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Mar 25, 2017 4:00 AM

Community health fair set at NEOMED 

The American Medical Student Association and Student College of Clinical Pharmacy at Northeast Ohio Medical University will be hosting The Body and Beyond Community Health Fair, open to Rootstown, Ravenna and surrounding areas from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. today in the NEW Center.

By Kelly Maile Staff Writer
Man gets jail for 2016 fatal crash
Mar 25, 2017 4:00 AM

Man gets jail for 2016 fatal crash 

A Rootstown man is serving a 90-day sentence in the Portage County jail and facing a wrongful death lawsuit from the family of a Suffield man who died in a December 2016 traffic crash at Industry and Tallmadge roads. Greg R.

By Dave O'brien Staff Writer
Mar 25, 2017 4:00 AM

Lane restrictions for bridge work on S.R. 261 in Kent 

Until further notice, S.R. 261 just east of Mogadore Road in Kent will have occasional lane restrictions for minor bridge repairs, according to the Ohio Department of Transportation. The work is part of a $1.8 million project to make repairs to the S.R.

Mar 25, 2017 4:00 AM

Grand opening for Ravenna toy store is today 

Your Toy Connection, 245 W. Main St., will host a grand opening celebration and ribbon cutting ceremony today. The event takes place between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.. The event will include cosplayers from Columbus, Cleveland and the local area dressed as Star Wars characters, G.I. Joe, Capt.

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Mar 25, 2017 4:00 AM

N. Freedom Street in Ravenna to close on Monday 

North Freedom Street in Ravenna will be closed between Cedar Avenue and East Main Street for catch basin work starting at 9 a.m. Monday through 4 p.m. on Tuesday.

Brimfield firefighters practice skills
Mar 25, 2017 4:00 AM

Brimfield firefighters practice skills 

In a training exercise on Friday, Brimfield firelighters Joe Weigel and Matt Naylor worked as a two-man team. The scenario: "There's a bedroom fire in the back of the house," fire chief Craig Mullaly said. "They open the door, there's smoke and they know there's a fire somewhere.

By Kelly Maile Staff Writer
Uncertain future for tax proposals, jail expansion
Mar 25, 2017 4:00 AM

Uncertain future for tax proposals, jail expansion 

Progress has stalled with the Sales and Use Tax committee after members discovered this week that county commissioners are considering changes to a proposed expansion of the county jail and that they only have finite resources to work with.

By Matthew Merchant Staff Writer
Farmers aiding farmers
Mar 24, 2017 4:00 AM

Farmers aiding farmers  1

Wildfires in Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas seared two million acres of farmland earlier this month. Ranchers lost their homes, their lives and more than a million cattle and livestock to the fires. Their surviving cattle are left to starve.

By Kelly Maile Staff Writer
Lake Rockwell bridge reopens
Mar 24, 2017 4:00 AM

Lake Rockwell bridge reopens 

The Lake Rockwell bridge on S.R. 14 in Streetsboro reopened to traffic at about 6 p.m. Thursday following the replacement of a section of the span that was in danger of collapsing. A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Thursday to celebrate the project's completion.

By Bob Gaetjens Staff Writer
Mar 24, 2017 4:00 AM

Gas workers hit sewer line in Ravenna 

A mishap during a gas line replacement project made for a mess at Ravenna's wastewater plant. City officials said a contractor for Dominion was working on the project and ran into "something hard" while digging.

By Diane Smith Staff Writer
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Mar 24, 2017 4:00 AM

Gondor and Resh get $4M settlement 

COLUMBUS -- The Ohio Court of Claims has finalized a $4 million settlement for two Portage County men wrongfully imprisoned for nearly 17 years in the murder of a Randolph woman. Robert Gondor and Randy Resh will each receive about $1.45 million of the total, with another $1.

By Marc Kovac Capital Bureau
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Mar 24, 2017 4:00 AM

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Troopers probing Windham truck crash
Mar 24, 2017 4:00 AM

Troopers probing Windham truck crash 

The Ohio Highway Patrol is continuing to investigate a crash involving a Windham village vehicle that was struck by a suspected drunken driver on Feb. 17 while it was parked in an employee's driveway on Maple Grove Road.

By Dave O'brien Staff Writer
Bill bans discrimination against gays, transgender
Mar 24, 2017 4:00 AM

Bill bans discrimination against gays, transgender 

COLUMBUS -- A Democratic state lawmaker is reintroducing legislation that would ban housing, employment and other discrimination based on residents' sexual orientation or gender identity. Rep.

By Marc Kovac Capital Bureau
Judge: Accused rapist's statements are admissible
Mar 24, 2017 4:00 AM

Judge: Accused rapist's statements are admissible  1

A judge has denied an accused rapist's request to throw out incriminating statements he allegedly made to Portage County sheriff's detectives during his September 2016 arrest on charges he raped a young girl.

By Dave O'brien Staff Writer
Thieves to be sentenced
Mar 24, 2017 4:00 AM

Thieves to be sentenced 

One of two Randolph men caught stealing construction equipment in the township last summer has pleaded guilty to a felony, joining his co-defendant on the Portage County Common Pleas Court sentencing docket. Paul D.

By Dave O'brien Staff Writer
Mar 24, 2017 4:00 AM

East Riddle bids are lower than expected 

The city of Ravenna recently got some good news about one of its major road projects. Ravenna City Council's Committee of the Whole preliminary approved a bid for the East Riddle Avenue project.

By Diane Smith Staff Writer
Military Humvee stolen from armory in Stow
Mar 24, 2017 4:00 AM

Military Humvee stolen from armory in Stow 

The Ohio Highway Patrol is seeking the public's help in locating a stolen military Humvee taken Wednesday afternoon from the Ohio National Guard Armory located at 4630 Allen Road in Stow. Troopers responded to the armory at 3:30 p.m.

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Hiram pancake fundraiser for shop with a cop set April 15
Mar 24, 2017 4:00 AM

Hiram pancake fundraiser for shop with a cop set April 15 

The Hiram Police Department will host an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast fund-raiser for the department's annual "Shop With a Cop" program from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 15, in the Dix Dining Hall inside the Kennedy Center at Hiram College.

Ganley named to sergeant at Ravenna Post
Mar 24, 2017 4:00 AM

Ganley named to sergeant at Ravenna Post 

The Ohio Highway Patrol recently promoted Trooper Jonathan A. Ganley to sergeant. Ganley will supervise the afternoon shift at the patrol's Ravenna post after completing two weeks of training, post commander Lt. Antonio Matos said.