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Stow man promoting 'disc dogging' worldwide
Jul 2, 2017 12:00 AM

Stow man promoting 'disc dogging' worldwide

Throwing a flying plastic disc to a dog is not just a back yard pastime for Mark Vitullo; it is a passion that he wants to share. Five years ago, the Stow resident helped organize area competitive "disc doggers" into the Ohio Disc Dog Club and began hosting events.

By Jeff Saunders Reporter
The Beach Boys bring summer loving to Hudson for benefit concert
Jul 2, 2017 12:00 AM

The Beach Boys bring summer loving to Hudson for benefit concert

HUDSON -- The Country Club of Hudson, 2155 Middleton Road, is known more for its sand traps and water holes than beach parties and surf-inspiring waves.

By Tim Troglen Reporter
Jul 2, 2017 12:00 AM

City's health care costs rising, provider changes

Tallmadge -- The health care provider for the city's 97 full-time employees was set to change July 1. Tallmadge City Council voted June 22 to authorize an 18-month contract with Jefferson Health Care. Coverage had been provided for the last 18 months by SummaCare.

By Ellin Walsh Reporter
Largest employer in Summit County eliminates 300 jobs
Jul 2, 2017 12:00 AM

Largest employer in Summit County eliminates 300 jobs

AKRON -- Summa Health, Summit County's largest employer, is eliminating 300 positions. Summa Health is facing "staggering operating losses" as inpatient and outpatient volumes this year are "dramatically down," Dr.

By Laura Freeman Reporter
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JOANN purchases Creativebug
Jul 2, 2017 12:00 AM

JOANN purchases Creativebug

HUDSON -- Hudson-based JOANN Stores has purchased Creativebug, a company which offers a variety of classes in home crafting.

By Tim Troglenreporter
Jul 2, 2017 12:00 AM

Plan to reduce part of Front Street by one lane receiving more analysis

Cuyahoga Falls -- A proposal to reduce Front Street from a four-lane road to a three-lane road and add on-street parking near Gorge Metro Park is on hold while city officials solicit public feedback and examine whether the speed limit should be reduced in the area.

By Phil Keren Cuyahoga Falls News-press Editor
Jul 2, 2017 12:00 AM

Smoking, tobacco snuffed at Kent, Akron universities

Two major universities in the region are going smoke-free and tobacco-free beginning July 1.

By Kelli Weir Gatehouse Ohio Media
'Mark's Lemonade Stand' to raise funds for transplants
Jun 27, 2017 4:17 PM

'Mark's Lemonade Stand' to raise funds for transplants

“Mark’s Lemonade Stand” will be held for the Children’s Organ Transplant Association in honor of Mark Frick, a Tallmadge child who needs had a double lung transplant.

Tallmadge City Schools begins reading program for students
Jun 26, 2017 1:45 PM

Tallmadge City Schools begins reading program for students

This summer, the Tallmadge City School District has begun a pilot reading program for students. The program has been coordinated by Police Officer Dave Quillen, Tallmadge City School District’s school resource officer.

Summa Health eliminates 300 positions
Jun 26, 2017 12:35 PM

Summa Health eliminates 300 positions

Akron – Summa Health, Summit County's largest employer, is eliminating 300 positions. Summa Health is facing “staggering operating losses” as inpatient and outpatient volumes this year are “dramatically down,” Dr.

By Laura Freeman Reporter
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Jun 25, 2017 12:00 AM

City qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the city of Tallmadge by Auditor of State Dave Yost's office has returned a clean audit report. The city's excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

Tallmadge schools to offer wheelchair basketball team
Jun 25, 2017 12:00 AM

Tallmadge schools to offer wheelchair basketball team

TALLMADGE -- Starting in November, the Tallmadge City School District will offer students with disabilities a shot at athletics with the introduction of a wheelchair basketball program.

By Ellin Walsh Reporter
Developmental Disabilities board levy on Nov. 7 ballot
Jun 25, 2017 12:00 AM

Developmental Disabilities board levy on Nov. 7 ballot

Summit County will ask voters to approve a six-year renewal of the Summit County Developmental Disabilities Board's 4.5 mill levy on the Nov. 7 General Election ballot.

From Staff Reports
Hope Homes in Stow focusing on housing
Jun 25, 2017 12:00 AM

Hope Homes in Stow focusing on housing

While Hope Homes in Stow has ceased providing operational services, its executive director stresses that it will continue its business presence at its Call Road site, focusing on providing the physical homes and facilities for those with developmental disabilities.

By Marsha Mckenna Senior Editor
Financial woes force Hattie Larlham to close caf, Food Hub in Akron
Jun 25, 2017 12:00 AM

Financial woes force Hattie Larlham to close caf, Food Hub in Akron

TWINSBURG TOWNSHIP -- Financial difficulties have led Hattie Larlham to shutter its last caf in Canal Place in Akron at the end of July, as well as its Food Hub in Akron at the end of August. In addition, Hattie Larlham CEO Dr.

By April Helms Reporter
Tallmadge City Schools to introduce wheelchair basketball program
Jun 23, 2017 1:23 PM

Tallmadge City Schools to introduce wheelchair basketball program

Starting in November, the Tallmadge City School District will offer students with disabilities a shot at athletics with the introduction of a wheelchair basketball program.

Tallmadge qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction
Jun 22, 2017 3:46 PM

Tallmadge qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the city of Tallmadge by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The city’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

'Fill The Hole' for Challenger Baseball June 25
Jun 22, 2017 12:17 PM

'Fill The Hole' for Challenger Baseball June 25

Support Challenger Baseball by attending the Fill The Hole event June 25 at Mack Burleson Field (The Hole), 30 Wright Road. The doubleheader starts with Game 1, Indians vs Reds, beginning at 1:30 p.m. and ends with Game 2, Tigers vs Pirates, beginning at 3 p.m.

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Spending a golden second honeymoon in Bermuda
Jun 22, 2017 12:14 PM

Spending a golden second honeymoon in Bermuda

Joseph and Donna Duve recently cruised to Bermuda on a second honeymoon, 50 years after the first. Much had changed, they say, but the Perfume Factory was still there, and that’s where they had their photo taken with a copy of the Express.

Enjoying sea breezes in Fort Myers
Jun 21, 2017 10:13 AM

Enjoying sea breezes in Fort Myers

Jeffrey McCort holds a copy of the Tallmadge Express while on vacation to Fort Myers Beach, Fla. This was Jeffrey’s first trip to the ocean. He will start seventh grade at Tallmadge Middle School in the fall.