The Star Beacon; Ashtabula, Ohio

Local News

October 8, 2013

Sidewalk work ongoing in Kingsville Township

KINGSVILLE TOWNSHIP — — A community program to help people walk safely in Kingsville Township will take another step forward later this month.

On Oct. 19, the township’s Spring for Sidewalks committee will continue to unearth long-buried walkways along Route 84 in the township. Volunteers are needed to pull weeds and remove grass that is covering sidewalks along the highway. Workers will assemble at 1 p.m. at Kingsville Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall. Bring tools, including shovels, gas-powered edgers, brooms and gloves.

The sidewalk committee was created last year by Tyler Infield of Infield Chiropractic and Mariana Branch, Kingsville Public Library director. The goal of the group is to improve sidewalks in the township.

“The first step in the process is to uncover the sidewalks to assess what areas need repair and evaluate costs,” Infield said in a statement.

Within the past few months, volunteers have cleaned sidewalks that link the post office at routes 84 and 193 to Kingsville Elementary School, as well as a path  between the post office and the Presbyterian church cemetery. Two truckloads of weeds and grass that covered the sidewalks have been removed since August, according to the statement.

“The goal is to make it safer and easier for all residents of Kingsville to live a healthier lifestyle by promoting fitness through walking,” Infield said in the statement. “It is also important to provide a safe route to school for students who walk to Kingsville Elementary School.”

In May, the committee sponsored a 5K race to raise money for sidewalk improvement work. Another 5K race-1 mile walk will be held May 17.

“The support from the community has been overwhelming,” Branch said. “We had no idea how much interest there was in this project until we planned the 5K race.”

Text Only
Local News
Ashtabula County Alive
July 4 Celebrations 2014
Summer off to Big Start
Ashtabula County Flag Day 2014
Northeast Ohio Soap Box Derby 2014
Tour de State Line and Boating Season
Ashtabula County Memorial Day 2014
Sam Magill Sr. Memorial
Armed Forces Echo Taps 2014
Lakeside Loop Color Run
Keeping Ashtabula County Clean and Healthy
Canoe Race and Ashtabula Easter Events
The Taping of the Teacher: A sticky Sitation
18th Annual Polar Bear Plunge at Geneva State Park
House Ads
AP Video
NDN Video
Heartwarming 'Batkid Begins' Documentary is Tear-Jerker Orlando Bloom 'Takes a Swing' at Justin Bieber In Ibiza Pitch Invading Morons Cause Chaos - @TheBuzzeronFOX Sadie Doesn't Want Her Brother to Grow Up "Maxim" Hotness! See Jessica Alba's Sizzling Spread Two women barely avoid being hit by train Broken Water Main Floods UCLA Orlando Bloom and Justin Bieber Reportedly Came To Blows In Ibiza Meet the Man Behind Dumb Starbucks Chris Pratt Adorably Surprises Kids at a 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Screening NOW TRENDING: Peyton Manning dancing at practice "The Bachelorette" Makes Her Decision Thieves pick the wrong gas station to rob Golden Sisters on '50 Shades' trailer: 'Look At That Chest!' Staten Island Man's Emotional Dunk Over NYPD Car - @TheBuzzeronFOX GMA: Dog passes out from excitment to see owner Baseball Hall of Famers Inducted 'Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1' Sneak Peek Florida Keys Webcam Captures Turtles Hatching Morgan Freeman Sucks Down Helium on 'Tonight Show'