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Last update on October 14, 2014

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Commentary Last update on October 14, 2014
Latest stories appear at top of list
Published June 29, 2014


OH WHERE, OH WHERE, DID LITTLE DAVE JOYCE GO?
Published October 14, 2014


AUBURN TOWNSHIP NOISE FROM TRUCK TRAFFIC LOWERS SALE VALUES OF HOMES, RESIDENTS ALLEGE
Published October 8, 2014

TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE INSTALLATION...

In Honor of the First Anniversary of the Installation of Our Wind Turbine.  

TO WHOM DOES AUBURN TOWNSHIP COMMUNITY PARK BELONG, ANYWAY?
Published September 23, 2014

Geauga County's greatest underused resource is the Geauga Park System
Published September 19, 2014

JUDGE TIM GRENDELL SETS THE RECORD STRAIGHT FOR CRITICS ABOUT 2014 GEAUGA PARK DISTRICT AFFAIRS/ACCOMPLISHMENTS
Published September 18, 2014

THE SEPTEMBER 9, 2014 GEAUGA PARK BOARD MEETING
Published September 11, 2014

LESSONS LEARNED FROM THE PUBLIC-COMMENT PERIOD OF THE 9/9/2014 GEAUGA PARK DISTRICT MEETING AT BIG CREEK PARK, CHARDON, OHIO
Published September 10, 2014


CHAIRPERSON OF THE GEAUGA COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS IS PUBLICALLY CHARGED WITH VIOLATION OF FEDERAL COPYRIGHT LAW
Published August 29, 2014

PROBATE COURT JUDGE TIM GRENDELL CONVENES CHESTER PARK BOARD MEETING TO HEAR FINDINGS OF MASTER COMMISSIONER MARY JANE TRAPP
Published August 25, 2014

Must-See Video: Ohio Rep. Bows to Economic Wonders of Coal and Fracking
Published August 22, 2014

CHAIRMAN OF THE GEAUGA DEMS AND GEAUGA BOARD OF ELECTIONS DIRECTOR JANET CARSON VIOLATES COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT LAW AND PIRATES VIDEO FROM AUBURNTOWNSHIP.ORG
Published August 19, 2014

GEAUGA PARK DISTRICT SEEKS TO SUSPEND 1986 TAX LEVY
Published August 12, 2014

STATE AUDIT FOR AUBURN TOWNSHIP IS RELEASED AUGUST 8, 2014: NEW FISCAL OFFICER . . . SAME OLD PROBLEMS
Published August 11, 2014

WHY DID IT TAKE FOUR TIMES TO PASS A RESOLUTION OF NECESSITY IN AUBURN TOWNSHIP? WHERE WAS THE LEGAL NOTICE FOR THE JULY 31 “SPECIAL MEETING”?
Published August 5, 2014

A GEAUGA COUNTY TREASURE TROVE

FOUR MINUTES THAT WILL IMPACT THE WALLETS OF AUBURN TOWNSHIP VOTERS
Published July 28, 2014

COMMISSIONER DISCOVERS PRIVATE REGISTERED MAIL SIGNED FOR AND OPENED WITHOUT HIS KNOWLEDGE AT COUNTY OFFICE
Published July 22, 2014

Letter from TIMOTHY J GRENDELL, JUDGE

COMMISSIONERS TO HOLD EVENING MEETING JULY 24 ABOUT Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency(NOACA) AND PROPOSED ADDITIONAL 15 CENT PER GALLON OF GAS FEDERAL TAX
Published July 16, 2014

ANOTHER AUBURN FIRE DEPARTMENT TRAINING FIASCO
Published July 14, 2014

SPIDALIERI: NOACA-APPROVED 15 CENT FEDERAL GAS INCREASE IS
“PISSING OUR MONEY AWAY”

Published July 10, 2014

Chester Township Road Department Struggling with a $300,000 Deficit...

