The races were on at the YMCA’s Pinewood Derby

by Gail Stuehr

Painesville –The Pinewood Derby was set to go at the Central YMCA on Feb. 25. The 17 cars were checked in. Anticipation was in the air as the participants, their families and friends enjoyed last minute refreshments, including pizza, chips and beverages before heading into the gymnasium for the big races. This was serious business, but a lot of fun, too.

Auburn students redesign bungalows for a ‘better flip’

by Glenn Miller

PAINESVILLE – Millennials aren't always interested in purchasing the hundreds of small 1950’s bungalows in Lake County, although that could change thanks to a local architectural redesign competition.
Fourteen Auburn architecture and project management students will each present home concept plans for enlarged and modernized bungalows during “The Better Flip,” a March 21 program co-sponsored by the Lake County Ohio Port and Economic Development Authority and Auburn Career Center.

Mentor to host high school hockey championships

by Glenn Miller

Mentor – The City of Mentor and dozens of hotels and motels in and surrounding the city are happy with the selection of Mentor as host of the 2017 USA Hockey High School National Championships.
The March 30 to April 2 championships were announced by City Manager Kenneth Filipiak during a Feb. 27 State of the City luncheon at the LaMalfa center, hosted by the Mentor Area Chamber of Commerce.

Council changing full-time positions to part-time

by Marian McMahon

NORTH PERRY – Council suspended readings and passed a resolution which would allow it to change the positions of fiscal officer and parks director from full-time to part-time positions at the March 2 council meeting.

Trustees take issue with ‘delivered’ litter

by Marian McMahon

MADISON TOWNSHIP – Trustee Ken Gauntner said he finally saw what trustees Max Anderson and Pete Wayman were referring to about an issue with newspaper litter at the Feb. 28 meeting.