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5 Things You Read on Patch This Week

A SWAT raid, a misunderstood ordinance and more census figures were among this week's stories.

Here's a quick review of the past week's stories on Cuyahoga Falls Patch.

1. raided a suspected methamphetamine lab at a Silver Lake Avenue home last Tuesday evening. Hazardous chemicals and equipment believed to be used in the making of methamphetamine were confiscated, police said, along with a sawed-off shotgun, three other shotguns and two rifles.

2. A new sign at the southeast corner of State Road and Portage Trail indicates that progress is being made on plans for the development. The project has been slowed  by the difficult economy.

3. City Councilman Jerry James's proposed ordinance that regulates ruffled some feathers this past week. James was at a loss as to how the proposal was  interpreted to mean that he had received reports of birds getting sick and dying from bad bird seed, or that he wanted to ban bird feeders.

4. The released data of the 2010 census on Thursday that showed Cuyahoga Falls grew in the 10-year period between 2000 and 2010, but only by 278 people. But unlike larger, urban cities such as Cleveland, Cuyahoga Falls showed relative stability in population.

5. Generations of students and teachers, past and present, filled the cafeteria Friday to honor retiring kindergarten teacher for her 50 years of teaching.

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