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VOLUME 47 No. 32

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Wolverine Girls Shuffling Before Break By Jamie Ward


Jenna Kijauskas drives to the hoop. The sophomore scored 14 points, half of the team total against Hawken.

For these young Wolverines and their veteran coach, it seems a few steps in the right direction can come only after a step or two back. It is the shuffle of inexperience, the difficulty of shuffling lineups and, ultimately, a shuffling roster. “We’re just very inconsistent right now,” said head coach Cheryl Rye after a 47-28 loss at Hawken. “That’s a sign of our youth, I understand that. But it’s just disappointing when we’re not executing at least at one end of the floor. When it’s both ends, it’s a little bit hard to watch.” The Wolverines start two sophomores and three juniors — respectively Jenna Kijauskas and Hanna Zuzek and Christina Rakich, Marissa Dalessandro and Joelle Baliker, two of whom have had meaningful varsity experience.

The roster is down to just 12 girls after a senior captain quit last week. And freshman point guard Lindsey Stanforth, normally a starter, has been hobbled by a sprained ankle, burdening Zuzek, the team’s go-to guard in the backcourt. “I think we’re off because with one of our captains quitting, I think we’ve been just, like, hard picking ourselves up after our losses,” said Kijauskas, the team’s most active offensive player. “We’ve been working hard in practice, but we just somehow can’t transfer that to a game.” The team’s lone remaining senior, center Meghan Dayringer, didn’t play last season, making it a transition season for her, as well. “It’s a little different, but I try the best I can to be a leader,” Dayringer said. “We all

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Something’s Afoot: Park District Opens New Exhibit By Josh Echt Giving a tour of the latest Geauga Park District exhibit to local media Dec. 11, Dan Best just couldn’t stay in one place. The park district’s senior naturalist was afoot, flitting from station to station at The West Woods Nature Center in Russell Township. Relating soaring birds’ use of rising air thermals, aided by the use of air-hockey technology; sedimentary rock formations made of Legos; push-button flying dandelion seeds — all of these were part of the exhibit “Something’s Afoot: Nature Just Can’t Stay Put,” which kicked off at The West Woods last month. The exhibit features almost 20 stations focusing on the abilities of animals and plants to move and sustain themselves, Best said. “Our objective is for people to gain greater appreciation for the range of abilities that animals and plants have with regard to moving about,” he said. “They need to meet their needs of food, water and shelter.” Best said he was excited about the exhibit because it also provides a measure of explanation for observable wildlife movement in the county and in the state. The interactive nature

of the stations, located in a 40foot-by-40-foot exhibit hall, is especially appealing to children. “It is very rewarding to watch visitors, especially children, learn by doing,” he added. Although Best said it was hard to determine a favorite exhibit, he likes one that challenges visitors to match mobile creatures with human inventions that mimic their movement. For instance, a helicopter represents a dragonfly, while a floatplane represents a mute swan landing on water. Best said large-scale exhibits such as “Something’s Afoot” have been developed over a yearlong period and displayed in the exhibit hall every two years. Since 2002, when The West Woods Nature Center opened, the large-scale exhibits have complemented a standard Geauga geology and ecology display otherwise featured yearround. Best estimated “Something’s Afoot” will run through 2014.

Exhibit Highlights One of the most compelling displays is one known as “Unflappable Flyers: Rising Air Riders,” Best said, adding it utilizes a modified air hockey game table. This exhibit shows how birds use thermal updrafts for sustained flight.

Another display, “Gravity Cheaters: Wing Beaters,” provides examples of animals that fly by flapping their wings. Such animals include bats, birds and insects and the exhibit focuses on wing structure and framework. Best discussed a migration station exhibit that displayed how Doppler radar, used to track storm paths, can also track bird migration. Bird migration is based on daylight, not temperature. Nearby, a push-button display case with dandelion seeds explained seed dispersal. “The little ones love that,” chipped in Communications Specialist Sandra Ward. Mike Valko, a park district operations engineer, stopped by to give his take on the project, which also received help from students at Auburn Career Center in Concord Township for the video productions. “It’s quite an endeavor,” Valko said. “It was a challenge to create, especially with the experimentation with things like fishing line length, rods and wings on a bird display. Even the sound had to be programmed to synchronize with the visitor-pushed ‘ON’ button.”

