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VOLUME 47 No. 31

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

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Community member, businesses and organizations gathered to fill a trailer up with toys as part of the Chester Township Police Department Operation Santa Sleigh Toy Drive.

Dear Chester Residents, I have been asked on more than one occasion where exactly is Chesterland or Chester Township and what’s the difference? Are they two separate communities and which do you work for? Well it’s days like Saturday, when I sit back in my office and think to myself that the answer to their questions is simple — it’s all the same place and we just like to call it home. The people of Chester Township are simply outstanding individuals and I cannot speak highly enough about the level of generosity and support that you have shown to the children of Geauga County. You know there is a great deal of truth in the saying ‘You never know what goes on in your neighbors house, when their doors are closed at night.” There are many families that are hurting this holiday season and you would probably be startled to learn that there is a good chance that you may even know some of them. My point is simple and that is, we really don’t need to stray too far from home to find a friend or neighbor that needs help and the people of Chester Township continue to respond every time that bell rings. On Dec. 10, we delivered the largest single toy collection that we have ever obtained to the Geauga County Department of Job & Family Services. We were unable to get anymore toys into our trailer without opening the doors and having them fall out onto the ground, so we filled up the Ford Expedition as well.

Our third Annual Toy Drive was completed on Saturday and as in previous years, there is certainly plenty to talk about. I was asked another very interesting question and the answer was even easier than that last one. The question was, “Is there one person, family or group that stands out more than any other, for this year’s toy drive?” My initial response was no, because there are too many people that should be recognized, it’s simply incredible: • The men and women of the Chester Township Police Department and their families, as this event would not happen without their belief and support; • Our sponsors, Tom and Ron Basista (West Geauga Plaza), The Chesterland News, LaPuma Bakery, Zeppe’s of Chesterland, Arabica Coffee House, Giant Eagle, Discount Drug Mart, Patterson Fruit Farm and the Chardon Municipal Court Judge Terry Stupica; • Business support by Rise and Dine Café, Avanti Salon and First National Bank, which collect large amounts of toys at their place of business, just for our event. • Civic organizations such as the Chesterland Kiwanis, which bring so much that they have to back their truck up to our trailer and the Chesterland Lions Club, which made their presence felt as they too came out in force for the children of Geauga County. • All of you, for without your generosity and support, we would never be able to meet the needs of our children in Geauga County.

In the end and after I thought about the question for an even longer period of time, I really wish that I could share some of the stories that I have been personally entrusted with and sworn to secrecy about. You see we have quiet, behind-the-scenes individuals who live amongst us. Many of you would know their names immediately if I told you, but without a hint, you would never guess who they are. They are absolutely incredible, selfless individuals and are an inspiration to me. They exemplify the true meaning of Christmas. They give what they cannot financially afford and no matter how I tried to argue with them, trying to return the money, they would argue even harder. The only thing that they asked was that there is no acknowledgement of their offering and that I tell absolutely no one. If I could share with all of you exactly what I was told and the heartfelt reasoning for why they gave me what they honestly need for their own bills, I am confident that all of you would truly understand. I am confident that I am a better person for having experienced these people, during this holiday season. The greatest gift of all is the definitely the gift of giving. You people are the greatest. Thank you for another outstanding year. May you and your families have safe and enjoyable Holiday Season. Mark A. Purchase Chester Twp. Chief of Police

Whether they want to or not, Geauga Park District board members Mike Petruziello and Nick Fischbach will step down effective Dec. 31. “It was the only decision to be made,” said Geauga County Probate and Juvenile Court Judge Tim Grendell in an exclusive interview with the Geauga County Maple Leaf Thursday. “I did not want the park district to lose its focus. The focus is the great parks that we have and the programs, not to go into collateral personality wars or debates or issues and lose track that this is about the parks.” Petruziello had one year remaining on his term; Fischbach had two. Both members were Grendell’s first and only two appointments to the board since he became judge in 2011. After the board voted 2-1 to not renew the contract of former Executive Director Tom Curtin, the action was “met with some public resistance and has generated unfortunate personal rancor between some members of the park board,” Grendell said. The judge met with the park district Board of Commissioners, Jim Patterson, Fischbach and Petruziello, in executive session Tuesday and told them everyone needed to refocus on the park system and less on the personalities and the people. “I felt that the only way to

do that, to start with a fresh start, was to just ask the other two (Fischbach and Petruziello) did they want to be elected officials or park commissioners,” he explained. “I expect both of them to be giving me letters resigning effective Dec. 31 by the end of tomorrow (Friday).” Grendell added that while he respects Patterson and the job he has done as a park commissioner, “you can’t start fresh without starting fresh; you’ve got to go back to zero and start over.” Grendell said at the time he appointed Fischbach and Petruziello to the park board, they had no real or perceived conflicts of interest. In the case of Petruziello, the judge said his taking the position of township trustee later this month is what raises questions of possible conflicts. “There are two (Ohio) attorney general opinions and now an opinion that (Geauga County Prosecutor) Jim Flaiz gave saying that it is a conflict,” he said. “In light of that, whether you say the opinions are law or not, there is at least the appearance of a potential conflict.” Grendell said that is the reason he declined to reappoint former park Commissioner John Leech to the board. “To be consistent, I had to ask Mike Petruziello to honor that. So, we’re going to start fresh,” he explained.

