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Apr 21, 2017 12:40 PM

Schiavoni steps down as minority leader

COLUMBUS -- Sen. Joe Schiavoni (D-Boardman) is stepping down as minority leader in the Ohio Senate, effective next week.

By Marc Kovac Capital Bureau
Apr 21, 2017 11:02 AM

Why Belichick might want Browns to change their tune

BEREA -- Browns architects Sashi Brown and Andrew Berry chaperoned the dance disguised as a pre-draft news conference Wednesday. Hue Jackson, who calls the shots on the biggest draft question, is in hiding.

By Steve Doerschuk Gatehouse Ohio Media
Apr 21, 2017 9:58 AM

Execution date set in Warren murder

COLUMBUS -- The Ohio Supreme Court has set an execution date for a man convicted in the killing of a Warren woman and the rape and murder of her daughter 18 years ago. Stanley Theodore Adams is to be put to death on April 16, 2020.

By Marc Kovac Capital Bureau Chief
Apr 21, 2017 9:58 AM

10 things from this week at the Ohio Statehouse

COLUMBUS -- How are lawmakers going to cut $800 million out of the proposed biennial budget? We should find out in coming days, as the legislature gets back to work in Columbus. Here are 10 things that happened around the Statehouse last week: 1.

By Marc Kovac Capital Bureau Chief
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Apr 18, 2017 3:23 PM

Open house set for planned Boston Mills Visitor Center

The public is invited to an open house to view and comment on the plans for the new Boston Mills Visitor Center for Cuyahoga Valley National Park. It will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. April 24 at Happy Days Lodge.

Apr 18, 2017 2:37 PM

Serenity Hospice celebrates National Volunteer Week

Serenity Hospice is hosting its Annual Volunteer Appreciation Event during National Volunteer Week, April 23-29. This year's theme is "Volunteers Make the World a Brighter Place." It is a time to recognize the contributions of volunteers and to encourage more people to donate their time.

Summit County leaders poised for volunteer challenge at PGA event
Apr 18, 2017 11:38 AM

Summit County leaders poised for volunteer challenge at PGA event

Akron -- The leaders of Summit County government, Cuyahoga Falls, Stow, Akron, Barberton and Green are participating in a volunteer competition in conjunction with this summer's Bridgestone Invitational at Firestone Country Club.

By Phil Keren Cuyahoga Falls News-press Editor
Apr 17, 2017 2:44 PM

Lawmakers address state's unemployment compensation system

COLUMBUS -- Lawmakers and representatives of labor and business groups continue to haggle behind the scenes on reforms to the state's unemployment compensation system, with an eye now toward a potential agreement by midyear. Rep.

By Marc Kovac Capital Bureau Chief
Apr 14, 2017 9:58 AM

10 things from this week at the Statehouse

COLUMBUS -- Consider it the calm before the storm, as state lawmakers work behind the scenes on amendments to the biennial operating budget, with changes to be announced soon. Here are 10 things that happened around the Statehouse last week: 1.

By Marc Kovac Capital Bureau Chief
Apr 13, 2017 11:30 AM

Newcomerstown police confident gunman, accomplice will be caught

NEWCOMERSTOWN -- The U.S.

By Nancy Molnar Gatehouse Ohio Media
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Apr 13, 2017 10:41 AM

Amidst song and dance, Kasich celebrates HB 483

COLUMBUS -- Little Lucy Borges danced, made faces and told a couple of jokes, all while Gov. John Kasich was talking about the importance of the state helping Ohioans in need.

By Marc Kovac Capital Bureau Chief
Apr 12, 2017 12:31 PM

Slots open for Aeronautics Careers Academy at KSU

Slots are open for incoming 10th-, 11th- and 12th-grade students from area schools who are interested in exploring careers in aeronautics and enrolling in the tuition-based Aeronautics Career Education Academy from June 12 to 16.

Disability funding change probable, but not via executive budget
Apr 12, 2017 12:31 PM

Disability funding change probable, but not via executive budget

COLUMBUS -- Republicans in the Ohio House said Tuesday they'll remove language in Gov. John Kasich's executive budget proposal that would have shifted funding and programming for disabled children, following continued concerns from residents about the potential impact.

By Marc Kovac Capital Bureau
Apr 12, 2017 12:00 AM

Drones, robots and driverless vehicles

ETNA, Ohio -- Gov. John Kasich was at Amazon's 800,000-plus-square-foot fulfillment center just outside of Columbus a few days back for a celebration of sorts of the new facility.

By Marc Kovac Capital Bureau
Apr 12, 2017 12:00 AM

Prosecutor pushes for Constitutional amendment for victims' rights

AKRON -- Summit County Prosecutor Sherri Bevan Walsh, along with local members of law enforcement, has announced her support of Marsy's Law for Ohio. Walsh joined a growing list of Ohio Prosecuting Attorneys April 5 in backing the crime victim bill of rights constitutional amendment.

From Staff Reports
Apr 11, 2017 4:37 PM

Humane Society readies for Bark in the Park

The Humane Society of Summit County is preparing for its annual Bark in the Park pledge walk and pet expo presented by Cascade Subaru and Wild Republic, at Springfield Lake Park May 6 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

From Staff Reports
Court partnership gives judges additional option in drug offenses
Apr 11, 2017 12:00 AM

Court partnership gives judges additional option in drug offenses

STOW-- What began as an idea between two municipal court systems more than a year ago has turned into what Stow Municipal Court Judge Kim Hoover called an "innovative regional collaboration.

By Tim Troglen Reporter
Kasich wants to counter opiate epidemic in Ohio
Apr 10, 2017 4:28 PM

Kasich wants to counter opiate epidemic in Ohio

SANDUSKY -- Gov. John Kasich has directed a state panel to pump up to $20 million into efforts counter the state's ongoing opiate epidemic.

By Marc Kovac Capital Bureau Chief
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Apr 10, 2017 3:07 PM

Sheriff, deputies head to Children's Hospital to spread Easter cheer

AKRON -- Thanks to a Florida non-profit group known as the "Easter Bunny Inc.,"many children at Children's Medical Center in Akron will enjoy a visit from the Easter Bunny April 11 at 12:30 p.m., according to Summit County Sheriff Steve Barry.

From Staff Reports
Apr 10, 2017 2:34 PM

State Board pays out $4 million for two who were wrongfully accused

COLUMBUS -- The state Controlling Board OK'd more than $4 million Monday as part of a settlement with 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.

By Marc Kovac Capital Bureau Chief