Filthy heritage alive, not well
Published June 26, 2014


AUBURN TOWNSHIP IS TIED UP IN MORE LITIGATION AGAINST THE BZA
Published June 25, 2014


Is Auburn Township Concerned about Liabilities for its Zoning Inspector?
Published June 18, 2014

THE AUBURN TOWNSHIP BOARD OF ZONING APPEALS--ANOTHER ADVENTURE IN “LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FOR ALL
Published June 13, 2014

HOW IS THE CITY OF CHARDON RIPPING OFF GEAUGA COUNTY TAXPAYERS?
Published on June 6, 2014

Munn Road and Taylor-May Road Project
Published June 4, 2014


GEAUGA COMMISSIONERS ARE PRESENTED WITH PETITION TO REMOVE THE GEAUGA COUNTY BOARD OF MENTAL HEALTH
Published May 21, 2014

PROPOSED GEAUGA COMMISSIONER MEETING OF MAY 22 IS CANCELLED
Published May 21, 2014


AN UPDATE ON THE MAY 9 NOACA POLICY MEETING FROM SKIP CLAYPOOL AT MAY 12 COMMISSIONER MEETING
Published on May 15, 201
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Geauga shuts down suspected drug house
May 15, 2014

Crumbling Ascot Lane could eat up most of repair budget
May 15, 2014

NEWS FROM THE MAY 8, 2014, GEAUGA COMMISSIONER MEETING: RESOLUTION 14-074, “SUPPORT FOR OHIO SEVERANCE TAX”
Published May 11, 2014

APRIL 29, 2014, GEAUGA COMMISSIONER MEETING
Published April 30, 2014

WHERE IS SAMIDE WHEN YOU NEED HER?
Published April 25, 2014

THREE MOTIONS INTRODUCED BY SPIDALIERI TO REMOVE THE GEAUGA COUNTY BOARD OF MENTAL HEALTH
Published April 25, 2014

THE FOX IN THE GEAUGA COUNTY HENHOUSE
Published April 24, 2014

GEAUGA COUNTY BOARD OF MENTAL HEALTH MEETING APRIL 23, 2014
Published May 24, 2014

THE IMPORTANCE OF “THE PUBLIC” AT PUBLIC MEETINGS
Published April 22, 2014

COMMISSIONER DEMANDS THAT GEAUGA'S DIRECTOR OF MENTAL HEALTH VOLUNTARILY STEP DOWN
Published April 22, 2014

UPDATE! 
COMMISSIONER MEETING WILL TAKE PLACE THURSDAY, APRIL 24, @ 6:30 P.M.

Published April 22, 2014

DOES DAVID JOYCE DESERVE YOUR VOTE?
Publishe April 18, 2014

“MEET THE CANDIDATES” NIGHT-- APRIL 17, 2014 AT WEST WOODS NATURE CENTER

COMMISSIONERS CANCEL MONTHLY EVENING MEETING SCHEDULED FOR APRIL 24
Published April 18, 2014

PRESENTATION BY WALTER “SKIP” CLAYPOOL EXPLAINING NORTHEASTERN OHIO AREAWIDE PLANNING AGENCY(NOACA) AND ITS AFFILIATE, NORTH EAST OHIO SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITIES CONSORTIUM (NEOSCC)
Published April 16, 2014

Dog rescue at Bear Town Lakes
Published April 16, 2014

TIME FOR GENUINE LEADERSHIP IN GEAUGA COUNTY
Published April 11, 2014

ABOUT THE PRIMARY ELECTION IN GEAUGA COUNTY-- TUESDAY, MAY 6, 2014
Published March 30, 2014

DID COMMISSIONER SAMIDE SELL OUT GEAUGA COUNTY TO THE DEMANDS OF NOACA?
Published March 28, 2014

ANOTHER GEAUGA ZONING INSPECTOR REJECTS AGRICULTURAL WIND TURBINE AS “NOT STRICTLY AGRICULTURAL.”
Published March 22, 2014

UPDATE ON THE HOME ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (HEAP) PRESENTED AT THE MARCH 18, 2014, GEAUGA COMMISSIONERS' MEETING
Published March 19, 2014

FOWLERS MILL UPDATE FROM GEAUGA COUNTY ENGINEER'S OFFICE
Published March 19, 2014

THE FOWLER'S MILL REPLACEMENT BRIDGE
Published March 16, 2014

SENIOR SEEKS HELP THROUGH HEAP PROGRAM; IS REBUFFED BY JOB AND FAMILY SERVICES EMPLOYEE

RAVENNA ROAD (AUBURN TOWNSHIP) RESIDENT SHARES FRUSTRATION ABOUT EROSION AND FLOODING

RUSSELL TRUSTEES UPHOLD CITIZEN SUGGESTION BY INCLUDING FUTURE MEETING AGENDAS ONLINE
Published March 6, 2014

GEAUGA COMMISSIONERS TERMINATE EMPLOYMENT OF COUNTY TRANSIT DEPARTMENT
Published March 4, 2014

GEAUGA COUNTY COMMISSIONERS HONOR AUBURN GIRLS FOR GIRL SCOUTING ACHIEVEMENTS
Published March 4, 2014

AUDITOR GLIHA IN POSSIBLE CONFLICT-OF-INTEREST AS COMMISSIONER IDENTIFIES INCONSISTENT BOARD OF REVISION POLICIES
Published March 3, 2014

