Friday, February 22, 2013
Stow police said initial information suggested Tuesday's suspected meth lab bust was spurred by a child smelling of chemicals, but it was actually an anonymous tip.
A suspected meth lab was busted up Tuesday afternoon at a Lillian Road residence, but the tip that led Stow police to the alleged drug operation didn’t originate from a Lakeview Intermediate School employee. Stow police said initial information suggested the investigation was launched after a 12-year-old arrived at Lakeview for class on Tuesday morning smelling of chemicals, the Stow Sentry reports. However, Stow Police Chief Louis Dirker has learned the real tip came anonymously from a caller who informed a Kimpton Middle School employee that a Stow student might be living in a meth house. School administrators determined the tip was in reference to the 12-year-old who lived at the home in question, and it was then Lakeview staff that …
Friday, December 9, 2011
The holiday drive ends today, but in a short time, the school collected 2,900 items.
Kimpton Middle School has been busy playing Santa this year by collecting thousands of items to give to Good Neighbors in Cuyahoga Falls. Tina Keithley and Mike Eckart, Kimpton teachers and Student Council advisors, said the students collected more than 2,900 items as of two days ago. The holiday drive ends today. "In addition to the academic teams progress that gets updated daily in the cafeteria, we used paper chains and links to showcase their generosity and compete to be the most giving team," said Eckart. Kimpton is also working with Stow-Munroe Falls High School on their holiday drive for the Haven of Rest, which also ends today. "The extra clothes we've been getting for our Kimpton drive are being donated to the high school's …
Thursday, December 8, 2011
Looks like Mr. Eckart's students were teasing him the day before the Browns/Steelers game tonight.
"I had no clue [about the sign]," said Kimpton Teacher and Steelers Patch Blogger Mike Eckart. "I get teased all the time! I ask for it though, considering my room's decor and my Steelers wall with all of the great headlines." The rivalry game kicks off tonight at 8:20 p.m. Take another Patch Poll here and vote on which Steelers player you dislike the most. Go Browns!
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
YourSchoolBucks keeps students from doing door-to-door fundraisers and puts money into school's pockets by offering a online discount certificate program.
Jason Reed, a 15-year teacher in the Stow-Munroe Falls School District, is not a fan of children going door-to-door selling “overpriced, unwanted” items like magazines, wrapping paper and cookie dough for school fundraisers. He views such fundraisers as unsafe for kids, unfair to buyers who feel pressured and ineffective for schools, which typically only receive between 5 and 50 percent of the gross sales. That’s why Reed and a business partner have created an alternative: YourSchoolBucks, an online discount certificate program that donates a minimum of 70 percent of its gross sales to participating schools and groups. “Typical fundraisers provide no help to the local businesses that are the backbone of support in each district,” Reed said…
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
A 12-year-old Stow resident creates and donates purses to raise money for women and children in Africa.
These purses have a purpose. When Autumn Simpson of Stow started designing and selling purses, she had no idea they would be used to help feed women and children in a country half way around the world. A seventh grader at Kimpton Middle School, she began Autumn’s Original Purse business more than a year ago. She creates purses, beach bags and change purses made entirely out of colorful and patterned duct tape. “I saw girls at my school with hair bows made out of duct tape,” she explained. “So I did research and watched videos. Now, I make my own templates out of paper, cut measurements in duct tape, and make them into purses!” Autumn will be donating several of her unique creations to the Very Special Purse Party, a silent auction and …