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Senior Naturalist Dan Best stands next to a display. Best took media on a tour of the new Geauga Park District exhibit last Wednesday at The West Woods Nature Center.

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Conclusion The nature center’s first exhibit and its associated programs, featuring the Ice Age, attracted around 40,000 visitors, with subsequent exhibits attracting 20,000 to 30,000 apiece. Although Best said he did not know how many this exhibit would garner, he had high hopes for it. “It’s especially important during this time of the year,” Ward said. “Grandparents can bring their grandchildren, while young families can attend as well. It’s an inter-generational program that will appeal to many age groups.” The exhibit runs daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at The West Woods, 9465 Kinsman Road, Russell Township. It is closed both Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. For more information, call 440-286-9516 or visit

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Proceeds benefit the missions of the Chesterland Chamber of Commerce and Care for Others, a faith-based organization that strives to prevent hardworking individuals and families from potentially entering the cycle of poverty by providing financial assistance during a particularly difficult time. General admission is $50 per person. Ticket includes a selection of hot food stations and two beverage tickets (top shelf available). Donations needed and sponsorships available. Order tickets early, event sells out quickly. Call Luci Remchick, 440729-7297, for tickets or for more information.

Little Mountain Brewing Co., a NanoBrewery and Brewon-Premises operation located in Kirtland since 20 10, announced that it has completed a major expansion and relocation to a newer and larger facility in the heart of Mentor’s retail business district. Since opening in 2010, Little Mountain Brewing had been housed in a small storefront in Kirtland. The expansion, completed in October 2013, moves operations to a newly renovated 7,20 0 ft2 building at 7621 Mentor Ave, across from the Great Lakes Mall and behind the Wendy’s restaurant. The new facility provides the space needed to increase the company’s Brew-on-Premises capacity, allowing amateur brewers more opportunity to participate in the craft. The

expansion also allows Little Mountain to install a new stateof-the-art production brew house, as well as expand the company’s former “tasting room” operation to a fullfledged 100-seat brew pub. Chef Christopher Sotkovsky, of the Reserve House in nearby Chardon, has joined forces with the company to direct food-service operations. The new food service operation offers classic pub fare, and also complete catering services for private events of up to 70 people. Finally, the company announced that it was recently granted an Ohio winery license, and now serves house made wines under the Newell Creek Winery label. Call Little Mountain Brewing Co., 440-256-1645, or visit for more information.

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While making holiday stops, Santa Claus recently paid a very special visit to all of his friends at The Bessie Benner Metzenbaum Center. Each year, the West Geauga Kiwanis Club makes this event possible. Santa presented a special gift to each resident with the assistance of Vida Martin. The West Geauga Kiwanis Club wants to wish everyone a healthy, happy and prosperous New Year. Pictured with Santa Claus is Metzenbaum resident Marilyn Eberl.

