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So long after 50 years to a Stow fixture

Today is May 2, 2024.

  • Good morning! It’s going to be warm with times of clouds and sun today, with a high of 79 and low of 60. We’re forecast to be in the 70s and 80s for the next week, so it looks like the weather may have finally broken for good.

  • ATTENTION MOTORISTS IN STOW: There are downed power lines on Fishcreek Road near Hibbard Drive, which Mayor John Pribonic said Wednesday on Facebook “have turned into a larger job to repair.” The City of Stow advises motorists to avoid the area if possible. FirstEnergy is on the scene and has been working throughout the night into this morning to fix the issue; Stow police are also on the scene. A Spectrum internet outage was also reported in the area.

  • The City of Stow received a Tree City USA award for the 44th consecutive year and a Tree Growth award for 15 years at the recent Tree City USA award program in Canton. Congratulations to the Stow Urban Forestry Department and Stow Urban Forestry Commission!

  • Speaking of trees, do you think you have the biggest tree in Stow? If so, then fill out the nomination form for the 2024 City of Stow Big Tree Contest before July 31. Any tree qualifies. The top three winners will receive recognition and gift cards for first place ($100), second place ($75) and third place ($50). Go here for more information.

  • Arbor Day was April 26, but the Village of Silver Lake will celebrate Arbor Day at 1 p.m. Friday, May 3 at Silver Lake Elementary School, located at 2970 Overlook Rd. The village is currently potting some trees to give away at the May 3 celebration. If you are interested in a tree from the village’s nursery to plant on your property, contact Ben Gregory at the service department at (330) 923-5233.

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Honoring our fallen: Stow Memorial Day Ceremony is set for May 27

The annual Stow Memorial Day Ceremony will take place from 10 to 10:30 a.m. Monday, May 27 at Stow Cemetery, located at 3162 Kent Rd.

  • The ceremony is open to the public.

  • It will consist of a parade assembly, music, readings and honoring the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military.

  • The event is sponsored by the City of Stow and Acker-Moore Memorial Post.

Memorial Day was first observed nationally in 1868 to honor the Union soldiers who had died in the Civil War. It has been observed on the last Monday of May since 1971.

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