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2 kids killed in Summit Co. crash; 2 more injured
May 29, 2017 7:03 AM

2 kids killed in Summit Co. crash; 2 more injured

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — A vehicle struck four young people on a northeast Ohio street, leaving two girls dead.

Sailor asked mom to propose marriage for him
May 29, 2017 6:01 AM

Sailor asked mom to propose marriage for him

Navy service kept James Forsyth from proposing marriage in person to Macedonia resident Jeannette Vlach, so he had his mom do it for him.

By Jeff Saunders, Gatehouse Ohio Media
Mary Owens Jenkins was soldier in Union Army disguised as a man
May 29, 2017 6:00 AM

Mary Owens Jenkins was soldier in Union Army disguised as a man

Mary Owens Jenkins disguised herself as a man and joined the Union Army in 1861, so she could fight in the Civil War alongside her lover, William Evans.

By Steven M. Grazier Gatehouse Ohio Media
Photo Gallery: Streetsboro Memorial Day Parade
May 28, 2017 6:55 PM

Photo Gallery: Streetsboro Memorial Day Parade

Photos from Sunday's Memorial Day Parade in Streetsboro.

Amanda Woolf, Photographer
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UPDATE: Standoff on Franklin Ave. in Kent ends peacefully
May 28, 2017 3:29 PM

UPDATE: Standoff on Franklin Ave. in Kent ends peacefully 1

A woman wanted on drug charges was arrested Sunday by Kent police following a nearly two-hour standoff at a duplex in the 1500 block of Franklin Avenue, police said. Police said India R. Scott, 28, was located at 1543 Franklin Ave.

By Dave O'brien Staff Writer
Field seniors visit elementary schools
May 28, 2017 4:00 AM

Field seniors visit elementary schools

Seniors at Field High School celebrated by parading at both Suffield and Brimfield elementary schools to high five younger students and visit their former teachers. From left are seniors Dominic Smith, Landon Westover and Ryan Soeum.

May 28, 2017 4:00 AM

Remembering our veterans on Memorial Day

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.

May 28, 2017 4:00 AM

UH Portage access complicated in June

University Hospitals Portage Medical Center in Ravenna will be making repairs to its main entrance, driveways and parking lots starting Tuesday and continuing through the end of June, the hospital announced Friday. The repairs may affect patient traffic at the hospital, located at 6847 N.

May 28, 2017 4:00 AM

Crestwood to pick new board member

The Crestwood Board of Education will choose its newest member following interviews at a special meeting June 1.The meeting will take place at 5:30 p.m. at the Crestwood Intermediate School, 11260 Bowen Road in Mantua Township.

May 28, 2017 4:00 AM

Disability board to meet may 30

The Portage County Board of Developmental Disabilities is seeking input regarding the usage of CCIP Funds (Special Education -- Part B IDEA; Early Childhood Special Education -- IDEA) for FY2018 at 3:30 p.m May 30 in room 7 at Happy Day School, 2500 Brady Lake Road, Ravenna.

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May 28, 2017 4:00 AM

Meijer may be smaller than first planned

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

By Jeff Saunders Staff Writer
May 28, 2017 4:00 AM

Rock Spring Road 5K closure

Rock Spring Road in Edinburg Township will be closed on Memorial Day from 7:55 a.m. to 9 a.m. The road will be closed from Tallmadge Road (CR 18) to the Edinburg Township Park for the Freedom Run 5k, a benefit race for Freedom House Veterans.

Ohio 2016 overdose deaths up 36%
May 28, 2017 4:00 AM

Ohio 2016 overdose deaths up 36%

They died in restaurants, theaters, libraries, convenience stores, parks, cars, on the streets and at home.

By Alan Johnson And Catherine Candisky The Columbus Dispatch
Race benefits homeless veterans
May 28, 2017 4:00 AM

Race benefits homeless veterans

Walt Williams came to Freedom House in Kent in 2011 as a homeless veteran.

By Kelly Maile Staff Writer
Ravenna's Kyle Wright to take love of planes to KSU
May 28, 2017 4:00 AM

Ravenna's Kyle Wright to take love of planes to KSU

When Kyle Wright was a kid and somebody handed him a box of toys, he always went for the airplanes. He'll continue to pursue his love of airplanes after he graduates Tuesday from Ravenna High School as valedictorian.

By Diane Smith Staff Writer
Love for country landed man on Iwo Jima
May 28, 2017 4:00 AM

Love for country landed man on Iwo Jima

Col. Dwight Naylor loves his country. It was that affection for the United States that inspired him to join the Marine Corps at age 16.

By Jack R. Weber Jr. Gatehouse Ohio Media
Seniors recognized with scholarships
May 28, 2017 4:00 AM

Seniors recognized with scholarships

The cream of the Streetsboro High School's Class of 2017 received about $30,000 in scholarships and awards at a ceremony May 18 at the high school. That doesn't include ROTC scholarships received by seniors Sidney Grimm and Brianna Saucier.

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
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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