Upcoming meeting

The Stow-Munroe Falls Board of Education will meet for a special meeting Jan. 31 at 5 p.m. to discuss personnel matters in an executive session. Actionable items will take place in an open session. The next regular meeting will be Feb. 13 at 5 p.m. in Central Offices.

Thinking about having a Valentine's Day wedding?

Are you interested in getting married or renewing your wedding vows on Valentine's Day? Stow Mayor Sara Kline will offer Stow residents that opportunity on Feb. 14 from 10 a.m. to noon in the Stow City Council Chambers.

Couples interested in getting married on that date will need to have their marriage license. Reservations are required. Call the Mayor's Office at 330-689-2800 or email vhuff@stow.oh.us to schedule an appointment. Times will be on a first come, first served basis. Interested parties may choose to write their own vows or the mayor's office will provide vows.

Couples will be given wedding cupcakes and sparking juice to celebrate this monumental occasion. Your guests are very welcome to attend.

Stow Councilman to have office hours

Stow City Council Vice President Matt Riehl invites residents to attend his monthly office hours on Feb. 7 from 5 to 7 p.m. in the second floor conference room at Stow City Hall. No appointment is necessary and everyone is invited to attend.

"I look forward to these monthly meetings," Riehl said. "It's one of the best ways to ensure that your voice is heard at city hall."

Councilman Riehl is available to hear residents' issues, concerns and ideas for the city of Stow. If unable to attend, contact Councilman Riehl by phone at 330-689-0343 or email at MRiehl@Stow.oh.us.

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

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 Mike 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."