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Sagamore Hills police officers both earn second honors
Jan 18, 2017 12:00 AM

Sagamore Hills police officers both earn second honors

SAGAMORE HILLS -- The township has recognized two of its police officers for outstanding performance. Det. Dave Piekarski was named as the Sagamore Hills Township Police Department employee of the year while Officer Tim Ellis was picked for the department's distinguished service award.

By Mike Lesko | Reporter
Former fire chief wants $60,000 in overtime pay
Jan 18, 2017 12:00 AM

Former fire chief wants $60,000 in overtime pay

SAGAMORE HILLS TOWNSHIP -- Former District 27 Fire Chief Frank Risko is threatening to sue Sagamore Hills Township and Northfield Center Township, seeking $60,000 in overtime pay, according to Sagamore Hills Township officials.

By Mike Lesko | Reporter
Jan 18, 2017 12:00 AM

Pulmonary Tuberculosis case confirmed in Summit County

With the health department's announcement on Jan. 13, that pulmonary tuberculosis was confirmed in a Summit County resident, the public is likely wondering who is at risk?

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Township in dispute over fire district bills
Jan 18, 2017 12:00 AM

Township in dispute over fire district bills

A dispute over unpaid bills has erupted between the two communities that comprised the Northfield Center-Sagamore Hills Fire District. Rosemary Barrett, secretary for the former fire district, said Jan. 12 the total amount of unpaid bills by Sagamore Hills is $109,500.

By Mike Lesko | Reporter
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(Video) Macedonia Council votes to censure Councilor Sylvia Hanneken again
Jan 18, 2017 12:00 AM

(Video) Macedonia Council votes to censure Councilor Sylvia Hanneken again

MACEDONIA -- Councilor Sylvia Hanneken was censured by her fellow Council members Jan. 12 for the second time in less than one year.

By Mike Lesko | Reporter
Jan 18, 2017 12:00 AM

Final site plan approved for 83-unit subdivision

MACEDONIA -- The city planning commission unanimously approved the site plan for an 83-unit residential development on Faith Fellowship Church land Jan. 9.

By Mike Lesko Reporter
Macedonia mayor calls for May vote on tax hike
Jan 17, 2017 12:00 AM

Macedonia mayor calls for May vote on tax hike

MACEDONIA -- Even though two 0.25 percent income tax increase proposals were rejected by voters in November, Mayor Joe Migliorini is proposing a return to the ballot in May. This time, the city would ask voters to approve a permanent 0.

By Mike Lesko | Reporter
Macedonia may return to city voters with income tax issue
Jan 13, 2017 1:36 PM

Macedonia may return to city voters with income tax issue

Macedonia — Even though two 0.25 percent income tax increases were rejected by voters in November, Mayor Joe Migliorini is proposing a permanent 0.5 percent income tax increase to be devoted solely to the city's roads.

By Mike Lesko | Reporter
Jan 13, 2017 10:56 AM

Health department confirms pulmonary tuberculosis case in Summit County

Summit County Public Health announced in a Jan. 13 news release that it has confirmed a case of pulmonary tuberculosis in a Summit County resident.

Former mayor admits to ethics violations in settlement
Jan 11, 2017 12:00 AM

Former mayor admits to ethics violations in settlement

MACEDONIA -- Former Mayor Don Kuchta admitted he violated conflict of interest provisions of state ethics laws by instructing the city service department to place his home on the list for free snow plowing and garbage pick up for low-income seniors while he was serving as mayor, according to terms of a settlement agreement he signed in October

By Eric Marotta Editor
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UPDATE: Northfield Village approves tax credit for Hard Rock Rocksino
Jan 11, 2017 12:00 AM

UPDATE: Northfield Village approves tax credit for Hard Rock Rocksino

NORTHFIELD VILLAGE -- Council is preparing to vote on a tax credit agreement with Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park that would cap the amount of profit tax the Rocksino would have to pay at $300,000 a year for 15 years, but town leaders are concerned with a clause in the deal in which the Rocksino could leave after five years.

By Mike Lesko | Reporter
Jan 11, 2017 12:00 AM

Councilor's public records complaint resolved

MACEDONIA -- A public records complaint filed by Macedonia Councilor Sylvia Hanneken seeking information from the city on salaries and benefits of city employees hired after Dec. 31, 2015 has been resolved.

By Mike Lesko Reporter
Fire truck arrives with Santa, wedding proposal
Jan 11, 2017 12:00 AM

Fire truck arrives with Santa, wedding proposal

MACEDONIA -- Lindsay Hatfield showed up at her parents' house in Macedonia just before Christmas thinking she'd receive something like matching pajamas for herself and her two siblings.

By Mike Lesko Reporter
Jan 11, 2017 12:00 AM

Village finance director gets pay raise

NORTHFIELD VILLAGE -- The village approved a pay raise for Finance Director Tricia Ingrassia in which Mayor Jesse Nehez broke a 3-3 Council deadlock. Ingrassia's salary increases from $58,000 to $68,000 following the Dec. 28 vote and retroactively went into effect Dec. 1.

By Mike Lesko Reporter
Girl Scouts celebrating century of cookie sales
Jan 11, 2017 12:00 AM

Girl Scouts celebrating century of cookie sales

In 2017 Girl Scouts will recognize 100 years of selling Girl Scout cookies.

By Laura Freeman Reporter
Macedonia Planning Commission approves development plans for The Reserve at North Woods
Jan 10, 2017 3:49 PM

Macedonia Planning Commission approves development plans for The Reserve at North Woods

Mace­do­nia — The city plan­ning com­mis­sion unan­i­mously ap­proved the over­all de­vel­op­ment plan and the phase one of site plan for an 83-unit de­vel­op­ment on Faith Fel­low­ship Church land Jan.

By Mike Lesko | Reporter
Eight apply for Northfield Village police chief vacancy
Jan 10, 2017 12:00 AM

Eight apply for Northfield Village police chief vacancy

NORTHFIELD VILLAGE -- Eight people are seeking the position of Northfield Village police chief to succeed Mark Wentz, who retired at the end of December. Law Director Brad Bryan said Jan. 3 it will probably take at least a month to select a successor.

By Mike Lesko | Reporter
Year in review: The year's top crime stories, Part Two
Jan 4, 2017 12:00 AM

Year in review: The year's top crime stories, Part Two

Editor's note: This is Part 2 of a two-part series outlining the year's top crime stories in Nordonia Hills.

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Fire consolidation, tax issues among the top stories of 2016
Jan 4, 2017 12:00 AM

Fire consolidation, tax issues among the top stories of 2016

Editor's note: This is the second part of a two-part series featuring the year's top stories in Nordonia Hills. Township fire substations staffed Nordonia Hills -- Macedonia firefighters began staffing fire department substations Sept.

By Mike Lesko | Reporter
Elves deliver smiles for the holidays
Jan 4, 2017 12:00 AM

Elves deliver smiles for the holidays

The seventh-annual Santa's Smiling Elves campaign was another success, with 620 presents, 50 gift cards and more than $500 in cash donations delivered to those in need.