Tuesday, May 21, 2013
The township and Copley awarded $50,000 to find ways to improve Montrose transportation
Bath and Copley townships have been awarded $50,000 to study ways to improve bicycle, pedestrian and vehicle access to the Montrose area. The Akron Metropolitan Area Transportation Study chose the Montrose: North/South East/West as one of two projects to fund with planning grants this year. "It will look (in part) at the Route 18 corridor for a walk and bike path," said Township Administrator Vito Sinopoli, who added that Trustee Elaina Goodrich spearheaded the grant application. Goodrich was not available for comment Monday. The study will encompass a 3.25-mile suburban area bounded by Bath Township to the north and Copley Township to the south and include the heavily traveled roadways of Interstate 77, state Route 18, Springside Drive…
Monday, May 20, 2013
Check out a selection of the blogger contributions from community members, including businesses, hospitals and people just like you.
All members of the community are invited to "share what they know" and become a Local Voice, aka blogger, on Fairlawn-Bath Patch. Click through the links below to learn about what people in your community have to say about current events, businesses, family and living. • Do you let your children or pets drink from the hose on those hot and sunny days? Mom blogger Elana West questioned the safety of it and shared her research with us. • Akron Metropolitan Area Transportation Study (AMATS) writes about a Connecting Communities Grant awarded to Bath and Copley townships. Read what the Township can do with the money, and the plans it already has here. • A local member of World Exchange is looking for families to host French students this …
Sunday, May 19, 2013
This year's speaker is retired Major General Dan Hahn.
The Revere High School marching band will provide patriotic music, there will be singing and information on the Pledge of Allegiance before retired Major General Dan Hahn speaks at this year's Memorial Day observance in Bath Township. The event is on May 27 at noon at the Bath Veteran's Memorial Park at the corners of W. Bath and N. Cleveland-Massillon Roads. Emma Weihe, a Revere High School student, will sing prior to learning about the Pledge of Allegiance from fourth grade student Owen Desberg. Hahn, who has 36 years of service, will address the audience. He commanded an artillery battalion during Desert Shield/Desert Storm in 1991 and had two assignments in the Pentagon on the Joint and Army Staffs. He served six different tours in …
Sunday, May 12, 2013
Here's what's going on in Fairlawn and Bath
A wrap-up of news from the last week: New business coming -- Sweet Frog Premium Frozen Yogurt is moving into a Fairlawn shopping center. Internet cafes an issue -- Fairlawn is hoping the state regulates the businesses before it has to. Quick-change artist strikes -- A man confuses a cashier out of $100 in Bath Township. Rain garden moving ahead -- Fairlawn is working on a plan to create a rain garden at Croghan Park. Party season starts -- Bath police break up a party of more than 100 kids.
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Bath Township approves plans for a 6,480-square-foot building
Basketball star LeBron James, whose home draws tourists to Bath Township, is seeking to build a large garage on an adjacent parcel. An application filed with the township's Board of Zoning Appeals says the one-story, 6,480-square-foot building would be for collector cars, memorabilia, showroom, bathroom and gardening equipment. It would be built at 180 Crystal Lake Road, apparently after the house there is razed. Township Administrator Vito Sinopoli said the BZA approved the request earlier this year. James in 2003 bought 5.5 acres on Idlebrook Drive and eventually tore down the existing house to build his 30,000-square-foot mansion, which reports have said includes a bowling alley, recording studio, barbershop, theater, casino and …
City hopes to have parts of the project done this summer
Plans to turn a retention pond at Croghan Park into a rain garden this summer are on track, city officials said. "It's going really well," Deputy Service Director Ernie Staten said. Mayor William Roth has said the area will be graded and filled with plants native to the area. The plants will filter and clean the water and -- he hopes -- attract wildlife. "It will help the environment a little and educate the public," Roth said.The mayor said he wants to also erect signs with the names and descriptions of the plants. The project will include sidewalks, which should be done in the summer or early fall. And it will feature a new pedestrian bridge that will be located slightly east of the existing bridge. Staten said the bridge could be …
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Tuesday, May 7, 2013
City wants to see if Ohio will take action soon
Fairlawn officials are playing a waiting game with the state to see who will act first on regulating Internet sweepstakes cafes. City Council was poised to pass local legislation on the cafes earlier this year, but is holding off after hearing that Ohio legislators are tackling the issue statewide. "Something must have happened in the statehouse," Mayor William Roth said. "It's a total reverse of where they were a month ago." But if the state doesn't act by mid-June, Fairlawn will have to move. Fairlawn's moratorium on the cafes — originally imposed in 2011, and extended twice — will expire June 15. For now, Fairlawn will wait. "We still have time," Council President Russ Sharnsky said. Roth said the city would prefer to have Ohio …
Sunday, May 5, 2013
Here's what's going on in Bath and Fairlawn
A wrap-up of the week's top stories: Major road project is alive -- Fairlawn had plans drawn 20 years ago to widen part of Cleveland-Massillon road, and now sees an opportunity to put them to use. Mass casualty drill -- Police in Fairlawn, Bath and other communities are planning a disaster drill at Summit Mall in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings. Kids drinking -- Local police departments are asking parents to register their graduation parties so officers can keep an eye on them. New business opens -- A new kind of salon opens in Fairlawn. Scams reported -- Con artists have been making the rounds in the area.
Friday, May 3, 2013
City will seek funding to improve traffic flow
Fairlawn will dust off 20-year-old plans to widen Cleveland-Massillon Road and seek funding to get the project moving. Mayor William Roth said this week the city is seeking a grant from the Akron Metropolitan Area Transportation Study to widen Cleveland-Massillon to five lanes between I-77 and Route 18. "The good news is, the vast majority of the plans are already done," Roth said. The plans were drawn up in the late 1980s and early 1990s, but -- with some updating -- will still serve, he said. EPA studies will have to be redone, and calculations will have to be translated from the metric system -- at the time, it was required to prepare plans that way -- into feet and miles. That section of road is currently ranked No. 1 in traffic …