Monday, May 20, 2013
$236,000 in energy upgrades included lighting by Stow company
Goodwill Industries of Akron can thank a Stow firm for helping the non-profit achieve Energy Star certification from the Environmental Protection Agency. Stow-based USIlluminations was one of several contractors to upgrade or retrofit utility operations at the non-profit's Waterloo Road facility to cut down on energy use. Brenda Baum, communications manager for Goodwill Industries of Akron, said the agency spent about $236,000 in total over a span of three years. "We’re done, but it doesn’t mean that we’re not constantly looking at whatever new opportunities might be available," Baum said. Goodwill received the Energy Star award from the EPA in April for its Waterloo Road facility, where USIlluminations replaced the parking lot and …
City to buy about 0.05 acres as part of road widening project
The city of Stow is well into negotiations and buying properties along Graham Road for the road-widening project to start construction as early as January 2014. The most recent land buy approved by Stow City Council is for a sliver of land in front of Rocco's Pizza on Graham Road. Council signed off on spending $23,000 for about 0.05 acres of road-front property in front of the pizzeria near the intersection with Hudson Drive. Practically every road-front property on Graham Road from Bath to Hudson roads will be touched by the Graham Road widening plan to improve traffic flow. About 50 properties in total will see some sort of change, such as to the curb or sidewalk, simply because the road will be widened in front of them. Nearly all 50 …
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 Stow Patch. Click through the links below to learn about what people in your community have to say about current events, businesses, family and living. • Two Hearts Inspirations writes about one of their favorite wedding photographers: JaNicki Photography. Learn more here. • 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 new four-year program of highway, public transportation, and bike and pedestrian projects. Find out what they are here. • A …
Saturday, May 18, 2013
The home is located in Eastwicke Farms subdivision.
This five-bedroom, three-bathroom home at 4512 Knob Hill has 3,301 total square feet and is priced at $329,997. For more details, including how to schedule a private showing, check out the listing on our real estate partner Zillow. Or check out more Stow real estate listings.
Friday, May 17, 2013
Planning commission signs off on 14,000 square-foot building
The industrial Alpha Parkway near State Route 8 is going to get a new tenant. The Stow Planning Commission approved a site plan Tuesday for a new, 14,000 square-foot facility on 2.5 acres for QuestMark Flooring. QuestMark currently has offices on Allen Road and will be relocating to the Alpha Parkway site, according to minutes from Tuesday's commission meeting. Stow Planning Director Rob Kurtz said J & E Development, the firm that owns the facility where QuestMark operates today, is planning to build the new facility for the firm, which specializes in industrial, commercial and retail flooring. QuestMark specializes in polished concrete and polymer flooring, according to its website. Kurtz said the new building for QuestMark is the second …
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
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Program focuses on personal, professional leadership development
A new format is coming to the Stow-Munroe Falls Adult Leadership Program, a nine-month course designed to advance personal leadership skills for members of Stow's business community. Doris Stewart, executive director of the Stow-Munroe Falls Chamber of Commerce, which organizes the class, said the program took a brief hiatus until four graduates from the 2010-2011 course looked to revamp it for 2013-2014. "And give it a fresh look," Stewart said. For this year, the twice-monthly class will feature a full day taught by Ned Parks, a corporate coach who specializes in business consulting and staff development. Kim Polatas, of Marathon Financial Services, Donna Beheydt, of Minuteman Press, Ellen Kurr, of AtNetPlus, and Jacquie Mazziotta, of …
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Nominations are due from members and residents to the Stow-Munroe Falls Chamber of Commerce by May 31.
It's that time of year again when the Stow-Munroe Falls Chamber of Commerce is looking for input from its members and non-members on two prestigeous awards. Nominations for Business Person of the Year will be accepted from chamber members only. Nominations for Friend of the Community will be accepted from both Stow and Munroe Falls residents. "This individual should show a long-standing commitment to the community and be an 'unsung hero,'" according to a chamber Facebook post. (Membership is not a requirement.) Deadline for nominations is May 31. Full criteria and applications are available on the chamber's website. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org. More than 220 people attended the Stow Pride Community Breakfast last June …
Monday, May 13, 2013
The cost of colonoscopies, MRIs, CT scans and mammograms can shift a lot from place to place.
It costs $410 less to get an MRI in Summit County than in Cuyahoga County. That's according to data from New Choice Health, a private company that encourages people to become smarter healthcare consumers. The two counties border each other, Cuyahoga County includes the city of Cleveland and the headquarters for MetroHealth Medical Center, University Hospitals and the Cleveland Clinic. These big regional differences have been in the news lately: As the Washington Post wrote last week, "One hospital charges $8,000 - another $38,000." Using the same data as the Post, The New York Times listed out the prices of a series of procedures in hospitals across the country. The Times and the Post used data from Centers for Medicare and Medicaid …
Saturday, May 11, 2013
The family room has an antique-brick gas-starter wood-burning fireplace.
This four-bedroom, three-bathroom home at 3043 Hillside Trail has a total 2,544 square feet and is priced at $269,900. For more details, including how to schedule a private showing, check out the listing on our real estate partner Zillow. Or check out more Stow real estate listings.