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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.

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Communicating the needs and thoughts of the Kenston School District community is one of the goals of the Kenston Citizens’ Advisory Committee which completed a survey last year. Now, it is working on a second one.

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Updates to the Auburn Township Administration Building are coming close to completion. The projects have included a new parking lot, reconstruction of the front of the building and landscaping and planting of trees including at the cemetery to replace ones that were blown down in a storm.

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Auburn and Bainbridge townships join every year to sponsor a joint Fourth of July community event held at the Kenston Local School District’s campus in Bainbridge. Each township provides volunteers and shares the costs of the celebration, including the fireworks, resources, labor, the bands …

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One person was killed and two injured in a single-vehicle crash Sunday in Auburn Township. The Ohio State Highway Patrol, Chardon post, reported that Jessica Knautz, 28, of Newbury was pronounced dead at the scene following the Feb. 17 accident on Auburn Road near Crackle Road.

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Geauga County residents will have a new recycling center later this year for unloading electronics, small appliances and hazardous wastes such as paint. Normally, people have to drive to the Geauga Trumbull Solid Waste Management District in Warren to dispose of the items or wait for their c…

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Many artists use the hurts of their past to inspire their work. A breakup can produce a poem, a death in the family can turn into a painting and for the members of Zu Kru Rejects, an elementary school slight can become the inspiration for a band name.

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Kenston Local School District is looking to the future when it might need land for expansion or other purposes. The school district recently purchased a 4.71-acre parcel of land adjacent to Kenston Intermediate School.

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Auburn Volunteer Fire Department conducted a ceremony in which five new members were sworn into office Jan. 10. All five will be paid for their part-time work at the fire station. Firefighter Mario Manacci, who is president of the Auburn Volunteer Fire Department Inc., and Auburn Assistant F…

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AUBURN — Township trustees approved a one-year contract payment recently to the Auburn Volunteer Fire Department for services to the township for the coming year. “We contract with them annually, and they provide us with fire service,” Auburn Trustee John Eberly said.

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Communities on the western side of Geauga County had a busy year. Auburn totally redid the exterior of its administration building. Bainbridge Township Trustees are considering adopting regulations concerning nuisances on properties as well as putting into effect a tax increment financing di…

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If winning a football state championship is hard, doing it with a team ravaged by injuries is nearly impossible. As the Kenston High School Bombers dominated their way to the first state championship in program history, the team’s athletic training staff worked all season long to keep player…