Legal Notices 3-28-24
March 28, 2024

LEGAL NOTICE

IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS 

GEAUGA COUNTY, OHIO 

23-F-000634 – Christopher P. Hitchcock, Treasurer of Geauga County, Ohio, Plaintiff vs. Scott Stewart, et al., Defendants.

  Unknown Occupants, if any, of 14874 Standish Ave., Middlefield, OH 44062 whose last known address is 14874 Standish Ave., Middlefield, OH 44062 address is unknown, and cannot, with reasonable diligence, be ascertained shall take notice; and, if deceased, their unknown heirs, devises, legatees, administrators, executors, and assigns will take notice that on the 23rd day of October 2023, the Treasurer Of Geauga County, filed a Complaint in the Court of Common Pleas, Geauga County, 100 Short Court Street, Chardon, Ohio 44024, entitled Christopher P. Hitchcock, Treasurer of Geauga County vs. Scott Stewart, et al., Case No: 23-F-000634, against the above-named parties, praying that the premises hereinafter described be sold for the collection of delinquent real estate taxes, owed and unpaid, is $15,355.51 together with accruing taxes, assessments, penalties, interest, and charges; as well as court costs.  Said premises is described as permanent parcel number(s) 19-060800. A complete legal description of the parcel(s) can be obtained from the Geauga County Recorder’s Office. The volume and page number for the parcel(s) can be obtained from the Geauga County Auditor’s Office.

 The object of the action is to obtain from the Court a judgment foreclosing the tax liens against such real estate and ordering the sale of such real estate for the satisfaction of delinquent taxes.

 Such action is brought against the real property only and no personal judgment shall be entered in it.  However, if pursuant to the action, the property is sold for an amount that is less than the amount of the delinquent taxes, assessments, charges, penalties and interest against it, the Court, in a separate order, may enter a deficiency judgment against the owner of record of a parcel for the amount of the difference; if that owner of record is a corporation, the Court may enter the deficiency judgment against the stockholder holding a majority of the corporation’s stock.

 The above-named parties are required to answer on or before 28 days after the last date of publication.  Such answer must be filed with the Clerk of Courts, and a copy must be served on the Prosecuting Attorney.

By Kristen Rine, Assistant Prosecuting Attorney, Attorney for Plaintiff.

Mar21-28 Apr4, 2024

LEGAL NOTICE

IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS

GEAUGA COUNTY, OHIO

24-F-000098 – United Wholesale Mortgage, LLC, Plaintiff vs. Tonya Romig, et al., Defendants

 The Unknown Heirs at Law or Under the Will, if any, of Rodney Miller, Deceased. whose last place of residence/business is Address Unknown, but whose present place of residence/business is unknown will take notice that on February 9, 2024, United Wholesale Mortgage, LLC filed its Complaint in Case No. 24-F-000098 in the Court of Common Pleas Geauga County, Ohio, 100 Short Court Street, Chardon, OH 44024 alleging that the Defendant(s) The Unknown Heirs at Law or Under the Will, if any, of Rodney Miller, Deceased. have or claim to have an interest in the real estate described below:

 Permanent Parcel Number: 01-063570; Property Address: 18812 Ravenna Road, Chagrin Falls, OH 44023. The legal description may be obtained from the Geauga County Auditor at 231 Main Street, Suite 1-A, Chardon, Ohio 44024, 440-279-1600.

 The Petitioner further alleges that by reason of default of the Defendant(s) in the payment of a promissory note, according to its tenor, the conditions of a concurrent mortgage deed given to secure the payment of said note and conveying the premises described, have been broken, and the same has become absolute.

 The Petitioner prays that the Defendant(s) named above be required to answer and set up their interest in said real estate or be forever barred from asserting the same, for foreclosure of said mortgage, the marshalling of any liens, and the sale of said real estate, and the proceeds of said sale applied to the payment of Petitioner’s Claim in the proper order of its priority, and for such other and further relief as is just and equitable.