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West Geauga Swimmers Make Waves By Jamie Ward Diane Diadiun started the West Geauga swim team 17 years ago when her daughter, Kelsey, was a freshman, and Kelsey wanted to swim. But after one season, Kelsey transferred to Notre DameCathedral Latin, where her club relay teammates swam. NDCL has a much larger swimming and diving program. And it’s a varsity sport. Yet what of those other founding West Geauga swimmers? “I hated to say to the kids who came out to the program in its second year, ‘My daughter’s gone, bye,’” said Diadiun over her glasses as she checked the heat sheets. “So I stayed and coached, figuring I’d do this while there was interest. Seventeen years later, my kids are off having babies and doing other things, and here I am.” Diadiun’s Wolverines are competing at the Chardon Hilltopper Invitational Dec. 14, held in its second year at the SPIRE Institute in Geneva. The invitational is designed for swimmers who didn’t qualify for the Cleveland State Viking Invitational, held last weekend. West Geauga’s program, known for its boys’ success — they have qualified a swimmer for the state tournament the past five seasons — has been inverted this year. Where there once was 19 boys and eight girls, there are now 18 swimmers on the team, weighed heavily toward the girls. “The girls, who typically watch the boys bring home trophies, have been the better team this year,” Diadiun said. “The tables have turned a little bit.” As a club sport, swimming is funded entirely by the team itself. West G’s team practices at Gilmour and are licensed through the University Swim Club. Kelly Karban, Courtney Kirchner, Abby Owens and Natalie Poremba competed in the 200 medley relay at the invitational, and came in eighth. “It was pretty good,” said Poremba, who does the backstroke and the individual medley. “I love the pool. The pool is like the perfect temperature. It’s the best-temperatured pool I’ve ever been in. It’s really nice ‘cause all the other teams here are very competitive.” Owens agreed that pool conditions were great and liked

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Senior Abby Owens swimming freestyle during a 200-yard relay.

that swimmers had a warm-up pool, as well. “It’s pretty awesome,” she said of being a senior. Owens has been swimming for four years on the team, but actually started when she was 6, she said. Kirchner set a personal record with her 26-second lap. The breast stroke comes really naturally to her, she said.

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Courtney Kirchner, a junior, set a personal record during this breast stroke.

Of team dynamics, she said, “It’s really important to know how they swim so you don’t disqualify the team.” “It’s awesome,” added Karban. “It’s been an experience that I get to swim with all these girls.” Tucker Harvey has been swimming since fourth grade; he does the 50 free and the 10 0 free, and does the butterfly often. His classmates know he swims because he tells them. Yet West G’s team doesn’t have a spot in the yearbook. “It’s just something I like to do,” said Harvey. Ryan Zuzek swims for fun, too. He’s been in the water since second grade, and does the 100 free. Team parties are pretty common, both boys say. “It’s a big family,” Zuzek said. “We’re all together. We’re friends.”


Natalie Poremba, a senior, defies swimming logic by being one of the best of the team despite her smaller frame, her coach said.

get along. It’s been a good season. We’re just having a hard time picking it up.” In the first quarter against Hawken, the Hawks were better spaced, committed fewer turnovers and were able to make shots. Starters Meredith Cohen, Emily Oliver, Hannah O’Day, Alyssa Hunt and Lindsay Kutash led Hawken to an 8-2 first quarter lead. West Geauga played too fast, and freshman Kara Zebrowski scored the Wolverines’ first basket with 49 seconds left in the quarter. Coming out in a full-court press gave the Wolverines the first basket of the quarter when Kijauskas, who proves difficult to box out, scored. Kijauskas, pronounced keyOW-skis — although the PA announcer pronounced it differently each time, and each time slightly more incorrectly — enjoys being a go-to player. “Of course I love it,” she said. “I like to make a difference on the team, make an impact on the team. I think we need to start coming together and all doing our share.” By halftime, the Wolverines had committed more turnovers than shot attempts. Hawken led 16-5. It was much the same in the second half. Rakich’s jump shot was the first score of the third quarter, and Kijauskas converted an and-one. But Cohen hit back-to-back 3-pointers for Hawken, and the Hawks’ lead swelled to 34-15. At that point, it wasn’t the Wolverines’ night. “Every time we made a little bit of a run we couldn’t make a stop,” Rye said. “We made big steps after our last two games, but it seems like we’re back to square one after this game.” “Every team has their offgames,” said Zuzek. “We began to make progress throughout the season. Today we backtracked. We’re looking to go forward the next games.”


