APS moving forward on building purchase

The Akron Public Schools (APS) Board of Education moved forward with a plan to move its staff from two old buildings to the soon-to-be-vacant SummaCare building at 10 N. Main St. The board voted at a special meeting Dec. 6 to deliver a purchase agreement to the building’s owner, Signet LLC, in the amount of $9.2 million. Superintendent David James […]

Springfield board members say goodbye to Wieland

The Dec. 12 Springfield Local Schools Board of Education meeting was the last for Board President Glenn Wieland. Wieland did not to run for re-election in the November General Election for another four-year term. He began his tenure on the board in 2002 and served two four-year terms. After choosing not to run for re-election in 2009, Wieland was later […]

Green Council OKs budget, sheriff’s contract

GREEN — The City of Green is set to start the new year with an approved budget, capital projects to tackle and a contract for continued policing services in the community through the Summit County Sheriff’s Office. At the Dec. 12 regular meeting, the last meeting of the year, City Council first adopted the operating appropriations for 2018. Council took […]

City signing $11 million cell towers deal

DOWNTOWN AKRON — Akron City Council Dec. 11 gave the go-ahead on the sale of telecommunications assets. The city is on target to receive $11 million from Pittsburgh-based EIP Communications in exchange for 15 cellular tower leases before the end of the year. EIP is getting the rights to collect the rent payments from cellular companies and market to others […]

Norton Council hires new Council clerk

Norton City Council approved the hiring of Kerry Macomber as clerk of Council during the Dec. 11 meeting. Macomber is no stranger to the City of Norton, as she serves as the administrative assistant for Mayor Mike Zita. According to city officials, her starting annual salary is $45,000 and she will begin the job Dec. 27. Councilman Joe Kazy (Ward […]

Richfield trustees approve police, fire contracts

With far less controversy than the last time, the Richfield Township Board of Trustees accepted three-year contracts for police and fire protection with Richfield Village at the Dec. 7 meeting. Both contracts passed 2-0, with Trustee Jeff Shupe absent from the meeting. “Thank you,” said Police Chief Keith Morgan after the police contract vote. “I appreciate it and we look […]

County Council approves budget

DOWNTOWN AKRON — Summit County Council finished its legislative year at its Dec. 12 meeting, passing the final budget resolutions for the county and taking care of a number of other end-of-the-year pieces of business. Council passed two budget resolutions. One set the operating budgets for Summit County Children Services Board; the Summit County Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health […]

Copley officials discuss costs of tying into FairlawnGig

Tying into the City of Fairlawn’s high-speed fiber network could cost the township as much as $30 million. Township Administrator Janice Marshall delivered the news at the Dec. 6 Copley Board of Trustees meeting, following the most recent meeting among Fairlawn, Bath and Copley concerning the municipal broadband utility known as the FairlawnGig. “Out of a possible 4,100 customers, 2,000 […]

New Franklin granting NEXUS easements

NEW FRANKLIN — The City of New Franklin is not in favor of a proposed high power pipeline to run through the community but is learning to accept that the project may become a reality and soon. At the Dec. 6 meeting, Council approved granting an easement to NEXUS Gas Transmission LLC over certain roads in New Franklin. The agreement […]

Falls Council adopts 2018 budget

After an examination process period taking several weeks, the City of Cuyahoga Falls is moving into the new year with a new budget in hand. At the Dec. 11 regular meeting, Council unanimously approved an amended budget for the city for 2018. That budget now includes one less administrator, as the position of assistant superintendent in the parks and recreation […]

Granger trustees approve temporary appropriations for 2018

The Granger Board of Trustees held its annual budget meeting Dec. 11 to go over appropriations for 2018. According to township officials, the temporary appropriations totaled $393,282 for the General Fund, $44,750 for the Motor Vehicle License Fund, $73,200 for the Gas Tax Fund, $91,500 for the Road and Bridge Fund, $53,050 for the Cemetery Fund, $347,300 for the Fire […]

Peninsula Council meeting postponed

Peninsula Village Council’s meeting Dec. 11 was postponed to tomorrow, Dec. 15, at 8 a.m. in the second-floor Council room of Peninsula Village Hall, located at 1582 Main St. The meeting was unable to go on due to a lack of a quorum of four members. Even if four members had attended, Council would have been unable to vote on […]

Richfield Village declines rec center participation

Richfield Village Council decided to play no part in a proposed recreation center that would be attached to the new Revere High School. At the Dec. 5 Council meeting, members unanimously voted to write a letter to Revere Superintendent Matt Montgomery expressing their desire to not participate in the project if it goes forward. A year ago, voters approved a […]