Falkowski re-elected president

by Marian McMahon

PAINESVILLE – At the Jan. 23 meeting, the Laketran Board of Trustees unanimously re-elected Brian Falkowski as Board president to a third, one-year term and Paul E. Miller as vice president for a second, one-year term for 2017.

Cell poll requests spur upgraded city rights-of-way rules

by Glen Miller

MENTOR – A growing number of requests to erect additional cell poles along street sides has brought about revisions in the ordinance regulating them and other utilities in city rights-of-way.
The revisions enacted at the Feb. 7 Mentor City Council meeting result from the need to enacted a “comprehensive” city right-of-way ordinance that regulates placement of public and private utilities along them, Law Director Richard Hennig said.

Goodbye Noosa Bistro, hello Auto Zone

by Glen Miller

MENTOR – The Noosa Bistro, one of Mentor's fine dining restaurants and watering holes, will soon be closing its doors to make way for an Auto Zone store approved Feb. 9 by the City Planning Commission.
The final site development and architectural plan calls for demolition of the 15-year-old restaurant to make way for construction of the 7,381-square-foot auto parts store on nearly two-thirds of an acre at 7418 Mentor Ave.

Volk Optical appoints president

by Submitted

MENTOR – Volk Optical has appointed Jyoti Gupta, Ph.D., to the position of president, following the move of long-time Volk President Pete Mastores to the position of chief commercial officer on Volk’s board.

ABB responds to Commissioners’ letter

by Submitted

LAKE COUNTY - In response to the announcement ABB (formerly Bailey Meter) in Wickliffe was moving its operations out of the county, the Lake County Board of Commissioners sent a letter Jan. 31 to Jim Creevy, senior director Government Affairs of ABB North America.