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News From Mantua Village

Mantua - According to Clerk-Treasurer Jenny August, Village Council has cancelled a public hearing that was originally scheduled for March 17th to discuss amending the zoning map of the Village, as specified in Ordinance 2015-01. Upon further consideration, Council voted to table the proposed ordinance, which will be reviewed and discussed at greater length in both Service and Finance...

City of Ravenna Receives approval from Ohio Air Quality Development Authority

Ravenna - Kelly Engelhart, Service Director, traveled to Columbus last week to request financing through the energy bonds administered through the OAQDA, making the City of Ravenna the third Ohio city to take advantage of energy conservation financing through the OAQDA for the overhaul of equipment and systems at six municipal buildings and the majority of the city’s traffic...

Hiram Village News

Hiram - After calling the July 30th Special Village Council meeting to order, Mayor Lou Bertrand took the opportunity to recognize the EMS crew responsible for the 2012 Save of the Year Award. The EMS responders recognized were: Chief Bill Byers, Assistant Chief Mark Kozak, Captain Gary Bott, Firefighter Kevin Sponaugle and Firefighter Nate Miller. Chief Byers and Firefighter...

Hiram Village News

TOWN HALL MEETING WITH STATE SEN. JOHN EKLUND On Friday, March 1, 2013 AT 8:30 A.M., State Sen. John Eklund will be at Koritansky Hall to exchange ideas and discuss the state’s new proposed 2014-2015 budget and any other matters of concern to our community. Koritansky Hall is located in the heart of Hiram at the intersections of SR 700,...

Hiram Village News

Hiram - There will be a pancake breakfast on April 20, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. till 1:00 p.m.  The breakfast will be held at the Hiram College Kennedy Center, Dix Dinning Hall.  It is an all you can eat and will be $6.00 for adults and $3.00 for children under 10.  The proceeds go to benefit the Hiram Police...

Public Hearing To Be Held For Garrettsville’s Proposed Exterior Maintenance Code

Garrettsville –  Proposed Ordinance 2012-15 that would create an exterior maintenance code for the Village was up for a second reading.  A Public Hearing on the proposed ordinance will be held before the August 8  council meeting.    If  passed, the ordinance will require that all properties within the Village be maintained to the code standards and will give...

Water rates, sidewalks, and the old gristmill hot topics in Garrettsville

Garrettsville - The main topic of discussion after the opening of the March 12, 2014 Garrettsville village council meeting was water rates and how much of an increase there will be if council approves proposed Ordinance 2014-13.  The Board of Public Affairs (BPA) had asked a representative from Arcadis in February 2013 about a rate study for the village...

Nelson Trustees Meeting

Nelson Twp. – Residents gathered at the Nelson Community House on Wednesday, August 7th for the first trustee meeting of the month. All trustees and officials were present and accounted for.   Dave Finney presented the board of trustees with the minutes from the budget meeting; the minutes were approved as presented. Finney mentioned that he was attempting to get in touch...

Mantua Township News

Mantua Twp. -  At a recent meeting, Ms. Lori Calcei and Ms. Tia Paoloni spoke to the group. Ms. Calcei, who has experience as a Fiscal Officer in Suffield Township and as Deputy Fiscal Officer for the Portage County District Library, is running for the position of County Recorder. Currently the Assignment Commissioner for Judge Becky Doherty, Ms. Paoloni...

Mayoral Appointments and Boardwalk Lighting Concerns

Garrettsville – Village Council met on Wednesday, January 11, 2012 for their first regularly scheduled monthly meeting of the new year.  Minutes from the December council meeting were approved.  A motion was then made to nominate councilman Rick Patrick as the 2012 Village Council President.  The motion was seconded and approved unanimously.  The Mayor then read his 2012 State...

Garrettsville Council Eyes Water Rate Hikes

Garrettsville - Council met September 14, 2016 for their regularly scheduled monthly meeting.  Councilman Hadzinsky reported that there’s been a great combination of above average revenue and record low spending for July 2016.  Additionally “the twelve month surplus/deficit is +$228k, best in memory”.  Funds have been managed “in-the-Black 12 months running” and year-to-date this is the best for JULY...

Hiram Village News

Hiram - In his report, Mayor Lou Bertrand shared results from the November 3rd election. He reported that State Issue #1, the selection of an Ohio State Legislative District, passed with 86% of voters, but that State Issue #2 regarding amending the Ohio Constitution received 55% of Villagers ‘no’ vote. He also reported that State Issue #3 -- Marajuana...

