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Kasich orders flags flown at half-staff Saturday
Jul 21, 2017 5:00 PM

Kasich orders flags flown at half-staff Saturday

COLUMBUS – Ohio Governor John R. Kasich ordered that all flags be flown at half-staff upon all public buildings and grounds throughout the state of Ohio from sunrise to sunset Saturday, in honor of the life and service of Congressman Ralph Regula.

Drunk driver loses control, crashes on SR 261
Jul 21, 2017 3:05 PM

Drunk driver loses control, crashes on SR 261

Kent police charged a 27-year-old Warren man with failure to control and OVI Thursday evening after the man lost control and crashed on Route 261 near the Route 43 intersection. Police said the man was driving a Cadillac eastbound on Route 261 around 7:30 p.m.

Summit County Sheriff's lieutenant pleads not guilty to rape
Jul 21, 2017 2:22 PM

Summit County Sheriff's lieutenant pleads not guilty to rape

AKRON — A Summit County Sheriff’s lieutenant with 18 years on the department pleaded not guilty July 21 to five felony charges including rape and kidnapping.

By Tim Troglen Reporter
Sports professional addresses Stow-Munroe Falls Chamber
Jul 21, 2017 11:28 AM

Sports professional addresses Stow-Munroe Falls Chamber

STOW — As summer temperatures increased outside of the Stow-Munroe Falls Chamber of Commerce luncheon July 18, the event's speaker predicted a similar heatwave for the Cleveland Indians in the near future.

By Steve Wiandt Reporter
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One dead in Boston Heights multiple vehicle crash
Jul 21, 2017 10:16 AM

One dead in Boston Heights multiple vehicle crash

BOSTON HEIGHTS — The Summit County Crash Team is investigating a July 20 accident involving several vehicles which left one person dead on Route 8 in Boston Heights. According to Boston Heights Police Chief Ray Heatwall, the accident happened around 4:30 p.m.

Jul 21, 2017 4:00 AM

Ravenna road work to start soon

Residents of North Freedom Street can expect to see roadwork taking place soon, in preparation for a bigger project coming to the same street two years from now.

By Diane Smith Staff Writer
Exploring big trucks
Jul 21, 2017 4:00 AM

Exploring big trucks

Cylus Cunningham, 4, pulls on the controls of a mini excavator under the supervision of county employee Dan Wysznski. Young children had the chance to explore and learn about big trucks and working vehicles Thursday at Portage Play and Learn in Mantua.

Helping Kent thrive
Jul 21, 2017 4:00 AM

Helping Kent thrive

Main Street Kent, a nonprofit organization focused on revitalizing downtown, relies on hundreds of volunteers year round to help with events, like Art & Wine Festival, Kent Potterfest, Oktoberfest and the Chocolate Walk, promote local businesses and keep the city clean.

By Kelly Maile Staff Writer
Run to the Ohio Wall helps homeless veterans
Jul 21, 2017 4:00 AM

Run to the Ohio Wall helps homeless veterans

The Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association's Run to the Ohio Wall on Saturday at American Legion Post 496 in Kent will raise money for homeless veterans. "We've been doing this for nine years," said Malcolm Mosely, public relations officer for the group.

By Kelly Maile Staff Writer
Jul 21, 2017 4:00 AM

Court: Munroe Falls must pay Beck Energy $45,000

MUNROE FALLS -- The city has lost a round in its legal wrangling going back more than five years with an area oil and natural gas drilling firm. On July 13, Summit County Common Pleas Judge Paul J.

By Jeff Saunders
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Kent Jaycees offset school lunch costs
Jul 21, 2017 4:00 AM

Kent Jaycees offset school lunch costs

The Kent Jaycees presented a check to the Kent City Schools July 18 for $672 to cover unpaid balances for school lunches not covered by federal lunch programs.

A lasting legacy: Ralph Regula helped shape NE Ohio
Jul 21, 2017 4:00 AM

A lasting legacy: Ralph Regula helped shape NE Ohio

When Ralph Regula was a congressman, he would stand at a booth at the Stark County Fair during Labor Day weekend so he could talk to the people he represented.

By Alison Matas Gatehouse Media Ohio
Jul 21, 2017 4:00 AM

Summit County deputy indicted on rape charge

AKRON -- Summit County Prosecutor Sherri Bevan Walsh announced July 20 that a Summit County grand jury indicted a 46-year-old deputy with the Summit County Sheriff's Department. Antonio Williamson has been charged with sexual assault on a 26-year-old woman.

By Tim Troglen Reporter
Road work on North Freedom starting soon
Jul 20, 2017 6:40 PM

Road work on North Freedom starting soon

Residents of North Freedom Street can expect to see roadwork taking place soon, in preparation for a bigger project coming to the same street two years from now.

By Diane Smith Staff Writer
Ralph Regula, 18-term 'representative to Congress,' dies at 92
Jul 20, 2017 10:34 AM

Ralph Regula, 18-term 'representative to Congress,' dies at 92

Ralph Regula, who represented residents of Stark County in the U.S. House of Representatives for 36 years, died Wednesday night in his home, surrounded by his family. He was 92.

Gatehouse Ohio Media
Pink Ribbon fundraiser returns to Ravenna
Jul 20, 2017 4:00 AM

Pink Ribbon fundraiser returns to Ravenna

The Pink Ribbon Charity Horse Show returns to Portage County this weekend, bringing equestrian events to Sunbeau Valley Farm in Ravenna Township. Organizer Amy Haller said events start at 7 p.m. on Thursday night, with events on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

By Diane Smith Staff Writer
Jul 20, 2017 4:00 AM

Clock ticking on Kent ballot issues

Two issues that were to be on the November ballot for Kent voters apparently haven't been finalized yet, and the clock is ticking for City Council to approve legislation in time for the August deadline.

By Diane Smith Staff Writer
Jul 20, 2017 4:00 AM

Main Street Ravenna tours resume Saturday

Main Street Ravenna will continue its series of downtown walking tours Saturday, with this weekend's tour focusing on Post World War II Ravenna. Local historian Jack Schafer will lead the one-hour tour, which is open to the public.

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Jul 20, 2017 4:00 AM

Crime Reports

BRIMFIELD A 22-year-old Akron man was arrested July 18 on a warrant charging him with one count each of theft, a first-degree misdemeanor, and criminal trespass, a fourth-degree misdemeanor.

Volunteers are the heart of the Ox Roast Fair
Jul 20, 2017 4:00 AM

Volunteers are the heart of the Ox Roast Fair

Under the hot summer sun, Ron Kotkowski and Ray Stone and their sons uncovered and heated the brick-lined pits where they'll be cooking 3,500 pounds of beef for St. Joseph's Ox Roast Fair this Friday through Sunday in Mantua. "We can cook 1,200 pounds in four hours," Kotkowski said.

By Kelly Maile Staff Writer