APS third-graders take bite out of science class

AKRON — Hands-on teaching can be invaluable in showing both how something works and how it fits into the bigger picture. For the past several years, the Akron Public Schools (APS) partnership with national nonprofit Veggie U and Akron-area-based Mustard Seed Market & Café has done just that. “What I am most surprised with is that there is still a […]

Council hears from public about drugs, economic development

Akron City Council met with a light agenda, with no legislation approved, May 6. Council members continue to take time on legislation introduced several weeks ago urging the U.S. government to immediately take appropriate steps to assist in the unification of Ireland. They also requested time on an ordinance calling on Congress to introduce and pass legislation to create a […]

City continues right-of-way acquisitions for road widening project

On May 6, Fairlawn City Council approved ordinances authorizing Mayor William Roth to enter into contracts for the purchase of land parcels located at 258 and 270 S. Cleveland-Massillon Road for the purpose of right-of-way acquisitions for improvements to South Cleveland-Massillon Road. Fairlawn Deputy Service Director Ernie Staten said the improvements include widening the road from Interstate 77 to Bywood […]

Richfield trustees supporting grant application

The Richfield Township Board of Trustees unanimously approved supporting an application for a community grant regarding the vacated section of Everett Road at the May 2 meeting. Local nonprofit organization NEOSTAR (Northeast Ohio Safe Trails and Roads) is seeking a $7,500 Summit County Community Grant for an engineering study. The 1.7-mile section of the road, running from Farmstead Road east […]

Village Council votes down tobacco initiative

LAKEMORE — An initiative addressing the trend of vaping and use of other tobacco products among youth in Summit County is not being enacted in Lakemore Village — going against a request made by Springfield Local Schools to put the safeguard in place in the community. While all of Council agreed health risks do accompany tobacco use, specifically for young […]

Bath trustees hear update on Surface Water Management District

The Bath Board of Trustees heard an extensive update on the status of the Summit County Engineer’s Surface Water Management District (SWMD) at the May 6 meeting. Dave Koontz, the Summit County Engineer’s Office point person for the SWMD, provided a PowerPoint presentation for the trustees, who approved the township participation in the SWMD in December 2017. The SWMD was […]

New Franklin road dedicated to serviceman

NEW FRANKLIN — On May 1, New Franklin Council members approved dedicating a portion of West Nimisila Road — from South Main Street to state Route 93 — as the Joseph Allen “Joey” Ashley Memorial Highway. According to the legislation, Ashley was a resident of New Franklin and resided on the designated route when he enlisted in the U.S. Navy. […]

County Council creates property code task force

DOWNTOWN AKRON — Officials from several townships in the county are asking for help to address zoning elements that would help them enforce property maintenance issues. At the May 6 Summit County Council meeting, John Zaccardelli, vice chair of the Sagamore Hills Township Board of Trustees, accompanied by Summit County Township Association President Helen Humphrys, who is also a Copley […]