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Summit Metro Park officials report car break-ins
Jul 21, 2017 5:45 PM

Summit Metro Park officials report car break-ins

SUMMIT COUNTY — Officials from the Summit Metro Parks are asking for the public's assistance in helping to prevent break-ins like a series of seven that were reported July 20.

Summit County Sheriff's lieutenant pleads not guilty to rape
Jul 21, 2017 2:18 PM

Summit County Sheriff's lieutenant pleads not guilty to rape

AKRON — A Summit County Sheriff’s lieutenant with 18 years on the department pleaded not guilty July 21 to five felony charges including rape and kidnapping.

By Tim Troglen Reporter
Summit County court selected for pilot mediation program
Jul 21, 2017 1:56 PM

Summit County court selected for pilot mediation program

The Summit County Common Pleas Court General Division announced that the Court has been selected by the Ohio Supreme Court as one of only 12 such courts in Ohio to participate in a program aimed at determining if mediation is a fitting resolution for certain civil stalking cases.

One dead in Boston Heights multiple vehicle crash
Jul 21, 2017 10:19 AM

One dead in Boston Heights multiple vehicle crash

BOSTON HEIGHTS — The Summit County Crash Team is investigating a July 20 accident involving several vehicles which left one person dead on Route 8 in Boston Heights. According to Boston Heights Police Chief Ray Heatwall, the accident happened around 4:30 p.m.

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FIVE things to do this week
Jul 19, 2017 12:00 AM

FIVE things to do this week

If you have an event you would like to submit, send your name, a phone number and information about the event to newsleader@recordpub.com: 1 VISIT THE SUMMIT COUNTY FAIR: The fair will run from July 25 to 30 on the county fairgrounds at 229 E. Howe Road in Tallmadge. Gates open at 8 a.m.

Rotary gets first international grant, helps bring clean water to thousands
Jul 19, 2017 12:00 AM

Rotary gets first international grant, helps bring clean water to thousands

NORDONIA HILLS -- The Nordonia Hills Rotary Club is helping more than 10,000 people in Africa be able to get clean water every day.

By Briana Barker Reporter
Iroquois Run home edges closer to being demolished
Jul 19, 2017 12:00 AM

Iroquois Run home edges closer to being demolished

MACEDONIA -- A property on Iroquois Run that was purchased by the city in October 2015 may be closer to demolition.

By Briana Barker Reporter
Wine Festival celebrates 10 years helping animals
Jul 19, 2017 12:00 AM

Wine Festival celebrates 10 years helping animals

HUDSON -- On July 21 and 22, a local event will celebrate an important anniversary. It has been 10 years since the Hudson Wine Festival kicked off its inaugural event, which has helped benefit animals as well as military support organizations across Northeast Ohio.

By Tim Troglen Reporter
Jul 17, 2017 6:28 PM

Trustees seek levy for fire/EMS protection

SAGAMORE HILLS Trustees unanimously voted at a July 17 special meeting to ask the county to certify the funds for a 0.75-mill levy and a 1-mill levy they plan to put on the Nov. 7 ballot.

By Briana Barker Reporter
Preparing for Summit County Fair a year-round process
Jul 17, 2017 1:21 PM

Preparing for Summit County Fair a year-round process

TALLMADGE -- Planning is at fever pitch as the date for the 2017 Summit County Fair approaches. The summer staple will run from July 25-30 on the grounds at 229 E. Howe Road, and Theresa Call, one of its organizers, is expecting between 35,000 and 40,000 attendees.

By Ellin Walsh Reporter
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Trustees to seek 0.75-mill levy for fire department
Jul 17, 2017 12:18 PM

Trustees to seek 0.75-mill levy for fire department

SAGAMORE HILLS Trustees unanimously voted at a July 17 special meeting to ask the county to certify the funds for a 0.75-mill levy and a 1-mill levy they plan to put on the Nov. 7 ballot.

By Briana Barker Reporter
Jul 14, 2017 8:15 PM

Kent Blues Fest coming this Friday

The 9th annual Kent Blues Fest will draw top acts to the city on Friday. The festival will return to 23 venues in downtown Kent, from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. Admission is free to every show.

By Kelly Maile
Tallmadge bank robbery suspect arrested
Jul 14, 2017 8:15 PM

Tallmadge bank robbery suspect arrested

A Cuyahoga Falls man is behind bars in connection with a bank robbery in Tallmadge last month. Tallmadge Police arrested Jacob K. Onusic, 23, on Thursday, July 13, and charged him with robbery, a second-degree felony, according to a news release from Tallmadge Police.

By Steve Wiandt Reporter
Summit County Triangle Building to be dedicated to Pry
Jul 14, 2017 8:15 PM

Summit County Triangle Building to be dedicated to Pry

On Monday, July 31, the Summit County Triangle Building, located at 1180 South Main St. in Akron, will be dedicated as the Russell M. Pry Building in honor of Summit County's late Executive Russ Pry, who passed away last summer.

Flash flood watch in effect through Friday morning
Jul 13, 2017 8:06 AM

Flash flood watch in effect through Friday morning

The National Weather Service Cleveland office has issued a flash flood watch for the entire area. Thunderstorms producing high rainfall rates will produce localized rainfall amounts of 3 to 5 inches in some areas.

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Refueling flight fills important mission for Ohio National Guard
Jul 12, 2017 12:00 AM

Refueling flight fills important mission for Ohio National Guard

COLUMBUS -- You know the old math problem: A KC-135 Stratotanker leaves Rickenbacker Air National Guard Base at 10:30 a.m., traveling at 320 mph; while a C-17 Globemaster III leaves Charleston Air Force Base in South Carolina at 11 a.m., traveling at 450 mph.

By Andrew Schunk Twinsburg Bulletin Editor
Soccer complex breaks ground in Macedonia
Jul 12, 2017 12:00 AM

Soccer complex breaks ground in Macedonia

Macedonia -- A year and a half after plans were approved for a controversial indoor soccer facility, the project officially broke ground July 7.

By Briana Barker Reporter
Jul 12, 2017 12:00 AM

Presidential paving project set to start in coming weeks

NORTHFIELD VILLAGE -- Residents on the presidential streets will have brand new roads by the end of October. Karvo Cos. was awarded the bid for the presidential road project by a unanimous Council vote during a July 5 special meeting.

By Briana Barker Reporter
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Safety Town street signs vandalized prior to flagpole dedication
Jul 12, 2017 12:00 AM

Safety Town street signs vandalized prior to flagpole dedication

SAGAMORE HILLS -- A flag raising ceremony was held July 5 at a vandalized Safety Town at Rushwood Elementary with U.S. Rep. Dave Joyce and other area dignitaries on hand. Sagamore Hills police told the News Leader the site had been vandalized approximately 3-4 weeks before the ceremony.

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Village Councilman resigns from Ward B seat
Jul 12, 2017 12:00 AM

Village Councilman resigns from Ward B seat

NORTHFIELD VILLAGE -- Councilman Jim Daugherty resigned his Ward B Council seat effective June 30. Daugherty told the News Leader he was leaving due to "personal family matters," and he wishes the best for the village.

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