Perry officials sworn in

by Marian McMahon

PERRY TOWNSHIP – Newly elected officials from the Perry entities gathered at the Perry Community Center Dec. 28 to be sworn into office by Painesville Municipal Court Judge Michael Cicconetti.

ODOT provides Vrooman Road Bridge update for commissioners

by Marian McMahon

LAKE COUNTY – Representatives from the Ohio Department of Transportation, District 12 Deputy Director Myron S. Pakush, Capital Program Administrator Gregory R. Kronstain and Planning Engineer David A. Short, advised the Lake County Board of Commissioners about the status of the Vrooman Road Bridge Project Dec. 28.

Meet the new Fair Board president

by Marian McMahon

PERRY TOWNSHIP – Although the new year has just begun, the Lake County Fair Board has already begun preparations for the 2018 Lake County Fair with a new president, Wade Crofoot, who was elected a couple months ago.

Native Americans checking on Vrooman Road Bridge

by Marian McMahon

LAKE COUNTY – While the Lake County Board of Commissioners was updated on the Vrooman Road Bridge Project Dec. 28, there were two special visitors who sat quietly and listened without comment.

Lake County Fair garners numerous awards

by Marian McMahon

LAKE COUNTY – The Ohio Fair Managers Association recently released the names of the recipients of the 2017 Ohio Fair Managers Communication Awards. The awards will be presented Sunday, Jan. 7 in Columbus.

Victorian Christmas highlighted at history center

by Gail Stuehr

Painesville Township – The Lake County History Center, located at 415 Riverside Rd. in Painesville Township, turned into a Victorian Christmas for its annual Home for the Holidays, Nov. 30 through Dec. 2. Visitors entered a festive world of holiday decorations, a wonderland of artfully decorated trees, vendors selling crafts, a café, two gift shops, and special music, all for $3.

Santa has breakfast in Willoughby Hills

by Gail Stuehr

Willoughby Hills – Santa stopped by Willoughby Hills on Dec. 8 to have breakfast with about 350 people of all ages. Some kids came with a parent or two, others arrived with a contingent of siblings, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins and neighbors.

Marine Museum open one last time this year

by Marian McMahon

FAIRPORT HARBOR – It was a beautiful, busy day in the Village Dec. 2 with many residents out and about with their families and plenty of visitors from outside the community as well.