Always remember
others may hate you
but those who hate
you don`t win
unless you hate them.
And then you
destroy yourself.

Richard Nixon
July 2022 VOLUME 39 NUMBER 7



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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.

Happy Birthday, Marjorie Morgan! At the meeting held July 13, the trustees wished life-long township resident Marjorie Morgan a happy 100th birthday!



Sgt. Jimmy McCue
CONGRATULATIONS JIMMY! Beginning his career in law enforcement in 1988, Sgt. Jimmy McCue retired on June 20, 2022 from Boston Heights Police Department. After losing their police contract with Peninsula in 1998 the Township obtained coverage with the Summit County Sheriff. Thanks to Jimmy`s efforts the Township regained the contract in May 2005. We thank Jimmy for taking wonderful care of our residents and wish him a long and happy retirement.

Road Department: Brush pick-up will continue on the first Mondays of the month through October. For more information, please call the Road Department at (330) 657-2600. Earlier this year, through the efforts of Rd. Supt. Dave Krusinski and Deputy Fiscal Officer Cathy Anson, the township applied for a grant to resurface various township roads from the Ohio Department of Transportation`s Township Stimulus program. The township was awarded $245,412. When bids were received, the cost came in at $287,652. The amount of approximately $21,000 will be covered by Peninsula Village as part of a joint effort regarding Stine Road. On July 13, it was announced that Summit County will provide additional funds to cover the remaining shortfall. For assistance on this project, the township would like to thank Joe Paradise from the Summit County Engineer`s Office and Brian Nelsen from County Executive Ilene Shapiro`s office.

Zoning Updates: 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 Road and Barlow Road intersection, was continued until July 26 due to the illness of the township solicitor. At the meeting held July 13, the trustees voted to hire Laura Brock as Zoning Secretary/Clerk to start work as of August 1, 2022. Welcome, Laura!

Akron-Cleveland Road Waterline Project: On June 27, 2022 Cuyahoga Falls City Council approved having their Director of Public Service enter into a contract to install a 12" waterline along a portion of Akron-Cleveland Road in Boston Township. This phase of the waterline extension will go from approximately the intersection with Wyoga Lake Road to approximately 5194 Akron-Cleveland Road. Construction is expected to be completed by November.

Police Contract: The policing contract between the township and Peninsula Village has been renewed for another three-year period to expire on December 31, 2025. There will be no increase in cost for 2023 with 3% increases for each of 2024 and 2025.

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 on Tuesday, July 12, 2022.

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

Council passed Ordinance No. 08-2022 an ordinance establishing section 505.15 of the Village`s Codified Ordinances relating to chickens.

Moving to third reading in September will be Resolution No. 15-2022 and Ordinance No. 16-2022.

Council suspended the three-reading rule and passed Resolution No. 17-2022 a resolution adopting the tax budget of the Village of Peninsula for the fiscal year beginning January 1, 2023 and submitting the same to the County Fiscal Officer.

Council suspended the three-reading rule and passed Resolution No. 18-2022 a resolution authorizing a Police Protection Agreement with Boston Township for 2023, 2024, and 2025.

Council suspended the three-reading rule and passed Resolution No.19-2022 a resolution amending the employee position list/wage scale.

Mayor Schneider announced Council will take a recess for August, 2022 and will resume in September.

The mayor encourages all residents to visit the Village website at www.villageofpeninsula-oh.gov and go to the Wastewater tab to get the latest sewers and water news along with meeting dates.

Summit County Public Health mandates properties served by a sewage treatment system and/or private water system are 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.

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, snow, 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.

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.

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.

Upcoming Meetings:
Planning Commission July 25, 2022, at 7:00PM in the Village Hall.
Council Meeting Tuesday, July 12, 2022, at 7:00PM

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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AGAIN AKRON-CLEVELAND ROAD HEATS UP

Ric Haury, board member of the Joint Economic Development District (JEDD) reported today that a new water line which is being installed along Akron-Cleveland Road is expected to be completed in November.

Boston Township and the City of Cuyahoga Falls are partners in the JEDD.

The new water line will extend from Steels Corners Road north to a point just north of Suncrest Gardens.

