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Feb 19, 2017 12:00 AM

Ohio group wants to amend stateconstitution to solidify victims' rights

COLUMBUS -- A group that wants to amend the state constitution to solidify the rights of crime victims formally launched its petition campaign Feb. 15, with hopes of gathering enough signatures to qualify for the general election ballot.

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

Dewine urges police, faith leaders to help address heroin epidemic

COLUMBUS -- It's a bleak picture: Parents overdosing in front of their kids, an Ohioan dying every few hours every day from heroin abuse, county coroners trying to find more room to store the resulting dead bodies.

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

Law tightens penalties on cocaine sale, possession

COLUMBUS -- The Ohio House passed legislation Feb. 15 to tighten the penalties against those who possess or sell cocaine. HB 4 was OK'd on a vote of 97-0 and heads to the Ohio Senate for further consideration.

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

Honor a member of Armed Forces with commemorative banner

Honor a past or present member of the Armed Forces with a commemorative banner. Both Stow and Munroe Falls are again accepting orders for the banners which will hang from Memorial Day through Veterans Day. The cost remains the same at $125 and the banners will be returned to the sponsors.

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Battered Women's Shelter receives support from Summit County
Feb 19, 2017 12:00 AM

Battered Women's Shelter receives support from Summit County

On Feb. 13 County Executive Ilene Shapiro, County Council President John N. Schmidt and Governmental Affairs Representative for FirstEnergy Corp. Renee Nied presented two checks totaling $10,000 to Terri Heckman, CEO of the Battered Women's Shelter.

Feb 19, 2017 12:00 AM

School enrollment events for K-12 set for March

Parents planning to enroll their children in the Stow-Munroe Falls City School District should mark their calendars for March 23, when enrollment begins for grades K-12.

Feb 12, 2017 12:00 AM

25th Anniversary Mardi Gras Gala Fundraiser

Victim Assistance Program will celebrate the 25th Anniversary Mardi Gras Gala March 4. Co-Chairs Erin Victor and Marissa Pappas, along with their committee, will turn The Tangier in Akron into a fabulous night out on Bourbon Street. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

Feb 12, 2017 12:00 AM

GriefCare Place

GRIEFCARE PLACE SUPPORT GROUPS The GriefCare Place offers support groups that give those grieving the loss of a loved one by death the understanding of the grief process and encourages them that healing will come. All grief support groups are at no cost.

Feb 12, 2017 12:00 AM

Don't overlook the high-tech initiatives in the governor's budget proposal

COLUMBUS -- Gov. John Kasich was on the road the day after his biennial budget rollout, talking to an audience in suburban Dayton about some of the provisions included in the two-year spending plan.

Feb 5, 2017 12:00 AM

Real Estate Listings

Stow Sheriff Of Summit County, to Paj Ents LLC, 4817 Fox Run Dr, $176,500 See more listings at www.stowsentry.

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Jan 29, 2017 12:00 AM

Akron Children's requests only healthy visitors to hospital during flu season

AKRON -- With seasonal respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and influenza activity on the rise in the community, Akron Children's Hospital is reinforcing visitor restrictions at its Akron and Mahoning Valley hospital campuses for the safety of patients and to curb the spread of these illnesses.

Jan 29, 2017 12:00 AM

Federal court blocks 3 Ohio executions

COLUMBUS -- A federal court on Jan. 26 blocked three executions scheduled through April, determining the new lethal injection process adopted by the state was unconstitutional. U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael R.

By Marc Kovac Capital Bureau Chief
Jan 29, 2017 12:00 AM

Summit County prosecutor warns of payday loan scam

A new scam is occurring in the area, Summit County Prosecutor Sherri Bevan Walsh said in a Jan. 17 news release. "This time scammers are using payday loans to get your money," Bevan Walsh said in the release. The scam starts as many do, with a phone call, according to the release.

Jan 29, 2017 12:00 AM

Akron Heart Ball fundraiser benefits lifesaving research

AKRON -- The Akron Heart Ball is one of the premiere American Heart Association/American Stroke Association fundraising events both locally and across the nation. The distinguished 2017 Akron Heart Ball will be Feb. 18 from 6 to 11 p.m. at the Hilton Akron/Fairlawn.

Jan 29, 2017 12:00 AM

Statehouse Potpourri: PUCO nominees, school standards and taxes

COLUMBUS -- Eight of 24 people who submitted applications for consideration for two seats on the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio will be interviewed for the posts.

By Marc Kovac Capital Bureau Chief
State board OKs KSU's plans to buy property
Jan 29, 2017 12:00 AM

State board OKs KSU's plans to buy property

COLUMBUS -- The state Controlling Board OK'd Kent State University's plans to purchase a property adjacent to its main Portage County campus for $2.2 million. The location, which is owned by GDR Partners, is located at 430 E. Main St. along KSU's Lester A.

By Marc Kovac Dix Capital Bureau
Jan 29, 2017 12:00 AM

Real Estate Listings

Stow Sheriff Of Summit County, to Paj Ents LLC, 4817 Fox Run Dr, $176,500 Hud-housing Of Urban Dev, to Jacob Ruby, 1353 Arndale Rd, $66,000 Thomas I Conner, to Michael A Skotko And Marisa A Cable, 4063 Burton Dr, $152,480 Joseph E And Amber L Moran, to Michael Marsden

Summit County Prosecutor Walsh sworn in for historic fifth term
Jan 29, 2017 12:00 AM

Summit County Prosecutor Walsh sworn in for historic fifth term

AKRON -- Summit County Prosecutor Sherri Bevan Walsh was sworn in Jan. 19 for a history making fifth term as Summit County Prosecutor. Walsh is the first Summit County Prosecutor in the past 60 years to be elected to five consecutive terms.

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Jan 29, 2017 12:00 AM

New laws in Ohio, Part 4

COLUMBUS -- Gov. John Kasich didn't sign everything lawmakers sent him following their lame duck session. He vetoed a bill that would have ceased requirements for utilities to meet renewable energy and efficiency benchmarks, turning those mandates into goals instead.

By Marc Kovac Dix Capital Bureau
Jan 29, 2017 12:00 AM

New laws in Ohio, Part 5

COLUMBUS -- Lawmakers moved legislation in recent weeks aimed at improving the health of Ohio's newborns and ensuring the property of law-abiding citizens isn't confiscated without cause. Here are 10 final law changes passed by the legislature during the lame duck session and signed by Gov.

By Marc Kovac Dix Capital Bureau