Poll workers sought for elections

The Geauga County Board of Elections is seeking poll workers for the upcoming Nov. 5 election.

Poll workers are needed in South Russell Village, and Russell, Newbury, Bainbridge and Parkman townships.

Workers are paid $130 for election day and $40 for training.

Those interested are asked to call the board of elections at 440-279-2030. The office, 470 Center Street Chardon, is now open for early voting. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Fast food happenings

Tim Hortons, a fast-food restaurant featuring coffee and donuts, had a short stay in the city of Chardon.

Steve Yaney, city community economic administrator, informed Chardon City Council last week that the fast-food chain had withdrawn its application to build a drive-thru restaurant at the northeast corner of Water (Route 6) and Cherry streets. The restaurant first filed the application about two months ago.

Mr. Yaney also diffused a rumor circulating in the city that the Taco Bell restaurant was leaving and a new business would be taking its place. He said the restaurant is just undergoing interior and exterior renovations, but is not going anywhere. “Taco Bell is staying despite the rumors,” he said.

West Geauga retirements

West Geauga Local Schools Board of Education accepted the retirements of two long-time employees during their regular meeting Monday.

The board accepted the supervisor retirement of Systems Technician Edward Chandler, who has worked with West Geauga for more than 23 years. His retirement will be effective Jan. 1, 2020. The board also accepted the classified staff retirement of Clerk Librarian Molly Brunner, who has worked with West Geauga Middle School for seven years. Her retirement will be effective June 10, 2020.

“We certainly thank Ed for all of his years of service in the district and all he’s done to help keep us up and running,” Superintendent Richard Markwardt said. “Both Ed and Molly have been in the district a long time, and both will truly be missed.” West Geauga business resolutions

West Geauga Local Schools Board of Education approved two business resolutions during their regular meeting Monday, including a service agreement and a staffing agreement.

West Geauga approved the service agreement with Cardinal Local Schools, which will provide the services of School Psychologist Marissa Smith to West Geauga schools for 10 hours a week for the 2019-20 school year at the cost of $17,451.48, according to the agreement. West Geauga will pay this in quarterly installments of $4,362.87.

Director of Personnel Amy Davis said Ms. Smith will provide services for the West Geauga’s Community Preschool.

The district also approved the staffing agreement with Maxim Healthcare Services for the 2019-20 school year. Maxim will provide West Geauga schools with licensed healthcare providers. The schools will pay hourly rates for services provided at $44 per hour for licensed practical nurses or $50 per hour for registered nurses.

Superintendent Richard Markwardt said the agreement will be for substitute nurses for the schools.

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