Ohio Department of Transportation Summit County weekly construction update

WEEK OF JULY 19 AKRON, Ohio – The following construction projects are anticipated to affect highways in Summit County next week. All outlined work is weather permitting.      State Route 8 project State Route 8 reconstruction in Cuyahoga Falls, Stow, Hudson & Boston Heights – complete pavement replacement on State Route 8 between Graham Rd. and State Route 303. […]

2021 Mosquito Spray Schedule Week of July 19, 2021

Monday July 19 SW Akron Tuesday July 20 S Akron Wednesday July 21 SW Stow/ E Silver Lake/ N Munroe Falls Thursday July 22 N Macedonia/ W Twinsburg Spraying will begin at approximately 8:30 p.m. and continue until completed. In the event of bad weather, the spray schedule may be modified. An updated schedule will be available by noon on […]

Procession prays for government, states

DOWNTOWN AKRON — A Eucharistic procession with a praying of the Patriotic Rosary took place July 3 from St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church to St. Bernard Catholic Church in Downtown Akron. Organized by the Legion of Mary, Our Lady of Humility Praesidium, the procession, pictured above, was led by priests from St. Bernard and St. Vincent, as well as […]

Robert Ira Leib

Robert Ira Leib, age 90 passed away at Sunrise of Cuyahoga Falls where he has resided for 5 years, on Oct. 3, 2020. Bob was born in Cheyenne, Wyoming on July 17, 1930 to Perry & Margarite Leib. He moved to Wellsville, KS where he graduated from Wellsville High School. He went on to graduate from Kansas University with a […]

Hunger Walks raise funds for foodbank

FAIRLAWN — The 12th Hunger Walk drive-thru at the Unitarian Universalist Church, located at 3300 Morewood Road, and the seventh walk in North Canton collected a total of $33,403, according to event organizers Akron Area Interfaith Council. A check for the amount was presented June 21 to Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank CEO and President Dan Flowers, with event and Foodbank officials […]

Akron Council hears North Main Street improvement plans

DOWNTOWN AKRON — The City of Akron is in the design phase of an approximately $43.9 million construction project to improve North Main Street from the All-American Bridge north to North Howard Street. During the July 12 Akron City Council meeting, members approved the application for the U.S. Department of Transportation for a Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity […]

Bath trustees adopt 2022 budget

BATH — The Bath Township Board of Trustees adopted the township’s 2022 budget of $13.7 million at the board’s July 6 meeting after hearing department head reports. Township Administrator Vito Sinopoli presented details of the $2.9 million General Fund budget, noting property valuations remain stable, indicating that tax revenue should remain consistent. He warned that new and replacement levies would […]

Tiger wants home

WADSWORTH — Tiger is a 10-year-old large and friendly feline with beautiful long fur who purrs nonstop. He is “very laid back” and spends most of the day sleeping. He is diabetic but on medication and eating healthy food. He also gets along with other cats. To adopt Tiger, call or text 330-607-4716 or email maggiesmissionrescue@gmail.com. This information was provided […]

Senior couple hoping for retirement

CUYAHOGA FALLS — Heidi and Kitty are a senior couple looking for a quiet indoor home to retire to after their owners died. Heidi is outgoing and enjoys being petted, while Kitty, a male tabby, is shy and scared and looks to his mate for comfort and safety. The couple needs a home together with someone who is happy to […]

Buster looking for comfort

WEST AKRON — Buster, a 3-year-old lovable boy, is seeking a comfy home. He is quiet and curious and prefers to snuggle and stay close to his person. He also enjoys exploring, hiking and checking things out and is a “very good boy” in the car. However, he has not figured out how to play nice with other dogs, as […]

St. Sebastian Parish Foundation funds walkways repairs

WEST AKRON — St. Sebastian Parish Foundation officials announced the “Chalk the Walk” campaign raised $15,000 from 67 donors to restore the historic sandstone walkways around the parish school that date back to the late 1920s. The fundraising effort kicked off Dec. 1, 2020. The school’s students helped by decorating the sandstone walkways with messages written in chalk, as shown […]