West Geauga head coach Cheryl Rye looks on as her Wolverines fell to Hawken, 47-28. The Wolverines have talent, but challenges like low roster numbers have produced uneven results. The team started the season 0-6.


Hanna Zuzek, a sophomore captain, guards the opponent’s best player night in and night out. Here, Zuzek matches up against Hawken’s Meredith Cohen.

West Geauga scored 66 points in a losing effort to Richmond Hts., and held close to Perry, a CVC Chagrin foe. Both were games Rye thought the team could build on. “We moved the ball, ran and scored in transition and still kept our composure,” Rye said of the 75-66 Richmond Hts. loss. “We very easily could have won that one,” she said of the loss to Perry. “It’s a game I’d like to have back.” The team has relied on its effort and strong relationships off the court to make things easier during losses. “At the end of the day, it’s all about hand work and hustle, and I think that is what we do have,” said Rakich, a captain. “We just have to put it together and play as a team.” Zuzek picked up her thoughts: “We’ve had some inconvenient things happen.

But we’re not falling apart like people may think we are.” “We can work hard,” said Baliker. “We just have to keep communicating. We’re there; we just have to keep working hard for it.” Rye said the team will work on fundamentals during the holiday break. “Playing good defense doesn’t take a lot of skill,” she wrote in an email. “What you need is total commitment and trust — heart and hustle. We’ll get there. It’s just taking longer to get there than any of us would like.” West Geauga graduate and former player Marley Praprost was at the game watching former teammates. Praprost is playing soccer and studying mechanical engineering at Case Western Reserve. For more photos of the Hawken game, visit

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ly floral decorated candlelit church ceremony. Three of the four bridesmaids are former West Geauga alumnae along with Lynn. The fourth bridesmaid as well as Lynn and Tim are alumni of The Ohio State University. All four Groomsmen are alumni of North Olmsted High School along with Tim. The Women’s League of St. Mark hosted a beautiful afternoon reception including home-

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West G Girls Swim Team Wins Submitted by Debbie Diadiun A couple of streaks continued when the West Geauga swim team took on the Independence Blue Devils on Dec. 12 in the Independence Community Natatorium. The Wolverine girls defeated their hosts for the fourth straight year, scoring a 92-78 come-from-behind victory to boost their dual meet record to 2-1 for the season. But the West Geauga boys, who had beaten Independence the first six times the two teams faced each other, lost for the second year in a row. The boys, outnumbered two-to-one, were outscored 109-47 as their record dropped to 1-2 on the season. It took some late heroics to keep the girls streak intact. They trailed 66-58 going into the last three races of the evening, but scored one-two finishes in two individual races and then won the 400-yard freestyle relay to polish off the win. Senior Captain Natalie Poremba and junior Kaleigh Spotts kicked things off in those final three events with a victory in the 100-yard backstroke, finishing one-two in the race to tie the meet at 70-all. Then junior captain Kirstin Boni broke her own school record to win the 10 0-yard breaststroke with a time of 1:12.13. Senior captain Abby Owens finished second in the race. And then the foursome of junior Jenna Ebersbacher, sophomore Katherine Kulp, Spotts and Poremba teamed up to put an exclamation point on the night with a win in the 400-yard relay.


Boni also won the 200-yard individual medley with a 2:19.12, just .08 second away from her school-record time. She was the leading scorer for the girls team with 15 team points, one point ahead of Poremba, who won the 200-yard freestyle as well. Additionally, the girls were victorious in the medley relay, with the team of Spotts, Boni, Owens and sophomore Kelly Karban turning in a solid time of 2:08.61. The boys acquitted themselves well, winning four individual races and one relay, but did not have the depth to compete with the larger Independence team. Sophomore Tucker Harvey led the scoring for the boys, swimming to two individual wins and a leg of the winning 400-yard freestyle relay to total 14.5 team points. Harvey won the 20 0-yard individual medley with a time of 2:26.95 and the 50 0-yard freestyle in 5:52.93 — both of them personal bests. Junior captain Ryan Gleske won the 200-yard freestyle with a personal best time of 1:57.29 and senior Ryan Zuzek had the other individual first place for the Wolverines, winning the 100-yard freestyle. In addition to Harvey, the other members of the 400-yard freestyle relay were Gleske, sophomore Mitch Owens and freshman Austin Maguire.

