The Township minutes are posted on our website at www.bostontownship.org and outside the fiscal office at the Boston Township Hall. Meetings are not covered by the West Side Leader.

Tax Reappraisals: The Summit County Fiscal Office will begin notifying residents in August as to the reappraisal values on their property. The values in Boston Township are expected to increase by 30.82%. There is a process by which residents can appeal this increase. To sign up for notification of possible meeting dates, contact the Fiscal Office at (330) 643-2710 or at appraisedvalue@summitoh.net .

Akron-Cleveland Road: The Akron-Cleveland Road improvement project is well underway! Thank you to Al Brubaker and his staff at the Summit County Engineer`s Office for their work on finding funding for this project.

Wetmore Road: The Summit County Engineer`s Office conducted a review of Wetmore Road. They prepared a long-term improvement cost of nearly $700,000. In the interim, Cuyahoga Falls has agreed to make minor repairs such as patching potholes.

Brush Pick-up: Brush pick-up continues the first Monday of the month through October. Place cut ends toward the curb. Please no dirt, or dirt balls, and no foreign material such as lumber, nails, or barbed wire. For more information, please call the Road Department at (330) 657-2600.

Metro Bus Service: Metro bus service is being provided along Akron-Cleveland Road. Route 31, known as Cuyahoga Falls/Macedonia to Southgate, has four stops along Akron-Cleveland Road: Kendall Park Rd., Keenan Rd., Fern St. and Pine St. There are stops for both northbound and southbound travelers. The northern terminus is at RTA`s Southgate regional facility in Maple Heights, which connects to all the greater Cleveland bus and rapid lines. The southern terminus is at the RKP Transit Center on Broadway St. in Akron. For more information on the route and scheduled times, call (330) 762-0341.

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: Mike Anderson at 234–900–9145.


Village Council met in person for the Regular Council session on Tuesday, July 11, 2023 at The Village Town Hall.

Council was not able to pass the June 13, 2023 Regular Council Meeting Minutes since none were submitted.

Council passed Ordinance No. 09-2023 an ordinance amending Codified Ordinance Chapter 741 of the Business Regulations Code Titled Short-Term Rental Regulations and Ordinance No. 10-2023 an Ordinance establishing section 1141.41 of the Codified Ordinances titled Accessory Apartments in Commercial Uses and amending the following sections of the codifies ordinances in furtherance thereof: the land use table pertaining to residential uses in section 1109.03. the schedule of regulations contained in section 1113.01(j), and the table pertaining to parking for two-family and multiple family dwellings in section 1125.04

Council suspended the three-reading rule and passed Resolution No. 13-2023 a resolution adopting the Tax Budget of the Village of Peninsula for the Fiscal Year beginning January 1, 2024 and submitting the same to the County Fiscal Officer.

Council suspended the three-reading rule and passed Ordinance No. 14-2023 an emergency ordinance amending Codified Ordinance Chapter 319 entitled Officer-Operated Traffic Law Enforcement Devices.

President of Council Pro-Tem Councilperson Schneider appointed Councilperson Steidl to the Village Area Master Plan Committee.

There is a job opening for a seasonal employee to assist the Service Department. The individual must possess the following: Valid driver`s license, self-motivated, snowplow experience preferred, perform manual labor and able to lift 50 pounds, mechanically inclined and able to operate power tools, and able to work a flexible schedule of 20 – 40 hours a week based on seasonal needs and work overtime for events or call in. Starting pay $18.00 per hour. Also, part-time help is needed in the Village Hall Fiscal Office. If interested, send your resume to admin@villageofpeninsula-oh.gov or call 330-657-2151 and speak with Nancy.

The new Village website is up and encourages residents to send any suggestions for improvements to: admin@villageofpeninsula-oh.gov

Reminder to our residents, stick pickup continues on the first Monday of the month. If Monday is a holiday, then pickup will be Tuesday. 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.

