Scenic Newbury

Newbury Township is known for it's scenic parks, colorful woodlands and sparkling lakes.

Veterans Park


Honoring those who have served our Country.



Veterans Park is becoming a reality. This park is being built solely on donations! 

We would like to thank those who are donating their time and products to make this vision a reality.

Rudy Swartz, Newbury Printing, Highlight Maintenance, Diana Hasket, Ipulletti Landscaping, Bob Moon, Preston Chevy Network, Newbury American Legion


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Memorial Day 2015

Remembering the Veterans and the price they pay to keep us safe, the Newbury Legion Post 663 once again, led us with Services at South Newbury Cemetery and Munn Cemetery. Master of Ceremonies, Ken Hunter, Commander of Legion Post 663, started the services at Newbury School Auditorium with the Posting of Colors.  We were blessed to have Father Jay McPhillips from St. Helen's Church and pastor Robert Majetich from Grace Evangelical Church to lead us in prayer. Sheriff Daniel McClelland, the featured speaker, spoke of the many who have sacrificed their lives for us to be free. 

After the Services at the Auditorium, the Parade began marching from the School to Newbury Center Cemetery,  concluding with Hamburgers and Hot Dogs at the American Legion Hall


For more Memorial Day 2015 pictures, go to our photo page.



Newbury Legion Post 663

Newbury Legion is on Facebook.  Please check it out to see what is happening;


                                                           2015 LEVY "FACTSHEET"

About Children's Services and our Levy.....

  • In 2014 Geauga Children's Services investigated 502 referrals of abuse, neglect and dependency.
  • We provide child protective services county-wide 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and fund Geauga County's only dedicated child Sex Abuse Investigator.
  • We provided supportive services to the families of over 115 adopted children in 2014.
  • We provide funding for, and collaborate with, numerous Geauga County Agencies that provide preventative services to children and families.
  • The cost of care of a child in the custody of Geauga Children's Services and who is placed in residential treatment can be a much as $450.00 per day or $13,500 a month.
  • Our current .7 mill Children's Services Levy represents only 4.96% of the current county-wide levies that impact Geauga County Taxpayers.
  • Funds from the Children's services levy can only be spent on child protective services child abuse and neglect prevention, and foster/adoptive services.
  • The additional 5-year 5.mill levy will cost the owner of a home valued at $100,000 approximately $17.50 in property taxes per year, or $1.49 per month.

Why we are asking for an additional levy...

  • Parental drug and alcohol abuse has greatly increased over the past several years. The number of children in the custody of Children's Services due to heroin/opiate use has increased by over 400% since 2011.
  • Our placement costs have more than tripled over the last 4 years and in 2015 we anticipate these costs to be in excess of 1.3 Million.  In 2011 Children's Services had an average of 27 children in our custody per month.  This number has steadily risen over the past few years.  In 2012 41 per month; 2013 47 per month; and 2014 66 per month.  When a child is placed in our custody, we are responsible for their safety, care, and nurturing of that child.
  • The behavioral and mental health needs of the children require an our of home placement.  The population of youth aging out of our custody and receiving independent living services has significantly grown as well.
  • Despite all of these increasing cost, our allocations from the State of Ohio continue to be reduced despite being 50th in the nation in terms of financial support to Children's Services.

Geauga County residents have protected our county's children by supporting Children's Services with a local property tax for over 60 years.  We appreciate the ongoing support and your willingness to work hand in hand to protect and serve one of Geauga's most vulnerable populations!




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Jan & Ken Blair

Jan & Ken Blair were presented with the Patterson Crystal Apple Award by Geauga County Republican Chairman Ed Ryder.  The Apple Award is given to recognize their work and dedication to the Republican Party. The Blair's have been active with the Geauga County Republican Party for over 15 years.





Lilian Hill

Lilian Hill, a long time resident was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal.  Lilian and her family traveled to Washington D.C. to receive her medal on December 10th for her work with the Civil Air Patrol in World War II and the American Red Cross. 

Welcome to Newbury's Web site

Welcome to Newbury Township's reorganized Web site. We have made some changes which we hope will improve it.
If you want to find out about upcoming events in Newbury you may go to the News and Events page or look at the list below and click on the event you want. The calendar is still on the News and Events page.

Our Minutes and Finances page is very popular and information about past trustee meetings may be found there. 

We have added a page dedicated to zoning that includes the minutes from the board of zoning appeals and zoning commission meetings as well as information about the zoning process in Newbury. If you have questions about zoning you may contact the zoning inspector, Mike Joyce at  

 You may also call Sue at 440-564-5997 or send an e-mail  to

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Newbury Country Meats

Welcome Newbury Country Meats! We have long awaited a place in Newbury where we could shop for meats and cheese.  Gregg Fennell saw the need.  With more than 15 years experience in the industry, Gregg and his brother Terry opened Newbury Country Meats.  All the beef is locally raised and grass fed.  The pork is Ohio raised and Gregg plans on getting local produce and Maple Syrup. With a quiet opening on Saturday March 15th, the business is off to a good start.  Open Monday through Saturday 9:00 am to 6:00 pm   

Newbury Country Meats is located at 11392 Kinsman Rd. Newbury, or Call 440-564-1256

D.S. Cakes & Sweet Cafe



Diane Schnieder opened D.S. cakes & sweet café in August 2014.  She has been baking cakes and cookies professionally for many years out of her home in Newbury.  But now, she also has homemade soups and wraps.

