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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.

Apr 28, 2017 12:47 PM

Highway road work postoned in Akron

The below work has been postponed until next weekend, according to the Ohio Department of Transportation.

Apr 27, 2017 1:20 AM

Montrella S. Jackson appointed to Summit County Children Services Board of Trustees

AKRON, Ohio – Montrella S. Jackson was recently appointed by County Executive Ilene Shapiro as the newest member of the Summit County Children Services Board of Trustees. Her term will expire in 2020.

Apr 26, 2017 12:11 PM

Cuyahoga Valley National Park receives education, public engagement awards

Brecksville, Ohio –Five park program leaders received awards from the National Park Service (NPS) for their achievements in Relevance in Education; and Relevance in Public Engagement and Resource Stewardship. The awards recognize staff members from among the country’s 417 national parks.

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Apr 25, 2017 3:16 PM

Medical Examiner investigates death of Cuyahoga Falls man after body found under train

The death of a 20-year-old Cuyahoga Falls man whose body was found under a train at the Broad Boulevard railroad tracks Friday is being investigated by the county coroner.

Summit County declared Autism Friendly Community
Apr 23, 2017 12:03 AM

Summit County declared Autism Friendly Community

At a public County Council meeting April 18, Summit County Executive Ilene Shapiro sponsored a resolution that was co-sponsored by County Council as a whole, declaring Summit County an "Inclusive and Autism Friendly Community.

Cathedral Buffet closes to public after court ruling on employee wages
Apr 23, 2017 12:02 AM

Cathedral Buffet closes to public after court ruling on employee wages

Cuyahoga Falls -- A televangelist's restaurant has abruptly closed to the public after a court ordered them to pay $388,000 to a group of employees and found that members of his church were urged to volunteer at the buffet as unpaid workers.

By Phil Keren Cuyahoga Falls News-press Editor And Associated Press
Apr 23, 2017 12:00 AM

Serenity Hospice celebrates National Volunteer Week April 25

Serenity Hospice is hosting its Annual Volunteer Appreciation Event during National Volunteer Week, April 23-29. This year's theme is "Volunteers Make the World a Brighter Place.

University of Akron receives $5 million gift to create new museum
Apr 20, 2017 4:26 AM

University of Akron receives $5 million gift to create new museum

AKRON, Ohio – University of Akron (UA) President Matthew J. Wilson today announced that longtime UA benefactors Jim and Vanita Oelschlager have generously made an additional $5 million gift commitment to the University.

Apr 20, 2017 2:13 AM

Petitti Garden Center raises money for Akron Children's Hospital

AKRON, Ohio – Petitti Garden Center in Tallmadge kicked off its annual fundraising campaign to benefit Akron Children’s Hospital. Through July 31, Petitti customers at its 311 West Avenue location can make a donation in any amount at the register when completing a purchase.

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Apr 19, 2017 12:00 AM

District needs lifeguards; will train, pay for certifications

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.

Cuyahoga River to serve as course for whitewater kayak race April 22
Apr 18, 2017 11:31 AM

Cuyahoga River to serve as course for whitewater kayak race April 22

Whitewater kayakers will again flood into downtown Cuyahoga Falls to compete in the 2nd Annual Cuyahoga Falls Kayak Race April 22 at 1 p.m.

Apr 16, 2017 12:00 AM

County prosecutor pushes for Constitutional amendment for victims' rights

AKRON -- Summit County Prosecutor Sherri Bevan Walsh, along with local members of law enforcement, has announced her support of Marsy's Law for Ohio. Walsh joined a growing list of Ohio Prosecuting Attorneys April 5 in backing the crime victim bill of rights constitutional amendment.

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Apr 16, 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.

Disability funding change probable, but not via executive budget in Ohio House
Apr 14, 2017 1:48 PM

Disability funding change probable, but not via executive budget in Ohio House

COLUMBUS — Republicans in the Ohio House said Tuesday they’ll remove language in Gov. John Kasich’s executive budget proposal that would have shifted funding and programming for disabled children, following continued concerns from residents about the potential impact.

By Marc Kovac Capital Bureau Chief
Area retailers raising money for Akron Children's Hospital throughout April
Apr 14, 2017 10:45 AM

Area retailers raising money for Akron Children's Hospital throughout April

Akron, Ohio – Area locations of national retailers kicked off Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals promotions this month, each raising funds for Akron Children’s Hospital.

Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank reached 50 percent of Harvest for Hunger goal
Apr 13, 2017 2:22 AM

Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank reached 50 percent of Harvest for Hunger goal

Akron, OH - The Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank announced April 7 in recent reports its Harvest for Hunger campaign has raised 50 percent of its overall 2017 campaign goal of $1,250,500.

3 heritage trails in Southeast Ohio offer adventures for families
Apr 13, 2017 2:18 AM

3 heritage trails in Southeast Ohio offer adventures for families

CAMBRIDGE, OH – Guernsey County, Ohio is home to three unique heritage trails that are sure to offer adventure and fun for the entire family. Discover the nation’s first highway (circa 1806), a Civil War raid by Confederates that zigzagged through Ohio, and the beloved 1950s television cowboy Hopalong Cassidy.

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Apr 13, 2017 2:13 AM

Silver Lake Villagers raise concerns about deer culling

SILVER LAKE — Village Council members on April 3 determined more discussion is needed on a potential deer population control program after hearing a presentation from an Ohio Department of Natural Resources official and objections from several residents about using bow and arrow methods to thin the herd.

By Phil Keren Cuyahoga Falls News-press Editor
Apr 12, 2017 11:01 AM

Summit ESC assists Coventry Local School District's response to the opiate epidemic

CUYAHOGA FALLS, OH— Summit Educational Service Center’s (ESC) Director of Professional Development N’ecole Ast is currently assisting in the coordination of Coventry Local School District’s informative session on the opiate epidemic. The event is free and open to all community members and will take place on Tuesday, April 25 from 6-8 p.m. at Coventry High School.