Paris Township contracted Davey Tree to remove 10 trees on Gilbert Road that were causing much havoc — including downed power lines — with the recent bad storms. The cost of the project is $7,200.
Southeast teachers have reached a tentative agreement with the district’s board of education, averting a strike that could have had district students starting the year with substitute teachers.
Teachers in the Southeast Local School District have authorized their union leadership to issue a 10-day strike notice if a bargaining session set for Aug. 9 doesn’t get them closer to their requests for better working conditions.
Palmyra’s annual Spring Cleanup will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, June 2 and 7:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 3 at the Palmyra Fire Department at 3956 state Rte. 225.
Portage County’s Board of Commissioners learned in February that the federal government was cutting SNAP’s Emergency Allotment program at the end of the month. Appalled, they took matters into their own hands.
Rootstown received initial approval for putting in walking paths around Rootstown Township Park by way of a grant from the federal government in the amount of $102,000. “The realistic timeline to get it done would probably be late fall of this year or spring of next year,” township Vice Chair Dave McIntyre said.
The township approved a zoning resolution that will allow access to charging stations for electric cars in residential and commercial areas.
Paris adopted a resolution for a speed study for Gilbert Road from state Route 225 all the way over to the county line on the other side of the township.
“The present fire station is super old. Some of it dates back into the 1920s,” township Trustee Chris Diehl said. “The building is just getting dilapidated. Times are changing, and we need to have better living quarters for full-time firemen with separate bathrooms, showers and all of that stuff.”