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COMING DOWN Print E-mail


COMING DOWN - The Pachuk Building is coming down soon according to reports at the most recent Linesville Borough Council meeting. Rumor had it the company hired to take down the building was going to begin demolition on Sunday, March 29, Palm Sunday, even while the Presbyterian Church across the street was holding its Palm Sunday worship service. Phone call inquiry from Community News led to a one day delay with demolition to begin now Monday, March 30.

Headlines for March 23, 2015 Print E-mail

Controversy on Sunday tear down of Pachuk building
Written by David Schaef

Linesville Borough has received word that the tear down of the Pachuk Building is in the works with reports that the company performing the work scheduled the initial tear down for Palm Sunday, March 29.

Reports in to this publication had people objecting to that plan as Palm Sunday worship services would be taking place that morning at the Linesville Presbyterian Church - just across the street.

Linesville Borough Council vice president Kevin McGrath confirmed on Friday morning, March 20, the demolition company had informed the borough their plan was to tear down the building on Sunday, March 29, that they would have the building down in one day though cleanup would not be complete.

McGrath said the company thought there would be less traffic on a Sunday and said he did not realize the Palm Sunday date.

Read more in this weeks issue.


Conneaut Lake borough council questioned on CLCDC membership
Written by Roseanne Staab

Conneaut Lake Borough Council held their March public meeting, with members Mike Krepps, Bill Eldridge, Billy Paris, Dick Holabaugh, Penny Monahan, and Dwight Stallard in attendance. Mayor Timothy Kaider and John Chuey were absent. Secretary Kathryn Spencer took the minutes and there were 12 citizens present. Chairman Holabaugh led the salute to the American Flag.

Acoustics continue to be a problem at the meeting making it difficult to hear what people are saying. Council is meeting in the new town hall.

For Public Comment, a man asked Council for a list of names comprising the Conneaut Lake Community Development Committee (CLCDC). He stated he didn’t want citizens who reside outside of the Borough limits to be members of this committee and that they should not be touting ideas for the Borough beautification plan when they don’t live here.

He also stated that he doesn’t want Council to raise taxes within the Borough, either, and that he doesn’t want Council telling the citizens what to do. He said that the ditch on Line Street needs cleaned out as does the recycle bin area on that same street.

Read more in this weeks issue.

For additional details about these stories , as well as the headlines noted below, please purchase a Monday, March 23, newspaper at area locations or a digital download of the paper.

  • Salute to 4-Hers, and farmers! Pages 18, 19!
  • Hickernell Grocery store open, save money! Page 20!



BOOK CLUB VISITS - The book club at Conneaut Area Senior High School visited the Alice Schafer PreK classroom for Dr. Seuss reading and activities on March 5. In the picture, CASH senior Ashlee Rowles is reading to Khloe Pardee. The FCCA Twin Creeks Head Start and PreK Counts is accepting applications for next year. Their contact number is 724-6530.

High school principal planning retirement Print E-mail
Written by David Schaef   
Monday, 16 March 2015 00:00

Conneaut School Board members approved the retirement of Conneaut Area Senior High co-principal Sharon Sielski when board members met in voting session Wednesday evening.

The retirement will be effective in mid-August.

Despite rumors, the school directors have not decided on the follow up to the retirement as to filling the vacancy with another co-principal or filling the position with an assistant principal.

This is the third year for CASH, the first year Sielski served as principal with Doug Parks as assistant; The second year, Sielski became co-principal when Dave Maskery was moved to a co-principal spot and Parks became principal at Conneaut Lake Elementary School.

Read more in this weeks issue.

For additional details about High school principal planning retirement, as well as the headlines noted below, please purchase a Monday, 3/16/15, newspaper at area locations or a digital download of the paper.

  • Linesville borough - demolition nears! Pages 4, 5!
  • Sadsbury supers holds March meeting! Page 8!
  • Dan Orlasky running for commissioner! Page 2!

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