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County declared an 'Inclusive, Autism Friendly Community'
Apr 26, 2017 12:00 AM

County declared an 'Inclusive, Autism Friendly Community'

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.

Summit Metro Parks April Programs
Apr 26, 2017 12:00 AM

Summit Metro Parks April Programs

SUMMIT METRO PARKS PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES FOR APRIL Summit Metro Parks offers something for everyone, including the following programs and events: April 27 Wild in the Woods -- 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Goodyear Heights Metro Park / Pioneer Area, 550 Frazier Ave., Akron.

Apr 26, 2017 12:00 AM

Prosecutor wants amendment for victims' rights

AKRON -- Summit County Prosecutor Sherri Bevan Walsh, along with local members of law enforcement, has announced her support of Marsy's Law for Ohio. Walsh joined a growing list of Ohio Prosecuting Attorneys April 5 in backing the crime victim bill of rights constitutional amendment.

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Cuyahoga Falls buffet closes to public after court ruling on employee wages
Apr 20, 2017 12:06 PM

Cuyahoga Falls buffet closes to public after court ruling on employee wages

Cuyahoga Falls -- A televangelist's restaurant has abruptly closed to the public after a court ordered them to pay $388,000 to a group of employees and found that members of his church were urged to volunteer at the buffet as unpaid workers.

By Phil Keren Cuyahoga Falls News-press Editor And Associated Press
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Roegner office hours
Apr 19, 2017 1:56 PM

Roegner office hours

Ohio House District 37 Rep. Kristina Roegner (R-Hudson) will host district office hours April 21 from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library, 3512 Darrow Road, Stow. In Nordonia Hills, District 37 includes Macedonia, Northfield Center and Northfield Village.

Apr 19, 2017 12:00 AM

Scrap tires to be collected in Summit County April 29

A scrap tire collection event will be April 29 at ReWorks' Household Hazardous Waste Recycling Center located at 1201 Graham Road in Stow from 9 to 11 a.m. Summit County residents are invited to drop off unwanted passenger car and light truck sized tires for a cash fee of only $1 per tire.

Apr 19, 2017 12:00 AM

Enjoy Earth Day in Liberty Park Nature Center

Residents are invited to the 2017 Earth Day celebration April 22 at the Liberty Park Nature Center, 9999 Liberty Road in Twinsburg, from noon to 4 p.m. The celebration is a joint effort between the city of Twinsburg and the Summit Metro Parks.

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Expert advises Facebook to rethink policies
Apr 18, 2017 6:31 AM

Expert advises Facebook to rethink policies

A social media expert believes Facebook needs to take a long look at how its features can be used in the wake of Sunday’s brutal murder in Cleveland.

By Andrew Bugel | Gatehouse Ohio Media
Police baffled by Facebook video killing
Apr 18, 2017 6:26 AM

Police baffled by Facebook video killing

CLEVELAND — In a rambling video, Steve Stephens said, “I snapped, I just snapped.” But as the manhunt dragged on Monday for the man accused of posting Facebook footage of himself killing a Cleveland retiree, police were unable to explain what set him off.

By Mark Gillispie | Associated Press
Akron Zoo celebrating Earth Day with annual 'Party for the Planet'
Apr 17, 2017 5:42 PM

Akron Zoo celebrating Earth Day with annual 'Party for the Planet'

The Akron Zoo will celebrate Earth Day with their annual event, Party for the Planet, on April 22, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The zoo will honor some of their “superheroes” who are making a difference in the field of conservation and sustainability.

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Open house April 24 for planned Boston Mills Visitor Center
Apr 17, 2017 4:48 PM

Open house April 24 for planned Boston Mills Visitor Center

The public is invited to an open house to view and comment on the plans for the new Boston Mills Visitor Center for Cuyahoga Valley National Park. It will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. April 24 at Happy Days Lodge.

Summit County launches multi-language campaign
Apr 7, 2017 3:20 PM

Summit County launches multi-language campaign

Folks in and around Summit County might be taking a second glance or two at Akron METRO Bus ads and billboards over the next few weeks. Don't worry -- no need to rub the eyes and shake the head.

By Tim Troglen Reporter
Apr 5, 2017 12:00 AM

BRIEFLY

Bike trail under construction Cuyahoga Valley National Park has begun construction of a 6.5 mile extension of the 2.3-mile section of the East Rim mountain bike trail, which opened a year ago.

Construction of new mountain bike trail starts in Cuyahoga Valley National Park
Mar 28, 2017 3:23 PM

Construction of new mountain bike trail starts in Cuyahoga Valley National Park

Peninsula — Cuyahoga Valley National Park has begun construction of a 6-5 mile extension of the 2.3-mile section of the East Rim mountain bike trail.

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Proposal would allow Ohio motorists to pay year's worth of gas taxes 'up front'
Mar 24, 2017 6:56 PM

Proposal would allow Ohio motorists to pay year's worth of gas taxes 'up front'

COLUMBUS — A Repub­li­can state law­maker has pro­posed up­ping ve­hi­cle reg­is­tra­tion fees as a bet­ter means of cov­er­ing the costs of main­tain­ing Ohio road­ways.And Sen.

By Marc Kovac | Capital Bureau Chief
Ten things that happened this week at the Statehouse
Mar 24, 2017 4:01 PM

Ten things that happened this week at the Statehouse

COLUMBUS — Lawmakers continue to move legislation, including the biennial transportation budget, health officials are urging residents to take precautions against the Zika virus and the director of the Ohio Department of Health is moving on.

By Marc Kovac | Capital Bureau Chief
Bill would ban housing, employment, other discrimination based on sexual orientation
Mar 23, 2017 4:55 PM

Bill would ban housing, employment, other discrimination based on sexual orientation

COLUMBUS — A Democratic state lawmaker is reintroducing legislation that would ban housing, employment and other discrimination based on residents’ sexual orientation or gender identity.Rep.

By Marc Kovac | Capital Bureau Chief
Mar 23, 2017 4:53 PM

$4 million settlement reached in Portage County wrongful imprisonment claim

COLUMBUS — The Ohio Court of Claims has finalized a $4 million settlement for two Portage County men wrongfully imprisoned for nearly 17 years in the murder of a Randolph woman.Robert Gondor and Randy Resh will each receive about $1.

By Marc Kovac | Capital Bureau Chief
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Cleveland Metroparks, KeyBank announce partnership
Mar 22, 2017 12:00 AM

Cleveland Metroparks, KeyBank announce partnership

Cleveland Metroparks and KeyBank announce hometown partnership to provide communities, neighborhoods and residents throughout Northeast Ohio with new opportunities to connect with Cleveland Metroparks.

Mar 22, 2017 12:00 AM

AROUND US

Astronomy Club of Akron to meet March 24 The Astronomy Club of Akron (ACA) will meet March 24 at 8 p.m. at New Franklin City Hall (located behind the fire station), 5611 Manchester Road, Akron.