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Mar 5, 2017 12:00 AM

Local college graduates can apply for statehouse fellowship

COLUMBUS -- The Ohio Legislative Service Commission is accepting applications for its 13-month Legislative and Telecommunications Fellowship Program. The commission will hire 24 fellows to work with members of the Ohio General Assembly during 2018.

Mar 5, 2017 12:00 AM

2017 Saturday Gardening Series set for March 4, 11

The Master Gardener Volunteers of Summit County cordially 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.

Mar 5, 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
Mar 5, 2017 12:00 AM

Value of urban forests topic of GAINS meeting

Learning from regional best practice models of Urban Forestry will be the topic of the "second Wednesday" GAINS (Greater Akron Innovation Network for Sustainability) meeting March 8 at the Bit Factory on the 5th Floor in the Akron Accelerator, 526 S. Main St. Akron. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

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Summit County near top of list for fatal crashes
Mar 5, 2017 12:00 AM

Summit County near top of list for fatal crashes

SUMMIT COUNTY -- According to statistics released earlier this month by the Ohio State Highway Patrol Summit County is ranked near top of the list for most fatal accidents in Ohio, with Akron seeing the largest increase. The numbers released Feb.

By Tim Troglen Reporter
Feb 26, 2017 12:00 AM

Ohio Senate OKs sales tax holiday for third year

COLUMBUS -- The Ohio Senate made quick work of legislation extending for a third year a sales tax holiday on back-to-school purchases, passing it Feb. 22, a week after the bill's first committee hearing.

By Marc Kovac Capital Bureau Chief
Feb 26, 2017 12:00 AM

Capital News: Getting down into the details of the biennial budget

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

Feb 26, 2017 12:00 AM

CVNP EVENTS

CUYAHOGA VALLEY NATIONAL PARK MARCH SCHEDULED EVENTS March 1 Solo at Sarah's Vineyard: Dolinar Sphaija -- 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.

Feb 19, 2017 12:00 AM

Ohio group wants to amend stateconstitution to solidify victims' rights

COLUMBUS -- A group that wants to amend the state constitution to solidify the rights of crime victims formally launched its petition campaign Feb. 15, with hopes of gathering enough signatures to qualify for the general election ballot.

By Marc Kovac Capital Bureau
Feb 19, 2017 12:00 AM

Dewine urges police, faith leaders to help address 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
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Feb 19, 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.

By Marc Kovac Capital Bureau
Feb 19, 2017 12:00 AM

Honor a member of Armed Forces with commemorative banner

Honor a past or present member of the Armed Forces with a commemorative banner. Both Stow and Munroe Falls are again accepting orders for the banners which will hang from Memorial Day through Veterans Day. The cost remains the same at $125 and the banners will be returned to the sponsors.

Battered Women's Shelter receives support from Summit County
Feb 19, 2017 12:00 AM

Battered Women's Shelter receives support from Summit County

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.

Feb 19, 2017 12:00 AM

School enrollment events for K-12 set for March

Parents planning to enroll their children in the Stow-Munroe Falls City School District should mark their calendars for March 23, when enrollment begins for grades K-12.

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