🔦 Saving the Heritage House

The Stow Historical Society has reached a decision after a devastating fire

Today is March 7, 2024.

  • Morning, all! The spring-like weather — which seems to have lasted most of the winter — will continue today. It’s going to be mild with intervals of clouds and sunshine, with a high of 55 and low of 41. Then we’ll be on the Northeast Ohio weather roller coaster this weekend, with temps reaching 64 degrees Friday then plummeting to 28 degrees Sunday with a couple of snow showers. We know the drill.

  • It’s time to spring forward: Daylight Saving Time begins at 2 a.m. Sunday, March 10, so remember to set those clocks ahead one hour before you go to bed Saturday night. DST will last until Nov. 3, when we “fall back” an hour to Eastern Standard Time over the winter.

  • TRAFFIC ALERT: From 5 a.m. to 2 p.m. today, the right lane of State Route 8 northbound will be closed from Graham Road to Steels Corners Road for guardrail repair. Both the Graham Road northbound off ramp and the Graham Road northbound on ramp will remain open.

  • Stow Mayor John Pribonic will deliver his State of the City Address at the Thursday, March 14 Stow City Council meeting, which will take place at 7 p.m. in Council Chambers at 3760 Darrow Rd. It’s free and open to the public. Also: Pribonic will speak at the Stow-Munroe Falls Chamber of Commerce luncheon Tuesday, March 19 at Silver Lake Country Club at 1325 Graham Rd. The luncheon begins at 11:30 a.m. Registration is mandatory for this event, and lunch will be provided. Register here.

  • Attention Munroe Falls residents: City council has initiated a strategic planning process “to better serve the needs of residents” — and it wants your input. Go here to take the 2024 Munroe Falls Strategic Plan Feedback Survey. The city encourages residents to fill out the survey by the end of March.

  • Attention Silver Lake residents: The village will host “Senior Game Night” from 3 to 5 p.m. Friday, March 8 at Village Hall at 2961 Kent Rd. Come join your neighbors for conversation, euchre and other games (games will be supplied). If you need a ride, please call one of these neighbors: Cecilia McDermott at (330) 714-9572, or Barb Edgar at (330) 620-0486. Senior Game Night is open to Silver Lake residents only.

  • The Village of Silver Lake is accepting applications from community members to fill an upcoming opening on the planning commission. The at-large term expires Dec. 31, 2025. Duties of a planning commission member can be found here. To apply, email [email protected] indicating your interest and qualifications by Friday, March 15. Interviews will take place the following week.

  • The Stow Fire Department is accepting applications for open positions. Applications will be accepted through Friday, March 29 via www.firefighterapp.com. The starting pay rate for the positions is $68,800 annually.

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March Primary Election Preview

Local flavor: Rodgers vs. McIntire, Licate unopposed in Summit Council District 3

You’re going to notice some familiar names on your 2024 March Primary Election ballot. Current Stow City Council At-Large Member Jeremy McIntire is challenging Republican incumbent Gloria Rodgers for the GOP nomination for Summit County Council District 3, while former Stow Council At-Large Member Dave Licate is running unopposed in District 3 on the Democrat side. All three are Stow residents.

Primary Day is Tuesday, March 19. District 3 is comprised of Stow, Silver Lake, Hudson and parts of Cuyahoga Falls.

  • Rodgers has represented District 3 on Summit County Council since 2009. She has served on the county’s finance committee and as vice chair of public safety.

  • McIntire was elected to Stow City Council in 2019 and won reelection to council last November.

  • Licate has served as president and member of the Stow-Munroe Falls Board of Education as well as council member for the City of Stow.

  • The Rodgers-McIntire primary winner will face Licate for the Summit County Council District 3 seat in the 2024 November General Election.

Meanwhile, in District 2, which includes Munroe Falls, Democrat John Schmidt is running unopposed as the only candidate on either side. District 2 also includes parts of the city of Akron (east Akron, Goodyear Heights and North Hill) and most of Cuyahoga Falls.

Polls will be open from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 19. In-person absentee voting for the March Primary Election is underway at the Summit County Board of Elections at 500 Grant St. in Akron. Go here for voting hours.

For more absentee voting information, including mail-in ballot applications, go to this page.

Go to the Summit County Board of Elections website to view sample ballots for your area.

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