Ohio Department of Transportation District 4 (Summit County) weekly construction report:

WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 13 AKRON, Ohio (Thursday, September 9, 2021) – The following construction projects are anticipated to affect highways in Summit County next week. All outlined work is weather permitting.      Interstate 77 slide repair Interstate 77 slide repair, Richfield Township NEW IMPACT – Beginning on Monday, September 13, I-77 southbound just south of Brecksville Rd. will have […]

Ohio Department of Transportation District 3 (Medina County) weekly construction report:

Week of September 13, 2021 MEDINA COUNTY (Thursday, September 9, 2021) – The following construction projects are anticipated to affect highways in Medina County next week. All outlined work is weather permitting. State Route 3 northbound closure – NEW IMPACTS – State Route 3, between Fenn Road and Hamilton Road, is open to bi-directional traffic as of Saturday, September 4. CONTINUING IMPACTS […]

Summit County Executive’s Office advisory: Summit County announces redistricting meetings

SUMMIT COUNTY — The Summit County Nonpartisan Independent Council Fair Districting Commission will hold its first meeting on Tuesday, September 14, 2021 at 6 p.m. in County Council Chambers. This meeting is open to the public. The commission’s meetings will occur weekly, at that same time and location. The meeting schedule will be posted on County Council’s website. The commission […]

Lakemore Village Council OKs routine business

LAKEMORE — During the Sept. 7 Lakemore Village Council meeting, members approved five routine pieces of legislation. The legislation approved includes: • accepting the amounts and rates and authorizing the necessary tax levies and certifying them to the Summit County Fiscal Officer. Village Administrator Tracy Sayers said the village does this each year; • accepting a proposal from Poly-Tech Associates […]

New Franklin City Council approves police union contract

NEW FRANKLIN — New Franklin City Council and the New Franklin Ohio Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association Patrol/Corporal/Sergeant and Lieutenant Units have reached a three-year collective bargaining agreement that mirrors the last union contract. “We really worked together as a team,” said Councilman Jim Cotts (Ward 1) of the agreement prior to Council’s approval Sept. 1. Mayor Paul Adamson said the contract, […]

Green Fire hosting open house at Station 3

GREEN — An open house to celebrate one year of service for Green Fire Station 3, located at 3795 Mayfair Road, will take place Sept. 18 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The new facility, pictured above, opened for service last September, but no events were held due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The event will feature firemedics extricating a dummy […]

South Side Neighborhood Watch

COVENTRY: A Killian Road woman reported someone entered her open garage Aug. 3 between 4 and 5:30 a.m. and stole money, earphones and baby supplies from an unlocked vehicle. On Aug. 4, Summit County Sheriff’s Office deputies investigated the theft of a motor vehicle from a driveway on Eastern Road. A Redcrest Lane man reported a lock was removed from […]

Green resident scores albatross at Raintree

GREEN — Green resident Chris Kirkpatrick scored an albatross on the 15th hole at Raintree Golf and Events Center Aug. 31 during his Tuesday league play. Shown at right is Kirkpatrick and his son Silas at Raintree. Chip Westfall, secretary for the Tuesday league, said the 15th hole is a par 5 playing 498 yards from the white tees. He […]

West Side News & Notes

SCPH offering free COVID-19 home tests WEST AKRON— Summit County Public Health (SCPH) is now offering free BinaxNOW COVID-19 home tests to Summit County residents. The tests can be picked up, with no appointments necessary, Mondays through Fridays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at SCPH’s vital statistics window located at 1867 W. Market St. According to SCPH officials, the […]



Bath road, bridge levy on November ballot

BATH — Bath residents will be asked to vote on a 2-mill road and bridge levy on the Nov. 2 General Election ballot that township officials say will determine the condition of roads for years to come. Township officials said the 2-mill levy combines the renewal of the current 1.4-mill road and bridge levy with a 0.6-mill increase that, if […]

West Side Neighborhood Watch

WEST AKRON: Police responded to a disturbance at a Horizon Drive residence Aug. 27, when a woman reported she went to the apartment, found her boyfriend in bed with a woman and a fight ensued. The second woman stated she was in bed with her boyfriend when a strange woman burst in and attacked her. Also on Aug. 27, police […]

