Springfield trustees undecided on fire levies

Board continuing discussion of levies for ballot next year SPRINGFIELD — During a special Aug. 7 morning meeting, the Springfield Board of Trustees decided to take more time on two fire department levies under consideration for the Nov. 5 General Election ballot. In order for the levies to go before voters in November, the board needed to have filed the […]

Trustees continue discussion of trash fee increase

The Richfield Township Board of Trustees continued to discuss a proposed increase in the township’s trash pickup contract at the Aug. 1 meeting. Rumpke Recycling has proposed adding a charge of 9 cents per stop per month due to the increase in the state gasoline tax. With 987 homes, the charge for the township would be an additional $89 per […]

BOT OKs purchase of land for North Fork Yellow Creek Preserve

At the Aug. 5 meeting, the Bath Board of Trustees (BOT) approved a project agreement with the Ohio Public Works Commission for a $1.65 million Clean Works Ohio grant to acquire a 73.8-acre parcel at 4400 Everett Road for the North Fork Yellow Creek Preserve. The Trust for Public Land (TPL) originally bought the property and contacted the township to […]

Local officials prepare for 2020 U.S. Census

DOWNTOWN AKRON — Local officials are putting into place all the pieces needed to operate a complete and efficient census. According to county officials, the U.S. Constitution requires a count of America’s population take place each decade. In preparation, Summit County Council approved Aug. 5 an intergovernmental agreement with the City of Akron to equally share the $30,000 cost of […]