Rookie Police officers Matthew Pfeiffer and Ken Weinhardt joined the force in March, but were officially sworn in Tuesday night by Mayor Katherine Procop.
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Monday, March 18, 2013
Mayor Katherine Procop said city officials would consider the requests from the Twinsburg Old School Committee.
Twinsburg residents hoping to save the historic Old School from demolition have asked the city for more time to study the building. Michael Turle addressed city council and the mayor last week and asked for time and information their citizen committee could use to try to find a solution for the Old School. He asked the city to provide information and access to the building so they could find possible uses that would allow the city to save the school. "More than anything, we need some time so we could do this," Turle said. "I'm asking for the opportunity to do this for our city and the preservation of our city." Mayor Katherine Procop said city officials will consider the residents' proposal and let them know. City officials, including …
Thursday, March 14, 2013
"It was a tremendous opportunity to present the city of Twinsburg," Mayor Katherine Procop said about her trip to China.
Mayor Katherine Procop had recently been away promoting the city of Twinsburg. The only catch was that she was talking Twinsburg on the far side of the world. Procop was one of a group of local officials who was invited by the Mayors Association of Portage, Summit and Stark counties to travel to China and meet with a range of people, from government officials and business owners to young entrepeneurs. Procop said she got a chance to talk economic development and spread some good word for Twinsburg. "It was a tremendous opportunity for all of the mayors," she said. "We got to talk about our cities and the development happening in our city." Half of Procop's trip was paid for by a grant from the mayors association. Procop said that many of …
Monday, March 4, 2013
An online petition by Twinsburg residents seeks to save the Old School from demolition.
An online petition by Twinsburg residents seeks to save the Old School from demolition. No final decision on tearing it down the historic school building has been made as city officials continue to gather information. But city officials, including Mayor Katherine Procop, have said that the building should be demolished because it would be extremely expensive to retrofit. City officials don't know yet how much it will cost to demolish the building. But some residents want the city to restore the building and save it. Those behind the online petition, which has collected more than 140 signatures as of Sunday, say the building is part of the city's history. They write: The Old School in Twinsburg is a one of a kind Architectural Landmark. …
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Twinsburg Patch readers weighed in on the mayor's opinion that the Old School in Twinsburg should be demolished.
Twinsburg Mayor Katherine Procop said last she believes the Old School should be demolished. A number of residents say the building should be restored and saved because its a Twinsburg landmark. Since then, Twinsburg Patch readers have weighed in on both sides of the debate. City officials said it would cost about $4 million to $8 million to restore the building to good condition. Procop said she believes the building has past its expiration date. "It’s a really difficult thing to retrofit a building like that," Procop said after a group of residents came to support saving the Old School from demolition. "We have spent a lot of time, a lot of hours analyzing it. I am of the mindset that it needs to be demolished. It’s past its use." What …
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Mayor Katherine Procop said the city would use the building for the Twinsburg Community Theatre
The Twinsburg City Council plans to purchase the old township hall from Twinsburg Township for $210,000. The city council approved the contract on Tuesday night. The township still has to approve the contract as well, but Procop said she believes the township will accept the city's offer, which was reached after a long negotiation. Procop said the city wants to buy the building, located on Ravenna Road next to the Twins Days Festival offices, so that the Twinsburg Community Theatre could use the building for storage and other purposes. Right now, the Old School is used for storage for the community theatre, Procop said.
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
In exchange for handing over Twinsburg's 97 miles of water lines, Cleveland Water would pay for infrastructure improvements.
Twinsburg Mayor Katherine Procop said that Cleveland Water is interested in taking control of the city's roughly 97 miles of water lines. In exchange for handing over those assets, Cleveland Water would pay for needed infrastructure improvements on the system. Procop brought up the issue at Tuesday's city council meeting. She said that Twinsburg had discussed the arrangement with Cleveland Water about five years ago, but city officials were not interested. Procop said she has done research on other communities with similar arrangements and found that they work well, with those communities receiving money to repair and enhance their water system. "I find it's been very, very successful," Procop told City Council. City officials decided to …
Thursday, September 13, 2012
Kent State University debuted it's new facility in Twinsburg on Wednesday.
The new Kent State University Regional Academic Center in Twinsburg has been holding classes for weeks, but was officially dedicated on Wednesday. Kent State President Lester Lefton along with Twinsburg Mayor Katherine Procop cut the ribbon on the new 44,000-square-foot, $24 million two-story facility on Creekside Drive. University officials said this new academic center is a great opportunity for Kent State to offer a lower-cost education to a wider-range of Northeast Ohio students. Read more: Kent State Trustees Sign Off on $146 Million in Construction Projects
Thursday, August 2, 2012
Thousands of people flock to Twinsburg for the annual festival and the city has had plenty of experience keeping things running smooth
Starting Friday thousands of twins and their families will flock to Twinsburg as the 37th annual Twins Days Festival begins. While such an influx of people could create a lot of problems for the festival and the city, Sandy Miller, the festival's office manager said they have things "down pat." "If we don't know what we're doing now, we never will," Miller said jokingly. She said that after 37 years, the festival doesn't seem to hit any snags, even saying that the weekend runs "perfectly." One of the major aspects of keeping things running well is help from the Twinsburg Police Department. However, according to Chief Chris Noga, this family-friendly event doesn't bring much crime to the city. "I can't remember the last time we arrested …
Thursday, May 31, 2012
New technology allows residents to receive important updates via text message, email and social media
A newly launched technology gives city officials the chance to stay in touch with residents regarding important notices, emergencies and more. The city is using Blackboard Connect, a multimedia application that allows the city to contact residents with pertinent information about the latest developments in the city. Officials can send unlimited, personalized voice messages to home phones, businesses and mobile phones. Instead of receiving phone calls, residents can design their preferences to receive updates via email, text messaging, RSS feeds, Facebook or Twitter. In a society where people are glued to iPads and smart phones, the city wants to reach residents in a more updated fashion. "Keeping our residents safe and informed is of the …