2018-01-18

Humming Hornets 4-H donates remaining funds to Granger


Representatives of Granger’s Humming Hornets 4-H Club announced at the Granger Board of Trustees meeting Jan. 8 that the club is disbanding. Members Suzy Berry and Anna Sollenberger informed the board the organization has voted to contribute its remaining funds of $505 to the township, requesting the money be used to purchase a tree for one of the township’s cemeteries […]

Three Green school board members sworn in at meeting


Three returning board members were sworn in at the first Green Local Schools Board of Education meeting of the new year. At the Jan. 10 meeting, board members Bob Campbell and Sally Fanelly took their oaths of office administered by Treasurer Eydie Snowberger. Summit County Councilwoman Paula Prentice (D-District 8) administered the oath to Katie Stoynoff, who later said Prentice […]

Summit County providing SWAT to Lakemore


LAKEMORE — Mutual aid is being made available to the Lakemore Village Police Department through the Summit County Sheriff’s Office. At the Jan. 16 regular meeting, Council approved an agreement between Lakemore and the Sheriff’s Office for services in the event of an emergency situation through the Special Weapons and Tactics Team (SWAT). “There is value in having helping hands […]

New Copley police officer sworn in


Four firefighters promoted to lieutenant Copley Township celebrated the swearing in of one new police officer and the promotion of four current firefighters to the rank of lieutenant at the Jan. 9 Copley Board of Trustees meeting. Following the swearing in of police officer Joshua Grimm, Copley Police Chief Michael Mier pointed out that Grimm is a former Ohio State […]

Coventry zoning inspector addresses door-to-door soliciting


Plus, trustees drop ‘Senior’ from Coventry Community Center name COVENTRY — If someone knocks at the door, tell him or her to go away. This is the message Coventry Zoning Inspector George Beckham wants township residents to tell solicitors who come to their homes. At a brief regular meeting of the Board of Trustees Jan. 11, Beckham said a resident […]

New Coventry school board members take seats


COVENTRY — Two new Coventry Local Schools Board of Education members now are working on behalf of the district, and a number of individuals came to observe their official start. The board’s Jan. 10 organizational and regular meeting drew a crowd, as Josh Hostetler and Ron Reed joined the district’s other board members, Chris Davis, Jeff Skaggs and Vicki Tavenier. […]

New Copley-Fairlawn school board members sworn in


The three members elected in November to the Copley-Fairlawn City Schools Board of Education were sworn in during the board’s first meeting of the new year Jan. 9. Superintendent Brian Poe welcomed James Borchik, Steven Coon and Paul Lynn, all former teachers, and offered a preview of what the future holds as he acknowledged January is School Board Recognition Month. […]

New Green Council members advocate for residents


GREEN — Three new individuals, all law degree holders, and each displaying a devotion for and willingness to serve their community, now sit on Green City Council. On Jan. 3, Barbara Crouse Babbitt, representing Ward 1; Matthew Shaughnessy, representing Ward 4; and Rocco Yeargin, representing Ward 3, officially were sworn into office. The three were elected last November. The three […]

New Boston trustee takes seat on board


Bill Clifton introduced himself Jan. 10 as the newest member of the Boston Township Board of Trustees. He ran unopposed as a write-in candidate in November. He grew up in Circleville and attended Ohio State University. Clifton worked in Thailand for the U.S. government and the Pearl Buck Foundation before getting his master of business administration degree from Indiana University, […]

Two new Norton Council members ready to serve


NORTON — In deciding to run for Norton City Council, Dan Karant said he was at a stage in his life where he felt ready to tackle a new project. Karant won the Ward 3 seat with 53 percent of the vote, followed by Judith Lynn Lee, who received 30 percent, and incumbent Dennis Pierson with 17 percent. In addition […]

Woodridge Board of Education moves forward on levy


CUYAHOGA FALLS — The Woodridge Local Schools Board of Education began its first meeting of the year Jan. 9 with an organizational meeting and a work session to discuss district finances and plans for an upcoming levy request. Superintendent Walter Davis started the work session noting the two questions to be answered were what kind of levy the district would […]

Springfield trustees hear department reports


At the Jan. 11 meeting, the Springfield Township Board of Trustees heard the latest reports from department heads. Police Chief David Hoover reported the Springfield Police Department received 1,179 monthly calls in December and received a total of 199 incident reports. He said 67 offenses were cleared by arrest, while the Ohio State Highway Patrol responded to 36 traffic accidents […]

Three new school board members starting on same page


COPLEY — However coincidental or intentional, voters in the Copley-Fairlawn City School District sent a message Nov. 7 when they placed a trio of first-time candidates, each former educators, into three seats on the Board of Education. “I’m not sure, but I don’t remember a time when we had three former educators vying for seats at the same time,” said […]