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Board split 3-2, but approves contract with teachers
Jul 23, 2017 12:00 AM

Board split 3-2, but approves contract with teachers

The Cuyahoga Falls Board of Education approved the new two-year contract for the Cuyahoga Falls Education Association's 360 teachers b a 3-2 vote at its July 19 meeting.

By April K. Helms Reporter
Jul 23, 2017 12:00 AM

Residents' opposition parks lane reduction proposal

CUYAHOGA FALLS -- A proposal to reduce Front Street from a four-lane road to a three-lane road near the Gorge Metro Park will die in committee, after residents voiced opposition to the proposal.

By Ellin Walsh Reporter
Jul 23, 2017 12:00 AM

POLITICAL NOTES

Re-election fundraiser at Crave Cantina The Nichols-Rhodes for Council Committee is hosting a fundraiser to re-elect Mary Nichols-Rhodes for Ward C City Council on July 27 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Crave Cantina, 2097 Front St. Email mnicholsrhodes@gmail.com for more information.

Board member remembered as 'dedicated educator'
Jul 23, 2017 12:00 AM

Board member remembered as 'dedicated educator'

PENINSULA -- Colleagues of Linda Ocepek, a former principal at Woodridge Middle School and Woodridge Board of Education member, remembered her as a dedicated educator. Ocepek died July 16 at Summit Akron City Hospital.

By April Helms Reporter
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Jul 23, 2017 12:00 AM

Akron Metro bus, car in crash

CUYAHOGA FALLS -- Only minor injuries were reported July 19 after a 2009 Chevy and an Akron Regional Metro bus collided just before 8:30 p.m. at the intersection of Bailey Road and Munroe Falls Avenue.

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Jul 23, 2017 12:00 AM

Summit County Sheriff's Deputy indicted on rape charge

AKRON -- Summit County Prosecutor Sherri Bevan Walsh announced July 20 that a Summit County grand jury indicted a 46-year-old deputy with the Summit County Sheriff's Department. Antonio Williamson has been charged with sexual assault on a 26-year-old woman.

By Tim Troglen Reporter
Departing Village Councilor reflects on service, 41 years in Silver Lake
Jul 23, 2017 12:00 AM

Departing Village Councilor reflects on service, 41 years in Silver Lake

Silver Lake -- After 41 years of living in the village, departing Council member Karen Fuller and her husband Steve are set to start a new adventure. Fuller attended her final Council meeting on July 17.

By Phil Keren Editor
Summit Metro Park officials report car break-ins
Jul 21, 2017 5:56 PM

Summit Metro Park officials report car break-ins

SUMMIT COUNTY — Officials from the Summit Metro Parks are asking for the public's assistance in helping to prevent break-ins like a series of seven that were reported July 20.

Summit County Sheriff's lieutenant pleads not guilty to rape
Jul 21, 2017 2:27 PM

Summit County Sheriff's lieutenant pleads not guilty to rape

AKRON — A Summit County Sheriff’s lieutenant with 18 years on the department pleaded not guilty July 21 to five felony charges including rape and kidnapping.

By Tim Troglen Reporter
Summit County court selected for pilot mediation program
Jul 21, 2017 1:06 PM

Summit County court selected for pilot mediation program

The Summit County Common Pleas Court General Division announced that the Court has been selected by the Ohio Supreme Court as one of only 12 such courts in Ohio to participate in a program aimed at determining if mediation is a fitting resolution for certain civil stalking cases.

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Preparing for Summit County Fair is a year-round process
Jul 20, 2017 10:49 AM

Preparing for Summit County Fair is a year-round process

Tallmadge -- Planning is at fever pitch as the date for the 2017 Summit County Fair approaches. The summer staple will run from July 25-30 on the grounds at 229 E. Howe Road, and Theresa Call, one of its organizers, is expecting between 35,000 and 40,000 attendees.

By Ellin Walsh Reporter
Falls man arrested in connection with Tallmadge robbery
Jul 20, 2017 9:49 AM

Falls man arrested in connection with Tallmadge robbery

Tallmadge Police arrested Jacob K. Onusic, 23, on Thursday, July 13, and charged him with robbery, a second-degree felony, according to a news release from Tallmadge Police.

Departing Councilor reflects on service, 41 years in Silver Lake
Jul 20, 2017 9:30 AM

Departing Councilor reflects on service, 41 years in Silver Lake

SILVER LAKE — After 41 years of living in the village, departing Council member Karen Fuller and her husband Steve are set to start a new adventure. Fuller attended her final Council meeting on July 17.

Akron man sentenced to 4 1/2 years for scalding baby, gun charge
Jul 19, 2017 5:33 PM

Akron man sentenced to 4 1/2 years for scalding baby, gun charge

KRON — Summit County Common Pleas Judge Jill Lanzinger on Tuesday, July 18, sentenced Davonte Bracy of Akron to a total of 4 ½ years in prison in connection with an incident that occurred in Cuyahoga Falls last year.

By Steve Wiandt, Reporter
Jul 19, 2017 2:22 PM

Boil alert in effect until Friday on Front Street in Cuyahoga Falls

Following a water main repair on July 19, the water dropped below pressure.

Jul 18, 2017 5:13 PM

Residents' opposition parks lane reduction proposal

Cuyahoga Falls — A proposal to reduce Front Street from a four-lane road to a three-lane road near the Gorge Metro Park will die in committee, after residents voiced opposition to the proposal.

By Ellin Walsh, Reporter
Woodridge School Board member dies
Jul 18, 2017 9:02 AM

Woodridge School Board member dies

WOODRIDGE — Dr. Linda Ocepek, of Cuyahoga Falls, who was elected as a member of the Woodridge Board of Education in 2013, has died, according to a July 17 Board announcement.

Soccer tourney goal to light up field in memory of grad
Jul 16, 2017 12:00 AM

Soccer tourney goal to light up field in memory of grad

STOW -- The first Haley Hopkins Memorial Preseason Girls Soccer Tournament will take place on July 29 at Stow-Munroe Falls High School. The event is being co-sponsored by the Stow-Munroe Falls Athletic Boosters and the Hopkins family.

By Steve Wiandt Reporter
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Jul 16, 2017 12:00 AM

2017 Festa Italiana Entertainment Schedule

July 21 Amphitheater Stage: 5-7 p.m.: Silver Creek (Rock and Blues) 8-11 p.m.: Hard Day's Night (Beatles tribute) Midway: 5-8 p.m.: Mike Trecaso (accordion) 7-10 p.m.

Front Street project will take next step
Jul 16, 2017 12:00 AM

Front Street project will take next step

Cuyahoga Falls -- While work to re-open Front Street to vehicles has occurred for a few months, next week will mark an important transition point.

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