ODOT District 4 (Medina County) weekly construction update

Week of October 10, 2022 MEDINA COUNTY (Thursday, October 6, 2022) – The following construction projects are anticipated to affect highways in Medina County next week. All outlined work is weather permitting. State Route 57 roundabout and bridge replacement – State Route 57, between Wall Road and Greenwich Road, is closed to construct the roundabout at the SR 57/Seville Road […]

Health notes

COPLEY — The Prostate Cancer Support and Education Group will meet Oct. 12 at 6 p.m. at Stewart’s Caring Place, 3501 Ridge Park Drive. The speaker is Dr. Jayram Krishnan, a urologist with Cleveland Clinic Akron General. For more information, contact Al Barracato at 330-858-4316 or Stewart’s Caring Place at 330-836-1772. DOWNTOWN AKRON — The Ohio Department of Mental Health […]

People on the move

Charles Brown, deputy mayor for the City of Akron Public Safety Department, has retired from the City of Akron after more than 36 years of service. Brown became deputy mayor in 2016. Previously, he served as assistant chief in the Akron Police Department. He has a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Ashland University and is a graduate of the […]

APS clarifies teacher training

DOWNTOWN AKRON — Akron Public Schools Superintendent Christine Fowler-Mack addressed elementary-school teachers’ concerns at the Sept. 26 Board of Education meeting. Fowler-Mack has been meeting with educators to discuss concerns raised at the Sept. 12 meeting that they do not have adequate time to complete the annual training and development programs required by the state, which includes kindergarten through third-grade […]

Sports Events

Volleyball • Tuesday, Oct. 11, 6:30 p.m.: Field vs. Norton at Norton High School • Tuesday, Oct. 11, 6:30 p.m.: Fairless vs. Manchester at Manchester High School • Wednesday, Oct. 12, 7 p.m.: Green vs. Coventry at Coventry High School • Saturday, Oct. 15, 11:30 a.m.: Cardinal Mooney vs. Hoban at Barry Gym Soccer • Monday, Oct. 10, 5 p.m.: […]

Young Springfield boys soccer team gaining experience

LAKEMORE — The Springfield High School boys soccer team was defeated 6-0 by Cloverleaf High School Oct. 4, which was also senior night. The team finished the regular season with a 2-11 record, but coach Mario Mattioli said the team’s record does not show how the season is going overall. “We are a young team and still learning how to […]

Coventry Schools hear energy audit details

COVENTRY — The Coventry Local Schools Board of Education learned the results of an energy audit from Treasurer Lisa Blough during a special meeting Sept. 28. According to Blough, the Ohio Schools Council (OSC) began a review of the district’s FirstEnergy electricity bills last fall. Blough said the purpose of the audit was to find potential errors in the billing […]

Lakemore seeking tree, sidewalk grants

LAKEMORE — Lakemore Village is seeking Akron Metropolitan Area Transportation Study (AMATS) funding for a 2022 Tree Canopy Restoration Grant and a sidewalk planning study related to the “Living In Lakemore” initiative. Lakemore Village Council approved application for the grants at it Oct. 3 regular meeting. According to village officials, the $40,000 tree canopy grant request will be used for […]

Home upgrades to improve indoor air quality

When most people think about air quality, they’re typically thinking about outdoor pollution. However, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the air inside your home can be as polluted, or even more so, than the air outside. The concentrations of some indoor pollutants can be as much as two to five times higher than typical outdoor concentrations. The […]

Creating chef-inspired kitchens for your home

(NAPSI) — Cooking like a professional doesn’t have to mean a kitchen full of expensive gadgets, but you do want one where prepping, cooking and cleaning is seamless and comfortable. That requires considering design details that enhance the workflow. Consider these helpful hints: • Smart storage: Items that are used frequently should be kept together and conveniently at hand. Use […]

Turn your basement into more living space

(NAPSI) — Look up “basement” in the dictionary and you’ll see cellar, vault — even crypt. But with a little effort and some design flair you can make your basement come alive and reclaim valuable living space. Create the workout room you always wanted, a dramatic home theater or a spacious office, playroom or craft area. If you can re-imagine […]

West Side News & Notes

Akron accepting applications  for Citizen Oversight Board AKRON — Applications for the newly created City of Akron Citizen Oversight Board are now being accepted until Oct. 31. According to city officials, the creation of the board, approved by City Council Sept. 26, will include 11 members, with six to be appointed by the mayor with the consent of Council and […]