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County-Wide Anti-Drug Campaign Begins With Postcards By Glen Miller Postcards explaining the dangers of addictive drugs — particularly heroin — will be sent to all Geauga County homes in the near future. “Even through we’ve been talking about this for a year and a half, these postcards tell you what to look for in your kids and friends, your friends’ kids — the warning signs of drug use,” said Chardon Municipal Court Judge Terri Stupica, campaign chairwoman for the Geauga County Opiate Task Force. Among the warning signs are nodding off, the choice of different friends, declining school grades and problems in their relationships at work, home or school.

“We want to help people who are concerned about people who are using and your own concerns about yourself,” the judge said. Stupica “It's meant to be educational and informative — to give you the people you can contact for help and service.” Among the numbers people can call for assistance is the United Way Services of Geauga County’s 211 First Call for Help. Stupica heads a core group of six from the Family First Council, United Way and the

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Anti-Drug from page 1 county's Department of Job and Family Services, all of which support adult and juvenile drug prevention and education, Stupica said. Among the members is a recovering woman addict featured in a recent TV documentary produced by WKYC (Channel 3), the judge said. The postcard campaign is the latest in a series of efforts to curb the rise in drug addiction — especially heroin — in Geauga County. Geauga County has had 92 heroin overdose deaths so far this year, nearly double that of 2012, Stupica said. “This is alarming, disturbing to me,” the judge said. “If you'd told me two years ago when I started that a municipal judge would be dealing with this level of drug abuse and related cases, I wouldn't have believed you.” On several occasions, Stupica said she has had more drug or heroin cases in her court than OVI (operating a vehicle under the influence) cases. Heroin ranks first among the drug cases referred to Geauga County Common Pleas Court for action, the judge said. The campaign is being sponsored by the Family First Council with funding from the Lake-Geauga Fund of the Cleveland Foundation.

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Fresh Start from page 1 Petruziello said the people of Geauga County don’t need this confrontation at this time. “The decision to resign is about the taxpayers and not about me or Nick or Patterson,” he said. Petruziello said he preferred that Curtin be allowed to exit with grace, but because so much of the reasons why they decided not to renew have been brought out and it’s causing personal animosity and problems, he’s not certain that it helps Curtin or anyone. “If I was going to be asked to step down and no one else, I would have fought it, but with everyone agreeing to step down or not be reappointed and that a fresh start begins in 2014, that is in the best interest of the taxpayers of the county,” he said. Petruziello takes exception to those who have criticized him and Fischbach for not renewing Curtin’s contract. “Well, quite frankly, I didn’t bury the car, I didn’t mishandle machine guns and there are other issues. We didn’t want to bring that public. We wanted Tom to go out with grace,” he said. “There were other issues talked about in executive session, but I consider those privileged and I didn’t want to talk about them to other people. The taxpayers have gotten lost. The


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• Bob Faehnle, executive director of Leadership Geauga, is coordinating student panel discussions about the dangers of drug use. The discussions will be held at each high school by this spring. • A detoxification clinic has been established at University Hospitals Geauga Medical Center under the supervision of Dr. Lisa Brown. • A new residential drug/ heroin recovery center for women has opened in Lake County. This has opened up beds at the Oak House women's recovery center in nearby Jefferson for more Geauga County recovering addicts. In addition, former West Geauga Superintendent Tony Podojil, who now works for the Alliance for Higher Education, is after Ohio legislators to develop and pass legislation to provide drug education and awareness in all Ohio schools. This program could be similar to Ohio schools’ anti-bullying efforts, Stupica said. The anti-bullying law supports education to make teachers aware of bullying tactics and help them recognize bullying and its negative affects on a student, the judge said. “In this case, teachers could go through seminars and/or education on what to look for so, when there is a kid in school with a drug problem, it can be recognized and the necessary action taken,” she said. Because the idea “is a hot topic” with Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine, funding may become available for inschool drug education programs, Stupica said.

