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Arrests made at OVI checkpoint
Jun 25, 2017 8:13 AM

Arrests made at OVI checkpoint

Three people were arrested Friday night on drunken driving charges and “one or two” face marijuana possession charges following an OVI checkpoint on S.R 43 in Brimfield.

Dave O'brien, Record-courier
Ravenna, in a Riddle: Tour touts city history
Jun 25, 2017 4:00 AM

Ravenna, in a Riddle: Tour touts city history 1

The first tour of downtown Ravenna brought back two members of the Riddle family to tell Ravenna residents about the man who built a large part of the city's downtown.

By Diane Smith Staff Writer
Art on Main, with a twist
Jun 25, 2017 4:00 AM

Art on Main, with a twist

Works from more than 40 artists were on display Saturday in downtown Ravenna as part of the second Art on Main festival. In addition to artwork from professionals and students, food and entertainment, this year included offerings from area wineries.

Some grow weary of reviving same OD victims
Jun 25, 2017 4:00 AM

Some grow weary of reviving same OD victims

Six times Nikki Dixon has been saved from likely death of heroin overdose by quick-acting friends and emergency responders who used the drug antidote naloxone to revive her.

By Catherine Candisky And Marty Schladen Gatehouse Ohio Media
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Plans for new Kent City Hall downtown proceeding
Jun 25, 2017 4:00 AM

Plans for new Kent City Hall downtown proceeding

With seven architecture firms hoping to help design a new city hall in Kent, plans for the city's new government home are moving ahead. The building will be located on the site of the current police station at the corner of South Water Street and East Main Street.

By Bob Gaetjens Staff Writer
Jun 25, 2017 4:00 AM

AP analysis finds partisan map-making advantage in Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- A political map-making process controlled by Ohio Republicans resulted in the party winning nearly two more U.S. House seats and five more Ohio House seats in the last election than would have been expected in neutral circumstances, an Associated Press analysis has found.

By Julie Carr Smyth Ap Statehouse Correspondent
Jun 25, 2017 4:00 AM

Amber Alerts: Criteria must be met

PERRY TWP. -- Police Chief Mike Pomesky said he was somewhat baffled when he requested an Amber Alert last month for a missing girl and was turned down. When a child goes missing, an Amber Alert can be approved, while other times it's denied.

By Steven M. Grazier Gatehouse Ohio Media
Garrettsville Summerfest rolls on
Jun 25, 2017 4:00 AM

Garrettsville Summerfest rolls on

The three-day Garrettsville Summerfest continued on Saturday with entertainment, food, games and a tractor parade. The event begins today at 9 a.m. with the Friends of Melana 5K and one-mile Fun Walk to benefit Children's Glioma Cancer. The grand parade will step off at 12:30 p.m.

Jun 25, 2017 4:00 AM

Child support agency to host 5K event

The Portage County Child Support Enforcement Agency will host its third annual "Support is Key 5K and Kids Fun Run" July 29 at Sunny Lake Park, 885 E. Mennonite Road in Aurora.

Helping out at Center of Hope
Jun 25, 2017 4:00 AM

Helping out at Center of Hope

Sharing in kitchen duties at the Center of Hope in Ravenna were volunteers from the United Way of Portage County's Day of Caring.

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A 'perfect' new home for KidsLink school, clinic
Jun 25, 2017 4:00 AM

A 'perfect' new home for KidsLink school, clinic

Streetsboro's newest school is open and doing business. No, it's not Streetsboro Elementary School or the new high school, but it is related to the school district.

By Bob Gaetjens Staff Writer
Jun 25, 2017 4:00 AM

Step2's Co. chief Quinn leaving

Streetsboro's Step2 Co. was thrown for a loop last week with the announcement Monday that its chief executive officer of about two years, Chris Quinn, will be leaving the Streetsboro firm. His last day is July 7, said Step2 Digital Marketing Manager Ashley Szeremet.

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

Ravenna planning commission to meet Tuesday

The Ravenna Planning Commission will meet at 7 p.m Tuesday. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss a proposal from Curby Consulting Corporation for "Winners Choice," a video entertainment gaming business proposed at 966 E. Main St.

Jun 24, 2017 4:00 AM

Trunk and Treasure sale is today in Ravenna

A Trunk and Treasure Sale will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at the parking lot of Immaculate Conception Parking Lot, 251 W. Spruce Ave., Ravenna. The event is sponsored by Immaculate Conception Council 1417 of the Knights of Columbus and the Chestnut Grove Arts District.

Jun 24, 2017 4:00 AM

Trial date set for man who hit Falls police officer

A trial date has been scheduled for the Akron man who is charged with attempted murder and several other offenses in connection with a crash that injured a Cuyahoga Falls Police officer last summer. Donald R. Watson Jr., 47, will go on trial Oct.

Soldier comes home, 74 years too late
Jun 24, 2017 4:00 AM

Soldier comes home, 74 years too late

COSHOCTON -- They had once parachuted into the same Holland field, the old veteran who stood at the podium and the one in the flag-draped casket behind him.

By Holly Zacharia Gatehouse Ohio Media
Jun 24, 2017 4:00 AM

Summerfest set in Garrettsville this weekend

The 13th annual Garrettsville Summerfest is taking place this weekend, bringing a weekend of food and entertainment to the village. Activities started Friday and continue through Sunday with entertainment on three stages and at James A. Garfield High School.

S.R. 261 bridge closures set for Tuesday-Friday
Jun 24, 2017 4:00 AM

S.R. 261 bridge closures set for Tuesday-Friday

Beginning at 9 a.m. Tuesday, S.R. 261 eastbound between Franklin and Mogadore avenues will be closed through 5 p.m. Wednesday for a concrete bridge deck overlay. Beginning at 9 a.m. Thursday, S.R. 261 westbound between Franklin and Mogadore avenues will be closed through 5 p.m.

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Restoring Mantua Center School
Jun 24, 2017 4:00 AM

Restoring Mantua Center School

A $240,000 elevator is on its way to be installed at the former Mantua Center School, which Mantua Township, The Mantua Restoration Society and Mantua Community Center Task Force is restoring into a township government and community building.

By Kelly Maile Staff Writer
Local 'disc dogging' goes worldwide
Jun 24, 2017 4:00 AM

Local 'disc dogging' goes worldwide

Throwing a flying plastic disc to a dog is not just a back yard pastime for Mark Vitullo; it is a passion that he wants to share. Five years ago, the 58-year-old Stow resident helped organize area competitive "disc doggers" into the Ohio Disc Dog Club and began hosting events.

By Jeff Saunders Stow Sentry