County roundup: Mogadore Police will initiate a K-9 program, plus news from Suffield

Photo by Raymond Wambsgans


Mogadore Village Council passed legislation to initiate a K-9 program with the police department where one officer will be in charge of a drug-sniffing dog.

“The dog will be properly trained by the agency that does that,” Mayor Mike Rick said. “The police department has tried to use a K-9 a couple times in the past, but it never really got any longevity, so they want to try it again.”

Village council passed legislation to apply for a grant from the Akron Metropolitan Area Transportation Study for a new traffic light signal at the three-way intersection of Albrecht Avenue and South Cleveland Avenue. Presently, there is a flashing yellow light on South Cleveland Avenue and a flashing red light on Albrecht Avenue at the intersection.

“The new traffic light signal,” Rick said, “will help alleviate the traffic that backs up on Albrecht Avenue that wants to turn left onto South Cleveland Avenue.”

The grant would pay for two-thirds of the $350,000 cost of the project.

The village received a grant from the Ohio Department of Transportation for $1.7 million, which will pay for half of its next street infrastructure program that will cover Dick Street east of Fenton Avenue, and Fenton Avenue north of Mogadore Road. Cementech, the company that won the bid for the project, will replace water lines and sanitary sewer lines and put in new concrete streets, curbing and sidewalks. Work on the project will begin in the next month to six weeks and should be completed next summer.

The village received a $34,000 grant from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources that will pay for part of a new walking trail at Lions Park. The walking trail would be approximately a quarter of a mile long, and it would wrap around the baseball field in the back of the park.

“Right now there’s a walking trail, but it’s only base is dirt. We’re going to asphalt it,” Rick said. “We’re advertising for bids, and hopefully we can start work on the project in the next few months.”


Suffield’s chip-and-seal projects are done for the year and are ready for striping, which will be completed before the end of August. Those streets are Bolender Road, Heimbaugh Road and Congress Lake Road from Trares Road to Saxe Road.

Roger Gordon
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