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Father-daughter duo return to Disney with a purpose
Mar 22, 2017 12:00 AM

Father-daughter duo return to Disney with a purpose

A local running duo made national headlines last year trailblazing a path for runners to push wheelchairs in the Disney Glass Slipper Challenge. Now the father-daughter team is back at it again this year raising funds for a more local cause.

By Briana Barker Reporter
Canyon View paving on hold; McNeil on summer work list
Mar 22, 2017 12:00 AM

Canyon View paving on hold; McNeil on summer work list

SAGAMORE HILLS While the Canyon View Road project is delayed a year, Trustees will be focused on rebuilding McNeil Drive this summer. Trustees Paul Schweikert and John Zaccardelli voted during the March 13 to seek bids, to be opened April 7, for the rebuild.

By Briana Barker | Reporter
Mar 22, 2017 12:00 AM

State's delay in education plan renews optimism

The decision by the Ohio Department of Education to delay submitting the state's education plan to federal regulators is raising local educators' hopes that their voices may be heard.

By Marsha Mckenna Stow Sentry Senior Editor
Former fire chief drops overtime request to $7,500
Mar 22, 2017 12:00 AM

Former fire chief drops overtime request to $7,500

Although he had been asking the townships for $60,000 in back overtime pay, former Northfield Center-Sagamore Hills Fire District Chief Frank Risko is offering to settle for $7,500.

By Briana Barker Reporter
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Mar 22, 2017 12:00 AM

Village sets 2017 budget, plans road work

NORTHFIELD VILLAGE -- Council unanimously passed a $9.3 million budget for 2017, which includes road projects and saving as much as $750,000 for the future. Mayor Jesse Nehez said March 15 the village is saving for the future despite large expenditures.

By Briana Barker Reporter
Ribbon-cutting planned to celebrate reopening of Lake Rockwell bridge
Mar 21, 2017 12:00 AM

Ribbon-cutting planned to celebrate reopening of Lake Rockwell bridge

After about six months, the reopening of the Route 14 bridge over Lake Rockwell in Streetsboro is imminent. The Ohio Department of Transportation has set a ribbon-cutting ceremony for 1 p.m.

By Bob Gaetjens | Reporter
School Board member resigns mid-meeting Monday night
Mar 20, 2017 10:45 PM

School Board member resigns mid-meeting Monday night

During a June 2016 meeting, two School Board members called for fellow board member Jim Szabo's resignation -- and during Monday night's meeting he did just that. Szabo resigned from his seat on the Board -- after a vote was called for on whether or not to extend Superintendent Dr.

By Briana Barker Reporter
City Council confirms new engineer appointment
Mar 15, 2017 12:00 AM

City Council confirms new engineer appointment

MACEDONIA -- While all members of Macedonia City Council said Cuyahoga Valley Engineer's Joe Gilgliotti has been doing a good job for the city, the March 9 vote making confirming his appointment as engineer only passed by a 3-2 vote -- with councilors Dave Engle and Sylvia Hanneken voting against the appointment.

By Briana Barker Reporter
Mar 15, 2017 12:00 AM

City conducting voter survey on finances, services

The City of Macedonia has announced it is sponsoring a community-wide phone and online survey of randomly selected registered voters beginning March 7.

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Update: Branch chipping delayed in Northfield Center
Mar 15, 2017 12:00 AM

Update: Branch chipping delayed in Northfield Center

Northfield Center Township road crew pulled the township's chipper out of storage to deal with debris left after the March 8 wind storm that blew through the area. Road workers will pick up branches starting the week of March 20.

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Wind storm causes widespread damage and power outages
Mar 15, 2017 12:00 AM

Wind storm causes widespread damage and power outages

The first week of March, which brought thunderstorms, tornado warnings and lake-effect snow to the area, was capped by a destructive wind storm March 8. Fittingly, March is severe weather month.

By Eric Marotta Editor
Expo brings community together for 25 years
Mar 15, 2017 12:00 AM

Expo brings community together for 25 years

Before Wal-Mart and Macedonia Commons, before Eaton Estate, the Nordonia Hills Chamber of Commerce was going through some hard times. A news article in the Feb. 12, 1992 edition of the News Leader was headlined "Plagued by member apathy, Chamber considers break up.

By Eric Marotta | Editor
Village council sets work session on pay for department heads
Mar 15, 2017 12:00 AM

Village council sets work session on pay for department heads

NORTHFIELD VILLAGE -- After a contentious exchange, Northfield Village Council scheduled a special work session to discuss the possibility of designating an "officer in charge" position and establishing a pay rate for all the village departments.

By Briana Barker Reporter
Northfield Center officials get pay raises, back pay
Mar 14, 2017 12:00 AM

Northfield Center officials get pay raises, back pay

NORTHFIELD CENTER -- Fiscal Officer Andy LaGuardia says a mistake he made means he and township trustees are getting a past-due pay increase. The back pay adds up to $44,000, LaGuardia told trustees in a Feb. 6 letter.

By Briana Barker | Reporter
Snow storm set to impact area for three days beginning tonight
Mar 13, 2017 12:11 PM

Snow storm set to impact area for three days beginning tonight

CLEVELAND -- A winter weather advisory is in effect from 5 p.m. today through 8 p.m. Wednesday. According to the National Weather Service in Cleveland, snow will begin to blanket the area around 5 p.m. potentially making the commute home difficult.

By Briana Barker Reporter
Wind damage reported; advisory issued for area through 7 p.m.
Mar 8, 2017 11:16 AM

Wind damage reported; advisory issued for area through 7 p.m.

Update: A wind advisory remains in effect through 7 p.m. tonight, as FirstEnergy Corp.'s online power outage application reports more than 100,000 customers in the region are without power due to scattered outages.

From Staff Reports
Mar 8, 2017 12:00 AM

Hub-Times Associate Sports Editor honored by ONA

Record Publishing Co.'s Associate Sports Editor Frank Aceto received two awards in the annual Osman C. Hooper Newspaper competition. The winners were announced Feb. 9 at ONA's annual convention in Columbus. The Hooper Awards honor the best weekly newspapers in Ohio.

Mayor puts new officer in charge
Mar 8, 2017 12:00 AM

Mayor puts new officer in charge

NORTHFIELD VILLAGE After failing to get a majority on Council to confirm his appointment of Police Sgt. John Zolgus as chief of police, Mayor Jesse Nehez has instead named Zolgus "officer in charge" of the department.

By Briana Barker Reporter
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March roared in like a lion with unorthodox weather
Mar 8, 2017 12:00 AM

March roared in like a lion with unorthodox weather

NORDONIA HILLS -- Wacky weather whisked across the area last week starting March 1 with tornado warnings, high winds and rain, but within 72 hours the area was covered in inches of snow.

By Briana Barker And Eric Marotta Reporter And Editor
Community gardens named for longtime resident, educator
Mar 8, 2017 12:00 AM

Community gardens named for longtime resident, educator

Several family members of the late John Seese came to Twinsburg City Council's Feb. 28 meeting to witness Council unanimously approve naming the city's community gardens after him. Mr.

By April Helms Reporter