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Headlines for April 20, 2015 Print E-mail

Mayor’s vote dooms Pachuk building
Written by David Schaef

For a third straight week, Linesville Borough Council met in session and on Tuesday, April 14, at the regular council meeting, voted 3-3 to demolish the Pachuk Building on Linesville’s main street.

With one council member absent [Holly Miller, due to illness], the 3-3 vote was broken by Mayor Barry Chapin, who cast his tie breaking vote to demolish the Pachuk Building.

History will determine the wisdom of council’s choice while rejecting an offer by Ethan Jackman to take over the building owner David Pachuk was said to be willing to sign over - with Jackman willing to renovate the building, and seek tenants both commercial and residential, while paying back taxes and sewer liens owned and keeping current on those costs.

Voting to demolish the building were Laura Deal, Rodney Kovisto [present by telephone], and Mike Heaney; voting to allow the building to be saved were Randy Uplinger, Tom Deighton, and Kevin McGrath.

Chapin, in remarks during the meeting, said at one point if friendships were lost because of the vote then they were not friends.

Read more in this weeks issue.


Summit supervisors note CL Park issues
Written by David Schaef

Summit Township supervisors held their April public meeting, with Supervisors Bill Agnew, Lud Zarembinski and Jerauld Smith in attendance. Secretary Cindy McCoy took the minutes and there were no residents present. All stood to salute the American Flag.

The March meeting minutes were approved unanimously.

The Summit Safety Committee had held their meeting prior to the public meeting, and Pete Albaugh and Gig King stayed to talk to the Supervisors about a recent class they attended pertaining to PA Local Governmental Partnerships. The class was specifically for township supervisors and firefighters and EMS.

Pete Albaugh took the floor, stating that there are two problems facing volunteer fire departments at this time, money and personnel. There are not enough people volunteering at this time to fill positions at local fire departments, therefore, if a fire or disaster occurs, there is not enough manpower to cover what needs to be done.

The general public should become aware of this fact.

Read more in this weeks issue.

For additional details about these stories , as well as the headlines noted below, please purchase a Monday, April 20, newspaper at area locations or a digital download of the paper.

  • Salute to Office Professionals! See page 19!
  • Armstrong EXPo! Info, prizes, more! Page 20!
  • CASH student qualifies for states! Page 2!



- David Schaef photo
MARCH STUDENTS - Among students at Conneaut Valley Elementary School, who were chosen the March 2015 Students of the Month for showing calm/breathing, were, from left, row one - kindergarten’s Grady Starcheski, Holly Wetherell, Eli Weck, Virginia Ubinas; row two - first graders Riley Miller, TJ Wallace, Charis Morgan, Casey Bishop, Summer Lambert; and row three - second graders Robert Stahlbaum, Camille Budzynski, Lexi Potts, Gunnar Hagerman, and Olivia Burton. Absent from photo are kindergarten’s Jaiden Simons, Haley Powers, Grayson Wilson, and second grader Cadence Legare.

Council votes to tear down Pachuk building Print E-mail
Written by David Schaef   
Monday, 13 April 2015 00:00

Acting at a special meeting on Tuesday, April 7, Linesville borough council members voted 5-2 to have the Pachuk Building in downtown Linesville demolished.

The special meeting lasted about 70 minutes, kicked off by borough council president Mike Heaney saying the meeting would be run with more order than the one last week and that only new information would be considered. Persons addressing council would be limited to 5 minutes. He asked speakers to be respectful and he noted council would be given a chance to speak.

He opened the meeting having the borough’s property coordinator speak first, that being councilman Rodney Kovisto, who said he would be short and concise.

He said that after “touring the building with our engineer”, and noting the man interested in taking over the building was now asking for 180 days to repair, noting a further collapse could take place at any time, there was a need to put the matter to bed.

Councilwoman Laura Deal said after looking at the report from the council’s engineer, that it was not prudent to repair the building...a hazard to the community.

Read more in this weeks issue.

For additional details about Council votes to tear down Pachuk building, as well as the headlines noted below, please purchase a Monday, April 13, newspaper at area locations or a digital download of the paper.

  • Moving auction! Golf Scramble! See page 17
  • Annual consignment sale at Greenhill! Page 9!
  • CL Community Pride Committee donations! Page 2!



COLORING EGGS - Mrs. Button's Pre K Counts class at the Alice L. Schafer Annex experimented with different ways to decorate eggs donated by Sperry Farms. In the photo, Chloe DiFranco (left) and Julia Klink (right) paint eggs with brushes, while other children experimented with egg dye and rubber bands, glitter, egg spinners, and wiggly eyes at egg decorating stations around the classroom. The FCCA Twin Creeks Head Start and Pre K Counts is accepting applications for next year. Their contact number is 724-6530.


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