Friday, May 22, 2015

John Karlovec


I am the editor of the Geauga County Maple Leaf. My 125-year-old family business bought the Maple Leaf in December 2001. I received my bachelor’s degree in economics from Harvard University in 1984 and my law degree from Case Western Reserve University in 1987. After practicing law for almost eight years, I left the practice to co-found an institutional real estate consulting firm in 1994. I sold my interest in the firm in 2000 and joined my brother, Jeff Karlovec, as fifth generation owners of the Legal News Publishing Company. In February 2012, we purchased the Chesterland News, a free weekly publication serving Chester Township and parts of Russell and Munson townships. In June 2013, we launched the Kirtland Chronicle, currently a free monthly publication that serves Kirtland, Kirtland Hills and Waite Hill.
I formally served on the board of trustees of Leadership Geauga County and currently serve as a trustee for the Geauga County Habitat for Humanity. More recent, I was asked by Geauga County Sheriff Dan McClelland to serve on the county’s exotic animal committee, which all 88 counties were required to form after the 2011 exotic animal release in Muskingum County.
I live in Chagrin Falls and have three adult children.