Community News

Dear Residents,

Happy Winter! Not to worry - Spring will arrive as it always does. Here we are in the month of February already!! As we continue to mull through this winter, I would like to take this opportunity to express my gratitude to our service department workers. They have gone the distance, above and beyond, to serve our community. So many of you have reached out with kind words and gestures, and it’s so appreciated by our workers!! With the upcoming storm forecasted this week, don’t forget that “Kindness is Contagious.” Practice patience and drive cautiously with the ice and snow that is predicted. Check on neighbors and help where you can.   
As we move further into winter, I am sure you have noticed that the daylight is getting longer but we are continuing to navigate this pandemic. I remain concerned about our residents and their well-being. I encourage you to take advantage of the few more minutes of daylight, bundle up, and get outside if possible. And, don’t forget to check out our events and programs. We have a wonderful array of activities being planned!
With that in mind, the current climate seems like an appropriate time to launch a new phase of our city-wide initiative, #YouMatter, designed to promote mental health awareness and acts of kindness among residents. The City of Stow Mental Health Coalition is a collaboration with the Stow-Munroe Falls City Schools District, Holy Family School, and several Summit County non-profit agencies comprised of community leaders and other local and regional stakeholders whose vision is to raise awareness of the rising number of suicides in Stow and surrounding communities. I am proud of the work our team has done to support the #YouMatter initiative, and I truly believe this work will make a difference in our community. This collaboration will continue in 2022 with continued focus on education and awareness of important mental health and wellness topics.
This Spring, WE WILL BE LAUNCHING A NEW TRAINING PROGRAM – QPR: Question. Persuade. Refer. Three steps anyone can learn to prevent suicide. The QPR mission is to reduce suicidal behaviors and save lives by providing innovative, practical and proven suicide prevention training. The signs of crisis are all around us. We believe that quality education empowers all people, regardless of their background, to make a positive difference in the life of someone they know. ALL CITY OF STOW EMPLOYEES HAVE ALREADY RECEIVED THIS TRAINING and residents will be invited to attend free training sessions. Q.P.R. Question, Persuade, Refer is an evidence-based gatekeeper training used to help an individual in crisis. Similar to CPR, this skills-based training teaches us how to respond when someone is in distress, by asking the suicide question, persuading them to stay alive, and making a quality referral for help. The QPR training will be led by trained mental health professionals, offered for free, and is open to those 18+ years of age. Registration will be required and will open online in March for the 90 minute sessions. There will be 4 sessions offered on two evenings in April, three at the Stow-Munroe Falls High School on April 20 and one at Holy Family School on April 25.  
Visit for resources available for help if you are in crisis. 
Great things are happening in our City! We have so much to be proud of and so much to look forward to, after all, we are tradition centered, and future focused. AS always, I pledge to continue my accessibility to our residents and businesses. Your ideas, input and feedback are so very beneficial in understanding the concerns of our community. I have the best interest of Stow at heart and I hope you do as well.


John Pribonic
Mayor, City of Stow
2022 Armed Forces Banner Program
Honor a past or present member of the Armed Forces with a commemorative banner flyer high above our community streets.
2022 Senior Banner Program
Honor your graduating senior with a commemorative banner to display on the grounds of Stow City Hall.
Camping Reservations Open
Camping Season
April 1 - October 31, 2022
4 Weeks Only!
February 21
Beef O'Brady's
Stow Youth Football and Cheerleading

February 28
Bellacino's Pizza and Grinders
SMF Athletic Booster Club

March 7
The Cafe in Stow
SMF Community Foundation

March 14
Altieri's Pizza
Holy Family
Each Monday, for 4 weeks only, one restaurant will offer special meals or items off of their regular menus for delivery, take out or dine-in. If items are delivered, a local organization will deliver to your location. All tips will go directly to that organization.

This is a great way to support some of our local restaurants and help with fundraising efforts of local organizations.
QPR training registration opens up for residents on March 1, 2022.
For more details on this program and training dates...
Summit Soil & Water Conservation District
At certain times, it is necessary for the mayor to issue a snow parking ban. The ban prohibits motorists from parking cars in the street. At times, residents are very frustrated that A, they cannot park on the street as the normally do, or B, others in their neighborhood are NOT abiding by the parking ban and continue to park in the street.
What is the reason for the parking ban? Whenever the City has a snow event of a depth of two inches or more, the mayor may declare that an emergency exists and that the snowfall constitutes a serious public hazard impairing transportation, fire, health and public protection and other vital facilities of the City. And in order for snowplowing operations to be completed, a parking ban is issued to prohibit motorists from parking cars on City side streets, so that the streets are unobstructed for essential functions, such as snow plowing and emergency services. During the period of the emergency, law dictates that no person shall park or leave unattended any vehicle of any kind upon the streets.
The City of Stow thanks you in advance for your adherence to this law when a parking ban has been issued.
Reverse Alert is a unique component to the County of Summit Emergency Notification and Warning System. The service is capable of warning citizens of server threats to health and safety by sending emergency messages to emails, devices for the hard of hearing, telephone and cellular phones, and more.
  • Stow residents may drop off holiday trees at the designated Christmas Tree Drop Off, near the cardboard recycle dumpster through the end of February.

  • Please remove ALL ornaments and tinsel.

  • No bagged trees.
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