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Council approves grant requests

By Courtney Kerrigan
Ohio.com correspondent

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City Council approved grant requests to fund the 2013 Lake Anna Concert Series and the 2013 Summer Arts Festival. (Beacon Journal file photo)

BARBERTON: City Council approved grant requests to fund the 2013 Lake Anna Concert Series and the 2013 Summer Arts Festival at Monday night’s meeting.

The concert series will receive $20,000 to pay for the fireworks and the concerts, and $10,000 will go to the arts festival.

Council also approved a grant request from the Parks and Recreation Commission for a fitness program dedicated to senior citizens. The Committing Seniors to Fitness program will teach seniors exercises such as tai chi and yoga.

In other business, council approved Butcher & Son Excavating Inc. as the lowest bidder for Barberton’s residential demolition program, funded by Moving Ohio Forward.

Barberton received about $1.3 million from the Attorney General’s office to demolish vacant and dilapidated homes that have decreased the values of surrounding homes, Mayor Bill Judge said.



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