Technology can help seniors age in place more easily

(StatePoint) By 2030, almost a quarter of the American population will be over the age of 65, up from 16% in 2020, creating a situation that’s going to drive greater demand and greater pressure on the care industry. In addition to a larger workforce and more financial resources, new technologies also have the potential to help solve the problems created […]

Akron short-term rentals under review

DOWNTOWN AKRON — Akron is looking to create procedures for the registration, regulation, fees and enforcement of short-term rentals in the city. During the Oct. 3 Akron City Council meeting, city officials presented details about the proposed regulations and requirements for short-term rentals. Strategic Advisor to the Mayor Emily Collins said the legislation, originally introduced in July, has been amended […]

County gets ‘good’ COVID-19 news

DOWNTOWN AKRON — COVID-19 cases continue to drop in Summit County, according to Summit County Public Health Commissioner Donna Skoda. Speaking at the Oct. 3 Summit County Council meeting, Skoda said the disease is now endemic rather than pandemic, meaning it is still around but not causing as significant disruption in the community. “The case numbers dropped to 95 per […]

Falls Council approves Parks improvements

CUYAHOGA FALLS — Cuyahoga Falls City Council approved legislation Sept. 26 that will add splash pads at two city parks and new play equipment at a third park. The Parks and Recreation Board will enter into contracts with Rain Drop Products LLC to purchase and have installed splash pads at Quirk Cultural Center and Indian Mountain Park and with GameTime […]

Revere Schools approves graduation venue change

BATH — The Revere Local Schools Board of Education approved a venue change Sept. 20 for the 2023 Revere High School (RHS) graduation ceremony. Senior Class President Merit Wagstaff, Vice-President Abby DiSalvo, Secretary Lauren Weil and Treasurer Ryan Uher presented on the event moving from Blossom Music Center, where the graduation ceremony was held the past two years, with a […]

West Side Neighborhood Watch

WEST AKRON: Employees called the police to a West Market Street bar Sept. 24 after an intoxicated man who had been banned from the business created a disturbance and refused to leave. Police located the man walking on the street and arrested him for disorderly conduct and trespassing and took him to the Summit County Jail for possession of cocaine […]

South Side Neighborhood Watch

COVENTRY: Summit County Sheriff’s Office deputies investigated the thefts of catalytic converters from vehicles Sept. 20 at an East Pace Avenue home and Sept. 26 at a South Vionna Drive. A State Mill Road woman reported Sept. 23 she mailed a check from her mailbox in August and someone stole it and altered, forged and cashed it. Also on Sept. […]

Sharon to get new fire vehicle

SHARON — The Sharon Board of Trustees approved the replacement of a squad vehicle for the Sharon Township Fire Department Sept. 27. Assistant Fire Chief Mike Stanec said the total delivery cost of the squad vehicle, which is used to carry tools and equipment for heavy rescues, from Penn Care at the moment is $353,013. Stanec said the build time […]

South Side Senior News & Notes

Daily multivitamins may slow cognitive aging for older adults CANTON — A three-year study of more than 2,200 older adults by the Alzheimer’s Association found that daily multivitamin and mineral supplementation resulted in a statistically significant cognitive benefit. “This is the first positive, large-scale, long-term study to show that multivitamin-mineral supplementation for older adults may slow cognitive aging,” said Maria […]

Decorating trends: Elegant electric upgrades

(NAPS) — Most American homeowners are likely accustomed to standard, builder-grade wall plates and lighting controls in their space. However, according to a Harris Poll commissioned by the Collections by Legrand, 82% of homeowners believe there are more stylish lighting control options than what came installed in their home. In fact, discerning homeowners have many ways to enhance and personalize […]

Fairlawn promotes officer to lieutenant

FAIRLAWN — During the Oct. 3 meeting of Fairlawn City Council, Police Department Sgt. Eric Hendrickson was sworn-in by Mayor William Roth to his new rank as lieutenant. “Eric will be a welcomed addition to the command staff of the police department,” Fairlawn Police Chief Terry Wisener said during the ceremony. “I know he will do a fine job.” Hendrickson […]