The in-school drug education idea, the judge said “is very much on the radar” of Gov. John Kasich and DeWine because of the increased drug use among juveniles and young adults. Stupica said law should require drug-testing in the schools. “It is any school administration’s duty to provide a safe and healthy environment,” she said. “I know there is the Fourth Amendment right to privacy (in the U.S. Constitution), but, if you have students who are pumped up on drugs — who, at any given time, might act erratically or irrationally, this affects that environment and the learning experience.” Identifying students who need drug treatment and counseling is a priority with Stupica. “We’re not interested in the punitive value. We’re interested in getting these kids into treatment before they kill themselves or their drug problem gets worse to the point they commit crimes to support their habit,” Stupica said. Those who may oppose the idea need to remember an increasing number of employers do require drug testing before hiring someone, which is legal, she said. She approves DeWine’s recent decision to create a statewide drug heroin unit. Last month, the attorney general said his office has collected data from the 47 county coroners tracking heroin-related deaths. There were 292 heroin overdose deaths in Ohio during 2010, 395 in 2011 and 606 in 2012.

Participation in the task force is growing with more parents, community members, government entities and several Alcoholics Anonymous members and recovering addicts offering assistance, Stupica said.

taxpayers that have paid for that park district, they’ve never been represented well, until I got there, I think, and Mr. Fischbach.” Petruziello said he doesn’t think the controversies or lawsuits benefit anybody. “The people making the accusations for the lawsuits are the wealthy in the county. And they’re just wrong in what they believe. Why would they sue a park commissioner who is working for the best interest of the people?” Petruziello asked. “Those threats, I don’t take them lightly. I was prepared to challenge that (1988 attorney general’s opinion). If they had gotten me out, they were going to get Nick out anyways. They’d go after Nick, too. Those are the threats that were being made.” Grendell said he has fielded lots of phone calls from the park commissioners, members of the Geauga Park District Foundation and the general public. But he declined to meet with any commissioner individually to avoid any claims of Sunshine Laws violations or “roundrobin” meetings. Instead, he wanted to discuss with all three commissioners face-to-face why he felt they needed to take a step back and, for the good of the park district, start over. Acting Deputy Director John Oros would make any dayto-day decisions after Dec. 31 and until a new park board is seated.

“My goal is to get the new commissioners in the week of Jan. 6,” Grendell said. “That is why I set a deadline of Jan. 2, so I can get things going again.” Grendell said if Petruziello or Fischbach had refused to resign, he would have removed them under the same statute that grants county probate court judges the power to appoint people to park boards. “But I have to give 10 days notice and a public hearing. It’s in my discretion; there is no cause required,” he added. Petruziello said Grendell’s possible use of his statutory power to remove park commissioners did not factor into his decision to resign. “That didn’t play a role. (Resignation) was asked so we don’t have this confrontation. And in good faith — the only people that would have benefitted would be the lawyers,” he said. “That made absolutely no sense.” He added, “In the business world, if you can settle something without going to court, then that is what you should be doing.” Grendell said he believed Fischbach could continue to serve — with one caveat — but Petruziello’s election as a Chester Township trustee just “clouded the issue.” The one caveat involves discussions park district officials have had with the Geauga County Historical Society about getting involved with Century Village Museum, either as a park

or in some cooperative or management effort. “I’m a big fan of the historic value of Century Village, but they Petruziello suffer from financial problems, whereas the park district, thanks to the kindness of the taxpayers of this county voting for levies, is probably one of the better financially stable organizations,” Grendell said, adding he helped promote the discussion. The judge credited Patterson with starting discussions with the county historical society, which is located in Burton Village. He added Fischbach has had to abstain from participation in those discussions because that is where the potential conflicts of interest begin to “creep in.” “I hope that (discussion) comes to some fruition,” Grendell said. “As that moves forward, people will be screaming more about conflict there, so my goal was just to eliminate the conflict.” Fischbach said he was surprised by Grendell’s decision and thoroughly enjoyed being a commissioner. “In fact, of all the positions that I’ve held, I probably enjoyed that one the most,” he said. “I’m in the parks all the time, my family is, we love the parks,” said Fischbach, who served as chief ranger of

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Punderson State Park in Newbury Township from 1979 to 1989 and was assistant manager and manager for 20 years. “I know the park service inside out,” he said. “There isn’t a state park I couldn’t manage or even a metropark. I know the system.” He added all the staff at the Geauga Park District were wonderful and intelligent. “They really care about their job, they care about the parks; they want to make sure the residents of Geauga County have a system to be proud of,” Fischbach said. “I’m really proud of them, because the majority of them really, really work hard to do that.” All that said, Fischbach said he understood where Grendell was coming from in his decision and the personal animosity is unfortunate. “It shouldn’t have gotten to that point. It didn’t need to, but it did,” he said. “So, the judge made a decision to replace all three of us on the board.” Fischbach said Grendell told him his positions as mayor and park commissioner were incompatible.

