Bill DeBus, The News-Herald

Bill DeBus

The News-Herald

Willoughby, OH, United States

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Heavenly Safe Chocolates opens for business in Madison Village

In early August, Nichols opened Heavenly Safe Chocolates, a store located at 50 W. Main St. in the village. The business uses an on-site kitchen to produce solid dark chocolate and dark-chocolate t… → Read More

Fire at ChemMasters plant in Madison Village; probe into cause underway

ChemMasters President Paul Murphy said the “exceptional response” by firefighters limited fire damage to ChemMasters’ pail warehouse, maintenance department, and small materials s… → Read More

New Perry Village K-9 officer sworn in, ready to test for state certification

Pio’s handler, Lt. Michael Collins, recited an oath on behalf of the dog. Mayor James Gessic administered the swearing-in ceremony. → Read More

Efforts underway to contain white, nontoxic substance discovered in Grand River

At about 6:30 p.m. Aug. 13, the Painesville Township and Fairport Harbor Fire departments were notified about a white material in the river. → Read More

Willoughby Hills features many activities at Rock N Roll Day

The ceremony focusing on Stanley was just one part of Willoughby Hills Rock N Roll Day, a 12-hour event that began Aug. 13 at 10 a.m. → Read More

Plans for Perry Area Hometown Heroes banner program moving forward

Applications for purchasing banners are expected to be available by the end of August. → Read More

Lake County: Preliminary hearing held for juvenile accused of killing Painesville resident in 2019

Mulligan also called one witness to the stand — Painesville Police Detective William Smith. He answered questions from Mulligan and Tuttle about many crime scene photos, and how police conducted th… → Read More

Madison Joint Recreation District showing ‘Jumanji’ at free movie night – News-Herald

For the Madison Joint Recreation District, the Aug. 13 event is the second free outdoor movie night it has sponsored this summer. → Read More

North Perry Village Council considering donation request from Asa’s Angels – News-Herald

Connie Buchanan, outreach director for Asa’s Angel’s, addressed North Perry Village Council at its Aug. 4 meeting. → Read More

North Perry Village establishes committee to work on bringing back community picnic

An annual community picnic or gathering is a great way for new and longtime residents of North Perry Village to meet and socialize, Tischer said. → Read More

Owners of Maggie’s Doughnuts at Fat Cop Donut and Coffee Shop enjoy doing business in Madison Township – News-Herald

“With this business, people are coming in for a happy reason,” Kurt said. “They want doughnuts and maybe a coffee. In my other career, I was always going to where something bad wa… → Read More

Madison Village purchasing new pump package for wastewater treatment plant

The new unit will replace a sludge pump that’s about 27 years old and in very poor shape, said village Administrator Dwayne Bailey, during a recent council meeting. → Read More

Madison School District awarded state grant funds to upgrade safety in buildings

The district has been awarded about $202,730 from the Ohio K-12 School Safety Grant program. Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine announced Aug. 2 that a total of $47 million was allocated to more than 1,000 scho… → Read More

Perry Center of Lake County invites community to Aug. 13 open house

The event is slated from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 13 at the center, which is located in the Manchester West building at 4261 Manchester Road in Perry Village. → Read More

Music festival slated for Aug. 6 in Fairport Harbor will pay tribute to Grateful Dead’s Jerry Garcia – News-Herald

Music at Jerry Garcia’s Birthday Celebration begins at 2 p.m. and continues for eight hours on Aug. 6. → Read More

Willoughby gym, Mentor area salon make strong comebacks after COVID-19 shutdowns

In August of 2021, Desico moved the main gym of Ohio Sports & Fitness to a much larger location at 36445 Biltmore Place, Unit G in Willoughby. His original location now serves a secondary locat… → Read More

Geauga County Sheriff’s Office deputy, K9 marking 10 years of working as team

Trust is a major part of the working relationship between a law-enforcement K-9 handler and their dog. That observation was shared by Geauga County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Jim Dhayer, who has nearl… → Read More

Fairport Harbor hires Mike Manary as new part-time project manager

Manary served nearly nine years as Painesville Township administrator before retiring in May. he will begin his new duties in Fairport Harbor on Aug. 1, said village Administrator Amy Cossick. → Read More

Fairport Harbor receives CDBG funding for Phase 2 of downtown streetscape project

Total estimated cost of Fairport Harbor’s Phase 2 streetscape project is $300,000. The village will appropriate $55,000 from its streetlight fund as a local match for the Community Developmen… → Read More

Fairport Harbor sets public meetings on proposal to buy water from Painesville

Half-hour meetings are scheduled at 6 p.m. Aug. 16 and Sept. 20 at the Fairport Harbor Senior Center, located at 1380 East St. Both sessions will take prior to regular meetings of Fairport Harbor V… → Read More