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Summit Metro Park officials report car break-ins
Jul 21, 2017 5:48 PM

Summit Metro Park officials report car break-ins

SUMMIT COUNTY — Officials from the Summit Metro Parks are asking for the public's assistance in helping to prevent break-ins like a series of seven that were reported July 20.

Drunk driver loses control, crashes on I-261
Jul 21, 2017 3:01 PM

Drunk driver loses control, crashes on I-261

Kent police charged a 27-year-old Warren man with failure to control and OVI Thursday evening after the man lost control and crashed on Route 261 near the Route 43 intersection. Police said the man was driving a Cadillac eastbound on Route 261 around 7:30 p.m.

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Summit County Sheriff's lieutenant pleads not guilty to rape
Jul 21, 2017 2:22 PM

Summit County Sheriff's lieutenant pleads not guilty to rape

AKRON — A Summit County Sheriff’s lieutenant with 18 years on the department pleaded not guilty July 21 to five felony charges including rape and kidnapping.

By Tim Troglen Reporter
Summit County court selected for pilot mediation program
Jul 21, 2017 11:51 AM

Summit County court selected for pilot mediation program

Judge Amy Corrigall Jones, Administrative Judge of the Summit County Common Pleas Court General Division is pleased to announce the Court has been selected by the Ohio Supreme Court as one of only 12 such courts in Ohio to participate in a program aimed at determining if mediation is a fitting resolution for certain civil stalking cases.

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Preparing is year-round process
Jul 20, 2017 6:06 PM

Preparing is year-round process

Tallmadge -- Planning is at fever pitch as the date for the 2017 Summit County Fair approaches. The summer staple will run from July 25-30 on the grounds at 229 E. Howe Road, and Theresa Call, one of its organizers, is expecting between 35,000 and 40,000 attendees.

By Ellin Walsh Reporter
Falls man arrested in connection with Tallmadge robbery
Jul 20, 2017 10:07 AM

Falls man arrested in connection with Tallmadge robbery

TALLMADGE -- A Cuyahoga Falls man remains behind bars in connection with a bank robbery in Tallmadge last month. Tallmadge Police arrested Jacob K.

By Steve Wiandt, Reporter
Summit County drug courts are boosting services
Jul 19, 2017 9:08 AM

Summit County drug courts are boosting services

As the region’s opiate epidemic continues to tear apart families and claim lives, the county’s criminal justice system is taking steps to enhance services. Starting Aug.

By Eric Marotta, Nordonia Hills News Leader Editor
Jul 16, 2017 12:00 AM

Plans being shaped for new schools

The architects designing 21st century schools for Tallmadge are hard at work. They shared some preliminary ideas with city planners during a work session July 6, with safety and storm water management at the forefront.

By Ellin Walsh Reporter
Falls welcomes Festa Italiana
Jul 16, 2017 12:00 AM

Falls welcomes Festa Italiana

CUYAHOGA FALLS -- The ninth annual Festa Italiana will take place July 21-23 at Falls River Square. Festa Italiana will feature authentic Italian cuisine, wine and Peroni Beer, bocce and morra games, live music and grape stomping.

By Steve Wiandt Reporter
Jul 16, 2017 12:00 AM

2017 Festa Italiana Entertainment Schedule

July 21 Amphitheater Stage: 5-7 p.m.: Silver Creek (Rock and Blues) 8-11 p.m.: Hard Day's Night (Beatles tribute) Midway: 5-8 p.m.: Mike Trecaso (accordion) 7-10 p.m. Tuscan Trio July 22 Amphitheater Stage: 12:30-2:30 p.m.

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Few drug case referrals to Akron 'Recovery Court' since March
Jul 16, 2017 12:00 AM

Few drug case referrals to Akron 'Recovery Court' since March

People facing misdemeanor charges in Stow Municipal Court for offenses where drugs are a factor may be eligible for drug treatment and counseling through the Akron Municipal Court's Recovery Court program.

By Eric Marotta News Leader Editor
Jul 16, 2017 12:00 AM

City's skilled nursing facility facing delays

TALLMADGE -- The Planning and Zoning Commission has agreed to recommend that City Council approve a 24-month extension of a conditional zoning certificate to a developer who wants to construct a skilled nursing facility on the city's northwest side.

By Ellin Walsh Reporter
Jul 16, 2017 12:00 AM

More and more drivers impaired by drugs

The answer to how often an Ohio driver's blood or urine sample tested positive for fentanyl used to be "never," says a crime lab chief at the State Highway Patrol.

By Rita Price The Columbus Dispatch
Tom Benson Stadium to open for HOF events
Jul 16, 2017 12:00 AM

Tom Benson Stadium to open for HOF events

CANTON -- Kickoff for the 2017 Hall of Fame Game is in less than 80 days. Developers said this week Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium will be ready for fans by then, though not all planned features will be finished.

By Alison Matas Gatehouse Ohio Media
Jul 14, 2017 8:57 PM

Tallmadge traffic alert: Plan alternate routes starting Monday

An emergency culvert pipe replacement will begin on Monday, July 17 on State Route 91 (North Avenue) between Howe Road and North Moreland Avenue, according to a release from the city of Tallmadge. Plan for alternate routes if traveling through this area.

Tallmadge traffic alert: Plan alternate routes starting Monday
Jul 14, 2017 5:09 PM

Tallmadge traffic alert: Plan alternate routes starting Monday

An emergency culvert pipe replacement will begin on Monday, July 17 on State Route 91 (North Avenue) between Howe Road and North Moreland Avenue, according to a release from the city of Tallmadge.

Scenes from the Tallmadge Farmers Market
Jul 14, 2017 3:25 PM

Scenes from the Tallmadge Farmers Market

Check out some images from the Tallmadge Farmers Market Thursday July 6. The market is sponsored by the Community Development department and held at the Tallmadge Recreation Center parking lot (46 N Munroe Road) through Oct. 12 on Thursdays, 4 - 7 p.m.

Many dangers involved with fireworks
Jul 14, 2017 3:25 PM

Many dangers involved with fireworks

COLUMBUS -- Around this time every year, Gary Smith makes his annual plea to Ohioans to refrain from fireworks -- whether bottle rockets and firecrackers or seemingly harmless novelties like sparklers and snaps.

By Marc Kovac
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Tallmadge City School District hires new teachers
Jul 14, 2017 3:25 PM

Tallmadge City School District hires new teachers

Tallmadge -- Students will be greeted by many new faces when they return to the classrooms in August. "We're really excited to welcome so many new staff members," says Courtney A. Davis, the principal of Dunbar Primary and Munroe Elementary schools.

Jul 14, 2017 3:24 PM

Kent Blues Fest coming this Friday

The 9th annual Kent Blues Fest will draw top acts to the city on Friday. The festival will return to 23 venues in downtown Kent, from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. Admission is free to every show.

By Kelly Maile