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May 21, 2017 12:00 AM

PARKS NEWS

Sunday, May 21, noon - 3 p.m. WORLD TURTLE DAY Liberty Park / Nature Center 9999 Liberty Rd., Twinsburg Celebrate our slow-moving friends, the turtles.

May 21, 2017 12:00 AM

Summit StageFest outdoor theater festival set for June 3

The nonprofit Partners for Theater will present Summit StageFest, a free, one-day outdoor theater festival from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. June 3, along West Market Street in Highland Square.

May 14, 2017 12:00 AM

PARKS NEWS

WEEKDAY WALKERS F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm / Visitors Center 1828 Smith Rd., Akron Celebrate National "Love a Tree Day" on this hike with a naturalist to discover some amazing things about the trees at the Nature Realm. For information, call 330-865-8065.

Summit County declared Autism Friendly
Apr 23, 2017 12:00 AM

Summit County declared Autism Friendly

At a public County Council meeting April 18, Summit County Executive Ilene Shapiro sponsored a resolution that was co-sponsored by County Council as a whole, declaring Summit County an "Inclusive and Autism Friendly Community.

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Apr 23, 2017 12:00 AM

County prosecutor pushes for victims' rights amendment

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
CVNP to open new 6.5 miles of Mountain Bike Trails in 2018
Apr 23, 2017 12:00 AM

CVNP to open new 6.5 miles of Mountain Bike Trails in 2018

Peninsula -- Cuyahoga Valley National Park opened the first 2.3-mile section of the popular East Rim trail a year ago. The trail is attracting visitors from around northeast Ohio and the country to ride a trail in a national park. Work has begun to construct a new 6.

Apr 23, 2017 12:00 AM

County Probate Court seeks clothing donations for seniors in long-term care

Turn spring cleaning into something beneficial for others. Summit County Probate Court is seeking gently used clothing for indigent wards of the Court in long-term care facilities. Probate Court will collect gently used, clean clothing from through May 19 during the Court hours.

Apr 23, 2017 12:00 AM

CAPITAL NEWS: Statehouse budget talk kicks into high gear

COLUMBUS -- You can forget a lot of what you've heard about the biennial state budget up to this point, particularly the controversial stuff.

By Marc Kovac Capital Bureau Chief
Mar 26, 2017 12:00 AM

BLOOD DONATION SITES

Give blood during National Volunteer Month The American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to give blood during National Volunteer Month this April. Donating blood is a simple way to make a profound difference in the lives of patients.

Mar 26, 2017 12:00 AM

Summit DD hosts Butcher Elder Law for Special Needs Trusts 101 workshop

In honor of Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month, Butcher Elder Law is partnering with Summit DD to present an exclusive workshop, Special Needs Trusts 101 April 4 from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room at the Summit County Developmental Disabilities Board, 89 E. Howe Road, Tallmadge.

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Annual Harvest for Hunger campaign kicks off March 1
Mar 19, 2017 12:00 AM

Annual Harvest for Hunger campaign kicks off March 1

The Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank's Volunteer Center was filled with the energy of more than 300 community members as the 26th annual Harvest for Hunger campaign kicked off during a sold-out breakfast on March 1.

Mar 19, 2017 12:00 AM

Cuyahoga Valley National Park

CUYAHOGA VALLEY NATIONAL PARK MARCH SCHEDULED EVENTS March 18 Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad National Park Scenic Day Pass -- View wildlife and scenery in the comfort of climate-controlled train cars. Get on and off at any station.

Mar 19, 2017 12:00 AM

Nominations being accepted for youth award

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2017 Summit for Kids Russ Pry Youth Award. Summit for Kids will celebrate partnerships and collaboration at the Summit for Kids Breakfast Aug.

Cuyahoga Valley National Park
Mar 12, 2017 12:00 AM

Cuyahoga Valley National Park

CUYAHOGA VALLEY NATIONAL PARK MARCH SCHEDULED EVENTS March 12 Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad National Park Scenic Day Pass -- View wildlife and scenery in the comfort of climate-controlled train cars. Get on and off at any station.

Mar 5, 2017 12:00 AM

State approves legislation to help victims of dating violence

COLUMBUS -- The Ohio House moved legislation Feb. 28 that would enable victims of dating violence to seek protection orders against their attackers. HB 1 passed on a vote of 92-2 and heads to the Ohio Senate for further consideration. In tearful comments from the floor, Rep.

By Marc Kovac Capital Bureua Chief
Mar 5, 2017 12:00 AM

House OKs state's $8 billion spending plan

COLUMBUS -- The Ohio House OK'd legislation setting nearly $8 billion in spending over the next two fiscal years by the Ohio Department of Transportation and several other state agencies.

By Marc Kovac Capital Bureau Chief
Mar 5, 2017 12:00 AM

Cuyahoga Valley National Park

CUYAHOGA VALLEY NATIONAL PARK MARCH SCHEDULED EVENTS March 5 Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad National Park Scenic Day Pass -- View wildlife and scenery in the comfort of climate-controlled train cars. Get on and off at any station.

Feb 26, 2017 12:00 AM

Value of urban forests topic of GAINS meeting

Learning from regional best practice models of Urban Forestry will be the topic of the "second Wednesday" GAINS (Greater Akron Innovation Network for Sustainability) meeting March 8 at the Bit Factory on the 5th Floor in the Akron Accelerator, 526 S. Main St. Akron. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

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Feb 26, 2017 12:00 AM

Mary Taylor plans run for Ohio Statehouse

COLUMBUS -- Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor formally filed paperwork Feb. 23 to run for governor, the first of a handful of Republicans expected to jump into that race. Taylor announced that formation of a new committee, "Mary Taylor for Governor," and the designation of a treasurer.

By Marc Kovac Capital Bureau Chief
CUYAHOGA VALLEY NATIONAL PARK
Feb 26, 2017 12:00 AM

CUYAHOGA VALLEY NATIONAL PARK

CUYAHOGA VALLEY NATIONAL PARK MARCH SCHEDULED EVENTS March 1 Solo at Sarah's Vineyard: Dolinar Sphaija -- Enjoy the sounds of local musicians in the 1840s post-and-beam tasting room while listening to local musicians perform. Free. Sarah's Vineyard, 7 to 10 p.m.