Upcoming meetings

Munroe Falls City Council will meet Nov. 1 at 7 p.m. in Council Chamber in City Hall. Committee meetings will be Nov. 8 at 6:30 p.m.

The Stow Planning Commission will meet Nov. 8 at 6 p.m. in the boards and commissions room at City Hall.

Stow City Council will meet Nov. 10 at 7 p.m. in Council Chambers in City Hall. Council committees will meet prior to the regular Council meeting.

Stow-Munroe Falls Board of Education will meet Nov. 21 at 7 p.m. at Kimpton Middle School.

Annual Holiday Food Drive at The Scissor Room

The Scissor Room is collecting food to help feed families in the community. With the help of the Munroe Falls Police Department, the Munroe Falls business will be collecting non-perishable items until Nov. 16. Anyone making a donation will be entered into a raffle to win a basket. Remember to check expiration dates on any items donated. Items can be dropped off at The Scissor Room, 21 N. Main St. in Munroe Falls during business hours or call 330-688-7666 for info.

Leaf pickup season begins

Munroe Falls began its leaf pickup program on Oct. 24. The schedule can be found on the city's website.

Stow's leaf pickup program will begin Oct. 31. For more information, visit the website at stowohio.org or call the hotline at 330-689-2927.

In both cities, leaves must be placed at the curb or roadside by 7 a.m. of the Monday of the scheduled collection week.

Upcoming schedule for Munroe Falls

firing range

Munroe Falls Police Chief Jerry Hughes announces the firing range is scheduled to be utilized on Oct. 31; Nov. 2, 9, 16 and 30; and Dec. 7.

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.

State Rep to have Office Hours

State Rep. Kristina Roegner (R-Hudson) will be having district office hours Nov. 1 from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Hudson Public Library, Laurel Lake Room, 96 Library St. in Hudson. No appointment is necessary for these office hours and everyone is encouraged to participate.

If unable to attend the office hours, contact Rep. Roegner by phone at 614-466-1177 or by email at Rep37@ohiohouse.gov.

Councilmen to have Office Hours

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

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.