Upcoming dates

of note

Stow City Hall, Munroe Falls City Hall and the Stow-Munroe Falls schools will be closed Sept. 5 in observance of Labor Day.

Munroe Falls City Council will meet Sept. 6 at 7 p.m. in Council chambers in City Hall.

Stow City Council will meet Sept. 8 at 7 p.m. with committee meetings preceding.

Citizen's academy offers look at police operations

A free multi-agency citizen's academy will once again be offered this fall under the sponsorship of Western Reserve Hospital.

The police departments of Munroe Falls, Cuyahoga Falls, Tallmadge, Stow and Silver Lake will be joining together to give local residents an opportunity to see and experience how their local departments operate. The course will include such topics as: canine, DUI enforcement, use of force, narcotics trends and other police-related issues. The classes are slated to start Sept. 21 and will be on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. through Nov. 9. Class size is limited. For more information or to sign up contact the following:

Munroe Falls Chief Jerry Hughes 330-688-7494

Cuyahoga Falls Chief Jack Davis 330-971-8300

Tallmadge Chief Ron Williams 330-633-4066

Stow Chief Jeff Film 330-689-5701

Silver Lake Chief John Conley 330-928-7573

Trick or Treat set

for Oct. 29

Trick or Treat will be Oct. 29 in both Stow and Munroe Falls: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in Stow and 6 to 8 p.m. in Munroe Falls. The annual Trick or Treat event at Stow City Hall will be Oct. 28 from 2:30 to 4 p.m.

Upcoming schedule for Munroe Falls

firing range

Munroe Falls Police Chief Jerry Hughes announces the firing range is scheduled to be utilized on the following dates: Sept. 6-9,14 and 21; and Oct. 5, 12, 19, 20, 21 and 26.

Unused meds can be dropped off at police station

The Munroe Falls Police Department has added a D.U.M.P (Dispose of Unused Medications Properly) Box inside the Police Station Lobby at 43 Munroe Falls Ave. for the use by citizens. With the current drug epidemic in Summit County, and prescription medication being a serious problem especially with youth, the department would like to provide a safe and easy way for residents to dispose of unused medications. Here are the guidelines for using the box:

/ Keep the medicines in their original containers.

/ Mark out the name and address.

/ Make sure all lids are closed tightly.

/ Secure the medications inside a sealable plastic bag.

/ This box is for pills, capsules, or liquid medicines -- syringes cannot be accepted.

Senator to have

district office hours

State Sen. Frank LaRose (R-Hudson) will have his district office hours on Sept. 24, at Stow City Hall, 3760 Darrow Road in Stow from 9 to 11 a.m. LaRose represents Wayne and portions of Summit and Stark counties in northeast Ohio.

No appointment is necessary. In an effort to make himself accessible to everyone in his district, LaRose has office hours once a month at several locations.

Office hours planned

Munroe Falls Councilmen Michael "Mike" Barnes and John Hegnauer will each have public office hours.

On the second Saturday of every month from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Councilman Barnes will be at the Morning Owl Coffeehouse. 297 N. Main St. in Munroe Falls.

Councilman Barnes welcomes the opportunity to answer questions and hear the concerns of all Munroe Falls citizens. Those not able to attend can contact Councilman Barnes directly 330-328-2382 or email Councilman_Barnes@Yahoo.com.

Councilman John Hegnauer will continue to have public office hours on the last Saturday of every month from 2 to 4 p.m. at McDonald's, 12 Munroe Falls Ave. in Munroe Falls.

Citizens are encouraged to use these office hours as an opportunity to connect with local government. Councilman Hegnauer will be available to answer questions and hear concerns about the community.

"I look forward to hosting another year of office hours," Hegnauer said. "Please feel free to visit me during my office hours, call me at 330-573-9190, email jhegnauer@gmail.com, or follow me on Facebook and Twitter."