Sunday, May 19, 2013
Catch up on seven days worth of Cuyahoga Falls news with our Week in Review update.
Get the full story by clicking on the blurbs below: 1. Don't fall for this con: Cuyahoga Falls man scammed in phony sweepstakes. 2. Ward 3 Councilman Ken Barnhart has resigned from City Council. Ward 4 Councilman Mark Ihasz is considering dropping out as well. Who should replace these elected officials? 3. Cuyahoga Falls man pronounced dead after suspected heroin overdose. Not surprisingly, the unfortunate incident occurred at Studio City. 4. Did any of you celebrate the 1962 Cuyahoga Falls Sesquicentennial? Here's what you may have missed. 5. A Cuyahoga Falls man was found dead near the front entrance of his apartment building this week. Police are investigation. 6. Cuyahoga Falls City Council approved the Portage Crossing land deal …
Thursday, May 16, 2013
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 …
Sunday, April 28, 2013
Readers took to the comment boards after news broke that Michael Symon's B Spot might back out. What do you think about the present state of the project?
Sunday, April 21, 2013
What do you think of the proposed apartment and retail complex that could be constructed off State and Bath Road?
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
When will Cuyahoga Falls City Council see some legislation regarding the Portage Crossing project?
Cuyahoga Falls officials believe it won't be long now before city council sees before it some Portage Crossing legislation. Development Director Sue Truby was prompted by Councilwoman Mary Ellen Pyke Monday night to give an update on the Portage Crossing progress and when city officials and residents could hear that legislation in a public forum. The answer? Within the next several weeks, Truby said. She said the city is working on several "legal matters," which include easements with adjoining property owners. The city also has to work through environmental issues with the Environmental Protection Agency. Those issues include where detention ponds can and cannot go. "All these issues are important to finalize because they are all …
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Cuyahoga Falls City Council voted unanimously to resurface the road — between Newberry Street and Clyde Avenue — at a cost of $500,000
Tallmadge Road will be getting some attention after school ends in June. At its Monday night meeting, Cuyahoga Falls City Council voted unanimously to resurface the road — between Newberry Street and Clyde Avenue — at a cost of $500,000, according to the Akron Beacon Journal. A state grant will cover 80 percent of the total, so the city will be responsible for about $100,000. The road will not close but will go down to one-lane traffic during that time, the newspaper reported. Cuyahoga Falls Patch readers weighed in on whether they wanted to see the road improvements. Here's what they said on the website:
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Most of the money needed to resurface the road will come from an Ohio grant
Tallmadge Road could be getting a face-lift soon. That is, if Cuyahoga Falls City Council gives the go-ahead. The Akron Beacon Journal reported that, on Monday, council will consider resurfacing the road — from Newberry Street to 300 feet south of Clyde Avenue — and most of the $500,000 needed for that will come from an Ohio grant. (About $100,000 should come from the city.) "Every year when the street resurfacing list came out, I would get calls from residents asking why Tallmadge wasn't on the list," Ward 2 Councilwoman Mary Ellen Pyke said in the Beacon. "With decreases in the general fund, we had to find another way to pay for a half million dollar project." What do you think? Does Tallmadge Road need some work? What other roads in the…
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
The grocery store was slated to open in January of this year; now city and store officials plan an opening date of mid- to late-April
Updated Feb. 13, 4:15 p.m. Those waiting for the unveiling of the State Road Acme's expansion won't have to wait much longer. City and store officials say the opening will come this spring. In addition to interior work, Cuyahoga Falls Planning and Zoning Director Fred Guerra said the store must also make some changes to comply with city codes. Those changes include the window openings on 23rd Street and finishing the employee parking lots. "What makes it difficult is because they're keeping the old store open while they're building the new store," Guerra said. "They're building the new store around the old store, basically." The store's square footage will more than double, from 25,000 square feet to 52,500 square feet. The Cuyahoga Falls …
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
A Northampton farmer got the OK from council to re-enroll in an agricultural district, which would protect him from nuisance lawsuits
Council members got a lesson in agricultural districts and the process of keeping them in tact at their meeting Monday night. One Cuyahoga Falls man with a farm in the 600 block of West Steels Corners Road had applied to the county, then to the city, to place his property into an agricultural district. Resident Daniel Michael Lynch, who has applied and was granted the designation before, said Summit County officials asked him to get the approval of Cuyahoga Falls City Council. Approval is needed every five years. "I brought the copy down here and nobody knew what to do with it,” Lynch said at Monday night's meeting inside the Natatorium's Erie-Cuyahoga Room. "It’s not a tax break; this is something that kind of protects me from unwanted …