2019-07-11

Board approves new five-year strategic plan


The Norton City Schools Board of Education approved a new five-year strategic plan for the district during the July 8 meeting. Superintendent Dana Addis said the district will reveal the new plan in August and it included input from administrators, board members, community members, business people in the community and teachers. “We have all worked diligently for almost a year […]

Springfield board discusses athletic facility updates


LAKEMORE — Springfield Local Schools Board of Education members heard a preliminary master plan for upgrading the high school and junior high school sports facilities. “Towards the second half of the school year, it was something that became more of a serious talk and something that we knew was in need of some serious updating,” said Athletic Director Kevin Vaughn. […]

Lakemore placing two issues on ballot


LAKEMORE — In the Nov. 5 General Election, Lakemore residents will see two village issues, a renewal and a renewal with an increase, for fire and EMS purposes. Both issues, if approved, would continue to financially support the Lakemore Fire Department. Council held a work session and special meeting July 9, officially approving the placement of a 2.5-mill, five-year renewal […]

Council holds hearing on charter changes


GREEN — In August, Green City Council will decide whether to place proposed charter amendments — many of which regard the elected law director position — on the Nov. 5 General Election ballot. The charter review process takes place every seven years in the city, with the mayor appointing five residents to serve on the Charter Review Commission, said Councilman […]

Fire levy on New Franklin ballot


City also deals with flooding issues NEW FRANKLIN — New Franklin Council July 3 voted to authorize a replacement fire/EMS levy on the Nov. 5 General Election ballot. The city’s five-year, 5.75-mill levy already has been renewed once. Mayor Paul Adamson brought clarified information to the Council meeting regarding how much the levy would cost residents and how much it […]

Norton school board approves new five-year strategic plan


The Norton City Schools Board of Education approved a new five-year strategic plan for the district during the July 8 meeting. Superintendent Dana Addis said the district will reveal the new plan in August and it included input from administrators, board members, community members, business people in the community and teachers. “We have all worked diligently for almost a year […]

Trustees adjust credit card policy


At the regular meeting July 8, the Granger Board of Trustees approved one resolution, which made a small adjustment to the township’s credit card policy. Fiscal Officer Donald Baker explained the credit limit on the township’s Sheetz gas card was lowered from $2,400 to $1,500 due to nonusage, necessitating the amendment to the policy. In other action, the trustees voted […]

Bath trustees hear report on county mosquito control efforts


The July 8 Bath Board of Trustees meeting featured a comprehensive report on Summit County’s efforts to control the burgeoning mosquito population following the record-setting rainfall during June. Summit County Public Health (SCPH) Health Commissioner Donna Skoda provided trustees with details on SCPH’s efforts to eradicate mosquitos through targeted spraying in areas reporting high concentrations of the insects. More importantly, […]

Peninsula Council reviews police contract with Boston


Peninsula Village Council explored options for renewing the village’s contract with Boston Township for police services at the July 8 meeting. Fiscal Officer Deborah Wordell provided information on three options to be presented to the township for three-year deals from Jan. 1 through Dec. 31, 2022. According to Wordell, the first option would provide police protection to the township 16 […]

Council approves salary reductions


Richfield Village Council OK’d two pieces of legislation at the July 2 meeting that reduce the annual salaries of the mayor and Council members. Council OK’d an ordinance, sponsored by Councilwoman Barbara Lanford, that sets the mayor’s compensation at $65,000 per year effective Jan. 1, 2020, one day after Mayor Bobbie Beshara’s term expires. In 2015, the mayor’s annual salary […]

Falls Council votes down facility proposal for Cochran Road


A construction project planned for 3.8 acres of land in the City of Cuyahoga Falls is not moving ahead due to ongoing storm water issues in the area. The project, recently approved by the city’s Planning Commission, came to a halt after members of Council were flooded with worrisome comments earlier this month surrounding Buckeye Sports Center’s watercraft storage facility […]

Norton Council hears proposed rezoning concerns


NORTON — Norton City Council held a public hearing July 8 on the proposed rezoning of two parcels used by Barberton Brookside Country Club from a C-REC District to a Mixed-Use District, with many residents expressing concerns regarding the property’s future use. Residents from the streets surrounding the golf club spoke at length about the proposed rezoning, citing concerns the […]

Residential units planned for Downtown


DOWNTOWN AKRON — Akron City Council heard about the redevelopment of the city’s 200,000-square-foot law building into apartment units and more during the July 8 meeting. According to Development Engineering Manager Brad Beckert, an approximately $25 million renovation of the building will create 112 residential units on floors five to 11. “The floors will have two, two-bedroom units each and […]