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Thursday, 11 January 2018 12:04

Former Portage County Employee Sues Sheriff's Office

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A former employee at the Portage County Family and Community Services is suing the deparment, the Portage County Sheriff's Office, and a former Sheriff's Major, claiming she was forced to quit her job after she was sexually harrassed by that major. The lawsuit, filed Wednesday in federal court in Akron,…
Thursday, 11 January 2018 10:21

Renacci Leaves Governors Race for OH Senate Race

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U.S. Representative Jim Renacci is dropping Ohio Governor's Race to challenge Sherrod Brown in the U.S. Senate Race in Ohio. In a statement released Thursday, Renacci said he attended a meeting at the White House earlier this week, when he was asked to drop out of the Governor's race, and run…
Wednesday, 10 January 2018 12:48

Gun Indictments Soar in 2017 Across No. Ohio

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The U.S. Attorney's Office out of Cleveland has released data from 2017 regarding gun indictments, and the report is showing a drastic jump in cases across Northern Ohio.  In 2017, 202 people across the northern part of the statewere indicted on gun charges. That is an increase from 105 the…
Wednesday, 10 January 2018 12:38

New Court Program To Battle Opiod Addiction

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Summit County Common Pleas Court has partnered with Greenleaf Family Center, to provides addiction and mental health assessments for low-risk criminal offenders, in an effort to steer them into intervention and recovery--instead of jail. Judge Amy Corrigall Jones explains, ""If you address the underlying issues, albeit drugs and alcohol, mental illness,…
Wednesday, 10 January 2018 12:36

Medina Issues NEXUS Pipeline Construction Permits

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Medina County has agreed to issue construction permits for the NEXUS natural gas pipeline, in exchange for the pipeline company agreeing to put up $6.5 million dollars in bonds, that will cover the county for road and bridge repairs. Medina Gazette reporting county officials say they'll only need to dip into…
Wednesday, 10 January 2018 12:34

Fire Destroys Stow Wendy's

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The Stow Fire Department says they still don't know what caused the Wendy's on Graham Road to burn to the ground last night. Firefighters from Cuyahoga Falls, Hudson, and Monroe Falls helped battle the flames for eight hours last night, but were hampered by the cold weather and icy conditions. No…
Wednesday, 10 January 2018 12:33

US Supreme Court Hears Voter Roll Purge Arguments

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Ohio Secretary of State John Husted is in Washington today, where the US Supreme Court is hearing oral arguments on whether or not it was legal for his office to purge voter rolls of the names of people who hadn't voted in a few years, and who couldn't be found…
Friday, 05 January 2018 05:19

Missing Adult Alert for Massillon Man

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A Missing Adult Alert has been issued by the Massillon Police Department for Stark County and surrounding counties: Carroll, Columbiana, Holmes, Mahoning, Portage, Summit, Tuscarawas, and Wayne.Information as of: January 5, 2018 at 1:30 AMBe on the lookout for a missing adult. On January 4, 2018 at 5:00 PM, Mr.…
Wednesday, 03 January 2018 09:59

Akron Enters Deal to Protect Your Service Lines

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The following is a press release from the City of Akron:    The City of Akron has partnered with Service Line Warranties of America (SLWA) to offer homeowners optional residential external water service line warranties. The coverage is voluntary and available at affordable monthly or annual prices. Founded in 2003,…
Wednesday, 03 January 2018 09:41

"Warming Center" Hours Extended Through Saturday

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The cold isn't going anywhere, so the City of Akron has extended hours for four local community centers throughout the city that have been converted into "Warming Centers" for those stuck outside in the dangerous cold.  Below is the press release from the City of Akron, including a statement from…
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