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Annual Harvest for Hunger campaign kicks off March 1
Mar 19, 2017 12:00 AM

Annual Harvest for Hunger campaign kicks off March 1

The Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank's Volunteer Center was filled with the energy of more than 300 community members as the 26th annual Harvest for Hunger campaign kicked off during a sold-out breakfast on March 1.

Mar 19, 2017 12:00 AM

Cuyahoga Valley National Park

CUYAHOGA VALLEY NATIONAL PARK MARCH SCHEDULED EVENTS March 18 Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad National Park Scenic Day Pass -- View wildlife and scenery in the comfort of climate-controlled train cars. Get on and off at any station.

Mar 19, 2017 12:00 AM

Nominations being accepted for youth award

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2017 Summit for Kids Russ Pry Youth Award. Summit for Kids will celebrate partnerships and collaboration at the Summit for Kids Breakfast Aug.

Cuyahoga Valley National Park
Mar 12, 2017 12:00 AM

Cuyahoga Valley National Park

CUYAHOGA VALLEY NATIONAL PARK MARCH SCHEDULED EVENTS March 12 Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad National Park Scenic Day Pass -- View wildlife and scenery in the comfort of climate-controlled train cars. Get on and off at any station.

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Mar 5, 2017 12:00 AM

State approves legislation to help victims of dating violence

COLUMBUS -- The Ohio House moved legislation Feb. 28 that would enable victims of dating violence to seek protection orders against their attackers. HB 1 passed on a vote of 92-2 and heads to the Ohio Senate for further consideration. In tearful comments from the floor, Rep.

By Marc Kovac Capital Bureua Chief
Mar 5, 2017 12:00 AM

House OKs state's $8 billion spending plan

COLUMBUS -- The Ohio House OK'd legislation setting nearly $8 billion in spending over the next two fiscal years by the Ohio Department of Transportation and several other state agencies.

By Marc Kovac Capital Bureau Chief
Mar 5, 2017 12:00 AM

Cuyahoga Valley National Park

CUYAHOGA VALLEY NATIONAL PARK MARCH SCHEDULED EVENTS March 5 Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad National Park Scenic Day Pass -- View wildlife and scenery in the comfort of climate-controlled train cars. Get on and off at any station.

Feb 26, 2017 12:00 AM

Value of urban forests topic of GAINS meeting

Learning from regional best practice models of Urban Forestry will be the topic of the "second Wednesday" GAINS (Greater Akron Innovation Network for Sustainability) meeting March 8 at the Bit Factory on the 5th Floor in the Akron Accelerator, 526 S. Main St. Akron. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

Feb 26, 2017 12:00 AM

Mary Taylor plans run for Ohio Statehouse

COLUMBUS -- Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor formally filed paperwork Feb. 23 to run for governor, the first of a handful of Republicans expected to jump into that race. Taylor announced that formation of a new committee, "Mary Taylor for Governor," and the designation of a treasurer.

By Marc Kovac Capital Bureau Chief
CUYAHOGA VALLEY NATIONAL PARK
Feb 26, 2017 12:00 AM

CUYAHOGA VALLEY NATIONAL PARK

CUYAHOGA VALLEY NATIONAL PARK MARCH SCHEDULED EVENTS March 1 Solo at Sarah's Vineyard: Dolinar Sphaija -- Enjoy the sounds of local musicians in the 1840s post-and-beam tasting room while listening to local musicians perform. Free. Sarah's Vineyard, 7 to 10 p.m.

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Feb 26, 2017 12:00 AM

WORTH NOTING

Judy Brown-Krizman sings Irish songs for seniors Judy Brown-Krizman will perform a musical program of Irish songs to prepare for St. Patrick's Day at the March 9 meeting of Going Strong, Wesley Hall, First United Methodist Church in Cuyahoga Falls, 245 Portage Trail, starting at 1 p.m.

Feb 26, 2017 12:00 AM

AROUND US

Gardening series set for March 4, 11 The Master Gardener Volunteers of Summit County cordially invites all gardeners to attend the 2017 Saturday Gardening Series.With two full days of informative gardening presentations, the Saturday Gardening Series is a sure harbinger of spring.

Feb 19, 2017 12:00 AM

BLOOD DRIVES

Donors needed to increase Red Cross blood supply The American Red Cross urgently needs blood donors to make an appointment to give this winter so that patients can continue to receive lifesaving treatments.

Feb 19, 2017 12:00 AM

Ohio lawmakers get down to work on legislation

COLUMBUS -- The executive budget was formally introduced, there was ample talk about President Donald Trump and lawmakers got down to work on other legislation during a busy early-in-the-session week in Ohio's capital city.

By Marc Kovac Capital Bureau Chief
Feb 19, 2017 12:00 AM

Health talks, screenings offered in February

Cleveland Clinic Akron General LifeStyles offers a free monthly lecture series, "NuFit: Nutrition & Fitness Education for a New You!" at all Cleveland Clinic Akron General health and wellness centers.

Feb 19, 2017 12:00 AM

Kasich postpones eight executions

COLUMBUS -- Gov. John Kasich has postponed eight scheduled executions as the state continues to work through legal challenges and attempt to locate supplies of the drugs it uses to put inmates to death. The move Feb.

By Marc Kovac Capital Bureau Chief
Clyde pitches automatic voter registration
Feb 19, 2017 12:00 AM

Clyde pitches automatic voter registration

COLUMBUS -- Ohioans would be automatically registered to vote unless they opt out of the process, under legislation being introduced by a Democratic state lawmaker. Rep.

By Marc Kovac Capital Bureau Chief
Battered Women's Shelter receives support from Summit County
Feb 19, 2017 12:00 AM

Battered Women's Shelter receives support from Summit County

On Feb. 13 County Executive Ilene Shapiro, County Council President John N. Schmidt and Governmental Affairs Representative for FirstEnergy Corp. Renee Nied presented two checks totaling $10,000 to Terri Heckman, CEO of the Battered Women's Shelter.

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Feb 12, 2017 12:00 AM

LWV sponsors Great Decisions discussions

The League of Women Voters of Hudson invites citizens to discuss important topics of U.S. foreign policy at Laurel Lake on Tuesday mornings through March 21. Sessions run from 10 11:15 a.m. The Hudson group has been sponsoring these discussions for 35 years.

Feb 12, 2017 12:00 AM

Historian to speak about racial, environmental issues in Cleveland

Cuyahoga Valley National Park and the Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park are teaming up to host historian David Stradling at Happy Days Lodge on Feb. 25 at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m.