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Today is April 18, 2024.

  • Good morning! The severe weather that rolled through last night is gone, and we’re in a for a nice one today. We’ll have clouds yielding to sun, with a high of 70 degrees and a low of 54. Then beginning Saturday, lows will drop well into the 30s most nights into the middle of next week. Our spring roller coaster ride isn’t over yet.

  • CITY OF STOW FREE MULCH & LOADING: Stow residents can get free mulch and have it loaded into pick-up trucks and trailers at no cost from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the following Saturdays: April 20, May 4 and May 18, at the City of Stow’s brush drop-off site behind 5080 Stow Rd. Stow residents must show proof of residency; no landscapers or contractors allowed. No brush drop-off or loading of mulch by hand will be allowed on these days. For more information, contact Landscape Arborist Sue Mottl at (330) 689-5121.

  • OK, it’s officially spring: Stow Cone is now open for its 43rd season. Hours for the popular ice cream stand at 3288 Kent Rd. are from 2 to 9 p.m. every day.

  • Springtime is construction & home improvement time. So for all things permits and zoning, check out the City of Stow Planning & Development website at stowohio.org/190/planning-development.

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Let the beautification begin: Residents can ‘Team Up 2 Clean Up’ the city’s streets

Spring means clean-up season — and we can all pitch in by participating in the City of Stow’s “Team Up 2 Clean Up” program. Residents are invited to volunteer and assist with trash pickup along major roads in the city. Collecting trash along roadways helps prevent pollution from entering storm drains that lead to our local rivers, lakes and streams.

The city will hold three Team Up 2 Clean Up events through the spring and summer: Saturday, May 18; Saturday, June 22; and Saturday, Aug. 24. All three will take place from 8 to 11 a.m.

Here’s how it works:

  • You will work with a small group and be assigned an area to pick up trash along the streets and sidewalks.

  • If you helped last year, dig out your green safety T-shirt.

  • If you’re new to the group, advise your preferred T-shirt size when registering.

  • Each participant will receive a work packet that includes your T-shirt, supplies needed and the area you are assigned to work in. Trash bags will be provided.

  • You will need to provide your own latex, gardening or work gloves.

Go here to register for the May 18 program. Packet pickup will be from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, May 16, and 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Friday, May 17.

Go here to register for the June 22 program. Packet pickup will be from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, June 20, and 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Friday, June 21.

Go here to register for the Aug. 24 program. Packet pickup will be from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 22, and 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 23.

Call (330) 689-2700 for more information.

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