This is not about freedom
or personal choice,
it's about protecting
yourself and those around
you, the people you
work with, the people
you care about,
the people you love.
My job as president is
to protect all Americans.

President Joseph Biden
October 2021 VOLUME 38 NUMBER 10



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BOSTON TOWNSHIP

The Township minutes are posted on our website at www.bostontownship.org and outside the fiscal office at the Boston Township Hall. Meetings are covered by the West Side Leader. Trustee meetings are the second and fourth Wednesday of the month. Zoning commission meets the second Tuesday of the month and the Board of Zoning Appeals meets the fourth Tuesday of the month.

Road Department: Starting October 18 and lasting through December 10, the road department will be vacuuming up leaves as they begin to fall. Leaves should be piled off the road pavement and should not include branches or other debris. Although it has been repeatedly delayed, the trustees are still hopeful that the new plow truck, which was partially secured through the Volkswagen diesel settlement program, will arrive soon. Road Superintendent Dave Krusinski and Deputy Fiscal Officer Catherine Anson are working on a grant application through ODOT for work on township roads.

Zoning Updates: At the Zoning Commission meeting held September 14, the members voted to send the changes to the Summit County Planning Commission for their review and comment. The county planning commission will meet on October 21 at 3:00PM. When their comments have been received, the zoning commission will schedule a hearing followed by a similar hearing held by the township trustees.

Buildings and Grounds: As with most things during the reopening process, activities are slowly returning to the Boston Township Hall Committee`s three event rooms. The layout and capacity of the rooms can be seen on their website: bostontownshiphall.org . Work is continuing on the exterior of the wood building as repairs are made to the siding. Eventually the building will be painted as well. Also, the trustees approved the chip and sealing of the lower parking lot which will then be restriped.

November 2 Election: As with the most recent elections, the November 2nd election will be held in the Township Trustees` meeting room. This allows for the best flow of voters into and out of the polls.

WEBSITE: Visit our Website at www.bostontownship.org to find up–to–date Township information. Contact numbers for the trustees: Amy Anderson: 330–657–2439, Randy Bergdorf: 330–655–5698, and Bill Clifton: 330–657–4032. Fiscal Officer: Pam Schneider at 330–657–2059; Road Department: Dave Krusinski at 330–657–2600; and Zoning Inspector: John Schneider at 330–657–2601 or 234–900–9145.





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PENINSULA VILLAGE

Village Council met in person for the Regular Council Session October 11, 2021.

Council passed the September 13, 2021, Regular Council Meeting Minutes.

Council passed the motion to authorize the mayor to enter into an agreement between the Village and the Summit County Sheriff`s Office regarding the OVI Task Force for October 1, 2021 to September 30, 2022.

Moving to third reading next Council session will be Resolution No. 15–2021 A expressing the Village of Peninsula Mayor and Council`s displeasure with the Conservancy for the Cuyahoga Valley National Park and Cuyahoga Valley National Park`s collective efforts to acquire, own, and control the entirety of the former Brandywine Golf Course property.

Council passed Resolution No. 19–2021 A resolution granting consent and approval to the Director of the Ohio Department of Transportation Authority to do the following on State Highways within the Village Corporate limits: (1) apply, maintain, and repair standard longitudinal pavement markings and erect regulatory warning signs; (2) remove snow and ice and use snow and ice control material; and (3) perform maintenance and/or repairs; and authorizing the mayor to enter into any agreement for the removal of snow and ice and use snow and ice control material and/or certain maintenance and/or repairs.

Mayor Schneider expressed his disappointment regarding the Conservancy`s complete lack of cooperation to work together with the Village on the sale of the golf course.

Mayor stated PayByPhone parking was instituted August 1, 2021. He noted resident awareness could have been improved if more public announcements were done. Mayor also stated no parking fee will occur on Election Day and major holidays.

Mayor stated Halloween Trick–or–Treating will be observed in the Village on Sunday, October 31, 2021 from 6:00PM to 8:00PM.

Monthly brush pick up will start again in the spring unless there is a major storm. Leaf pick–up starts on October 18 and ends December 10.

Reminder to our residents, that it is your responsibility to keep your sidewalks, ditches, and driveway culverts clear.

