America was not
built on fear.
America was built on
courage, on imagination,
and unbeatable
determination to do
the job at hand.

Harry S. Truman
April 2022 VOLUME 39 NUMBER 4



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MEMORIAL DAY

We have a band and are getting ready for Memorial Day on May 30, 2022. If you have an old vehicle, we would like to talk to you about participating.

Each year we mention veterans living in our community. If you are a veteran and would like to participate please call Jerry Ritch and give him your name, branch of service, and war in which you may have served. 330-657-2015.

On May 30 at 9:00AM in the Township`s service garage Valley Fire will be providing doughnuts and coffee.

There will be a brief service at the Memorial Grove at the Peninsula Library at 10:00AM. This service commemorates the service of former staff, board members, and friends of the Peninsula Library who have passed away.

We expect the band to arrive around 11:00AM. From here the parade goes up to Cedar Grove Cemetery for a short service. Then it is on to the site of the old Boston Community Church (corner of Hines Hill and Boston Mills). There will be hot dogs, water, lemonade, and bakery for all. The parade will continue down Boston Mills Road to Main Street ending at the Boston Cemetery for another brief service.





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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.

Road Department: Road Superintendent Dave Krusinski and Deputy Fiscal Officer Catherine Anson are continuing to look for grants for township roads. This time the township is seeking $90,000 for work on Hines Hill Road through the Public Land Access Grant program. Brush pick-up will commence after May 1st on the first Mondays of the month and will continue through October. Place cut ends toward the curb. Please, no dirt, or dirt balls and no foreign materials such as lumber, nails or barbed wire. For more information, please call the Road Department at (330) 657-2600.

Zoning Updates: As a reminder, the hearing before the Board of Zoning Appeals regarding the application from Senuta Property, LLC, which applied to install two double-sided billboards visible to Route 8 on Parcel #07-00108 just east of the northeast corner of the Akron-Cleveland Rd. and Barlow Rd. intersection, has been continued until May 24 at the request of the applicant. Also, to be considered on May 24 will be an application for conditional use and a variance for the property located at 105 Kendall Park Rd.

Summit e-Waste: The e-Waste Recycling Solutions collection box which was placed at the rear of the township property has been well received. Obsolete electronic items (desktop computers, laptops, printers, cell phones, tablets, telephones, modems, routers, DVD players, VCRs, stereos, game consoles, cables, wires, power adapters, ink & toner cartridges, flat screen computer monitors, and batteries) can be placed in the collection box.

Akron-Cleveland Road Improvement Project: The Summit County Engineer`s office received $700,000 in federal funds for the resurfacing of 1.43 miles of Akron-Cleveland Road in Boston Township from the Boston Heights border to the Cuyahoga Falls border. Work will include pavement repairs, shoulder restoration, resurfacing, and new pavement markings. Construction is anticipated in the Summer of 2022. For updated information, please see:
https://www.summitengineer.net/projects/Akron-Cleveland-Road-Improvement-Project.html.

JEDD U: Under the terms of the Joint Economic Development District (JEDD) Agreement between Cuyahoga Falls and Boston Township, Cuyahoga Falls proposes to install a water line along Akron-Cleveland Road from approximately Seasons Road to Suncrest Garden Center. The proposed water line will be sent out for bid in June with construction to start in August prior to the resurfacing of Akron-Cleveland Road. Property owners along the water line will be contacted as information becomes available as to the cost to connect to the proposed water line. The JEDD is continuing to discuss options to extend sanitary sewers along the same route.

Memorial Day: After a two-year hiatus, there will once again be Memorial Day parades this year. Remember that after the Peninsula parade there is a parade in Boston, leaving from the former Boston Community Church at approximately 12:30 and ending at the Boston Cemetery.

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: Pat Ryan at 234–900–9145.





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PENINSULA VILLAGE

Village Council met in person for the Regular Council Session April 11, 2022.

Council passed the March 14, 2022, Regular Council Meeting Minutes.

Council passed Ordinance No. 05-2022 an ordinance amending section 121.01 of the Village`s Administrative Code relating to the day of which regular monthly council meetings are held. Council will now meet on the second Tuesday of the month starting May 10, 2022.

