5K memorial run
AKRON: The sixth annual Andrea Rose Teodosio Memorial Run will take place July 9, beginning at 8 a.m. at Lock 3 Park in downtown Akron. The event features a 5K race and a one-mile run/walk, and there will be multiple kid-friendly activities throughout the morning.
The run is expected to attract more than 800 runners and walkers while raising more than $35,000 to benefit the Andrea Rose Teodosio Foundation. The foundation assists the underprivileged and elderly, addresses environmental issues and promotes community service and education in Akron and surrounding areas.
Registration is $25 in advance and $30 on race day. The fee includes chip timing, event food and a tech T-shirt. For $100, Angel runners will also receive a commemorative runner’s bag.
An after-party with food and drink specials will take place at downtown Akron’s Barley House starting at 9:30 a.m.
For more details and to register in advance, visit www.andrearose.org/events.
Building restoration help
CUYAHOGA FALLS: A $1.3 million project to restore the historic Falls Theater building will receive $250,000 in Ohio Historic Preservation Tax Credits.
The Ohio Development Services Agency announced $27.8 million in tax credits to 39 historic buildings on Tuesday.
“Preserving these historic buildings will help revitalize neighborhoods and downtowns,” agency director David Goodman said. “Historic rehabilitation transforms underutilized properties into assets for communities.”
The city earlier this year transferred the property to the Community Improvement Corp., which has plans to lease it for a restaurant and microbrewery, a couple of small retail stores and four upper-floor apartments.
Acme receives recognition
CUYAHOGA FALLS: Acme Fresh Markets is the new name on the city’s “Honorary Boulevard,” a street sign changed quarterly in honor of an individual, organization or business that has made a significant impact on the city.
The sign is on the median at Broad Boulevard between Third and Fourth streets.
As the city prepared to hang the new sign on Monday, Mayor Don Walters noted Acme’s first store in Cuyahoga Falls opened 110 years ago — in 1906 at 2215 Front St., a building currently occupied by an antique store.
“In addition to the thousands of jobs they have provided and millions of dollars in tax revenue, throughout the years and even now they continue to give back to the community with many charitable contributions,” Walters said.
Bond refinancing OK’d
GREEN: The school board put into motion Monday night plans expected to save the district and taxpayers more than $500,000 through direct bond refunding.
The board approved the issuance and sale of bonds in the maximum principal amount of $6.13 million.
The refunding will cover the district’s outstanding energy conservation improvement bonds issued in 2014 as well as $4.46 million for refunding debt on the district’s school improvement refunding bonds originally issued in 1994, including bonds to fund construction of the current high school.
Green residents will share property tax deductions of approximately $307,950 over the next three years while the district will receive about $192,962 over the next 13 years for refunding the outstanding energy conservation improvement bonds.
In other business, the board voted to move the July 18 meeting to July 11 at 6:30 p.m.
The board also approved final appropriations of just over $47 million for fiscal year 2016, which ends Thursday, and approved almost $12 million for the first quarter of fiscal year 2017.
Lake LOCAL SCHOOLS
LAKE TWP.: The Lake Local Board of Education members named Patrick Carroll assistant superintendent at its meeting Monday evening.
Carroll’s three-year contract begins Aug. 1. Carroll was previously the school district’s Technology director.
John McAllister will become facility project manager.
Joseph A. Bogdan Jr. was named director of athletic and school community activities.
The board also approved purchasing replacement lighting for the YMCA pool from Four Star Electric Corp. at a cost of $45,950. This cost will come from the YMCA Enterprise Fund.
LAKE TWP.: Trustees approved upgrades for the township computer system at their meeting Monday night.
Sikich LLP of Akron will provide computer equipment and services for the administrative offices, Uniontown Police Department and the Township Road Department at a cost of $16,829 for professional services and $62,367.59 for hardware, software and other services.
In addition, the company will be paid $860 per month for productivity service, and $5,000 for a monthly network user support fee.
Trustees also approved the purchase of phone systems from Always Better Communications for administrative offices at a cost of $5,767; Uniontown Police Department for $7,562 and the road department. There also will be a one-time labor charge of $5,200.
The board also approved the purchase of push bumpers with fender and headlight protectors for the eight Uniontown police SUV interceptors at a cost of $8,206.
Trail to close for repairs
BOSTON HEIGHTS: A short section of the Bike & Hike Trail in northern Summit County will be closed, starting July 5.
The closure will affect about one third of a mile of the trail between state Route 8 and state Route 303. The closure is expected to be in effect for 30 days.
No detours are planned because of the closure’s short duration.
The Ohio Department of Transportation is completing emergency repairs to an unstable slope near the Akron-Cleveland Road tunnel.
The state Route 303 parking lot and the trail north of that lot will remain open during the work.
For more information, call 330-867-5511.