Direction Home building new facility

GREEN — Direction Home Area Agency on Aging & Disabilities hosted a groundbreaking ceremony Sept. 8 for its new 35,000-square-foot building at 1949 Town Park Blvd. Shown above from left during that event are: Abigail Morgan, COO, Direction Home; Brian Nelson, Chief of Staff, Summit County Executive’s Office; Lee Walko, Direction Home Foundation board chair; David Reynolds, Direction Home board […]

Falls Fire Department project honors history

CUYAHOGA FALLS — Residents of Cuyahoga Falls will soon see history come to life as the Cuyahoga Falls Fire Department spearheads efforts to renovate aspects of the department’s backstory. The first step in this effort is the restoration of the original fire bell used to summon volunteer firefighters. The fire bell, which was purchased from the Vanduzen and Tift Co. […]

Integrity Chiropractic treats whole person

FAIRLAWN — Dr. Michael Scaperato, owner of Integrity Chiropractic Clinic, at 3094 W. Market St., said he was introduced to chiropractic in a more dramatic fashion than most. “I was born with cystic fibrosis, which is [a condition] that affects the lungs,” Scaperato said. “When I was in the fifth grade I developed a lung infection and wasn’t responding to […]

Protect investments in home renovations

(StatePoint) The increased time spent at home during the pandemic has resulted in many people deciding to tackle home renovation projects. From creating a new office space or virtual learning area to larger projects like bathroom renovations, many homeowners are rolling up their sleeves to do the improvements themselves. The trend doesn’t seem to be slowing down. In fact, the […]


Adding focal points to rooms

(Family Features) You do not have to be a design expert to create an inviting living space, but with some simple tricks you can create a home that looks like it has been styled by a pro. One way to make a room feel more inviting and comfortable is identifying a focal point to anchor the decor and create a […]

Copley police purchase surveillance robots

COPLEY — Robot surveillance technology is coming to the Copley Police Department. Copley Board of Trustees approved the $12,000 purchase of two surveillance robots for the Copley Police Department Sept. 26. The legislation amended a previous approval to purchase three surveillance robots. Following the meeting, Police Chief Michael Mier explained the previously approved robots are currently not available due to […]

Boston Township gets second zoning inspector

BOSTON — The Boston Township Board of Trustees approved hiring an assistant zoning inspector at the Sept. 28 meeting. Mike Anderson was hired to the position, which will pay $675 per month, effective Oct. 1. Trustee Randy Bergdorf said Anderson has a background dealing with the public and enforcing rules and regulations. In February, trustees hired Pat Ryan, a zoning […]

Akron woman asking Council to reconsider White Pond project

Whoa, Akron City Council. You need to reconsider your Sept. 19 conditional use permit for Ward 4 development of the city’s undeveloped West Side Office Park Phase II, which was granted to Triton Property Ventures LLC for over 65 acres of residential and commercial mixed uses. A review of this property’s history is imperative to understand why revisiting your action […]

East Liberty Schoolhouse restoration continuing

GREEN — Richard Edwards has spent a lot of time recently in the 1890 East Liberty Schoolhouse on South Arlington Road just north of state Route (SR) 619. “I been married to this place,” said Edwards, who is a carpenter and has his own remodeling business. “We make everything ourselves.” History According to the Green Historical Society (GHS), the school […]

Halloween events, fall activities

GREATER AKRON — Akron and surrounding communities will host a variety of Halloween events and activities for all ages, including: • The City of Akron and Lock 3 will offer Saturday movies at 7:30 p.m., including: Oct. 8, “Cruella” at Cascade Plaza; Oct. 15, “Gremlins” on top of Mocha Maiden parking deck (located next to Musica off West Market Street […]

Elms volleyball team focused on improvement

WEST AKRON — Young teams inevitably go through growing pains over the course of a season and the Our Lady of the Elms varsity volleyball team is no exception. The Panthers feature a roster with only two seniors, with the majority of their underclassmen new to the sport, posing a challenge for head coach Molly Speyer and her staff. With […]

Summit County death notices

Summit County Public Health has issued these death notices for the week of Aug. 21-27, 2022 Doris Ruth Andexler, Twinsburg, 91, died Aug. 15, 2022 Annie F. Askew, Barberton, 74, died Aug. 21, 2022 Ivy S. Baity, Akron, 76, died Aug. 17, 2022 Lee Banks, Akron, 87, died Aug. 4, 2022 John A. Berdy Jr., Tallmadge, 84, died Aug. 20, […]