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Boston Heights man wanted on first-degree felony rape charge
Feb 16, 2017 10:15 AM

Boston Heights man wanted on first-degree felony rape charge

The Summit County Sheriff's Office today announced a warrent has been issued for 42-year-old Raymond C. Gates, of Boston Heights. The charge is first-degree felony rape.

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Macedonia house to be torn down to make room for retention pond
Feb 15, 2017 12:00 AM

Macedonia house to be torn down to make room for retention pond

MACEDONIA -- An Iroquois Run house plagued with water-related problems will be torn down by the Summit County Land Bank this spring, city officials said. In its place, a retention pond that town leaders believe will help out neighboring properties will be built.

By Mike Lesko Reporter
Nordonia Hills veterans plan memorial park dedication
Feb 15, 2017 12:00 AM

Nordonia Hills veterans plan memorial park dedication

MACEDONIA -- Chaplain Tom O'Brien of American Legion Post 801 believes it is "always important to recognize our veterans for their service to their country." "People who put on the uniform are special and deserve to be remembered in a memorial-type setting," he said.

By Mike Lesko | Reporter
Feb 15, 2017 12:00 AM

'Critical,' 'cautionary' outlooks in fiscal study of city

COLUMBUS -- An analysis of the city's finances by the Ohio Auditor of State's office rates one of the city's "financial health indicators" as "critical" and two other measures as "cautionary.

By Marc Kovac And Eric Marotta Capital Bureau, Editor
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Feb 15, 2017 12:00 AM

City police seek $350,000 increase in budget for 2017

MACEDONIA -- The police department's proposed 2017 budget has increased by about $350,000 over 2016 due to increases in the police employers pension, salaries and wages, and overtime, according to Finance Director Rhonda Hall. At a special City Council finance committee meeting Feb.

By Mike Lesko Reporter
Northfield Village police officer retires with horse chase behind him
Feb 15, 2017 12:00 AM

Northfield Village police officer retires with horse chase behind him

NORTHFIELD VILLAGE -- Police officer Fred Jones was nearly speechless when he saw a driverless horse and his attached sulky bolting down Northfield Road after escaping from Northfield Park. "I couldn't believe it," he said.

By Mike Lesko Reporter
Feb 15, 2017 12:00 AM

Macedonia legislation would regulate peddlers, solicitors

MACEDONIA -- Residents in Macedonia may get some relief if they don't want peddlers and solicitors knocking on their doors. City Council is considering legislation that would regulate peddlers, solicitors and canvassers. The ordinance was on first reading Feb. 9.

By Mike Lesko Reporter
Townships approve final resolution of Northfield Center-Sagamore Hills Fire District affairs
Feb 9, 2017 9:21 AM

Townships approve final resolution of Northfield Center-Sagamore Hills Fire District affairs

The Northfield Center Township-Sagamore Hills Township Fire District is one step closer to being history. Northfield Center Trustees unanimously approved an agreement Feb. 6 and Sagamore Hills Trustees did the same Feb. 7

By Mike Lesko | Reporter
Feb 8, 2017 12:00 AM

GateHouse Media buys Dix papers

GateHouse Media, which operates 121 daily newspapers, numerous weekly and niche publications and is a nationwide leader in website services, has purchased the newspaper division of Dix Communications. G. Charles Dix II, president and CEO of Dix Communications, announced the transaction Jan.

Feb 8, 2017 12:00 AM

Investigation into fire department vandalism continues

NORTHFIELD CENTER -- After nearly five months, the investigation into who vandalized the Northfield Center Township fire station is still not complete, according to the Summit County Sheriff's Office.

By Mike Lesko Reporter
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William Boliantz, 99, was 'patriarch' of school district
Feb 8, 2017 12:00 AM

William Boliantz, 99, was 'patriarch' of school district

MACEDONIA -- Bill Boliantz, "the patriarch" of Nordonia Hills schools, was a teacher, coach, high school principal and superintendent. "Lots of people talk about what a great man he was," Superintendent Joe Clark said. "He set the bar high for what leadership is all about." Mr.

By Mike Lesko | Reporter
Feb 8, 2017 12:00 AM

Dix publications by communities

Wooster: The Daily Record, The Holmes County Hub Shopper, Property Magazine, Smart Shopper Coupon, This Week, Her Side, His Side, Gas and Oil, Harvest, Ohio Auto Finder, Now & Then, Hidden Treasures, Amish Heartland, Community Guides.

Feb 8, 2017 12:00 AM

Money from water maintenance fund to pay for new Macedonia leaf pick-up truck

MACEDONIA -- After dropping a proposed $3 monthly residential fee to support the city's leaf pickup program, City Council is now planning to use money collected from an annual residential fee intended for water line repairs and other projects to pay for a new leaf pick-up machine.

By Mike Lesko | Reporter
Cleveland Water switching from quarterly to monthly billing
Feb 8, 2017 12:00 AM

Cleveland Water switching from quarterly to monthly billing

Residents in Nordonia Hills and throughout northeast Ohio are starting to receive their bills from the Cleveland Water Department on a monthly basis instead of quarterly.

By Mike Lesko | Reporter
Macedonia woman is named TOPS area captain
Feb 8, 2017 12:00 AM

Macedonia woman is named TOPS area captain

MACEDONIA -- Laurene Neval recalled the time about six years ago when she needed to lose about 25 pounds. She found the support to reach her goal with TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), a nationwide organization.

By Mike Lesko Reporter
Eagles return to Pinery Narrows area, restrictions in place
Feb 7, 2017 12:49 PM

Eagles return to Pinery Narrows area, restrictions in place

A pair of bald eagles has once again returned and is actively tending to its nest within the Pinery Narrows area in Cuyahoga Valley National Park. To protect the eagles from human disturbance, the area surrounding the nest tree will be closed until July 31.

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Money from water line fee to pay for new leaf pick-up machine
Feb 6, 2017 3:10 PM

Money from water line fee to pay for new leaf pick-up machine

MACEDONIA — After dropping a proposed $3 monthly residential fee to support the city’s leaf pickup program, City Council is now planning to use money collected from an annual residential fee intended for water line repairs and other projects to pay for a new leaf pick-up machine.

By Mike Lesko | Reporter
Feb 1, 2017 12:00 AM

Council tablesleaf pick-up fee

MACEDONIA -- Although the city is considering a $3 a month residential fee for leaf and branch pick-up, the legislation was permanently tabled by City Council at the Jan. 26 meeting. The item, which was placed on first reading Jan.

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Two new Macedoniafirefighters added
Feb 1, 2017 12:00 AM

Two new Macedoniafirefighters added

James Garvey, left, and Bryan Friend were approved Jan. 12 by Macedonia City Council as new full-time firefighter/paramedics. Garvey previously worked for Cleveland EMS, while Friend was a part-time Copley firefighter. The department now has 24 full-time firefighters.

New phone system for Macedonia to cost $40,000
Feb 1, 2017 12:00 AM

New phone system for Macedonia to cost $40,000

MACEDONIA -- The capabilities of the city's new phone system are headed upward while the cost is going down, city officials say.

By Mike Lesko Reporter