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Summit County declared Autism Friendly
Apr 23, 2017 12:00 AM

Summit County declared Autism Friendly

At a public County Council meeting April 18, Summit County Executive Ilene Shapiro sponsored a resolution that was co-sponsored by County Council as a whole, declaring Summit County an "Inclusive and Autism Friendly Community.

Apr 23, 2017 12:00 AM

Statehouse budget talk kicks into high gear

COLUMBUS -- You can forget a lot of what you've heard about the biennial state budget up to this point, particularly the controversial stuff.

By Marc Kovac Capital Bureau Chief
Apr 23, 2017 12:00 AM

Serenity Hospice celebrates National Volunteer Week

Serenity Hospice is hosting its Annual Volunteer Appreciation Event during National Volunteer Week, April 23-29. This year's theme is "Volunteers Make the World a Brighter Place." It is a time to recognize the contributions of volunteers and to encourage more people to donate their time.

Apr 16, 2017 12:00 AM

Capital News: Kasich on Ohio's future: Drones, robots and other driverless vehicles

ETNA, Ohio -- Gov. John Kasich was at Amazon's 800,000-plus-square-foot fulfillment center just outside of Columbus a few days back for a celebration of sorts of the new facility.

By Marc Kovac Capital Bureau Chief
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Apr 16, 2017 12:00 AM

Portage Park District acquires 215 acres for new low-impact park

The Portage Park District and its partners recently completed its newest addition to the countywide park system.

Speed limit now set at 35 mph on county roads in CVNP
Apr 9, 2017 12:00 AM

Speed limit now set at 35 mph on county roads in CVNP

Summit County Engineer Alan Brubaker has announced that effective April 4 the de-facto speed limit for all county highways within the Cuyahoga Valley National Park is 35 mph.

From Staff Reports
Apr 9, 2017 12:00 AM

Summit Metro Parks

SUMMIT METRO PARKS PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES FOR APRIL Summit Metro Parks offers something for everyone, including the following programs and events: April 9 Wild in the Woods -- 10 a.m. to noon. Liberty Park / Twinsburg Ledges Area, 9999 Liberty Rd., Twinsburg.

Apr 9, 2017 12:00 AM

Payless ShoeSource to close nearly 400 stores; Stow location to stay open

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Payless ShoeSource, one of the largest specialty family footwear retailers in the country, is the latest retail chain to seek protection from its creditors while it reorganizes in federal bankruptcy court. The company, based in Topeka, Kan.

By Joyce Smith And Mark Davis The Kansas City Star (tns)
Apr 9, 2017 12:00 AM

Worth Noting

District needs lifeguards; will train, pay for certifications Summit Metro Parks is willing to train individuals interested in working as lifeguards this summer and to pay the costs of the certification tests. The catch? Potential lifeguards must already know how to swim.

Apr 9, 2017 12:00 AM

County Probate Court seeks clothing donations for seniors in long-term care

You can turn your spring cleaning into something good. Summit County Probate Court is seeking gently used clothing for indigent wards of the Court in long-term care facilities. Probate Court will collect gently used, clean clothing from April 17 through May 19 during the Court hours.

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Apr 9, 2017 12:00 AM

Capital News: As drug epidemic rages, more stories of addiction come to light

COLUMBUS -- Do you know somebody addicted to drugs? Or who has died as a result, either through an unintentional overdose or other destructive behavior that resulted? I'm betting you probably do. Not too long ago, we might have a conversation about those folks, using hushed terms.

By Marc Kovac Capital Bureau Chief
Apr 2, 2017 12:00 AM

Summit Metro Parks

SUMMIT METRO PARKS PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES FOR APRIL Summit Metro Parks offers something for everyone, including the following programs and events: April 2 Archery for Kids -- April 2, 10:30 a.m. to noon. Twinsburg Community Center, 10260 Ravenna Rd., Twinsburg.

Apr 2, 2017 12:00 AM

Healthcare a Summit County focus in April

Summit County Public Health (SCPH) and Summit County Probate Court hope to highlight the importance of advance healthcare decision-making and encourage conversations among family members and with patients and physicians.

Apr 2, 2017 12:00 AM

Updated poverty report doesn't paint a pretty picture for Ohio

COLUMBUS -- More than 1.6 million Ohioans -- that's about 14.8 percent of the population in the state -- were living below the federal poverty line in 2015, according to a new report issued a couple of days ago by groups that advocate on behalf of the needy.

By Marc Kovac Capital Bureau Chief
Mar 26, 2017 12:00 AM

Summit DD hosts Butcher Elder Law for Special Needs Trusts 101 workshop

In honor of Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month, Butcher Elder Law is partnering with Summit DD to present an exclusive workshop, Special Needs Trusts 101 April 4 from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room at the Summit County Developmental Disabilities Board, 89 E. Howe Road, Tallmadge.

Cleveland Metroparks, KeyBank announce partnership
Mar 26, 2017 12:00 AM

Cleveland Metroparks, KeyBank announce partnership

Cleveland Metroparks and KeyBank announce hometown partnership to provide communities, neighborhoods and residents throughout Northeast Ohio with new opportunities to connect with Cleveland Metroparks.

Mar 26, 2017 12:00 AM

Lawmakers facing uncertainty as they work on the budget

COLUMBUS -- In the next few weeks, the Ohio House will amend Gov. John Kasich's executive budget proposal, stripping out that severance tax increase and other stuff members don't like and adding stuff they do.

By Marc Kovac Capital Bureau Chief
Mar 19, 2017 12:00 AM

Nominations sought for Summit for Kids Russ Pry Youth Award

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2017 Summit for Kids Russ Pry Youth Award. Summit for Kids will celebrate partnerships and collaboration at the Summit for Kids Breakfast Aug. 18, in conjunction with the 8th Annual Summit for Kids Expo, at the John S. Knight Center.

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Annual Harvest for Hunger campaign kicks off for Foodbank
Mar 19, 2017 12:00 AM

Annual Harvest for Hunger campaign kicks off for Foodbank

The Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank's Volunteer Center was filled with the energy of more than 300 community members as the 26th annual Harvest for Hunger campaign kicked off during a sold-out breakfast on March 1.

Mar 12, 2017 12:00 AM

House OKs state's $8 billion spending plan

COLUMBUS -- The Ohio House OK'd legislation setting nearly $8 billion in spending over the next two fiscal years by the Ohio Department of Transportation and several other state agencies.

By Marc Kovac Capital Bureau Chief