Sunny Lake solutions ready to be finalized
AURORA -- The Save Sunny Lake committee may soon finalize recommendations to restore the lake to a more healthy state. A final discussion will occur and possible changes will be made at a meeting in early June. The committee was established by City Council in 2006 to address Sunny Lake's ecological status while incorporating community concerns. The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency has said high levels of nutrients in the lake have stressed its ecology, and the system is no longer capable of self-regulation.
Stabbing suspect arrested by police
BEDFORD -- Since March, U.S. marshals have been looking for a Maple Heights man who they said was a suspect in a stabbing case. Southeast Area Law Enforcement officers say they found him May 10 after conducting an undercover drug buy. U.S. Marshal Pete Elliot said Mario Anderson, 24, was wanted in connection with the non-fatal stabbing of a man in Cleveland March 20. SEALE detectives said they couldn't find Anderson at his home or the homes of some relatives. They said they obtained a phone number to reach him and lured him out by saying they were interested in buying crack cocaine from him. SEALE officials say they set up a controlled crack cocaine buy with Anderson on May 10 about 11:30 p.m. on Broadway Avenue just south of Bedford Commons.
rejects green project
CUYAHOGA FALLS -- City Council turned down a proposed 110-home green subdivision on Quick Road May 14 by a 10-1 vote. "I cannot support a project that provides this kind of density," Councilmember Mary Ellen Pyke (R-2) said. Councilmember Doug Flinn (R-4) was the sole vote in favor of the plans for Heritage Ridge, the city's first proposed green development. Robert Benjamin, vice president and director of real estate for Heritage Development Co., said the vote was a "real disappointment." Some residents objected to the density of the proposed development and the problems the added population might cause.
HUDSON -- About Gardens and KGK Gardening and Design Corp. have established a new octagon-shaped home in downtown. Ken and Joyce Kuryla of Hudson opened the doors to their new outdoor accessory gallery, About Gardens, at 219 N. Main St. May 8 in an eight-sided building that previously housed a home designing firm. Joyce said the project is a new branch of their residential landscaping and outdoor construction business, KGK Gardening and Design, which they began from their Hudson home 24 years ago. The building is filled with items, from unusual sculptures and ornaments, to bird feeders and outdoor furniture. The gallery will be open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Streetsboro voters will see another school levy
STREETSBORO -- Voters will be asked again to approve a 5.1-mill combined school levy on the Aug. 7 ballot. The School Board approved placing the issue on the ballot Wednesday after voters rejected a 5.1-mill, combined general operation and permanent improvement levy May 8. Streetsboro City Schools Superintendent Tom Giovangnoli said the Aug. 7 levy is needed to replace an emergency levy collecting $1.5 million annually for the district, which is set to expire at the end of 2007.
Expanded Acme Fresh Market to open May 24
TALLMADGE -- The new Acme Fresh Market opens at 600 South Ave. May 24. Acme No. 11 is moving into the 58,000-square foot space from its former 33,000-square-foot location on the east side of the street at 505 South Ave. Acme 11 is one of 15 Acme stores in Summit, Stark and Portage Counties owned by the Fred W. Albrecht Grocery Co., founded in 1891. The new Acme Fresh Market will host the Tallmadge Chamber of Commerce Live After Five event May 24. Festivities will begin at 5:30 p.m. with a ribbon cutting at 6 p.m.