Columbus - 
In light of the recent tragedy at Chardon High School, State Senator John Eklund (R-Munson Township) announced today that district office hours that were to be held this Saturday, March 3, 2012 Surfside Towers in Eastlake Ohio have been canceled. The event will be rescheduled for a future date and time out of respect for the students and families that have been affected by this week's events. "This is a time for continued healing for our families and community," Eklund said. "Our sincerest thoughts and prayers remain with the residents of Chardon in these days ahead."
Senator Eklund represents the 18th District which Geauga and Lake Counties and part of Cuyahoga County. He lives in Munson Township with his wife, Meg.
 
 
 
  
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