 THE DEFENDANT(S) NAMED ABOVE ARE REQUIRED TO ANSWER ON OR BEFORE THE 9TH DAY OF MAY, 2024.

UNITED WHOLESALE MORTGAGE, LLC

By Reimer Law Co., Ronald J. Chernek, Attorney at Law, Attorney for Plaintiff-Petitioner, P.O. Box 39696, Solon, Ohio 44139. (440) 600-5500.

Mar28 Apr4-11, 2024

NOTICE OF A PUBLIC HEARING

Russell Township

 Notice is hereby given that the Russell Township Board of Zoning Appeals will have a Public Hearing for appeals, for variances to the Russell Township Zoning Resolution on Monday, April 8, 2024, at 7:00 p.m. at the Russell Township Town Hall.

 

Variance Application #558 continued: submitted by Christopher Weeder of 14493 Chillicothe Rd, Two parcels, 26-123600 & 26-214050.  The Applicant is seeking to consolidate two lots with the intention of re-splitting and creating two lots, both with variances required for road frontage and one variance for lot width.

      

Variance Application #559: Submitted by John Cunningham of 14445 Hartwell Trail, PP# 26-115571.The Applicant is seeking to install a structure within the side yard setback, located in the R5 district, the Applicant would be seeking a 40ft variance, in lieu of the 50ft required.

Variance Application #560: Submitted by Neil Butara of 14540 Russell Ln. PP#26-098000. The Applicant is seeking to construct a new portion of deck inside the 120ft Riparian setback. Ch.4.16(H)(1).

Variance Application #561: Submitted by Clint Ballash of 8200 Chagrin Mills, PP# 26-087900. The property is in the R5 district with less than three acres, the Applicant is proposing a side yard setback of 9ft, resulting in a variance request of 21ft, in lieu of the 30ft required.

 The Board of Zoning Appeals welcomes fact-based testimony to assist in making an informed decision.

C. Birli, Secretary

Mar28, 2024

LEGAL NOTICE

Geauga County

 Sealed bids will be received at the office of the Board of County Commissioners, 12611 Ravenwood Drive, Suite 350, Chardon, Ohio 44024, for the:

GEAUGA COUNTY

COUNTY PARKING LOT REPAIRS

GEAUGA COUNTY 

MAINTENANCE DEPARTMENT

during the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, until 1:45 pm (local time) on April 24, 2024, at which time the bids shall be opened and publicly read at 2:00 p.m. in the Commissioners Chambers, Room B303. 

 Printed plans and specifications may be obtained from the Geauga County Maintenance Department, 13211 Aquilla Road, Chardon, Ohio 44024-1068, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. An electronic set of plans and specifications may also be requested via email to msieracki@geauga.oh.gov, or by calling Matt Sieracki at (440) 279-1759.

 There will be a mandatory contractor pre-bid meeting at 1:00 p.m. on April 10, 2024 at the Geauga County Maintenance Department, 13211 Aquilla Road, Chardon Ohio, 44024.

 A copy of this legal notice is posted on the Geauga County’s website. Go to bocc.geauga.oh.gov/public-notifications/bid-openings/ and click on the project name to view this legal notice.

 Envelopes containing the bid and other required documents shall be sealed and clearly marked: “BID – GEAUGA COUNTY PARKING LOT REPAIRS, Attention: Clerk, Geauga County Board of Commissioners, 12611 Ravenwood Drive, Suite 350, Chardon Ohio, 44024.”

 The successful bidder is required to furnish a bond for the faithful performance of the contract in a sum of not less than One Hundred percent (100%) of the total bid price for the complete work, said bond to be that of an approved surety company authorized to transact business in the State of Ohio meeting the requirements of the O.R.C. Section 153.57.

