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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
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
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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.

Mar 24, 2017 4:00 AM

Brent Webb event in Ravenna postponed  1

A fundraising event involving "Master Mind" Brent Webb has been postponed. The Ravenna Area Chamber of Commerce cited "unforeseen circumstances" as the reason for the delay of the event. The event had been scheduled for April 7 at the Ravenna Elks Club.

Mar 24, 2017 4:00 AM

Walmart robber pleads guilty 

A Summity County man has pleaded guilty to a felony charge for his role in a robbery at the Brimfield Walmart in August 2015. Kenneth R. Lesher, 45, of Barberton, pleaded guilty Feb.

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

Beltone in Ravenna sets event Saturday 

The Beltone Hearing Center at 112 E. Main St., Ravenna, will participating in the 77TH Beltone anniversary "Super Saturday" event on Saturday. The store plans to offer discounts and free hearing screenings. Hours may vary depending on location.

Mar 24, 2017 4:00 AM

AFS-USA seeks host families 

AFS-USA, a nonprofit organization for international high school student exchange for more than 65 years, currently is looking for host families for foreign exchange students who will be arriving in September. AFS helps place students from all over the world.

S.R. 14 Lake Rockwell bridge reopened
Mar 23, 2017 6:22 PM

S.R. 14 Lake Rockwell bridge reopened 

At about 6 p.m. Thursday night the Lake Rockwell bridge on S.R. 14 in Streetsboro reopened to traffic following the replacement of a section of the span that was in danger of collapsing into the water.

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S.R. 14 Lake Rockwell bridge reopens
Mar 23, 2017 6:17 PM

S.R. 14 Lake Rockwell bridge reopens 

At about 6 p.m. this eveningthe Lake Rockwell bridge on S.R. 14 in Streetsboro reopened to traffic following the replacement of a section of the span that was in danger of collapsing into the water.

By Bob Gaetjens | Staff Writer
Mar 23, 2017 12:45 PM

$4M settlement for Gondor, Resh wrongful imprisonment 1

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.

By Marc Kovac, R-c Capital Bureau