Council also suspended the three-reading rule and passed Ordinance No. 10-2022 an ordinance amending section

139.08 of the Village`s Administrative Code relating to police uniform allowance.

Moving to third reading in May are Ordinance No. 08-2022 an ordinance establishing section 505.15 of the Village`s Codified Ordinances relating to chickens and Ordinance No 09-2022 an ordinance establishing chapter 1351 of the Village`s Zoning Code relating to property maintenance requirements.

Council passed a motion to pay for two exhaust fans for the Valley Fire Department for a total of $11,650.

Council decided not to move forward with roofing and siding the Players Barn at a cost of $30,000. Instead, they passed a motion to allocate an amount not to exceed $35,000 to replace three furnaces and air conditioning units at the Village Hall.

Mayor Schneider states Summit County Public Health now mandates properties served by a sewage treatment system and/or private water system are now subject to a Building and Zoning Evaluation Application through their department. You must have SCPH approval before applying for Village permits. For more information, please visit www.scph.org or call 330-926-5600.

The mayor would like to remind everyone if you are utilizing your property for short-term rentals, please remit a completed Short-Term Rental Certificate Application to the Village. All Short-Term Rental related forms can be found on the Village website under the zoning tab.

Reminder to our residents, it is illegal to discard any debris, including, but not limited to, grass clippings, leaves, litter or any unsightly or unsanitary material into the roadway to maintain public health and safety. It is your responsibility to keep your sidewalks, ditches, and driveway culverts clear.

A second Summit E-Waste bin has been added to our community for all electronic items needing to be recycled. The bin is located at 1639 W. Mill Street at the village service garage. Any items related to an electronic device (cords, screens, keyboards, ink cartridges, etc.) can be recycled in these bins.

Mayor Schneider reminds everyone brush pick-up starts the first Monday of May. Brush pickup will continue until the first Monday of October. If Monday is a holiday, it will be picked up on Tuesday. Brush only, cut ends to the road. No root balls or vines. This is for storm damage and minor property cleanup. NOT for major tree removal or clearing of property. There will be NO leaf pick-up until November.

Mayor Schneider also reminds everyone that if you are planning to remodel your home, new roof, install a fence or retaining wall you will need a building permit. Please call 330-657-2151 for more information.

The Mayor encourages all residents to stay informed on the positive progress that is being made on water and sewers to the Village.

Upcoming Meetings:
Planning Commission April 25, 2022, at 7:00PM in the Village Hall
ATTENTION: NEW DAY OF THE MONTH! Council Meeting Tuesday, May 10, 2022, 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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VALLEY FIRE ISSUE 5

Please support Issue 5 on the May 3, 2022 primary ballot. This is a five years renewal of the current operating levy for Valley Fire District. The operating levy will continue services for fire and rescue for our community. There is no increase and the levy will cost $192.94 for a $100,000 home.

Valley Fire Department is participating in Safety Day at COSTCO on May 21 from 11:00AM until 2:00PM. Bring the kids and meet members of Valley Fire, Boston Heights Police Department, and Interstate Towing. Safety vehicles will be available for viewing.





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Valley Firefighters Association invites you to our Annual Pancake Breakfast




All the Pancakes You Care to Eat

Including: Sausage, Scrambled Eggs, Orange Juice, Milk and Coffee.

When: Sunday, May 1, 2022
Time: 8:00AM to 1:00PM
Where: Valley Fire Station, 5287 Dogwood Drive, Peninsula Ohio, 44264

Cost is $10.00 for Adults and $6.00 for Kids 10 and under.

Tickets will be available at the door.

For more information call the station 330-657-2292

We look forward to seeing you there!!!


Any checks must be made out to: Valley Firefighters Incorporation





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PENINSULA UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

Happy Easter Season from your friends at Peninsula United Methodist Church!

We invite you to join us for Sunday Services each week at 10:00AM, both in person and via Zoom. The Zoom meeting ID is 734 940 8017 and the password is Pumc1575.

