2019-11-14

Coventry girls tennis coach pleased with season’s results


COVENTRY — Coventry High School girls tennis head coach Tim Baugess said the 2019 season was a good one for his team. “The season went very well, with us competing in most matches and with most players getting better each week of competition,” the coach stated. “And we were very cohesive as a team. We depended on everybody on every […]

Cartoons: 11-14-19


       

Norton denies zoning permit for sober-living facility


NORTON — A public hearing on a conditional-use permit request by a sober-living facility drew a large audience and resulted in a lengthy Norton City Council meeting Nov. 11. The public hearing was scheduled to provide an opportunity for public comment on Norton Planning Commission’s approval of the conditional-use permit request by Safe Harbor to provide a sober-living facility for […]

Hoban football advances in playoffs


  AKRON — The Archbishop Hoban High School football team will continue its run for a fifth consecutive state title after defeating visiting Alliance High School 69-6 in the first round of Division II playoffs Nov. 8. The Knights (10-1) will play Mayfield High School (11-0) tomorrow, Nov. 15, at 7 p.m. at Nordonia High School’s Boliantz Stadium in the […]

Green boys cross country team ‘revitalized’ in 2019


GREEN — Green High School boys cross country head coach Jake Saylor said he was “really impressed by the effort the guys made” on this year’s team. “They made a huge turnaround from where they were at last year,” he said. “We got second place in the Federal League, which is a great accomplishment for us. The Federal League is […]

Unique play coming to Ohio Shakespeare Festival


Stephan Wolfert brings ‘Cry Havoc!’ to Akron DOWNTOWN AKRON — Compared to many, the life trajectory of actor, playwright and U.S. Army veteran Stephan Wolfert has been as dramatic as the arc of any William Shakespeare play. For the moment, that life is more comedy than tragedy, though at times that seemed a far less likely outcome. Ohio Shakespeare Festival […]

Copley resident acknowledges, thanks Humphrys for her efforts


To the editor: Thank you Helen [Humphrys]. I am sad today that you were not re-elected township trustee and that so few Copleyites bothered to vote…30 percent I have heard. I want to say thanks to you for your many years of service not only as a trustee but personally in every activity of the township and for working so […]

Stalled, after a sizzling start


On the Mark — By Craig Marks There are some thrilling scenes in the new movie “Ford v Ferrari” [see Page 18 for a movie review], but one that resonated the most with me was a quiet one. A young boy, the son of the character played by Christian Bale, is playing with his slot car racing set. It made […]

Green honors veterans, dedicates Witness Tree


GREEN — The City of Green Veterans Day event Nov. 11 honored all who have served in the U.S. military, including local veteran Ray Glinsky, who was honored for his service at the ceremony. Shown at the event, from left, are (in back) Glinsky and his wife, Edna, and (in front) guest speaker U.S. Army veteran Chad Schrack, who walked […]

Council reviewing capital projects, budget


GREEN — Green City Council is tasked to review the administration’s recommended capital improvement projects and budget for 2020 and approve them before 2019 ends. At the Nov. 12 regular Council meeting, two pieces of legislation were introduced for the adoption of the 2020 capital appropriations and the 2020 annual operating appropriations of the General Fund. Finance Committee Chairman and […]

Summit County death notices


Summit County Public Health has issued these death notices for Nov. 3-9, 2019: Elizabeth Sue Adams, 71, Tallmadge, died Nov. 4, 2019 Herman F. Andrews, 90, Reminderville, died Oct. 28, 2019 Lee Howard Ashbrook, 81, Akron, died Nov. 3, 2019 Georgia Ann Beasley, 76, Tallmadge, died Oct. 27, 2019 Will David Benson, 68, Green, died Nov. 7, 2019 Harriet Olivette […]

Highland boys golf team hits goals throughout season


GRANGER — Highland High School boys golf head coach Andrew Dutt said this year’s team was able to finish in a first-place tie with Kent Roosevelt High School in the league this season. “We had a new format in our league where instead of having duals, we had four 18-hole tournaments,” he said. “In those tournaments, we finished fourth at […]

Control wildlife to prevent home damage


Guest Editorial As winter quickly approaches, there is a variety of wildlife looking for a warm place to wait out the cold. The same creatures we consider cute and cuddly during the spring can become a nightmare if they nest in our home in the winter. Rodents are one of the most common types of nuisance wildlife we encounter in […]

