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It looks like Reddy Kilowatt may have to restore cheaper all-electric home rates. It has been reported FirstEnergy Corp. will be restoring those rates as early as this week. Recently, area homeowners were greeted with upwards of 300-percent increases in their monthly bills. Some reported their bills jumped from $250 to nearly $800, a hit most anyone would find difficult to deal with. Gov. Ted Strickland and the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio are in the process of getting this done. How long will this last? No one really knows, but the reality of the situation is those numbers are totally unacceptable to area families. (See related story in this page.)

The Kiwanis semi-annual Pancake’n Sausage Breakfast is scheduled for Palm Sunday from 7:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. March 28 at Avon Lake High School. This twice-a-year event is a popular fundraiser for the Avon Lake Kiwanians whose continued community involvement has benefited numerous projects over the past 60-plus years. I have been grilling Kiwanis pancakes for nearly 30 years, and I have to tell you it’s probably one of the biggest community get-togethers. You will bump into neighbors and classmates you haven’t seen for years, and it’s a great time to catch up. Tickets for the breakfast can be purchased from any Kiwanian or stop by the Press office at 158 Lear Road. See you there.

Equally involved in community projects are area Rotary clubs. The Rotary clubs of Avon/Avon Lake and North Ridgeville will have their combined, annual “Spring Fling” scheduled for Saturday evening, March 20, at Tom’s Country Place in Avon. The event features a $3,500 reverse raffle, silent auctions, dinner and a terrific fun evening for everyone. For ticket information contact any Rotary Club member or call Shawn Mueller at 216-577-3673. See you there.

Olympic comment of the week – I watched the curling events and wondered how you would best describe this sport. I overheard a friend describe it as a cross between shuffle board and house cleaning. Interesting.

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