Tag Archives: Brian Larose

A total loss: Fire leaves hole on Main Street

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By Jaime Thomas A fire destroyed two buildings on Main Street in Granville early Monday morning. Local firefighters responded to a call at 3:50 a.m. for a fire in a trash receptacle. Upon further investigation, however, they realized a structure fire was in progress in two buildings, All In One Exchange pawn shop and the […]

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Vets, committee honored

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By Jaime Thomas Residents came out to honor those who have served our country and to enjoy unseasonably warm weather on Veterans Day. Old and young alike enjoyed a parade down Main Street that ended in Veterans Park. Among other groups there were Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, a marching band and veterans marching in the […]

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Big Lots grand opening next Friday

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Big Lots will officially celebrate its Granville grand opening on Nov. 16. In addition to specials, there will be a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 9 a.m., and the store will present a $2,500 check to the Granville Elementary School as part of the celebration, said store manager Bill Ringer. “We’re excited to be here in Granville, […]

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Iconic evergreen to come down

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This holiday season will be the last for Granville’s traditional Christmas tree. “It’s dead. It’s in really bad shape. The tree has to come down, and it will be taken down next spring,” said village Mayor Brian LaRose. “What we need to do now is replace it, and we’re going to look across the whole […]

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Stories after the storm: A year after Irene, it’s back to normal for most, not all

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The memories are a full year old now, but for those who watched what Tropical Storm Irene did to Granville on Aug. 28, 2011, and in the days afterward, they remain vivid and painful. “It was surreal,” said Matt Zappone, general manager at Zappone Chrysler Jeep Dodge, which lost 140 cars and trucks to massive […]

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To cut or not to cut?

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By Bill Toscano A proposal by the Granville Chamber of Commerce to radically change the look of Main Street has not gone beyond the early planning stages, but it’s already drawing strong opinions from downtown merchants. “I think it would be an awesome idea,” Shelly Reed, who owns Happy Daze Pub with her husband Scott, […]

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Village battling eyesores

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When resident John Norton stood up at last week’s Granville Village Board meeting and asked why nothing was being done to clean up shabby properties, Mayor Brian LaRose had an immediate answer for him. “Actually, Mr. Norton, out new code enforcement officer has been hard at work at that, and if you’d like, you can […]

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Year in Review Part II

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  July 7 Village uses soft touch for property issues If your neighbors’ lawn is too long or they don’t take care of their garbage and you live in the village, you might have called Granville Village Ordinance Officer Gary Didier into action. As part of the duties of the part-time position, Didier is tasked […]

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A ‘Quick’ congratulations

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There isn’t much that makes Ken Quick Jr. nervous. But Quick admitted Friday to being just a bit nervous in his first trip home since becoming Granville’s first-ever national FFA Organization officer. The Cornell freshman returned home for a warm reception from friends, family and local dignitaries Nov. 18 with a whirlwind year of touring […]

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TSC cuts the ribbon

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No one could recall a day when the parking lot of what was once a grocery store was so full of cars. As the Granville location of Tractor Supply Company made its opening official, the parking lot outside was filled to capacity requiring shoppers to park across the street or in the empty lot in […]

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Search for Sasquatch resumes, forty years later

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By Dan King It’s been 40 years since the first reported Sasquatch sighting in Whitehall and now the quest to […]

Apathy leaves trustee seat vacant

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By Dan King Whitehall’s mayor-elect, Ken Bartholomew was hoping someone would emerge to take his old trustee position, but that […]

Jane O’Shea resigns, cites issues with board

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By Derek Liebig A Granville principal is resigning at the end of the school year because of a disagreement over […]

Whitehall Elks honor three for service

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By Dan King Ken McKee, an old Whitehall Elk, used to tell his kids that the acronym BPOE stood for […]

Reelected, incumbents face challenges

By Derek Liebig Members of the Granville Village Board will be together for at least two more years. Incumbents Dean […]

Keough to plant community garden

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By Dan King A Whitehall High School student has come up with a creative way to support local charity and […]