David “Dave” Dickson

David “Dave” Dickson, born in Akron, Ohio on March 12, 1935, son of the late Mabel (Keagy) and James Dickson, and brother to the late Loretta “Jean” Dickson, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, grace and love, on Sunday, August 29, 2021. He spent the last eight months living with family in Arlington, Virginia where he could see the Potomac […]

Copley trustees discuss dispatching costs

COPLEY — Copley Township could be paying more than its fair share for safety services dispatching service, according to at least one trustee. At the Aug. 31 Copley Board of Trustees meeting, Trustee Jim Schulte introduced a proposal to change the cost-sharing formula for the Southwest Summit Communications (SWSCOM) safety service dispatching used by Copley and Springfield townships and the […]

Elms edges Coventry in close tennis match

BATH — In a close match, shown below, Our Lady of the Elms tennis team defeated Coventry High School 3-2 Sept. 4 at the Elms Athletic Complex, located on Ira Road. Pictured above, is Elms sophomore Leah Clark returning a volley during an opening set. Shown at right, is Coventry junior Jada Watson competing during the match. The Elms will […]

Upcoming sporting events

Golf • Monday, Sept. 13: Norton and Woodridge (boys), 3:45 p.m., Brookledge Golf Course • Tuesday, Sept. 14: STVM and Cuyahoga Falls (girls), 3:45 p.m., Mud Run Golf Course • Thursday, Sept. 16: Elms and Lake (girls), 3:30 p.m., Mud Run Golf Course Tennis • Monday, Sept. 13: Kenston and Walsh, 4 p.m., Walsh Tennis Courts • Tuesday, Sept. 14: […]

TAA & Associates safeguards investments

GREEN — Among retirement planners, Green-based TAA & Associates is the safe bet for clients, according to company Vice President Becky Adams. “We are different in that we only deal with safe money products,” Adams said. “We don’t deal with any risk products in that our products are only linked to the [stock] market so that our clients only participate […]

Summit County death notices

Summit County Public Health has issued these death notices for the week of Aug. 1-7, 2021 (continued from last week): Charles DeNoto, Sagamore Hills, 91, died July 25, 2021 Sherry Renee Kidder, Akron, 50, died July 4, 2021 Agnes Katherine King, Fairlawn, 89, died July 27, 2021 John E. Klepach, Richfield, 91, died July 23, 2021 Paul David Kovach, Akron, […]

Calamity days hot topic at Springfield BOE work session

LAKEMORE — Following a week of unseasonably warm days, the topic of calamity days related to heat topped the agenda at a Springfield Local Schools Board of Education (BOE) work session Aug. 31. Superintendent Chuck Sincere said that while snow- and ice-related calamity days are generally subjective decisions based on changing criteria such as road conditions, the district uses more […]

Events planned for North American First People’s Day

WEST AKRON — The Portage Path Collaborative is planning several events to mark North American First People’s Day this year after the COVID-19 pandemic required events to take place virtually last year. In 2018, Akron City Council declared the first Monday in October as North American First People’s Day, a day to honor Indian history, life and culture. Summit County […]

Art world goes under microscope in ‘The Lost Leonardo’

DOWNTOWN AKRON — “The Lost Leonardo” is a documentary that paints a vivid picture of how the art world is intertwined with the sometimes shady world of finance. The film tells the story of the painting “Salvator Mundi,” a depiction of Jesus that may or may not have been painted by Leonardo da Vinci. Whether the painting is a legit […]

South Side News & Notes

Green Schools’ future facilities and education discussion planned GREEN — Green Local Schools’ officials will host a community discussion on Future Facilities and Education Sept. 15 at 7 p.m. in the auditorium at Green High School, 1474 Boettler Road. This event will be used to launch the facility master plan development process, an outcome of the most recent strategic plan, […]

Summit County Public Health advisory:

SCPH Will Offer $100.00 Gift cards for 1st doses on Wednesday, September 8th [Akron, OH] – Summit County Public Health will offer $100.00 gift cards for those receiving their 1st doses of COVID-19 vaccine while supplies last at our drive thru clinic on Wednesday, September 8, 2021 at 1867 W. Market St. Akron, Ohio 43313. The drive thru clinic will […]