Peninsula Council discusses wastewater issues

Peninsula Village Council continued to have discussions on wastewater issues during the Aug. 13 meeting. Councilwoman Dee Holody reported the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) came up with a plan to test the waters of the Cuyahoga River inside village limits to see if there is an issue with discharge in both storm sewers and the river. Holody also announced […]

Richfield honors retiring officer

Richfield Village Council recognized Detective Amy Ellis for her years of service at the Aug. 7 meeting. According to Police Chief Keith Morgan, Ellis was hired by the department in 1996 after her graduation from The University of Akron, where she attended police academy. Ellis was assigned to the patrol division, where she served until 2005. Ellis also served as […]

Board of trustees hears concerns about lake business, rental homes

Part of the experience of residing along the Portage Lakes are the sights and sounds of people enjoying the water, says one community business owner. “The lakes are a public background,” said Dan “Dano” Mundy, former owner of Dano’s Lakeside Pub. How much commotion residents along the lakes should tolerate, especially during the summer, however, again was brought into question […]

APS receiving donation for STEM facilities

DOWNTOWN AKRON — The Cleveland Cavaliers will team up with Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. on a $500,000 donation to the Akron Public Schools (APS) for improved science, technology, engineering and mathematics facilities. Tamiko Hatcher, the district’s director of specialty programs, discussed the plan at the Aug. 13 APS Board of Education meeting. The Cavs will spend $100,000 per year […]

Council considers Raintree Country Club purchase

GREEN — The City of Green may make an initial $3.3 million investment to preserve green space within the community. At the Aug. 14 regular Green City Council meeting, legislation was introduced to move forward with a real estate agreement for the purchase of Raintree Country Club, 4340 Mayfair Road. If the purchase were approved, the city would acquire 145.2 […]

Trustees OK zoning change

After a public hearing, the Granger Board of Trustees approved a proposed zoning map amendment during the Aug. 9 meeting. The amendment included rezoning the National Design Mart site, located at 2255 Medina Road, from R-1 (Residential) to C-2 (Commercial). National Design Mart President Ryan King said the rezoning was needed to add warehouse space to the business. King’s attorney, […]

Springfield places levy on ballot

SPRINGFIELD — Springfield trustees spent time considering options for a road levy to come before voters, seeking a solution to decreasing revenue and at the same time a measure that would have the least impact on property owners. During the course of about four special meetings, trustees reviewed the following options for the 1-mill levy, which was first approved in […]

County Council considering employee training

DOWNTOWN AKRON — Summit County Council’s Personnel Committee considered an ordinance creating a new county employee training requirement regarding employee benefits during the Aug. 13 meeting. According to Jason Dodson, chief of staff for County Executive Ilene Shapiro, the training is intended to inform employees of available benefits before open enrollment periods. The legislation was prompted by employee calls after […]

Some Akron City Council members propose nonpartisan election

DOWNTOWN AKRON — Some members of Akron City Council have introduced legislation that abolishes a municipal primary election. This comes after Chief of Staff James Hardy announced at the July 30 Council meeting — the last before the August recess — the city would petition to get a question proposing a city charter amendment that moves Akron’s Primary Election date […]

Boston trustees create Seasons Road business district

After a brief public hearing, the Boston Township Board of Trustees agreed to create a Seasons Road business district at the Aug. 8 meeting. The trustees passed the zoning amendment after the Zoning Commission and Summit County Planning Commission gave their approval. Trustee Randy Bergdorf thanked planner Mark Majewski for his efforts on the project. The township hired Majewski, president […]

Fairlawn Council approves demolition of Cornus Hill Mansion

During the Aug. 13 Fairlawn City Council meeting, approval was given to demolish the Cornus Hill Mansion, which was damaged during a fire in January. Council approved an ordinance accepting the bid of Butcher & Sons Inc. as the lowest bidder for the demolition project and authorizing the mayor to enter into a contract for $93,320. “Based on the conditions […]