Wednesday, May 11, 2011
All of the department's firefighters are being trained in a State Fire Marshal trailer all week.
Stow Fire Capt. Mark Stone explains why it's important for the Stow Fire Department to regularly train the firefighters. The crew is also testing new thermal imaging cameras to purchase with grant money.
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
The organizers of the event extended the collection time one day because of the large amount of community members who wanted to donate.
A truck load of items gathered from those in Stow and area communities will be traveling down to Alabama in a TTR Shipping truck Wednesday to aid in those in Tuscaloosa who are recovering from a tornado.
The rock bands performed May 7 at the Stow Armory for their friends and parents.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Nick Rock
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
The first annual Kids That Rock Spring Jam at the Stow Armory Saturday attracted teens and their parents. We talked to Kathy Christ, the coordinator of the event, as well as some of the participants to see what they thought of the event.
Monday, May 9, 2011
Three-year-old fishing in Stow: 'I got one, I got one!'
The lake was stocked and several families from Stow and other communities gathered for the annual fishing derby May 7.
Monday, May 2, 2011
On April 30, 2011 the Stow-Munroe Falls High School Band played a concert paying tribute to military members.
The Stow-Monroe Falls High School band performed in their auditorium for an audience of family and community members alike April 30. The theme for the night — paying tribute to members of the military.
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
City Council approved hiring an attorney April 28 to decide if the city's charter on voter-led ballot issues is unconstitutional or not.
Last updated: April 29, 8:57 a.m. Stow City Council unanimously decided Thursday to hire an outside attorney — at the cost of $1,800 — to get the city charter in line with the Ohio Constitution. The outside law firm, Squire, Sanders & Dempsey, offered Stow a flat rate of about $1,800 to give an opinion on whether the city's charter is unconstitutional when it comes to voter-led ballot initiatives. Law Director Brian Reali said an opinion should be available in about a week. The city's charter requires signatures of 20 percent of registered voters in the last gubernatorial election on petitions to put an initiative on the ballot in Stow. Reali says the city charter does not follow Ohio's Constitution, which requires 10 percent of voters …
It will take between four and six weeks to get to all of the hydrants in the city.
Stow began its biannual hydrant flushing program Monday around Marsh Drive. Signs will be posted in affected areas, prior to the start, and as the program moves into adjacent areas. The program will begin in the southeast quadrant of the city; proceed along Fishcreek Road and areas to the east. From there, the center, north and then south sections will be flushed. The program will end with the flushing of the west side of the city. All residential and commercial areas will be flushed between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. The water department advises that customers refrain from doing laundry, as well as running water for cooking or medical needs, while crews are in your immediate area. If water is discolored, let a cold water tap run for several …
Thursday, April 21, 2011
City income taxes in Stow are about 4 percent higher than what was collected in 2009.
Dennis Bernaciak, tax administrator for Stow, said income tax collections are up about 4 percent overall in the first quarter, and he hopes the trend continues. Although Stow saw more cash in the first quarter than in 2010, Bernaciak said he will continue to monitor the flow of collections. In March 2010, the city collected $901,324. In March 2011, Stow collected $2.83 million. "Taking this to be anything other than the first quarter score in a four quarter game would be dangerous," said Bernaciak.
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
In the style of MTV's television show, If You Really Knew Me, Stow-Munroe Falls High School students were challenged to tear down the walls that separate them during an emotional day.
Parents, teachers, administrators and about 80 Stow-Munroe Falls High School students participated in MTV's If You Really Knew Me Challenge Day April 18. High School Principal Susan Schur said through the help of grants, the district paid $6,000 for MTV to come to the school. During the all-day event, athletes became friends with emos, cheerleaders were friendly with those on the chess team and outcasts shared hugs with the popular clique. Just like the television show, students also supported each other when sharing personal stories about their life. "We can be kinder to each other — we can recognize other people are going through things and be kinder to them and take that out to the rest of the school," said High School Therapist Sally …
Friday, April 15, 2011
Lakeview Principal Kim Lockhart will officially retire June 24.
Kim Lockhart has set a longevity record in the Stow-Munroe Falls School District by serving as principal at Lakeview Intermediate School for 23 years. But now, the open road is calling his name and he’s ready to respond. Literally. With his retirement date set for June 24, Lockhart and his wife of 33 years, Sandy, have fulfilled their dream of buying an RV and are making plans to see America up and close and personal. “It just felt like the right time to retire, to spend more time with my family and to leave the day-to-day routines to somebody else,” said Lockhart. He briefly considered staying longer in order to break John (Jack) Salters’ longevity record as principal at Echo Hills Elementary School. “But then I thought, nah, I’m ready to…