Council approves charter changes

RICHFIELD — Richfield Village Council approved a resolution authorizing nonsubstantive typographical and gender-neutral corrections to the village charter at its July 6 meeting. Councilwoman Sue Ann Philippbar had shared with Council in a past meeting the changes she had made to the charter, which were changing male terms to gender neutral terms. Voters approved Issue 30 last November with 67 […]

Norton Schools board approves employee raises

NORTON — The Norton City Schools and the district’s non-teaching employees have reached a new three-year contract following several years of one-year contracts with Local 167 of the Ohio Association of Public School Employees (OAPSE). District Treasurer Stephanie Hagenbush explained that, by law, the treasurer cannot certify a contract that would put the district “in the red” and in prior […]

Akron selects Steve Mylett as new police chief

DOWNTOWN AKRON — Akron Mayor Dan Horrigan has appointed Steve Mylett as the new chief of the Akron Police Department (APD). Mylett, the former Bellevue, Wash., police chief with 32 years of law enforcement experience, will begin the position Aug. 9. He will lead a department of 447 officers, including three subdivisions, and manage an annual budget of approximately $70 […]

Falls Council moves forward on boardwalk project

CUAYHOGA FALLS — Cuyahoga Falls Council voted July 12 to initiate the transformation of the downtown boardwalk. The work begins with Council approving a contract with Brandstetter Carroll Inc., an architecture and engineering firm that will perform public engagement and preliminary services to revamp the boardwalk along the Cuyahoga Falls River. Council President Mike Brillhart (D-Ward 5) said the existing […]

APS students getting online learning option

DOWNTOWN AKRON — Akron Public Schools (APS) Assistant Superintendent and Chief Academic Office Ellen McWilliams-Woods announced at the July 12 Board of Education meeting the district will allow students to continue remote learning this fall via APS Online. The virtual program, which was in place before the pandemic began, has expanded during the last two school years and APS is […]

Siblings seeking forever family

TWINSBURG — Blueberry and Blackberry are 7-year-old feline siblings that have lived together their whole lives and must be adopted as a pair. They may take some time to warm up to people, but once they do they are lovebugs. Contact the HSSC adoption counselors at 234-212-9843 to learn more and to schedule an adoption appointment. HSSC is located at […]

West Side Business News & Notes

Lanning’s reopening with new look BATH — Dean and Bethany Martin acquired Lanning’s Steakhouse in December and have been working to update the 50-year-old restaurant. “The restrooms, entryway and bar were all in need of a refresh,” said interior designer Alexa Palmer. “We were intentional about keeping that classic Lanning’s charm while incorporating modernized touches.” These changes include a custom […]

Buffy needs adult family

BATH — Buffy is a 1-year-old Bichon Frise-Shih Tzu mix. This sweet, loving boy requires an adult home. He is completely vetted and ready for his forever home. To meet and or adopt him, call Haven For Pets at 330-310-1322. For more about the organization, visit www.havenforpets.org. This information was provided by Haven for Pets.

Western Reserve Native Daughters celebrate father/daughter bond

WINDSOR — The Western Reserve Native Daughters Father/Daughter Banquet, held at Camp Whitewood, celebrated the father daughter bond and acknowledged retiring daughters, which this year included Luci Kenneweg, Jackelyn Kloss, Amelia Kloss, Emily Bamberger, Lily Obert and Mina Karas. The fathers and daughters, with some shown above, enjoyed hiking, archery, fishing, rifles, crafts and boating. The mission of the Western […]

West Side News & Notes

Akron receives grant from the NLC to help residents DOWNTOWN AKRON — The City of Akron has been selected to participate in the Equitable Economic Mobility Initiative (EEMI). According to city officials, the EEMI is a 15-month technical assistance and grant project led by the National League of Cities (NLC) aimed at boosting economic mobility for residents while addressing long-standing […]

