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Posted on: July 9, 2020

Summit County Becomes Risk Level 3, Triggering Mandatory Facial Coverings

Coronavirus Update

Based on Governor DeWine’s press conference today, Summit County has moved into Risk Level 3 / Red in the Ohio Public Health Advisory System. The Level 3 Risk designation means that there is a very high exposure and spread of COVID-19 in Summit ...

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City News & Updates
Posted on: July 8, 2020

Council Passes Legislation to Establish a Designated Outdoor Refreshment Area

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HUDSON, OH (July 8, 2020) – Last night, Hudson City Council passed legislation to create a Designated Outdoor Refreshment Area (DORA) in downtown Hudson to support merchants during the coronavirus pandemic. Creating a DORA would allow customers ...

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City News & Updates
Posted on: July 7, 2020

Hudson Considers Making Portions of Village Way and Park Lane One-Way for Additional Parking

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Earlier this year, the City formed a Parking Committee made up of Hudson merchants, the Hudson Chamber of Commerce, and City staff to investigate ways to add more parking closer to the downtown stores and restaurants. Additional parking would make it easi...

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City News & Updates
Posted on: July 7, 2020

Hudson Police Department's Kiwanis Safety Town is Going Virtual

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Hudson Police Department’s Kiwanis Safety Town is going virtual this year! Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, in-person Safety Town was cancelled for Summer 2020. The virtual format will still allow children to learn important safety lessons to prepa...

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City News & Updates
Posted on: June 30, 2020

Update on Possible Historic District Expansion in Hudson

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The City of Hudson is considering expanding the City’s Historic District to include Elm Street, Roslyn Avenue, and East Streetsboro Street. The City first looked into the Historic District Expansion when a group of 25 residents submitted a petit...

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City News & Updates
Posted on: June 25, 2020

Council Discusses Moving Up Purchase of Body Cameras for Hudson Police

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HUDSON, OH (June 24, 2020) – At the June 23 Council Workshop, Hudson Police Chief Perry Tabak presented a recommendation to move up the purchase of police body cameras from the 2021 budget to this year. Through a financing arrangement, Chief Tab...

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City News & Updates
Posted on: June 24, 2020

Council Authorizes Temporary Licenses for Outdoor Sales

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HUDSON, OH (June 24, 2020) – At the June 24 Special Meeting, Hudson City Council approved the establishment of a temporary outdoor-use program for restaurants and retail establishments to allow for outdoor sales and dining to accommodate the soc...

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City News & Updates
Posted on: June 17, 2020

Council Passes Resolution Condemning Racism

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Last night, Hudson City Council passed a resolution condemning racism and encouraging a commitment to fair and equal treatment for all.

The resolution, forwarded by Council member Kate Schlademan - Ward 1, states that racism and hate have no place in Hudso...

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City News & Updates
Posted on: June 17, 2020

Hudson Police Chief Issues Statement on Community Policing Policies and Training

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Hudson Police Chief Perry Tabak has issued a statement on policing practices currently in place in Hudson. HPD strives for high community policing standards and for many years its policies have included:

  • HPD does not train in or authorize the use of caroti...
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City News & Updates
Posted on: June 16, 2020

At-Large Council Members Seek Resident Input on Connectivity in Hudson

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At-large City Council members Bill Wooldredge and Hal DeSaussure are seeking residents who are interested in pedestrian and bicycle travel in Hudson to attend an input session on July 9. This resident input session will help review and update the current ...

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City News & Updates
Posted on: June 15, 2020

Ward 1 Residents Needed for Input on Connectivity in Hudson

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Ward 1 City Council member Kate Schlademan is seeking residents who live in Ward 1 and are interested in pedestrian and bicycle travel in Hudson to attend an input session on July 1. This resident input session will help review and update the current City...

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City News & Updates
Posted on: June 11, 2020

Solicitor's Permit Process Resumes

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HUDSON, OH (June 8, 2020) – Due to the coronavirus pandemic and subsequent State of Ohio Stay-at-Home order, the Hudson Police Department suspended the solicitor permitting program. The process for releasing new permits has been resumed. With pu...

