Upcoming meetings

Stow-Munroe Falls Board of Education will have a special meeting Dec. 12 at 4:30 p.m. at NEOnet, 700 Graham Road in Cuyahoga Falls. The purpose of the meeting is the employment of a public employee; the Board will go into executive session and no action is planned.

The Board of Education's organizational meeting is set for Jan. 10, 2017 at 7 p.m. in the Stow-Munroe Falls High School library, 3227 Graham Road, Stow. Board member Gerry Bettio has been elected to serve as president pro-tempore for that meeting.

Munroe Falls City Council committees will meet Dec. 13 at 6:30 p.m. in Council chambers at City Hall.

Closures during holiday season

Stow City Hall will be closed Dec. 23-Dec. 26 and Dec. 30-Jan. 2.

Munroe Falls City Hall will be closed Dec. 23-Dec. 26 and Jan. 2.

Stow-Munroe Falls City Schools will be on winter break Dec. 21 through Jan. 3; classes will resume on Jan. 4.

The Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library will be closed Dec. 24-Dec. 25 and Jan. 1.

High school stadium closed for winter months

The Stow-Munroe Falls City Schools Director of Operations Mark Fritz has announced that through March 1, 2017, the Stow-Munroe Falls High School stadium and track will be closed for the winter.

"This practice was started a few years ago to provide savings to the district in energy costs as well as lessening wear and tear on the surfaces," Fritz stated.

District 2 County Councilor hosts office hours Dec. 15

District 2 Summit County Councilmember John Schmidt will host public office hours on Dec. 15 between 7 and 8:30 p.m. at the Cuyahoga Falls Library, 2015 Third St. 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.

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.

Munroe Falls Councilmen offer 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 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 330-573-9190, email jhegnauer@gmail.com, or follow me on Facebook and Twitter."