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Jun 18, 2017 12:00 AM

Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad introduces summer schedule

Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad (CVSR) introduces a new extended train schedule for visitors. CVSR is now offering scenic train rides every Tuesday through Sunday from our stations in Independence to Akron. Tuesdays through Thursdays, the train runs from 9 a.m. to 4:25 p.m.

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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

WORTH NOTING

Learn about efforts to 'Free the Falls' in Gorge Metro Park This month, Summit Metro Parks will host two "Free the Falls" programs in Cuyahoga Falls to educate the public about the effort to remove the Gorge Dam, including the history of dams and why they can negatively impact the environment.

Jun 18, 2017 12:00 AM

Get vet ID cards through county

Summit County Fiscal Officer Kristen M. Scalise CPA, CFE announces her office will issue new and renewal veteran identification cards at events throughout Summit County during the month of June.

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Observing the cost of freedom on Flag Day
Jun 18, 2017 12:00 AM

Observing the cost of freedom on Flag Day

U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Kevin Kessler was serving overseas when he learned he was going to be a father. It was summertime about seven years ago and Kessler was in Afghanistan. His wife, Adrian, gave him the good news. Kessler never had the chance to meet his only child.

By Steven M. Grazier Gatehouse Ohio Media
Happy Trails sanctuary opens new season with summer solstice party
Jun 18, 2017 12:00 AM

Happy Trails sanctuary opens new season with summer solstice party

RAVENNA -- Happy Trails Farm Animal Sanctuary is preparing to ring in summertime with a Summer Solstice kick off party June 21. Happy Trails Farm Animal Sanctuary rescues, rehabilitates and re-homes criminally abused, neglected and abandoned farm animals.

By Briana Barker Reporter
Observing the cost of freedom on Flag Day
Jun 14, 2017 12:33 PM

Observing the cost of freedom on Flag Day

U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Kevin Kessler was serving overseas when he learned he was going to be a father. It was summertime about seven years ago and Kessler was in Afghanistan. His wife, Adrian, gave him the good news. Kessler never had the chance to meet his only child.

By Steven M. Grazier Gatehouse Ohio Media
Jun 13, 2017 1:13 PM

Authorities say Stark County homicides connected to 3 deaths in Cuyahoga County

CANTON-- Stark County sheriff's deputies say they have a person of interest in connection with the Monday deaths of a Lake Township couple, while Cuyahoga County authorities say they believe the deaths of a woman and her two adult daughters are connected to the Stark couple's deaths.

By Lori Steineck Gatehouse Ohio Media
Jun 11, 2017 12:00 AM

WORTH NOTING

Lupus support group to meet June 13 in Akron The Lupus Foundation of America, Greater Ohio Chapter will host its monthly lupus support group in Akron June 13 at the Summit County Public Library -- Goodyear Branch, 60 Goodyear Blvd., Akron, from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m.

Jun 11, 2017 12:00 AM

SCORE conducts workshops in June

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

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Jun 11, 2017 12:00 AM

Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad introduces summer schedule

Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad (CVSR) introduces a new extended train schedule for visitors. CVSR is now offering scenic train rides every Tuesday through Sunday from our stations in Independence to Akron. Tuesdays through Thursdays, the train runs from 9 a.m. to 4:25 p.m.

Apr 30, 2017 12:00 AM

Clover Run to benefit Tallmadge High School student

The second annual Four-Leaf Clover Run and Family Fun Run, sponsored by Four-Leaf Clover Inc., will again benefit local charity partners, Project Ed Bear and The Stephen A. Comunale Jr. Family Cancer Foundation. In addition to these two organizations, this year Four-Leaf Clover Inc.

Apr 30, 2017 12:00 AM

Should penalities be stricter for texting while driving?

COLUMBUS -- Hang around the Statehouse long enough and you're bound to run into Sharon Montgomery. For the past 15 years or so, the suburban Columbus woman has been making regular trips to Capitol Square, meeting with lawmakers and testifying about the dangers of distracted driving.

By Marc Kovac Capital Bureau Chief
Apr 23, 2017 12:00 AM

Open house set for planned Boston Mills Visitor Center April 24

The public is invited to an open house to view and comment on the plans for the new Boston Mills Visitor Center for Cuyahoga Valley National Park. It will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. April 24 at Happy Days Lodge.

Apr 23, 2017 12:00 AM

Statehouse budget talk kicks into high gear

COLUMBUS -- You can forget a lot of what you've heard about the biennial state budget up to this point, particularly the controversial stuff.

By Marc Kovac Capital Bureau Chief
Apr 16, 2017 12:00 AM

Metro Park District needs lifeguards

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.

Apr 16, 2017 12:00 AM

AREA REUNIONS

East High School Akron East High School will host a luncheon for all classmates who graduated 60 or more years ago, May 11 at noon at Guy's Party Centre, 500 E. Waterloo Road, Akron. The cost is $23 per person and the reservation deadline is April 28.

Apr 16, 2017 12:00 AM

Probate Court seeking 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.

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Apr 16, 2017 12:00 AM

Kasich on Ohio's future: Drones, robots and driverless vehicles

ETNA, Ohio -- Gov. John Kasich was at Amazon's 800,000-plus-square-foot fulfillment center just outside of Columbus a few days back for a celebration of sorts of the new facility.

By Marc Kovac Capital Bureau Chief
Apr 9, 2017 12:00 AM

Payless ShoeSource will immediately close nearly 400 stores nationwide

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Payless ShoeSource, one of the largest specialty family footwear retailers in the country, is the latest retail chain to seek protection from its creditors while it reorganizes in federal bankruptcy court. The company, based in Topeka, Kan.

By Joyce Smith And Mark Davisthe Kansas City Star (tns)