Upcoming meetings

Stow Planning Commission will meet Sept. 26 at 6 p.m., rescheduled from Sept. 13.

Stow Planning Commission will have a community meeting Sept. 27 at 6 p.m. for public input on the city's comprehensive plan.

Coffee with the Munroe Falls Safety Forces

Do you have questions about your Police, Fire or EMS Services?

Munroe Falls Fire Chief Lee Chafin and Police Chief Jerry Hughes would like to treat you to a cup of coffee and a provide a little time to get to know each other while sharing conversation, thoughts and ideas with each other.

They will be at the Lehner Community Center, 35 S. River Road, on Sept. 27 from 9 to 10:30 a.m.

If interested in attending, contact City Hall at 330-688-7491 to help ensure enough refreshments.

Recycling center to close for season

ReWorks announces that the Household Hazardous Waste Recycling Center (HHWRC) will close for the 2016 season on Sept. 29. Normal hours of operation, 2 to 7 p.m., will apply.

The HHWRC will reopen for the 2017 season on June 1, 2017 and be in operation every Thursday between 2-7 p.m. through Sept. 28, 2017.

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 Street event at Stow City Hall will be Oct. 28 from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Children are invited to come to City Hall in costume and enjoy sidewalk chalk, treats and meet and greet the Snow Queen, Princess Beauty and more.

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. 21 and 28; 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.

Sept. 27 last day for Munroe Falls

Farmers Market

The Munroe Falls Farmers Market is now open on Tuesdays through Sept. 27 from 3 until 6 p.m. at Brust Park.

There are 12 vendors participating.

The Farmers Market Association is seeking vendors for meat, certified organic produce, eggs, orchard growers, candy and cheese producers. For more information, contact City Hall at 330-688-7491.

Stow Farmers

Market open through Oct. 8

The Stow Community Farmers Market at the Stow Community United Church of Christ will be open on Saturday mornings from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. to Oct. 8, rain or shine. Anyone interested in becoming a vendor should contact Judy in the church office at 330-688-8927. The market is especially wanting to encourage vendors selling homegrown fruits and vegetables, and cheese.

The church is on Pilgrim Drive in Stow, one block from Graham Road behind the Briarwood Nursing Home.

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."

Section of Bike & Hike Trail closed in Stow

A .6-mile section of the Bike & Hike Trail, between Sowul Boulevard and Norton Road in Stow, will be closed until early 2017. The Ohio Department of Transportation and the city of Stow are replacing a bridge on Route 91 with a tunnel. The Stow project is similar to a recently completed trail tunnel replacement under Akron-Cleveland Road in Boston Heights. For more information, call 330-867-5511.

The 34-mile Bike & Hike Trail travels southeast from Sagamore Hills to Munroe Falls and Stow.