United Way announces the 2017 Community Campaign goal

by Gail Stuehr

Mentor – United Way of Lake County (UWLC) overcame a deluge of water and last minute change of venue to successfully kick off their 2017 Community Campaign with a goal of $2,775,000. A blast of torrential rains at the last minute forced the change from the planned new Mentor amphitheater with as many as 300 guests to about 50 guests at UWLC headquarters, 9285 Progress Parkway, Mentor.

Blessing of Animals

by Submitted

Willoughby Hills – DeJohn Pet Services is hosting its annual Blessing of Animals and Memorial Service Saturday, Oct. 14 at 2 p.m. at the DeJohn Pet Services on the campus of DeJohn-Flynn-Mylott Funeral Homes at 28890 Chardon Road in Willoughby Hills. Everyone in the community is welcome to attend.

Sermons will focus on ‘the politics of Jesus’

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PAINESVILLE – “The Politics of Jesus” is the October sermon topic within First Church Congregational, on the Square in downtown Painesville. Rev. Tom Cofer explores Jesus Christ’s role in addressing political issues, not in a “partisan political” manner but in teaching his followers to cope with their political environments.

New Painesville Township Park pier opens Oct. 17

by Glen Miller

PAINESVILLE TOWNSHIP – As part of its effort to connect people with Lake Erie, the Lake County Metroparks will unveil a new $1.9 million Painesville Township Park pier during a 5 p.m. Oct. 17 ribbon cutting ceremony.

State donates money for regional emergency response center

by Glen Miller

MENTOR – A half-million dollars in state funding presented to Mentor City Council Oct. 3 was the first step in building a regional emergency response center that will house special equipment used by police and emergency response teams throughout the county.

Taco Bell eateries get 'yes' and 'no' votes

by Glen Miller

MENTOR – The Mentor Planning Commission failed to give Taco Bell preliminary approval for a fast food eatery on Diamond Centre Drive, although it okayed preliminary plans for another one on Tyler Boulevard.
The no and yes votes on the two Taco Bell fast food restaurants came during the Commission's Sept. 27 meeting.

Document server may need replacement

by Marian McMahon

PERRY TOWNSHIP – Fiscal Officer Chris Page updated the trustees Sept. 26 on the Township server and some issues they have had with it recently.
Regarding the possible need to replace the system in the future, she would want something basic.