Council reviewing charter amendments

Summit County Charter Review Commission’s recommendations could be placed on Nov. 5 ballot DOWNTOWN AKRON — The Summit County Charter Review Commission recommended several amendments to be placed on the Nov. 5 General Election ballot for approval by voters. The Commission, which included James Armstrong, Copley Trustee Helen Humphrys, Cazzell Smith Sr., Laura Wallerstein, Lisa Miller, Omar Banks, Sylvia Trundle, […]

Falls honors street-naming award winner

The City of Cuyahoga Falls honored a well-known community member at the May 28 Council meeting. Ted Shure was named the latest recipient of the Honorary Boulevard Street Naming Award. Mayor Don Walters read Shure’s biography and presented Shure with an honorary street sign. A portion of Broad Boulevard will be temporarily known for the next few months as “Ted […]

Trustees updated on South Cleveland-Massillon Road bridge project

Repairs to the South Cleveland-Massillon Road bridge over Barberton Reservoir could be completed this year, but later rather than sooner. This was the synopsis from Tim Boley, of the Summit County Engineer’s Office, at the May 28 Copley Board of Trustees meeting. Boley said initial plans to replace the culvert pipes under the bridge have been abandoned. “So we will […]

Trustees learn about services for senior citizens

The Sharon Board of Trustees listened to a presentation from a representative of the Medina County Office for Older Adults (MCOOA) at the board’s meeting May 28. Director Laura Toth spoke about the services the organization offers for senior citizens, including home-delivered meals and transit programs. She said more than 38,000 meals were delivered in Medina County in 2018, 446 […]

Akron Council discusses new grant programs

DOWNTOWN AKRON — Akron City Council members discussed two pieces of legislation that would establish grant award programs for the community at the June 3 meeting. These programs would revamp and replace both City Council’s My Neighborhood, Our Akron program and the Neighborhood Partnership Program (NPP). According to city officials, NPP, a collaborative grant award program of the City of […]

City moving toward major Croghan Park upgrade

During the June 3 Fairlawn City Council meeting, Mayor William Roth was given authorization to submit an application for financial assistance through the NatureWorks Grant Program for upgrades to Croghan Park. Deputy Service Director Ernie Staten said the estimated cost for the park upgrades is $250,000 and the grant, which would come from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, would […]

Lakemore Council working to fill open seat

Also, two infrastructure projects ahead for village LAKEMORE — Lakemore Village is working this month to fill a vacancy on Council. At the June 3 regular Council meeting, Council President Richard Cole announced the village was accepting applications for the open seat until today, June 7. Interviews to select someone to serve out the remaining six months of former Councilman […]

Coventry Schools Foundation supports students, educators

COVENTRY — From a kiln for firing up pottery crafted by artistic teenagers to show choir music for performances put on by almost 100 young musicians, one nonprofit group is providing educators and students of Coventry Local Schools with resources it otherwise would not have available. The Coventry Schools Foundation formed in 2008 to raise money for academic classroom grants […]

APS Board OKs financial forecast

The Akron Public Schools (APS) Board of Education heard a presentation by Treasurer Ryan Pendleton on the district’s five-year financial forecast at the May 28 meeting. The five-year forecast, which is required to be submitted to the Ohio Department of Education (ODE) twice annually, serves as a tool to assess the financial health of the school district, according to the […]

Granger resident tells trustees about issues with neighbors

The Granger Board of Trustees heard from a township resident May 28 regarding the condition of two neighboring properties on Beach Road. One complaint the resident had was regarding one neighbor’s backed-up septic system causing a stream of waste to flow through her property. Additionally, she said, the electrical wires on that neighboring property are strung together. The complainant then […]