News in Brief — 6/1/14

Published 12:40 am Sunday, June 1, 2014

South Point variance meeting rescheduled

SOUTH POINT — The South Point Village Council meeting to decide on a variance for business plans for the former elementary school property has been rescheduled.

The meeting was originally planned to take place Tuesday but has been moved to June 17 at 7:30 p.m. The council will take care of regular meeting business before dealing with the continuation of the special meeting. Joe Freeman, local businessman, is seeking a variance to the zoning ordinance that states all buildings in the neighborhood where the school building sits must be used for residential purposes.

“I Want to bring in the kind of professional businesses the village needs,” Freeman said, at a specially called meeting on May 28. “I want to help bring jobs to the community and overall just make the community a better place.”

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— By Justin Prince


Lions Club picnic slated for June 9

As sure as the month of June rolls around so does the annual Lions Club picnic at Lake Forest. The Chesapeake, Proctorville, Rome club will share food, fun and just a little bit of business.

The event will be at 6:30 p.m. Monday, June 9. The gates will open at 4:30 p.m. and close at 6:30 p.m. Club members, prospective members and guests are asked to arrive before 6:30 p.m.

The Lions Club will furnish steak, chicken, potatoes and drinks. It is requested that those members whose last name begins with A-M bring salad or vegetables and N-Z desserts.

In addition to the food and fellowship, those attending will have the opportunity to go on a boat or canoe ride, go fishing or take part in a horseshoe tournament. This year there will be a $5 fee per family.

The picnic will also be used as an opportunity to introduce the new officers for 2014-15. Paul Hart will serve his second year as president. Bob Smith will serve his second year as vice president. Dick Meyers will continue as secretary/treasurer and Dick Scholl will serve his first year as tail twister. Jack Hutchison will begin his first year as Lion Tamer.


Chesapeake native graduates college

FINDLAY — Jared Blankenship, of Chesapeake, graduated from The University of Findlay. Blankenship received a doctor of physical therapy.

Blankenship was invited to walk in the university’s commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 3. Nearly 700 degrees, including doctoral, master’s, bachelor’s and associate’s were awarded.

In the fall, the university awarded 196 degrees and those alumni were invited to walk in the May ceremony, as well.

The University of Findlay is a comprehensive university with a hands-on approach to learning located in Findlay, approximately 45 miles south of Toledo.

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