West Side Neighborhood Watch


WEST AKRON: Police investigated the following burglary reports: Nov. 5 in the 1-100 block of South Rhodes Avenue, the 500 blocks of Noble Avenue and Crosby Street and the 800 block of Noah Avenue; Nov. 9 in the 500 block of Noble Avenue; Nov. 10 in the 1700 block of Merriman Road; and Nov. 11 in the 1-100 block of […]

South Side Neighborhood Watch

COVENTRY: A man reported Nov. 1 the rear window of his vehicle was broken while it was parked outside a South Arlington Road school between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. that day. On Nov. 2, an anonymous caller stated a South Turkeyfoot Road man had been assaulted. Summit County sheriff’s deputies went to the victim’s residence, and he stated he […]

Area residents put mark on Holiday Tree Festival


DOWNTOWN AKRON — The volunteers of Akron Children’s Hospital will host the 38th annual Holiday Tree Festival Nov. 23 through Dec. 1 at the John S. Knight Center, 77 E. Mill St. According to event officials, originally founded in 1982 as a way for families to celebrate the holiday season, the 2019 festival will feature more than 160 decorated trees, […]

Cuyahoga Falls celebrates local history


CUYAHOGA FALLS — Downtown Cuyahoga Falls traveled back in time Nov. 9 for its first Vintage Day: A Walk to Remember event that took place on Front Street and Portage Trail. The event, presented by the Downtown Cuyahoga Falls Partnership, was designed to celebrate local history and highlight unique shops in the area, according to event officials. It included a […]

Peninsula Council hires new fiscal officer


Also, Methodist Church trustees request sidewalk repair help PENINSULA — With the unanimous approval of Peninsula Village Council, a new fiscal officer officially is taking over the position’s designated job duties for the second time in 2019. At the Nov. 11 meeting, Council, with Councilman Richard Fisher Jr. absent, approved Mayor Doug Mayer’s appointment of Trevor Elkins, who comes with […]

Jockey Being Family Foundation helps adoptees, siblings


GREATER AKRON — As part of its support for adoption, the Jockey Being Family Foundation has offered to provide each adoptee and their siblings with a monogrammed backpack containing a teddy bear and blanket. Shown at right are a few children looking over their new backpacks. In addition, each family will receive a Parent Resource Tote with post-adoption resources. Court […]

‘Ford v Ferrari’ tale of racers driven to beat the best


Director James Mangold’s “Ford v Ferrari” is about more than Ford versus Ferrari, but that’s a good enough place to start. It is the mid-1960s, and the Ford Motor Co. is taking on the Italian automaking artisans of Ferrari in a battle for racing supremacy. Ford is the heavy underdog, in the odd position of David pitted against a plucky […]

South Side News & Notes

Positions on Green boards, commissions available GREEN — Applications for seats on several of the City of Green’s boards and commissions are now being accepted. City officials stated positions are available on the Board of Zoning Appeals, Planning and Zoning Commission, Design Review Board, Parks and Recreation Board, Audit Committee, Historical Preservation Commission and the Living Green Task Force. Officials […]

Divided Council OKs house demolition


A split Richfield Village Council approved at the Nov. 6 meeting tearing down a house on property bought by the village. Council approved the acquisition in September 2018 of two parcels, consisting of approximately 1.83 acres at 3871 Broadview Road, from the Dolores J. Heinle Trust. Village officials have discussed using the property to improve access to the Richfield Branch […]

Septic systems spur discussion in New Franklin


NEW FRANKLIN — The Nov. 6 New Franklin Council meeting featured an in-depth presentation on the topics of septic system maintenance, inspections and state-mandated changes in sewage rules. Julie Ries and Allie Rogalski, supervisors with the Summit County Public Health (SCPH) Water Quality Program, explained that in 2015, the state of Ohio formulated substantial revisions to water quality regulations that […]

Ready to Work offers women’s health initiatives

WEST AKRON — Ready To Work Services Inc., in collaboration with the Akron Alumnae Chapter of Delta Theta Sorority Inc. and the Kent Area Chapter of The Links Inc., and the Women of Wholeness United Baptist Church, presented breast and mental health initiatives Oct. 19 at the United Baptist Church’s Gus Johnson Community Center. The event offered visitors breast health […]