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City News & Updates
Posted on: June 11, 2020

Hines Hill, Twinsburg Road, & Stow Road Railroad Crossings to Close for Rail Work

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HUDSON, OH (June 8, 2020) – Norfolk Southern Railroad has notified the City that it will be starting a Southern Rail Replacement Project beginning next week which will include closures of the Stow Road, Hines Hill Road, and Twinsburg Road crossi...

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City News & Updates
Posted on: June 10, 2020

City of Hudson Public Spaces and Facilities Update

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The City of Hudson continues to reopen facilities as allowed by the State of Ohio and Summit County Public Health. Here is the latest update:

  • Hudson City Parks playgrounds and restrooms will open on or before the morning of Saturday, June 13, 2020. Restroo...
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City News & Updates
Posted on: June 4, 2020

Council Approves Outdoor Dining

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HUDSON, OH (June 4, 2020) – At Tuesday’s Council Meeting, Hudson City Council approved legislation permitting downtown restaurants to apply for a license agreement that would allow outdoor patio dining on public rights of way. Restaura...

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City News & Updates
Posted on: June 3, 2020

Stay Connected with the City of Hudson

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The City of Hudson utilizes multiple communication channels to reach and inform its residents. Here are several ways you can find information about City of Hudson news, City Council updates, projects, emergency alerts, construction, and more.

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City News & Updates
Posted on: June 4, 2020

Accelerated Road Resurfacing Program Underway

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HUDSON, OH (June 4, 2020) – The City’s accelerated road resurfacing program is underway, and motorists will see improvements to Middleton Road, Ravenna Street, and W. Prospect Street.

Last year, Hudson City Council approved increased ex...

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City News & Updates
Posted on: June 4, 2020

Park Trails Update 6/4/20

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Today the trails at Hudson Springs Park, Cascade Park, and Maple Grove Park are reverting back to two-way trails. The Barlow Farm Park trail is being converted to one-way for those who wish to do a shorter one-way loop on a more even path. Please continue...
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City News & Updates
Posted on: June 3, 2020

Hudson to Create Pollinator Meadow at Darrow Road Park

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HUDSON, OH (June 2, 2020) – The City of Hudson Parks Department, Hudson Park Board, Friends of Hudson Parks, and the US Fish and Wildlife Service – Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program are collaborating to create a Pollinator Meadow ...

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City News & Updates
Posted on: June 1, 2020

A Message from Police Chief Tabak

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We are aware of the statement that the Streetsboro Police put out about rumors of violence in Northeast Ohio. This was due in part to an anticipated protest at the Ravenna Court House, which borders their jurisdiction in Portage County.  While a ...
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City News & Updates
Posted on: June 1, 2020

Online Meetings to Continue Through June

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City Council meetings and workshops, and most Boards and Commissions meetings will continue to be held via online video conference and live stream this month. View the meetings calendar here.

Meetings and workshops are available to view via public...

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City News & Updates
Posted on: May 29, 2020

Hudson Named in Top 20 Safest Cities in Ohio!

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The City of Hudson claimed the #11 spot in the Safest Cities in Ohio report by SafeWise!

The organization reviewed the most up-to-date FBI crime data and population data to come up with the Safest Cities in Ohio, 2020.

Hudson is proud to be the home of a sa...

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City News & Updates
Posted on: May 29, 2020

Hudson Parks Facilities Update 5/29/20

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The City of Hudson has been in the midst of the reopening process these last couple weeks. The Parks baseball fields are open and ready for play, Hudson Parks trails are open, and Ellsworth Meadows Golf Club is fully open, with the exception of indoor din...

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City News & Updates
Posted on: May 29, 2020

Council Discusses Outdoor Dining and a Designated Outdoor Refreshment Area

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HUDSON, OH (May 27, 2020) – At Tuesday’s Council Workshop, Hudson City Council discussed creating a Designated Outdoor Refreshment Area (DORA) in downtown Hudson to support merchants during the coronavirus pandemic. Creating a DORA wou...

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City News & Updates
Posted on: May 28, 2020

Hudson Honored for Excellence by the Association of Government Accountants

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Hudson is proud to announce that it was awarded the 2020 Association of Government Accountants (AGA) Certificate of Excellence in Citizen-Centric Reporting (CCR). AGA’s CCR initiative is intended to simplify communication between governments and...

