Here's a look at what happened in the last few days
A rundown of the top headlines in Strongsville this week: Still waiting on school bond issue -- Local officials learn the Board of Elections won't announce the final vote tally on Issue 116 until Nov. 27. Black Friday -- SouthPark Mall will open at midnight on Friday, Nov. 23, and other stores will open Thanksgiving night or early Friday morning. Crime is up -- The FBI has released its Uniform Crime Reports, which show some offienses increased in Strongsville in 2011. Property transfers -- Use our searchable database to see what local homes sold for. Pawn shops pose problems -- Police say a proliferation of pawn shops and cash-for-gold businesses have made it much more difficult to track down stolen items.
62 people show up Saturday to help spread the word
The campaign for the Strongsville School District's $81 million bond issue went to the streets Saturday, with volunteers knocking on doors to spread the word about Issue 116. Ward 3 Councilman Jim Carbone, who is helping lead the campaign, said 62 people gave up their Saturday to help with the Walk and Talk. "I think they came back more excited than when they left because of the great feedback they got from people they talked to," Carbone said. The Walk and Talk targeted people who have voted in the last few general elections. "I think people really appreciated us going to them," Carbone said. "They had a chance to ask questions and get them answered." Issue 116 is an $81 milion bond issue that would pay to build a new middle school on the…