Richfield Village Council gets update on water tower location

After years of planning, the preliminary location for Richfield Village’s water tower was announced at the April 17 Council meeting. Planning and Zoning Director Brian Frantz said negotiations were successful to turn over property owned by Empaco Equipment Corp., also known as Seabreeze North Corp., to Cleveland Water. The property is on the west side of Brecksville Road, just south […]

Norton Council expresses support for school levy

At the April 23 Norton City Council meeting, Council approved a resolution in support of Norton City School District’s 3.5-mill levy that is on the May 8 Primary Election ballot. Issue 2 on the ballot will cost the owner of a $100,000 home $122.50 a year, according to district officials. The levy would raise $1.05 million annually for the district. […]

Special deputy program coming to Coventry district

Plus, CRASE training being offered at high school COVENTRY — With a focus on providing the safest learning and working environment possible for all students and staff, one Summit County school district is taking extra precautions thanks to the support of a local law enforcement agency. At the April 18 Coventry Local Schools Board of Education meeting, Superintendent Lisa Blough […]

Trustees approve road paving plan

The Granger Board of Trustees approved the township’s road paving plan for the year at the board’s regular meeting April 23. Trustee Richard Pace said the plan will include paving Beach Road from Wilbur to Medina roads, Beachler Road from Wilbur to Coddingville roads, Coddingville Road from Beachler to Granger roads and Remsen Road from State to Medina roads. Pace […]

City Council raising Tudor House rates

NEW FRANKLIN — At the April 18 meeting, New Franklin Council unanimously agreed to raise rates to rent the lakefront Franklin Park Civic Center for special events. The mansion, also known as the Tudor House, was built during the late 1920s and is located on the west shore of Turkeyfoot Lake in the Portage Lakes. It’s listed on the National […]

New department to begin serving Falls community

CUYAHOGA FALLS — The City of Cuyahoga Falls will move forward with plans to establish a new department — an initiative to increase communication and outreach efforts in the community — now that most of City Council has given the green light. In his annual State of the City Address, presented Feb. 21 to the Cuyahoga Falls Chamber of Commerce, […]

Green pursuing third fire station

Also, city negotiating amended development agreement with DeHoff GREEN — The City of Green will be obtaining preliminary data on how a third fire station could look and function in the growing and active community. In his 2018 State of the City Address, Mayor Gerard Neugebauer said Green Fire Division’s call volume increased significantly during the past few years to […]

Green district considering levy for safety, security

The Green Local Schools Board of Education took the first of two steps to put a 1-mill, five-year levy on the Aug. 7 Special Election ballot for safety and security at the April 23 Board of Education meeting. Board President Bob Campbell said following a community meeting on school safety and security held March 1, Green residents requested the district […]

County Council hears budget deficit forecast

DOWNTOWN AKRON — Summit County continues to project budget deficits starting next year, according to an update provided to Summit County Council April 23 by Finance and Budget Director Brian Nelsen. Nelsen also outlined some of the steps the county is taking to close the projected deficit that is brought on by a change in Ohio tax law. Nelsen had […]

Trustees move on energy efficiency, sidewalk projects

The Bath Township Board of Trustees took several steps forward in promoting energy efficiency and pedestrian safety April 23. The trustees passed two resolutions that will allow the Crystal Clinic Orthopaedic Center at 3975 Embassy Parkway to make energy-efficiency improvements to the lighting and heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems in its building using the Energy Special Improvement District (ESID) […]

Residents voice concerns about clinic project at meeting

A capacity crowd filled the Revere High School (RHS) Library at the Revere Local Schools Board of Education meeting April 17. Over 150 district residents gathered to express their concerns over a Tax Increment Financing (TIF) agreement the board has approved with the City of Fairlawn and Crystal Clinic Orthopaedic Center and the possible elimination of a physical education teaching […]

Medina County seeking sales tax increase

MEDINA COUNTY — Voters in Medina County will see on the May 8 Primary Election ballot a 0.2-percent sales tax increase, Issue 5, to support criminal and administrative justice operating costs, which would free up General Fund dollars for the county’s mental health, children’s services and senior agencies. The decision to seek a sales tax, according to Medina County Administrator […]

Akron Council opposing citizenship question on census survey

Akron City Council members approved a resolution opposing the addition of a citizenship question to the 2020 decennial questionnaire at the April 23 meeting. The resolution also urges adequate funding for the Census Bureau and increased in-person follow-up census counts. The legislation passed 8-4, with Councilwoman Veronica Sims (D-At-large) absent. Voting in favor of the resolution were Council members Jeff […]