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Fresh Start from page 3 “Instead of causing any issues about it, he asked me to step down. I understand and appreciate the judge’s position,” Fischbach said. “Hey, he gave me the opportunity to be a commissioner for a year and I really enjoyed it. “I’m not real happy about it, but I understand and I have no problem stepping down.” Grendell noted the incompatibility referenced in the 1988 attorney general’s opinion is between a township — not a village — and county park board. “The whole thing is based on county funding and a village does not sit in the same position as a township when it comes to the funding issue,” he explained. “But the bottom line is this, especially now, there have been phone calls and people are threatening to hire lawyers and they’re going to challenge Petruziello if he stays on, they’re going to challenge Fischbach if he stays on, they’re going to file charges against Patterson if he stays on. “The problem is nobody is saying that this is putting the


parks first … the problem is we’re losing the focus. We’re losing sight of what this is all about, which is maintaining a wonderful park district for people to preserve natural resources and provide outstanding outdoor recreational opportunities. That discussion got lost somewhere along the way. I want to refocus on that discussion and get away from the inner personality issues.” He added, “I don’t know how else to do it. If I would have kept any one of the three, some constituency would have been screaming and we’d still be misdirected off in that direction instead of talking about the parks. So, I figured I’d restart the clock.” Patterson, who served on the park board for one three-year term, said he’s “really enjoyed the opportunity to serve on the park board.” “Geauga Park District is recognized as one of the finest in the state,” Patterson said. “A lot is attributable to the board over the years, going way back, but it’s the staff and the volunteers, and the foundation that has enabled the park to become what it is. So, I have nothing but good things to say about the park district.”

L etters to the Editor Continue Open Enrollment Happy New Year and congratulations to West Geauga High School for the many accomplishments earned in academics and athletics in 2013. Hopefully, even more accolades can be earned in 2014. From the information posted by the school, my understanding of the criteria that won West Geauga High School the prestigious National Blue Ribbon Award is excellent test scores, ethnic diversity and a varied range of economic backgrounds in the overall student body. With very little research one would find that the open enrollment students contributed greatly to this impressive achievement. The school staff and students have been most welcoming. All of the open enrollment students that I know are quite happy and have made many friends at WG. The students I am familiar with are from Richmond Heights and are high achievers. They are all very aware of how fortunate they are for the opportunity that WG has provided them. They continue to work hard not just for themselves, but for the greater good of the WG schools. A fraction of the local residents seem concerned that we have not moved into the district. They say we need to sacrifice as they have. Some of us get up every morning before 5:30 a.m. to arrive at WG in a timely fashion. I have kept records that prove the mileage, gas, oil and various car maintenance on my Town and Country have exceeded $4,000 for one school

He added, “I’ve enjoyed the opportunity to contribute to that and hopefully we’ve, not I, made it even better.” Patterson said he hopes to remain involved in the Chip Henry Institute. “I have a particular interest in the young people with the Chip Henry Institute and the NatureScope program. I would envision me continuing to be involved with that,” he said. Petruziello said he would make himself available to the new park commissioners. “If they need something, I’d be more than happy to assist them.” He added he is “looking forward to taking his seat on Chester Township Board of Trustees. “I’m looking forward to that because I think that’s going to be a challenge in itself.” Grendell is seeking letters of interest and resumes from Geauga County residents who are interested in serving on the board. The deadline for submission to the Geauga County Probate Court, 231 Main Street, Suite 200, Chardon, OH 44024, is Jan. 2 by 4:30 p.m.

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year. A vehicle bought from Deacon’s, by the way, thus supporting the business of a WG parent. We all sacrifice in our own ways. Some of us could not possibly make the move financially. It feels terrible that this group of people would prefer that we send our high achieving children to underperforming schools, thereby punishing them for our income level. The schools we seek to avoid are more focused on athletics than academics and have very little to offer in advanced curriculum. For them, college preparedness is an afterthought. The last few years in the Richmond Heights Schools, there were mounting episodes in the higher grades of disinterest, disobedience, disrespect and disruption. The students who wanted to learn had a hard time even hearing the teachers because of the disruptive behavior of others. I was leaning toward education via the computer from home when your open enrollment provided a far better option. We appreciate your dedication to higher education.