A subcommittee headed by Mr. Haury surveyed property owners along that section of Akron- Cleveland Road and the results of the survey showed that around 65% of the owners also wanted sanitary sewers extended to their properties.

Such an extension is now being discussed by the JEDD Board, Boston Township, officials of the City of Cuyahoga Falls and members of Summit County Council.

That stretch of Akron-Cleveland Road has long suffered from burning tire fires, failing septic systems, and an almost total lack of development due to the lack of sewer and water.

All the more significant, because Akron-Cleveland Road (former State Route 8) is a northern gateway to Boston Township, Cuyahoga Falls, the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, and Summit County.

Marty Griffith, subcommittee member





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CONGRATULATIONS DOUG

Doug Unger`s pastel "Wimm`s Garden Center" was accepted in the 86th National juried Mid-Year Exhibition at the Butler Museum of Art in Youngstown, Ohio and his "Three Pocket Mandolins" won the Best in Sculpture award in the 76th Annual Exhibition at the Zanesville Museum of Art.





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PENINSULA POLICE DEPARTMENT


Please welcome Officer Joseph Krupla to the Peninsula Police Department. Officer Krupla was born in Cleveland and graduated from Lutheran High School West in 2002. He joined the U.S. Army in 2002 and served both on Active Duty and National Guard until 2014, leaving the service as a Captain. While serving in the military he graduated from John Carroll University with a Bachelors in Sociology and certificate in Criminology. He currently is employed as an AML investigator for an Ohio based bank and as a part time Corrections Officer for North Royalton Police Department. Joseph recently graduated from the Polaris Career Center Basic Police Academy. He resides in Brunswick and recently celebrated his 15 year wedding anniversary with his high school sweetheart Deborah. They have a daughter, Victoria (13 years old) and a son, Henry (8 years old).





On July 16 we had a summer cookout/ get together at the Boston Township Hall which included a drone demonstration from Lou Keller and Danny Canary from Skydio, an American based company that makes drones for law enforcement and the military.





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PEDDLER`S DAY RETURNING
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2022
10:00AM to 3:00PM


To have your location listed on the Peninsula Village Website for Peddler`s Day, please contact Pam Schneider or Jen Verbic. Pam Schneider 330-592-2707 (text or call) or email at pam9963@aol.com or Jen Verbic 216-538-2527 (text or call) or email at JVerbic@villageofpeninsula-oh.gov. Please give your name, address of where garage/yard sale will take place, and a phone number (only to be used if we have questions)!

Please have information submitted by September 17!

Boston Township will again be offering table space in the road garage driveway off Main Street. Spaces are limited. If interested please call Amy Anderson at 330-687-9498.





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PENINSULA UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

The Peninsula United Methodist Church is collecting school supplies for the Woodridge Local School District from July 17 to August 31. We welcome members of our community to participate in this mission by placing school supplies in the plastic bins located by the entrance to the right of the front doors at 1575 Main Street in Peninsula.

The following items are needed: glue sticks, student scissors, #2 and mechanical pencils, 1" binders, wide rule subject spiral and composition notebooks, washable markers, 24 count boxes of crayons, 12 pack boxes of colored pencils, large erasers, highlighters, folders, loose leaf paper, earbuds and backpacks.

Monetary donations will also be accepted. Checks can be written to PUMC with "Woodridge School Supplies" in the memo line. They can be mailed to PUMC, PO Box 186, Peninsula, OH 44264. Please contact us with any questions at PeninsulaM@TWC.com or leave a message at (330) 657-2567. More information about PUMC can be found at PeninsulaUMC.org.

Thank you for joining us in providing for the needs of students in our community. All contributions will be delivered directly to Woodridge Local Schools.





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PENINSULA UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

We invite you to join us for Sunday Services each week at 9:00AM in the church yard. Please bring a lawn chair, if you are able. In case of rain, services will take place inside. You can also join us via Zoom! The Zoom meeting ID is 734 940 8017 and the password is Pumc1575.

At PUMC, all are welcome!

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





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COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS BAZAAR

Boston Township will be sponsoring the Community Christmas Bazaar on December 3, 2022 at the Boston Township Hall. Residents who participated in 2022 have been emailed an application. If you are interested, please email Amy at AmyZ1028@aol.com or call 330-657-2439.





