Paul G. Buescher


#528  WEDNESDAY  MARCH 28, 2018


On behalf of Sheriff Barry, you are invited to the Summit County Sheriff’s Office Neighborhood Watch Academy.  This is a one night class that will have speakers from the Summit County Prosecutors office, Sheriff’s Detective Bureau, Summit County Drug Unit, Sheriff’s Patrol and Community Policing. Pizza and a beverage will be provided for dinner from 05:30 and 06:00. So please come and learn how to discourage crime and keep our community safer.  

When: April 9th or 10th, 2018 from 05:30 to 09:00 PM 

Where: Summit County Sheriff’s Training Center

2825 Greensburg Rd.

North Canton Ohio 44720                                                            

Who: This training is for any of our Coordinators or Captains or someone that wants to         

           Become more involved in their neighborhood watch group.

This training will cover:

  • Neighborhood Watch Decals
  • Lock Bumping
  • Summit County Drug Unit presentation
  • Camera Systems and security devices
  • Signs to know your neighborhood is being probed by burglars
  • I-dent-I Box

There is a limited number of seats please R.S.V.P. to Jackie Whitfield at 330-643-2147


Sgt. Mike Walsh


Saturday, April 28, 2018

The annual “Bolt Like a Blazer” 5K run is scheduled for Saturday, April 28, 2018.  Registration for the runners will begin at 8AM at St. Barnabas.  The start time for the 5K and 1-mile run will begin at 9AM.  Runners will head South on Brandywine Road and then turn left (east) on Beacon Hill to Dorwick.  They will then turn left (north) on Dorwick to Pickwick where they will turn around and head back to St. Barnabas on the same route. 

This event, as in the past, will involve the closure of the above-mentioned roads for an hour or so beginning at 9AM.  Residents along the route should plan accordingly. 


Q >>> – Paul I see that there is some road work going to be done this year and was wondering when is Bayberry Drive going to be repaved? This road has been a mess for years now. Thanks for keeping us informed

A >>> – There will be some minor repairs done this year on Bayberry.  However, major resurfacing cannot be done until the drainage issues along the street and, more importantly, at the east end are resolved.  There are pipes under the roadway that need to be replaced once the engineering take place by the county.  We can’t repave the roadway only to have to dig it up to replace those pipes.  We also stand a good chance of receiving a grant when we combine both the repaving and the pipe replacements.

Q >>> – I went and spoke to the zoning inspector a few weeks back about building a barn on my property and he gave me paperwork on it along with all of the regulations listed as an accessory building. It should be an agricultural use for my horses. He said we have to get a variance. I’m confused we should be covered under the agricultural guidelines. We called the inspector a few times and have not heard back. Is there anyone else we can contact or can you help.

A >>> – According to our Township zoning regulations and Summit County Ordinances along with the Ohio Revised Code, you and another property owner are caught in a near identical “catch 22” situation.  I find this totally unacceptable and am working to help resolve it.  In the meantime, both of you appeared and spoke at last Monday’s Zoning Commission meeting.  Nobody at that meeting could give a clear answer to your concerns.   I revealed at that meeting that we have asked for an opinion from our Prosecutor’s Office.  I spoke with the Prosecutor today (3/13) and was told that an opinion will be forthcoming as soon as possible.  UPDATE….. Both barns have been given the green light to be built!

Q >>> – Are there any taxes, or tax forms to be filled out for NFCT? I guess it all stems from this on the Macedonia website. Any help you can give me will be greatly appreciated

A >>> – Townships do NOT collect income taxes so there are no forms to obtain or fill out.  The Macedonia website has nothing to do with our Township.  However, if you live in a township but work in a city or village, then you will have to file forms with them and pay their taxes.

Q >>> – Why is that ugly dumpster sitting in the townhall parking lot?

A >>> – Our Service Department is currently renovating the basement of the Townhall building.  Shortly after the work began, they ran into possible asbestos issues so the work stopped.  We are in the process of hiring a company to do an assessment and possible removal.

Q >>> – There is a black dodge Durango that has been speeding on Pickwick and Kenwick for the last couple weeksand it looks a lot like yours.  This is a bad example.  You need to slow down!!

A >>> –  Is that all that you’re blaming me for?  Are you sure you don’t want to falsely accuse me again, for chasing an ice cream truck?  I’ve got news for you …. I haven’t owned a Dodge Durango since January.  I traded it in towards a new truck.  You have a lot of nerve making totally false accusations like this.  Grow up and get a life!


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Paul, thanks for all the updates.  But, I think the NRA does play a roll. Look at the weapon that is being used. They are choosing guns not anything else. I felt the need to say something.


AMEN to your final comment about guns and these school shootings.  Makes total sense.  Look back — When we have a drunk driver cause an accident, we don’t blame the car??  We blame the alcohol.


Thank you, 
Paul G. Buescher
Northfield Center Twp. – Trustee