Hiram Village News

Hiram - At the last Village Council meeting, Ms. Lori Calcei and Ms. Tia Paoloni spoke to the group. Ms. Calcei, who has experience as a Fiscal Officer in Suffield Township  and as Deputy Fiscal Officer for the Portage County District Library, is running for the position of County Recorder in this month’s election. Currently the Assignment Commissioner for...

Mantua Village Council News

Mantua - At the last meeting of the Mantua Village Council, Village resident Jim Oster, requested Council’s approval on behalf of the DMRC, to post a banner spanning Main Street to promote the Art on the Hill event. Council agreed unanimously to grant this request, pending Zoning approval, specifying that the banner is removed three days after the event....

New Emergency Alert Sirens Keep Hiram Families Safe

Chief Byers shared, “The 911 outage this January is a prime example of how a battle-tested method is still relevant.”

Stressing the importance of this seemingly old-school system, Chief Byers shared, “The 911 outage this January is a prime example of how a battle-tested method is still relevant.” Byers referred to the 911-outage caused when a steam pipe burst, damaging an AT&T switching station. That random event knocked out 911 service in Summit, Portage, Stark and Medina Counties for two-days.

Primary Election Information

Geauga County - A Primary Election will be held on Tuesday, March 6, 2012.  Those residents of Geauga County who would like to vote an absentee ballot should make arrangements now. In order to request an absentee ballot for the Election, registered voters must fill out an absentee application. Each request must have the applicant’s original signature. Requests may be...

Windham Township Trustee News

Windham Twp. - The Windham Township Trustees met for their monthly meeting on August 13th at 6:00pm at the Windham Township Town Hall with all trustees and fiscal officer present. The regular meeting had been rescheduled from August 6th at 7:00pm due to the unavailability of two trustees. Chairman Dann Timmons called the meeting to order. After the customary opening...

Mantua Township News

Mantua Twp. - At a recent meeting in Mantua Township, the trustees announced that Spring Clean Up will be held on May 3rd from 7 am to 4 pm. Dumpsters will be available across from the Township Garage on Mantua Center Road for township residents to dispose of any unwanted items. Later in May, the township will provide document-shredding...

Nelson Township Considers another New Truck

Nelson Twp. - The Nelson Township Trustees met for their regularly scheduled meeting last week with Chairman Jim Turos, Tom Matota, Joe Leonard, and Fiscal Officer J. David Finney in attendance. There were also 15 others in attendance. The meeting was called to order by Chairman Jim Turos at 7:30 pm. Fiscal Officer presented for signature two cemetery deeds,the...

Hiram Village News

At the start of the October meeting, Mayor Lou Bertrand congratulated several members of the Fire Department on their recent promotions. Those promoted include: Captain Sanchez, Lieutenant Groselle, and Lieutenant Wilde. Moving forward, Fire Chief Bill Byers presented the Fire/EMS Levy brochure to council. He also reported that his department had just completed an ISO inspection, which required 60 -...

Hiram Police Department Holds Cops and Kids Fishing Day

“Cops and Kids” fishing day presents an opportunity for area children to enjoy the day fishing with police officers of the Hiram Police Department. The event builds lifelong bonds between children and police officers.

News From Garrettsville’s Mayor

Garrettsville -  As  we enter the fall/winter season I would to like reflect back on  the spring/summer. A big thank you to the Silver Creek Garden Club & our Street Department for the beautiful hanging flower baskets and plantings around the Village. I received many compliments, most stating that these were the best that they had ever seen. They...

Hiram Village Council News

Hiram - At the start of the meeting, Mayor Lou Bertrand called for nominations for an appointment to fill Alan Donley’s seat on Village Council. Mr. Donley gave up his seat in December 2013. Council approved the nomination of Mr. Tom Wadkins to fulfill the remainder of Mr. Donley’s term, and during the same meeting, elected Mr. Wadkins to...

Dilapidated Mobile Homes Hot Topic at Windham Meeting

Windham Twp. - Windham Township Trustees met for their regular scheduled meeting last week with all trustees and fiscal officer present. Also in attendance, were township employee Mike Dye and Zoning inspector Joe Pinti. The meeting was called to order by chairman Dann Timmons. Residents from Gotham Road were there to question what was being done about  the mobile homes...

Garrettsville Village Council Report

Garrettsville - On Wednesday November 9 at 7:30pm council met in the Village Hall to discuss village business. All but two members were present and after the Pledge of Allegiance the meeting was started. There was a public hearing regarding Ordinance 2016-28 to amend the Zoning Map of the Village of Garrettsville by changing an area of property from the...