Manchester superintendent grateful for community support


To the editor: I want to thank the Manchester [Local] Schools community for the positive vote to help our students and their community with the passage of the bond issue to build a new high school, renovate the old high school as a pre[kindergarten] to grade five building and upgrade our extra-curricular facilities. It has been a long journey, but […]

Medina gymnasts excel at regionals


MEDINA — Medina Gymnastics Academy had four gymnasts represent Ohio at the Region 5 Xcel Championships. The top eight gymnasts at each level qualified to the State A Team, while the ninth through 16th finishers competed on the B Team. Qualifying to the Ohio A Team were Julianna Chonko and Madison Lee, and competing for the Ohio B Team were […]

ACESS recognizes STEM accomplishments


SOUTH AKRON — The Akron Council of Engineering and Scientific Societies (ACESS) will host its 72nd annual Honors & Awards Banquet recognizing the best in science and math and outstanding technical people today, Nov. 7, at Guy’s Party Center, located at 500 E. Waterloo Road. According to organization officials, ACESS is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit founded in 1946 and consisting of […]

Oswald Cos. hosts Day of Caring


RICHFIELD — Approximately 50 Oswald Cos. employees, shown above, spent the afternoon of Sept. 27 at Richfield Heritage Preserve (RHP) as part of Oswald’s Day of Caring program, started approximately 16 years ago as a way to reinforce the company’s core value of commitment to community. The day kicked off with lunch and remarks from Day of Caring Co-Chair Stephanie […]

West Side Real Estate & Home News & Notes


Tips on preparing for winter GREATER AKRON — BBB/Akron is offering tips to help homeowners safely prepare for another Northeast Ohio winter. Officials said heating and cooling costs are among the largest energy expenses in a typical home, making it crucial to maintain systems for efficiency and take steps to weatherize your home. These suggestions include: • Check the caulking, […]

Trustees working to get drainage repair project started


The Richfield Board of Trustees unanimously agreed Nov. 7 to send a final warning to a company that was supposed to start a project on Oviatt Road but had not by the time of the meeting. In June, trustees approved an estimate from J&J Enterprise Services Inc. of $8,720 to repair a drainage issue on Oviatt Road. Trustee Robert Luther […]

West Side News & Notes

Ceremony planned to celebrate Richfield Heritage Preserve dam project RICHFIELD — The completion of the Richfield Joint Recreation District’s lower lake dam project Phase I will be celebrated Nov. 23 at 2 p.m. at Richfield Heritage Preserve, located at 4374 Broadview Road. According to district officials, the lower lake dam restoration project used a unique armoring technique approved for the […]

Trustees OK temporary 2020 appropriations


The Granger Board of Trustees approved temporary appropriations for 2020 at the board’s meeting Nov. 11. According to township officials, the appropriations included $309,508 for the General Fund, $11,750 for the Motor Vehicle License Tax Fund, $135,200 for the Gas Tax Fund, $226,500 for the Road and Bridge Fund, $16,625 for the Cemetery Fund, $361,000 for the Fire Levies Fund, […]

Firestone CLC bringing ‘Hamlet,’ ‘The Revolutionists’ to life on stage


WEST AKRON — Students passionate about theater currently are putting in a great deal of time and effort to showcase their artistic abilities at performances taking place before 2019 ends. Young performers of The Akron School for the Arts at Firestone Community Learning Center (CLC) soon will take the stage for “Hamlet” and “The Revolutionists,” with the directors for both […]

West Side Health & Fitness News & Notes


New peer recovery network formed COLUMBUS — The Ohio Peer Recovery Organizations (OhioPRO) has launched a new statewide network for Ohio-based organizations and programs that provide peer recovery mental health and substance-use services and supports. According to OhioPRO officials, the organization uses a network of peer recovery support workers who been successful in their personal recovery. Peer supporters help others […]

Revere girls tennis coach says team had season of growth


BATH — Head coach Kathy Shisler said 2019 was a good season of growth for the Revere High School girls tennis program. “It was a building season for the team as we had three returning letterwomen and seven new varsity players,” she said. “Also, since school started after Labor Day this year, the girls had one month of matches and […]

Cartoon: 11-15-19