Newly elected council members look to future

By Erin Perkins -

SYRACUSE — The four newest members of Syracuse Village Council say they decided to join together and run for council to bring about change.

Council Member Tom Weaver commented that he and fellow Council Members Barry McCoy, Dave Poole, and Michelle White all agreed that changes needed to happen in their community.

Poole said he was appointed to the Syracuse Council in August of 2017 after submitting a letter of interest.

He shared that he and his wife decided to make their move to Syracuse because she is native to Syracuse and most of her family resides in the area. Poole explained that he and his wife like how Syracuse has many parks and is a safe neighborhood. He said he and his family moved into a Syracuse apartment in 2013, and then bought a home in the village in 2014.

“I am hoping to serve this community I have come to call home. I want to make sure Syracuse stays a nice place to raise kids. I would also like to focus on ensuring the community continues to be protected with a police force and would like to see properties well kept and maintained,” said Poole.

White shared that she has been a Syracuse resident for 12 years.

”I love helping people,” said White, “I want to help make Syracuse a safe community for our children.”

White commented the primary reason she ran for Syracuse council is because she would like to help make a difference in her community.

Profiles on Weaver and McCoy were featured in the Jan. 20 edition of the Sunday Times Sentinel.

By Erin Perkins

Erin Perkins is a staff writer for Ohio Valley Publishing.

Erin Perkins is a staff writer for Ohio Valley Publishing.