 Each bid must be accompanied by a bid bond or guaranty in the amount of 100% of the total amount bid, or a certified check, cashier’s check, or money order in an amount not less than 5% of the total amount bid. The bid bond or guaranty must be submitted as a guarantee that if the bid is accepted, a contract will be entered into and its performance properly secured.

 The bid bond or guaranty shall be issued by an approved surety company authorized to transact business in the State of Ohio and said company shall have local representation. The bond or guaranty shall meet the satisfaction of the County Prosecutor.

 The Geauga County Commissioners reserve the right to waive any informalities and to reject any or all bids received or any part thereof.

 Terms of payment shall be as described in the bid specifications.

BY ORDER OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF GEAUGA COUNTY

Christine Blair, Clerk

Mar28 Apr4, 2024

HUNTSBURG TOWNSHIP

LEGAL NOTICE

DUST CONTROL BID

 The Huntsburg Township Board of Trustees will receive sealed proposals until 3:00 p.m. on April 16, 2024, proposals will be opened and read aloud at 8:00 pm during the Trustees’ meeting on Tuesday, April 16, 2024 for the Spraying of MC70, CRS OR AEP and the spreading of washed # 8 limestone on Township Roads in Huntsburg Township, during the 2024 construction season.

 Bid proposals may be obtained by calling the Huntsburg Township Fiscal Officer at 440-636-5486 or mailing to P.O. Box 280, Huntsburg, Ohio 44046. All bid proposals shall be submitted on forms provided by the Board of Trustees.

 A bid bond or certified check, cashier’s check, or money order, on a solvent bank or savings and loan association, in the amount of five percent (5%) of the total bid amount, and liability insurance for injury to persons and/or damage to property in an amount not less than $1,000,000.00 and property damage liability insurance in an amount not less than $500,000.00, shall accompany each bid. The bid shall be let on a unit price basis.

 The Huntsburg Township Board of Trustees reserves the right to reject any or all bids, waive any informalities or irregularities in the bids received, and to accept any bid or bids which are deemed most favorable to the Board at the time and under conditions stipulated, all in accord with the applicable provisions of the laws of the State of Ohio governing the conduct of the Board of Trustees.

 Legal notice shall be considered as part of the bid specifications.

 Address all bids to The Huntsburg Township Board of Trustees, P.O. Box 280 Huntsburg, Ohio 44046, and identify sealed envelopes as “Proposal for the Spraying of MC70, CRS OR AEP and brooming off stone if requires for CRS applications, Spreading of # 8 washed Limestone on Various Roads during the 2024 Construction Season”.

 By Order of the Huntsburg Township Board of Trustees.

 Michele A. Saunders, Fiscal Officer

Mar28 Apr4, 2024

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

APPEAL FOR VARIANCE TO 

PARKMAN TOWNSHIP

ZONING RESOLUTION

 Notice is hereby given that the Parkman Township Board of Zoning Appeals will conduct a public hearing on an appeal for a USE Variance to the Parkman Township Zoning Resolution on Tuesday the 9 day of April 2024, at 7:00 o’clock p.m. at the Parkman Township Community House located 16295 Main Market Road Parkman, Ohio.

 This application submitted by, Mr. James Mudri appellant, 15358 Kinsman Road, Middlefield, Ohio is requesting a Variance from the Parkman Township Zoning Resolution for property located at, 17400 Reynolds Road,  Parkman Township (Parcel # 25-000310 and Parcel # 25-112511). Ohio which shall be in accordance with all of the applicable regulations for the District and the following regulations: ARTICLE 1V Section 402.1  Permitted Principal Buildings, structures, and Uses.

Jan Helt, Secretary 

Mar28, 2024

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

Village of Middlefield

 On Thursday, May 9, 2024, Council for the Village of Middlefield will hold a public hearing on the matter of Ordinance 24-119.

AN ORDINANCE REZONING 2 PARCELS OF LAND ON KINSMAN ROAD FROM “R-1”, SINGLE-FAMILY RESIDENTIAL” TO “GC, GENERAL COMMERCIAL,” AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY.