WG Hockey Skaing Party Jan. 12, 3:30-4:30 p.m. All are welcome to join for the WG Hockey Skating Party, held at Gilmour Academy Ice Arena, 2045 SOM Center Road, Gates Mills. Stay after for the hockey game beginning at 4:45 p.m. $6 admission includes ice skating before the game, skate rentals and admission into the game. Actvities include skate with the hockey team, shoot the goalie, music, Chinese auction, raffle prizes and chuck-a-puck. Follow the hockey team on Twitter, @westghockey, or visit Call Liz Judson, 440-3135824, for more information.

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It certainly appears that winter has finally arrived and as such, our road department personnel have been hard at work, keeping our roadways open for travel. At the police department, we maintain a policy and protocol that anytime we receive two or more inches of new accumulated snow, we activate a “Snow Emergency/Parking Ban.” This is activated by notifying local radio and television media, so they may convey the information. By activating this parking ban, parking on the roadway, in

any fashion, becomes strictly prohibited. This ban is vital, so that our snow plows can keep the roads open and safe for the emergency response of police and fire vehicles, along with your ability to travel safely. What we have been experiencing through the last few snow storms is an extremely high volume of vehicles that are left parked on the roadways and obstructing our snow plow crews ability to clear the roadway. On more than one occasion we have had to wake residents up in the middle of the night and have them move their vehicles; while others we have had no choice other than to tow the vehicles. I would also like to bring another issue to your attention as well, which is directly related to the snow and safe travel. When you clear your driveway of snow, however that may

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be, it is illegal to place or leave any snow in the roadway. By discharging the snow into the roadway or having your drive plowed out and leaving the remains left in the roadway, it creates a vehicular hazard. Many of you would probably agree that there is nothing worse for a motorist or snowplow driver then when you have to drive through these snow remains, especially when they become frozen. I am asking for everyone’s assistance during the winter season and that is to help all of us keep the roadways clear and safer for vehicular travel. How can you help? Remember whenever there is two inches or more of new fallen snow, avoid parking or allowing any visitors to your residence to park on the roadway. Lastly, avoid leaving any snow in the roadway and if you have your driveway plowed out by a company or individual; ask for their help in this regard as well. Understanding and paying close attention to these two issues alone will help out all of us and will ultimately make the roadways of Chester Township safer roads to travel during these winter months. As always, you, the residents of Chester Township, always respond in a positive way, whenever I have asked for your help, so I will just say thank you now. Mark A. Purchase Chester Township Chief of Police

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Dec.27, 10 a.m. to noon The West Woods Using detective skills, Nature Explorers discover clues that tell which animals are active in the winter woods. Program designed for ages 6-8 and 9-11. Program indoors and out; dress for the weather. Registration required.

Winter Sky Stories Dec. 27, 7-8:30 p.m. Observatory Park Join in the warmth and comfort of the planetarium to explore the stories of winter’s night sky from a variety of different cultures. If weather permits, engage in some night sky viewing using Observatory Park’s telescopes.

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Creature Adventure Dec. 28, 1-4 p.m. The West Woods Drop in during posted hours to search for clues to find creatures and discover how they get where they’re going. Activities indoors with an outdoor portion, weather permitting. Partially wheelchair/stroller accessible.