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City News & Updates
Posted on: May 26, 2020

Hudson Public Power Recognized for Excellence in Reliable Electric Service

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Hudson Public Power has received national recognition for achieving exceptional electric reliability in 2019. The recognition comes from the American Public Power Association, a trade group that represents more than 2,000 not-for-profit, community-owned e...

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City News & Updates
Posted on: May 21, 2020

Public Spaces and Facilities Update

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The City of Hudson is working towards opening up more of Hudson’s public facilities as quickly as possible while also staying within the State of Ohio’s guidelines. While utilizing the City’s public facilities, please make su...

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City News & Updates
Posted on: May 20, 2020

City Council Calls for Special Election to Fill Open At-Large Council Seat

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At the May 19 Council meeting, Hudson City Council was unable to make an appointment to fill Dr. Williams’ At-Large Council position. Council unanimously approved a motion directing staff to prepare a Resolution for action at the June 2, 2020 me...

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City News & Updates
Posted on: May 14, 2020

City Council Workshop Highlights from May 12 Meeting

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HUDSON, OH (May 13, 2020) – At the May 12 workshop meeting, City Council considered measures to help local businesses and railroad quiet zones.

Hudson City Council continues to explore ways to help businesses during the coronavirus crisis. Counci...

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City News & Updates
Posted on: May 11, 2020

Prune Oak Trees Only November-March to Prevent Spread of Oak Wilt

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Oak wilt, a serious and deadly vascular disease in oak trees, has been confirmed in at least one oak tree in Hudson. All oak trees are susceptible to this disease. The best way to control the spread of oak wilt in Hudson is to follow these recommendations...

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City News & Updates
Posted on: May 8, 2020

Mayor Honors Public Employees During Public Service Recognition Week

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HUDSON, OH (May 8, 2020) – This week, Mayor Craig Shubert issued a proclamation honoring public employees during Public Service Recognition Week, May 3 – 9. “Day in and day out, public servants provide the diverse services de...

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City News & Updates
Posted on: May 8, 2020

Council Explores Support for Businesses through a Moratorium on Aspects of the LDC

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HUDSON, OH (May 6, 2020) – During the May 5 Council meeting, Council discussed staff recommendations for potentially relaxing some Land Development Code requirements to help businesses as they reopen during the COVID-19 crisis.

Based on the discu...

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City News & Updates
Posted on: May 8, 2020

Council Discusses Small Business Recovery Loan Program to Support Merchants

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HUDSON, OH (May 6, 2020) – On Tuesday, Hudson City Council continued a discussion about creating a Small Business Recovery Loan program to support merchants as they begin to reopen.

The Recovery Loan Program would commit $300,000 toward a two-par...

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City News & Updates
Posted on: May 8, 2020

Council Discusses Moving Forward with Connectivity Plan Updates

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HUDSON, OH (May 6, 2020) – At the May 5 Council meeting, Hudson City Council discussed creating a sub-committee to move forward on reviewing and updating the current City-wide Connectivity Plan. Council members emphasized the need for residents ...

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City News & Updates
Posted on: May 5, 2020

Council Accepting Applications for Boards and Commissions

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City Council is currently accepting applications for openings on the Architectural and Historic Board of Review, Park Board, and Tree Commission. Applications will be accepted through Friday, May 22.

Architectural and Historic Board of Review (AHBR)

The AHB...

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City News & Updates
Posted on: May 1, 2020

City Announces Special Events Cancellations

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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the current mass gathering restrictions by the State of Ohio Stay At Home Order, the City together with the many special event organizers have made the difficult decision to cancel all special events on public property in ...

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City News & Updates
Posted on: April 30, 2020

SR 8 Construction Update

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Here is an update on the SR 8 Project from the Ohio Department of Transportation:

  • The Steels Corners on and off ramps are anticipated to open tomorrow, May 1. 
  • Once the ramps at Steels Corners open, ODOT will close the Northbound ramps at Seasons R...
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City News & Updates
Posted on: April 30, 2020

Council, Staff Discuss Budget and Expenses in Light of COVID-19 Pandemic

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HUDSON, OH (April 29, 2020) – Through a combination of pro-active measures, careful monitoring, and a phased approach, Hudson City government is keeping up with anticipated financial impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. At the April 28, 2020 Worksh...

