Sharon resident inquires about project to trustees

At the Sharon Board of Trustees meeting Nov. 13, the board heard from a Sharon resident regarding a project involving the Medina County Sanitary Engineer’s Office. Vicky McCauley, who also serves as Wadsworth city engineer, addressed the board’s letter of support written last year to the Medina Sanitary Engineer’s Office regarding the amendment to a Facility Planning Area. She said […]

Green schools layering grant on safety levy

GREEN — In addition to proceeds that will come from a levy passed by the community in August, the Green Local School District now has nearly another half million dollars to put toward safety and security infrastructure thanks to a recent grant award from the U.S. Department of Justice. At the Nov. 19 meeting, the Board of Education gave the […]

Coventry BOE addresses HVAC issues at school

COVENTRY — The Coventry Local School District is resolving ongoing temperature issues inside one of its educational buildings. At the Nov. 19 meeting, the Board of Education approved replacing the current heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system at Coventry Elementary to better keep students, educators and other building employees comfortable in the building all school year. The board authorized […]

Boston trustees collaborating with Peninsula

Peninsula officials visited the Boston trustees’ meeting Nov. 14 to discuss the communities pooling their resources. Peninsula Mayor Doug Mayer, who is also Boston’s assistant road superintendent, explained the village’s part-time road employee, Alan Helka, will be retiring at the end of the month. Mayer said until a replacement is hired, Peninsula may need the township’s help to plow the […]

Bowery Street project to revitalize city

DOWNTOWN AKRON — South Main Street around Bowery Street, an area local officials have called “blighted,” is getting a facelift. City and county officials gathered Nov. 16 for a groundbreaking ceremony to start the $42 million project and Summit County Council introduced legislation Nov. 19 and adopted it on first reading involving a cooperative agreement for the Bowery Redevelopment, Building […]

Council paves way for CitiCenter redevelopment

DOWNTOWN AKRON — Akron City Council members discussed legislation Nov. 19 allowing for the redevelopment of the former CitiCenter Building, located at 146 S. High St., into both living and office space. According to city officials, when approved, the ordinance would allow the city to sell the building to Weston Inc., based in Cleveland, for $2.8 million. Council members placed […]

Lakemore honors former first responder

LAKEMORE — Kenny Ray Jr. will remain a part of the community he called home and worked to protect. At the Nov. 19 regular meeting, Lakemore Village Council officially agreed to change the name of Endeavor Parkway — the recently reconstructed stretch of roadway behind the Lakemore Plaza — to Kenny Ray Jr. Memorial Parkway. Councilman Samuel Ray, the sibling […]

Councilman raises concerns of potential overreach by member

A proposed meeting on a potential location for parking spaces led to accusations at the Nov. 13 Council meeting from a Peninsula Village Councilman that a fellow member of Council was overreaching her duties. Toward the end of Council’s agenda, Councilwoman Dee Holody reported on several issues she discussed with Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) officials in late September. Solicitor […]

Copley BZA member honored for decades of service

The Copley Board of Trustees honored longtime Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA) member David Robinson for his 39 years of service, as a filled Township Hall joined in the celebration during the Nov. 13 meeting. “That hit it perfectly on the head,” said BZA member Neal Call following a proclamation read by Trustee President Scott Dressler. “You were a role […]

Copley sewers seeking donations for bicentennial quilt fundraiser

COPLEY — While technically a means of raising funds for the township’s bicentennial fireworks display in August, the creation of the third Copley commemorative quilt — this one celebrating the township’s 200th anniversary in 2019 — is actually more about making history. “I was born and raised in Copley, but a lot of young people don’t know [the township’s history],” […]