Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Are you signed up for Twinsburg Connect? Here's how to get the city's emergency alerts.
The city offers a service that enables officials to quickly deliver critical messages, including emergency alerts and important city announcements, via phone, text and email. Click here to sign up for the service on Twinsburg's website. You can access your portal account from your smartphone. Download the app at iOS or Android. ————————————————— Sign up for Twinsburg Patch's newsletter for daily news and breaking news alerts.
Monday, May 20, 2013
Check out a selection of the blogger contributions from community members, including businesses, hospitals and people just like you.
All members of the community are invited to "share what they know" and become a Local Voice, aka blogger, on Twinsburg Patch. Click through the links below to learn about what people in your community have to say about current events, businesses, family and living. • Do you let your children or pets drink from the hose on those hot and sunny days? Mom blogger Elana West questioned the safety of it and shared her research with us. • Akron Metropolitan Area Transportation Study (AMATS) writes about a new four-year program of highway, public transportation, and bike and pedestrian projects. Find out what they are here. • A local member of World Exchange is looking for families to host French students this summer. Blogger Jill Quinn, whose …
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Summit County's Summer Youth Employment Program is accepting registration for youths 16-24 interested in summer jobs.
The County of Summit Executive Russell M. Pry Facebook page announced that it is hiring youths in Twinsburg for summer jobs. See the attached .pdf for details. A registration is planned at the Twinsburg Public Library from 3 to 6 p.m. May 15, 2013.
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Twinsburg Schools plans to put a small addition on the entrance at Wilcox Elementary to improve security.
Twinsburg Schools plans to add a small addition on the entrance at Wilcox Elementary to improve security. Plans for the addition will go before the Twinsburg City Council Tuesday. They have already been approved by the planning commission. According to plans, the 155-square-foot addition would create a parent and visitor welcome center and provide and provide an additional security feature. The Twinsburg Schools have been taking many steps in recent months to improve safety and security at the district's buildings. After months of planning, the staff is undergoing training and revamping its security procedures. The Twinsburg Police Department have also stepped up their presence in the schools, and plan to add a second school resource …
Friday, May 10, 2013
Residents with questions about the program should call 1-866-797-9018.
Waste Management is busy delivering new trash and recycling containers to Twinsburg residents as part of the city's new automated refuse pickup program. Waste Management is providing all residents with a 96-gallon trash container and a 64-gallon recycling bin that will be used for once-per-week pickup. These containers will be picked up using a semi-automated process that was tested in 500 Twinsburg homes in Ward 1 last year. The automated process involves the way the truck picks up the containers from the curb. Over the life of the contract, Twinsburg would be expected to pay Waste Management $5,448,196. The contract is set to end in April 2018. The annual cost* to the city is: *Note: The annual costs are only projections because there is…
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
The Twinsburg Planning Commission approved the preliminary site plan for a housing development at Corbett's Farm.
A residential housing development at Corbett's Farm appears to be moving forward again after it was ensnarled in lawsuits for years. The Twinsburg Planning Commission approved this week a site plan that would allow development at the Corbett's Farm site at the corner of Darrow Road and Glenwood Boulevard. The Twinsburg Bulletin reports that under the site plan, the developers would be able to build as many as 96 homes on the 82-acre site. The vote appears to be part of a deal to get past the lawsuit, which was filed by developer MSRK, LLC in 2007. Court records show that the developer was seeking to build as many as 200 homes, but city officials refused those zoning requests. The lawsuit followed. It is now pending in appeals court and is…
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Monday, May 6, 2013
The mayor said a sign that reads "Twinsburg Public Safety and Firearms Coming Soon" should never have been posted.
Twinsburg residents expressed anger and outrage last week over a proposed gun shop, our news partner WEWS Channel 5 reports. Last week, the city’s mayor said the business owner posted a sign that said “Twinsburg Public Safety and Firearms Coming Soon” at the former Pete’s Home Bakery location at 10683 Ravenna Rd. UPDATE: The Twinsburg Bulletin reports the sign was removed following the community's backlash. Procop said the owner didn’t have approval to put the sign up because the city hasn’t received a business application from him yet. The owner of Twinsburg Public Safety and Firearms couldn’t be reached for comment, but on the business’ Facebook page, it read: “We had extensive conversation with the city of Twinsburg building department…
Monday, April 29, 2013
Twinsburg is one of nine communities selected to receive free technical assistance in 2013.
Twinsburg will soon train the community on the benefits of having and updating its walkable areas thanks to a federal grant. The city was one of nine communities selected to receive a grant from the Environmental Protection Agency, according to Project Public Spaces. Project for Public Spaces and our partners at Livability Solutions will offer free technical assistance in 2013 to Twinsburg, thanks to a grant from the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Office of Sustainable Communities under their Building Blocks for Sustainable Communities Program. Twinsburg will work with the Congress for the New Urbanism to train the community on the benefits of walkable urban thoroughfares. The training is said to help create a town…
Friday, April 26, 2013
Twinsburg residents can register to receive urgent community messages from city officials in a number of ways, from text messages to tweets.
Twinsburg residents can now register to receive urgent community messages from city officials in a number of ways, from text messages to tweets. City officials have begun using Blackboard Connect service so residents can stay connected to and provide more efficient information during severe weather or other emergencies. Using Blackboard Connect, the city can record and send an unlimited number of personalized voice messages to home phones, businesses, local agencies and mobile phones. The service also can send e-mail, text messages and post on social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter. "Keeping our residents safe and informed is of the upmost importance," said Mayor Katherine Procop. "Blackboard Connect helps enable us to send …