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Feb 12, 2017 12:00 AM

25th Anniversary Mardi Gras Gala Fundraiser

Victim Assistance Program will celebrate the 25th Anniversary Mardi Gras Gala March 4. Co-Chairs Erin Victor and Marissa Pappas, along with their committee, will turn The Tangier in Akron into a fabulous night out on Bourbon Street. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

Feb 12, 2017 12:00 AM

GriefCare Place

GRIEFCARE PLACE SUPPORT GROUPS The GriefCare Place offers support groups that give those grieving the loss of a loved one by death the understanding of the grief process and encourages them that healing will come. All grief support groups are at no cost.

Feb 12, 2017 12:00 AM

Don't overlook the high-tech initiatives in the governor's budget proposal

COLUMBUS -- Gov. John Kasich was on the road the day after his biennial budget rollout, talking to an audience in suburban Dayton about some of the provisions included in the two-year spending plan.

Feb 5, 2017 12:00 AM

Real Estate Listings

Stow Sheriff Of Summit County, to Paj Ents LLC, 4817 Fox Run Dr, $176,500 See more listings at www.stowsentry.

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Jan 29, 2017 12:00 AM

Akron Children's requests only healthy visitors to hospital during flu season

AKRON -- With seasonal respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and influenza activity on the rise in the community, Akron Children's Hospital is reinforcing visitor restrictions at its Akron and Mahoning Valley hospital campuses for the safety of patients and to curb the spread of these illnesses.

Jan 29, 2017 12:00 AM

Federal court blocks 3 Ohio executions

COLUMBUS -- A federal court on Jan. 26 blocked three executions scheduled through April, determining the new lethal injection process adopted by the state was unconstitutional. U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael R.

By Marc Kovac Capital Bureau Chief
Jan 29, 2017 12:00 AM

Summit County prosecutor warns of payday loan scam

A new scam is occurring in the area, Summit County Prosecutor Sherri Bevan Walsh said in a Jan. 17 news release. "This time scammers are using payday loans to get your money," Bevan Walsh said in the release. The scam starts as many do, with a phone call, according to the release.

Jan 29, 2017 12:00 AM

Akron Heart Ball fundraiser benefits lifesaving research

AKRON -- The Akron Heart Ball is one of the premiere American Heart Association/American Stroke Association fundraising events both locally and across the nation. The distinguished 2017 Akron Heart Ball will be Feb. 18 from 6 to 11 p.m. at the Hilton Akron/Fairlawn.

Jan 29, 2017 12:00 AM

Statehouse Potpourri: PUCO nominees, school standards and taxes

COLUMBUS -- Eight of 24 people who submitted applications for consideration for two seats on the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio will be interviewed for the posts.

By Marc Kovac Capital Bureau Chief
State board OKs KSU's plans to buy property
Jan 29, 2017 12:00 AM

State board OKs KSU's plans to buy property

COLUMBUS -- The state Controlling Board OK'd Kent State University's plans to purchase a property adjacent to its main Portage County campus for $2.2 million. The location, which is owned by GDR Partners, is located at 430 E. Main St. along KSU's Lester A.

By Marc Kovac Dix Capital Bureau
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Jan 29, 2017 12:00 AM

Real Estate Listings

Stow Sheriff Of Summit County, to Paj Ents LLC, 4817 Fox Run Dr, $176,500 Hud-housing Of Urban Dev, to Jacob Ruby, 1353 Arndale Rd, $66,000 Thomas I Conner, to Michael A Skotko And Marisa A Cable, 4063 Burton Dr, $152,480 Joseph E And Amber L Moran, to Michael Marsden

Summit County Prosecutor Walsh sworn in for historic fifth term
Jan 29, 2017 12:00 AM

Summit County Prosecutor Walsh sworn in for historic fifth term

AKRON -- Summit County Prosecutor Sherri Bevan Walsh was sworn in Jan. 19 for a history making fifth term as Summit County Prosecutor. Walsh is the first Summit County Prosecutor in the past 60 years to be elected to five consecutive terms.

Jan 29, 2017 12:00 AM

New laws in Ohio, Part 4

COLUMBUS -- Gov. John Kasich didn't sign everything lawmakers sent him following their lame duck session. He vetoed a bill that would have ceased requirements for utilities to meet renewable energy and efficiency benchmarks, turning those mandates into goals instead.

By Marc Kovac Dix Capital Bureau
Jan 29, 2017 12:00 AM

New laws in Ohio, Part 5

COLUMBUS -- Lawmakers moved legislation in recent weeks aimed at improving the health of Ohio's newborns and ensuring the property of law-abiding citizens isn't confiscated without cause. Here are 10 final law changes passed by the legislature during the lame duck session and signed by Gov.

By Marc Kovac Dix Capital Bureau
Murder case prompts addition of advocate to Stow Muni Court
Jan 29, 2017 12:00 AM

Murder case prompts addition of advocate to Stow Muni Court

STOW -- A 2016 murder in Hudson changed the way at least one Stow Municipal Court judge is making decisions on domestic violence charges in 2017.

By Tim Troglen Reporter
Jan 22, 2017 12:00 AM

Scenic railroad sets ridership record in 2016

PENINSULA -- The Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad recorded the highest annual ridership in the history of the organization with 214,063 passengers in 2016. CVSR recorded the highest passenger counts for both its scenic excursions and special event trains in its 44-year history.

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Jan 22, 2017 12:00 AM

Jury scam advisory to Summit County residents

SUMMit County Summit County Common Pleas Court Administrative Judge Amy Corrigall Jones announced residents should be aware of a jury scam occurring in Summit County.

Roegner sworn in as state Rep. of 37th House District
Jan 22, 2017 12:00 AM

Roegner sworn in as state Rep. of 37th House District

COLUMBUS -- State Rep. Kristina Roegner (R-Hudson) was sworn in as a member of the Ohio House of Representatives for the 132nd General Assembly. She represents the 37th Ohio House District, which includes portions of northeastern Summit County.

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Jan 22, 2017 12:00 AM

New laws in Ohio, Part 3

COLUMBUS -- Lawmakers moved dozens of bills during their end-of-year lame duck session in December. Some, like one focused on Ohio's concealed firearms laws, drew ample debate.

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

New laws in Ohio, Part 2

COLUMBUS -- Disabled firefighters and parents of autistic children had something to cheer about following lawmakers whirlwind end-of-year lame duck session, with movement on a couple of long-sought law changes. Here are 10 more bills that were signed by Gov.

By Marc Kovac Capital Bureau Chief