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Summit County drug courts are boosting services
Jul 12, 2017 12:00 AM

Summit County drug courts are boosting services

As the region's opiate epidemic continues to tear apart families and claim lives, the county's criminal justice system is taking steps to enhance services. Starting Aug.

By Eric Marotta Editor
State, medical groups offer warning regarding firework dangers
Jun 30, 2017 3:57 PM

State, medical groups offer warning regarding firework dangers

The Ohio Affiliate of Prevent Blindness, Ohio Department of Commerce’s Division of State Fire Marshal, Child Injury Prevention Alliance, and the Ohio Eye Care Coalition joined forces at Nationwide Children’s Hospital today to educate Ohioans about the dangers of backyard fireworks.

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Scouts, WRH partner on First Aid merit badge
Jun 28, 2017 12:00 AM

Scouts, WRH partner on First Aid merit badge

Great Trail Council, in partnership with Western Reserve Hospital, will offer the First Aid Merit badge to over 2,000 youth at the Boy Scouts Summer Camp at Camp Manatoc located in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park in Peninsula.

Financial troubles force Hattie Larlham to close cafe, Food Hub in Akron
Jun 28, 2017 12:00 AM

Financial troubles force Hattie Larlham to close cafe, Food Hub in Akron

TWINSBURG TOWNSHIP -- Financial difficulties have led Hattie Larlham to shutter its last caf in Canal Place in Akron at the end of July, as well as its Food Hub in Akron at the end of August. In addition, Hattie Larlham CEO Dr.

By April Helms Reporter
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Jun 28, 2017 12:00 AM

Dog training classes offered

TWINSBURG -- Most dogs need training at some point in their lives. Whether it's learning basic puppy manners or more advanced tricks, dogs are at their best when they are trained.

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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
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.

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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.

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.

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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