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    Rest in Peace ...John Reithoffer

    John Reithoffer, age 92 of Auburn, passed away Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at UH Geauga Medical Center. He was born on March 12, 1924 in Cleveland, a son of the late Janos and Katalin (Haszler) Reithoffer who moved to USA from Hungary in 1914.

    John served in the U.S. Navy. He owned a Barber Shop and owned his own Realty business. John was a member of the Realtors Association and the Masons. He also was a founding member of the Auburn Fire Dept.; long time member of the Geauga Democratic Party; VFW; American Legion; member of the creation of Geauga Hospital; and many Civic and cultural groups. In 1959, he escorted John F. Kennedy and his wife Jacqueline to the Geauga Maple Festival.

    His family and friends will miss him dearly. His survivors are his nieces and nephews, Nancy Frantz, Richard Knesper, David Knesper, John Dartique, Carol Perry, Susan Lengel, and Rebecca Rose; and many great nieces and nephews.
    He is preceded in death by his parents, and his eight siblings, Katherine, Otto, Esther, Rose, Arpad, Arthur, Betty, and Sue.

    Per John's wishes, cremation will take place and there will be no services held. Russell-Sly Family Funeral Home in Middlefield assisted family with arrangements. Memories and condolences may be shared at www.russellslyfh.com - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/news-herald/obituary.aspx?n=john-reithoffer&pid=180008614&fhid=8002&eid=sp_shareobit#sthash.WmS76BNn.dpuf

    Geauga Democrats were out in force this week to hear from a local panel of experts about the heroin epidemic in Geauga County.

    Geauga Democrats our in force to hear from a panel about the heroin problem in Geauga County

    Middlefield Councilman Ron Wiech leads the discussion about the heroin problem in Geauga County. Ron has been a volunteer substance abuse counselor for 30 years.

    Middlefield Councilman Ron Wiech leads the discussion about the heroin problem in Geauga County

    L to R - Burton residents Anna & Alan Parker lost a son to heroin in late 2014, Craig Swenson, Director of Geauga Job & Family Services and Roy Nichols, drug counselor, who has been clean for more than 18 years

    L to R - Burton residents X and X X lost a son to heroin, Craig X of Geauga Family Sevices and Roy Nichols who has been clean for more than 18 years.

    Geauga Party Secretary Terri McIntee, Geauga Chairperson Janet Carson, former Governor and our next US Senator, Ted Strickland, Lake County Commissioner Kevin Malecek and Ashtabula Party Chairperson Duane Feher at the Spring Legacy Dinner in Columbus, O

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    Congratulations to Debbie and Eric! The decision of the judges is in and Debbie & Eric Reiter of Chardon were the big winners at the Soup Cook Off on Sunday afternoon. According to Eric, the soup was a team effort. Debbie prepared the Texas Bean soup and he served it up to a full house of participants. Check out the winners of the "people choice" with more photos below. Eric Reiter was the big winner Sunday at the Soup Cook Off at the headquarters. Eric said that Debbie Reiter made the Texas Bean soup but he was serving it for participants.
    Two big winners in one family! Liz and Robert Vargo were proclaimed the "people's choice" winners at the Women's Caucus Soup Cook Off. The judges awarded Laura Vargo the runner up prize right behind Debbie and Eric Reiter. Liz and Robert served up baked potato soup and Laura made chicken tortia soup.

    Tim Barber of Burton accepted the third place award from Women's Caucus Secretary Mary Young. 
    Tim Barber of Burton accepted the third place award from Women's Caucus Secretary Mary Young.

    Ohio Supreme Court Justice Bill O'Neill and Geauga County Chairperson Janet Carson were all smiles on a perfect night for the Annual Dinner reception.

    A big thank you to Platinum members Dennis Pavella, Glen Quigley and Don Kleve who voluntarily gave up the opportunity to attend the special reception with Sherrod Brown so they could get the hall ready for the Annual Dinner crowd.

    Senator Brown with Vice-Chair of the Geauga Democratic Party, Dennis Pavella.

    Middlefield Councilman Ron Wiech with Barb Miller, Nancy Patterson, Chardon Municipal Judge Terri Stupica and Representative Dr. John Patterson at the Annual Dinner Reception.

    More than 140 Geauga Democrats filled the Munson Town Hall community room on Saturday night to hear Senator Sherrod Brown and Justice William O'Neill.

    Geauga Democrats filled the Munson community room to hear Senator Sherrod Brown

    Geauga Democrats recently presented a check to Gene Brun for the Burton Food Bank

    Geauga Democrats presenting a check for the Burton Food Bank

    Check out the rear of the new Geauga Democratic Party Float unveiled at the July 4th Parade in Chester....parade watchers liked our new look

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