I have read that exposure in earlier education to students of diverse ethnic and economic backgrounds is a huge benefit at the collegiate level. Open enrollment can help provide that exposure. I was told that the class average size stayed down in the lower elementary levels according to Mr. Palmer. The school policy has been careful not to exceed specific class sizes. Mr. Palmer and the board of education have been very forthcoming with the monetary amounts being provided to the WG schools for each open enrollment student. It would be a big inconvenience to the local taxpayers if the thousands of “free” dollars were lost along with the open enrollment students. Some local residents have told me that they are concerned about the tax increase that they would face if the enrollment were to close. Please for the sake of these students, now and in the future, continue open enrollment in the West Geauga Schools. They won’t let you down.

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Christmas Services Chester Christian Chester A/G Church Chester Christian Center A/G Church, 11815 Chillicothe Road, Chester Township, will be celebrating the Christmas season with a Christmas Eve service at 6 p.m. Dec. 24. Join to celebrate the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ. Call 440-729-6203 for more information.

Christ Presbyterian This Christmas Eve, Christ Presbyterian Church celebrates Jesus’ birth with candlelight services at 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. The 5 p.m. service is traditional and family-friendly, with Christmas carols, the Nativity story and opportunities for kids to move around during the service. The noise and squirming of children is welcome in worship. Childcare provided for ages 3 and younger. The 9 p.m. service will have a contemporary feel, with traditional carols and newer Christian Christmas songs led by the CPC Praise team. This service will conclude with the celebration of communion. Christ Presbyterian Church is located at 12419 Chillicothe Road, Chester Township. Call 440-729-1688 for more information.

St. Anselm Catholic Church Glory to God in the highest and peace to His people on earth. All are welcome to join together to celebrate the birth of our Lord. Christmas Eve masses will be celebrated at 4 p.m. (Children’s Choir in the church and an

additional mass in Kelly Hall), 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. Christmas Day masses will be celebrated at 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. St. Anselm Church is located at 12969 Chillicothe Road, Chester Township. Call 440-729-9575 for more information.

Community Church of Chesterland Community Church of Chesterland, 11984 Caves Road, Chester Township, will hold a traditional candlelight service at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 24. Come celebrate Christ’s birth at this service, which will include a prelude medley of carols, anthems by the Chancel Choir, a Christmas meditation by Rev. Leah Matthews, many favorite, traditional carols and lighting of the candles. Everyone is welcome. Call 440-729-7898 for more information.

Most Holy Trinity Most Holy Trinity Romanian Byzantine Catholic Church, 8549 Mayfield Road, Chester Township, will hold a Christmas Divine Liturgy at 5 p.m. Dec. 24 and New Year’s Divine Liturgy at 5 p.m. Dec. 21. All are welcome. Services in English. Call 440-729-7636 for more information.

St. Mark Lutheran Church St. Mark Lutheran Church, 11900 Chillicothe Road, Chester Township, will hold a Christmas Eve candlelight service at 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 24. The message will be “What if Christmas

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Road Ice and Snow Removal The following is a message from Chester Township Road Department Superintendent Rob Pealer: The following information outlines some of Chester Township’s winter season policies and procedures. I would first like to point out that Chillicothe Road (Route 306) and Mayfield Road (Route 322) are state roads. The snow plowing on these two roads is performed by the Ohio Department of Transportation, not the Chester Township Road Department. To report a snow plowing issue on either of these roads, call the ODOT Office for Geauga County, 440834-4441. The township has once again entered into a contract with the Geauga County Commissioners to plow snow off the county roads. The county roads include Mulberry Road; Wilson Mills Road; Sperry Road, south of Mayfield Road; and a portion of Caves Road, from Russell Township to Wilson Mills Road. To report a snow plowing issue on these roads or any township road, call the Chester Township Road Department Office, 440-729-9110.

The township uses seven trucks to plow snow off the 183 lane miles of county and township roads. It takes approximately three hours to complete this process. If continuous heavy snowfall is encountered, the response time is generally increased by an additional one to two hours depending on the caliber of the storm. So, it can be several hours after a road is plowed before the truck returns for another pass. These trucks also throw blinding snow off the plows, make sudden stops and often turn around at various intersections to plow the return lane of a road. Please keep the front of vehicle at least 100 feet away from the back of these trucks to avoid any potential accidents. The township does not have a “bare roads” snow plowing policy. However, we will be applying a mixture of about 90 percent road salt and 10 percent ice grit. We will also be using a liquid called Ice-Bite, which is an environmentally safe agricultural bi-product of the sugar beet plant after the sugar has been extracted. It enhances the salt’s ability

to work for longer periods of time and at temperatures to -25 degrees. Additionally, we pretreat or trouble shoot roads with brine for added melting power and salt activation. This application aids to keep the roads open longer and saves overtime hours by not allowing the ice to bond to the pavement. These products will generally be applied on hills, curves and intersections. The township is not responsible for the removal of snow thrown into any driveway by the township snow plowing equipment. Residents or snow plowing contractors should avoid plowing, shoveling or blowing any snow onto the road surface. Piles of snow left on roadways can create dangerous obstacles for motorists and the township snow plowing equipment. If a person is reported leaving snow in the roadway, he or she could be subject to a possible citation. Residents should stress to children to say out the path of snow being thrown off the township snowplows. The snow

