Wednesday, May 22, 2013
There are only a select county offices in Ohio to begin offering this type of identification card.
Summit County Fiscal Officer Kristen M. Scalise's office is now offering a new wallet-size veteran identification card. The new veteran identification card will serve as an alternative to the Armed Forces Discharge record known as a DD Form 214, or DD214. Summit County is among the first in the state of Ohio to provide this service to veterans. “I am proud to be among the first in Ohio to provide this service to our veterans,” said Scalise in a prepared statement. “We have made the process of getting a card very simple and convenient. This is a great example of how my office continues to bring innovative programs to the citizens of Summit County.” The veteran identification card offers many benefits to its holder. It is similar in …
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
The annual concert series runs every Friday until Aug. 30, 2013.
The summer soltice is June 21 this year, but as far as Cuyahoga Falls residents are concerned, Rockin' on the River is the official kick off to the summer. Zoso is first on the schedule and opens the 2013 Rockin' on the River season on Friday around 8:30 p.m. Zoso is a Led Zepplin cover band. Openers play at 5:30 p.m. This Friday Joe Vitale Jr. will perform before Zoso. Click here for the full summer lineup.
Monday, May 20, 2013
Check out a selection of the blogger contributions from community members, including businesses, hospitals and people just like you.
All members of the community are invited to "share what they know" and become a Local Voice, aka blogger, on Cuyahoga Falls Patch. Click through the links below to learn about what people in your community have to say about current events, businesses, family and living. • Do you let your children or pets drink from the hose on those hot and sunny days? Mom blogger Elana West questioned the safety of it and shared her research with us. • Akron Metropolitan Area Transportation Study (AMATS) writes about a new four-year program of highway, public transportation, and bike and pedestrian projects. Find out what they are here. • A local member of World Exchange is looking for families to host French students this summer. Blogger Jill Quinn, …
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Due to complications during water main repairs, a section of the city will need to boil drinking water to avoid potential health risks.
A boil alert was issued Thursday for Meriline Street from Grant Avenue to Chestnut Boulevard. The alert was issued after water dropped below pressure during pipe repairs, said Cuyahoga Falls Water Utilities Superintendent John Christopher. In accordance with EPA regulations, residents in the affected area are asked to boil their water for at least three minutes, said Christopher. The boil alert will be lifted Saturday, May 18 at 1 p.m.
The amended contract was passed 9-2 by Cuyahoga Falls City Council members Monday night.
Cuyahoga Falls City Council passed an amended contract 9-2 to sell the former State Road Shopping Center to developer Stark Enterprises for $3.7 million. However, under the deal, Stark won't be required to pay the seven-figure tab and will, in essence, spend nothing to acquire the 25-acre parcel. At-large councilwomen Carrie Snyder and Carol Klinger cast the dissenting votes. The land deal will likely be closed by June 30. "I want to reject this latest offer brought before us but the administration has told us that without these latest incentives the developer will walk away," said Council President Don Walters (Ward 6) at Monday night's meeting reports the Falls News-Press . "In my heart I don't believe that to be true, but it is not …
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Ken Barnhart, who represented Ward 3, resigned May 15, 2013.
The Summit County Republican Central Committee will need to select a replacement for Ken Barnhart, who resigned as a Cuyahoga Falls City Councilman Wednesday. According to the Akron Beacon Journal, Barnhart, the Ward 3 representative, may not be the only councilman to leave in Cuyahoga Falls. The newspaper reported Democrat Mark Ihasz sold his 11th street home in Ward 4. The county Republican Party will meet May 21 at the Sheraton Suites to select a Ward 3 representative. Those interested in the position living in Ward 3 should submit a resume to Chairman Alex Arshinkoff by 4 p.m. Monday at 1755 Merriman Rd., Suite 250, Akron, OH 44313. Applicants will be asked to give a brief presentation to the committee on Tuesday. For more …
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
The following information was provided by the Summit County Prosecutor's Office.
Edward South of Highpoint Lane in Cuyahoga Falls will be sentenced soon for two third-degree felonies after a jury found him guilty of operating a vehicle under the influence. Specifications were added to his charge for having five prior offenses in the last 20 years. “This is Mr. South’s twelfth OVI conviction in the last 25 years,” said Prosecutor Sherri Bevan Walsh in a prepared statement. “He clearly has not learned his lesson and remains a danger to society as long as he has access to a vehicle and our roadways.” South, 70, has a prior felony OVI conviction from Portage County as well. South crashed into a pole on Dec. 26, 2012 in Cuyahoga Falls and walked away from the scene. No one was injured in the crash. Cuyahoga Falls police …
Sunday, May 12, 2013
Find out what was discussed during the May 6 meeting when the developer presented its site plan.
City Council will decide May 13 whether it agrees to changes to the terms of sale for the planned Portage Crossings development. The Falls News Press reports there are three major changes: Stark Enterprises wants to build a major retail development at the State Road location on 25.29 acres. Cuyahoga Falls wishes to sell the land that it purchased when it was blighted to Stark Enterprises for $3,793,500. The Falls News Press reported during the May 6 meeting when the developer presented its site plan, Councilwoman Carol Klinger (R-At Large), said the developer's "after" pictures are "prettier" than the "before" pictures, "but it's coming at a $20 million cost." For more information, read the entire Falls News Press story.
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Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Fifty-seven percent of votes were cast against the measure.
Cuyahoga Falls voters voted down the five-year, 3-mill school levy on Tuesday. Ohio.com has reported the levy was defeated with 57 percent of votes. "Obviously, the result this evening is a huge disappointment," Superintendent Dr. Todd Nichols said Tuesday night on the district's Facebook page. "As any good coach does after a loss, they examine their practices to decipher what went wrong. As I am the coach in this situation, I will do the same. ...Nonetheless, this is a hard pill to swallow." The levy would have generated $11.1 million and paid for upgrades in technology, security, transportation and curriculum. Stay with Patch as we follow up on this story post-election. Connect with us on Facebook and Twitter too! LIVE 2013 ELECTION …