To live in
the hearts
we leave behind,
is never to
have died.

Thomas Campbell
May 2022 VOLUME 39 NUMBER 5



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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: Brush pick-up commenced on May 2 and will continue on the first Mondays of the month 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: 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, was continued until May 24 at the request of the applicant. Also considered on May 24 was an application for conditional use and a variance for the property located at 105 Kendall Park Rd.

Thanks, Ray and Welcome, Jay! After serving on the Board of Zoning Appeals for fifteen years, Ray Hach decided not to seek reappointment. At the trustees` meeting on May 11, Jay Littler, who has been serving as an Alternate Member of the BZA, was appointed to fill the vacant seat through June 3, 2027. We offer a tremendous thank you to Ray for his years of dedicated service to Boston Township and welcome Jay as a fully-seated member.

Summit e-Waste: The e-Waste Recycling Solutions collection box which was placed at the rear of the township property has seen much use. 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 Waterline Project: At the meeting held on May 11, the trustees signed off on the plans to extend the Cuyahoga Falls waterline along a portion of Akron-Cleveland Road. This phase of the waterline extension will go from approximately the intersection with Wyoga Lake Road to approximately 5194 Akron-Cleveland Road. Now that this plan has been signed, Cuyahoga Falls can put the project out for bids.

Joint Meeting: In order to continue the funding for the Union Cemetery Association, which manages both Cedar Grove Cemetery and Boston Cemetery, the Peninsula council must invite the township trustees to their May meeting. At the meeting held on May 10, the funding for the Union Cemetery was renewed for the next year.

Memorial Day: Please 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 and a Joint Meeting with Boston Township Trustees May 10, 2022.

The Village Council and Board of Township Trustees met to authorize the continuance of the one mil cemetery maintenance tax for the Village of Peninsula and Boston Township Union Cemetery Association, Resolution No. 11-2022.

Council passed the April 11, 2022, Regular Council Meeting Minutes.

Council did not pass Ordinance No. 08-2022 an ordinance establishing Section 505.15 of the Village`s Codified Ordinances relating to chickens. Planning will further review Ordinance No. 08-2022 for changes.

Council did not pass Ordinance No. 09-2022 an ordinance establishing Chapter 1351 of the Village`s Codified Ordinances relating to property maintenance requirements. Planning will further review Ordinance No. 09-2022 for changes.

Council suspended the three-reading rule and passed Resolution No. 12-2022 a resolution amending the employee position list/wage scale.

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.

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.

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:
ATTENTION: NEW DAY OF THE MONTH! Council Meeting Tuesday, June 14, 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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PEDDLER DAY COMING BACK TO PENINSULA!

We will be having Peddler Day on Saturday, October 1, 2022. Please watch the next issue of YCN on where to send your information if you`re interested in participating.





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DON`T GUESS-SOIL TEST

Make an investment in the environment, starting with your own backyard.

All lawn and garden fertilization programs should begin with a soil test. The test will tell you which nutrients may be deficient in your soil. Soil tests provide specific fertilizer recommendations for your lawn and/or garden and can help you avoid over-application of fertilizer.

Fertilizers are one source of non-point source pollution, which accounts for 60% of the water quality problems in Ohio. When it rains, excess fertilizer runs off the lawn into the storm sewers or ditches ultimately ending up in our lakes and rivers. Problems resulting from excess fertilizers in our waterways include poor stormwater quality, dead fish and aquatic animals, weed-choked lakes, loss of habitat and species diversity, and flooding. For more information on soil testing contact the Summit Soil and Water Conservation District at 330-926-2452.





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PENINSULA UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

We invite you to join us for Sunday Services each week at 10:00AM, both in-person and via Zoom. With the increase in Covid cases in Summit County, masks are advised for in-person worship. The Zoom meeting ID is 734 940 8017 and the password is Pumc1575.

