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Dec 4, 2016 12:00 AM

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Pearl Harbor commemoration planned Voices of Canton is partnering with the MAPS Air Museum on Dec. 7 for a Pearl Harbor 75th Commemoration at noon, honoring the past and bringing inspiration to the future. Artistic Director Dr.

Dec 4, 2016 12:00 AM

Salvation Army Angel Tree Tags Available to help needy children

Akron -- It is heartbreaking to think of a child with no gifts on Christmas. The Salvation Army's Angel Tree Program provides gifts of new clothing and toys to thousands of children who otherwise might not have anything for Christmas.

Dec 4, 2016 12:00 AM

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Center of Hope needs turkeys, toys for holiday The Center of Hope is in desperate need of toys and turkeys for this year's Christmas Food and Toy Drive. Toys are for all ages, specifically ages 12-16. The drive Dec. 5. Drop offs can be made at 615 S. Chestnut St. in Ravenna.

By Erica Peterson Executive Editor
Dec 4, 2016 12:00 AM

Mancan collects Coats for Kids until Dec. 14

Mancan Inc Staffing Agency is kicking off its sixth annual Coats for Kids campaign with a goal of collecting 3,000 coats. The program, a collaboration between the United Way and Mancan Inc., seeks gently used coats that will be distributed to families in need.

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Dec 4, 2016 12:00 AM

Tweaking the electoral college suggestion

The debate has started again as to whether the U.S. Constitution should be amended in order to change the presidential election process.

Dec 4, 2016 12:00 AM

Donate to SCCS holiday toy, gift card programs

Summit County Children Services is once again calling upon the generosity of county residents to make the season come alive for children in agency care.

Former police officer ordered to pay $15,000 to 'Shop With A Cop'
Dec 4, 2016 12:00 AM

Former police officer ordered to pay $15,000 to 'Shop With A Cop'

A former Richfield police officer and Stow resident has been ordered to pay $15,000 in restitution to the "Shop With A Cop" program.

Nov 27, 2016 12:00 AM

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Peninsula Christmas Bazaar planned The Peninsula Christmas Bazaar will take place Dec. 3 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Boston Township Hall, 1775 Main St. in Peninsula.

Big-city mayors form alliance
Nov 27, 2016 12:00 AM

Big-city mayors form alliance

Columbus -- Mayors from Ohio's 30 largest cities have formed a group to advocate for the state's urban centers.

By Marc Kovac Dix Capital Bureau
Nov 27, 2016 12:00 AM

Community Harvest, Foodbank to merge to expand hunger-relief efforts starting Jan. 1

Akron The Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank and Community Harvest, a food rescue organization, are merging into one organization with a greater capacity of serving those struggling with hunger in Stark County.

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Nov 27, 2016 12:00 AM

POLITICAL FUNDRAISER

Breakfast fundraiser for judge The Friends of Judge Katarina Cook will host a New Beginnings Breakfast Fundraiser for Judge Katarina Cook, the new Summit County Domestic Relations Court Judge, on Dec. 2, from 7 to 9 a.m. at the Highland Square Mustard Seed Market & Caf, 867 West Market St.

By Erica Peterson Executive Editor
Nov 27, 2016 12:00 AM

Thanksgiving expected to be busiest driving holiday in years

Law enforcement and transportation officials are urging Ohio drivers to buckle up, slow down and keep their eyes on the road -- particularly in work zones -- as the state heads into what's expected to be the busiest travel holiday in more than a decade. AAA of Ohio is projecting a 2.

By Marc Kovac Dix Capital Bureau
Nov 27, 2016 12:00 AM

State considers change to driving privileges for OVI offenders

Columbus -- Legislation that would enable first-time drunken drivers to get behind the wheel of vehicles equipped with breathalyzers is positioned to move through the Ohio Senate before the end of the year. HB 388 had its first hearing in the Senate's Insurance Committee Nov.

By Marc Kovac Dix Capital Bureau
Nov 27, 2016 12:00 AM

AROUND OHIO

Holiday drivers will see drug abuse warnings Columbus -- Ohio plans to take advantage of the busy holiday travel season to warn drivers about the growing problem of drugged driving. It's a joint effort of the State Highway Patrol and the Ohio Department of Transportation.

Nov 27, 2016 12:00 AM

Becker taking a page from Kasich's budget playbook

Columbus -- If you've spent any time listening to Gov. John Kasich over the past six years (or longer), you've no doubt heard him talk about his time in Congress.

By Marc Kovac Dix Capital Bureau
Nov 27, 2016 12:00 AM

Small increase in holiday sales expected this year

Columbus -- Economists expect shoppers to spend about $500 million more over the coming holiday season versus the same time a year ago, with the biggest projected gains in smaller metropolitan areas, like Youngstown and Mansfield, according to a study released Nov. 21.

By Marc Kovac Dix Capital Bureau
Ohio's Operation Evergreen sends holiday spirit overseas
Nov 20, 2016 12:00 AM

Ohio's Operation Evergreen sends holiday spirit overseas

Columbus -- Dozens of Ohio-grown Christmas trees are heading to military bases overseas, thanks to growers, veterans groups, schools and others who support the state's annual Operation Evergreen effort.

By Marc Kovac Dix Capital Bureau
Nov 20, 2016 12:00 AM

Proposal would remove uncontested races from primary ballots

Columbus -- Elections officials would no longer hold special primaries to fill open congressional seats when only one candidate has qualified for the ballot, under legislation being considered in the Ohio Senate. SB 347 also would remove other uncontested races from primary ballots.

By Marc Kovac Dix Capital Bureau
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Nov 20, 2016 12:00 AM

Datebook

Monday, Nov. 21 Cuyahoga Falls City Council, 6:30 p.m., Natatorium, 2345 Fourth St. Silver Lake Village Council, 7 p.m., Village Hall, 2961 Kent Road (meeting preceded by finance committee meeting at 5:30) Tuesday, Nov. 22 Woodridge Board of Education, 6 p.m.

Nov 20, 2016 12:00 AM

Ohio State House and Senate leaders chosen

Columbus -- A Republican lawmaker whose district includes Medina and Ashland and part of Holmes counties was picked Nov. 15 to head the chamber during the coming general assembly. Sen.

By Marc Kovac Dix Capital Bureau