2019-09-26

Coventry BOE appoints superintendent pro tempore


A superintendent pro tempore is in place and performing all the duties and functions of the superintendent for Coventry Local Schools while the current superintendent recovers from an extended health issue. At a brief regular Board of Education (BOE) meeting Sept. 18, Board President Chris Davis expressed his appreciation to district Technology Director Kelly Kendrick, who is standing in for […]

Green district officials address lunch issue


GREEN — After an incident that received national attention, Green Local Schools officials announced changes to the district’s student lunch policy at the Sept. 23 Board of Education meeting. On Sept. 3, Jefferson Sharpnack, a Green Primary School student, had his meal consisting of cheesy breadsticks and sauce taken away by a cafeteria worker because his lunch account had a […]

Springfield district seeking support for renewal levies


SPRINGFIELD/LAKEMORE — Springfield Local Schools officials have not asked voters to approve an additional operating levy to fund expenses for 19 years and counting, as a new operating levy remains off the ballot in 2019. However, district officials are requesting passage of the district’s three renewal levies appearing on the Nov. 5 General Election ballot and stressing these ballot issues […]

Charter amendments text changes approved


Proposed amendments set for Nov. 5 ballot in Green GREEN — Green City Council agreed Sept. 24 to amend the proposed charter amendments that were previously approved for the Nov. 5 General Election ballot. The 13 proposed amendments, many of which pertain to the elected law director position, were recommended by the city’s Charter Review Commission for the ballot. The […]

Residents question draft firearm legislation


NEW FRANKLIN — New Franklin residents filled Council chambers during the Sept. 18 meeting, with many in attendance expressing concerns over draft legislation introduced recently aimed at discharging firearms. Three residents of Yager Road voiced complaints to Council members Aug. 21 and Sept. 4 about what they describe as excessive shooting coming from a Nimisila Road property near their two […]

Copley-Fairlawn makes top 10 percent in state report card


Copley-Fairlawn City Schools received an overall B letter grade from the Ohio Department of Education on the recently released state report card, and the district’s Board of Education shared the good news at the Sept. 17 meeting. “It’s a testament to what our teachers do,” Superintendent Brian Poe said, adding the district’s support staff — from bus drivers to secretaries […]

Revere board discusses new buildings, school year changes


The Revere Local Schools Board of Education’s first meeting of the 2019-20 school year was highlighted by discussions of the district’s progress in construction and renovation of its school buildings, as well as new and revised school procedures for the school year. Bath Elementary School (BES) welcomed students to their new school building Sept. 3, and Principal Dan Fry said […]

Granger trustees OK Boy Scout proposal


The Granger Board of Trustees approved a proposal by a local Boy Scout for an Eagle Scout project at the board’s meeting Sept. 23. Charles “Chip” Gaddis, a member of Boy Scout Troop No. 511, proposed making and placing boxes at township buildings for residents to place their worn-out American flags for the Scouts to properly retire. The idea was […]

Council approves paving parking lot


Richfield Village Council approved asphalting a parking lot at the site of a potential park on Hawkins Road at the Sept. 17 meeting. According to village officials, the village received two donations of land from Petros Homes and Michael Lobalzo totaling approximately 13 acres on the southwest side of the intersection of Broadview and Hawkins roads. The proposed park would […]

Trustees hear of upcoming Heritage Corridor upgrades


At its Sept. 23 meeting, the Bath Board of Trustees heard from Administrator Vito Sinopoli about improvements coming to Bath’s Heritage Corridor. The planned improvements focus on the Wayside Exhibit located at 950 N. Cleveland-Massillon Road. Sinopoli explained the 7-acre property where the Wayside Exhibit is located was purchased in 2015 from North Fork Development and is adjacent to the […]

County Council OKs sewer service delinquencies


Summit County Council certified delinquent sewer service charges totaling $2.37 million to the County Fiscal Office on first reading during a short meeting Sept. 23. Mike Weant, executive director of Summit County Department of Sanitary Sewer Services, stated the number of properties with delinquent charges was 76 less this year than last year and significantly lower than in previous years. […]

Highland district receives ‘A’ grade on state report card


The Highland Local Schools Board of Education shared news of yet another overall A grade on the district’s 2018-19 state report card at the board’s meeting Sept. 23. Board President Dr. Norman Christopher said this is part of a trend of continued improvement in the district, which he attributes to holding staff, students and community members to high standards. He […]

APS board updated on graduation rates


DOWNTOWN AKRON — Akron Public Schools (APS) Board of Education members were presented with a graduation update on the Class of 2019 at the Sept. 23 meeting. The update was presented by Mark Black, the executive director of secondary schools, in conjunction with all nine of the district’s high school principals, Director of School Improvement Kenya Harrington, Program Manager Yvonne […]

Falls aiding Summit DD with relocation plan


CUYAHOGA FALLS — Cuyahoga Falls is helping accomplish a local agency’s long-range plan, which will bring additional payroll dollars into the community in 2021. At the Sept. 23 meeting, City Council unanimously approved entering into an economic development and lease agreement with the Summit County Developmental Disabilities (DD) Board, aiding the agency in its desire to house administrative and other […]

Council hears dispute over telecom towers


DOWNTOWN AKRON — Akron City Council held two public hearings Sept. 23 on the proposed construction of two telecommunications towers — one in Ward 3 and the other in Ward 7. One ordinance seeks a conditional use to construct a 100-foot telecommunications tower — which, according to the legislation, could extend to 120 feet at 1554 S. Hawkins Ave., which […]