Lakemore officials seek to raise reconnection fees to water supply. The $20 reconnection fee has been in place since 1991 and is now costing the village more for the time it takes to reconnect residents to the system once the bills are paid.
Does your weekend to-do list include purchasing sunglasses, a birthday card, dog food, a Daisy Red Rider BB gun, a pound of nails, patio furniture, treats for the horse, a sweatshirt, a plastic cow figure and baby chickens?
Lakemore Council meeting for Feb. 19 2013.
An ordinance increasing the rental rates for docks will affect both residents and nonresidents. The approved ordinance will go into effect for the summer season.
A special council meeting was held to approve several orders of business before the end of the year. Council members approved for another year the police contract with Springfield Township to continue providing police services to the village. The contract continues to save the village the cost of having its own department.
Lakemore resident Laura (Lewis) Cochran was sworn in as a new council member at the Dec. 3 council meeting. Cochran will replace former councilman Wendell Sommers, who resigned effective Nov. 27.
A boil alert has been issued for residents east of Canton Road (state Route 91) in the village until 4 p.m. April 12.
The Easter Bunny made back-to-back visits to Schrop School and Lakemore's Upper Water Works Park. At Springfield, he arrived by police cruiser chauffeured by Sgt. Eric East. In Lakemore he came aboard a shinny red fire truck driven by firefighter Nick Alhassani and was greeted by Mayor Rick Justice.
AKRON The Akron Zoo will hold their annual Breakfast with the Bunny event on March 31, April 1 and April 7 from 9 - 11 a.m. The event includes breakfast, a visit from the Bunny and an outdoor egg hunt. Reservations are required and space is limited.
A Walsh University alumnus has launched a think tank at the university to help cities adapt to this new economic world order: The Intelligent Community Forum Institute for the Study of the Intelligent Community. Co-founded by Walsh 1978 graduate Louis Zacharilla, the ICF institute will use technology and a consortium of academics, politicians and businesses leaders to work on ways to keep local economies growing after large industries have left town.
In practical terms, the job of the ICF Institute at Walsh will be to find the best ways teachers are educating students for the global economy and make those models available to teachers and universities, wherever the institutions are located.
The Metro SWAT (special weapons and tactics) team was called and responded to the Village of Lakemore on Jan. 27 when Gregory Bolyard, 42, barricaded himself in his home with a weapon.
Chad S. Pryor, suspended and later fired last year from his job as Lakemore’s village administrator, was indicted by a Summit County Grand Jury on one count of theft in office.
Council members thanked Mayor Mike Kolomichuk and Councilman Pat Fiocca for their years of service to the community at the Dec. 19 meeting. It was the last meeting for both.
Fiocca has been on council for eight years. His fellow members said it was a pleasure to work with him. He thanked Lakemore citizens for the support through the years.
Former Village Administrator Chad Pryor turned himself in to Springfield Township Police Dec. 12 for one felony count of theft in office. Other charges are pending in this ongoing investigation.
Pryor, 38, had been the village administrator since 2008. Police said he took at least $1,298 from the Lakemore village according to Sgt. Eric East of the department.
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AKRON The Summit County Prosecutor’s Office announced Dec. 5 that it will prosecute Richard J. Beasley, and seek the death penalty, for the murder and attempted murder of the four victims of the so-called “Craigslist murders” in Noble and Summit Counties.
It was a tale of two halves in the Springfield Lady Spartans’ first basketball game Wednesday: The first half, when the Spartans showed up to play, and the second, when they didn’t, eventually losing 53-34 to visiting Southeast.