2019-10-24

New Boston Mill Visitor Center opening


CVNP — The National Park Service (NPS) and Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park (Conservancy) invite the public to the grand opening of Boston Mill Visitor Center tomorrow, Oct. 25, at 10 a.m. The event culminates 10 years of work to create a new front door for Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP). Why did we pursue this project? As chief […]

Anna Marie Teodosio

10/24/2019 - West Side Leader

Anna Marie Teodosio peacefully entered into eternal life on October 16, 2019 while surrounded by her loving family. Anna was born to Mary and Giuseppe Tiano on February 5, 1928 in Derby, Connecticut. She grew up in Derby along with two sisters and eight brothers and attended Derby High School. Anna eventually met the love of her life, Alexander “Al” […]

LCCS students raise funds for hurricane victims in Bahamas

Education

HARTVILLE — Lake Center Christian School kindergarten students raised funds for the victims of Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas. School officials stated kindergarten teacher Sandy Amann told students about how Samaritan’s Purse is sending 22,000 meals per day to the Bahamas to help residents there, and students decided to do more. The students raised funds through a variety of activities, […]

Kent State at Stark to present Guitar Weekend

Entertainment & Lifestyle

JACKSON — Kent State University at Stark will present Guitar Weekend, a three-day festival for guitar enthusiasts, Oct. 31 to Nov. 2. Free and open to the public, the event is a celebration of all styles of guitar playing and features some of the most respected guitarists nationwide, according to event officials. Organized by Professor Erin Vaughn, lecturer of music […]

Home inspections 101

Real Estate & Home

After finding a home they like and coming to an agreement on a sale price with the seller, buyers can expect to add many items to their todo list. One of the first things to jot down on that list is scheduling a home inspection. Home inspections are a vital part of the home buying process. Such inspections can protect […]

Green boys golfers ‘continued to grow’ this season

Max Moldovan places second in state tournament

GREEN — Green High School boys golf head coach Greg Andrego said his team strove for constant improvement this season. “We were looking at our scores each time out and then trying to lower them from there,” he said. “As we did that, we continued to grow. We had one of our lowest scores of the year at sectionals and […]

DeLuca’s Pizza Pub opens in Green


GREEN — DeLuca’s Pizza Pub, located at 3700 Massillon Road, Suite 220, in the Shops of Green, celebrated its official opening with a ribboncutting ceremony Oct. 9 attended by Green Chamber of Commerce and City of Green officials, employees and friends, as shown above. The restaurant, owned by Eric and Claudia Griffin, pictured at center, offers unique New York-style wood-fired […]

County reaches tentative lawsuit settlement

New task force would steer funds to help with opioid epidemic

DOWNTOWN AKRON — Summit County Executive Ilene Shapiro announced at the Summit County Council meeting Oct. 21 “settlement agreements in principal” were reached in the early morning hours that day in the opioid lawsuit involving Summit and Cuyahoga counties. Shapiro stated the agreements involve drug maker Teva Pharmaceutical and drug distributors AmerisourceBergen, Cardinal Health and McKesson Corp. According to the […]

Coventry BOE considering insurance plans

Education

The Coventry Local Schools Board of Education (BOE) is contemplating health care options for district employees to keep the district’s fiscal future favorable. The agenda for the Oct. 16 regular board meeting was short, but a lengthy amount of time was spent listening to potential insurance options for the school district. Currently, the district is considering health care plan alternatives […]

Dorothy Bircher (Skala)

Dorothy Ann Bircher, 96, died on Sunday, October 13, at home where she lived with her daughter. Dorothy was born March 29, 1923, in Middlebranch, Ohio to the late Fred and Caroline Bircher. Dorothy’s calling in life was raising, educating, caring for, mentoring, and simply loving children. Predeceased by her son, David, killed in Vietnam in 1970, her son, John […]

Highland board updated on construction project

Education

The Highland Local Schools Board of Education was updated on the construction of the district’s new elementary school buildings at the board’s meeting Oct. 21. Rodwell King, of GPD Architects, said one thing that is planned is the widening of Wilbur Road in conjunction with the building of the new Granger Elementary School. He showed photos of the progress of […]

Lovely Somethings celebrates anniversary

Business

BATH — Lovely Somethings, a stationery boutique owned by Liz Scott, celebrated its five-year anniversary at 843 N. Cleveland-Massillon Road in Ghent Square Oct. 19 with cake, shown at right bottom, and fun fall activities. The business offers paper products that include custom-designed cards and invitations for a variety of occasions, stationary, gift tags, coasters, napkins, announcement cards and more. […]

Revere officials highlight student achievements

Education

Less than two months into the school year, students at Revere High School (RHS) are already achieving high levels of success in academics, athletics and the arts, according to Principal Phillip King. At the Revere Local Schools Board of Education meeting Oct. 15, King gave details on the many areas in which RHS students have achieved success. King introduced 14 […]

South Side Neighborhood Watch

Neighborhood Watch

COVENTRY: A North Turkeyfoot Road man reported Oct. 12 two chainsaws, a weed trimmer and power tools were stolen from a shed on his property. Summit County sheriff’s deputies patrolling North Turkeyfoot Road Oct. 13 stopped a driver for lane violations. As they approached the vehicle, they observed the driver place a jacket on his lap and begin spraying cologne […]

Springfield High earns three wins in derby events


SOUTH AKRON — Springfield High School teams won several awards after competing in the annual Gravity Racing Challenge STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) Team High School Competition, presented by The University of Akron College of Engineering, Oct. 10 at Derby Downs. Teams competed in the Super Stock and the High School Engineering Design Challenge divisions. The team, advised by […]

Strong acting featured in Weathervane play

Entertainment & Lifestyle

MERRIMAN VALLEY — Writing about murder mysteries, Agatha Christie (1896-1976) noted, “Suspicion should fall on each character in his or her turn.” That’s what happens in “And Then There Were None,” which is on stage at Weathervane Playhouse through Nov. 3. Christie wrote more than 70 detective novels, two autobiographies and three books of poems. Some say this was Christie’s […]

West Akron Track celebrates 20th anniversary

Sports

WEST AKRON — West Akron Track Club, a nonprofit AAU organization that serves athletes ages 3-19, is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. According to club officials, West Akron Track’s Shaun Crawford and Steele Wasick won the James E. Sullivan Award honoring the most outstanding athlete at the AAU National Meet. West Akron Track was recognized by the AAU National […]

West Side Neighborhood Watch

Neighborhood Watch

WEST AKRON: Police investigated the following burglary reports: Oct. 15 in the 1900 block of West Market Street; Oct. 17 in the 400 block of Grace Avenue and the 700 block of Hayden Avenue; and Oct. 21 in the 1-100 block of Menlo Park Drive. Police investigated the theft of a vehicle from outside a Peerless Avenue residence Oct. 12. […]