Springfield seeking help from Sykes

Springfield trustees appealed for help with funding issues to state Sen. Vernon Sykes (D-District 28) at the Board of Trustees meeting April 27. Sykes won election to his seat this past November. His district includes Coventry, Green, Lakemore and Springfield in the South Side News Leader coverage area. He was appointed to serve as state representative for House District 34 […]

Akron Council approves medical marijuana rules

DOWNTOWN AKRON — When Ohio’s medical marijuana industry becomes a reality in the next 18 months, Akron is prepared to allow such businesses to operate in the city limits. Akron City Council unanimously approved an ordinance May 1 that will enact regulations allowing the businesses to set up shop to cultivate, process, dispense and test the drug. Facilities can’t be […]

County Council hears Metro Parks update

Plans are in place for the Shady Hollow lodge in Sand Run Metro Park, which was destroyed by a fire in February 2016, to be rebuilt, Summit County Council heard May 1 during a presentation from Lisa King, executive director of Summit Metro Parks. A contractor is on board, King said, to create a wooden structure that is a little […]

Building projects top Revere district’s to-do list

RICHFIELD — The plan to build two new Revere Local Schools buildings is keeping Superintendent Matthew Montgomery on his toes, he told an audience of about 50 people at his April 25 State of the Schools address. “This plan is changing daily,” Montgomery said during his remarks in the Revere High School auditorium before district staff members, parents and community […]

Monthly service charges set for FairlawnGig

During the May 1 meeting, Fairlawn City Council unanimously passed an ordinance approving official monthly service charges for customers of the FairlawnGig, the city’s municipal fiber optic and carrier grade Wi-Fi project. “This sheet, we believe, encompasses all of the prices that we would need to charge anyone,” said Deputy Service Director Ernie Staten. “These are all things that are […]

Lakemore water tower project comes to completion

LAKEMORE — Lakemore’s water tower now showcases the village’s Spartan spirit. At the May 1 Village Council meeting, Mayor Rick Justice announced the village’s water tower project now is complete, as the logo for Springfield Local Schools has been painted on the side of the tower that faces Springfield High School. “We matched the high school’s colors to show community […]

Boston trustees approve new zoning regulations

The Boston Township Board of Trustees approved new zoning regulations at the April 26 meeting. Applicants who require a hearing for the Board of Zoning Appeals must now provide 20 copies of their materials, up from the previous number of 14. Also, the fee to cover the cost of a court reporter has increased from $180 to $250. “That doesn’t […]

Green dedicating more funds to keep pipeline out

Green is sending a message to NEXUS officials — the city is willing to devote significant resources to fight the proposed pipeline. To further ongoing efforts to keep a high-pressure gas transmitting pipeline from running through the heart of their community, City Council convened for a special meeting May 2, advancing a legal approach for the sake of Green’s economic […]

Young artists recognized by Sharon officials

Five Sharon Elementary School students whose artworks were on display at Sharon Town Hall were recognized at the Sharon Board of Trustees meeting April 25. The trustees acknowledged the works of Deva Pandiarajan, Carter Mull and Bryce Boggs as Trustee Ray Lurtz presented the students with their artworks and certificates. Two other students, Koen Wilk and Leah Norman, also were […]

Commission adopts amended plan

COVENTRY — The Financial Planning and Supervision Commission approved an update to Coventry Local School District’s financial recovery plan at the April 28 meeting. The plan, revised from one adopted a year ago, identifies actions to be taken by district officials to eliminate fiscal emergency conditions, satisfy all past due accounts and eliminate deficits, as well as balance the budget […]