Her café is charming, with internet access, it is a lovely place for lunch or breakfast!

Familia's Deli & Fresh Market

Vincent G. Dimora has opened a Deli & Fresh Market at 12399 Kinsman Rd. in Newbury.  Opening at 6:00 am for breakfast, and having a lunch menu with salads and sandwiches.  He also offers catering and a variety of prepared entree's and specials. Hours:  M-F 6a-p;  Sat. 8a-4p; Sun. 8a 1pm.  Phone:  440-739-4031




PO BOX 257



WHEREAS, the American Cancer Fund for Children and Kids Cancer Connection report cancer is the leading cause of death by disease among U.S. children between infancy and age 15. This tragic disease is detected in nearly 15,000 of our country's young people each and every year.

WHEREAS, one in five of our nation's children loses his or her battle with cancer. Many infants, children and teens will suffer from long-term effects of comprehensive treatment, including secondary cancers; and

WHEREAS, founded over twenty years ago by Steven Firestein, a member of the philanthropic Max Factor cosmetics family, the American Cancer Fund for Children, Inc. and Kids Cancer Connection, Inc. are dedicated to helping these children and their families; and

WHEREAS, the American Cancer Fund for Children and Kids Cancer Connection provide a variety of vital patient psychosocial services to children undergoing cancer treatment at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, as well as participating hospitals throughout the country, thereby enhancing the quality of life for these children and their families; and

WHEREAS, the American Cancer Fund for Children and Kids Cancer Connection also sponsor Courageous Kid Recognition Award presentations, community get well cards and hospital celebrations in honor of a child's determination and bravery to fight the battle against childhood cancer.

Now, Therefore, We, the Newbury Township Trustees do herby recognize September 2015 as


throughout the State of Ohio and Newbury Township and encourage all residents to learn more about Childhood Cancer and become involved in efforts to raise awareness and support research into the prevention and treatment of Childhood Cancer.

On this 4th day of August, 2015:


Jan Blair                             Glen Quigley                                    Bill Skomrock                         Marcia Mansfield

Trustee                                Trustee                                               Trustee                                  Fiscal Office

Newbury Food Pantry

Newbury has a Food Pantry that is run by the Newbury Community Church, in conjunction with Geauga Hunger Task Force, Geauga Food Bank and Cleveland Food Bank.  The need to help others grows and grows.  If you would like to make a donation, please contact the Newbury Community Church. 

The Pantry is open:  Tuesdays from 10 am to 11 am. :   Thursdays from 6pm to 7 pm

They also have Free Produce every 2nd Saturday of the month from 9 am to 11 am June thru October.  To receive free produce you must meet the income requirements and bring ID.

Newbury Township Hall

14899 Auburn Road
P.O. Box 257
Newbury, OH 44065

Ph. 440-564-5997
Fx. 440-564-7512

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In The Zone, by David A. Snively

In the Zone, by David A. Snively, is a novel about a small town Zoning Inspector, Karen Emerson, who begins to unravel a long history of mismanagement. With the help of a reporter and the Sheriff, she begins to unravel a mystery.  Missing money and drug activity is just the beginning.  David is a past Newbury Trustee, and knows first hand the challenges of small town government   Snively has written several award-winning short stories.  In the Zone, started as a short story, but quickly grew into a novel.  David retired from corporate America and became a sheep farmer, and now published author.  The book is available on line at Amazon, or you can purchase a signed copy at Newbury Pharmacy.

The following four Newbury Seniors received Scholarships from Newbury Kiwanis  We thank them for their community service and dedication to helping others. 

Kayla Borsi

Margaret Kindopf

Sam Barnhart

Samantha Tayek

Newbury Township Hall

14899 Auburn Road
P.O. Box 257
Newbury, OH 44065

Ph. 440-564-5997
Fx. 440-564-7512

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Gerry Blair Recognized For Work on Fair Board

    Gerry Blair was recognized for all his years of service to the Geauga County Fair Board. He was presented with the Director's Award for Innovation and Excellence from the Ohio Department of Agriculture in January 2013.  Gerry has been involved in the Great Geauga County Fair since he was 8 years old when he was a member of 4-H.  Next he began working on projects at the grounds and eventually became a member-at-large on the Geauga County Fair Board. His children also were involved in 4-H, which lead to him to a place on the Junior Fair Livestock Committee. 

    Now, Gerry, a long time resident of Newbury Township, has been Chairman of the Grounds and Capital Improvements Committee for 20 years.  Like his parents, Audre and Evelyn Blair, who dedicated over 90 years of work to the fair, he continues to work to make the Fair excellent with improvements through out the grounds.

    With a love of antiques, which he inherited from his parents, Gerry and his wife, Kathy manage the antique hall at the Fair Grounds.

source: Geauga County Maple Leaf