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Poll: Who Should Win the Rothrock Road Closure Trial?

Take our poll and tell us why in the comments!

This is it, folks. The Copley v. Fairlawn Rothrock Road closure trial will come to an end Friday afternoon when attorneys give their closing arguments.

There have been 11 days of trial in Summit County Common Pleas Judge Alison McCarty's courtroom. The trial started June 1. 

So after all the testimony — and there's been a lot — we want to know who you think should win the Rothrock Road trial. We also want to know why you feel that way.

Will closing Rothrock Road ruin your commute to the Montrose area? Are you concerned about the residents at Copley Place? Are you glad that extra traffic from a Walmart development won't come into your residential neighborhood? We want to know!

If you missed any of the trial, and you want to catch up before voting in our poll,

Joe Mama July 12, 2012 at 11:30 AM
Really??? A poll regarding who should win?? This is not some game.. it's an issue that should and will be decided by the courts. Montrose traffic is a mess now......it's only going to get worse if something is not done to maintain some structural integrity in the whole area. Stick to reporting the news.....it's not your strongsuit but give it a try!
Allyson Rozsa July 12, 2012 at 02:00 PM
Look man, if you don't like it, stop reading it. No one is twisting your arm, here.
Bob Voltz July 12, 2012 at 02:58 PM
I live on Cleveland-Mass Road. The closure of Rothrock has increased traffic on Cleve-Mass tremendously. Fairlawn just doesn't want to lose the tax revenue and have two empty white elephant buildings.
christinektia July 15, 2012 at 11:26 AM
Bob you're dead on about that. It's greed and yes, Fairlawn stands to lose a lot of tax money so of course this is worth the fight to them. That road belongs to both Copley and Fairlawn residents. I should have the right to utilize it to get anywhere I want. Believe it or not, there are actually pre existing businesses that gain from the Rothrock Rd access.
Jennifer Burt Kelley July 15, 2012 at 03:14 PM
this is ridiculous, that road was there way before all those developements were there, and it was always zoned for business....get over it and stop trying to close all the roads just because you don't want people to drive on them (interesting that is what roads are for) if you don't like it....MOVE
Jenean Gabbert July 15, 2012 at 05:10 PM
Townships (Copley) make their revenue through retail tax dollars. Fairlawn as a city makes it revenue by property taxes. Copley stands to gain dollars and Fairlawn's only revenue loss will be in housing values decreasing and thus property taxes going down. Either way Copley Fairlawn schools still have the revenue. So yes- it is about money - money for COPLEY!!!!!!
Ted Frampton July 15, 2012 at 05:45 PM
so sick of fairlawn boo-hoo ing ! get over it - you will recover any lost tax revenue when tax base is raised on your residents!
Jenean Gabbert July 17, 2012 at 02:10 PM
Again - Fairlawn is not losing tax dollars - Copley is gaining $$$ Teh only loss Fairlawn will end up with is lowered of property values because of the development which in turn will result in lower tax dollars. The revenue gain is to Copley.
TheLastWord November 12, 2012 at 06:49 PM
It is rediculous to close this road period! When I-77 took it (way back when) it an was deemed important enough then to reconstruct it where it is today! Why NOW is it expendable??? Oh Duh! $$$$$$$ The election is over, so now we should be hearing from the judge.
TheArtist November 14, 2012 at 05:15 PM
I wish we would get a judgement on this case already!!
The Editor November 21, 2012 at 09:06 PM
DITTO!!!

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