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Apr 30, 2017 12:00 AM

Clover Run to benefit Tallmadge High School student

The second annual Four-Leaf Clover Run and Family Fun Run, sponsored by Four-Leaf Clover Inc., will again benefit local charity partners, Project Ed Bear and The Stephen A. Comunale Jr. Family Cancer Foundation. In addition to these two organizations, this year Four-Leaf Clover Inc.

Apr 30, 2017 12:00 AM

Should penalities be stricter for texting while driving?

COLUMBUS -- Hang around the Statehouse long enough and you're bound to run into Sharon Montgomery. For the past 15 years or so, the suburban Columbus woman has been making regular trips to Capitol Square, meeting with lawmakers and testifying about the dangers of distracted driving.

By Marc Kovac Capital Bureau Chief
Apr 23, 2017 12:00 AM

Open house set for planned Boston Mills Visitor Center April 24

The public is invited to an open house to view and comment on the plans for the new Boston Mills Visitor Center for Cuyahoga Valley National Park. It will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. April 24 at Happy Days Lodge.

Apr 23, 2017 12:00 AM

Statehouse budget talk kicks into high gear

COLUMBUS -- You can forget a lot of what you've heard about the biennial state budget up to this point, particularly the controversial stuff.

By Marc Kovac Capital Bureau Chief
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Apr 16, 2017 12:00 AM

Metro Park District needs lifeguards

Summit Metro Parks is willing to train individuals interested in working as lifeguards this summer and to pay the costs of the certification tests. The catch? Potential lifeguards must already know how to swim.

Apr 16, 2017 12:00 AM

AREA REUNIONS

East High School Akron East High School will host a luncheon for all classmates who graduated 60 or more years ago, May 11 at noon at Guy's Party Centre, 500 E. Waterloo Road, Akron. The cost is $23 per person and the reservation deadline is April 28.

Apr 16, 2017 12:00 AM

Probate Court seeking clothing donations for seniors in long-term care

Summit County Probate Court is seeking gently used clothing for indigent wards of the Court in long-term care facilities. Probate Court will collect gently used, clean clothing from April 17 through May 19 during the Court hours.

Apr 16, 2017 12:00 AM

Kasich on Ohio's future: Drones, robots and driverless vehicles

ETNA, Ohio -- Gov. John Kasich was at Amazon's 800,000-plus-square-foot fulfillment center just outside of Columbus a few days back for a celebration of sorts of the new facility.

By Marc Kovac Capital Bureau Chief
Apr 9, 2017 12:00 AM

Payless ShoeSource will immediately close nearly 400 stores nationwide

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Payless ShoeSource, one of the largest specialty family footwear retailers in the country, is the latest retail chain to seek protection from its creditors while it reorganizes in federal bankruptcy court. The company, based in Topeka, Kan.

By Joyce Smith And Mark Davisthe Kansas City Star (tns)
Apr 9, 2017 12:00 AM

Metro Park District needs lifeguards

Summit Metro Parks is willing to train individuals interested in working as lifeguards this summer and to pay the costs of the certification tests. The catch? Potential lifeguards must already know how to swim.

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Apr 9, 2017 12:00 AM

As drug epidemic rages, more stories of addiction come to light

COLUMBUS -- Do you know somebody addicted to drugs? Or who has died as a result, either through an unintentional overdose or other destructive behavior that resulted? I'm betting you probably do. Not too long ago, we might have a conversation about those folks, using hushed terms.

By Marc Kovac Capital Bureau Chief
Apr 4, 2017 3:11 PM

10 Things That Happened Around The Statehouse Last Week

COLUMBUS — Lawmakers prepared to head north and then back home to their districts for a couple of weeks, the governor spotlighted Ohio’s continuing fight against drug addiction, and the legislature passed a few more bills during what was a busy week on Capitol Square.

By Marc Kovac, Capital Bureau Chief
Apr 2, 2017 12:00 AM

Updated poverty report doesn't paint a pretty picture for Ohio

COLUMBUS -- More than 1.6 million Ohioans -- that's about 14.8 percent of the population in the state -- were living below the federal poverty line in 2015, according to a new report issued a couple of days ago by groups that advocate on behalf of the needy.

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

Blood donations needed in National Volunteer Month

The American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to give blood during National Volunteer Month this April. Donating blood is a simple way to make a profound difference in the lives of patients. Nearly 2.8 million generous people donated blood through the Red Cross last year.

Mar 26, 2017 12:00 AM

Special Needs Trusts 101 workshop set for April 4-5

In honor of Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month, Butcher Elder Law is partnering with Summit DD to present an exclusive workshop, Special Needs Trusts 101 April 4 from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room at the Summit County Developmental Disabilities Board, 89 E. Howe Road, Tallmadge.

Mar 26, 2017 12:00 AM

Lawmakers facing uncertainty as they work on the budget

COLUMBUS -- In the next few weeks, the Ohio House will amend Gov. John Kasich's executive budget proposal, stripping out that severance tax increase and other stuff members don't like and adding stuff they do.

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

Nominations sought for Russ Pry Youth Award

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2017 Summit for Kids Russ Pry Youth Award. Summit for Kids will celebrate partnerships and collaboration at the Summit for Kids Breakfast Aug. 18, in conjunction with the 8th Annual Summit for Kids Expo, at the John S. Knight Center.

Mar 19, 2017 12:00 AM

Celtic group The Outside Track to play in Cuyahoga Valley National Park

On March 24, Celtic group The Outside Track will play at Happy Days Lodge in Cuyahoga Valley National Park. The concert is hosted by the Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park and the National Park Service.

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Mar 12, 2017 12:00 AM

Guest Column: Be on the lookout for IRS phone scam

Criminals work hard to try and get your money. They're always thinking of new ways to convince you to give them personal information. Not even our office is immune. Summit County Prosecutor's Office employees have received calls from scammers.

By Sherri Bevan Walsh Summit County Prosecutor
Harvest for Hunger campaign kicks off at sold-out breakfast
Mar 12, 2017 12:00 AM

Harvest for Hunger campaign kicks off at sold-out breakfast

The Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank's Volunteer Center was filled with the energy of more than 300 community members as the 26th annual Harvest for Hunger campaign kicked off during a sold-out breakfast on March 1.