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Jul 23, 2017 12:00 AM

Police escort Summit County kids at 'Carnival with a Cop'

Officers from the University of Akron Police, Akron Police, Fairlawn Police, Summit County Sheriff's Office and Summa Police will be taking 70 children from Summit County area schools to the Summit County Fair July 27.

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County drug courts are boosting services
Jul 16, 2017 12:00 AM

County drug courts are boosting services

As the region's opiate epidemic continues to tear apart families and claim lives, the county's criminal justice system is taking steps to enhance services. Starting Aug.

By Eric Marotta News Leader Editor
Scouts, WRH partner on First Aid merit badge
Jun 30, 2017 3:00 PM

Scouts, WRH partner on First Aid merit badge

Great Trail Council, in partnership with Western Reserve Hospital, will offer the First Aid Merit badge to over 2,000 youth at the Boy Scouts Summer Camp at Camp Manatoc located in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park in Peninsula.

Jun 25, 2017 12:00 AM

RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVES

Upcoming blood donation opportunities in Summt County Every day there are thousands of patients who rely on lifesaving blood donations. That's why donors are urged to give now and give often.

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Jun 11, 2017 12:00 AM

PARKS PROGRAMS

Birding programs sure to delight visitors in June Join a naturalist for any of the following free programs: SUMMER BIRDS -- June 11, 9 a.m. Munroe Falls Metro Park / Tallmadge Meadows Area, 1088 North Ave., Tallmadge.

Jun 11, 2017 12:00 AM

Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad introduces summer schedule

Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad (CVSR) introduces a new extended train schedule for visitors. CVSR will now offer scenic train rides every Tuesday through Sunday from the stations in Independence to Akron. Tuesdays through Thursdays, the train runs from 9 a.m. to 4:25 p.m.

Jun 4, 2017 12:00 AM

Fidget spinners: Classroom aid or student distraction?

It can be a useful tool to help students stay focused, therapists agree. More accurately, a distraction, argue teachers. No, it's just fun, say kids.

By Amy L. Knapp Gatehouse Ohio Media
Clyde, LaRose announce bids to be secretary of state
May 21, 2017 12:00 AM

Clyde, LaRose announce bids to be secretary of state

COLUMBUS -- Two lawmakers announced statewide bids Tuesday to become the Ohio's chief elections official. State Rep.

By Marc Kovac Capital Bureau
Students protest layoffs in Cuyahoga Falls schools
May 16, 2017 12:00 AM

Students protest layoffs in Cuyahoga Falls schools

Cuyahoga Falls -- About 25 Cuyahoga Falls High School students demonstrated in front of the high school Tuesday to protest layoff notifications that were delivered to teachers on Monday. On May 3, Superintendent Dr.

May 14, 2017 12:00 AM

Learn about social media apps; say no to 'Yellow'

Smartphones provide us with new experiences, helping connect people and making the world seem smaller. We rely on social media to check in with family and friends and to keep up on the latest information. However, that openness can also lead to danger.

By Sherri Bevan Walsh Summit County Prosecutor
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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
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)
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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.