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Ice & Snow from page 7 thrown off the plows travels at a high rate of speed and may contain rocks or pieces of ice which could injure a child in its path. Children also should not dig tunnels in the snow or build igloos near the roadways or in roadside ditches. Residents should not set garbage containers on or near the roadway during a snowfall event. The thrust of the snow coming off the plows does have the capability to topple these containers even if they are full of garbage. Set containers at least six feet back from the edge of the road. This will help to reduce the possibility of containers being toppled. Mailboxes should be kept in good condition so they can withstand being hit by the force of the snow being thrown off the township snow plows. If a mailbox is damaged or the post is broken because of thrown snow, the township will not repair or replace it. The township will only repair or replace a mailbox that has been hit directly by the snow plowing equipment. If the township does have to replace a mailbox post, it will be done with a post that is no larger than a 4-inches-by-4-inches. This is due to the fact that mailbox posts are required to be break away if they are struck by a vehicle. The Federal Highway Administration has determined that a post no larger than a 4inches-by-4-inches meets that requirement.

The township does not recommend the use of one piece plastic mailboxes structures such as “Step 2” because the twisting that occurs when these boxes are hit by the thrown snow tends to break the plastic. If a plastic mailbox structure is physically hit by the equipment as stated previously and damaged beyond repair, it will be replaced with a conventional box and wood post. For questions regarding any of this information or need to report a snow plowing issue, contact the Chester Township Road Department Office, 440729-9110. Any emergency situations should be forwarded to the Chester Township Police Department at 440-729-1234. Thank you and drive safely this winter.

CORRECTION In the Dec. 11 Chesterland News, there was incorrect information in the Chester Township Road Department column regarding ice and snow removal from roads. The township will only repair or replace a mailbox that has been hit directly by the snow plowing equipment. If the township does have to replace a mailbox post, it will be done with a post that is no larger than a 4-inches-by-4-inches. This is due to the fact that mailbox posts are required to be break away if they are struck by a vehicle. The Federal Highway Administration has determined that a post no larger than a 4-inches-by-4-inches meets that requirement.

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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.: Dec. 18, 7 p.m., Zoning Commission; Dec. 27, 3 p.m., Board of Trustees, special meeting for general purposes. All meetings are held at the Township Hall, 1270 1 Chillicothe Road, unless otherwise noted. Munson Twp.: Dec. 31, 11 a.m., Board of Trustees, special meeting for fiscal year-end closure and other regular business. All meetings are held at Township Hall, 12210 Auburn Road, unless otherwise noted. Russell Twp.: Dec. 18, 7 p.m., Board of Trustees. All meetings are held at Fire-Rescue Station, 14810 Chillicothe Road, unless otherwise noted.

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Submitted by Debbie Diadiun Since 2005, the West Geauga girls swimming and diving team had played the role of supporting cast for their male counterparts at the annual Bedford Lions Relay Meet, as the Wolverine boys won four of the last eight team titles while the girls usually finished back in the pack. Their best team finish was a third place in 2006. No more. The girls’ “alsoran” status came to an end on Dec. 7, when they went down to the Bedford pool and dominated the six-team field to win their first-ever Lions Relay team championship. The Lady Wolverines won five races and took second in the other three swimming events to pile up 84 team points, well ahead of second-place Brush’s total of 50. Meanwhile, the boys, competing with the smallest team they’ve had in a decade, only had enough swimmers to compete in five of the eight swimming events — but they made

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the most of their opportunities, winning two swim relays plus the diving category to finish fourth with 40 points. That was enough, added to the girls’ total, to earn the combined co-ed team trophy, the first time West Geauga has achieved that goal. The three team captains, seniors Abigail Owens and Natalie Poremba, and junior Kirstin Boni, led the girls’ scoring, with each participating in three winning relays. The trio combined their versatility and speed with two junior swimmers, Courtney Kirchner and Kayleigh Spotts, to win, respectively, the 20 0yard medley relay and the 400yard Individual Medley races. In the winning 200-yard butterfly relay, Boni and Owens joined with sophomores Jennifer Humanchuk and Kelli Kinley. Poremba anchored the victorious 200-yard backstroke relay along with Spotts, junior Jenna Ebersbacher and sophomore Katherine Kulp.

