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A developer has big plans for the Seasons Road industrial park

Today is Feb. 15, 2024.

  • Morning, all! It’s going to be cloudy and increasingly windy today with a rain or snow shower in spots, with a high of 48 degrees and a low of 26. For the weekend, lows will drop to 23 on Friday, we won’t get out of the 20s on Saturday, then we’ll warm up to 41 on Sunday. All in all, another mild winter so far.

  • The City of Munroe Falls has a job opening for a full-time Deputy Clerk - Accounts Receivable position. Interested applicants may apply in person at City Hall at 43 Munroe Falls Ave., apply online here, or download the application here. For the complete job description and minimum qualifications, go here. Application deadline is 4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 23. Pay scale for the position has not been determined.

  • The Village of Silver Lake has job openings in its Police Department and Service Department. Go here to apply for the position of Part-Time Police Officer and here to apply for the position of Full-Time Service Worker. More information on the Full-Time Service Worker position can be found here.

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One final carry: Former Stow High School, NFL great Larry Csonka delivers Super Bowl trophy to the victorious Chiefs

It’s only fitting that Stow legend and Pro Football Hall of Fame fullback Larry Csonka’s last carry would come in a Super Bowl. Only this time, the man famously known as “Zonk” was toting a trophy instead of a football — and it came more than four decades after his actual playing career ended.

Csonka, who played football at Stow High School from 1960-63, carried the Vince Lombardi Trophy up to the stage of the Kansas City Chiefs following their 25-22 overtime victory over the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl LVIII on Feb. 11 at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Csonka’s trophy-carrying honor came 50 years after he was named MVP of Super Bowl VIII, when he rushed for a then-record 145 yards and scored two touchdowns on 33 bruising carries to lead the Miami Dolphins to a 24-7 victory over the Minnesota Vikings at Rice Stadium in Houston, Texas. It was Csonka and the Dolphins’ second straight Super Bowl championship.

Csonka’s football career was legendary by any standard:

  • As a junior at Stow, Csonka led the Bulldogs to the 1962 Metro League title under coach Dick Fortner.

  • Csonka rushed for a school-record 2,934 yards at Syracuse University and was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1989.

  • In his 11 NFL seasons, Csonka rushed for 8,081 yards and 64 touchdowns, playing eight of those seasons with the Dolphins.

  • He starred on Miami’s iconic 1972 team that went 17-0 en route to winning Super Bowl VII — the only perfect season in NFL history.

  • Csonka was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1987, and the Dolphins retired his jersey No. 39 in 2002.

Csonka posted this on X prior to Super Bowl LVIII: “I’ve been asked to carry the Lombardi trophy to the stage of the Super Bowl LVIII champions. This also commemorates my 50 year anniversary as MVP of Super Bowl VIII. Quite an honor. Hope you’ll all stay tuned for postgame celebrations!”


Jamie Twigg is named the City of Stow’s new deputy director of finance

The City of Stow announced Feb. 13 that Jamie Twigg has been promoted to the position of deputy director of finance, effective immediately. Twigg has served in various capacities within the City of Stow Finance Department since July 2020.

“I am excited to serve in this new role and support the City of Stow’s newly elected Finance Director, Kelly Toppin,” Twigg said in a statement. “As the Deputy Director of Finance, I am honored to have the opportunity to serve this department with an outstanding track record of accurate and transparent financial reporting. I look forward to building on that legacy and to help the Mayor, the Administration, and City Council to continue to accomplish their financial goals.”

Twigg brings a combination of academic achievement and practical experience to her new role:

  • She earned an Associate of Applied Business in Business Management – Finance from Stark State College in December 2022.

  • She is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Franklin University, expected to graduate in August 2024.

  • In her new capacity, Twigg will play a pivotal role in overseeing critical financial operations within the city of Stow.

“We are thrilled to announce Jamie Twigg’s promotion to Deputy Director of Finance,” Toppin said. “Jamie’s exceptional skills, dedication, and leadership qualities makes her an invaluable asset to our team. We are confident that Jamie will excel in this new role and continue to drive our department forward.”

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