🌱 Yearlong Substitute Bus Drivers + Dentist Claims He Is Tax Exempt

Hello again, neighbors! I’m back with your new copy of the Strongsville Daily. Here are all the most important things to know about what’s happening locally.

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Cloudy with showers; cold. High: 44 Low: 34.

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Here are the top three stories today in Strongsville:

  1. Strongsville City Schools will be hiring yearlong substitute bus drivers to address the ongoing shortage. The new policy was approved by the district’s school board. The policy was introduced after the district committed to hiring yearlong substitute teachers. The district hopes that the new policy is as successful as the policy for yearlong substitute teachers. (Subscription: cleveland.com)
  2. Douglas Smith, a Strongsville dentist, is arguing in court that he is exempt from paying income taxes. According to federal prosecutors, Smith hasn’t paid income taxes since 1992. He has been charged with four counts of attempted tax evasion for the years 2004-2012 and 2014-2018. He is representing himself. (Subscription: cleveland.com)
  3. The Strongsville Community Business Expo was a resounding success. Hundreds of guests attended the expo which featured over 100 local businesses. The event was held at the Rec Center on Oct. 12. Click for a complete list of businesses that participated in the expo. (City of Strongsville)

Today in Strongsville:

  • Preschool Irish Dancing At Senior Art Studio’s Meeting Room (1:15 PM)
  • Wednesday Evening Book Discussion At The Strongsville Public Library (7:00 PM)

From my notebook:

  • Is the current housing market making you feel a little overwhelmed? Consider this list of the latest properties in the Strongsville area to hit the market. Click to view the full list of properties that includes prices, photos, and property dimensions. (Strongsville Patch)
  • The Strongsville Police Department reminds the community to stop at least ten feet from the front or rear of a school bus on a road with fewer than four lanes. Click to learn more. (Strongsville Police Department via Facebook)
  • The SCT’s Tribute to The Great American Songbook will be held on Oct. 28 and Oct. 29. Mark your calendar! (City of Strongsville)

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Now you’re in the loop and ready to head out the door on this Wednesday! See you all tomorrow for another update.

Danielle Fallon-O’Leary

About me: Danielle Fallon-O’Leary is a senior writer with content creation agency Lightning Media Partners and assists Patch.com with community newsletter curation. Danielle also holds a Master’s Degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders and works part-time as a pediatric speech therapist.


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