Monday, March 4, 2013
It was announced this past week when the Sheraton and Samira dams will be demolished
It won't be long now until crews start demolishing the dams behind the Sheraton Suites and former Samira restaurant in Cuyahoga Falls. In fact, it was announced this past week that demolition for the Sheraton dam will be June 17-30 and July 1-19 for the Samira dam, according to the Falls News-Press. City officials as well as residents and kayaking entusiasts attended the second of two meetings Feb. 27 to discuss the future of the dams. In December, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has issued a nationwide permit, which will allow for the removal of the dams. The project will cost just under $1 million and will be paid for by the Environmental Protection Agency. Read more about last week's meeting on the Falls News-Press. Why does the city …
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
A second session to inform the public of the importance of the dam removal will take place at 7 p.m. Feb. 27 Lion's Lodge, 641 Silver Lake Ave.
Plans for the city's dams demolition is on track, and officials want to make sure the public is on board when the Sheraton and Samira dams are demolished this coming summer. Cuyahoga Falls residents are encouraged to attend a meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday to learn more about the importance of the dam removal as well as what it means to the future of the Cuyahoga Falls River. The meeting takes place at the Lion's Lodge, 641 Silver Lake Ave. "Cuyahoga Falls is excited to have this long awaited project begin to move forward," said Cuyahoga Falls Service Director Valerie Wax Carr in a prepared statement in December. Benefits to the removal of the low-head dams are two-fold. First, the removal means Cuyahoga Falls’ segment of the river would …
Saturday, February 23, 2013
Cuyahoga Falls' biggest stories of the week
1. Piatto Novo out, Beau's Grille in: Looks like the Sheraton Suites will be changing it up, come May. The hotel's restaurant, Piatto Novo, will transform into a Beau's Grille, offering diners an array of seafood, steaks, drinks and desserts. 2. Investigation into death of 3-month-old baby: Cuyahoga Falls police are investigating the death of a 3-month-old baby. Details of the death are pending an autopsy by the Summit County Medical Examiner's Office. 3. Everything but the kitchen sink: An unknown number of thieves ransacked a foreclosed home in the 1000 block of East Broadway Street on Feb. 14 and reportedly stole $10,000 worth of materials from the residence. 4. Tiger Trail project could get help from school district: The Cuyahoga …
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Diners will see some changes as the restaurant transitions into Beau's Grille by May 1, 2013
The Piatto Novo inside Sheraton Suites will, little by little, become a Beau's Grille. And it'll do it by May, restaurant officials say. "The Sheraton wants to bring in Beau's Grille, this great local place, and create more excitement in Cuyahoga Falls with a new menu and a concept that has worked for many years in Fairlawn," said Edson Pinheiro, food and beverage manager at the Sheraton. "We want to bring that closer to the community here." Beau's Grille, under the eye of Chef Beau Schmidt, has one location at the Akron/Fairlawn Hilton. It features more than 20 appetizers, including funky tuna tartare, pulled pork enchiladas, fried green tomato BLTs and potato and cheese pierogies. Main dishes include sweet lobster tail, cavatappi pasta …
Saturday, December 22, 2012
The Sheraton and Samira dams will be demolished this summer, according to Cuyahoga Falls officials.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has issued a nationwide permit, which will allow for the removal of the low-head dams adjacent to the Sheraton Suites and defunct Samira restaurant, Cuyahoga Falls officials announced Friday. Federal approval came Dec. 12, and officials have been working since then to get the project back on track. "Cuyahoga Falls is excited to have this long awaited project begin to move forward," said Cuyahoga Falls Service Director Valerie Wax Carr in a prepared statement. "The city and its project team, RiverWorks, and the Ohio EPA are finalizing demolition plans. Demolition will begin early summer of 2013, dependent upon weather conditions and water levels." The project will cost just under $1 million, and will be paid…
Monday, October 8, 2012
Cuyahoga River project may be postponed until 2013 if permission isn't granted soon by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
Two Cuyahoga River low-head dams set for removal this year may still be around in 2013 if city officials don’t soon receive a federal permit that was applied for in mid-March. The concrete dams – located near the Sheraton Suites and Samira restaurant – cannot be taken out without a permit issued by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which has jurisdiction over navigable waterways. Cuyahoga Falls Engineer Tony Demasi said he doesn’t know how much longer it will take for the city’s permit to work its way through the approval process. “We hope it’s soon,” Demasi said. “We’re getting close to the date – not a specific one set on a calendar – that the contractor is likely to be unable to do work this year (due to temperatures).” The dams are …
Friday, September 21, 2012
The following was culled from Cuyahoga Falls Police reports dated Sept. 18-19. It does not indicate a conviction.
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Friday, September 21, 2012
Relentless harassment On Sept. 18, a couple living on the 1200 block of Gaylan Drive reported someone had knocked over the gas grill in their yard and taped a pornographic picture to the back door of their home. According to Cuyahoga Falls Police reports, the man and woman said the harassment began on Sept. 17 when someone cut out the screen to their sliding door, lit off firecrackers next to their car and posted a sign demanding the couple move out of the house. Police are investigating. Menacing by stalking A Falls man called police on Sept. 19 after he noticed a woman following him from Akron University to his home on the 1500 block of Front Street. The man reported he knows the stalker and that she's caused him "mental distress." He …
Friday, May 25, 2012
Mayor Don Robart announced the winners Wednesday at the Sheraton Suites.
Each year, the Chamber of Commerce gathers nominations from its members and the community for its annual business and citizen awards ceremony, said Laura Petrella, the chamber’s CEO. On Wednesday at the Sheraton Suites, Mayor Don Robart announced the categories and winners:
Friday, April 6, 2012
Following last Friday's lawsuit settlement with the Beaver Excavating Company, city engineer Tony Demasi discusses the next steps to get the project back on track.
In light of the recent settlement between Cuyahoga Falls and the Beaver Excavating Company, the completion of the dam removal project has been pushed back past the proposed late-July deadline. Right now, the city is preparing the proper documents for the rebid of the dam removal, said city engineer Tony Demasi. The initial paperwork should be sent out to potential bidders by late April. By mid-May, the city will receive statements of qualifications from the various contractors that will be vying for the lucrative six-figure contract. From there, the city will choose the top three candidate teams which will pitch the city on why they should be selected for the job. Teams will most likely consist of architects, engineers, contractors and …
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Deconstruction will begin this June and should be wrapped up by mid to late July.
It's official. On Monday night during its regular meeting at the Natatorium, the Cuyahoga Falls City Council voted 11-0 to approve an ordinance that will bring down the LeFever and Sheraton Dams. The plan will cost $1 million (paid for by the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District), potentially create category four or five white water rapids in sections of the Cuyahoga River and restore aquatic ecosystems that have long been impaired and deoxygenated by the dams, said Valerie Wax Carr, the Cuyahoga Falls Director of Public Service last week. Deconstruction is set for June with a completion date of mid to late July, which means the river should be ready for August’s bicentennial celebration, said city engineer Tony Demasi. The city has …