  The hearing will be held at 7:30 PM in the Village of Middlefield Council Chambers located at 14860 N. State Avenue, Middlefield, OH 44062.

All interested persons are invited to attend and be heard.

Leslie McCoy, Village Administrator

Mar28, 2024

PUBLIC NOTICE

Village of Middlefield

 Notice is hereby given that during the Council Meeting held on March 14, 2024, The Village of Middlefield passed the following legislation: 

RESOLUTION 24-04 A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE TRANSFER OF FUNDS AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY.

RESOLUTION 24-05 A RESOLUTION APPROVING A LOAN TO AMISH COUNTRY MARKET LLC, IN THE AMOUNT OF $130,000.00, FROM THE VILLAGE’S LOCAL REVOLVING LOAN FUND, AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY.

ORDINANCE 24-113 AN ORDINANCE TO MAKE PERMANENT APPROPRIATIONS FOR CURRENT EXPENSES AND OTHER EXPENDITURE OF THE VILLAGE OF MIDDLEFIELD, STATE OF OHIO, DURING THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 31, 2024, AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY.

ORDINANCE 24-114 AN ORDINANCE HIRING BROOKE DAUGHTERS AS A FULL-TIME POLICE OFFICER, CONTINGENT UPON HER COMPLETING THE REQUIREMENTS OF SECTION 139.01 OF THE CODIFIED ORDINANCES, AT THE PAY RATE OF $24.87 PER HOUR, AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY.

ORDINANCE 24-115 AN ORDINANCE HIRING CODY NAFTZGER AS A FULL-TIME POLICE OFFICER, CONTINGENT UPON HIS COMPLETING THE REQUIREMENTS OF SECTION 139.01 OF THE CODIFIED ORDINANCES, AT THE PAY RATE OF $33.34 PER HOUR, AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY.

ORDINANCE 24-116 AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR TO ENTER INTO A TRAINING REIMBURSEMENT AGREEMENT WITH OFFICER ROBERT HAMILTON, AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY.

RESOLUTION 24-02 A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE ARCHIVIST TO ACT AS THE DESIGNATED REPRESENTATIVE OF THE MEMBERS OF THE VILLAGE OF MIDDLEFIELD COUNCIL FOR PURPOSE OF REQUIRED PUBLIC RECORDS TRAINING.

ORDINANCE 24-101 AN ORDINANCE REVIEWING THE SCHEDULE OF FEES IMPOSED BY THE VILLAGE PURSUANT TO SECTION 135.09

ORDINANCE 24-102 AN ORDINANCE ACCEPTING THE ANNEXATION OF 25.34 ACRES OF LAND IN MIDDLEFIELD TOWNSHIP TO THE VILLAGE OF MIDDLEFIELD, AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY.

ORDINANCE 24-103 AN ORDINANCE IMPLEMENTING SECTIONS 3735.65 THROUGH 3735.70 OF THE OHIO REVISED CODE, ESTABLISHING AND DESCRIBING THE BOUNDARIES OF COMMUNITY REINVESTMENT AREA IN THE VILLAGE OF MIDDLEFIELD AND A TAX INCENTIVE REVIEW COUNCIL, AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY.

 The Complete Text Of These Resolutions And Ordinances May Be Viewed Or Obtained At The Office Of The Fiscal Officer, 14860 N. State Ave., Middlefield, Ohio During Regular Business Hours.

Cindy Detweiler, 

Administrative Asst. /Billing Clerk

Mar28, 2024

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

ON MOTION PROPOSING TO AMEND THE 

CHESTER TOWNSHIP 

ZONING RESOLUTION

O.R.C. SECTIION 519.12 (G)

 Notice is hereby given that the Chester Township Board of Trustees will conduct a public hearing on a motion which is an amendment, identified as number ZC-2024-2 to the Chester Township Zoning Resolution at the Chester Town Hall located at 12701 Chillicothe Road, at 7:00 p.m. on April 18, 2024. 