Upcoming Meetings:
Planning Commission October 25, 2021, at 7:00PM in the Village Hall
Council Meeting November 8, 2021, at 7:00PM in the Village Hall

Contact Phone Numbers:
Administrative Office 330-657-2151
Non-Emergency Police & Fire 330-657-2911

Check the Website: www.villageofpeninsula-oh.gov

Nancy Holdsworth, Administrative Assistant





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PENINSULA GARDEN CLUB

Make sure you drive by the bridge on October 29, 30 or 31. We will again have delightfully scary pumpkins decorating the bridge after sunset. Remember that the flowers and decorations are to honor residents who have passed away and are no longer with us (except maybe when they visit us on All Saint`s Day.)

A big thank you to Luther`s Farm in Richfield for again supplying us cornstalks for the bridge. These really help us to make the fall season come alive in the Village of Peninsula.





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PENINSULA UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

Sunday Worship Services are taking place via Zoom at 10:00AM. Please call Lynn at (330–931–9662) for Zoom ID and passcode. Check our website (PeninsulaUMC.org) for updates to Worship service scheduling.
All are welcome!

Election Day Dinner will not be held this year. We hope to resume our tradition on Election Day in 2022!

Prayers for Pastor Claudia for her return to good health as she recuperates from surgery.





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PENINSULA LIBRARY

Peninsula Library Programs, www.peninsulalibrary.org, 330–657–2291

Book Sale November December 2021
Stop in the Friends of the Library Book Sale room, during library hours and get the deal of the season! ALL items are buy one get one free, beginning November 1 through the end of the year. Don`t miss your chance on finding a great read!

Friends of the Library Bizarre Table
The Friends of the Library Bizarre Bazaar Table is set up for in person shopping. You name your price (unless we have it marked). Donations received go back to the library: The Friends will sponsor programs, they pay for the printing and mailing of the newsletter, library equipment/supplies, and they consider Library requests for items needed in the library.

Classic Movie Night – First Thursdays at 6:30PM
November 4: Arsenic and Old Lace December 2: Christmas in Connecticut

Preschool Story Hour is on Mondays and Thursdays at 10:00AM in the Library Gazebo, weather permitting, otherwise we will be in the library.
Mondays – November 1, 8, 15 Thursdays –November 4, 11, 18

Take and Make Crafts for Children and Adults – Call the library to register for your kit.
Children`s and Adult DIY craft kits are back! The kits will be available on Monday, November 1 and December 6. Each Kit will contain all or most of the materials for the craft with instructions. We are not charging a fee, but donations towards children`s and adult programming are always accepted so we may continue fun programs. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED so we can have enough art supplies for everyone interested.

"The Village of Peninsula" Book talk presented by Barbara Gedeon. Thursday, November 11, 6:30PM
Barb will be at the library to talk about her book The Village of Peninsula: its history, structures and people. She will share her journey with writing, examine things that didn`t make it into print and answer questions about the book. Copies will be available for purchase. Please call to reserve a seat, 330–657–2291.

Letters to Santa November 27 to December 11 during library hours. Have you written your Letter to Santa yet? If not, stop by the Peninsula Library and get your letter in our Special Santa Express Mail.

A 60`s Vintage Rockin` Christmas Thursday, December 9 at 6:30PM. A 60`s Vintage Rockin` Christmas brings the nostalgia of those holiday songs and TV shows we remember as kids. You`ll enjoy some great music and TV clips from the great Christmas Specials and movies so sit back and relax into the Holidays. Please call the library to register, 330–657–2291. Peninsula Library Programs, www.peninsulalibrary.org, 330–657–2665





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PENINSULA LIBRARY NEWS

COVID Update: We are continuing to encourage hand sanitizing and other common sense things learned during Covid to keep us safe from many other types of germs as well. During this time, we want all patrons to feel comfortable in the library so we are requesting that patrons continue to wear masks. Because of close proximities, attendees of in–person programs will be required to wear masks. Also, if you would like us to bring library materials to you curbside, please let us know.

Bizarre Bazaar and Book Sale: Because of Covid, the Friends of the Library could not have the book sale room open nor offer their Bizarre Bazaar in 2020. Both have reopened for this year and feature many great items! New books seem to arrive daily and the Bazaar changes hourly. Please stop in to shop!

Trick or Treat: In a good year, the Library will see between 250 and 300 people for Trick or Treat. Even though all of those people would probably not be in the building at the same time, during a two hour event we would have crowds exceeding the current recommended capacities for proper distancing. Therefore, for 2021 we will be having Trick or Treat outside this year. Treats will be distributed as well as a coupon for children to come back to the library at a less congested time and choose a book.

