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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.

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
Mar 12, 2017 12:00 AM

State OKs legislation to help victims of dating violence

COLUMBUS -- The Ohio House moved legislation Feb. 28 that would enable victims of dating violence to seek protection orders against their attackers. HB 1 passed on a vote of 92-2 and heads to the Ohio Senate for further consideration. In tearful comments from the floor, Rep.

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

AROUND US

Last day for hiking shields is March 31 Hikers who completed at least eight trails during the 2016 Fall Hiking Spree have until March 31 to claim their rewards.

Cuyahoga Falls hospital unveils germ-zapping robot
Mar 12, 2017 12:00 AM

Cuyahoga Falls hospital unveils germ-zapping robot

Cuyahoga Falls -- It felt like a scene from a science fiction movie.

By Phil Keren Cuyahoga Falls News-press Editor
Mar 5, 2017 12:00 AM

Local college graduates can apply for statehouse fellowship

COLUMBUS -- The Ohio Legislative Service Commission is accepting applications for its 13-month Legislative and Telecommunications Fellowship Program. The commission will hire 24 fellows to work with members of the Ohio General Assembly during 2018.

Mar 5, 2017 12:00 AM

2017 Saturday Gardening Series set for March 4, 11

The Master Gardener Volunteers of Summit County cordially invites all gardeners to attend the 2017 Saturday Gardening Series.With two full days of informative gardening presentations, the Saturday Gardening Series is a sure harbinger of spring.

Mar 5, 2017 12:00 AM

Ohio attorney general reports on concealed carry licenses

COLUMBUS -- Ohioans secured record numbers of licenses to carry concealed firearms last year, according to statistics released by Attorney General Mike DeWine March 1. A total of 117,953 new licenses were issued, well above the 71,589 issued in 2015.

By Marc Kovac Capital Bureau Chief
Mar 5, 2017 12:00 AM

Value of urban forests topic of GAINS meeting

Learning from regional best practice models of Urban Forestry will be the topic of the "second Wednesday" GAINS (Greater Akron Innovation Network for Sustainability) meeting March 8 at the Bit Factory on the 5th Floor in the Akron Accelerator, 526 S. Main St. Akron. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

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Summit County near top of list for fatal crashes
Mar 5, 2017 12:00 AM

Summit County near top of list for fatal crashes

SUMMIT COUNTY -- According to statistics released earlier this month by the Ohio State Highway Patrol Summit County is ranked near top of the list for most fatal accidents in Ohio, with Akron seeing the largest increase. The numbers released Feb.

By Tim Troglen Reporter
Feb 26, 2017 12:00 AM

Ohio Senate OKs sales tax holiday for third year

COLUMBUS -- The Ohio Senate made quick work of legislation extending for a third year a sales tax holiday on back-to-school purchases, passing it Feb. 22, a week after the bill's first committee hearing.

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

Capital News: Getting down into the details of the biennial budget

COLUMBUS -- It takes a few weeks to really get to know the proposed state budget.

Feb 26, 2017 12:00 AM

CVNP EVENTS

CUYAHOGA VALLEY NATIONAL PARK MARCH SCHEDULED EVENTS March 1 Solo at Sarah's Vineyard: Dolinar Sphaija -- Enjoy the sounds of local musicians in the 1840s post-and-beam tasting room while listening to local musicians perform. Free. Sarah's Vineyard, 7 to 10 p.m.

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.