2019-10-17

Two roads added to Copley paving program


COPLEY — Two roads originally planned for asphalt paving this year, but later removed, have been placed back on Copley’s paving list. Rothrock Loop and Springside Connector had each been part of the township service department’s 2019 road paving program. Trustees, however, asked if the cost of paving these roadways could be diverted in order to pave more residential streets. […]

Falls Council mulling police, park rule changes

Also, new playground equipment in works for two schools

CUYAHOGA FALLS — Cuyahoga Falls City Council is contemplating amendments to two sections of the codified ordinances. At a brief regular meeting Oct. 14, two new pieces of legislation were introduced to revise parts of the ordinances relating to special police and park rules and regulations. If approved by Council, new text would be added to the section on special […]

ADM Board seeking levy renewal


SUMMIT COUNTY — Voters in Summit County are being asked to support Issue 14, a renewal of the Summit County Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services (ADM) Board levy, on the Nov. 5 General Election ballot. ADM Executive Director Jerry Craig stated the six-year, 2.95-mill levy raised $34 million in 2018, which represents 78 percent of the agency’s operating […]

County charter amendments on ballot


SUMMIT COUNTY — Voters in Summit County will see three proposed amendments to the county charter — Issues 15-17 — on the Nov. 5 General Election ballot. The charter, first approved by voters in November 1979, requires five-year reviews, with proposed amendments placed on the ballot requiring a minimum of two-thirds approval by voters in order for them to be […]

Fostering Independence helping students lacking parental support


BATH — A Bath woman grateful for her lot in life is working to help those who are not so lucky. Cecilia O’Donnell, a mother of five, said she learned of a need to help youth emancipating from foster care by a friend who volunteers for RAHAB Ministries, located in Fairlawn. “That put a spark in my head,” she said. […]

Coventry Fire secures grant for gear


Grant funding is being awarded to the Coventry Fire Department for the purchase of firefighting gear and an exhaust extractor, which would be placed in the equipment bay of the station to capture exhaust fumes emitted by vehicles. At the Oct. 10 meeting, the Coventry Board of Trustees voted to accept the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Assistance to Firefighters […]

Norton district OKs TIF agreement


During the Oct. 14 meeting, the Norton City Schools Board of Education unanimously approved a resolution outlining a compensation agreement and tax increment financing (TIF) ordinance with the City of Norton and Clinton Aluminum Distribution Inc. According to the ordinance, Clinton Aluminum officials asked the city to provide a 100 percent exemption from property taxes for 15 years to make […]

Manchester officials asking for bond issue approval


During the Oct. 15 Manchester Local Schools Board of Education meeting, district officials stressed the importance of the passage of Issue 8 on the Nov. 5 General Election ballot. According to district officials, the 36-year, 8.28-mill bond issue would generate $34 million for the district. With these funds, the district plans to build a new high school to house grades […]

Fire replacement levy, charter changes on ballot in New Franklin


NEW FRANKLIN — Officials in New Franklin are seeking to slightly increase funds for the fire department, streamline the hiring process and clarify language in the charter — all to continue effectiveness in city operations. The city intends to keep providing services, smoothly and sufficiently, through the passage of a fire replacement levy and a few proposed charter changes appearing […]

Green voters to weigh proposed charter changes


GREEN — Along with electing a law director for the first time, City of Green residents will also vote on 13 proposed charter amendments appearing as Issues 23-35 on the Nov. 5 General Election ballot. A portion of the proposed charter changes address the position of law director, since voters approved in November 2018 Issue 14, making the law director […]

Springfield continuing lake study


SPRINGFIELD — Springfield officials are continuing efforts to oversee the health of Springfield Lake. At the Oct. 10 Board of Trustees meeting, West Park Way resident David Dies asked township officials if the Springfield Lake Task Force could report on its efforts at board meetings. The task force, created Sept. 12, is chaired by Michele Moyer and includes Trustee Deborah […]

Springfield BOE welcomes new member


Former Lakemore Village Council member Chad Lance sworn in at meeting SPRINGFIELD — The Springfield Local Schools Board of Education (BOE) has a new member in place, but the individual is not novice at representing the Springfield/Lakemore community as part of a governing body. Following a lengthy public hearing held during the Oct. 15 regular meeting, the board unanimously approved […]

Revere takes down rival Copley in league game


RICHFIELD — Revere High School’s football team defeated Suburban League American Conference rival Copley High School 20-12 Oct. 11 at home. Two interceptions in the fourth quarter helped propel Revere (4-3) to the win. Shown at near right is Copley running back Rhett Van Voorhis (No. 4), who had nine catches for 109 yards. Shown below is Copley receiver Antoine […]

KAZ Company helping clients with Medicare plans


INDEPENDENCE — The KAZ Company is an independent insurance agency that focuses on Medicare insurance plans for groups and individuals mainly in Northeast Ohio. The main office is located at 4807 Rockside Road in Independence. Sharon Honroth, an independent, licensed life and health insurance agent with KAZ Company, lives in the Montrose area and said she can meet clients who […]

Norton district OKs TIF agreement


During the Oct. 14 meeting, the Norton City Schools Board of Education unanimously approved a resolution outlining a compensation agreement and tax increment financing (TIF) ordinance with the City of Norton and Clinton Aluminum Distribution Inc. According to the ordinance, Clinton Aluminum officials asked the City of Norton to provide a 100 percent exemption from property taxes for 15 years […]

Sharon board follows up on intersection concerns


Among several issues addressed at the Oct. 8 Sharon Township Board of Trustees meeting were concerns previously discussed regarding two intersections in Sharon — Ridge and Fixler roads, and State and Sharon-Copley roads. Township officials said at a previous meeting they would contact the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) about the possibility of adding flashing lights to the stop signs […]

Granger officials informed of levy details


Granger officials and residents heard from a representative of the Medina County Board of Developmental Disabilities (MCBDD) regarding a levy on the Nov. 5 ballot at the Oct. 14 Granger Board of Trustees meeting. Issue 12 is a renewal of the MCBDD’s current 10-year, 1.12-mill levy. MCBDD Assistant Superintendent Annie Finnerty said the levy will help the MCBDD continue the […]

Trustees discuss trash-hauling contract


The Boston Township Board of Trustees discussed the upcoming trash-hauling contract at the Oct. 9 meeting. Fiscal Officer Catherine Anson said the contract was put out for bid, with a deadline of Oct. 23. In February, trustees approved a one-year extension with Kimble Cos. 2-1, with Trustee Amy Anderson voting against the extension. The monthly cost was raised to $18.60 […]

Peninsula mayor reluctantly signs police contract


A threat of legal action from a Peninsula Village Councilman over the lack of a signature on a police contract highlighted the Oct. 14 Council meeting. Mayor Doug Mayer said he had a discussion with Fiscal Officer Deborah Wordell about the three-year police protection agreement with Boston Township. Mayer said Boston officials were offered three contracts but they refused all […]