Upcoming Meetings:
Planning Commission July 24, 2023 at 7:00PM at the Village Hall.
The August Council Meeting has been CANCELED. Regular Council will resume in September.

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


Like most social spots and gathering places, the Boston Township Hall had to shut down in 2020 due to Covid. Besides limitations on crowd sizes, the hall was impacted by food service requirements. Most events at the hall are of the "potluck" variety and health regulations did not allow those. Now use of the hall for wedding receptions, birthday parties and other special events is growing! The Boston Township Hall Committee, who manage the historic buildings, are advising interested parties to inquire early if dates are free. A reservation calendar is maintained by Events Coordinator Todd Clarke. Todd can be reached at (330) 657-2842 or by submitting a request at bostontownshiphall.org. The website also features pictures of the rooms from prior events to give arrangement ideas.


We invite you to join us for Sunday worship at 9:00AM (summer hours) both in-person and via Zoom (meeting ID: 734 940 8017, password: Pumc1575). Worship service time will change to 10:00AM on Sunday, September 10.
Let`s make a joyful noise! All are welcome!

School Supply Drive
PUMC is collecting school supplies for the Woodridge Local School District from July 1 to August 13. 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.


Boston Township will once again be sponsoring the Community Christmas Bazaar at the Boston Township Hall. The event will be held on Saturday, December 2, 2023 from 10:00AM to 3:00PM. If you are interested in becoming a vendor, please contact Amy at 330-687 9498.


Boston Township resident, Mike Anderson will be conducting a program on what to do if our community is confronted with an active shooter. The program is sponsored by Boston Township Trustees in conjunction with Peninsula Police Department. It will be held on Saturday, July 29 from 10:00AM until Noon at the Church in the Valley, 2241 Everett Road. Due to the topic, this is an adult only program. Lunch will be served after the program. If you would like to attend, please call Amy at 330-687-9498 to reserve a seat.


Come on out to our last Peninsula Live event for the season! Friday August, 4. Live music by Steve Radcliff and Larnie. Acoustic country finger picking with soulful melodic harmonica. There will be food and craft vendors. Bring cash for adult beverage tickets, your folding chairs, the dogs and the whole family! 6:00PM to 10:00PM on Mill Street. Music starts at 6:30.

We would like to thank our sponsors for this year: Thirsty Dog Brewing, Winking Lizard Tavern, Terry Lumber & Supply Co, Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad, Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Purplebrown Farm Store and the Peninsula Art Academy!

If you are interested in being a vendor for the August event, please contact Jennifer Verbic at jverbic@villageofpeninsula-oh.gov.


Diamond Dogs Softball will be sponsoring a Reverse Raffle with all proceeds going to the Valley Firefighters` Association and Peninsula Police Association on Saturday, September 16, 2023. The reverse raffle will be held at Station 1, 5287 Dogwood, Peninsula. Doors open at 6:30PM. Mark your calendars for a night of fun and a chance to WIN great prizes. Grand Prize $1,000. Donation: $50.00 Attending (One Meal/Beer/Pop) * $30.00 Not Attending (Chance to win Grand Prize only). For tickets, please contact any Peninsula police officer or Valley Firefighter. If you would like to be a sponsor or donate any items to be raffled, please contact Pam Schneider 330-592-2707 or pam9963@aol.com or Nick Sternad at nsternad@valleyfire.us. We look forward to seeing you there.


Please keep Lee Spencer and Danny Todias in your prayers.


10:00AM to 3:00PM

To have your location listed on the Peninsula Village Website for Peddler`s Day, please contact Pam Schneider or Jennifer Verbic. Pam Schneider 330-592-2707 (text or call) or email at pam9963@aol.com or Jennifer Verbic 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). The Township will again, have spaces available in the driveway off Main Street. These spaces are on a first come first served basis. Call Amy at 330-687-9498 to reserve your space.

Please have information submitted by September 16.


We are so happy to announce that we will be bringing back MUSIC ON THE PORCHES on Saturday, September 23.

