kiwanis Club of West Geauga’s sixth annual recycling event. It is exciting to note that the community diverted a record 21 tons from landfill to be reused and recycled.

RET3 (Recycle, Refurbish, Reuse) will use the nine tons of recycled electronics to build computer systems for local schools and nonprofits. Over 23,000 computers have been built and distributed by them since 2003. What can’t be repurposed is broken down into its component parts and the recycled scrap value is used to fund programs which includes hiring and training individuals in computer technology. Thanks to all for patience, as the response to the recycling event was so overwhelming that traffic spilled out onto Chillicothe Road at times. In addition to electronics, five tons of paper were shredded and seven tons of metal were recycled. Everyone should all feel good about keeping the environment green. Ken Mantey Kiwanis Club Geauga

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CLASSIFIED ADS sale, call Kathy Willis at 440729-2790 for assistance. Experienced. References available. We are now doing partial estate buyouts.

BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY Mini-office outlets. Do you have 10 hours a week to make www.Good productive?

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.



Chesterland: furnished 2 BR/1 BA, one car garage space, new appliances, includes all utilities plus cable, Internet, lawn and snow removal (all inclusive), near I-271. $1500/month plus deposit. 440-286-4848.

FOR SALE Used oil fire hot water tank, $250. 440-729-7631. 2003 Chevy Silverado, 2 WD, 145,000 miles, runs great, new tires and brake lines, Asking $4500. Call 440-313-5484. Western Reserve mausoleum: 2 indoor niches, 2 weekday openings and closings, use of chapel twice, glass front, free chapel service. Must sell. Paid $4674.60, asking $3,500. Phone 440-729-1135. New electric guitar and amp. $125. Large computer desk, $125. 3 end tables, $50. Sofa, $60. Entertainment center, $100. Bike rack, $60. Bowling balls, $8 each. 440-338-4825.

GARAGE SALES If you need to have a moving sale, estate sale or garage

Large garage golf sale: clubs, putters, bags, balls, tees, accessories, greens mower, Good prices. 440-338-1537 or 330-329-6452. Moving sale: Oct. 4-5, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Oct. 6, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. 13891 Fox Hollow Drive, corner on Fairmount between Caves and County Line Roads. Furniture, Christmas trees and decorations, artwork, framed celebrity picfrom Front Row tures Theater, glassware, antiques, housewares, games and toys. Garage Sale & Fall Plant Sale: Mums, shrubs, furniture, antique and vintage items, a little bit of everything. 11872 Chillicothe Road, Chesterland, between Wilson Mills and Mulberry. Thursday and Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. sale of quality Garage antiques and miscellaneous items. Vintage furniture, 5 drawer empire chest, country cupboard, cherry gate leg table, Martha Washington sewing table and much more. Pottery, pewter, glassware. 13035 Cherry Lane, Chesterland. Saturday, Oct. 5, 9 6 p.m. only.

vaulted living room ceiling, full basement (half finished), 2 car attached garage. Move in ready, convenient desired Mayfield Schools. area. $155,000, negotiable. 440-6050949.

HELP WANTED Now Hiring: AM & PM line cooks, servers, pizza cooks and professional hostesses. Apply at Alfredo’s at the Inn, 780 Beta Drive, Mayfield Village, OH.


Help Wanted: Aide for elderly female. Two 3 hour shifts, 7 days a week. If interested, please call 440-622-9940.

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.

LOST & FOUND Missing: Scottie, orange cat, missing since 9-19. Fairmile east of 306. mount, Please call 440-338-6765.

Scanning and fax service available at the Chesterland News, 8389 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.

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.

Resumes: Resumes can be typed for you at the Chesterland News, 8389 Mayfield Road, Chesterland, 440-7297667.

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.

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In the high paced, high staked theatre of the Friday Night Lights, tough guys turn tough times into a tune up for what’s to come! This past Friday night in Perry’s backyard the Wolverines and Pirates went toe to toe to see who was tougher during tough times; Wolverines were! Every moment of every game there’s a street fight being fought! Lined up tackle to tackle, the meat and potatoes for the Wolverines took it to the Pirate’s all game, and in the second half they answered the bell and dotted a Pirate eye patch or two! With their gloves up, the Wolverines came out swinging ready to change the tone in the second half. Matt Manolio, Andrew Balkovic, Kyle Corbo, Danny November, and Chris Waugh pushed the Pirates over the plank raking up 485 yards rushing on 49 carries.