We continue to be 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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BELATED BIRTHDAY WISHES

Belated birthday wishes to Lee Spenser. Lee celebrated 92 years on February 1.





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NEW ARRIVAL

Taylor and Alyssa Suchan had a little girl on April 28, 2022. Weighing in at six pounds and seven ounces and she is healthy and strong. So far, her favorite thing to do is stay awake all night. Great Grandma and Grandpa Kaczmarski, Grandma Debbie Kaczmarski Suchan, Grandma Donna Stokes-Craig, and a slew of uncles are so excited for her arrival!! Her name is Zoey Ranea Suchan.





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PENINSULA LIBRARY

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

Friends of the Library Spring Book Sale Room Bag Sale.

May 1 to June 30
Stop in the Book Sale room and fill up a paper bag that we provide for only $3.00. The Book Sale room is bursting with books! Come shop and find special reads for the whole family!

Friends of the Library Bizarre Bazaar Table is up! Stop in to see all the great things you need and name your own price for the items! The Table will be up through Tuesday, June 7.

Memorial Grove Service on Monday, May 30 at 10:00AM SHARP. This memorial service commemorates the service of former staff, board members and Friends of the Peninsula Library. Please join us at 10:00AM, SHARP for a short memorial service to honor all those who have gone before us.

Classic Movie Night—First Thursday at 6:30PM.
June—A Lady Takes a Chance (RKO, 1943, 86 minutes)

Summer Reading Club Sign Up Day for ALL AGES
Oceans of Possibilities on 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.

Summer Reading Club for Preschoolers through age 11 Tuesdays at 10:30AM
There will be programs on Tuesdays for Ages 3 to11. at 10:30AM. We plan to have the children`s activities outside under a tent (weather permitting). When you read for one hour and mark your sheet, you will get a Scratch Off ticket to win a prize! Save these dates for fun interactive programs.
June 7 – Akron Zoo
June 14 -Ocean Crafts
June 21 – Bubble Day!
June 28 – A visit from the Mad Science Group
July 5 – Game Day
July 12 – End of Summer Reading Club Party with a movie or a talent show.

Summer Reading Club for ages 12 and up. Thursdays at 11:00AM.
The tweens/teens will meet on Thursdays at 1100AM.
June 9—Meet and Greet, Book Share and Planning Awesome activities on Thursdays.
June 16 TBD
June 23 TBD
June 30 TBD
July 7 TBD
July 14 End of SRC Party

Summer Reading Club for Adults 18+

You`re never too old to join Summer Reading Club! This summer sign up for reading fun at the Peninsula Library! Just read or listen to books of your choice for chances to WIN prizes! Complete an activity sheet and turn in at the library to select a prize from the treasure chest. Complete a bookmark entry form and your name will be entered into a raffle to win either four ticket vouchers to the Greater Cleveland Aquarium or a Folding Outdoor Rocking Chair! Registration begins on Tuesday, May 31 during library hours. You will receive a Reading Bag Kit with one Bookmark Entry Form and activity sheets.





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CONGRATULATIONS SCOTT!

Many in our community know Scott Duber on Valley Fire. We have watched as Scott advanced to Lieutenant, then Captain, and he now serves as Assistant Chief. Scott is a full-time fireman with Akron`s Department where he was a Captain. This week Scott was promoted to District Chief. Congratulations, we are all very proud of you





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PENINSULA MIX

Spring is my favorite time of the year. All of the flowering bulbs, Lily of the Valley, and of course, Dogwoods and Redbuds. Redbud season was cut short this year due to our ever-changing weather. It is also a time to remember Ralph Reinhart, Sr. who, for many years, gave away Dogwood seedlings to all of the school children in our community. Mr. Reinhart switched to Redbuds when a blight made it difficult to obtain Dogwoods. If you see a Redbud with a big thick trunk, odds are it was one given out by Sr.

