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The Chester Township Trustees last Thursday approved the appointment of Captain Craig T. Young as the next Chester Township Chief of Police beginning May 2.

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Fairmount Center for the Arts named Elizabeth Bolander as its new executive director. She brings 15 years experience as an arts administrator, having most recently worked as Senior Director of Philanthropy and External Relations at the Cleveland Museum of Art. 

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The West Geauga Board of Education on Monday laid out the district’s intention to move forward with a ballot issue in May 2023 or apply for other local resources.

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The Geauga Beef and Swine 4-H Club is gearing up for another exciting year with members selecting their projects in anticipation for this year’s Great Geauga County Fair.

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The Happy Tails Cat Sanctuary will be celebrating its 40th anniversary with a benefit on Saturday, April 9 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Patterson Fruit Farm’s Orchard Hills Party Center in Chester Township.

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Chester Township Trustees last Wednesday appointed Craig S. Richter as the township’s representative to the Geauga Soil & Water Conservation District (GSWCD) Phase 2 Stormwater Program.

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Chester Township Board of Trustees at their Jan. 4 meeting voted to elect new officers for 2022 appointing Ken Radtke, Jr as the new chairman and Joseph Mazzurco once again as Vice Chairman.

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Now that the new inspector is in place, Chester Township Trustees last week accepted the resignation of interim zoning inspector Mike Joyce effective Oct. 28 and welcomed new inspector Galina Berglund. Trustees voted on the matter on Nov. 5.

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Newcomer Craig S. Richter and incumbent Joseph C. Mazzurco captured the two Chester Township Trustee seats up for grabs in the general election on Tuesday in a field of four challengers.

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Chester Township Trustees recently issued a statement related to social media posts by township employees addressing whether the postings fall under First Amendment protection to free speech.

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Chester Township Trustees last week approved an agreement with the West Geauga Local School District to provide anti-skid materials for roadways.

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Chester Township Trustees last week approved a resolution accepting the Geauga County Budget Commission’s certificate for the township’s 2022 tax budget of $10.57 million.

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George Zehnder, a member of the local group known as Chester Grave Hunters, gave a presentation to Chester Township Trustees last week on plans to improve the annual Memorial Day ceremony and on informational signage honoring those killed in action and buried in township cemeteries.

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Chester Township Fire Chief John Wargelin was placed on temporary administrative leave with pay on Tuesday in connection with potential violations of statutory provisions of the Oho Revised Code by the fire department.

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Chester trustees last week authorized the fiscal officer to apply for the American Rescue Plan Act allocation with plans to use money to address stormwater issues and other needs in the township.

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It is obvious that Ken Mantey is passionate about recycling. In 2015 he was chairman of the Chester Township Recycling Committee and with the help of the Kiwanis Club of West Geauga and funding from the township, worked to build the township Recycle Park.

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