Heading Logo


Lawsuit tests restrictions on guns on campuses
May 27, 2017 4:00 AM

Lawsuit tests restrictions on guns on campuses

A new state law that gives colleges and universities the option to allow concealed weapons on their campuses hasn't caused many Ohio schools to change their policies. Most still ban firearms, including Kent State University.

By Mary Mogan Edwards The Columbus Dispatch
Ravenna senior has perfect record
May 27, 2017 4:00 AM

Ravenna senior has perfect record 1

Brad Crislip never let a sniffle keep him away from school. Or, as he tells the story, his mother didn't. The Ravenna High School senior said that whenever he got a sniffle or minor cold, his mom, Pamela Crislip, would give him a little medicine and send him on his way.

By Diane Smith Staff Writer
Motorcycle stunt team brings message of hope
May 27, 2017 4:00 AM

Motorcycle stunt team brings message of hope

Ride 4 Life, a motorcycle stunt team, brought a high energy show to Waterloo High School students on Friday with a message of hope to those struggling with depression or drug addiction. The message is part of the school's yearlong fight against the heroin epidemic.

By Kelly Maile Staff Writer
Guilty plea in fatal OD in Aurora
May 27, 2017 4:00 AM

Guilty plea in fatal OD in Aurora

A Hudson man initially charged with involuntary manslaughter for allegedly selling a fatal dose of heroin has admitted to a lesser charge. Andrew D.

By Dave O'brien Staff Writer
[More news below]
Randolph man charged with sexual assault
May 27, 2017 4:00 AM

Randolph man charged with sexual assault

A Randolph man is facing charges he sexually assaulted a young child last month. Richard B. Doak, 46, was indicted May 12 on one count each of rape, a first-degree felony, and gross sexual imposition, a third-degree felony.

May 27, 2017 4:00 AM

Expect delays on SR 43, 88 beginning Tuesday

Motorists in Brimfield and Nelson will see traffic delays starting Tuesday as the Ohio Department of Transportation begins several projects to resurface S.R. 43 and S.R. 88. Starting Tuesday and until further notice, S.R.

May 27, 2017 4:00 AM

Garrettsville car cruise-in today along Main Street

The first of five Garrettsville car cruise-ins will take place from 5 to 8 p.m. today along Main Street in downtown Garrettsville. Mayor Rick Patrick, who organizes the events that take place all summer, said he's expecting about 150 cars to show.

May 27, 2017 4:00 AM

Rape charges dismissed in Portage case

Rape charges against a former Hiram College student came out of legal limbo recently when the defendant pleaded to a low-level felony. The case fell apart after prosecutors were left without several key witnesses against Ryan A.

By Dave O'brien Staff Writer
May 27, 2017 4:00 AM

CRIME REPORTS

RAVENNA Patrick Boggs, 47, of the 600 block of Hazen Street, was arrested May 25 and charged with domestic violence, a third-degree felony. Boggs allegedly choked a female family or household member, according to Ravenna police.

100th veteran ID issued in Portage
May 27, 2017 4:00 AM

100th veteran ID issued in Portage

Portage County Recorder Lori Calcei recently issued its 100th veteran identification card to Joseph Krych. The card is a wallet-size identification card that displays branch of service, address, and entry and discharge dates.

[More news below]
Woman charged with stealing $30,000 in merchandise from grocery store
May 26, 2017 7:53 PM

Woman charged with stealing $30,000 in merchandise from grocery store

A Portage County grand jury has indicted a Deerfield woman on a felony theft charge after she allegedly stole more than $30,000 in merchandise from a Ravenna grocery store over the span of less than a year.

By Dave O'brien, Staff Writer
May 26, 2017 1:46 PM

Summa drops rule requiring women to wear pantyhose

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Women at an Ohio hospital system can once again skip the pantyhose while wearing dresses and skirts because a revised dress code was put in place this week.

Meijer in Stow gets final approval
May 26, 2017 1:08 PM

Meijer in Stow gets final approval

STOW — A planned Meijer grocery and department store at the rear of the Stow-Kent Shopping Center will be smaller than previously planned.

Jeff Saunders, Reporter
May 26, 2017 11:54 AM

2 charged in fatal cocaine overdose of Ohio boy

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio woman and her boyfriend have been indicted for the cocaine overdose death of the woman's 9-year-old son.

Ap
Air Force probing worker who offered peeks at John Glenn's body
May 26, 2017 11:48 AM

Air Force probing worker who offered peeks at John Glenn's body

WASHINGTON — Between the December funeral and April burial of former astronaut and Ohio Sen. John Glenn, an employee at the air base where the body was stored twice offered to let inspectors see Glenn’s remains.

Gatehouse Ohio Media
Update: West Main open in Ravenna
May 26, 2017 4:00 AM

Update: West Main open in Ravenna

UPDATE: West Main Street reopened in Ravenna Thursday night.

By Diane Smith Staff Writer
Brimfield police join Crime Map
May 26, 2017 4:00 AM

Brimfield police join Crime Map

Brimfield residents looking to find out where crimes are happening in their township have a new tool to keep them informed.

By Dave O'brien Staff Writer
How you can observe Memorial Day locally
May 26, 2017 4:00 AM

How you can observe Memorial Day locally

Memorial Day is a time to remember those who have died serving our country and remembrances will be held to honor those veterans throughout Portage County on Sunday and Monday. ATWATER -- The parade will step off at 12:30 p.m. Monday, traveling Waterloo Road and S.R.

[More news below]
Six years for dragging trooper
May 26, 2017 4:00 AM

Six years for dragging trooper

A Canton man will serve up to six years in prison after he was convicted earlier this year of dragging an Ohio State Highway Patrol trooper with his car on S.R. 225 in Atwater in February 2016. Common Pleas Judge Becky Doherty recently sentenced 30-year-old Todd A.

By Dave O'brien Staff Writer
May 26, 2017 4:00 AM

Randolph FD sets pancake breakfast, car show Monday

The Randolph Volunteer Fire Company is hosting a Memorial Day pancake breakfast, followed by a car show, on Monday. The annual pancake breakfast is from 7 a.m. to noon at the fire station, 1639 S.R. 44. Registration for the car show begins at noon, and judging starts at 2 p.m.