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Summit County Fair opens with judging for 4-H
Jul 25, 2017 5:46 PM

Summit County Fair opens with judging for 4-H

Tallmadge – The Summit County Fair opened its gates July 25 and continues through July 30 at 229 E. Howe Road. Gates open at 8 a.m. and the event will be closing Tuesday through Thursday at 10 p.m.; Friday and Saturday at 11 p.m.; and Sunday at 7 p.m.

By Laura Freeman Reporter
Jul 23, 2017 12:00 AM

Summit County Sheriff's Deputy indicted on rape charge

AKRON -- Summit County Prosecutor Sherri Bevan Walsh announced July 20 that a Summit County grand jury indicted a 46-year-old deputy with the Summit County Sheriff's Department. Antonio Williamson has been charged with sexual assault on a 26-year-old woman.

By Tim Troglen Reporter
Jul 23, 2017 12:00 AM

Court: Munroe Falls must pay Beck Energy $45,000

MUNROE FALLS -- The city has lost a round in its legal wrangling going back more than five years with an area oil and natural gas drilling firm. On July 13, Summit County Common Pleas Judge Paul J.

By Jeff Saunders Staff Writer
Finding a new life after weight loss
Jul 23, 2017 12:00 AM

Finding a new life after weight loss

Every morning, Mark Learner of Stow braves the rain and heat to walk four miles around town because four years ago he wasn't able to. Before his bariatric surgery, Learner weighed 800 pounds and lived in a nursing facility.

By Kelly Maile Staff Writer
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Stow police: Public helped nab voyeur
Jul 23, 2017 12:00 AM

Stow police: Public helped nab voyeur

Two anonymous callers led cops to 32-year-old Joseph M. Chiappone after two voyeurism incidents at Stow Community Center shopping plaza on Christmas Eve 2016.

By Dave O'brien Staff Writer
Summit Metro Park officials report car break-ins
Jul 21, 2017 5:56 PM

Summit Metro Park officials report car break-ins

SUMMIT COUNTY — Officials from the Summit Metro Parks are asking for the public's assistance in helping to prevent break-ins like a series of seven that were reported July 20.

Summit County Sheriff's lieutenant pleads not guilty to rape
Jul 21, 2017 2:28 PM

Summit County Sheriff's lieutenant pleads not guilty to rape

AKRON — A Summit County Sheriff’s lieutenant with 18 years on the department pleaded not guilty July 21 to five felony charges including rape and kidnapping.

By Tim Troglen Reporter
Summit County court selected for pilot mediation program
Jul 21, 2017 1:39 PM

Summit County court selected for pilot mediation program

The Summit County Common Pleas Court General Division announced that the Court has been selected by the Ohio Supreme Court as one of only 12 such courts in Ohio to participate in a program aimed at determining if mediation is a fitting resolution for certain civil stalking cases.

Preparing for Summit County Fair a year-round process
Jul 20, 2017 8:50 PM

Preparing for Summit County Fair a year-round process

Tallmadge -- Planning is at fever pitch as the date for the 2017 Summit County Fair approaches. The summer staple will run from July 25-30 on the grounds at 229 E. Howe Road, and Theresa Call, one of its organizers, is expecting between 35,000 and 40,000 attendees.

By Ellin Walsh Reporter
Stow police: Public helped nab voyeur from Ravenna
Jul 18, 2017 11:53 AM

Stow police: Public helped nab voyeur from Ravenna

Citizen tips led the Stow Police Department to uncover illegal voyeur videos taken by a Ravenna man of unsuspecting underage victims at retail locations in Stow, police said Tuesday. Joseph M.

By Dave O'brien, Staff Writer
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Car wash to occupy former McDonald's site on Kent Road
Jul 16, 2017 12:00 AM

Car wash to occupy former McDonald's site on Kent Road

STOW -- Motorists driving down Kent Road near Fishcreek Road should before too much longer have an option in the immediate area for washing off their dirty cars.

By Jeff Saunders Reporter
Downtown Falls welcomes Festa Italiana
Jul 16, 2017 12:00 AM

Downtown Falls welcomes Festa Italiana

CUYAHOGA FALLS -- The ninth annual Festa Italiana will take place July 21-23 at Falls River Square. Festa Italiana will feature authentic Italian cuisine, wine and Peroni Beer, bocce and morra games, live music and grape stomping.

By Steve Wiandt Reporter
Jul 16, 2017 12:00 AM

2017 Festa Italiana Entertainment Schedule

July 21 Amphitheater Stage: 5-7 p.m.: Silver Creek (Rock and Blues) 8-11 p.m.: Hard Day's Night (Beatles tribute) Midway: 5-8 p.m.: Mike Trecaso (accordion) 7-10 p.m.

Jul 16, 2017 12:00 AM

SMFHS to have delayed start one day a week

Stow-Munroe Falls High School students may be able to sleep in one day during the school week this year. Beginning Aug. 30, SMFHS students will have a delayed start on Wednesdays, pushing the start time for classes back to 9:30 a.m. as part of a pilot program.

By Marsha Mckenna Editor
Soccer tourney goal to light up field in memory of grad
Jul 16, 2017 12:00 AM

Soccer tourney goal to light up field in memory of grad

STOW -- The first Haley Hopkins Memorial Preseason Girls Soccer Tournament will take place on July 29 at Stow-Munroe Falls High School. The event is being co-sponsored by the Stow-Munroe Falls Athletic Boosters and the Hopkins family.

By Steve Wiandt Reporter
Few drug case referrals to Akron 'Recovery Court' since March
Jul 16, 2017 12:00 AM

Few drug case referrals to Akron 'Recovery Court' since March

People facing misdemeanor charges in Stow Municipal Court for offenses where drugs are a factor may be eligible for drug treatment and counseling through the Akron Municipal Court's Recovery Court program.

By Eric Marotta News Leader Editor
Stow police investigating weekend bank robbery
Jul 14, 2017 7:27 PM

Stow police investigating weekend bank robbery

STOW -- Police are investigating a robbery reported at the Fifth Third Bank at 911 Graham Road on Saturday. Police responded to a hold-up alarm at the bank at 12:30 p.m. and employees told them the bank had been robbed.

By Jeff Saunders Reporter
Stow police investigating weekend bank robbery
Jul 14, 2017 7:27 PM

Stow police investigating weekend bank robbery

STOW -- Police are still investigating a robbery reported at the Fifth Third Bank at 911 Graham Road on July 8. Police responded to a hold-up alarm at the bank at 12:30 p.m. and employees told them the bank had been robbed.

By Jeff Saunders Reporter
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Akron Zoo opens first sensory unit in Ohio
Jul 14, 2017 7:26 PM

Akron Zoo opens first sensory unit in Ohio

AKRON -- The Akron Zoo recently became the first zoo in Ohio, and the second in the nation, to become certified by KultureCity as a sensory inclusive zoo. KultureCity is a non-profit organization dedicated to rethinking accessibility to create acceptance and inclusion for all individuals.

Jul 14, 2017 7:26 PM

Medicaid in the crosshairs

Ohio's 3 million Medicaid recipients are under fire from both Columbus and Washington these days. "While it is very politically strong to say people will die, the reality is we will all die at some point," said state Rep.

By Catherine Candisky And Darrel Rowland Gatehouse Ohio Media