 The motion proposing to amend the Zoning Resolution will be available for examination at the Chester Town Hall from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. from March 21, 2024 through all Public Hearings.

 It is also available at www.chestertwp.com/upcoming-zoning-amendments/.

Kathleen McCarthy,

Zoning Administrative Assistant

Mar28, 2024

LEGAL NOTICE

IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS

GEAUGA COUNTY, OHIO

23-F-000718 – The Bank of New York Mellon, f/k/a The Bank of New York, as successor to JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., as Trustee for Home Equity Mortgage Trust Series 2005-3 Home Equity Mortgage Pass-Through Certificates, Series 2005-3, Plaintiff vs. Jean Sulik, et al., Defendants

 Oak Street Mortgage LLC, whose last known address is 101 West Ohio Street, Suite 2100, Indianapolis, IN  46204, will take notice that on December 1, 2023, The Bank of New York Mellon, f/k/a The Bank of New York, as successor to JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., as Trustee for Home Equity Mortgage Trust Series 2005-3 Home Equity Mortgage Pass-Through Certificates, Series 2005-3 filed its Complaint in the Geauga County Court of Common Pleas at 100 Short Court, Suite 300, Chardon, OH 44024, assigned Case No. 23-F-000718 and styled The Bank of New York Mellon, f/k/a The Bank of New York, as successor to JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., as Trustee for Home Equity Mortgage Trust Series 2005-3 Home Equity Mortgage Pass-Through Certificates, Series 2005-3 vs. Jean Sulik, et al. The object of, and demand for relief in, the Complaint is to foreclose the lien of Plaintiff’s mortgage recorded upon the real estate described below and in which Plaintiff alleges that the foregoing defendant has or claims to have an interest:

Parcel number(s):  29-054300, 29-054200, 29-054301

Property address:  5116 Chillicothe Road, Chagrin Falls, OH 44022

 The defendant named above is required to answer the Complaint within twenty-eight (28) days after the last publication of this legal notice. This legal notice will be published once a week for three successive weeks.

By Justin M. Ritch, Manley Deas Kochalski LLC, P. O. Box 165028, Columbus, OH  43216-5028, 614-220-5611, jmr3@manleydeas.com.

Mar28 Apr4-11, 2024

PUBLIC NOTICE

NOTICE OF RECEIPT OF 

401 APPLICATION AND 

PUBLIC HEARING

Geauga County

 Public notice is hereby given that the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA) Division of Surface Water (DSW) has received an application for, and has begun to consider whether to issue or deny, a Clean Water Act Section 401 water quality certification for a project to construct a new bridge carrying Butternut Road across the Chagrin River. The application was submitted by Geauga County Engineers Office.  The project is located at Butternut Road, Munson, OH, 44024. The Buffalo District Corps of Engineers Public Notice Number for this project is LRB-2021-00673. The Ohio EPA ID Number for this project is 249156A.

 Discharges from the activity, if approved, would result in degradation to, or lowering of, the water quality of two wetlands and the Chagrin River.  Ohio EPA will review the application, and decide whether to grant or deny the certification, in accordance with OAC Chapters 3745-1 and 3745-32.  In accordance with OAC rule 3745-1-05, an antidegradation review of the application will be conducted before deciding whether to allow a lowering of water quality.  No exclusions or waivers, as outlined by OAC rule 3745-1-05, apply or may be granted.

 Starting March 28, 2024, copies of the application and technical support information may be inspected on Ohio EPA-DSW website:

https://epa.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/epa/divisions-and-offices/surface-water/permitting/water-quality-certification-and-isolated-wetland-permits

 Ohio EPA will hold a public information session and public hearing relative to issues of lower water quality on May 22nd, 2024, at 6:00 p.m. at Geauga Co. Library West Branch, 13455 Chillicothe Rd, Chesterland, OH 44026.  The public hearing will end when all interested parties have had an opportunity to provide testimony related to the project.  