THE UNJUSTIFIED SENSE OF ENTITLEMENT AMONG CHESTER TOWNSHIP'S ELDERLY
Published February 28, 2014

GEAUGA PARK DISTRICT'S “SPECIAL/DEPARTMENTAL WORK SESSIONS”
FEBRUARY 21, 2014

Published February 22, 2014

BIKE TRAIL or HEROIN INTERVENTION?

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMEN
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Published February 15, 2014

Under the new Commissioners' meeting format, we are pleased to announce that there will be an important EVENING COMMISSIONERS' MEETING for February.

This meeting will take place at Building 8 at 470 Center Street, in the complex with Geauga County buildings.

Time: 6:30 PM

Date: Thursday, February 27, 2014

NOTE: Evening Commissioner Meetings are a new event in Geauga County, geared to make it possible for Geauga County citizens to personally attend and participate in the civic business of Geauga County.

PLEASE notify friends and acquaintances so that as many Geauga residents as possible can participate in this public forum and let the Commissioners know what is on their minds.

We need all of you to make this new experience a success!

GEAUGA PARK MEETING ACCOMPLISHES MUCH IN ITS 2 1/2-HOUR SESSION
Published February 12, 2014

SOMEWHERE IN TIME
A REMEMBRANCE FROM THE SEATTLE (WA.) POLICE DEPARTMENT TO THE PEOPLE OF CHESTER TOWNSHIP

Published February 9, 2014



CHAGRIN RIVER WATERSHED PARTNERS AND/OR GEAUGA COUNTY SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION DISTRICT (GCSWCD): DUPLICATION OF SERVICES?
Published February 7, 2014

COMMISSIONERS PLAN PUBLIC HEARING ON RESURFACING OF COUNTY ROADS FOR FEBRUARY 11, 2014
Published February 7, 2014

How To Do an Email Blast in Three Easy Steps.
Published Feburary 4, 2014

GRENDELL APPOINTS SHUMWAY AND MUCCI TO SOLVE PROBLEMS IN THE GEAUGA PARK DISTRICT
Published January 31, 2014

COMMISSIONERS VOTE TO APPROVE MONTH-BY-MONTH RENTAL OF ORCHARD HILLS CENTER UNDER QUESTIONS OF POSSIBLE CONFLICT OF INTEREST
Published January 31, 2014

So began a glorious new era
Published January 31, 2014

COMMISSIONERS' REORGANIZATIONAL MEETING:
PRESIDENT SPIDALIERI ANNOUNCES EVENING MEETINGS

Published January 16, 2014

TAKING THE OATH OF OFFICE IN AUBURN TOWNSHIP:
HOW NOT TO BE A ROLE MODEL FOR EAGLE SCOUTS

Read sampling of readers comments
Published January 13, 2014


CHEERS FOR CHESTER TOWNSHIP TRUSTEE MEETINGS

Published January 13, 2014

GEAUGA COMMISSIONERS VOTE 2-1 TO ROTATE POSITIONS IN THE NORTHEAST OHIO AREA COORDINATING AGENCY (NOACA)

Published January 11, 2014

THE MUNN ROAD (AUBURN TOWNSHIP) 2014 RENOVATION
Published January 10, 2014

COMMENDATION TO AUBURN FISCAL OFFICER, FRED MAY
Published January 8, 2014

“...FROM THIS POINT ON, ANY LEVY THAT PASSES, IT'S NOT GOING WHERE YOU THINK IT'S GOING.”