Windham Council Supports Windham Library

Windham - Windham Village council met April 24, 2014 for their regular monthly meeting not held on the regular meeting night. Council approved amendments to the agenda, the minutes, the financial report, and the police and fire report. Two guests had prior authorization to speak at the meeting. The first guest was Cecilia Swanson from the Portage County District Library...

Internet Service A Hot Topic At Nelson Township Meeting

Nelson Twp – Officials present at the March 5th, 2014 trustee meeting were fiscal officer J. David Finney and township trustees Joe Leonard, Mike Elias, and Tom Matota. Also present were Roads Supervisor Chuck Vanek, Zoning Inspector Anna Mae VanDerHoeven, and Community House Caretaker Michelle Cmunt. As the first order of business, Finney presented the minutes of the February 19th...

Hiram Receives “Step Outside” Grant

Hiram - The Hiram Police Department recently received a $500.00 “Step Outside” grant from the Ohio Department of Wildlife. The grant award will be directed toward a community program called, “Cops and Kids Fishing Day”. The event will be free of charge to anybody who attends.  The intent of  “Cops and Kids Fishing Day” is to bring community children closer...

Windham Fire District Holds Organizational Meeting

Windham - The W.V.F.D. Joint Fire District held their organizational meeting on January 9, 2014.  Board members in attendance included Ron Kilgore, Deb Blewitt, Dann Timmons and George Bengtson along with Fiscal Officer Jayme Neikirk. The board appointed Dann Timmons chairman and Deb Blewitt  vice-chairperson for 2014.  They also appointed Mike Iwanyckyj, Gary Barnard from the Department, Ron Kilgore and...

News from Mantua Village

Mantua - At their last meeting, Mantua Village Council heard from Renee Henry from the Landmarks Commission. Ms. Henry shared details of a proposed walking tour of Mantua’s historic business district. The tour includes five stops, the first of which is the C.H Ray Block (former site of Weber Hardware) on Main Street. The site is a flower garden...

Skrovan New Hiram Village Fiscal Officer

Hiram - Sue Skrovan was sworn in by Hiram Village Mayor Bertrand as the newly appointed Fiscal Officer at the last Village Council meeting. Skrovan, who was officially appointed by a unanimous vote of the Hiram Village Council on December 27, started in her new role on December 28. Skrovan, a 20-year resident of Mantua, has served as the...

G’ville Showcases Wastewater Treatment Plant Expansion

Garrettsville - Garrettsville unveiled its $6 million expansion and improvement of the village’s 52-year-old wastewater treatment plant with public tours on July 14. The new extended aeration system went online in February, following a two-year period of final planning and construction. The new system is 99.5 percent effective in removing bacteria and harmful microorganisms from the wastewater before it’s returned...

Hiram Township Happenings

Hiram Twp. - At a recent meeting of the Hiram Township Trustees, there was a brief discussion regarding the tax issue between township employees and the Village of Hiram. Road Supervisor Tom Matota shared some questions raised by his crew. After a brief discussion, it was agreed that Service Department employees would forward their questions to Chairwoman Kathy Schulda,...

Hiram Village News ~ March

Hiram - At the last meeting of the Hiram Village Council, Hiram Mayor Lou Bertrand acknowledged the Hiram Fire Department’s Save of the Year recipients. The team was honored for the successful resuscitation of a full cardiac arrest victim on Vaughn Road in February. On that snowy morning, the Fire Department received a call to assist a man, Mr....

W.V.F.D. Joint Fire District News

The WVFD Joint Fire District met for their regularly-scheduled meeting with all board members in attendance. The board approved the November minutes, expenditures, bank reconciliation and the temporary appropriations totaling $713,000.

Mantua Township News

Mantua - At the last meeting of the Mantua Township Trustees, it was announced that an organizational meeting will be scheduled to discuss committee positions and next steps for work on the Township’s Administrative Building (AKA Center School). As you may recall, letters of interest for committee position were due at the end of July. Director of Regional Planning,...

Residents Express Ire at Absentee Trustee

Nelson Twp - Meeting at 7:15pm on November 20, trustees Tom Matota and Joe Leonard were in attendance for a special meeting scheduled to decide the fate of two proposed amendments. Outgoing trustee Jim Turos was once again absent. After the November 6 meeting, the trustees followed up with Township legal counsel Chris Meduri for advice on two proposed amendments....

