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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
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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
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

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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.

Mar 22, 2017 12:00 AM

CVNP events

CUYAHOGA VALLEY NATIONAL PARK MARCH SCHEDULED EVENTS March 22 Dinner in the Valley: Knife Skills Demo and Knife Sharpening -- Chef Larkin Rogers demonstrates classic culinary knife cuts and prepares a meal showcasing the techniques.

Mar 22, 2017 12:00 AM

U.S. Rep. Renacci joins crowded 2018 Ohio gubernatorial race

COLUMBUS -- Republican Congressman Jim Renacci announced his intentions March 20 to run for governor. In addition to a released announcement, Renacci also filed a treasurer designation form with the secretary of state's office marking the start of his campaign.

By Marc Kovac Capital Bureau Chief
Mar 22, 2017 12:00 AM

New Ohio chapter of group calls for more skilled immigrants

COLUMBUS -- Members of a new state coalition want policy-makers to make easier for immigrants with high-tech and other skilled backgrounds to enter and remain in the country legally. The new Ohio chapter of the national reform group Fwd.

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Mar 15, 2017 12:00 AM

Reverse raffle, auction set to benefit The Arc of Summit and Portage Counties

The Arc of Summit and Portage Counties will host its 30th Annual Reverse Raffle and Auction on April 21 at Guy's Party Centre in Akron. The event includes a dinner, $2000 grand prize, reverse raffle, as well as a live and silent auction.

Mar 15, 2017 12:00 AM

Cuyahoga Valley National Park events

CUYAHOGA VALLEY NATIONAL PARK MARCH SCHEDULED EVENTS March 15 Cuyahoga Valley Photographic Society: Jim McCormac: A Romp Through Ohio's Flora and Fauna -- Enjoy an Ohio pictorial adventure with naturalist Jim McCormac to see the state's varied habitats. Free.

Mar 15, 2017 12:00 AM

Ohio Auditor Dave Yost lists public records citations

State auditors issued 414 public records-related citations to 357 public entities in calendar year 2016, Auditor of State Dave Yost announced March 12, the first day of Sunshine Week.

Mar 15, 2017 12:00 AM

Fourth Democrat enters 2018 governor's race

COLUMBUS -- Another Democrat has entered the 2018 gubernatorial race, adding her name to what's expected to be a crowded primary for both parties. Former state Rep.

By Marc Kovac Capital Bureau Chief
Mar 15, 2017 12:00 AM

Goodwill hosting 'March of Champions'

In 2016, Goodwill Industries serving Summit, Portage, Medina, Ashland and Richland counties helped 9,189 individuals through a number of services that offer assistance to people struggling to find employment, including: career exploration and advising; resume and interview preparation; skill iden

Train whistle brings smile to new president for CVSR
Mar 15, 2017 12:00 AM

Train whistle brings smile to new president for CVSR

PENINSULA He loves to hear the church bell toll and the whistle of the train as it passes through town so it's no wonder he considers his new job in charge of the railroad a great opportunity.

By Laura Freeman Reporter
Mar 8, 2017 12:00 AM

Ohio attorney general reports on concealed carry licenses

COLUMBUS -- Ohioans secured record numbers of licenses to carry concealed firearms last year, according to statistics released by Attorney General Mike DeWine March 1. A total of 117,953 new licenses were issued, well above the 71,589 issued in 2015.

By Marc Kovac Capital Bureau Chief
Mary Taylor plans run for governor
Mar 8, 2017 12:00 AM

Mary Taylor plans run for governor

COLUMBUS -- Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor formally filed paperwork Feb. 23 to run for governor, the first of a handful of Republicans expected to jump into that race. Taylor announced that formation of a new committee, "Mary Taylor for Governor," and the designation of a treasurer.

By Marc Kovac Capital Bureau Chief
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Mar 8, 2017 12:00 AM

Husted reports hundreds more non-citizens registered to vote

COLUMBUS -- Republican Secretary of State Jon Husted's office said Feb. 27 that it has identified another 385 non-citizens who registered to vote in Ohio, and 82 of those cast ballots in primary or general elections over the past half a dozen years.

By Marc Kovac Capital Bureau Chief
Mar 8, 2017 12:00 AM

CVNP Events

CUYAHOGA VALLEY NATIONAL PARK MARCH SCHEDULED EVENTS March 8 Solo at Sarah's Vineyard -- Alex Bevan. Enjoy the sounds of local musicians in the 1840s post-and-beam tasting room while listening to local musicians perform. Free. Sarah's Vineyard, 7 to 10 p.m.