Perry kicked off to West G who wasted no time taking the early lead, 9 plays covering 65 yards like a hot knife thru butter. It was capped off by Connor Krouse’s 32 yard touchdown run; but no extra point, 6 – 0 Wolverines, early. Defensively the Wolverines controlled the misdirection run game of the Pirates all night, but the dinking and dunking down field kept Perry within striking distance. Forced to punt on their opening possession the Pirates got another shot as they picked West Geauga’s Connor Krouse to Carmen Engolia connection. No worries though, Nick Rakich blew up 1st down and Danny November glued Pirate’s QB Ryan Kalhoun to the Perry turf on second. Neither 3rd nor 4th down worked for the Pirates either; punt it away fellas, Carmen’s waiting!

Setting sail for the end zone the Pirates hoped to steal a victory from the visiting Wolverines. Ryan Kalhoun delivered over top and underneath to his pesky Pirate receivers. After punching it from 3 yards away Perry had a 7-6 lead; but West G answered.

After being held on fourth down inside the Perry ten yard line West Geauga turned the ball over on downs, but four plays later they got it right back. Going 62 yards in just four plays the Wolverines sank any chance the Pirate’s had of hanging on to the night’s momentum. Abdul Levy carried the load for the Wolverines, racking up 212 yards on 13 carries and 2 scores. One of those scores came from 9 yards away on this drive; 12 – 7 Wolverines but a missed x-point then followed by a missed two point conversion conjured up memories of two weeks prior.


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As quick as the Wolverines took the lead Perry answered taking it right back! Down by five with 1:20 remaining in the half the Pirates methodically drove, yard by yard by yard, to a 15 – 12 halftime lead A well-deserved halftime break was in order for both teams; readjust, realign and regroup Wolverines because the next twenty four minutes is pretty important to your season fellas! The defense, all dressed up in their White on Whites, bent and bent but never broke! Instead the Wolverine’s defense dug in deep and defended their side of the fifty from them thieving Pirates of Perry.

After getting the ball back West Geauga drove the length of the field, capped off by QB Connor’s second score of the night from the 1 yard line; 19 – 15 Wolverines!

the Wolverine psyche. Now they may have, just for a second or two, actually believed it was going be their night, but 4 & 1 decided differently!

The Wolverine party wagon, AKA “The RrrrVvv,” has been tuned up and tricked out! It’s gassed up and ready to roll; the hinges are greased and the engines been finely tuned with a few fresh quarts of synthetic Slick-96. We even threw a new set of Goodyear’s on there in case Mother Nature comes a calling. Yes indeed good people of West Geauga, your Wolverines are heading into Aurora week! It’s 4 & 1 vs. 5 & 0 on the corner of 306 and Cedar next Friday night! Tailgate begins at five, just look for the “RrrrVvvv!” At times like this in games like that it takes a special kind pride to protect your playoff berth! You know what lies ahead of you this Friday go get it!

Running out of clock and desperGreat game gentleately trying to absorb some of the nuclear energy hovering in men, now good luck Friday night; the lake side air, the Pirates were 5 & 1 awaits your arrival! looking at a 4th & 5 from the Wolverine 40 yard line. No chance! Senior Nick Rakich blew - Anthony Trivisonno thru and dismantled any chance of Perry converting; 1st down Wolverines from their own 40 yard line. A play later Abdul Levy landed the final blow to the gulley of the Pirates’ ship; 60 yards !-. ! /# *'0!,%)!untouched; 25 – 15 your West 1*/' '%&! .* %)0%.! .$! Geauga Wolverines! *((/)%.2 .* The last five weeks saw the Wolverines opponents come full of aggression and amped up with attitude ready to punch a hole in

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Perry continued finding ways to move the ball but came up empty with every new and improved set of downs. Their best opportunity came in the third quarter when they drove down inside the Wolverine 10, and since they’re only down by 3, they lined up for a field goal. Now I don’t know if it was a muffed snap or fake field goal, either way the Pirates were denied, or should I say the Wolverines survived?

The Wolverine faithful could only sit and wonder if the very thing that sunk their undefeated ship against Padua would end up sinking or sabotaging them again.

The Pirates seemed to have found to have their lost ship at sea named “Swagger” in the Erie waters off the shores of Perry.

Scott A. Larrick

Wednesday, October 2, 2013


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