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Jun 25, 2017 12:00 AM

RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVES

Blood donationopportunities in Summt County Every day there are thousands of patients who rely on lifesaving blood donations. That's why donors are urged to give now and give often.

Jun 25, 2017 12:00 AM

WORTH NOTING

SCORE conducts free workshops in June Akron SCORE, the free mentoring program for new and existing businesses, will present free workshops that offer guidance to help new businesses get started and existing businesses improve.

Scouts, WRH partner on First Aid merit badge
Jun 25, 2017 12:00 AM

Scouts, WRH partner on First Aid merit badge

Great Trail Council, in partnership with Western Reserve Hospital, will offer the First Aid Merit badge to over 2,000 youth at the Boy Scouts Summer Camp at Camp Manatoc located in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park in Peninsula.

CONCERTS
Jun 25, 2017 12:00 AM

CONCERTS

Five July concerts are sure to delight park visitors in Munroe Falls, Norton and Akron: Friday Night Concert: Latin Jazz Orchestra -- July 7, 7 p.m., Goodyear Heights Metro Park / Main Entrance, 2077 Newton St., Akron.

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Jun 18, 2017 12:00 AM

RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVES

Upcoming blood donation opportunities in Summt County Every day there are thousands of patients who rely on lifesaving blood donations. That's why donors are urged to give now and give often.

Concerts in the Metro Parks
Jun 18, 2017 12:00 AM

Concerts in the Metro Parks

Five July concerts are sure to delight park visitors in Munroe Falls, Norton and Akron: Friday Night Concert: Latin Jazz Orchestra -- July 7, 7 p.m., Goodyear Heights Metro Park / Main Entrance, 2077 Newton St., Akron.

Jun 18, 2017 12:00 AM

AROUND US

Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad introduces summer schedule Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad (CVSR) introduces a new extended train schedule for visitors. CVSR is offering scenic train rides every Tuesday through Sunday from our stations in Independence to Akron.

Jun 11, 2017 12:00 AM

WORTH NOTING

SCORE conducts free workshops in June Akron SCORE, the free mentoring program for new and existing businesses, will present 11 free workshops in June 2017 at two Akron locations and a Medina location.

Jun 11, 2017 12:00 AM

AROUND US

Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad introduces summer schedule Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad (CVSR) introduces a new extended train schedule for visitors. CVSR is offering scenic train rides every Tuesday through Sunday from our stations in Independence to Akron.

May 28, 2017 12:00 AM

Federal officials urged to pick Ohio military base for missile defense shield

COLUMBUS -- State lawmakers are urging federal officials to pick a northeast Ohio military base for a planned missile defense shield. Sens.

By Marc Kovac Capital Bureau Chief
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May 28, 2017 12:00 AM

Counties encourage support of 'Ohio's 27 byways' bill

COLUMBUS -- Tourism boosters from around the state, including the heads of groups in Wayne, Holmes and Guernsey counties, are urging lawmaker support for a bill drawing attention to Ohio's 27 byways.

By Marc Kovac Capital Bureau Chief
May 28, 2017 12:00 AM

State lawmakers OK sales tax holiday for Aug. 4, 5, 6

COLUMBUS -- State lawmakers finalized legislation May 24 setting a third annual back-to-school sales tax holiday over the first weekend in August.

By Marc Kovac Capital Bureau Chief
PARKS NEWS
May 28, 2017 12:00 AM

PARKS NEWS

METRO PARKS PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES DOG-WALKING HIKE Wood Hollow Metro Park 2121 Barlow Rd., Hudson Follow a naturalist with your "Metro Pooch" for a laid back walk on Downy Loop Trail. Dogs must remain on leashes (8-foot max) at all times.

Fidget Spinners: Classroom aid or student distraction?
May 28, 2017 12:00 AM

Fidget Spinners: Classroom aid or student distraction?

It can be a useful tool to help students stay focused, therapists agree. More accurately, a distraction, argue teachers. No, it's just fun, say kids.

By Amy L. Knapp Gatehouse Ohio Media
May 21, 2017 12:00 AM

PARKS NEWS

Sunday, May 21, noon - 3 p.m. WORLD TURTLE DAY Liberty Park / Nature Center 9999 Liberty Rd., Twinsburg Celebrate our slow-moving friends, the turtles.

May 21, 2017 12:00 AM

Summit StageFest outdoor theater festival set for June 3

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

May 14, 2017 12:00 AM

PARKS NEWS

Sunday, May 28, 10 - 11 a.m. DOG-WALKING HIKE Wood Hollow Metro Park 2121 Barlow Rd., Hudson Follow a naturalist with your "Metro Pooch" for a laid back walk on Downy Loop Trail. Dogs must remain on leashes (8-foot max) at all times.

Summit County declared Autism Friendly
Apr 23, 2017 12:00 AM

Summit County declared Autism Friendly

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.

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Apr 23, 2017 12:00 AM

County prosecutor pushes for victims' rights amendment

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.

From Staff Reports
CVNP to open new 6.5 miles of Mountain Bike Trails in 2018
Apr 23, 2017 12:00 AM

CVNP to open new 6.5 miles of Mountain Bike Trails in 2018

Peninsula -- Cuyahoga Valley National Park opened the first 2.3-mile section of the popular East Rim trail a year ago. The trail is attracting visitors from around northeast Ohio and the country to ride a trail in a national park. Work has begun to construct a new 6.