Windham Hires Two Part-Time Police Officers

Windham - Windham Village Council met for their regularly-scheduled meeting Tuesday May 28, 2013 with all council members, fiscal officer, the mayor and the village solicitor in attendance. Council approved the fiscal report, the minutes from the previous meeting and special meeting, and the fire, police and dispatchers reports as well. Commander Paul Fitzgerald, of the American Legion in Windham requested...

Nelson Township Trustee News

Nelson Twp – Officials present at the May 21, 2014 trustee meeting were fiscal officer J. David Finney and township trustees Joe Leonard, Mike Elias, and Tom Matota. Also present were, Roads Supervisor Chuck Vanek, Zoning Inspector Anna Mae VanDerHoeven. After the meeting was called to order, Finney asked the Trustees whether there were any additions to the evening’s agenda....

Windham Township News

Windham  Twp. - Windham Township Trustees met for their regularly scheduled meeting on Thursday April 3, 2014 with all trustees in attendance, along with the fiscal officer, seven residents and two guests. The first item on the agenda after approving March’s expenditures and the minutes, was roads. The Road Supervisor Brian Miller reported that the roads held up well during...

Township Park Hosts Public Meeting

Hiram Twp. - When Hiram Township formed the Community Evaluations and Accomplishments Committee (CEAC) two years ago, the purpose of the group was to implement key initiatives in the Comprehensive Plan, which was developed to help shape future development of Hiram Township and Village. During the past year, the committee worked on a map to identify existing trails within the...

Bicycle Safety Rodeo Held in Hiram

Hiram - On July 4th Hiram Police Department held its annual “Bicycle Safety Rodeo” for children. There were 36 participants in the event. Bicyclists were taught the correct use of hand signals, proper bicycle helmet fitting and use, and general safe practices when riding a bicycle. “Dave Ovens works diligently to make sure this program is a success; we...

Mantua Village News – Organizational Meeting

At the first regularly scheduled meeting in 2014, the Village Council approved appointment of Paul Janson as 2014 President of Council. In addition, Mr. Janson was appointed to the Finance Committee along with Ben Prescott and John Clark. Martin Hura was named the alternate member to the Finance Committee. Bill Zoller, Ben Prescott, and John Clark were appointed to...

Windham to Address Zoning Amendment Proposals

Windham Twp. - Windham Township Trustees met for their regularly-scheduled meeting at the town hall last Thursday. The minutes were approved as presented and the meeting moved on to zoning issues. Zoning inspector Rich Gano said he was having more request for zoning permits and things were picking up in that area. Gano asked the status...

Windham Township Trustee News

Windham Twp. - Windham Township Trustees met for their regularly scheduled meeting last Thursday with all trustees and fiscal officer in attendance. The first item on the agenda was to open the floor to guest who would like to address the board. A resident asked if he could clean up veteran John Decker’s marker and place it where it belongs....

Fate of Garrettsville’s Design Review Board up for Debate

Garrettsville – Village Council met on Wednesday, February 13, 2013 for their regularly scheduled monthly meeting.   The public hearing that had been scheduled at last month’s council meeting to discuss proposed restructuring of the Design Review Board (DRB) was postponed due to an error in publishing the announcement.  Instead, proposed Ordinance 2013-01 was presented for second reading.  The...

Cemetery Paving In Newton Township

Newton Twp - The Newton Township Board of Trustees is pleased to announce the completion of the paving project in the Lutheran and St. Michael’s Cemeteries. The pavement replaces the former gravel driveways which many found difficult to walk on and, at times, a muddy mess in the active burial sites. Trustees contracted with Everbrite, Inc. to complete the...

Hiram Village News

Hiram - At the last Village Council meeting, Chris Szell from the Park Board shared that his group would be co-hosting an event in conjunction with the Village Police Department. At this event, the Hiram Police will be hosting their annual  ‘Fill-a-Police-Car’ food drive and pet adoption event on July 23rd from 9 am until 2 pm on the...

Treasurer Launches “Money Matters” Resource Center

Ravenna – Portage County residents looking for tips on setting a budget, managing debt, and establishing credit now have a new place to look them, thanks to a resource center recently established in the office of Treasurer Brad Cromes.  “We believe our office has a role to play in getting tools to taxpayers that will help them make good...

Garrettsville Council is Back to Business As Usual

Garrettsville – The September 12, 2012 council meeting opened with council approving the minutes from special council meetings that were held in July and August dealing with the resignation of councilwoman Karen Clyde, the death of Mayor Moser and appointment of Council President Rick Patrick as Mayor, and the filling of two vacant council seats by new appointees Becky...

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