The Peninsula Library is open Monday through Thursday from 9:00AM to 8:00PM and on Fridays and Saturdays from 9:00AM to 5:00PM. To reach the library, please call us at (330) 657–2665 or email us at info@peninsulalibrary.org . To visit our Cuyahoga Valley Historical Museum, please call (330) 657–2892. Please look for us on Facebook or visit our website for updated information (peninsulalibrary.org).





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PENINSULA AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Welcome Boxes were delivered to three new community residents:
Demrovski Vlatko on Whaley Road
Michael Stokes on Akron Peninsula Road
Stephanie Leone on Kendall Park Road

DOOR DECORATING PROCEDURES:
1. The doors will be judged sometime during the evening of the Candlelight Walk on Dec. 2.

2. Please remember the judge will only be looking at the door because everyone has a door.

3. If you wish to participate, please register with Rebecca Urban at 330–657–2528 or email her at explorepeninsula@gmail.com.

4. The deadline for registration is Monday, November 29.

5. The winner will receive a prize basket with items donated by local merchants and residents of Peninsula.

Margo Snider





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COMMUITY CHRISTMAS BAZAAR



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VALLEY FIRE

Valley Fire will continue to supply two smoke/CO detectors per residence. Please call 330–657–2292 or email at VFDfireprevention@gmail.com.





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VALLEY TRAINING

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Valley Fire members recently participated in a joint water rescue training with Metro Lifeflight, Brecksville fire and the dispatchers, and the NPS. Pictured above is Tony Yash, Joe McVey, and Brian Leising.





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ISSUE 36

Valley Fire District is asking the voters of Boston Township and Peninsula Village to approve a 2.5–mill replacement levy on the November 2 general election. This is a five–year capital levy. The levy will cost the owners of a $100,000 home $87.50 per year. The replacement increase will cost approximately $22.00 per year for a $100,000 home. This will bring in approximately $30,000 in additional funds. The new collection will begin in January 2022.

In the past capital funds have been used to purchase replacement gear for firefighters, radio and communication upgrades, equipment for vehicles, vehicle repairs, electrostatic sprayers as well as maintenance on the buildings and site. Vehicle replacements since the last levy include a squad in 2017, a fire engine in 2019, and a tanker in 2022 (on order).





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WOODRIDGE SCHOOL BOARD ELECTION

There was a meet the candidates night at Woodridge High School on October 13. If you were unable to attend and are on Facebook, search 330ToGO and you will find roughly 54 minutes on this meeting. This election is very important. These board members will be picking the new superintendent when Wally Davis retires.





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CONDOLENCES

Josephine Cooper passed away August 29, 2021 at the age of 86.



Kurt Wise, Jr. passed away unexpectedly on September 27, 2021. Kurt grew up in Boston Township and graduated from Stow–Munroe Falls High School. He was employed by Falls Welding and Supply. Kurt was preceded in death by his mother Karen, cousin Kevin, grandparents Hazel and Norman Wise, and Virginia and Stephen Stanovic. He is survived by his sons Nathan and Jacob, father Kurt, Sr. (Alice), sister Mindi Wise–Kline, nephew John Kline (Brooke, Kenzie, and Kodie), niece Amanda Hermann (Jeff, Warren, and Ella).



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Resident of Peninsula and Boston Township, Jeff Miller, pictured above, passed away on September 14. He was the son of Lenny and Arlene Miller (nee Conroy), both of Boston Township. Jeff was a 1988 graduate of Woodridge High School, poet, musician, skilled craftsman and union carpenter. He leaves his children Kalley, Dakota, and Brogan, his mother Arlene, siblings Chris and Tara, along with his love Sharon and many family and friends. Jeff`s favorite places were Boston Mills Ski Area where he spent most of his childhood and Terry Lumber where he learned his love of woodworking. His favorite things to tell stories about were all the buildings and bridges he helped to build and his many, many wonderful friends.
Thank you to everyone who joined us for his celebration of life to tell stories about their times with him and to laugh and cry with us. Thank you to everyone who donated food or time or both and to Boston Township Hall for allowing us to hold our celebration there.