West Side Neighborhood Watch

WEST AKRON: Police were called to the South Hawkins Avenue and Morse Street intersection July 3. Witnesses reported a woman exited a vehicle and began walking on Morse Street when the driver ran over her, then veered into a wooded area. The driver reportedly ran over the woman three more times until the vehicle struck a tree. The Canton woman […]

Falls Fire Department leaders selected

CUYAHOGA FALLS — Pictured at right, from left, are Chris Martin, who has been selected to serve as the 16th Cuyahoga Falls fire chief, and Jack Breese, who will serve as assistant fire chief. According to city officials, Martin has over two decades of service in the department, working in numerous capacities, including leadership roles and in duties ranging from […]

Deputies monitoring new four-way stop

GRANGER — Granger Township officials reviewed the recently added four-way stop sign at the intersection of State Road and Coddingville Road during the Board of Trustees regular meeting July 12. The board had previously adopted a resolution to have the additional stop signs placed at the intersection due to a high amount of traffic accidents there. Trustee Richard Pace noted […]

Summit County death notices

Summit County Public Health has issued these death notices for the week of June 6-12, 2021 (continued from last week): Edward Lloyd Thomas, Ellet, 92, died May 31, 2021 Michael David Westerfeld, Bath, 74, died June 8, 2021 Michael Kenneth Winkler, Akron, 40, died June 3, 2021 Theresa A. Winters, Akron, 77, died June 6, 2021 Stephen Wolosinczuk, Akron, 69, […]

South Side Neighborhood Watch

COVENTRY: Summit County Sheriff’s Office deputies reviewed video surveillance from a Manchester Road business June 10 to identify a man who broke in, looked in the cash register and rifled a cabinet under the cash drawer. A South Bender Avenue woman reported June 11 she saw a person in a blue car put mail into her mailbox and determined it […]

Canton Fine Arts Associates installs officers

CANTON — Canton Fine Arts Associates recently installed its newly elected officers, shown above from left: Bobbie Bergman, president; Sue Wise, first vice president; Donna Gilhousen, substitute for Chris Jarrard, second vice president; Ann Dixon, secretary; Carol Hahn, treasurer; and Hannah Jolly, assistant treasurer. The luncheon installation ceremony included color-coded flowers with symbolic meaning. Canton Fine Arts Associates is a […]

Coventry trustees approve levies for ballot

COVENTRY — Coventry Township voters will see three five-year replacement levies on the Nov. 2 General Election ballot following the Board of Trustees’ approval at the July 8 meeting. The levies include a replacement of the township’s existing 4-mill policing levy, with an increase of 1 mill; a replacement of the existing 2.5-mill road levy; and a replacement of the […]

Green City Council hears details of proposed apartments project

GREEN — A proposed 250 market-rate apartment units project could be constructed at 1541 E. Turkeyfoot Lake Road if Green City Council approves the rezoning of the property for the project next month. During the July 13 Green City Council meeting, a public hearing was held regarding the rezoning of approximately 25 acres. The rezoning would include approximately 8 acres […]

New Franklin rebidding a portion of paving program

NEW FRANKLIN — After adding several roads to its 2021 road paving contract with Northstar Asphalt over the past two meetings, New Franklin City Council made a slight legislative detour at its July 7 meeting. At its June 2 meeting, Council approved a $105,193 contract with Northstar Asphalt to add more roadways to the city’s 2021 road paving schedule in […]

SLACT members fill Springfield board meeting

LAKEMORE — More than 100 members of the Springfield Local Association of Classroom Teachers (SLACT) — all wearing red Spartan shirts — walked into the July 13 Springfield Local Schools Board of Education meeting as contract negotiations between the union and district continue.The contract expires Aug. 20. Members had attended last month’s meeting too, but this time social studies teacher […]

Springfield trustees respond to nuisance abatement

SPRINGFIELD — The Springfield Township Board of Trustees continued to focus on nuisance abatement, using existing codes in an attempt to make the community safer and more aesthetically pleasing. Trustee Dean Young stated a property found in violation of township code initiates the process for nuisance abatement, which is a legal procedure to correct a nuisance. The process begins by […]