Thursday, May 24, 2012
Mayor Don Robart has the option to suspend the curfew ordinance for special events, but has opted to keep it in place during this year's summer concert series.
A curfew ordinance prohibiting minors from the riverfront area will be enforced through this summer’s Rockin’ on the River concert series, according to the Mayor’s Office. The area between Oakwood Avenue and Broad Boulevard, along the Riverfront Mall and boardwalk, will remain a restricted area where unsupervised children – 17 and under -- will not be permitted between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m. Parents or guardians of juveniles cited for violating the curfew could face a fine of $50. Those who violate the ordinance will be detained at the Falls police station and could be transferred to juvenile detention centers if they’re not picked up by parents within three hours of being arrested. The measure was approved last spring after officers saw an …
Sunday, August 7, 2011
Cuyahoga Falls police share thoughts on the new curfew's effectiveness since its start in May.
Cuyahoga Falls police report the number of violations along the riverfront are down by a great deal thanks to the curfew implementation. Captain Jack Davis of the Cuyahoga Falls Police Department said that through mid-July in 2010, police had 30 documented calls. Through mid-July in 2011, that number has been reduced to four. "It's made a huge difference," Davis said. "Kids are still coming down with their parents, but kids are also coming down and leaving before 8 p.m. It's made a big difference with police patrol. [Officers] are able to concentrate on what they're their for and not chasing kids around the area all night." Previous Coverage:
Friday, May 20, 2011
Midnight Special, Evil Ways kick off season heavy on classic rock, and it’s all free.
Rockin’ on the River has added a couple of wrinkles to this year’s 25th anniversary summer lineup: three big video screens give visitors far from the stage an up-close look, including one that’s 16 feet by 10 feet, said Event Chairman Bob Earley, and a bunch of prize giveaways. “Everybody gets a free ticket.” This Friday’s prize is a $500 gas card from 16 Kids Deli at the Schmitt Family Marathon. Drawing is held at 10 p.m., and the prize winner must be present. Other prizes include a Movado watch, a Rivers Casino trip and autographed guitars from the living members of Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin. Friday’s event will feature what Rockin’ on the River bills as “two headliners,” first with Evil Ways (a Tribute to Santana) and then Midnight …
Saturday, April 30, 2011
Catch up on the top stories from the week!
The royal wedding vows have been exchanged, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still dress like a princess. You can get the Princess Catherine look for less right here in Cuyahoga Falls. The vintage shops in the Riverfront District carry the hats, whimsies, fascinators, gloves and other accessories the new princess wears at affordable prices. You can sound off on how higher gas prices will impact your family budget. The curfew for minors along the riverfront was approved by city council on Monday night. The area between Oakwood Avenue and Broad Boulevard, along the Riverfront Mall and boardwalk is now a restricted area, where unsupervised children will not be permitted between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m.
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
City council unanimously passed the curfew ordinance for along the riverfront.
The curfew for minors along the riverfront is approved by city council. The area between Oakwood Avenue and Broad Boulevard, along the Riverfront Mall and boardwalk is now a restricted area, where unsupervised children will not be permitted between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m. Parents or guardians of juveniles cited for violating the curfew could face a fine of $50. If parents or guardians do not retrieve the youths at the police station within three hours, offenders could be placed in juvenile detention facilities. During the last two summers, officers said they’ve seen an increase in the number of unattended minors and violent incidents, from the amphitheater, which host Rockin' on the River concerts, to the fountain near the entrance to Hibachi …
Monday, April 4, 2011
Police chief and mayor echo concerns of minors unsupervised along riverfront.
Cuyahoga Falls City Council met Monday night to discuss a proposed curfew for minors along the riverfront. During the last two summers, officers said they’ve seen an increase in the number of unattended minors and violent incidents, from the amphitheater, which host Rockin' on the River concerts, to the fountain near the entrance to Hibachi Japan. “The idea wasn’t to necessarily ban people under 18 from coming down to the area, but rather have them come down with family members, with a parent, with an adult responsible for them,” said Police Capt. Jack Davis. “We really feel that by doing that it will increase the safety for all our visitors down there, especially the younger ones.” During the public discussion, Cuyahoga Falls Police Chief…
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Parents of young violators could be fined $50 civil fee.
The Cuyahoga Falls City Council is considering a plan to impose a strict curfew for minors in the riverfront area that includes the popular Rockin’ on the River summer concert series. An ordinance was introduced to address problems with unsupervised minors in the Falls River Square area, particularly during the Rockin’ on the River series on Fridays in the summer. The proposal specifies a “special curfew area” between Oakwood Avenue and Broad Boulevard along the Riverfront Mall and boardwalk, between Fourth Street and the Cuyahoga River, which would restrict unsupervised children between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m. in that area. Youths in paid attendance at the Natatorium would be exempt, as would minors returning home from work or school …