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Around Town the business practices that display a strong commitment to the Chesterland community; an achievement (if any) in the recent past that would enhance their nomination; together with a brief composition on why you are submitting this nomination. All submissions must include your name, address and telephone number, anonymous nominations will not be accepted. Nomination forms are available at the Chamber Office or visit www.chesterlandchamber. com. Mail or bring your submission to Chesterland Chamber of Commerce, 8228 Mayfield Road, Suite 4B, Chesterland, OH 44026, or fax to 440-729-2690. Entries must be received by 2 p.m., Friday, Jan. 3. Call Wendy, 440-729-7297, for more information.

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All programs are wheelchair/stroller accessible unless otherwise noted. For more information on these programs or to register, call the Geauga Park District at 440286-9516 or visit

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Lance Yandell, on behalf of the Chester Township Park Commission, presented a Certificate of Appreciation to Jeff Novy, the wood and metal shop teacher at West Geauga High School, for the many Christmas wooden displays and features he and his students have created for the park board for the Christmas holiday park decorations.

you contact the office if you are unable to attend. As a Trustee, you would support the Chamber Mission which is “to advance the commercial, industrial, civic and general interests of Chesterland and the trade area surrounding it, and the stimulation of public sentiment to promote these purposes.” The election process is pursuant to the Chamber By-laws, ballots (accompanied by biographies for the nominees) are mailed out in January, ten days prior to the election, to all current Chamber members. The completed ballots are returned in special envelopes and opened by two election judges who meet to count them and submit their written results to the Al Salomone Chesterland OH

Chamber President prior to the February Trustee meeting. A short written biography that tells a little about yourself is needed from anyone interested in becoming a trustee. This may include, but does not have to be limited to the following: Name, Educational Background, Awards, Current Job/Vocational Information, Family Information (if you would like to provide same) and Reason for wanting to become a Chamber Trustee. Send biography by Jan. 6 to the Chesterland Chamber of Commerce, 8228 Mayfield Road, Suite 4B, Chesterland, OH 44026 or fax to 440-729-2690. Call 440-729-7297 for more information.


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

FOR SALE Great Christmas presents! Little Tykes workshop, free weights, bench press, rubber mats, multi-purpose exercise bench. All excellent condition. 440-256-2304. 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. 2002 Toyota 4-Runner. Very good condition. 127,000 miles. All services current. $7,000 OBO. 440-729-3697.


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. Remote control gas car. $300 or best offer. Brian, 478-9061. Remote control gas boat. #250 or best offer. Brian, 440478-9061.

GARAGE SALES If you need to have a moving sale, estate sale or garage sale, call Kathy Willis at 440729-2790 for assistance. Experienced. References available. We are now doing partial estate buyouts. Wanted: Grandma’s costume jewelry, compacts, perfume, linens, knickknacks. Grandpa’s toys, trains, coins, bottles and fishing lures. Also buying misc. collections and estates. 440-338-5942.

MISC. 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.



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.

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.

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. 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. Resumes: Resumes can be typed for you at the Chesterland News, 8389 Mayfield Road, Chesterland, 440-7297667. 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. Plumbing: Professional, affordable, reliable. Water heaters, toilets, faucets, drain cleaning. 440-537-6045 or 440285-0800. Yard and storm damage clean-up, down tree removal and brush chipping. Call 440729-9400. Carpenter: 30 years experience. Kitchen, decks, finish work, doors, storm doors, small jobs also. 440-729-8157. Fluid Film Undercoating and Rust Preventative. $125 Truck, add $25 for Plow, $100 car.  Nights and weekends. Brian, 440-668-6164, by appointment.

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. Joe Eicher doing roofing, siding, plumbing, church steeples, decks, gutters, clean-out houses. You name it, we do it! Insured. 440-813-4272.

Must have experience. Please send resume to 440-729-0410 or call 440-729-0404. Part-time Help Wanted: We seek a high-energy person to assist in our operations department. Duties include, but not limited to, packaging products, preparing orders and shipping. Call 440-7297690, and for Kathy.


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.



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 on internet. Weekly, monthly, seasonal rentals. Prime winter dates still available. 440729-9001,

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