Summit County Clerk of Courts to accept electronic

filing in criminal


Beginning Sept. 19, the Summit County Clerk of Court's office will accept electronic filing of court documents for cases in the Summit County Court of Common Pleas Criminal Division. The E-Filing system will allow attorneys and pro-se litigants to file the vast majority of pleadings and other documents from any place that they can access the internet and at any time of day.

"Many of our customers are in the habit of electronic filing due to our civil division and domestic relations division utilizing electronic filing for the last several years," said Summit County Clerk of Courts Sandra Kurt. "Now all divisions will offer the security and convenience of filing when it best fits our customers' schedules."

For more information, contact the Summit County Clerk of Courts office at 330-643-2212 or

Village Council will have work session on water rate issue Sept. 19

Silver Lake Village Council will have a work session on Sept. 19 at 5:30 p.m. in Village Hall, 2961 Kent Road, to discuss a potential change to the village's water rate ordinance.

Nearly every resident is connected to the village's water and sewer systems and pays a flat rate of $15.94 per month for water system maintenance and are then also charged for the water they use. There are 30 village homes on North Dover Road and Woodland Lane that are not connected to the village's water or sewer system who do not pay this flat rate, according to village officials. With the legislation, officials are proposing charging $15.94 per month to these residents because water from a fire hydrant could be used to put out a blaze at their home. Council on Sept. 6 decided to table the legislation until Nov. 21. In the interim, they will discuss the issue beginning with the work session on Sept. 19. Following the work session, Council will have a regular meeting at 7.

Joint meeting on

regional dispatching Sept. 20 in Stow

There will be a joint public meeting on regional dispatching on Sept. 20 at 7 p.m. in the Stow City Council Chambers.

It will include City Councils from Stow, Tallmadge and Cuyahoga Falls.

County Councilman to host office hours Sept. 22

District 2 Summit County Councilmember John Schmidt announces he will host public office hours on Sept. 22 between 7 and 8:30 p.m. at the Cuyahoga Falls Public Library, 2015 Third St., Cuyahoga Falls.

Councilman Schmidt will be available to answer questions and hear concerns from constituents. District 2 includes most of the city of Cuyahoga Falls, the city of Munroe Falls and portions of Akron including East Akron, Goodyear Heights and North Hill.

For more information, contact the Summit County Council Office at 330-643-2725.

Lane restrictions on Route 8 between Graham Road, Route 303

State Route 8 between Graham Road and State Route 303 has various nightly lane restrictions for pavement repairs.

Route 8 between Graham Road and Route 303 is reduced to two lanes in each direction for pavement repairs until further notice.

Route 8 between Graham Road and Route 303 will be reduced to one lane in each direction nightly between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. until further notice, according to the Ohio Department of Transportation. This work is the beginning of a $930,000 project to make various pavement repairs on State Route 8 between Graham Road and State Route 303. The entire project is scheduled to be completed by late September.