Trustees approve township budget

The Copley Board of Trustees approved the township’s $15.3 million 2019 appropriations budget at the March 26 regular trustees’ meeting. The budget represents a 1.7 percent increase from the township’s 2018 appropriations budget and includes $4 million for the Police District Fund; $3.3 million in the General Fund; $2 million in the Fire District Fund; $1.7 million in the Sewer/Water […]

Council informed demolition of Cornus Hill Mansion complete

During the April 1 Fairlawn City Council meeting, Bill Arnold, the city’s commissioner of zoning, housing and residential building, said the demolition project of the Cornus Hill Mansion has been completed. “There was a fire at the mansion back in January of 2018, and we went through the process of having the house condemned and then demolished,” he said. “So, […]

Lakemore voters to decide on gas aggregate program

LAKEMORE — Lakemore will join a gas aggregate program through the Northeast Ohio Public Energy Council (NOPEC), which will offer a group rate to the village, if voters want the community to participate. Voters in the May 7 Primary/Special Election will see Issue 12 on the ballot asking if Lakemore should have the authority to aggregate the retail natural gas […]

Trustees hire acting zoning inspector

The Boston Township Board of Trustees unanimously hired an acting zoning inspector at the March 27 regular meeting. Daniel Schneider Jr., current road department employee and former trustee, will take over the position his brother, John Schneider, formerly held. John Schneider said he resigned as zoning inspector because of job implications and personal issues. He said he hopes to eventually […]

Copley-Fairlawn addressing student mental health needs

COPLEY — In an effort to more proactively address mental health support for students, the Copley-Fairlawn City Schools has taken the issue up a notch, hiring two full-time mental health professionals and offering in-school counseling services to students and families. “We started to notice that students’ needs were a lot more intense than they have been in past years and […]

Lakemore tables Tobacco 21 legislation

LAKEMORE — Danielle Starkey, assistant principal at Springfield High School and Junior High, believes legislation changing the legal age to purchase tobacco products in Lakemore Village could aid in combating what she calls a “crisis” situation unfolding in the community. “Please consider voting ‘yes,’” Starkey urged Council at the April 1 meeting. Appearing before Council, she asked village officials to […]

Boston, Peninsula discuss road consolidation

PENINSULA — Officials from Boston Township and Peninsula Village met to discuss a potential consolidation of their two road departments at a special March 27 Boston Township Board of Trustees meeting. On Jan. 24, Peninsula’s service garage caught fire, resulting in a total loss of the building. The township’s service garage is now the temporary home of Peninsula’s Road Department. […]

Trustees hear update on Wadsworth Municipal Court

The Sharon Board of Trustees heard an annual report for Wadsworth Municipal Court for 2018 at the board’s meeting March 26. Judge Stephen McIlvaine reported a total of 6,681 cases were filed at the court last year. He said 582 individuals were referred to counseling, $8,500 was collected and spent on restitution, 60 weddings were performed, $11,850 was spent on […]

Council hears SCP request for new space

DOWNTOWN AKRON — Stewart’s Caring Place: Cancer Wellness Center (SCP) is seeking assistance from Summit County officials in finding a new home with more space. At the April 1 meeting, SCP Executive Director Jeannine Marks and Director of Operations and Programs Stephanie Davis-Dieringer provided a presentation that included a brief video about the cancer wellness organization to Council. According to […]

Springfield trustees adopt leaner budget

SPRINGFIELD — The Springfield Board of Trustees adopted the final appropriations budget for 2019 at the March 28 meeting. According to Fiscal Officer Sharon Harms, the budget total is $6.75 million. She added the budget continues cuts adopted over the past few years due to steep cuts in state funding assistance. “We dropped our appropriations by about $700,000 from 2018 […]

Akron discusses selling Bounce building

DOWNTOWN AKRON — Akron City Council discussed approving the sale of the Bounce Building — which is city-owned land located at 526 S. Main St. — to the Bounce Innovation Hub. According to Assistant Law Director Brian Angeloni, the transaction is structured as a 10-year forgivable loan, and the purchase price of the property is based off the county valuation […]