We thank you for your support of Ukraine through our efforts or through other means! We will continue to accept monetary donations for Ukraine through UMCOR (the United Methodist Committee on Relief). 100% of your donations to designated UMCOR funds go directly to aid. This is because administrative costs are covered through separate fund drives and appropriations. To donate, write your check to PUMC (with Ukraine in the memo line) and mail to PUMC, PO Box 186, Peninsula, OH 44264. Or go to UMCOR.org and click on "Support the humanitarian response in Ukraine." We are in prayer for all those impacted by the current war in Ukraine.

Check our website (PeninsulaUMC.org/upcoming-events/) for updates and the most recent information.





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PENINSULA LIBRARY

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

Friends of the Library Spring Book Sale Room $3.00 Bag Sale

May 1 to June 30 during library hours

Classic Movie Night—First Thursday at 6:30PM
May—Lilies of the Field (United Artists, 1963, 94 minutes)
June—A Lady Takes A Chance (RKO, 1943, 86 minutes)

Valley Railway B&O and C&O Cleveland to Valley Junction (near Zoar, Oh)
Thursday, May 12 from 7:00PM to 9:00PM at the BOSTON TOWNSHIP HALL, 1775 Main Street.
All Aboard!! And with that time honored call, we welcome you to join a slide presentation on the history of the railway that runs through Peninsula. It will be a pictorial journey along the railway from its northern terminus on Lake Erie to its southern terminus at Valley Junction just east of New Philadelphia. The presentation is by Michael Kole, a historian with the Midwest Railway Preservation Society. We will be hosting this on Thursday, May 12 from 7:00PM to 9:00 PM here at the library. The presentation is free, but we kindly ask for reservations.

It is a Bird`s World presented by Mary Lou Jubin—Saturday, May 21 from 1:00PM to 2:00PM.
The program will highlight the only living remains of the dinosaur world- BIRDS! Learn why birds are special, how to attract birds to your yard and a variety of fun facts about different bird species:
* The American robin-how it got its name.
* A year in the life of the bluebird
* The cardinal — our state bird
* The beautiful tree swallow family
* Great Blue Herons, native swans, and flickers too.
* It is a program for all bird lovers!
Mary Lou will present this slide show presentation, and she will play the hammered dulcimer along with the slides. This program is free, but we kindly ask for reservations.

Summer Reading Club Sign Up Day for ALL AGES Oceans of Possibilities
May 31 from 9:30AM to 7:30PM.
Register for Summer Reading Club, Oceans of Possibilities on Tuesday, May 31 from 9:30AM to 7:30PM. Summer Reading Club is for ALL AGES! When you register, you will receive a Summer Reading Club Kit with reading logs, activity sheets and other fun items.





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CONDOLENCES

Former Township resident Rena Hatch Fiedler passed away March 22, 2022 at the age of 95. Preceded in death by her husband, James, Rena is survived by her children, James, Richard, and Debi.



Township resident Paul Wesley Berthold, Jr. passed away April 2, 2022 at the age of 72 following a lengthy illness. Paul is survived by his wife, Linda Cheryl (Coleman); his children, Heather Berthold and Stephanie Andrews (Scott); grandchildren, Mackenzie, Parker, Delaney, Wesley, and Adeline; his siblings, Sally Spohn, Linda Manfrass (Ted), and Kay Guenther (Pat).

Paul graduated from Hudson High School in 1968 and went on to attend Kent State University, earning a degree in business. In 1971, during his senior year at KSU, Paul was named co-captain and Who`s Who in the College Athletics book for his outstanding soccer season. At that time, this publication was considered an All-American recognition. Paul has been described as one of Kent State Men`s Soccer greats and an even better person. Upon his father`s death, Paul took over the family business for a period of time, Berthold Electric Company, in Barberton, Ohio. Paul retired from Thomas and Betts/ABB.

Paul has been described by his friends as a great gentleman who always had a smile and always had the ability to make others laugh. Paul had a never quit approach to life and was truly a wonderful human being to all. Paul always took the high road in life and was an especially wonderful husband, father, grandfather (Tappy), and brother. Paul will be greatly missed by all who knew him.


