Bill DeBus, The News-Herald

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The News-Herald

Willoughby, OH, United States

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Past articles by Bill:

Skokstudio Vocal Instruction in Mentor enjoying success with in-person, online instruction

While Skokstudio is achieving success, Skok said there is still room to grow its student roster. One of Skok’s goals is to raise the profile of Skokstudio Vocal Instruction in Lake County. → Read More

Geauga County church pastor indicted on sex charges that allegedly involve children

A Geauga County grand jury indicted Dennis W. Laferty on seven criminal charges. That announcement was made March 10 in a news release issued jointly by Geauga County Prosecutor James Flaiz and Gea… → Read More

Fairport Harbor reviewing measure to regulate Airbnb, Vrbo rentals

“I figured we’d give a 30-day window and present it at the next council meeting with the intention of having three readings on the ordinance and a public hearing,” Manross said, at the … → Read More

Justin Levine selected to fill vacancy on Fairport Harbor School Board

Fairport Harbor School Board received applications from eight district residents who wanted to finish Fazekas’ current term, which expires Dec. 31, 2023. → Read More

Visitors, tours increased at Fairport Harbor Marine Museum and Lighthouse in 2022

Last year, 3,338 people visited the museum and lighthouse, according to the annual report. That figure represented an increase of 646 visitors, compared with the 2,692 people who came to the museum… → Read More

Fairport Harbor mayor discusses economic development projects

Manross delivered his annual speech at the Fairport Harbor Senior Center, prior to Village Council’s regular February meeting. A video of the event was shown in real time and has been archive… → Read More

Perry, North Perry villages increase pay for police officers

“Due to the fact that the police departments have been working together, the desire was to get both of them on the same wage scale and competitive with other communities,” said James O&… → Read More

Madison Township trustees approve hiring new police officers

After trustees approved the revised lateral-entry document, they agreed to hire two police officers who have worked full-time in other departments. These patrolmen were appointed to replace two ful… → Read More

Lizzie Caruthers of Madison Village builds blessing box for Girl Scout Gold Award project

Girl Scouts who are aiming to earn the Gold Award must choose, design and complete a project that addresses a community issue and proposes a way to solve it, Lizzie said. → Read More

Madison Township government leaders will explore ways to use 2023 NOPEC Energized Community funding

NOPEC offers Energized Community Grants to help its member communities implement energy savings or energy infrastructure measures. → Read More

North Perry Village using American Rescue Plan Act funds for purchase of two new police vehicles

The village is putting $92,970 in American Rescue Plan Act money toward the purchase of a 2024 Chevrolet Silverado crew cab truck and a 2024 Chevrolet Tahoe SUV. → Read More

Fairport Harbor Civic Club Founders Day Dinner will take place on March 2

Along with a catered meal and a guest speaker, the annual dinner features an awards program, highlighting outstanding performance during 2022 in various categories. → Read More

Donations sought to help Madison Township family devastated by Feb. 12 house fire

Lake Erie Church has set up a fund to receive financial contributions for James and Alexis Welch and their three children. The church, located at 2300 Hubbard Road, also is serving as a drop-off po… → Read More

Progress being made on Madison Village’s sanitary sewer project – News-Herald

As of Feb. 13, Chivers had installed a little more than 1,000 feet of the new sanitary sewer main line, Lubonovic said. The company started construction on the endeavor in early December. → Read More

Perry Village zoning report provides tally of permits issued, homes purchased for early part of 2023

In the report, Perry Village Zoning Inspector Jim Watson said he issued five zoning permits between Jan. 7 and Feb. 5. → Read More

Progress being made on planning for 2023 Perry Fall Festival

The Perry Area Joint Recreation Board Festival Steering Committee is finalizing the budget for this year’s event, which is slated for Sept. 9. → Read More

North Perry Village establishes new fund for donations for community picnic

North Perry resident Bryce Tischer, who serves as Picnic Committee chairman, said it’s a wise idea to direct all donations into a Community Events Fund that’s part of the village govern… → Read More

Madison Village resident Rick Fike achieves success in pursuing hobby of archaeology

Fike has spent considerable time in hunting for artifacts and achieved success in finding many items used by Native Americans. In addition, Fike is diligent about conducting research to verify the … → Read More

North Perry terminates program to reimburse qualifying businesses for specific utility expenses

Council, during its Feb. 2 meeting, voted unanimously to repeal a 17-year-old ordinance that set up the reimbursement plan as an economic development incentive. → Read More

Traditional amusement rides returning to Fairport Mardi Gras in 2023

Lisko Family Midway Amusements will provide and operate carnival-style rides and games at this year’s Fairport Mardi Gras, according to an announcement on the event’s Facebook page. → Read More