One girls relay team finished first while the three captains cheered on the sidelines: Sophomore Kelly Karban joined Kirchner, Kulp and Ebersbacher to win the 200-yard breaststroke relay with a solid finish, 18 seconds ahead of the second-place Crestwood team. Senior captain Kyle Wells scored a rare double to lead the scoring on the boys side. Wells teamed with freshman Jack Hanford to win the diving competition that opened the meet. He then jumped back in the water to anchor the winning 20 0-yard medley relay team, swimming the freestyle leg that followed junior captain Ryan Gleske in the backstroke, senior Ryan Zuzek in the breaststroke and sophomore Tucker Harvey in the butterfly. Gleske and Harvey combined with sophomore Mitchell Owens and freshman Austin Maguire to handily win the 200yard backstroke relay for the Wolves' other victory, finishing half a pool length ahead of the second-place Brush team.

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news Geauga Habitat ReStore Come celebrate the holidays at the Geauga Habitat ReStore, 12180 Kinsman Road, Newbury Township. The store is packed with Christmas gear and holiday cheer. Get holiday shopping finished early and avoid the last minute rush at larger retailers. Check out the expansive Christmas selection with all the necessary decorations to make a tree, home and yard the envy of the neighborhood. Open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, the Geauga Habitat ReStore serves local residents by selling new or gently used furniture, home accessories, appliances, building materials and more at a fraction of the retail price. By shopping at the Geauga Habitat ReStore, not only are people making an investment in their homes, but they’re also making an investment in the community. Every dollar spent at the ReStore will help accomplish the dream of homeownership for qualified residents in the county. Geauga Habitat recently completed the 83rd home dedication funded by the Geauga County Habitat for Humanity. Witnessing firsthand the powerful emotions on display at the home dedication ceremonies keeps staff and volunteers motivated to serve.

Geauga County Habitat for Humanity is a hand-up, not a hand-out. Every new homeowner is required to maintain employment and make mortgage payments by a scheduled due date. Additionally, partner families must put in 500 sweat equity hours working at the ReStore and/or construction site. Working alongside the organization’s backbone of 60-plus weekly volunteers, partner families learn how important home maintenance is and just what it means to be a loving neighbor. So come on down to the ReStore every Friday and Saturday thereafter until Christmas for the holiday blowout sale. Be sure to say hello to the manager Meredith Dasco, along with volunteers and staff who are working tirelessly to serve the community. Happy Holidays from the Geauga Habitat ReStore. Call 440-564-7475 for more information.

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Come & Enjoy a Good Time at Chesterland’s Mexican Restaurant! 8053 Mayfield Road Chesterland OH 44024

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HAPPY HOUR DAILY 4-8PM Ask for our Happy Hour Specials!!

Thomas Kinkade Starry Night $ 69.95*

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Snowman Cookie Jar $ 49.95*

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Following is a list of real estate transfers for Chester, Munson and Russell townships for the three days ending Dec. 6, provided as a public service by the Geauga County Auditor’s Office. Transfers may involve sale of land only.

CHESTER TOWNSHIP Gerard A. Stadler, 12840 Kingsway Drive, to Christopher S. Childs and Angela D. Suchetka, $278,000. (3.00 acres)

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Celebrating 20 Years in Chesterland!

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Lawrence and Patricia A. Papesh, 15445 Suffolk Lane, to Alden J. and Sheila A. Fry, $825,000. (5.40 acres) Irene Shapiro (trustee), 7676 Blackford Drive, to Karrie Kuhnle and Benjamin Pfouts, $162,000. (0.31 acres) Josephine A. Wantz, 8560 Pekin Road, to OCI Construction Inc., $300,000. (10.33 acres) Matthew J. Domonkos, 14415 Spring Valley Drive, to Glenn H. Elliott, $194,000. (1.61 acres)

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CLASSIFIED ADS BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY Mini-office outlets. Turn 10 hours a week into $1,500+ per month working from your home computer. www.Good


Chesterland 3 BR ranch for rent. Newly updated kitchen, newer flooring throughout. Central air. Available Dec. 1. $1,100/mo. 440-533-5902.

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.



Great Christmas presents! Little Tykes workshop, free weights, bench press, rubber mats, multi-purpose exercise bench. All excellent condition. 440-256-2304.

Free pregnant cat and free 3month old kitten. Very friendly, needs home immediately. 440-729-3863.

John Deere snow Plow: hydraulic, 54”. Fits x400-500, x700. Used 1 winter. 216-2144979.

2008 Chevy Avalanche: black, LT3, 65,000 miles, heated sunroof, 6-disc leather, CD/MP3, new brakes- 2012. GM serviced. $25,000. 440-5526996.


