Copley trustees recognize Girl Scout project

Following a Nov. 19 dedication at Copley Community Park, the Copley Board of Trustees officially recognized Girl Scout Virginia Williams’ Gold Award Project by proclamation at the trustees’ Nov. 27 meeting. Trustee Helen Humphrys, who helped mentor Williams on the “Peace Out Path” project, called the final result “a wonderful addition to our park system.” “We are so proud of […]

Copley crowd hears Ridgewood Road development plan

COPLEY — A capacity crowd filled the Copley Town Hall to hear more about a proposed 100-unit single-story slab-on-grade apartment complex on Ridgewood Road at the Dec. 3 Copley Township Architectural Review Board (ARB) meeting. After approving a ground sign for Regency Care of Copley at 2631 Copley Road and a package of signs for Chipotle Mexican Grill at 3890 […]

Council to vote on school safety grant for APS

DOWNTOWN AKRON — Akron City Council members discussed legislation allowing the city to accept grant funding for increased safety measures in Akron Public Schools (APS) at the Dec. 3 meeting. An amount of $113,775 has been approved by the U.S. Department of Justice for the COPS Office School Violence Prevention Program (SVPP), which provides funding for school safety measures. According […]

Boston trustees discuss state Route 303 traffic

Reducing truck traffic on state Route 303 was the main topic of discussion at the Nov. 28 Boston Board of Trustees meeting. Trustee Bill Clifton said trucks sometimes cut through Route 303 rather than remaining on Interstate 271. Peninsula Councilwoman Dee Holody said the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) will place signs on Interstate 271 advising trucks to remain on […]

Sharon looking for new zoning members

The Sharon Board of Trustees announced at the Nov. 27 meeting that township officials are seeking new members of the Zoning Commission and the Board of Zoning Appeals. Trustee Kimberly Bolas Miller said applications for these open positions can be dropped off at the Administration Building or mailed to P.O. Box 7, Sharon, OH 44274. She said letters of interest […]

Board approves garage lease

The Woodridge Local Schools Board of Education approved a five-year lease for the district’s bus mechanics garage at the Nov. 27 meeting. The board approved 4-0, with board member Jan Flasco absent, a $90,000 lease with George Conner and WOADS Inc. for use of 4111 State Road, Unit E, beginning Oct. 1. The district will pay Conner $1,500 per month. […]

Lakemore Council notes generosity of residents

LAKEMORE — Helping residents in need during the holidays is not possible in Lakemore Village without the charitableness of others. Appreciation was expressed by Council at the Dec. 3 regular meeting to the many individuals who have contributed to making the season brighter for their neighbors. Councilwoman Laura Cochran recognized the individuals and groups who have given their time and […]

City moving forward on South Cleveland-Massillon Road project

During the Dec. 3 meeting, Fairlawn City Council unanimously approved several ordinances geared toward the upcoming widening of South Cleveland-Massillon Road. Deputy Service Director Ernie Staten said the widening is a two-year project scheduled to begin in June 2020 and end in October 2021. “Between Bywood [Avenue] and Elgin [Drive], it’s a five-lane project, and from Elgin to Rothrock [Road], […]

County Council reviewing operating budget

DOWNTOWN AKRON — Summit County Council continued budget hearings for various county agencies as it prepares to adopt the operating budget for 2019. On Dec. 3, Council had second readings on legislation to adopt the operating budget for departments and agencies totaling $377.6 million, as well as another $169 million for the Summit County Children Services Board, the Developmental Disabilities […]

Granger trustees get details on snow plowing

A local landscaping company official spoke about plowing Granger’s roads at the Granger Board of Trustees meeting Nov. 27. Tom Csanyi, of #1 Landscaping, a local company that plows roads in the township, explained there are three levels of snow plowing. He said the first level involves plowing intersections, curves, bridges and hills. The second level involves plowing all roads […]