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Community Notes

Published: January 15, 2017 12:00 AM

Upcoming meeting

Munroe Falls City Council will meet Jan. 17 at 6:30 p.m. in Council chambers at City Hall.

Thinking about having a Valentine's Day wedding?

Are you interested in getting married or renewing your wedding vows on Valentine's Day? Stow Mayor Sara Kline will offer Stow residents that opportunity on Feb. 14 from 10 a.m. to noon in the Stow City Council Chambers.

Couples interested in getting married on that date will need to have their marriage license. Reservations are required. Please call the Mayor's Office at 330-689-2800 or email vhuff@stow.oh.us to schedule an appointment. Times will be on a first come, first served basis. Interested parties may choose to write their own vows or the mayor's office will provide vows.

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Couples will be given wedding cupcakes and sparking juice to celebrate this monumental occasion. Your guests are very welcome to attend.

Resident needed to serve on Public Safety

Services Commission

Stow Mayor Sara Kline is seeking one Stow resident from Ward 2I to fill a vacancy on the Public Safety Services Commission. This is a five-member Board with a three-year term. They oversee issues and make recommendations for the Police/Fire Departments, as well as general public safety issues within the city. This commission meets on an as-needed basis throughout the year. If you have an interest, call the Mayor's Office at 330-689-2800 or email vhuff@stow.oh.us.

State Rep to have Office Hours

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State Rep. Kristina Roegner (R-Hudson) will have district office hours on Jan. 17 from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library, Conference Room, 3512 Darrow Road, Stow . No appointment is necessary for these office hours and everyone is encouraged to participate.

"It is important that I take the opportunity to connect with the residents of the 37th Ohio House District," Rep. Roegner said. "These office hours will provide a valuable chance for my constituents to speak with me about their concerns and how I can best serve them in Columbus."

If you are unable to attend the office hours, Rep. Roegner encourages you to contact her office by phone at 614-466-1177 or by email at Rep37@ohiohouse.gov.

Senator invites residents to Office Hours

State Sen. Frank LaRose (R-Hudson) welcomes residents to attend his district office hours on Jan. 28 at Stow City Hall, 3760 Darrow Road in Stow. LaRose represents Wayne and portions of Summit and Stark counties in Northeast Ohio.

No appointment is necessary. In an effort to make himself accessible to everyone in his district, Senator LaRose hosts office hours once a month at several locations.

Unused meds

can be dropped off at police station

The Munroe Falls Police Department has added a D.U.M.P (Dispose of Unused Medications Properly) Box inside the Police Station Lobby at 43 Munroe Falls Ave. for the use by citizens.

With the current drug epidemic in Summit County, and prescription medication being a serious problem especially with youth, the department would like to provide a safe and easy way for residents to dispose of unused medications.

Here are the guidelines for using the box:

Keep the medicines in their original containers.

Mark out the name and address.

Make sure all lids are closed tightly.

Secure the medications inside a sealable plastic bag.

This box is for pills, capsules, or liquid medicines -- syringes cannot be accepted.

Munroe Falls Councilmen Michael "Mike" Barnes and John Hegnauer will each have public office hours.

On the second Saturday of every month from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Councilman Barnes will be at the Morning Owl Coffeehouse. 297 N. Main St. in Munroe Falls.

Councilman Barnes welcomes the opportunity to answer questions and hear the concerns of all Munroe Falls citizens.

Those not able to attend can contact Councilman Barnes directly 330-328-2382 or email Councilman_Barnes@Yahoo.com.

Councilman John Hegnauer will continue to have public office hours on the last Saturday of every month from 2 to 4 p.m. at McDonald's, 12 Munroe Falls Ave. in Munroe Falls.

Citizens are encouraged to use these office hours to connect with local government. Councilman Hegnauer will be available to answer questions and hear concerns about the community.

"I look forward to hosting another year of office hours," Hegnauer said. "Please feel free to visit me during my office hours, call 330-573-9190, email jhegnauer@gmail.com, or follow me on Facebook and Twitter."

High school stadium

closed for winter months

The Stow-Munroe Falls City Schools Director of Operations Mark Fritz has announced that through March 1, the Stow-Munroe Falls High School stadium and track will be closed for the winter.

"This practice was started a few years ago to provide savings to the district in energy costs as well as lessening wear and tear on the surfaces," Fritz stated.


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