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Dec 11, 2016 12:00 AM

Several ways to purchase your Summit County 2017 dog licenses

A shiny new 2017 dog license tag to adorn your dog's collar is a gift that may help your pet return home if they are ever lost. If a lost dog is brought into Summit County Animal Control wearing a license tag, staff can find the owner quickly and reunite the family and pet.

Dec 11, 2016 12:00 AM

Lower speed zones may be allowed near boarding schools

COLUMBUS -- Communities would be allowed to establish lower speed limit zones on roads near boarding schools, under legislation passed by the Ohio Senate Dec. 8. HB 455 moved on a vote of 31-0 and heads back to the Ohio House for consideration of Senate amendments.

By Marc Kovac Capital Bureau Chief
Dec 11, 2016 12:00 AM

Summit County title offices announce temporary closing for upgrade

Summit County title offices will be closed Dec. 30 and 31, and due to the New Year's holiday, Jan. 2, 2017.

Dec 11, 2016 12:00 AM

Salvation Army Angel Tree Tags available to help needy children

Akron It is heartbreaking to think of a child with no gifts on Christmas. The Salvation Army's Angel Tree Program provides gifts of new clothing and toys to thousands of children who otherwise might not have anything for Christmas.

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Dec 11, 2016 12:00 AM

Sawyer: There's no reason to delay redistricting reform

Columbus -- In one of his last appearances before a state legislative committee in his present capacity as senator, Akron Democrat Tom Sawyer again urged the legislature to change the way the boundaries of congressional districts are redrawn ever decade.

By Marc Kovac Capital Bureau Chief
Dec 11, 2016 12:00 AM

Area Boy Scout councils approve vote to consolidate by early 2017

Akron The first quarter of the new year will be the start of an exciting new era for the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) in Northeast Ohio.

State officials mourn John Glenn
Dec 11, 2016 12:00 AM

State officials mourn John Glenn

COLUMBUS -- State officials are mourning the passing of astronaut and former U.S. Sen. John Glenn, praising his public service, his longtime marriage to his wife, Annie, and the example he set for others in his home state and nation. Glenn died Dec.

By Marc Kovac Capital Bureau Chief
Dec 4, 2016 12:00 AM

Several ways to purchase your Summit County 2017 dog licenses

A shiny new 2017 dog license tag to adorn your dog's collar is a gift that may help your pet return home if they are ever lost. If a lost dog is brought into Summit County Animal Control wearing a license tag, staff can find the owner quickly and reunite the family and pet.

Dec 4, 2016 12:00 AM

One last presidential poll before the holidays?

COLUMBUS -- How about one last poll to close out this election season? I know you're sick and tired of them, and most of them this year were wrong, but Quinnipiac University's Polling Institute was pretty close with its Ohio results.

By Marc Kovac Capital Bureau Chief
Nov 27, 2016 12:00 AM

Engineer Christmas social meeting Dec. 5

Come join friends and fellow plastics engineers at the Christmas Social Meeting on Dec. 5 at 5:30 p.m. This year we will again meet at the Taverne of Richfield, 3960 Broadview Road. The Madrigal Singers from Firestone High School are back this year.

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Nov 27, 2016 12:00 AM

Concealed-carry law would include churches, under bill 1

COLUMBUS -- A Republican state lawmaker wants to clear up confusion in state law about carrying concealed firearms into churches. Rep.

By Marc Kovac Dix Capital Bureau
Nov 27, 2016 12:00 AM

Big-city mayors from 30 areas form alliance

Columbus -- Mayors from Ohio's 30 largest cities have formed a group to advocate for the state's urban centers.

By Marc Kovac Dix Capital Bureau
Nov 27, 2016 12:00 AM

POLITICAL FUNDRAISER

Breakfast fundraiser for judge The Friends of Judge Katarina Cook will host a New Beginnings Breakfast Fundraiser for Judge Katarina Cook, the new Summit County Domestic Relations Court Judge, on Dec. 2, from 7 to 9 a.m. at the Highland Square Mustard Seed Market & Caf, 867 West Market St.

By Erica Peterson Executive Editor
Nov 27, 2016 12:00 AM

Historical Homes Holiday Tourset for Dec. 4

The Akron Woman's City Club and Summit County Historical Society will present a holiday tour of decorated mansions (Gray Lodge, the Perkins Stone Mansion and the John Brown House) on Dec. 4, 11a.m.-3 p.m.. Admission is by timed-ticket only.

Nov 20, 2016 12:00 AM

AROUND US

Parents Without Partners dance, dinner Dec. 3 The Portage County Chapter #600 of International Parents Without Partners will have a ham dinner and dance on Dec. 3 at the Ritchie Memorial Shelter House, 109 West Ave. in Tallmadge. Dinner will be from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Nov 20, 2016 12:00 AM

Ohio troopers return after assisting North Dakota

Columbus -- State troopers who traveled to North Dakota to assist law enforcement there dealing with protests of a proposed pipeline project have returned to the state. According to Ohio State Highway Patrol spokesman Lt. Robert G. Sellers, the 37 Ohio troopers completed their work on Nov.

By Marc Kovac Dix Capital Bureau
Nov 20, 2016 12:00 AM

REAL ESTATE LISTINGS

Munroe Falls Neumann Family Trust, to William Kelly, 205 Alta Dr, $135,900 Stow Sheriff Of Summit County, to Federal Home Loan Mtg Corp, 3345 Darrow Rd, $56,000 Crystal L Weddle, to Stephanie Mullet, 3739 Englewood Dr, $137,500 Arden L And Louise S Bement, to Ta

Nov 20, 2016 12:00 AM

State House speaker says unemployment reform top priority

Columbus -- Speaker Cliff Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) said he expects action on an unemployment compensation reform package before the end of the year, with a focus on keeping the state system solvent in the future. "Unemployment reform is going to be our No.

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Nov 20, 2016 12:00 AM

Proposal would remove uncontested races from primary ballots

Columbus -- Elections officials would no longer hold special primaries to fill open congressional seats when only one candidate has qualified for the ballot, under legislation being considered in the Ohio Senate. SB 347 also would remove other uncontested races from primary ballots.

By Marc Kovac Dix Capital Bureau
Nov 20, 2016 12:00 AM

AROUND OHIO

Smoking ban violations down Columbus -- State officials are calling Ohio's smoke-free workplace program a success a decade after voters approved a ballot measure barring smoking at some indoor establishments.

By Erica Peterson Executive Editor