Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Critics of Redmon's proposal to add a crematorium say it presents potentially serious health risks, while proponents say they've been a good neighbor and will use it responsibly.
Redmon Funeral Home wants to add a crematorium to its services, and the thought of living next to or near it has several Stow residents up in arms. At Monday's city council meeting, several people spoke out against the addition of a crematorium, saying it poses potential health risks to children, the elderly and pregnant women. Others said Redmon is a good neighbor and will handle the service with care and caution. City council will make the final decision at Thursday's 7 p.m. council meeting. We want to know what you think. Tell us in the comments below and take our poll. Here's what people on Stow Patch's Facebook page and other articles are saying: Geoffrey Besso I support it. Look at the data. Interview people in communities that have …
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
It was a packed house at Monday's Stow City Council meeting, where a number of people spoke out against allowing cremation at Redmon Funeral Home.
Editor's note: This article was updated at 12:50 p.m. on Dec. 11. At a public hearing before Stow City Council on Monday, several residents voiced their concerns about allowing Redmon Funeral Home to offer cremation services. Back in October, the planning commission gave its unanimous recommendation to change the zoning code to allow for cremation equipment at funeral homes. Now council has the final say. This is the second time Redmon Funeral Home President Keith Redmon is pursuing this zoning change. Redmon pulled his first request in July shortly after residents who live near his business attended a meeting and expressed their displeasure. Those residents had more to say Monday. "People who live near it should get a chemical blood …
Saturday, October 13, 2012
The president of the funeral home is requesting a zoning change to allow for cremation services at his Darrow Road location. Council will have the final say, but some residents are upset this may get approved.
City Council will have the final say, but on Tuesday the planning commission gave its unanimous recommendation to change the zoning code to allow for cremation equipment at funeral homes. This is the second time Redmon Funeral Home President Keith Redmon is pursuing this zoning change. Redmon pulled his request shortly after residents who live near his business attended a meeting and expressed their displeasure. “We have obviously looked into this,” he said. “We would not do something that we felt was dangerous to our neighbors, to our families and to our staff.” Redmon assured everyone that his company would be following all mandated standards when it came to cremation services. Planning Director Rob Kurtz said he went to Clifford-…
Monday, June 18, 2012
Help pick the Readers' Choice winner.
It's one of, if not the most difficult time in many people's lives. Patch wants to know what funeral home handles arrangements best in Stow. Take a look at the Stow Patch directory of businesses and tell us in the comments section who you think deserves to be the Readers' Choice winner and why. The nomination process will close July 9, then voting will begin!