Wednesday, February 6, 2013
The longtime Cuyahoga Falls resident, and husband of former Ward 5 councilwoman Diana Colavecchio, takes the council seat left vacant when his Diana became Stow Clerk of Courts last month
The name of Cuyahoga Falls' newest city council member will sound pretty familiar to those who follow local government. Paul Colavecchio replaces his wife, Diana Colavecchio, as the city's Ward 5 council person. Members of the Democratic Precinct Committee for Ward 5 unanimously approved him for the seat inside the Nervous Dog in Stow Wednesday night. Paul Colavecchio said that night he plans to follow in his wife's "big, little shoes." I intend to continue the hard work that my wife did when she was here and take my job very seriously," he told Cuyahoga Falls Patch. Diana Colavecchio was appointed to be the new Stow Clerk of Courts in January, leaving an open seat on council. Paul Colavecchio, a local attorney, said having a legal-…
Saturday, February 2, 2013
Democrat Diana Colavecchio vacated her Ward 5 Council seat in January. Her replacement will be appointed next week.
The Summit County Democratic Party will host a meeting on Feb. 6 to choose a new Ward 5 Cuyahoga Falls City Council member. The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. at the Nervous Dog in Stow, said Council president Don Walters. The Democratic Precinct Committee for Ward 5 will make the appointment, reports the Falls News Press. Diana Colavecchio, a local attorney, vacated the Ward 5 seat in January to serve as the Stow Municipal Clerk of Courts. Whoever is picked to fill Colavecchio's seat will finish out the remainder of her term, which ends in January 2014. To retain the seat, the council member will have to run for election in the fall, reports the Akron Beacon Journal. Falls residents in Ward 5 who are interested in taking on the …
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Diana Colavecchio attended her final Cuyahoga Falls City Council meeting on Monday, and submitted the following letter to peers, constituents and Patch readers.
After seven years of serving the residents of Cuyahoga Falls as a Council Representative for Ward 5, I have decided to serve them in a different capacity. On Jan. 10, I took office as the Clerk of Courts for Stow Municipal Court. I hope to maintain the high level of professionalism and courtesy brought to this office by my predecessor, Lisa Carano. Today, I am filled with the excitement and promise of a new direction, and of course, new challenges. On Monday, I attended my final council meeting, not as a council representative, but as a member of the public. At the end I said my tearful goodbyes. I am mindful of the many people I met along the way and how much I learned from them. Being on council was mostly about assisting in setting …
Saturday, January 12, 2013
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Earlier this week, Cuyahoga Falls City Councilwoman Diana Colavecchio was appointed to be the new Stow Clerk of Courts. That means the local attorney’s Ward 5 council seat will soon be open. The new member of council will be chosen by Democratic precinct committee members in the ward, CuyahogaFalls.Ohio.com reports. Check out their article for an overview of the process. Who do you want to see fill Colavecchio’s seat as the representative of Ward 5? Tell us in the comments.
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Lisa Zeno Carano was replaced just days after the new year by a local leader you may know.
The Summit County Democratic Central Committee met on Tuesday to choose a new Stow Clerk of Courts, and their interim pick was none other than Cuyahoga Falls City Councilwoman Diana Colavecchio, reports the Stow Sentry. Stow Mayor Sara Drew swore Colavecchi in during a ceremony at Cuyahoga Falls High School Tuesday night. Colavecchio, a local attorney, will serve as clerk in Stow Municipal Court until November. At which point, the unexpired term will go on the ballot, and will once again be up for grabs. She will replace Lisa Zeno Carano whp resigned as clerk on Dec. 31. Zeno Carano is now working with the Summit County Court of Common Pleas Probate Division as a court administrator. For more on the story, click here. Join Patch to get…
Thursday, March 22, 2012
90 percent of the negotiations have been completed with property owners whose land will be affected. However, some have contested certain aspects of the project.
After five years of planning, the State Road widening project is just months away from getting the green light. The $9 million project, funded, in part, by the Ohio Department of Transportation, is aimed at widening a two-mile stretch of State Road from Graham to Quick Road, relieving traffic congestion, reducing car accidents and spurring new retail development, said Cuyahoga Falls City Engineer, Tony Demasi. Pedestrian traffic would also be increased with the addition of sidewalks and bike trails to each side of State, and two intersections at Bath and Steels Corners Roads would be modified to better circulate the flow of traffic, he said. Since last summer, the city has been in negotiations with 81 property owners who control 97 parcels…
Thursday, March 15, 2012
The road widening and traffic improvement project will cost $4.3 million and could cut into the properties of some local businesses, including Krieger's Health Foods Market.
Last year, Cuyahoga Falls and Stow city officials asked the Ohio Department of Transportation to call off the Graham Road widening project. This past December, ODOT ruled that the plan was moving forward. On Wednesday night at Stow City Hall, the proposed next steps were laid out by Arcadis design engineer Shane Gault. Gault said the project was given the green light due to a lack of safety and an abundance of traffic congestion, and offered facts, figures, graphs and matrices to back up his assertions. Here’s the breakdown: To fix these problems, Arcadis put together a study comprised of options that could be tailored to the sections of road where construction will take place, he said. Under these various options, the road would be …
Friday, March 9, 2012
In the coming weeks, the council will decide on whether or not to change the Nat's membership rate structure to include non-traditional families. Where do you stand?
On Thursday night, the Cuyahoga Falls Parks and Recreation Board voted 3-2 against a motion raised by chairman Tim Gorbach to change the Natatorium's “w/spouse” rates. If the motion had passed, the current "w/spouse" rate would have changed to a "w/partner" rate, opening the memberships up to "two persons that are legally married, or are domestic partners, or are in a civil union as recognized by any U.S. jurisdiciton," said Gorbach. Under the current rate policy, the Nat only allows married men and women who are recognized by the Ohio Constitution to receive discounted memberships. The second part of his motion called for a “head of household” rate structure to take effect by June 1 of this year, meaning that rates would be set solely …
Friday, September 2, 2011
As part of our election coverage, Cuyahoga Falls Patch will provide profiles of each of the candidates running for office.
Editor's Note: As part of Cuyahoga Falls Patch's local election coverage, we will provide profiles of each of the candidates running for office. These profiles will offer biographical and issue-oriented details about each of the candidates to help you, the voters, make more-informed decisions at the ballot box. Name: Diana Colavecchio Age: 52 Occupation: Attorney; estate planning, probate and trust administration, real estate. Education: University of Akron Law School, University of Akron graduate, North High School alum (Akron). Office Sought: Ward 5 (incumbent) Elected Experience: Completing six years on Cuyahoga Falls City Council this fall, current council president. Candidate Statement: “I hope to be the continuing voice of reason …