 All interested persons are entitled to attend or be represented and give written or oral comments on the proposed project.  The purpose of the hearing is to obtain additional information that will be considered by Ohio EPA prior to any further action on the application.

 Ohio EPA will continue to accept written comments on the application through the close of business on May 29th, 2024.  Comments received after this date may not be considered as part of the official record of the hearing.  Anyone may submit written comments or requests to be placed on a mailing list for information by email to epa.dswcomments@epa.ohio.gov or writing to: Ohio EPA-DSW, Attention: Permits Processing Unit, P.O. Box 1049, Columbus, Ohio 43216-1049.

 To request a reasonable accommodation due to a disability, visit: https://epa.ohio.gov/ada.

Mar28, 2024

LEGAL NOTICE

The Asphalt Resurfacing of Various Roads

Chester Township, Geauga County, Ohio

 Bids will be received by the Chester Township Board of Trustees digitally via Bid Express® or in a sealed envelope at the Geauga County Engineer’s Office, 12665 Merritt Road, Chardon, Ohio 44024 by 10:00 AM local time on April 12, 2024 and read publicly thereafter at the above address.

 The bid shall be let upon a unit price basis. The estimated cost for this project is $1,400,000.00.

 Proposal, plans, and specifications may be obtained from the following website: https://www.bidexpress.com/. Bidders and subcontractors can view and download information free of charge. All digital Bidders must register with Bid Express® (allow time for processing). Submission of a digital bid requires a fee paid directly to Bid Express®. This fee is charged on a per bid or monthly basis. Paper bid documents are also available free of charge at the Geauga County Engineer’s Office, 12665 Merritt Road, Chardon, Ohio 44024. 

 Pursuant to Ohio Revised Code Chapter 153, the bid must be accompanied by an original sealed document (uploaded for digital bids) in the form of a bond for the full amount of the bid (100%). Otherwise, each bid must be accompanied by a certified check, cashier’s check, or letter of credit in the amount of ten percent (10%) of the total bid amount pursuant to Ohio Revised Code Chapter 1305. All digital Bidders must submit original documents within three (3) business days of the bid opening.

 All contractors and subcontractors involved with the project will, to the extent practicable, use Ohio products, materials, services, and labor in the implementation of their project. Bidders must comply with the prevailing wage rates on Public Improvements as determined by the Ohio Department of Commerce.

 Bids may be held by the Chester Township Board of Trustees for a period not to exceed sixty (60) days from the date of opening, for the purpose of reviewing the bids and investigating the qualifications of Bidders, prior to awarding the contract. The Chester Township Board of Trustees reserves the right to reject any and all bids, to waive any informalities or irregularities in the bids received, and to accept any bid or bids which are deemed most favorable to the Board at the time and under conditions stipulated, all in accord with the applicable provisions of laws of the State of Ohio governing the conduct of the Chester Township Board of Trustees.

 This legal notice is posted at the following website: https://www.geaugacountyengineer.org/projects-bids/legal-notices/.

BY THE ORDER OF THE CHESTER 

TOWNSHIP BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Patricia Jarrett, Fiscal Officer

Mar28, 2024

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

Village of Middlefield

Notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be held by the Village of Middlefield Planning and Zoning Commission on Tuesday, April 9, 2024 at 6:00 p.m. at the Middlefield Municipal Center, 14860 North State Street, Middlefield, Ohio.

1)   To hear a request filed by Ron Weich of 15853 Grove Street, located in an R-2 Two Family Residential zoning district, for a variance from section 1155.04(b) for a proposed accessory detached garage twenty-eight feet (28’ – 0”) in height, where 15’-0” is permitted.

All interested persons are encouraged to make public comment concerning this variance request at the hearing provided.

Leslie McCoy, Village Administrator

Mar28, 2024