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Pachuk building Linesville dilemma Renovation offer on table Print E-mail
Written by David Schaef   
Monday, 06 April 2015 00:00

The Pachuk Building in downtown Linesville was to have been torn down on Monday, March 30, but that did not happen when all necessary permits were not in place and the demolition was delayed.

A permit from the Department of Environmental Protection had not been approved, thus the no go on the tear down.

Linesville Borough Council met in work session on Tuesday, March 31, in session lasting nearly 3-1/2 hours long to discuss the situation that now has someone offering to renovate the building if owner David Pachuk will sign over the titles to him, this person also offering to pay the back taxes and sewage liens that are outstanding.

This so-called white knight, stepping up at the 11th hour, is a dual citizen with citizenship in America and Canada, whose ties the Crawford County area is the man is a graduate of Allegheny College in Meadville some years ago, has taken other renovation projects under hand, reportedly 15 or so elsewhere, but also including a work in progress in Meadville - the former Huidekoper Mansion.

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  • Conneaut Lake council work session report! See page 15!
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- David Schaef photo
CVE STUDENTS OF NOTE - Among students in grades K - 2 at Conneaut Valley Elementary School who were chosen November 2014 Students of the Month for best representing Jobs are important/children’s grief awareness were, from left, row one - kindergarten’s Adyson Mattera, Paige Simmerman, Wyatt Braden, Johnna Reinhart, Colin Russell; row two - kindergarten’s Payton Adams, Lola Rupert, first graders Brody Barckhoff, Katie Shetler, second grader Korynn Lippert; and row three - second graders Amanda Schmidt, Skyla Vasquez, Joslyn Young, Kylie Mattera and Madalyn Miehl. Absent from photo is kindergarten’s Bella Maynard and first grader Monica Kerksey [moved].

Candidates a no show at board meetings Print E-mail
Written by David Schaef   
Monday, 30 March 2015 00:00

Six area residents are running for five positions on the Conneaut School board in this year’s elections with two newcomers all but assured of being elected.

Three of the people running are newcomers to the positions and none have been attending meetings in advance of their signups nor have they attended two school board meetings since their signup to seek election.

Deadline for signups for the elections was Tuesday, March 10.

In Region 1, Linesville borough and the townships of Beaver, Conneaut, North Shenango, Pine and West Fallowfield, two positions are open. Two people signed up, current board member Kathy Klink and newcomer Tim McQuiston.

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  • Local businesses wish a Happy Easter to one and all!
  • CASH sophomore earns state trip! Page 13!

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.

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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!
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