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Volunteers needed for Salvation Army Red Kettles
Dec 4, 2016 12:00 AM

Volunteers needed for Salvation Army Red Kettles

Mary Ann Jackson, honorary chair for The Salvation Army of Summit County's 2016 Red Kettle Campaign, is recruiting volunteer bell ringers to staff kettles this holiday season.

Dec 4, 2016 12:00 AM

Summit County 2017 dog licenses on sale

A shiny new 2017 dog license tag to adorn your dog's collar is a gift that may help your pet return home if they are ever lost. If a lost dog is brought into Summit County Animal Control wearing a license tag, staff can find the owner quickly and reunite the family and pet.

Nov 27, 2016 12:00 AM

Thanksgiving expected to be busiest driving holiday in years

Law enforcement and transportation officials are urging Ohio drivers to buckle up, slow down and keep their eyes on the road -- particularly in work zones -- as the state heads into what's expected to be the busiest travel holiday in more than a decade. AAA of Ohio is projecting a 2.

By Marc Kovac Dix Capital Bureau
Nov 27, 2016 12:00 AM

Foodbank, Community Harvest to merge to expand hunger-relief efforts

Akron The Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank and Community Harvest, a food rescue organization, are merging into one organization with a greater capacity of serving those struggling with hunger in Stark County.

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Nov 27, 2016 12:00 AM

Small increase in holiday sales expected

Columbus -- Economists expect shoppers to spend about $500 million more over the coming holiday season versus the same time a year ago, with the biggest projected gains in smaller metropolitan areas, like Youngstown and Mansfield, according to a study released Nov. 21.

By Marc Kovac Dix Capital Bureau
Nov 27, 2016 12:00 AM

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Volunteers needed for Salvation Army Red Kettles Mary Ann Jackson, honorary chair for The Salvation Army of Summit County's 2016 Red Kettle Campaign, is recruiting volunteer bell ringers to staff kettles this holiday season.

Erica Peterson | Executive Editor
Nov 27, 2016 12:00 AM

Center of Hope needs turkeys, toys for holiday

Center of Hope needs turkeys, toys for holiday The Center of Hope is in desperate need of toys and turkeys for this year's Christmas Food and Toy Drive. Toys are for all ages, specifically ages 12 through 16. The drive is Dec. 5. Drop-offs can be made at 615 S. Chestnut St.

Nov 27, 2016 12:00 AM

AROUND OHIO

Holiday drivers will see drug abuse warnings Columbus -- Ohio plans to take advantage of the busy holiday travel season to warn drivers about the growing problem of drugged driving. It's a joint effort of the State Highway Patrol and the Ohio Department of Transportation.

Nov 27, 2016 12:00 AM

Breakfast fundraiser for judge

Breakfast fundraiser for judge The Friends of Judge Katarina Cook will host a New Beginnings Breakfast Fundraiser for Judge Katarina Cook, the new Summit County Domestic Relations Court Judge, on Dec. 2, from 7 to 9 a.m. at the Highland Square Mustard Seed Market Caf, 867 West Market St.

Nov 27, 2016 12:00 AM

Pearl Harbor commemoration planned

Pearl Harbor commemoration planned Voices of Canton is partnering with the MAPS Air Museum on Dec. 7 for a Pearl Harbor 75th Commemoration at noon, honoring the past and bringing inspiration to the future. Artistic Director Dr.

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Nov 20, 2016 12:00 AM

How will Trump's presidency affect Ohio's 2018 election?

COLUMBUS -- A panel of political insiders was asked a few days ago how President-elect Donald Trump's historic election would affect Ohio's governor's race and other statewide and legislative office campaigns two years from now.

By Marc Kovac Dix Capital Bureau
Nov 20, 2016 12:00 AM

Certified election results due before Thanksgiving

COLUMBUS -- Republican Secretary of State Jon Husted has asked county elections officials to submit certified results of last week's presidential election to his office before Thanksgiving.

By Marc Kovac Dix Capital Bureau
Ohio's Operation Evergreen sends holiday spirit overseas
Nov 20, 2016 12:00 AM

Ohio's Operation Evergreen sends holiday spirit overseas

COLUMBUS -- Dozens of Ohio-grown Christmas trees are heading to military bases overseas, thanks to growers, veterans groups, schools and others who support the state's annual Operation Evergreen effort.

By Marc Kovac Dix Capital Bureau
Nov 20, 2016 12:00 AM

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Smoking ban violations down Columbus -- State officials are calling Ohio's smoke-free workplace program a success a decade after voters approved a ballot measure barring smoking at some indoor establishments.

By Erica Peterson Executive Editor
Nov 20, 2016 12:00 AM

Ohio companies may be on hook for CAT tax

COLUMBUS -- Retailers located entirely outside of Ohio that sell goods to residents here may be on the hook for the state's commercial activity tax, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled Thursday.

By Marc Kovac Dix Capital Bureau
Nov 20, 2016 12:00 AM

Bill aims to protect student athletes from sudden cardiac arrest

Columbus -- The Ohio House OK'd legislation Nov. 16 that would require student athletes who faint during sports practices or competitions to get a medical clearance before returning to the playing field. SB 252 passed on a vote of 86-4.

By Marc Kovac Dix Capital Bureau
Nov 20, 2016 12:00 AM

Proposal would remove uncontested races from primary ballots

Columbus -- Elections officials would no longer hold special primaries to fill open congressional seats when only one candidate has qualified for the ballot, under legislation being considered in the Ohio Senate. SB 347 also would remove other uncontested races from primary ballots.

By Marc Kovac Dix Capital Bureau
Nov 20, 2016 12:00 AM

Peninsula Christmas Bazaar planned

Peninsula Christmas Bazaar planned The Peninsula Christmas Bazaar will take place Dec. 3 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Boston Township Hall, 1775 Main St. in Peninsula.

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Nov 20, 2016 12:00 AM

Parents Without Partners dance, dinner Dec. 3

Parents Without Partners dance, dinner Dec. 3 The Portage County Chapter #600 of International Parents Without Partners will have a ham dinner and dance on Dec. 3 at the Ritchie Memorial Shelter House, 109 West Ave. in Tallmadge. Dinner will be from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Nov 20, 2016 12:00 AM

State considers more oversight on games like Queen of Hearts

COLUMBUS -- The Ohio Senate launched hearings this week on legislation that would provide increased oversight of pools, online fantasy sports contests and other money drawings. Sen.

By Marc Kovac Dix Capital Bureau