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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
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
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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
Preserving rural landscape through local farms
May 10, 2017 12:00 AM

Preserving rural landscape through local farms

Beautiful scenery is part of the appeal of Cuyahoga Valley National Park. In many national parks, nature dominates the views. However, Cuyahoga Valley scenery blends nature and history You can see this at a place like Everett Covered Bridge.

By Jennie Vasarhelyi Cuyahoga Valley National Park
May 10, 2017 12:00 AM

CVNP seeks history teachers for summer program

The National Park Service is seeking qualified teachers who would like to participate in this summer's Teacher-Ranger-Teacher (TRT) program at Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP).

May 10, 2017 12:00 AM

Summit StageFest set for June 3

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

May 8, 2017 7:40 PM

State Rep votes against Ohio budget, opposed to last minute amendments

Columbus - A mystery amendment tucked into the House-passed state budget bill (House Bill 49) would let some online charter schools avoid having their poor academic scores drive down a sponsor’s performance rating. State Rep.

By Laura Freeman And Jim Siegel
Apr 30, 2017 1:24 PM

National park seeking history teachers for summer program

The National Park Service is seeking qualified teachers who would like to participate in this summer's Teacher-Ranger-Teacher (TRT) program at Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP).

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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
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
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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.