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City News & Updates
Posted on: April 27, 2020

Governor Mike DeWine Announces Beginning of Reopening Plans

Coronavirus Update

Today, Ohio Governor DeWine announced plans to begin reopening some businesses throughout the month of May provided they follow safety protocols established by the State. He announced:

  • Healthcare facilities, dentists and some non-essential surgeries where ...
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City News & Updates
Posted on: April 26, 2020

Soft Recycling Program Resumes Monday, April 27

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The City’s soft recycling program in partnership with Simple Recycling that was previously scheduled to begin March 23 will resume on Monday, April 27. Soft recycling items should be placed in your special orange bags and put out on the...

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City News & Updates
Posted on: April 26, 2020

Republic Services to Reinstate Recycling, Bulk, and Yard Waste Services

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Republic Services has notified the City that it will reinstate collection of recycling, and bulk and yard waste services in Hudson effective Monday, April 27, 2020. If you have any questions about this service change, please contact Republic Services dire...

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City News & Updates
Posted on: April 24, 2020

Council Approves Small Business Utility Relief Program

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On Tuesday, Hudson City Council approved a temporary Utility Relief Program for small businesses that are customers of Hudson-owned utilities (Hudson Public Power and Water). This program is intended to assist small businesses that have suffered significa...

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City News & Updates
Posted on: April 22, 2020

Hudson is Ready to Help!

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Hudson is filled with groups and individuals ready to help during the COVID-19 crisis. Many are making masks and other personal protective equipment, donating to local food banks, and watching out for their neighbors during this stressful time.

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City News & Updates
Posted on: April 23, 2020

Construction Projects Update

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Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, City Council and staff have continued to find ways to provide the same high level of City services that Hudson residents have come to rely on. Council is moving forward with key projects, such as the long-awaited Middleto...

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City News & Updates
Posted on: April 20, 2020

Middleton Road Update

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This week, Middleton Road, just east of SR 91, is being lowered due to a sight distance safety concern. Middleton Road is closed just east of Darrow Road in order to complete the safety improvement. The sight distance issue occurs when westbound Middleton...

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City News & Updates
Posted on: April 17, 2020

Pavement Repairs on SR 91 April 20

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Beginning at 7:30 a.m. Monday, April 20, the City of Akron will have a paving contractor working on SR 91 in the north bound lane, from Middleton Rd. to the City limits, repairing the holes left from the bolt replacement project last year. Traffic will be...

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City News & Updates
Posted on: April 17, 2020

Middleton Road Work to Begin April 20

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Middleton Road will be closed just east of SR 91 beginning Monday, April 20 for 5 days in order to lower a 100-foot section of the roadway to remedy an unsafe sight distance condition. The contractor will have one crew working on the lowering, while the o...

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City News & Updates
Posted on: April 16, 2020

Ellsworth Meadows to Reopen on Saturday, April 18

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Ellsworth Meadows Golf Club will reopen on Saturday, April 18. We do ask that you abide by the following guidelines set in place for your safety. Please note that non-golfers utilizing the course for walking will no longer be permitted when the course reo...

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City News & Updates
Posted on: April 16, 2020

Residential Trash & Recycling Services FAQ: COVID-19 Impacts

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The City recently spoke to all the trash haulers that service Hudson to clarify each hauler’s service changes during the COVID-19 public health crisis. The info provided to us can be found here: www.hudson.oh.us/374/Trash-Recycling. If you have ...

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City News & Updates
Posted on: April 14, 2020

Stow Road to be Closed at Railroad Crossing Beginning April 15

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Stow Road in Hudson will be closed at the Norfolk Southern railroad crossing beginning Wednesday, April 15 for approximately two weeks, weather permitting. Norfolk Southern Railway will be replacing the roadway at the crossing during this time. Motorists,...

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City News & Updates
Posted on: April 9, 2020

Ellsworth Meadows Golf Club to Remain Closed for Golf, Open for Walking

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The City of Hudson has decided not to open Ellsworth Meadows Golf Club at this time. The safety and health of our employees and the public are critical in our decision. We do not feel we can meet the stringent safety requirements set forth by the State of...

