After ongoing discussion, the trustees voted to meet monthly instead of bi-monthly for 2024. They will meet again Jan. 17 to better prepare for monthly meetings.
Leonard suggested a temporary moratorium on cultivation, processing and retail distribution of adult-use cannabis per the suggestion of Ashland County Prosecuting Attorney Christopher Tunnell. The trustees voted in favor of a three-month moratorium.
The Mantua Township Service Department has begun winter season preparations. Trucks have been serviced for cold weather, snow removal equipment has been cleaned and prepped, salt spreaders have been readied and fitted onto removal equipment, and tires and brakes are good to go.
Rising above Nelson Circle is a monument dedicated to the memory of township soldiers who long ago served their country. A local history buff is working to make sure those men are remembered forever.
The Freedom Community Park Boosters will host their Fall Festival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23 at the Freedom Town Hall and Pavilion at 8966 state Route 700.
The Silica Sand Road bridge in Nelson and Windham townships is about to be replaced. Construction on the $1,084,460 project will start this month, and the new bridge structure and accompanying road work are expected to be completed by October.
Garrettsville Summerfest 2023 will take place Friday, June 23 through Sunday, June 25. The annual event will kick off at 6:30 p.m. Friday with the festival commencement and grand marshal presentation to Mark Apple and Summerfest sponsor Daystar Ford.
Citing zoning, safety and aesthetic concerns, three Portage County townships are imposing moratoriums or even seeking outright bans on commercial wind and solar farms.