Peace Officers Memorial Ceremony is May 17

The Cuyahoga Falls and Silver Lake Police Memorial and Honor Guard Foundation will host the annual Peace Officers Memorial Ceremony on May 17 at 10 a.m. at the Cuyahoga Falls Civic Center Campus, 2310 Second St.

The names of Louis Dirker, Robert Kidd and Jerry Archer have been added to the memorial site. Dirker, who served as chief of both the Stow and Cuyahoga Falls police departments during his career, died in February 2016 at the age of 67 after battling cancer.

Stow Municipal Court Judge Kim Hoover will be the keynote speaker.

The public may also show support for their local law enforcement officers by displaying blue and black ribbons, or a police memorial flag throughout National Police Week May 14-20.

Lane restrictions on Route 8 for bridge work

State Route 8 between Howe Avenue and Graham Road has various daily and nightly lane restrictions for bridge repairs. These restrictions will occur between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. This work is part of a $4.6 million project to resurface Route 8 between Howe and Graham roads, State Route 303 from east of Chittenden Road to Olde 8 and on SR 261 from just west of Route 8 to N. Main Street. The project also includes miscellaneous bridge repairs. The entire project is scheduled to be complete by October.

Spring Cleanup for Falls sanitation customers runs through May 12

Spring Cleanup for all Cuyahoga Falls sanitation customers will run through May 12. Customers should place all Spring clean-up refuse at the curb on their regularly scheduled trash pickup day by 7 a.m. for collection during this time.

Hazardous waste, tires, car parts, or large amounts of construction material will not be taken. All other acceptable trash items (furniture, appliances, misc.) will be picked up free of charge.

Additionally, yard carts are now available and may be obtained by visiting the Utility Billing Department. A $25 down payment is required, but is refundable upon return of the cart. Any leftover yard waste from Fall can be placed in the yard carts for pickup. Remember that yard carts and all trash receptacles should be placed 3 feet away from the curbs, trees, and any other obstructions so that sanitation workers may complete all pickups as effectively and efficiently as possible.

For more information, call the Sanitation Department at 330-971-8010 or log on to

Calling all Tiger Band alumni

The Cfhs Pride Alumni Marching Band needs you to join the band this year in the Cuyahoga Falls Memorial Day Parade on May 29.

Practice for the parade will be at Cuyahoga Falls High School on May 28 at 1 p.m. in the band room. Instruments will be available as well. Parade line-up is at 8 a.m. between IHM and Portage Crossing. The parade begins at 9 a.m.

Contact Mike Price for details at 330-603-8139 or visit While there, update your contact info. And mark your calendars - this year's band show date is Aug. 15.