Amy Anderson





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CONDOLENCES


Ken Bauza passed away April 15, 2022 at the age of 85. Ken served in the United States Navy from 1954 to 1962. He was a draftsman for forty-one years and a security guard at the Richfield Coliseum for seventeen years. Ken married his wife, Marge in 1959. They were married 38 years.
Ken was preceded in death by his parents Joseph and Celia, and his wife Marge. He is survived by his daughters; Kathleen J. Freeman (Stephen) and Janice K. Ridenour (David - deceased); sons: Kenneth J. Bauza Jr. (Barbara) and Louis J. Bauza (Sheila); as well as grandchildren Madison H. Bauza, Morgan E. Bauza, and Brandon J. Ridenour.




Lynne M. Singel passed away April 21, 2022 at the age of 83. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph and is survived by her children; Sharon Fisher (Gregory, deceased), Rick Singel (Denita), Ronald Singel (Kimberly, deceased), Joseph Singel (Luanne) and Christopher Singel (Julie); grandmother of six and great-grandmother of eleven.




Russell Shriver passed away April 23, 2022 at the age of 44. He is survived by his daughters, Jenna, Carley and Sophia; parents David and Gwendolyn Shriver; brothers, Matthew and Brett (Lesa), and sister, Charlene (Shane) Kloss.



Jeffrey Minns of Panton, Vermont passed away May 7, 2022 at the age of 75. He was a graduate of Western Reserve Academy. Jeff was preceded in death by his parents. Edith and Rupert Minns and brother Mark. He is survived by his wife, Joy and children, Jennifer and Jason; siblings, Sue (Dennis) Leipold, Greg (Tina), Roger (Dolly), and Mariedith (Ken) Massey.





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PENINSULA AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Welcome Boxes were delivered to the following new residents: Bridget Mahoney on Streetsboro Road, Kevin Bruening and family on West Barlow Road, and Matt Shriver on Keenan Road

Thank you to all community members who supported the three days of Ramp Up Peninsula Grab-n-go & Walkabout. A special thanks to the area businesses who also planned special events around those days. We lucked out on the weather and folks were very positive about the events.

Mark your calendars for MUSIC ON THE PORCHES—9/24

The Peninsula Antique Store is now open on Sundays from Noon to 4:00PM.

The Northampton Rotary will be presenting a scholarship to a Woodridge High School student as well as building a butterfly garden at the Woodridge Elementary School. This will be open to the public.





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PENINSULA LIBRARY AND HISTORICAL SOCIETY.

The Library Board will soon be working on a new five-year long range plan. An important part of our work will begin with a survey to gather information from our many patrons, library family, and community members. An electronic survey will be available beginning June 20. Hard copies may also be picked up at the library and there will be a mailing as well. Your input will be so important to this planning process. Thanks, in advance for your participation.

Margo Snider, President of the Board of Trustees





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KUDOS TO THE PENINSULA SAFETY FORCE OFFICERS

There are variables and fixed constants in many aspects of our lives. The chance of rain happening tomorrow is just that …a chance. But the likelihood of the sun rising in the morning is a fairly safe bet. Now consider our Safety Force officers. Our attitude toward them might vary depending on whether they`re pulling over our vehicle because we violated the speed limit or whether they`re pulling over to our vehicle because it`s on fire and they`re about to extract us to safety. Our attitudes are variable. But their actions are constant. They are our First Responders. They are dedicated to upholding the law, protecting the safety of our community, the safety of our homes and businesses and the safety of our residents. We benefit from their selfless courage and loyalty and depend on them to be a constant in our lives. We recently witnessed their faithful watch over our home while we were out of town. Whether it was the evening dusk or the 2:00AM shift, there was often a cruiser in our driveway and an officer circling the perimeter of our house to check for any disturbances. We slept well while they kept watch. So, thank you to our Peninsula Safety Force officers for your constant dedication to duty. May our gratitude always be a constant appreciation for all that you do.

Dan and Joanne Palicka





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WANT ADS AND 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.

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.