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'Santa' leaves $10,000 to Brimfield PD
Apr 29, 2017 4:00 AM

'Santa' leaves $10,000 to Brimfield PD

A gift from "Santa Claus" will ensure that children in Brimfield and Suffield will have a happy holiday season this year and possibly for years to come.

By Dave O'brien Staff Writer
Apr 29, 2017 4:00 AM

Community campaigns for Waterloo levy

Waterloo Local School District Superintendent Shawn Braman and the parents, teachers, students and staff of the district have put a effort into a campaign to promote the school levy on Tuesday's ballot.

By Kelly Maile Staff Writer
Setting down roots
Apr 29, 2017 4:00 AM

Setting down roots

One by one, the preschoolers lined up for their favorite part of the tree planting ceremony -- the chance to throw a handful of mulch without getting in trouble.

By Diane Smith Staff Writer
Apr 29, 2017 4:00 AM

Southeast students recognized

Southeast Middle School students recently were named Positive Pirates for February by the Southeast Lions Club. From left are Kendra Shute, Emily Hoschar, Leslie Hiser, Lucas Campbell, Gage Williams and Roger Mansfield, president of the Lions Club.

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Apr 29, 2017 4:00 AM

Aurora levy heads to voters

Citing state cutbacks of several million dollars in the past few years and expected flat state funding for the next two years, the Aurora Board of Education has placed a 5.9-mill levy for additional funds on Tuesdays ballot.

By Ken Lahmers Record Publishing Co.
Apr 29, 2017 4:00 AM

Stow-based group home provider closing; 200 cut

A local non-profit operator of group homes for developmentally disabled people is closing, with nearly 200 employees losing their jobs. In a March 31 letter to the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, Dale Ruther, board president of Evant Inc.

By Jeff Saunders Stow Sentry
Apr 29, 2017 4:00 AM

Dine to donate today in Kent

Hunger is a problem for people in the area all year, not just at the holidays. With that in mind, the Kent Area Chamber of Commerce in collaboration with Kent Social Services and Kent State University are participating in a community-wide Dine to Donate program today and Sunday.

Apr 29, 2017 4:00 AM

Franklin Twp. teen arrested in assault

A Franklin Township teen is facing felony and misdemeanor assault charges after an incident at a Crescent Lane residence early Thursday morning. Trent M.

By Dave O'brien Staff Writer
Apr 28, 2017 4:36 PM

Crashes tying up traffic on S.R. 14 in Deerfield

Two crashes on S.R. 14 in Deerfield Friday afternoon are disrupting traffic in the area.

Apr 28, 2017 10:30 AM

More than $841,000 in bonuses paid to Portage veterans

COLUMBUS — Nelson Weirick did stints in the U.S. Navy and the National Guard from the mid-1970s through 1999, when he retired from the service.

By Marc Kovac, Staff Writer
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Thrive adds performance of 'Wizard of Oz' Sunday
Apr 28, 2017 9:09 AM

Thrive adds performance of 'Wizard of Oz' Sunday

Due to selling out its shows on Friday and Saturday and popular demand, Thrive has added a third presentation of“Wizard of Oz” Sunday afternoon at 4 p.m.

Brightening a business
Apr 28, 2017 4:00 AM

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Students at West Main Elementary School in Ravenna had a hand in helping the outside of a relocating Ravenna business look a little brighter. One by one, students reached for the paint brushes, anxious to dip them in pink, yellow, blue or purple paint.

By Diane Smith Staff Writer
Deerfield receives new rescue boat
Apr 28, 2017 4:00 AM

Deerfield receives new rescue boat

Two summers ago, Miles Felmly, the retired Deerfield fire chief, spoke at a Berlin Lake Association meeting about the department's current rescue boat that services Berlin Lake. Charter member, Lisa McDermott, owner of McDermott Lakefront Campground, was sitting in the crowd in shock.

By Kelly Maile Staff Writer
Apr 28, 2017 4:00 AM

$2M set for Garrettsville bridge work

Two $1 million bridge replacement projects are on schedule to begin this summer in Garrettsville.

By Matthew Merchant Staff Writer
$50M project set for Route 8
Apr 28, 2017 4:00 AM

$50M project set for Route 8

A small part of a nearly $50 million reconstruction of Route 8 in Stow and Hudson in the next few years could be helpful to motorists using the interchange at Seasons Road.

By Jeff Saunders Stow Sentry
Apr 28, 2017 4:00 AM

Aurora High School tops in region

Aurora High School has added another feather to its cap with last week's announcement that U.S. News & World Report magazine rated it No. 1 in Northeast Ohio and No. 6 overall in Ohio. Aurora was one of 19 schools in Ohio to earn a gold medal.

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Former KSU worker guilty of stealing
Apr 28, 2017 4:00 AM

Former KSU worker guilty of stealing

A former Kent State University employee has admitted to stealing more than $1,000 from the university's FLASHcard office while employed there in late 2015. Annette L.

By Dave O'brien Staff Writer
Apr 28, 2017 4:00 AM

CRIME REPORTS

WINDHAM Rodney A.

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Apr 28, 2017 4:00 AM

Community-Police relations grants are now available

The Office of Criminal Justice Services is now accepting applications for the Ohio Community-Police Relations Grant Program. Grant recipients can receive up to $40,000 to fund initiatives designed to improve relationships between communities and law enforcement agencies serving them.

Apr 28, 2017 4:00 AM

Trial begins for man in Kent City jail fire

The trial of a Shalersville man accused of arson for allegedly setting a fire inside his cell while being held in the Kent City jail in September started this week in Portage County Common Pleas Court. A jury of seven men and five women is hearing evidence against Marc C.

By Dave O'brien Staff Writer