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City News & Updates
Posted on: March 24, 2020

City Council Meeting Highlights 3/24/2020

Council Highlights

HUDSON, OH (March 23, 2020) – Council held it’s first virtual Council Meeting tonight. Here are highlights from that meeting.

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

Police: We are limiting contact with public, and among staff. We have postponed some service...

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City News & Updates
Posted on: March 16, 2020

Tuesday's City Council Meeting Has Been Cancelled

City Council Update

Out of an abundance of caution for City Council and City staff in light of the Coronavirus outbreak, Tuesday evening’s City Council meeting has been cancelled. Council will reconvene Tuesday, April 7.


City News & Updates
Posted on: March 14, 2020

SCPH Announces 1st Confirmed Coronavirus Case in County

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Summit County Announces 1st Case of Corona Virus 3/13/20

Summit County Public Health has announced the first patient confirmed with COVID-19 in Summit County. The patient is a female in her 50s and is currently hospitalized. The patient had no known travel...

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City News & Updates
Posted on: March 12, 2020

Hudson to Close Barlow Community Center & Community Rooms at City Hall

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HUDSON, OH (March 12, 2020) – Effective immediately, the City of Hudson is closing Barlow Community Center and the community rooms available for rent in City Hall out of an abundance of caution due to the coronavirus. All activities scheduled fo...

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City News & Updates
Posted on: March 12, 2020

Coronavirus Update from the City of Hudson 3/12/20

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At this point, there are no confirmed cases of coronavirus in Summit County or in Hudson, but the situation is changing daily.

Communication with our residents and businesses during this period is crucial. If a health emergency was to take place in Hudson,...

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City News & Updates
Posted on: March 13, 2020

Boston Mills Road Waterline Loop Project Beings March 16

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The Boston Mills Road Waterline Loop Project will begin on Monday, March 16 and is expected to last approximately 80 days. The project limits will be through an existing City of Hudson easement within The Reserve at River Oaks subdivision and extend south...

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City News & Updates
Posted on: March 11, 2020

Highlights from the Council Workshop on March 11, 2020

Council Highlights

HUDSON, OH (March 3, 2020) – At last night’s Workshop, Hudson City Council discussed several projects that will move forward for additional discussion at future meetings.  These included:

Economic Growth Board Update

Keith Curle...

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City News & Updates
Posted on: March 10, 2020

Check Out Hudson's 2019 Citizen-Centric Report

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Take a look at the 2019 Citizen-Centric Report (CCR)! The CCR is designed to inform you about Hudson’s accomplishments from last year and some of the projects that you’ll see this year in an easy-to-read, graphical format. Check it out...

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City News & Updates
Posted on: February 27, 2020

Construction to Begin Soon on Veterans Way Skate Park

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The pre-construction meeting for the new Skate Park at Veterans Way Park is complete, and Grindline Skateparks is setting up to begin construction soon! Construction fencing and storage containers have been delivered to the site. You will begin to see mor...

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City News & Updates
Posted on: February 19, 2020

SR 8 Traffic Pattern Change and Ramp Closures Begin February 26

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From ODOT District 4 regarding SR 8 in the Cities of Stow, Cuyahoga Falls, Hudson, and Boston Heights

Beginning Wednesday, February 26, northbound traffic will be split into two separate lanes. The left lane will be crossed over onto SR 8 southbou...

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City News & Updates
Posted on: February 12, 2020

Hudson Named One of the Global Top7 Intelligent Communities by ICF

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The City of Hudson is honored to be named a Top7 Intelligent Community of 2020 by the Intelligent Community Forum (ICF) for the second year in a row.

“This is a significant achievement, and we are very proud to be recognized by ICF,” sa...

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City News & Updates
Posted on: January 30, 2020

State of the City 2020

State of the City 2020

Hudson City Manager Jane Howington delivered the 2020 State of the City Address at the January 29, 2020 Hudson Area Chamber of Commerce Quarterly Luncheon. The City of Hudson ended 2019 with a strong economic and financial outlook, including a 9.4% increa...

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City News & Updates
Posted on: December 13, 2019

2020 Census is Just Around the Corner

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Once a decade, the U.S. government counts every resident in the United States. The count is mandated in the U.S. Constitution. Each home in all 50 states, District of Columbia, and five U.S. territories will receive an invitation to respond to a short que...

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