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The Kenston Board of Education on Monday issued a commendation to Timmons Elementary School staff members Kathleen Bower, Holly Gedeon, Eileen Kubas and Linda Nutter for receiving the Ohio Department of Education’s Purple Star designation.

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The Kenston Local School District is set to begin school on Aug. 31 with most children heading back to classrooms where safety precautions will be in place due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, officials said during a Monday board of education meeting.

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AUBURN — Township trustees approved two levies for the upcoming Nov. 3 ballot on Monday night, including the renewal of a 1-mill road levy and the addition of a 1.8-mill continuing fire levy to help pay for an upswing in emergency calls.

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When the Kenston Local School District released its reopening plan last week, the district was met with a barrage of opposition from parents who were concerned about the safety of their children during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

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AUBURN — The board of trustees had a bumpy ride before the start of their regular meeting on Monday as Chairman John Eberly drove into the side of the East Washington Street administration building.

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AUBURN — After the Board of Zoning Appeals unanimously denied several variance requests from Redwood USA, LLC in a standing room only meeting last week, longtime resident Dee Belew questioned procedures, noting the lack of trustees’ involvement and public notification.

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Residents would likely recommend the Kenston Local School District to a friend. That was one of the results of a community survey presented to the board of education Monday by the Kenston Citizens Advisory Committee.

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Drone teams from the Geauga County Emergency Services Department were out at LaDue Reservoir Monday searching for a possible missing boater. Auburn Fire Chief John Phillips said a call came in about 7:15 p.m. A passer-by reported a possible boater in distress, and a flashing light was seen o…

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Auburn park goers will have a place in the future to gather for a picnic lunch under a new pavilion at the Auburn Community Park off Munn Road. Township trustees learned this week that Auburn is the recipient of a NatureWorks grant for $30,145.

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AUBURN — A portion of Stafford Road, which once saw horse and buggy traffic, is expected to get some major upgrades. The township is seeking an Ohio Public Works Commission grant of $300,000 for the project.

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Two Troy Township property owners are suing the Great Lakes Cheese Company, claiming an expansion project for the cheese-packaging company has robbed them of enjoyment of their properties because of the bright lights, noise and dust and dirt from the project.

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AUBURN — Tangent Company, LLC is offering a new solution for wastewater treatment to purify septic system discharge and eliminate bacterial pathogens. Paul Rice, president and CEO of Tangent, said that the company’s new system uses a fine filter to remove bacteria and most viruses.

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Redwood Apartment Neighborhoods, a builder of high-end apartment units, is seeking to build on property in Auburn Township. The company is interested in 31 acres at the southeast corner of Route 422 and Ravenna Road (Route 44).

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Redwood Apartment Neighborhoods, a builder of high-end apartment units, is seeking to build on property in Auburn Township. The company is interested in 31 acres at the southeast corner of Route 422 and Ravenna Road (Route 44).

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The owner of a house in Auburn filed an administrative appeal in Geauga County Common Pleas Court last week against the township after officials determined short-time rentals through sites like Airbnb violate the township zoning code.

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Auburn Township Trustees this week announced plans for the third annual picnic set for Sept. 14. The event, this year at Auburn Community Park, 17484 Munn Road, got its start during the township’s bicentennial celebration and was so popular with residents that trustees decided to plan an ann…

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AUBURN — A proposal for an amendment to township zoning could be presented to the Auburn Township Zoning Commission in the near future.

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Elisa Nash, who is owner and operator of the Pond Ice Rink in Auburn Township with husband Jim, spends much of her day at the rink on East Washington Street. “It keeps me in touch with the customers and is a very personal way of doing business. They know my family as I know theirs.” She and …

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A sign warning motorists to drive slowly due to “Children at Play” might seem like a common roadside notification, but it isn’t in Ohio. Such signs are discouraged by the Ohio Department of Transportation.

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A report pinpointing the cause of a plane crash last week that resulted in the death of the pilot of a 1967 Piper Cherokee Arrow aircraft in Auburn Township is not expected for another eight months or more. The Federal Aviation Administration is the lead investigator along with the National …

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AUBURN — Township trustees are working to obtain a $30,000 NatureWorks grant through the Ohio Department of Natural Resources to help build a picnic pavilion at the Auburn Community Park off Munn Road.