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Munroe Falls Council approves $18,000 to replace City Hall roof
Feb 26, 2017 12:00 AM

Munroe Falls Council approves $18,000 to replace City Hall roof

MUNROE FALLS -- City officials hope that before too much longer, the leaky City Hall roof will be replaced. City Council unanimously approved a resolution on Feb. 21 amending the city's 2017 temporary budget appropriations to provide the $18,000 it is estimated that the project will cost.

By Jeff Saunders Reporter
The dog days of winter?
Feb 26, 2017 12:00 AM

The dog days of winter?

Opha May and Chesty follow another dog and its owner on the other side of the fence during a visit to Stow's Bow Wow Beach Dog Park on Feb. 23. The city opened the dog park to visitors this past week while the weather was unseasonably warm.

Summa Health names Cliff Deveny as new interim head
Feb 24, 2017 11:09 AM

Summa Health names Cliff Deveny as new interim head

Cliff Deveny, MD, a former senior leader at Summa Health, has been named Interim President and Chief Executive Officer of the health system effective March 13, Summa Health's Board of Directors announced in a news release on Feb. 24. Deveny replaces Thomas Malone, who resigned last month.

Feb 23, 2017 9:39 PM

Mayor asks for 'privacy' in dealing with Twitter controversy 2

Stow Mayor Sara Kline has asked for privacy for her family after a barrage of online criticism was posted last week on social media against her husband, Robert Kline, regarding comments he posted on Twitter directed at President Donald Trump.

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Feb 19, 2017 12:00 AM

Recommendations from area superintendents

Below are several recommendations the Akron Area School Superintendents' Association says it believes will enhance Ohio's education plan under the Every Student Succeeds Act: Testing: During the regional meetings, participants urged the state to reduce the amount of testing, which is allowable under ESSA; however, the proposed plan

Feb 19, 2017 12:00 AM

Celtic Club St. Pet's Day event to benefit Stow Police K-9 program

The 13th Annual Celtic Club St. Pet's Day Bulldog Lift-a-thon, a benefit for the Stow Police K-9 Fund, will take place at Stow Munroe Falls High School on March 4 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission is $5 per person, children 12 and under are admitted free.

New officer sworn in
Feb 19, 2017 12:00 AM

New officer sworn in

The Munroe Falls Police Department welcomed a new officer to its ranks at the Feb. 7 City Council meeting. Cory Potter, who has served Munroe Falls as a Reserve for over a year, was sworn in by Mayor James Armstrong as a Munroe Falls Police Officer.

State's proposed education plan not creating optimism
Feb 19, 2017 12:00 AM

State's proposed education plan not creating optimism

"Our legislators need to trust our educators, our community, our local boards of education, and our educational leaders to do what is in the best interest of our students.

By Marsha Mckenna Senior Editor
Uplifting support for police K9s
Feb 19, 2017 12:00 AM

Uplifting support for police K9s

The Celtic Club is sponsoring its 13th annual St. Pets Day fundraiser at Stow-Munroe Falls High School on March 4 to benefit the Stow Police Department's K-9 program, This year, the event will include the Bulldog Lift-a-thon with students in competition lifting weights to help raise money.

Commission OKs Seasons building
Feb 19, 2017 12:00 AM

Commission OKs Seasons building

STOW -- A growing Seasons Road business park is taking steps to expand some more. The city's planning commission approved a recommendation on Feb.

By Jeff Saunders Reporter
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Stow girls bowlers win Suburban League title
Feb 19, 2017 12:00 AM

Stow girls bowlers win Suburban League title

For the Stow-Munroe Falls bowling teams, it was case of mission half accomplished Feb. 11 at the Suburban League Postseason Tournament at Legend Lanes in Cuyahoga Falls. The Bulldog girls did their thing, winning the tournament with 3,658 pins.

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Dentist donates $12,000 to Stow police K-9 program
Feb 12, 2017 12:00 AM

Dentist donates $12,000 to Stow police K-9 program

Stow -- What seemed like a mountain climb for the city to purchase a new police K-9 has turned into a stroll up a hill, thanks in large part to a local dentist. Last fall, after Dr. Kevin Artl donated $2,000 to the city's K-9 fund, he subsequently donated another $10,000.

By Jeff Saunders Reporter
Feb 12, 2017 12:00 AM

Police find possible drugs in car involved in Feb. 2 fatal crash

HUDSON -- When police began inventorying the property from one of the cars involved in a Feb. 2 fatal collision on Seasons Road, they say they found a duffel bag containing what may be several types of drugs and a variety of paraphernalia. Police found the bag in the wreckage of Craig R.

By Tim Troglen Reporter
Man pleads guilty to resisting arrest charge
Feb 12, 2017 12:00 AM

Man pleads guilty to resisting arrest charge

Munroe Falls -- A Castle Drive man who had been charged with felony assault on a police officer pleaded guilty Feb. 2 to two misdemeanors in connection with the Dec. 26 altercation. According to Stow Municipal Court records, 21-year-old Brandon T.

By Jeff Saunders Reporter
Woman loses murder conviction appeal
Feb 12, 2017 12:00 AM

Woman loses murder conviction appeal

A woman found guilty in the March 2014 murder of 21-year-old Stow resident Michelle Johnson has lost an appeal of her murder conviction. The Ninth District Court of Appeals issued its decision Jan. 25, overturning all eight arguments made on behalf of 47-year-old Roxanne L.

By Jeff Saunders Reporter
Feb 12, 2017 12:00 AM

State auditor rates cities' finances in 'fiscal physical'

The state has told both Stow and Munroe Falls that the two cities should look at some aspects of their finances, with particular emphasis given to Munroe Falls, according to recent state auditor reports.

By Marc Kovac And Jeff Saunders Capital Bureau/reporter
More leaks in city hall roof prompt need for attention soon
Feb 12, 2017 12:00 AM

More leaks in city hall roof prompt need for attention soon 1

Munroe Falls -- City officials say that a leaky City Hall roof is a reminder that the city needs money. Mayor James Armstrong told City Council, as it sat under a stained ceiling with half the lights off because of water damage Feb.

By Jeff Saunders Reporter
Growing Stow company had presence at inauguration
Feb 12, 2017 12:00 AM

Growing Stow company had presence at inauguration

STOW -- Area residents facing the west front of the U.S. Capitol during President Donald Trump's Jan. 20 inauguration may have been standing on a product made in Stow without realizing it. Esterle Mold and Machine Co.

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Police charge Stow woman in connection with hit-skip
Feb 5, 2017 12:00 AM

Police charge Stow woman in connection with hit-skip

Tallmadge police have arrested a Stow woman in connection with a hit/skip accident which occurred the morning of Jan. 27 on Strecker Drive in Tallmadge. Ashley D. Eagleson, 29, turned herself in to police on Jan. 31.

By Ellin Walsh Reporter
Feb 5, 2017 12:00 AM

Munroe Falls tax issues on ballot

MUNROE FALLS -- The city is among a number of Summit County municipalities and school districts placing tax issues on the May 2 special election ballot. The city's two issues include a request for the approval of an increase in the local tax rate from 2 to 2.

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