Tuesday, April 30, 2013
In case you missed it, here's a quick recap of the stories readers clicked on most during the month of April.
Our top story in April 2013 was about a dangerous crash involving a flipped car in front of Summit Mall, injuring two. Fairlawn-Bath had some interesting news to share and you can read what readers viewed the most in the last month. To stay up to date with news in town, "like" Fairlawn-Bath Patch on Facebook.
Monday, April 29, 2013
Akron and Cleveland made it on a 100 Worst Allergy Cities list. Look at the local pollen forecast for Fairlawn and Bath this week and grab those antihistamines.
Sneezing? It's no wonder ... nearby Akron is listed as a 2013 Spring Allergy Capital by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America. In Fairlawn and Bath specifically, allergen levels keep climbing. Take a look at the forecast on Pollen.com by punching in your zip code. The highest level on Pollen.com is 12 and Fairlawn-Bath is looking at 10s and 11s this week. What's to blame? Experts are saying record warm temperatures and mild winters are causing more serious allergies this season. Every year, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America identifies the most challenging places to live for allergy sufferers. Akron moved up 10 spots from last year and is the 44th most challenging place out of 100 to live if you are a seasonal allergy …
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Here are some eco-friendly ways to celebrate Earth Day any day!
Even though Earth Day has passed us by this year, Patch wants to share some ways we can help the environment year-round. Founded in 1970 in the U.S. as a day of education about environmental issues, Earth Day is now a globally celebrated holiday. More than one billion people in 192 countries will observe the 43rd anniversary of Earth Day, according to the Earth Day Network. Although Earth Day is a great reminder to be environmentally conscious, there are plenty of simple ways you can celebrate the earth all year long. Here are just 10 ways you can be eco-friendly long after Earth Day is over: 1. Plant a tree. Planting a tree is perhaps the most common Earth Day activity, but you can plant a tree any day of the year. Trees produce oxygen …
Monday, April 8, 2013
Check out the Top 10 rated restaurants based on the Yelp! reviews.
Websites like Yelp! have empowered the everyday eater to become their local neighborhood's food critic, praising and condemning behind the anonymity of a computer screen. Ever wondered if a restaurant is good or bad? Yelp! can be a good indicator of whether that restaurant is worth your time or money. Based on Yelp!'s highest-rated star ranking, here are the top 10 restaurants in Fairlawn. Do you agree or disagree with the Yelp! top 10 list? Comment here, and be sure to review your favorite restaurants on the Fairlawn-Bath Patch directory page.
Saturday, April 28, 2012
Find out what's new in the case between Copley Township and Fairlawn regarding the closure of Rothrock Road.
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
A. Schulman has been a staple on West Market since 1972, and now it's time to expand.
A. Schulman has made Fairlawn its corporate headquarters for the last 40 years, and it has plans to stay here for a while longer. At Monday's City Council Committee of the Whole meeting, representatives from A. Schulman, a $2.5 billion global plastics supplier, announced it would stay in Fairlawn and relocate to the new Corporate Park at the corner of Ridgewood and Cleveland-Massillon roads. Vice President Gary Miller said the company has grown substantially since 2009, having made five acquisitions in the past three years, the newest one being earlier this year. The new building will be the cornerstone of the corporate park, he said. It will sit on 4.6 acres of land that the company bought for $560,000. It will be a one-story, 34,000 …
Thursday, April 5, 2012
After two years at the Ghent Road location, owner Susan Mozingo decided it's time to grow.
Editor's note: This story was updated on 4-16-2012, and took out a portion of the story that was inaccurate. Regency Wine, 115 Ghent Road, is on the path toward expanding into the former Distinctions building, said proprietor Susan Mozingo at Monday's city council meeting. Council supported her decision to go forward with the expansion and to construct Fairlawn's only wine bar. Mozingo offers wine tasting, and has a permit for that, but not to serve. "I'm planning to have the wine bar open by summer," Mozingo said. Mozingo is still working out the details, but she hopes to seat between 35 to 40 people and offer a food menu. Mozingo wants her customers to be able to hold special events at the bar. "There's nothing like this in Fairlawn …
Thursday, March 29, 2012
Fairlawn officials have decided to nix the concrete barrier until the court decides whether it is legal.
The concrete barrier that would block Rothrock Road at Sawgrass Drive starting April 10 has been put on hold, according to the Akron Beacon Journal. Copley Township officials filed an injunction last Friday against Fairlawn and Mayor William Roth that would stop the barriers from going up, but Roth said nothing will go up until the court deems it legal. Read more here.
The Fairlawn staple isn't going far, just down the plaza.
When Lucky Shoes President John Luck weighed his options at the end of his Fairlawn Town Centre lease, leaving Fairlawn never crossed his mind. Instead, he agreed on moving from the west end of the plaza to the east end, gaining 2,000 square feet and new brands in the process. Luck and his father Tom Luck, Lucky Shoes owner, plan to host a low key grand opening on April 13. The new store will feature more clothing options, as well as new shoe brands, John Luck said. "We're primarily a comfort shoes store," Luck said. "We'll have new brands of comfort shoes and we're trying to appeal to (teens) more with Vera Bradley and a new brand of shoe." Luck said the buzz generated around the new store location has been amazing. Luck said what sets …
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Mayor William Roth gave his State of the City Address at Monday's council meeting.
Mayor William Roth had nothing but good news at Monday night's council meeting, where he gave his State of the City Address. He originally gave his speech two weeks ago at a Chamber of Commerce lunch, so we're going to bring it to you again, in the condensed version. • City revenues were up 6.2 percent higher in 2011 than 2010, which puts the city back on 2008, pre-recession levels. • City officials were able to renegotiate contracts with city unions and insurance companies to include a zero percent increase in health care benefits. This will save the city $100,000, Roth said. • For the third year in the row, Roth and city council have managed to set this year's budget at 2 percent less than the year before. Roth said he realizes it's …