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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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Some Geauga County senior residents, 60 and older, can put out trash for pickup. Geauga County local officials are joining forces again with the Geauga Department on Aging for this year’s senior trash pickup days.

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Two weeks after voting to approve the planning process regarding the resurfacing of Sherman Road, Munson Township Trustees have decided to push the project back until 2023 due to time constraints with the County Engineer’s office.

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Munson trustees last week voted to begin the planning process in a resurfacing project for Sherman Road after communicating with residents that could be affected by the project.

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Munson Township has three candidates vying for two spots in the upcoming Nov. 2 elections. Incumbents Andrew J. Bushman and Jim McCaskey are running for re-election while newcomer Frank James (Jim) Stanko looks to unseat one of the two.

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A stream and wetland restoration project that includes approximately 1,800 linear feet of stream restoration, 8 acres of riparian enhancement, the creation of wetlands and invasive plant management is underway at Beaver Creek, located within Geauga Park District’s Bass Lake Preserve. This pr…

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MUNSON ­— Township trustees last week discussed how to spend most of the $117,000 in federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act funds before the end of the year deadline.

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MUNSON — The township Fire Department is looking to replace a battery backup system and a new generator trustees have been talking about for the department and town hall building after both pieces of equipment failed over the past few weeks.

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MUNSON — The township Road Department will be completing maintenance work on Boulder Glen Drive, Sycamore Road and Riverwood Drive next year as part of its major 2021 road projects, Road Superintendent Kirk Walker announced at last week’s trustees meeting.

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Munson — Following a public hearing, the township Zoning Commission agreed to recommend amendments to the zoning code dealing with setbacks for signs.

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Munson — Township Trustees last week explored ways to use federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act funds to improve safety including making structural overhauls to Town Hall.

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MUNSON — The biggest difference between the township’s 2020 budget and the 2021 spending plan is that tax revenues are expected to decrease countywide by about 3 percent, Fiscal Officer Todd Ray said last week during a public hearing.

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MUNSON — The Zoning Commission is looking to make revisions to the regulations section of the township’s zoning code based on guidance from Geauga County Planning Director Linda Crombie.

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While many people are hesitant to dial 911 during the coronavirus pandemic, a Munson Township resident demonstrated the importance of immediate care when he called the emergency number after experiencing chest pains.

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The Newbury and West Geauga boards of education are back on track for determining the future of Newbury’s property after two joint virtual meetings with residents and township trustees last week. The districts also opened a survey for community input as Newbury prepares to become part of the…

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Munson Township Trustees are using money set aside for the annual Community Picnic for scholarships instead to residents graduating this year from high school and heading to college.

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MUNSON — Township officials are looking to a new normal as they consider changes needed before allowing residents into public buildings and parks as Ohio gradually reopens after the coronavirus pandemic shutdown.

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The Munson Township Scholarship Program has been giving area students gifts to help pay for college since 2005, and in 2020 they’re still making good on this promise. But at an April 28 meeting, the Munson Board of Trustees took action changing the nature of the account for the educational funds.

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Munson Township employees are now able to dip into catastrophic leave time if their sick time is depleted during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Many local governments are not holding public meetings remotely during the current stay-at-home order, despite the passage of House Bill 197 signed into law on March 27, allowing Ohio communities to do just that during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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