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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
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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
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.

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Mar 2, 2017 2:52 PM

2017 Saturday Gardening Series set for March 4, 11

The Master Gardener Volunteers of Summit County invites all gardeners to attend the 2017 Saturday Gardening Series.With two full days of informative gardening presentations, the Saturday Gardening Series is a sure harbinger of spring.

Battered Women's Shelter receives support
Mar 1, 2017 12:00 AM

Battered Women's Shelter receives support

On Feb. 13 County Executive Ilene Shapiro, County Council President John N. Schmidt and Governmental Affairs Representative for FirstEnergy Corp. Renee Nied presented two checks totaling $10,000 to Terri Heckman, CEO of the Battered Women's Shelter.

Mar 1, 2017 12:00 AM

Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad names new president

PENINSULA -- The Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad announces the appointment of Joe Mazur as its president and chief executive officer, effective March 21, according to a Feb. 23 release from the non-profit.

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Mar 1, 2017 12:00 AM

Metro Parks Minutes

March hikes set For information on Summit Metro Parks programs, call 330-865-8065. - Otter Spotters will be March 1 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in the Liberty Park Pond Brook Conservation Area, 3973 East Aurora Road in Twinsburg. Join a naturalist in search of these playful water-lovers.

Mar 1, 2017 12:00 AM

CVNP EVENTS

CUYAHOGA VALLEY NATIONAL PARK MARCH SCHEDULED EVENTS March 3 Cuyahoga Valley National Park Concert: Vistn -- Since forming in 2000, Vistn has developed into one of the most exciting folk bands on the international music scene, combining original compositions and traditional French-Acadian songs with driving rhythms.

Feb 22, 2017 12:00 AM

Getting down into the details of the biennial state budget

COLUMBUS -- It takes a few weeks to really get to know the proposed state budget.

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

Law tightens penalties on cocaine sale, possession

COLUMBUS -- The Ohio House passed legislation Feb. 15 to tighten the penalties against those who possess or sell cocaine. HB 4 was OK'd on a vote of 97-0 and heads to the Ohio Senate for further consideration.

Feb 22, 2017 12:00 AM

Dewine addresses police, faith leaders on heroin epidemic

COLUMBUS -- It's a bleak picture: Parents overdosing in front of their kids, an Ohioan dying every few hours every day from heroin abuse, county coroners trying to find more room to store the resulting dead bodies.

By Marc Kovac Capital Bureau Chief
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Feb 17, 2017 9:19 AM

A look at unusual legislation hidden inside the proposed state budget

COLUMBUS — It takes a few weeks to really get to know the proposed state budget.

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

League of Women Voters sponsors Great Decisions discussions

The League of Women Voters of Hudson invites citizens to discuss important topics of U.S. foreign policy at Laurel Lake on Tuesday mornings through March 21. Sessions run from 10 11:15 a.m. The Hudson group has been sponsoring these discussions for 35 years.