APS board awards honorary diploma

A Vietnam veteran was awarded an honorary high school diploma at the June 10 Akron Public Schools (APS) Board of Education meeting. Richard Stoltz was awarded a North High School diploma by APS board President the Rev. Curtis Walker Sr. Walker said Stoltz served in the U.S. Army from June 12, 1969, to June 11, 1975, and served in Vietnam […]

Granger to level monuments at cemetery

After some discussion at the meeting June 10, the Granger Board of Trustees approved a plan to level cemetery monuments. Sexton Roberta Gifford said she noticed several monuments leaning in Granger Fairview Cemetery and obtained a quote to have them leveled and cleaned. She said the quote she received from Pinnacle Monument Leveling and Restoration includes leveling 25 monuments and […]

More roundabouts in works for Green

GREEN — City of Green officials are relaying their reasoning for more roundabout construction in the community and revealing plans for two additional roundabouts — being partially funded federally — to remediate traffic issues on the south end of Massillon Road. At the June 11 committee meetings, City Engineer Paul Pickett discussed with Council preliminary designs for the placement of […]

Falls Council OKs development for golf course site

CUYAHOGA FALLS — Previously a golf course, one property in the City of Cuyahoga Falls soon will house townhomes and single-family dwellings, close to the Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP). At the June 10 meeting, Cuyahoga Falls City Council voted 10-1, with Councilman Russ Iona (R-Ward 8) voting “no,” to approve the final development master plan and preliminary subdivision plat […]

County debates storm water amendment

DOWNTOWN AKRON — Summit County Council unanimously agreed to place three of four proposed amendments to the Summit County charter on the consent agenda for approval at the next meeting and, after considerable discussion, moved the other to a second reading. The Summit County Charter Review Commission met this past October through May and recently submitted a final report with […]

Norton creates new zoning classification

At the June 10 Norton City Council meeting, members unanimously approved the creation of a new zoning district, the C-1 Commercial District, to encourage business in Norton. According to the legislation, the district invites “commercial and mixed-use projects that promote walkability and connectivity” to the area. The ordinance creating the district distinguishes the Commercial District from the Town Center Overlay […]

Council OKs charter changes for ballot

New Franklin Council also continues discussion of fire/EMS levy NEW FRANKLIN — New Franklin Council agreed to place several proposed charter amendments on the Nov. 5 General Election ballot. Council reviewed the amendments, which were proposed by a Charter Review Commission, at its June 5 meeting and voted to place all nine on the ballot. There will be three ballot […]

Bath trustees review recycling guidelines

The Bath Board of Trustees reviewed township recycling guidelines at the June 10 meeting in response to public concerns about what items can properly be recycled in the township’s program. Administrator Vito Sinopoli said many Bath residents have voiced questions since hearing recent news stories about the City of Akron inspecting recycling carts for unapproved items. Sinopoli said Rumpke Waste […]

Richfield Village Council approves lump sum payment

Richfield Village Council approved a lump sum payment for the village’s finance director at the June 4 meeting. Council voted 6-0, with Council Vice President Michael Wheeler absent, to authorize a one-time payment of $18,750 to Finance Director Sandy Turk for services she performed as fiscal officer for the Richfield Joint Recreation District (RJRD). According to the legislation, the village […]

Council approves new grant programs

DOWNTOWN AKRON — Akron City Council members approved two pieces of legislation that would establish grant award programs for the community at the June 10 meeting. Council members continued the discussion from last week’s meeting about the two programs, which will revamp and replace both City Council’s My Neighborhood, Our Akron program and the Neighborhood Partnership Program (NPP). According to […]