Except for a couple of musicians, the time will be from 1:00PM on through a final concert in the evening at the GAR Hall. Concert stages will be set up in the Boston Township Hall, the Bronson Green, the Depot, and the GAR Hall.

Additionally Log Cabin Gallery will have Billie Crowbeak Faluski with Native American flutes from 11:00AM to 1:00PM. Jon Mosey will be performing mid-afternoon along with a friend. Breadheads Breadery will be set up there from 11:00AM to 4:00PM. The Peninsula Village Antiques will feature Carol Cain.

There will be food caterers in some areas including Sasha from the Purplebrown Farm Store.

While the final concert schedule is being firmed up, we encourage you to check out our Explore Peninsula website closer to the event for further information.


Peninsula Library Programs, www.peninsulalibrary.org, 330-657-2291. Reservations are requested for these programs, please call the library to sign up!

Green Book Cleveland presented by Dr. Mark Souther
At the Boston Township Hall, 1775 Main Street
Saturday, August 19, 2:00PM to 4:00PM.
Special guest Dr. Mark Souther will present his most recent historical endeavor, Green Book Cleveland, which explores the hidden history of Northeast Ohio locations, in the Green Book and beyond, that were deemed safe for African American travelers in the decades preceding the height of the Civil Rights movement. Some of these sites were located in the former Northampton area (now Cuyahoga Falls) as well as Boston Township and Stow. Please call the library to reserve a seat! Please note, this program will take place at the Boston Township Hall, 1775 Main Street, Peninsula. Please call the library to reserve a seat!

Preschool Story Time with Miss Chris on Mondays and Thursdays at 10:00AM Beginning Monday, August 21, 2023 Come to the library for Preschool Story Time and hear stories, sing songs, dance a little and have a lot of fun! This is for ages two and up. Registration is requested. Mark these dates on your calendar.
August 21, 28
September 11, 18, 25
October 2, 16, 23, 30
November 6, 13
August 24, 31
September 7, 14, 21, 28
October 5, 12, 19, 26
November 2, 9, 16

Getting Started with Medicare on Wednesday, September 6, 2023 from 5:30PM to 7:00PM.

Getting Started with Medicare is presented by Laura Mutsko, a Certified Senior Advisor and Medicare Supplement Accredited Advisor. 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. We need five reservations for this program to take place. Please call the library at 330-657-2291 or email info@peninsulalibrary.org.

READ WITH LIBBY! Did you know that you can borrow eBooks, audiobooks, magazines and much more from the library for free? Libby is a new reading app that is easy to download and use. All you need is your library card number and PIN. If you want to learn more about using Libby, please stop in the library or call to make an appointment to get registered on Libby.


The Peninsula Foundation cordially invites you, our community, to an Open House on September 17 from 1:00PM to 3:00PM. We are celebrating the opening of the addition to the G.A.R. Hall and it won`t be a party if you`re not there. This addition will make the G.A.R. Hall ADA accessible and welcoming to all. Please join us for refreshments from 1:00PM to 3:00PM and stay afterwards for a free concert with Roger Hoover. See you at the Hall.

Karen James Walters, Executive Director


BABYSITTER: Fifteen and half year old who is trustworthy, reliable, and responsible. Can make simple meals for kids. Flexible schedule. Please contact via text or call: (440)409-8053

ALEXANDER WATER: 330-923-0014.

TRAVEL ADVISOR: I am a travel advisor specializing in Princess and Royal Caribbean cruises and Sandals, Beaches, and Apple resorts and I can help you plan your best vacation ever!!! Contact me at LindaFisher@InfiniteMomentsTravel.com or Facebook Linda at Infinite Moments Travel and we can get you traveling.

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.

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.

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: Contemporary Furniture. Handmade in Boston Township. Bar Stools, Counter Stools, Side Tables, Coffee Tables, and more. Joe Griffith. (330) 701-9819. Visit www.bluedogmodern.com. Email joe@bluedogmodern.com or call 330-701-9819.

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.