Trustees requesting speed reduction on Boston Mills Road

The Boston Township Board of Trustees voted in favor of requesting a speed limit reduction on Boston Mills Road at the May 8 meeting. The trustees are requesting the Summit County Engineer’s Office reduce the speed limit from 35 mph to 25 mph on the section of Boston Mills Road between Riverview and West Hines Hill roads. Trustee Chair Amy […]

Council confirms Design and Historic Review Board member

When Diane Colavecchio was appointed development director for Cuyahoga Falls, it left a vacancy on the city’s Design and Historic Review Board. At the May 13 City Council meeting, Mayor Don Walters presented resident and community volunteer Debbie Ziccardi as his appointment to the board. Ziccardi, who also serves as a lifelong member of the Cuyahoga Falls Library Board of […]

Granger trustees placing two levy renewals on ballot

Granger officials are beginning the process to place two renewal levies on the Nov. 5 General Election ballot. During the May 13 Board of Trustees meeting, Fiscal Officer Donald Baker reported the township’s 0.5-mill road levy and 1.5-mill fire levy both expire in 2020, and they are eligible for voter-approved renewals this November. Trustees asked that resolutions to begin that […]

Norton OKs purchase of Metro Parks property

NORTON — Norton City Council voted May 13 in favor of purchasing five parcels of property owned by Summit Metro Parks. According to city officials, the property consists of 140 acres that are not contiguous but are located near each other in the area with Fairland Road to the east, South Cleveland-Massillon Road to the west, Eastern Road to the […]

Highland recognizes community member

Highland Local School District officials presented an award to an active community member at the Board of Education meeting May 13. The Highland Pride Award is presented to an outstanding member of the Highland Local Schools community every year. This year, Superintendent Catherine Aukerman recognized Shelly Butcher. Aukerman said Butcher, a Sharon resident and mother of three, is involved with […]

Springfield appoints new VASP coordinator

SPRINGFIELD — Springfield Township officials welcomed the reformation of the Volunteer Auxiliary Springfield Police (VASP) and the appointment of a new coordinator for the group at the May 9 Board of Trustees meeting. Police Chief David Hoover announced long-time VASP member Emery Pitman has stepped up to become the group’s new coordinator. Pitman and other VASP members were introduced at […]

Green Council discusses schoolhouse rehab

Also, Council OKs Pipeline Settlement Fund Committee GREEN — The City of Green is planning to rebuild — for a second time — a structure dating back to the 1800s, specifically to keep an area of history alive for third-grade students in the community. At the May 14 regular City Council meeting, a resolution was introduced to award a contract […]

Akron revising neighborhood grant programs

DOWNTOWN AKRON — Akron City Council took time on legislation earmarking $4,000 per ward for the My Neighborhood Our Akron program at the May 13 meeting. According to the legislation, the Council-led My Neighborhood Our Akron program was designed to empower residents to actively participate in improving their neighborhoods and encourages new creative neighborhood efforts by providing small grants to […]

Village Council appoints new member

Peninsula Village Council selected a new member of Council at the May 13 meeting. Solicitor Brad Bryan reported two qualified applicants — Richard Slocum and Richard Fisher Jr. — applied for the open seat left vacant when former Councilwoman Mary Booth resigned in April due to health reasons. Bryan said the 30-day deadline for Council to select a member was […]

Richfield Council OKs agreement for use of Macedonia’s jail

Richfield Village Council approved an agreement May 7 with the City of Macedonia for the use of the city’s jail facilities on an as-needed basis. According to the legislation, the village’s jail facilities may need to be repaired in the future and the village will be able to house prisoners at Macedonia’s jail if needed. According to Chief Keith Morgan, […]

County Council OKs emergency work to Copley bridge

DOWNTOWN AKRON — Summit County Council agreed to fast-track emergency repairs to the South Cleveland-Massillon Road bridge over Wolf Creek in Copley at its May 13 meeting. According to the legislation, Summit County Engineer’s Office maintenance workers discovered severe deterioration to the exterior bridge beams during recent repair work on the bridge, and an engineer from E.L. Robinson Inc. recommended […]

APS Board holds first meeting in new offices

The Akron Public Schools (APS) Board of Education began a new era May 13 by holding its first meeting in the district’s new Administration Building at 10 N. Main St. The Sylvester Small Administration Building at 70 N. Broadway St. had served as the board’s home since 1939. West Akron resident and National Inventors Hall of Fame Science, Technology, Engineering […]

Norton district participating in food program

During the May 13 meeting, Norton City Schools Board of Education President Jennifer Bennett announced the district is participating in the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Department of Defense Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program. The program provides high-quality, locally grown produce delivered on a consistent basis and allows schools to use USDA Foods entitlement dollars to purchase fresh fruits and […]

Coventry eyeing improvement project for Ingleside Park

COVENTRY — Coventry officials are seeking to make one community park more attractive and entertaining for residents of all ages. “We want to make it more family oriented,” said Coventry Board of Trustees Chairman Ed Diebold regarding Ingleside Park. At the May 9 trustees’ meeting, the board approved applying for funding, through the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) and […]