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Posted on: June 3, 2022

City Manager's Remarks 5/23/2022

Pre-Construction meeting for Eastern, E Ohio and S Main

We held a pre-construction meeting this past Friday with Melway Construction, Chuck Lengacher, Buck Rediger, ODOT, Josh Slaga of GPD (our engineers) and CTL (our Construction Inspectors, as per ODOT requirements). The company will begin the work on August 1st and hopes to be done within 4-6 weeks. Buck and Chuck will reach out to the businesses and residents on these roads to advise them of the project and the slight impact it will have on each of them. I will reach out to the Fire and Police Departments, as well, to keep them updated on the project. All of the roads will be milled first and then the resurfacing will follow. As a reminder, we received 80% funding on these three roads and all of the bids came in under the engineer’s estimate.


Rylon Printing

Rylon Printing is moving to a new location in Rittman. Their new address will be 245 N Main Street. My understanding is that they will close their Doylestown operation and move it all to Rittman. We are very excited with this expansion and wish Rylon the best. I will reach out to Wayne Economic Development Council to inform them of this vacant space on the square.


Transportation to Rittman

In our ongoing efforts to retain and bring more businesses to Rittman, Jennifer Syx from InSite Advisory Group, METRO Akron representatives and myself met to discuss transportation options to bring in workers from the Akron area. While bringing bus service to Rittman may not be occurring in the near future through METRO Akron, as we do not have a large workforce and our distance from the interstate, working with companies and METRO Akron to bring small vans to their businesses, is something that we will discuss with Rittman companies impacted by employee shortages. It was a very promising conversation.

Clean-up Day

Clean-up day was a great success. Thanks to everyone who contributed and helped with these efforts. The Chamber and the City will work to make this an annual event. 


Nature Preserve ribbon cutting June 4th @11 AM. 

It’s going to be a great day! Hope to see everyone there.

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