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Help a pooch out, attend Humane Society of Summit County training classes
Jun 7, 2017 2:06 PM

Help a pooch out, attend Humane Society of Summit County training classes

TWINSBURG -- Most dogs need training at some point in their lives. Whether it's learning basic puppy manners or more advanced tricks, dogs are at their best when they are trained.

From Staff Reports
Jun 5, 2017 3:50 PM

New, renewal veteran ID cards now available through county

Summit County Fiscal Officer Kristen M. Scalise CPA, CFE announces her office will issue new and renewal veteran identification cards at events throughout Summit County during the month of June.

Jun 2, 2017 9:03 PM

SCORE conducts free workshops in June

Akron SCORE, the free mentoring program for new and existing businesses, will present 11 free workshops in June 2017 at two Akron locations and a Medina location.

Jun 2, 2017 10:44 AM

Five things in Ohio that happened this week

COLUMBUS -- It was the calm before the storm during a shortened holiday week at the Statehouse, with the Ohio House and Senate not in session. Here are five things that happened around the Statehouse this week: 1.

By Marc Kovac Capital Bureau
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Jun 2, 2017 10:44 AM

10 things to know about medical marijuana in Ohio

COLUMBUS -- Ohio is still more than a year away from fully launching the new state program that will oversee medical marijuana use in the state. But in the 12 months since lawmakers passed and Gov.

By Marc Kovac Capital Bureau Chief
Professors trying to develop math courses that inspire
Jun 1, 2017 3:57 PM

Professors trying to develop math courses that inspire

Ohio's college math teachers are aware of the bad rep: Math often is blamed for driving students away from science and engineering majors or out of college altogether.

By Mary Mogan Edwards The Columbus Dispatch
Harvest for Hunger tops 5 million meal goal
May 31, 2017 12:00 AM

Harvest for Hunger tops 5 million meal goal

AKRON -- After two months of hard work, it was time to pause for celebration May 12 at the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank. With help from an individual, corporate and community donors, the Foodbank raised more than $1.

By Tim Botoscantonrep.com Staff Writer
May 31, 2017 12:00 AM

Juvenile court celebrates success stories during National Drug Court Month

AKRON -- May is National Drug Court Month, a designation established to raise awareness of the need for drug courts across the United States. Nowhere is that more evident than at the Summit County Juvenile Court.

From Staff Reports
May 30, 2017 12:37 PM

Worth Noting: Lupus meeting is June 13

AKRON -- The Lupus Foundation of America, Greater Ohio Chapter will host its monthly lupus support group in Akron June 13 at the Summit County Public Library -- Goodyear Branch, 60 Goodyear Blvd., Akron, from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m.

May 25, 2017 11:44 AM

Lawmakers hope Camp Ravenna makes cut for missile defense shield

COLUMBUS -- State lawmakers are urging federal officials to pick a Northeast Ohio military base for a planned missile defense shield. Sens.

By Marc Kovac Capital Bureau Chief
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May 24, 2017 3:15 PM

Back-to-school tax holiday finalized for first weekend in August

COLUMBUS -- State lawmakers finalized legislation May 24 setting a third annual back-to-school sales tax holiday over the first weekend in August.

By Marc Kovac Capital Bureau Chief
May 24, 2017 11:58 AM

Summit County Juvenile Court celebrates success stories during National Drug Court Month

AKRON -- May is National Drug Court Month, a designation established to raise awareness of the need for drug courts across the United States. Nowhere is that more evident than at the Summit County Juvenile Court.

From Staff Reports
May 24, 2017 12:00 AM

Judge announces graduation in honor of National Drug Court Month

AKRON -- Summit County Court of Common Pleas Judge Joy Malek Oldfield sponsored a Turning Point Drug Court graduation ceremony in honor of National Drug Court Month on May 22 in the Summit County Court of Common Pleas. Five Turning Point participants graduated at this event.

From Staff Reports
May 24, 2017 12:00 AM

Hop aboard Thomas the Tank Engine

PENINSULA -- Thomas the Tank Engine invites the tiniest of engineers for a day of friendship and family fun at "Day Out with Thomas: The Friendship Tour 2017," May 26, 27 and 28 when the No. 1 Engine pulls into Peninsula on the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad.

From Staff Reports
May 22, 2017 2:01 PM

State's high court adopts new DNA testing rules

COLUMBUS -- New rules adopted by the state's high court Monday will enable inmates sentenced to death to appeal rejections of applications for additional DNA testing of evidence directly to the Ohio Supreme Court-- a change prompted by a ruling late last year in a Portage County murder case.

By Marc Kovac Capital Bureau
May 19, 2017 2:41 PM

Judge announces graduation ceremony in honor of National Drug Court Month

AKRON -- Summit County Court of Common Pleas Judge Joy Malek Oldfield has announced a Turning Point Drug Court graduation ceremony in honor of National Drug Court Month, May 22 at 11 a.m., in Summit County Court of Common Pleas.

From Staff Reports
May 19, 2017 1:38 PM

Daniels voices concerns with budget

COLUMBUS -- The head of the Ohio Department of Agriculture voiced concern Thursday about amendments to the biennial state budget that he said would leave his agency strapped to cover the costs of needed services.

By Marc Kovac Capital Bureau
May 19, 2017 1:38 PM

Prostitution expungement bill on the move again

COLUMBUS -- The Ohio Senate has signed off on legislation that would enable residents forced into prostitution to wipe resulting criminal charges from their records. SB 4 passed on a unanimous vote and heads to the Ohio House for further consideration. The bill was sponsored by Sens.

By Marc Kovac Capital Bureau
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May 19, 2017 11:25 AM

Boating, death penalty and open government: 10 things to know from the Statehouse this week

COLUMBUS -- Yes, they're still talking about the biennial budget bill on Capitol Square, and they'll continue to do so for the next month or so. But there's lots of other stuff going in Columbus. Here are 10 things that happened this week at the Statehouse: 1.

By Marc Kovac Capital Bureau Chief
May 19, 2017 11:25 AM

Study finds Ohio nursing homes among nation's worst

A new report shows that the quality of Ohio's nursing homes is lower than the national average, though the reason is unclear. The report, by the Scripps Gerontology Center at Miami University, looked at residents who stay in a facility for 100 days or more.

By Danae King The Columbus Dispatch