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Fiscal office offers amnesty on dog license late fees June 24
Jun 14, 2017 11:35 AM

Fiscal office offers amnesty on dog license late fees June 24

Summit County Executive Ilene Shapiro and Summit County Fiscal Officer Kristen Scalise will partner with Acme Fresh Markets to host “Can Do!

(Video) Golden Lion Tamarind undergoes cataract surgery
Jun 14, 2017 11:04 AM

(Video) Golden Lion Tamarind undergoes cataract surgery

The Akron Zoo recently performed cataract surgery on their female golden lion tamarin, Ana. The zoo partnered with Clear Choice Laser Center, Cleveland Eye Clinic and Great Lakes Veterinary Specialists to perform the surgery.

'Every day is flag day' for families missing loved ones who served country
Jun 14, 2017 10:22 AM

'Every day is flag day' for families missing loved ones who served country

U.S. ArmyStaff Sgt. Kevin Kessler was serving overseas when he learned he was going to be a father.

By Steven M. Grazier | Gatehouse Ohio Media
Jun 14, 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. Knappgatehouse Ohio Media
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Jun 14, 2017 12:00 AM

AROUND US

Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad (CVSR) introduces a new extended train schedule for visitors. Starting June 6, CVSR will offer scenic train rides every Tuesday through Sunday from our stations in Independence to Akron. Tuesdays through Thursdays, the train runs from 9 a.m. to 4:25 p.m.

Happy Trails sanctuary welcomes public to new season with summer solstice party
Jun 14, 2017 12:00 AM

Happy Trails sanctuary welcomes public to new season with summer solstice party

RAVENNA -- Happy Trails Farm Animal Sanctuary is preparing to ring in summertime with a Summer Solstice kick off party June 21. Happy Trails Farm Animal Sanctuary rescues, rehabilitates and re-homes criminally abused, neglected and abandoned farm animals.

By Briana Barker Reporter
May 31, 2017 12:00 AM

Ohio House considers traffic enforcement cameras bills

COLUMBUS -- Smaller Ohio communities would be barred from using traffic enforcement cameras or limited in the fines generated by resulting citations, under separate bills being considered in the Ohio House.

By Marc Kovac Capital Bureau
May 31, 2017 12:00 AM

Families invited to free 'Father friendly' event in Akron June 10

Summit County Juvenile Court Judge Linda Tucci Teodosio will host the second annual father friendly community event June 10 from 1 to 4 p.m., at Lock 3 Park in downtown Akron (rain or shine). The first 1,000 attendees will be treated to a free lunch.

May 31, 2017 12:00 AM

TRUMP Act: Presidential hopefuls must disclose tax returns in Ohio

COLUMBUS -- Presidential candidates would be required to disclose recent tax filings in order to appear on the Ohio ballot, under legislation being considered in the Ohio House.

By Marc Kovac Capital Bureau Chief
May 31, 2017 12:00 AM

Summit StageFest outdoor event is June 3

The nonprofit Partners for Theater will present Summit StageFest, a free, one-day outdoor theater festival at 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. June 3, along West Market Street in Highland Square.

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May 28, 2017 6:00 AM

Ohio 2016 overdose deaths rise 36% from total that led nation year before

They died in restaurants, theaters, libraries, convenience stores, parks, cars, on the streets and at home.

By Alan Johnson And Catherine Candisky -- The Columbus Dispatch
May 24, 2017 12:00 AM

Summit Metro Parks

Summit Metro Parks offers something for everyone, including the following programs and events: ENDANGERED SPECIES AKRON HISTORY: GLENDALE CEMETERY Glendale Cemetery 150 Glendale Ave.

May 24, 2017 12:00 AM

Countryside Conservancy names new executive director

Countryside Conservancy in Peninsula announces the appointment of Tracy Emrick as its new executive director.

May 24, 2017 12:00 AM

Ten things that happened last week in Columbus

COLUMBUS -- Yes, they're still talking about the biennial budget bill on Capitol Square, and they'll continue to do so for the next month or so. But there's lots of other stuff going in Columbus. Here are 10 things that happened last week at the Statehouse: 1.

By Marc Kovac Capital Bureau Chief
Harvest for Hunger tops 5 million meal goal
May 19, 2017 9:02 AM

Harvest for Hunger tops 5 million meal goal

AKRON -- After two months of hard work, it was time to pause for celebration May 12 at the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank. With help from an individual, corporate and community donors, the Foodbank raised more than $1.

By Tim Botos Cantonrep.com Staff Writer
May 18, 2017 4:23 PM

Ohio House starts hearings on prevailing wage legislation

COLUMBUS -- The Ohio House launched hearings May 9 on legislation that would give local communities discretion on whether to follow the state's prevailing wage law on public works projects.

By Marc Kovac Capital Bureau Chief
Students protest layoffs in Cuyahoga Falls schools
May 18, 2017 2:23 PM

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.

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Summa Health breaks ground on new tower in Akron
May 17, 2017 12:29 PM

Summa Health breaks ground on new tower in Akron

AKRON Summa Health officials and a variety of guests broke ground on the new West Tower at the health provider's East Market Street Akron campus May 15. The tower is the initial step in Summa's $270 million Phase I facility plan announced last year.

By Tim Troglen Reporter
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May 14, 2017 8:42 AM

Ten things that happened this week at the Ohio Statehouse

COLUMBUS -- The Ohio House turned its attention to other legislation, Ohio Senate sub-committees continued to dig into the biennial budget bill and the Controlling Board signed off on a new state park toilet. Here are 10 things that happened around the Statehouse this week: 1.

By Marc Kovac Capital Bureau Chief
May 10, 2017 12:00 AM

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