Cemetery Plot: Western Reserve (ChesTary). Your pick, your choice. $500. 216-214-4979. Gardener Denver Air Compressor: 220 volt, $200. 216-2144979. Car Tipper: (tips cars on its side) Easy way to work. $500. 216-214-4979. For Sale: It’s a bench, it’s a table, it’s a cupboard… is it Superman? No, but it’s a really cool and sturdy piece of furniture that can be seen at Steeplechase II Antiques, 8386 Mayfield Road, Chesterland. Tuesday-Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. (and it’s on sale too!)

GARAGE SALES If you need to have a moving sale, estate sale or garage sale, call Kathy Willis at 440for assistance. 729-2790 References Experienced. 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.

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

REAL ESTATE Richmond Heights ranch, quiet dead end street, corner lot, solid house, 3 BR, 2 full BA, A/C, high efficiency furnace, half basement, half slab, large Florida room with gas heat, 2 car attached garage with heat. South Euclid/Lyndhurst Schools. 216-536-4608.

SERVICES Graphics, design, typesetting: Beautiful work done at the News. Logo Chesterland designs, letterheads, brochures and business cards. 8389 Mayfield Road, Chesterland, 440-729-7667. Offering special discounts for interior and exterior painting and staining this season. 14 years experience. Professional and insured. Call Dan, 440-342-4552. Music Lessons: guitar- beginning to advanced. Rock, jazz, classical. All band instruments. Drums (winter/spring road lessons). Consignments, repairs, sales. 440-221-2274. Fall Clean Ups and Snowplowing: reasonable and dependable. 440-729-9400. Professional, Plumbing: 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 440729-9400. Carpenter: 30 years experience. Kitchen, decks, finish work, doors, storm doors, small jobs also. 440-729-8157. Fluid Film Undercoating and Preventative. $125 Rust Truck, add $25 for Plow, $100 car.  Nights and weekends. Brian, 440-668-6164, by appointment.


United Way Services of Geauga County is seeking volunteers to assist with free tax preparation for low income individuals February - March. Prior tax experience is helpful. Volunteer on Saturdays, weekdays or evenings.

Snowplow drivers wanted: looking for snowplow drivers to drive our company vehicles in the Chesterland area. Experience preferred, clean driving record required. Must be on call all winter, 24 hours a day when snow is falling. Please call 440-343-1662 for interview. Full-time teacher/director needed for daycare facility. Must have experience. Please send resume to 440-729-0410 or call 440-729-0404. WomenSafe, Inc., a non-profit charitable organization is seeking a part-time Donor Relations & Special Event Coordinator. This individual will provide support to the Development Director in the coordination of all special event activities. Principal duties include: donor prospect research, cultivation, and supportive activities designed to generate the revenue necessary to maintain the agency. Joe Eicher doing roofing, siding, plumbing, church steeples, decks, gutters, clean-out houses. You name it, we do it! Insured. 440-813-4272. Happy Home Housekeeping offers regular cleanings or help with special projects. Call for a free estimate! Tricia Malbasa, 440-525-5144. Free maintenance and construction services provided in return for hunting Whitetail deer privileges on your property. Minimum 10 acres and references available. Call 440478-3145.

Candidate must have a minimum a high school diploma and flexibility with regard to work hours. Knowledge of fundraising a plus. Fax cover letter & resume to 440-286-1037 or e-mail to EOE. WomenSafe, Inc., a non-profit charitable organization is seeking a part-time DonationRelocation Coordinator. This individual will provide support to the agency by developing and maintaining a comprehensive in-kind donation program that will assist survivors of domestic violence served by the agency. This includes securing items from the community to meet the needs of the client. Candidate must have a minimum a high school diploma and flexibility with regard to work hours. Strong organization and communication skills required. Fax cover letter & resume to 440-286-1037 or e-mail to EOE.

VACATION RENTAL Pete Beach, Florida St. Rental: Spectacular two story home. Breath taking viewssunrise, dolphins, pelicans, water birds. 4500 SF, BR, 4.5 BA, sleeps 8-10. Intercostal Island. Private pool, spa & pavilion. New furniture. Game room, ping pong room, pool table and wifi cable/TV. Biking, fishing dock, boating, water skiing, golfing, tennis, shopping within five minutes of Gulf beaches. See pictures

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Classified Ads from page 19 on internet. Weekly, monthly, seasonal rentals. Prime winter dates still available. 440729-9001,

Christmas Eve Candlelight Services 5:00 and 7:30 pm

WORK WANTED Private Nurse/Personal Assistant/Health Care Assistant/Driver. Days/nights/ weekends. Experiences, references available. Mrs. G. Buford. 216-391-5766.

Message: “What If Christmas Had Never Happened� by Pastor Ken Welsh


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