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Parade, patriotism and people on July 4th
Jul 9, 2017 12:00 AM

Parade, patriotism and people on July 4th

Thousands of people, many in red, white and blue, turned out for the Stow Fourth of July Parade. Unless indicated otherwise, photos were submitted by readers on the Stow Sentry Facebook page. You can see more photos by visiting our Facebook page.

New school employee walks around on padded feet
Jul 9, 2017 12:00 AM

New school employee walks around on padded feet

Some Stow-Munroe Falls students will have a new four-legged friend at school this coming year. At the School Board's June 29 meeting, Superintendent Tom Bratten introduced Jax, a nearly 3-year-old golden lab that will be put to work as a therapy dog in district schools.

By Jeff Saunders Reporter
Emergency room in Kent set to open next month at Routes 43, 261
Jul 9, 2017 12:00 AM

Emergency room in Kent set to open next month at Routes 43, 261

University Hospitals plans to open its new emergency department at the corner of Routes 43 and 261 in Kent on July 10, according to hospital officials. An open house is scheduled from 5 to 7 p.m. Aug. 8.

By Bob Gaetjens Staff Writer
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Congressman talks health care, discord over discourse
Jul 9, 2017 12:00 AM

Congressman talks health care, discord over discourse

KENT -- A bipartisan approach may be the only viable avenue toward consensus on health care reform, as the crafting of the GOP's Senate bill is "even worse than how the Affordable Care Act evolved," says U.S. Congressman Dave Joyce (R, OH-14).

By Andrew Schunk Twinsburg Bulletin Editor
Jul 7, 2017 12:00 AM

Residential burglaries of more than $30,000 reported; one arrest made

STOW -- Police are investigating four mid-June residential burglaries in the city, with an arrest made in one case. A total of nearly $30,000 in electronics, clothing, jewelry and money was reported stolen in the burglaries.

By Jeff Saunders Reporter
Ohio Supreme Court declines to hear murder conviction appeal
Jul 2, 2017 12:00 AM

Ohio Supreme Court declines to hear murder conviction appeal

The Ohio Supreme Court has decided not to hear the case of a woman convicted in the 2014 murder of 21-year-old Michelle Johnson. According to a decision filed June 21, the high court "declines to accept jurisdiction of the appeal" of Roxanne L. Buck, 47.

By Jeff Saunders Reporter
Jul 2, 2017 12:00 AM

Stow man dies in crash on Stow Road

STOW -- A Pebblehurst Drive man was killed in a one-car crash after police said he drove off Stow Road and crashed into a tree June 27. According to an accident report, 60-year-old Robert T.

By Dave O'brien And Jeff Saunders Reporters
Largest employer in Summit County eliminates 300 positions
Jul 2, 2017 12:00 AM

Largest employer in Summit County eliminates 300 positions

Akron -- Summa Health, Summit County's largest employer, is eliminating 300 positions. Summa Health is facing "staggering operating losses" as inpatient and outpatient volumes this year are "dramatically down," Dr.

By Laura Freeman Reporter
Jul 2, 2017 12:00 AM

Munroe Falls may keep Council status in place 1

Munroe Falls -- Recommendations to allow city officials to change the city's income tax credit without voter approval and to eliminate wards don't appear to be moving forward for voter approval.

By Jeff Saunders Reporter
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Less congestion at high school on Stow's wish list
Jul 2, 2017 12:00 AM

Less congestion at high school on Stow's wish list

STOW -- The city is pursuing a plan to decrease Graham Road traffic congestion by Stow-Munoe Falls High School, particularly during the school day. But it is estimated it will cost about $2 million and it will not be done in the immediate future.

By Jeff Saunders Reporter
Awards recognize pride in community
Jul 2, 2017 12:00 AM

Awards recognize pride in community

STOW -- Pride in the community was the topic of the day at the 44th annual Pride Community Breakfast on June 28. Hosted by the Stow-Munroe Falls Chamber of Commerce, the event focuses on community recognition and awards.

By Marsha Mckenna Senior Editor
Jun 27, 2017 3:11 PM

Man dies in Stow Road traffic crash

A 60-year-old Stow man died Tuesday morning in a one-car crash on Stow Road, city police said. Stow Police Lt. Anne Stirm said the man -- whose name she would not release, pending notification of his family -- was northbound in a Chevrolet Cruze when, at 8:31 a.m.

By Dave O'brien Staff Writer
Summa Health eliminates 300 positions
Jun 26, 2017 12:34 PM

Summa Health eliminates 300 positions

Akron – Summa Health, Summit County's largest employer, is eliminating 300 positions. Summa Health is facing “staggering operating losses” as inpatient and outpatient volumes this year are “dramatically down,” Dr.

By Laura Freeman Reporter
Passing the torch
Jun 25, 2017 12:00 AM

Passing the torch

Police departments around the region took part in the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run benefitting the Special Olympics on June 21. Stow representatives received the torch from Hudson at the Route 91 and Norton Road intersection, then ran down Route 91 to Adell Durbin Park.

Graham Road residential rezoning public hearing scheduled for July
Jun 25, 2017 12:00 AM

Graham Road residential rezoning public hearing scheduled for July

STOW -- Residents will have an opportunity to comment on the proposed rezoning of four residential Graham Road properties.

By Jeff Saunders Reporter
Jun 25, 2017 12:00 AM

Munroe Falls Council to discuss charter commission proposals

MUNROE FALLS -- The city's charter review commission has done its job and now it is up to City Council. Council gave first reading on June 20 to ordinances related to four recommendations for amendments to the city's charter that the commission made in early June.

By Jeff Saunders Reporter
Jun 25, 2017 12:00 AM

Hope Homes in Stow focusing on housing

While Hope Homes in Stow has ceased providing operational services, its executive director stresses that it will continue its business presence at its Call Road site, focusing on providing the physical homes and facilities for those with developmental disabilities.

By Marsha Mckenna Senior Editor
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Stow man promoting'disc dogging' worldwide
Jun 25, 2017 12:00 AM

Stow man promoting'disc dogging' worldwide

Throwing a flying plastic disc to a dog is not just a back yard pastime for Mark Vitullo; it is a passion that he wants to share. Five years ago, the Stow resident helped organize area competitive "disc doggers" into the Ohio Disc Dog Club and began hosting events.

By Jeff Saunders Reporter
Jun 25, 2017 12:00 AM

Police news

-- Munroe Falls -- Request for officer Sleeping driver reported: Police responded to North Main Street's 400 block at a little before 4 a.m. June 18 after receiving a report of a vehicle stopped at a stop sign with the driver apparently asleep at the wheel.