Condolences to Bill and Nancy Clifton. Nancy`s brother, John Collins, of Springfield Ohio passed away April 9, 2022.





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PENINSULA AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

The Vendor Court will take place in the GAR Hall parking lot on April 23, 30, and May 7 from 11:00AM to 4:00PM. There will be a special lane for the grab-n-go.

Vendors on each day are as follows:

April 23—Stray Dog and Akron Pickle, Breadheads Breadery, Katie Panzer Farms with fresh ramps, Gardner of Bath Ice Cream, BullyRun Coffee LLC.

April 30—In addition to the ones above, the Pierogi Lady will be there.

May 7—All listed above.

Additionally on each Saturday, River Light Gallery will offer ramp soap, notecards, and more. The Peninsula Art Academy will have a Ramped Up Hands-on-Art Project—make and take. The Purple Brown Store will have ramp items each Saturday with a Producer Pop Up, GRACE Elderberry from 11:00AM to 2:00PM on April 23.

The Peninsula Foundation has scheduled a Tag Sale in the Bigelow Building at Route 303 and Riverview Road on April 30.

Parking will be available in the GAR Hall lot, across the street, and at Heritage Classical Academy at 1930 Bronson Street. If parking areas are full, depending on availability, there might be spots in the lower level parking of the Boston Township Hall. This would be for overflow parking only.

Hope your taste buds are getting ready!





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PENINSULA MIX

Recently the Township Association of Summit County (TASC) hosted one of their meetings at the Boston Township Hall. After two years of no meetings, it was good to actually see each other. The main topic of the meeting was storm water management. There will be big changes for the entire county. Our meeting was catered by Doug`s Dinner Bucket on Akron-Cleveland Road. This is the township`s only restaurant. They have a wonderful breakfast and lunch menu. They also have a catering menu that is very good. They are able to accommodate just about everything you could possibly need. Pam and Tony are great people.

I am asking you to support our small businesses. Suncrest Garden Center, also on Akron-Cleveland Road has a great selection of trees, shrubs, and plants as well as mulch and soils. This is a beautiful facility and everyone working there is extremely helpful.

Earth and Wood, just down the street, had bulk mulch and soils. Both places have a delivery service.

Amy Anderson





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CONGRATULATIONS PENINSULA HOME AND GARDEN CLUB!


In 2022, the Village Council established a Community Organization Recognition Award to recognize an outstanding organization for its service to the village and community. The first local organization honored to receive this award was the Peninsula Home and Garden Club. The award was presented by Mayor Schneider to the garden club on Monday, March 14, at the village council meeting.

When I was told that the club was to receive this recognition, I thought it appropriate that the award be accepted by our longest serving active member. After some lengthy research, we found that Marilyn Hansen, our treasurer, had joined garden club in 1970. Sadly, Marilyn passed away just one week before the council meeting. We accepted the award in honor of Marilyn and her fifty-three years of service to the community through the garden club.

I am frequently in awe of the amazing projects our members orchestrate season to season. We raise our own funds, come up with our own plan, gather up our volunteers, buy our supplies, and get the job done. And always with lots of laughs, smiles, and cooperation. And we still have time to simply enjoy each other`s company during our monthly gatherings. There are so many ways to be in service to your community. Garden club is just one. Congratulations to the Peninsula Home and Garden Club celebrating their 87th year of service to our community.

Dee Holody





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WANT ADS AND SERVICES

WANTED: Looking for a clothes dryer. If you have one, please call Scott at 330 631 9874.

UNION CEMETERY ASSOCIATION OF BOSTON TOWNSHIP: The annual report for the Union Cemetery Association of Boston Township is available by request at P.O. Box 65, Peninsula, OH 44264.

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.

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.

BECOME A HOSPICE VOLUNTEER: Join Brookdale Hospice- flexible hours- weekly or bi-weekly commitment visiting seniors in your area. We have ten north-east Ohio locations with patients from all walks of life. Play cards, read books, listen to music, do puzzles are some ideas to do with patient. Background check, TB test and drug screen all provided by Brookdale. Please reach out for more information- Patricia Lott at 440-892-6212 or email at patricia.lott@lhcgroup.cpm