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PENINSULA POLICE DEPARTMENT

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Peninsula Police Department welcomed Ryan Ennis to the department. Ryan is a lifelong resident of Summit County and a graduate of the Kent State University Police Academy. He comes from a law enforcement family and began his police career in 2014. In that time, Ryan has worked in both high and low crime rate areas, developed a strong sense of community policing, and has been certified in several specializations, including Crisis Intervention Training and Use of Force/De-escalation tactics. Ryan enjoys reading, collecting comic books, and spending time with his wife, Christina and their nine-month-old daughter.





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SERVICES

From the Editors: Have you used any of these services? We are asking for your feedback in rating them from one to five with five being excellent.

ALEXANDER WATER: 330-923-0014.

FOR SALE: Handwoven cotton dish towels from local weaver Joanne Noragon. Towels are all cotton, machine wash and dry. Size 17x22", a variety of colors. Contact me: Everythingoldisnew2019@gmail.com. To see and order: cuponthebus.blogspot.com. Choose the towel tab. To visit my studio and browse my stock, email me for an appointment.

TREE TRIMMING: Tree trimming, storm clean-up, general clean-up. Call Tom the Tree Guy at 330-760-4105.

SONSHINE CLEANING SERVICE: Residential (including Apartments), Commercial, Offices, Floors, Walls, Windows, Bathrooms, etc. $10 off first cleaning and $10 off for every referral that uses us. Three hour minimum please. Please contact Claudia Norris at (440) 915-9957. Local references available.

LICENSED ELECTRICIAN- Peninsula resident. Great rates/Quick service. Call Steve at 330-310-1061. Ohio license #El22934.
YCN Rating 5 Star. Very good work, timely and good communications during the job.

COMPANION SERVICES: Are you a senior seeking senior companion services? Well, help is here. Call Kimberly for more details. 330-285-6962

REAL ESTATE SERVICES: Your hometown Real Estate agent, looking to buy or sell your home call us. Sylvia Tonhaeuser/ Robin Shrader Remax Trends 330-329-1851. No one knows Peninsula or Boston Township better.

PROJECT FEEDING KIDS: Find the best prices for every essential service, both residential and commercial while helping feed children in the community. We work with top brands, such as DirecTv, Dish, AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, gas, electric, and merchant services. Call Kelly at 330-203- 9713.

CARPET, RUG, UPHOLSTERY & TILE CLEANING: Citrus-based green cleaning system. Safe for children and pets. No residue and dries in a few hours. Offer 20% discount includes moving couch and chairs. Contact Sandy or Jim Sadens at 330-657-2113 CitrusGreenClean.com Email us at sadens.jim@gmail.com.
YCN reader rating of 5, multiple community comments.

NEED A HAND? CALL THE HANDYMAN! Bath resident, Joshua Kastelic 15+ years experience. Honest, Quality, On-Time 330-289-8181 thehandyman_can@rocketmail.com
YCN reader rating of 5, reporter has used this service multiple times.

PET SITTING IN YOUR HOME: For all your pet sitting needs, contact Precious Pets Sitting Service at 216-701-4181. Providing visits, midday walks, and overnight service since 1997. Rates start $15/day, insured/bonded, Veterinary Technician.

PHOTOGRAPHER: Your photographer neighbor. www.KelleyWeitzelPhotography.com For all photography needs.

CUSTOM PICTURE FRAMING: Award-winning custom picture framing since 1992, with framing consultations at your home or office, delivery and installation. Instruction with social media and marketing. Fine Art Services - Assisting artists, designers, corporate & residential clients in the selection, display and proper framing of art. 330-657-2228.
YCN reader rating of: 5 Star Rating! I have used Carolyn to frame, reframe, and repair all sorts of art for me and she does a professional job.
YCN reader rating of: 5 Star Rating! Wonderful work and very creative. Highly recommended.


SAWMILL SERVICE: From firewood to tree removal, all the way to decks, porches, & more. We do it all, give me a call! Wells Construction/S & S Sawmill, Seth, (330) 352-0210.
YCN reader rating of 5, reporter very pleased with services.

FOR SALE: End Tables and Coffee Tables. Eye-Catching, Locally Sourced Hardwoods. Handmade in Boston Township. Visit StudioJoe.us.

DOG TRAINING/SERVICES: Whether you need help training your dog or help getting your dog out while you`re away, call Tim Dent 4 Dogs, LLC (330) 212–1181 or email timdent4dogs@gmail.com. Reasonable rates.
YCN reader rating of 5.