South Side News & Notes
By Maria Lindsay
Green PZC to review plans
for new drugstore
GREEN — The Green Planning and Zoning Commission plans to meet Dec. 5 at 6:30 p.m. in the city’s Legislative Offices, 1900 Steese Road, to review a number of items, including:
the rezoning of almost 2 acres on the northwest corner of Massillon and Boettler roads from Industrial use to Business use to accommodate the construction of a Rite Aid Pharmacy, which also will receive a site plan review at the meeting;
the rezoning of almost
97 acres of Ariss Park, located on Wise Road, from Industrial
use to Residential use;
a site plan review for
a new building for Spitzer Chrysler Jeep Dodge, to be
located on almost 5 acres on Interstate Parkway and
Fortuna Drive; and
the replating of several
lots in Deer Valley and Deer Pines estates.
Owner of Scott’s Folkatorium
dies in car accident
SPRINGFIELD — The Ohio
State Highway Patrol (OSHP) is investigating a Nov.
23 accident that resulted in the death of Springfield
Township resident Scott Fetterolf, of Killian Road.
Fetterolf, 57, was driving eastbound
on Killian Road about 11:30 a.m. when he lost control
of his vehicle. His Saturn left the side of the road
and struck a railroad tie, causing the car to flip several
times. It came to a stop after striking a tree.
According to the OSHP, he was
not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash. He
was pronounced dead by the Summit County Medical Examiner’s
Office at noon.
Fetterolf was the owner of Scott’s
Folkatorium, located on South Arlington Road.
Christmas at Tudor House
set for Dec. 2
NEW FRANKLIN — The New
Franklin Civic Center Commission is inviting residents
to the 28th annual Tudor House Christmas Dec. 2 from
1 to 4 p.m.
The event will include seasonal
music provided by local choirs and musicians, crafts
and Santa Land, where children can sit for pictures
with Santa Claus.
Hot wassail, coffee, punch and
homemade cookies will be served.
Tudor House is located at 655
Latham Lane. For more information, call (330) 882-4324.
Angel Tree event planned
for Dec. 3
DOWNTOWN AKRON — The Victim
Assistance Program will host the 13th Annual Angel Tree
Ceremony and Homicide Memorial Service Dec. 3 from 6:30
to 7:45 p.m. in the atrium of the Oliver Ocasek Building,
161 S. High St.
The Angel Tree Ceremony is an
opportunity for family and friends of homicide victims
to remember their loved ones by displaying photographs
and memorial angels on a tree. The ceremony is free
and open to the public.
Survivors may donate a 5-by-7-inch
picture for permanent placement on the display by calling
the Victim Assistance Program at (330) 376-0040.
The “Wall of Remembrance”
will be on display throughout the holiday season.
— By Stephanie Kist
SASWMA offers free document
SUMMIT COUNTY — The Summit/Akron
Solid Waste Management Authority (SASWMA) and Summit
County communities are partnering to offer free confidential
paper shredding events for personal and business documents.
A Dec. 8 program will be offered
at the Green Administration Building, 1900 Steese Road,
between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.
There is a limit of seven file
boxes or shopping bags per vehicle. No pick-up service
Participants are asked to remove
and reuse binder clips, rubber bands, hanging file folders,
binders, paperclips, report covers and plastic items.
All shredded documents will be recycled into new products
by Ohio paper mills, according to SASWMA officials.
For more information, call (330)
374-0383, ext. 205.
— By Stephanie Kist
New fitness center hosts grand
NORTH CANTON — Summer’s
Fitness 24/7 will present a Grand Opening event Dec.
7-9 at its new location in the Scheetz Building Complex,
8050 Frank Ave. N.W.
The event includes a membership
drive, an opportunity to meet facility professionals,
raffles, samples, gifts, coupons and prizes.
Operated by certified strength
and conditioning specialist and professional fitness
athlete Summer Montabone, the facility provides 24-hour
key access, cardio equipment, free weights and machines,
an HPL resistance band studio and locker and shower
The facility will be open from
9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Dec. 7, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 8 and
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 9.
Montabone is a Manchester High
School and University of Toledo graduate, a licensed
health and physical educator and has appeared in several
national publications and in fitness and nutrition DVDs.
For details, visit www.sum
call (330) 497-2474 or (330) 807-6318.
CAK sets another record
GREEN — The Akron-Canton
Airport (CAK) set a new record in October.
According to CAK officials, the
airport experienced a 13 percent increase in passenger
traffic compared to the same month last year. Almost
130,000 travelers used CAK this year in October, 115,000
came through in 2006 and 122,000 in 2005.
Airport officials also reported
all airline carriers at CAK experienced an increase
in passenger traffic.
BMV no longer requires Social
Security cards to renew licenses
OHIO — Effective last week,
individuals who are renewing a current Ohio driver’s
license, Ohio commercial driver’s license (CDL)
or state identification card will no longer be required
to present a Social Security card at an Ohio Bureau
of Motor Vehicles (BMV) agency for verification at the
time of renewal.
An Ohio driver’s license,
CDL or identification card that is current or has been
expired for less than six months is acceptable without
further proof of the applicant’s Social Security
number if it has been previously verified in the BMV’s
Requirements for customers who
are not current holders have not changed. New Ohio BMV
customers still will be required to provide a primary
document (proving date of birth) and secondary document
(proving Social Security number if not provided on primary
To co-sign for drivers younger
than 18, a person also only needs to present a valid
Ohio driver’s license, CDL or identification,
or one that has been expired for less than six months.
Customers and co-signers who
have not obtained or do not have in their possession
a license, CDL or identification at the time of transaction
must provide a primary and secondary document from the
acceptable document list, which can be found at www.bmv.ohio.
— By Stephanie Kist