Rental and vacant property ordinances updated

by Marian McMahon

PAINESVILLE – Council passed two ordinances on third reading which amend ordinances in place concerning rental property registration and vacant property registration at the June 19 council meeting.

Water rate increase is approved

by Marian McMahon

LAKE COUNTY – The Lake County Board of Commissioners approved the first water rate hike in years for the Lake County Department of Utilities at the June 15 meeting.

Recorder garners $108,183 refund for department

by Marian McMahon

LAKE COUNTY – The Lake County Board of Commissioners commended County Recorder Becky Lynch for acquiring a large refund from a vendor for unsatisfactory completion of work at the June 8 commissioners meeting.

Lake Communicators 12th annual APEX Awards honors MarComm professionals

by Submitted

MENTOR – The Lake Communicators 12th Annual APEX Awards competition was held at Mooreland Mansion of Lakeland Community College May 18. The professional marketing group presented 50 gold, silver and bronze awards to individuals, businesses and organizations that work and serve clients in Lake, Geauga and Ashtabula counties for their outstanding marketing and public relations campaigns.

PUCO provides pricing protections to submetered customers

by Submitted

COLUMBUS, June 21, 2017 – The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) today ruled that it will assert jurisdiction to stop submetering companies from charging submetered residential customers more than what the PUCO-regulated local public utility charges a customer with equivalent usage through default service rates.

Well-known eatery finds new loaction

by Glen Miller

Mentor – After being located at 7418 Mentor Ave. for more than two decades, Noosa Bistro closed its doors June 18 to make way for the construction of an Auto Zone car and truck parts store.

Laketran launches mobile app as latest technology upgrade

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LAKE COUNTY – In the last year, Laketran has launched a fleet of customer service tools to help users navigate the local public transit system and access their door-to-door Dial-a-Ride service. Next in line is a new Rider Tools mobile app now available for Android and iPhone users.