Tim Fitch

St. Louis County dumping Meridian as trash company; residents were unhappy with hauler

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com St. Louis County is dumping one of its trash providers following numerous service complaints in South County and across multiple County Council districts. The county and Meridian Waste have finalized a mutual agreement to terminate their current contract to provide waste collection services, effective Jan. 1, 2020, the county

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Trakas, Fitch reject lowering buffer for medical marijuana

Pictured above: HCI, a medical marijuana dispensary located in Collinsville, Illinois. Photo by Erin Achenbach. Update: At the Planning Commission’s Aug. 19 meeting, the commission voted to expand the buffer for all medical marijuana facilities to 1,000 feet.  By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com St. Louis County still doesn’t have zoning in place for marijuana

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Northwest Plaza owners sue county over subpoenas forcing them to testify

Pictured above: Fifth District Councilwoman Lisa Clancy, center, listens to members of the St. Louis Economic Development Partnership board testify Jan. 15, along with 6th District Councilman Ernie Trakas, left, and 7th District Councilman Mark Harder. Photo by Erin Achenbach. By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com The owners of county offices at Northwest Plaza have

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St. Louis County won’t have cannabis zoning in time

Pictured above: HCI, a medical marijuana dispensary located in Collinsville, Illinois. Photo by Erin Achenbach. By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com St. Louis County won’t have zoning in place as the state’s medical marijuana licensing process kicks off this week. The county Planning Commission is heading back to the drawing board on its proposed medical marijuana

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As Stenger’s victim, county is owed restitution for his deals

Pictured above: Former St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger exits the Thomas F. Eagleton U.S. Courthouse in downtown St. Louis May3 after pleading guilty to three charges of theft of honest services/bribery and mail fraud. Stenger initially pleaded not guilty to the charges at an arraignment Monday, April 29, after an April 25 indictment was unsealed

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St. Louis County celebrates Pride Month like never before

Pictured above: Rainbow flags lined the walkway between the county Government Center in Clayton and the courthouse in June. Photo by Gloria Lloyd. By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com St. Louis County emphasized gay pride much more than it ever has before for Pride Month in June, lining the Government Center with rainbow flags and

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Hearings set on senior housing, storage, RV plans

The St. Louis County Planning Commission will hold a public hearing Monday, July 15, on several potential developments in South County, including a senior-housing facility, regulations on storage facilities and senior housing, and an expansion of Midwest RV Center. The planning panel will meet for the hearing at 7 p.m. Monday, July 15, in the

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