County roundup: Paris tornado siren back in operation, plus news from Rootstown


The Paris Township Trustees voted to purchase a monitor pager for the township’s tornado warning siren at a cost of $600. The siren does not work without it.

“The siren hasn’t been operable for a while,” township Trustee Dave Kemble said.

The annual Paris Township Spring Cleanup Day will be from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 11 at the Shearer Community Center at 9355 Newton Falls Rd. For more information and a list of items that will not be accepted, go to

The annual township Memorial Day service will be at 1 p.m. Sunday, May 26 at Hawley Cemetery at 5881 McClintocksburg Rd. There will be a ceremony, a local minister, the township trustees, the Paris Township Fire Department and the Newton Falls American Legion.


Rootstown’s annual Memorial Day Parade will be Monday, May 27. Anyone interested in having a float in the parade should email the Rootstown Township Lions Club at [email protected]. The parade will kick off at 10 a.m. behind NEOMED on Loretta Avenue and conclude at Homeland Cemetery, where there will be a short ceremony. The parade lineup will start at 9 a.m.

Subway and Romeo’s Pizza will both open sometime in June in the same plaza as Dunkin’ Donuts on State Route 44.

Roger Gordon
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