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PENINSULA LIBRARY

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

Visit our Museum! Cuyahoga Valley Historical Museum
is a branch of the Peninsula Library and Historical Society organized for the purpose of interpreting and promoting the area`s history through permanent and special exhibits. The museum is located in the Boston Township Hall, 1775 Main Street, Second Floor. The hours are Thursday, Friday and Saturday from Noon to 5:00PM and the phone number is 330-657-2665.

Learn how Quarried Stone was Transported at the Cuyahoga Valley Historical Museum. Stone from Peninsula area quarries was transported by various methods. After the Ohio and Erie Canal opened in 1827, stone was transported by boat. After the Valley Railway opened in 1880, stone was shipped by rail. The most enduring (and stress inducing) method to transport stone was via horse and wagon on local roads. Stop in the Cuyahoga Valley Historical Museum to learn more about the Stone Quarries in Peninsula.

Classic Movie Night, First Thursday at 6:30PM.
September 1 – Stella Dallas 1937, United Artists – featuring Barbara Stanwyck, who earned the first of her four Academy Award Nominations for this role.
Tuesday Evening Book Club Second Tuesday at 6:30PM. September 13 – My sister the serial killer. By Oyinkan Braithwatie.

Getting Started with Medicare - Thursday, September 22 6:00PM to 7:30PM.
Getting Started with Medicare is presented by Laura Mutsko, a Certified Senior Adviser and Medicare Supplement Accredited Adviser. She will highlight when and where to apply for Medicare, what decisions you will need to make, what Medicare covers, cost of Medicare, and the difference between original Medicare and Medicare Advantage Plans. This class will be in person, please wear your mask. Reservations are requested, please call the library at 330-657-2291 or email info@peninsulalibrary.org.

Wednesday Afternoon Book Club Fourth Wednesday at 1:30PM. September 28Sankofa. By Chibundu Onuzo.





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A SPECIAL OPEN HOUSE

You are most cordially invited to a special open house at The Boston Town Hall located at the corner of Riverview Road and Route 303 on Sunday, September 11, 2022, from 2:30PM to 5:00PM. Our gathering will mark the 140th anniversary of Mother of Sorrows Parish in Peninsula and my retirement as pastor. Do come and share your stories and memories of Mother of Sorrows Parish, established in 1882, to serve the community. Refreshments will be served. Looking forward to seeing you!

Blessings,
Father John Terzano





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PENINSULA ART ACADEMY

Peninsula Art Academy hosts the second in the series, Vision Beyond Sight with photographers Robert and Elaine Hughes Friday, August 12 at 6:30PM. Artists will show and discuss works from various periods and discuss critical issues and breakthroughs in their conceptualization of their works. Audience-driven dialogue and discussion will follow, exploring creation, limitations and blockages, frustration, financial and business considerations, and "how to`s" of technique. Limited seating.

FiberArt, The 19th annual fiber show of the Peninsula Art Academy, has its opening reception Sunday, Aug 14, from 5:00PM to 7:00PM. Call to artists; functional and non-functional works in any fiber medium. Work is due at PAA by Aug 11 (11:00AM to 5:00PM) or by arrangement. $20 entry fee for up to three pieces; an additional three for $20 more.

Call 330-657-2248, stop in at 1600 Mill St., or visit www.peninsulaartacademy.org for registration and information.





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CONDOLENCES



Eugene Dembkowski
Eugene "Geno" Dembkowski passed away suddenly on June 15 at the age of 72. He is survived by soulmate Gayle Taylor. Geno was very kind and always had a smile for everyone. He was a United States Army veteran and served in Vietnam.
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Elaine Lee passed away July 1, 2022. She was preceded in death by her parents Bob and Jean Lee and is survived by her brother Bill. Elaine was the last of the Lee family in the Oak Hill area.
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Township resident Michael Spadaro passed away July 4 at the age of 72.





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SERVICES

ALEXANDER WATER: 330-923-0014.

FOR SALE: Handwoven cotton dish towels from Boston Township weaver Joanne Noragon. Towels are all cotton, machine wash and dry. Size 17"x22". To order: EverythingOldisNewAgain.shop.

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.

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.