GEAUGA COMMISSIONERS APPOINT REPLACEMENT FOR PROSECUTOR IN INTERPRETATION QUESTION WITH JUDGE GRENDELL
Published January 2, 2014

THE ANNUAL AUBURN TOWNSHIP FOLLIES AND FUNNIES: 2013
Published December 30, 2013

THE LAST CHESTER TOWNSHIP TRUSTEE MEETING OF 2013
Published December 28, 2013

“PEACE ON EARTH, GOODWILL TOWARD MEN”-- A LETTER OF APPRECIATION

STATE REPRESENTATIVE JOHN PATTERSON (D-99) VISITS GEAUGA COMMISSIONERS

Published December 18, 2013


GEAUGA PARK DISTRICT REMOVES WEBSITE LINK
Published 1 PM, December 12, 2013


GRENDELL TERMINATES PATTERSON AS GEAUGA PARK DISTRICT COMMISSIONER
Published December 12, 2013


CONFLICT OF INTEREST IN GEAUGA PARK DISTRICT

Chardon City Council and the Residential Incentive Development

Officials agree area has heroin epidemic

PARK DISTRICT NON-RENEWS TOM CURTIN AS DIRECTOR

THE DILEMMA OF THE MAPLE HIGHLANDS MULTI-USE TRAIL

'Our side' too fractured

IN CHESTER, FISCAL OFFICER IS APPOINTED TO REPLACE MICHAEL STARK

Congratulations from a neighbor

LOOKING AT 2013 GEAUGA TOWNSHIP ELECTIONS, COFFEE IN HAND AND REFLECTION IN MIND

A LAST-MINUTE CALL TO ACTION

NEW LITIGATION FILED IN GEAUGA COMMON PLEAS COURT AGAINST AUBURN TOWNSHIP


Change Needed in Auburn Township

ELECTION EDITION for the 2013 TRUSTEE ELECTION

Why the Need To Video Public Meetings

A DAY TO CELEBRATE AND TO REMEMBER

CLARITY

Court ruling allows for wind turbine installation

Geauga County Landowners, Take Heed and Protect the Investment of Your Land

IN HONOR OF HIS OCTOBER 17, 2013, PERFORMANCE

GEAUGA PARK DISTRICT CHIEF RANGER WILSON RESIGNS

Candidates Night for Chester and Russell

TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE INSTALLATION

THE FIRST AGRICULTURAL WIND TURBINE IN AUBURN TOWNSHIP

WHO MADE 3300 COLOR COPIES AT THE CHESTER TOWN HALL?


WINERY LITIGATION AGAINST AUBURN TOWNSHIP NEARS GEAUGA TRIAL
Follow link for full story

COMMISSIONER TRACY JEMISON ANNOUNCES HIS RESIGNATION, EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 31 AT 11:59AM; NEW COMMISSIONER TO BE CHOSEN

AUBURN TOWNSHIP NOISE ORDINANCE ZC2013-01: A CASE OF SPOT ZONING/RETRIBUTION?

THE FIRST AUBURN TOWNSHIP “ACID-REFLUX AWARD”

Questions about Habitat for Humanity

ANNOUNCING THE HARA KIRI AWARD TO CHESTER FISCAL OFFICER, MICHAEL STARK

AUBURN TOWNSHIP TRUSTEES: LEADERSHIP NOT INCLUDED

Who is Watching Over Chester Township’s Finances?

COMMENTARY FOR LABOR DAY, 2013

Commissioner Meeting - NEOSCC
Tomorrow, August 29, at 10:00 at the fairgrounds

AUBURN TOWNSHIP BZA - A COMEDY OF ERRORS Story and commentary here


CALLING JOB AND FAMILY SERVICES: LET'S GET THIS GUY ANGER MANAGEMENT CLASSES Story and commentary here

Auburn Township 2014 Fiscal budget meeting. Story and video at this link.

From a concerned citizen regarding the heroin epidemic in Geauga County
Click here to view letter on the Commentary page


COMMISSIONER SPIDALIERI'S MOTION WILL PROVIDE THE FIRST EVENING PUBLIC COUNTY MEETING click here to find out why

County Commissioner Ralph Spidalieri's presentation of July 25, 2013 regarding the Heroin Epidemic in Geauga County is now available on the Geauga County Commissioners' page. Everyone is invited to view this very important event that effects all Geauga County residents.

ANNOUNCING THE SECOND PINOCCHIO AWARD OF 2013
full story with video here

PRESSURE FROM THE COMMUNITY AND PROACTIVE INTERVENTION FROM COMMISSIONER SPIDALIERI AVERT UNNECESSARY LEGAL ACTION
July 18, 2013 full story and video here

TRUSTEES WILLING TO HELP ONE NON-RESIDENT LOWER HIS SANITARY ASSESSMENT May 7, 2013 Full story
click here




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