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May 23, 2017 2:52 PM

Executive Shapiro Recognizes Summit County EMS during EMS Week, May 21-27

During times of emergency and crisis, Emergency Services respond 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and 365 days a year. EMS week serves as an opportunity to recognize the fearless men and women in emergency services who continuously give of themselves to serve a greater good.

May 23, 2017 11:30 AM

The Blick Center holds first annual fundraising event, raising nearly $30,000

AKRON, OHIO – The Blick Center held its first annual fundraising event, “Blick to the Future,” on Friday, May 12 at The Tangier in Akron. The event raised nearly $30,000 to benefit The Blick Center, supporting the important services that they provide throughout Summit County.

May 21, 2017 12:00 AM

Summit StageFest scheduled for June 3

The nonprofit Partners for Theater will present Summit StageFest, a free, one-day outdoor theater festival at 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. June 3, along West Market Street in Highland Square. The Akron area is rich with theater.

Executive Ilene Shapiro named Girl Scouts Women of Distinction Honoree
May 19, 2017 11:49 AM

Executive Ilene Shapiro named Girl Scouts Women of Distinction Honoree

On May 19 Executive Shapiro was recognized at the Girl Scouts of North East Ohio Women of Distinction Awards Luncheon as a 2017 Women of Distinction Honoree.

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May 19, 2017 11:35 AM

UPDATE: Akron residents mistakenly receive letter to sign up for utility line warranty

The County of Summit Office of Consumer Affairs announced it has received dozens of calls from residents in the City of Akron regarding letters from Service Line Warranties of America. Service Line Warranties of America has legitimately contracted with many municipalities throughout the United States in offering insurance on sewer and water lines for homeowners.

May 19, 2017 11:22 AM

Turning Point Drug Court graduation ceremony celebrates of National Drug Court Month

Summit County - Judge Joy Malek Oldfield has announced a Turning Point Drug Court graduation ceremony being held Monday, May 22 at 11 am., in celebration of National Drug Court Month.

May 18, 2017 12:58 AM

Silver Creek Archery range closure in June

DOYLESTOWN - The ground-level archery range stations in Silver Creek Metro Park (89 Eastern Rd., Doylestown) will be temporarily closed three days next month for naturalist-led programs. The elevated archery platform will still be open for public use.

Summa Health hosts Click It or Ticket event May 18
May 17, 2017 2:39 PM

Summa Health hosts Click It or Ticket event May 18

AKRON – Safe, responsible driving is encouraged year-round, but there is increased focus as the weather gets warmer and more people hit the roads.

Girl Scouts grateful for support during the centennial cookie sale
May 16, 2017 11:32 AM

Girl Scouts grateful for support during the centennial cookie sale

Macedonia, OH – Girl Scouts of North East Ohio (GSNEO) experienced a 6% increase in sales for the 2017 cookie season, thanks to cookie customers throughout the 18-county council.

May 16, 2017 11:17 AM

Summit County Council name Mental Health Awareness Month, Infrastructure Week

On May 15, County Executive Ilene Shapiro and County Council passed two pieces of legislation aimed at increasing awareness of two key issues that substantially impact Summit County; strong local infrastructure and mental health awareness.

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May 14, 2017 12:00 AM

Communities could opt out of public works projects law

COLUMBUS -- The Ohio House launched hearings May 9 on legislation that would give local communities discretion on whether to follow the state's prevailing wage law on public works projects.

By Marc Kovac Capital Bureau
May 9, 2017 4:02 PM

Arbor Day Foundation offers tree-care booklet with $3 donation

The Arbor Day Foundation is offering a handy tree-care booklet designed to help people plant and care for trees.

Rep. Sykes kicks off community bike safety program, aims to reduce youth head injuries
May 5, 2017 3:35 PM

Rep. Sykes kicks off community bike safety program, aims to reduce youth head injuries

AKRON— State Rep. Emilia Sykes (D-Akron) today partnered with the Ohio Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) to support the organization’s bike safety awareness assembly. The event, arranged at Helen Arnold Community Learning Center, is part of the AAP’s month-long program promoting the benefits of proper helmet use.

May 5, 2017 11:22 AM

National Park Service to close Towpath Trail Section in Brecksville May 9

Brecksville, Ohio – The Ohio Erie Canal Towpath Trail will be closed south of the intersection of Highland Road (Red Lock Trailhead) for a distance of about 4,100 feet, 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday May 9 and Wednesday May 10.

May 4, 2017 11:47 AM

Greater Akron to host two 2017 Travel & Tourism Industry annual conferences

AKRON, OH: The Akron/Summit Convention Visitors Bureau is pleased to announce that two signature 2017 travel tourism industry conferences have selected to hold their events in Greater Akron.

May 4, 2017 2:47 AM

National Park Service to Conduct Prescribed Fire before June 1

The National Park Service will conduct a 13-acre prescribed fire this spring in Boston Township, within Cuyahoga Valley National Park. The burn location is off Boston Mills Road just south of Interstate 80.

May 4, 2017 1:34 AM

Summit County public needed to help track endangered bees

Bee populations across the country are facing survival threats, and one local species—the rusty patched bumble bee—has recently been listed as federally endangered.

I-77 work in Akron postponed until weekend of May 12-14
May 3, 2017 3:43 PM

I-77 work in Akron postponed until weekend of May 12-14

The work listed below has been POSTPONED until the weekend of May 12-14 due to the weather forecast this weekend, according to the Ohio Department of Transportation on May 3.

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May 1, 2017 4:54 PM

Youth Addiction and Recovery Event - Generation Found documentary screening May 9

The Summit County Opiate Task Force hopes to shine a light on youth addiction and recovery through a screening of the documentary “Generation Found” on Tuesday, May 9.

Apr 30, 2017 12:00 AM

Probate Court seeks 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.