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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.

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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.

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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.

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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
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
Nordonia hosts Special Olympics events May 18
May 17, 2017 12:00 AM

Nordonia hosts Special Olympics events May 18

Nordonia High School will host more than 200 kids in Special Olympic track and field events for the first time May 18.

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May 16, 2017 2:08 PM

Hop aboard Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad's Thomas the Tank Engine for a 'Day Out'

PENINSULA -- All aboard! Thomas the Tank Engine invites the tiniest of engineers to join for a day of friendship and family fun at "Day Out with Thomas: The Friendship Tour 2017," May 26, 27 and 28. Children can spend a day with their friend Thomas when the No.

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May 16, 2017 12:41 PM

Kathleen Clyde launches campaign for secretary of state

COLUMBUS -- State Rep. Kathleen Clyde (D-Kent) launched her campaign for secretary of state Tuesday, the first Democratic candidate to announce in a down-ticket race in next year's elections.

By Marc Kovac Capital Bureau Chief
Harvest for Hunger tops 5 million meal goal
May 16, 2017 11:51 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 Botos Cantonrep.com Staff Writer
Summa Health breaks ground on new West Tower
May 16, 2017 11:51 AM

Summa Health breaks ground on new West Tower

AKRON Summa Health officials and a variety of guests broke ground on the new West Tower at the health provider's East Market Street Akron campus May 15. The tower is the initial step in Summa's $270 million Phase I facility plan announced last year.

By Tim Troglen Reporter
Girls on the Run at InfoCision
May 16, 2017 10:33 AM

Girls on the Run at InfoCision

AKRON -- Girls on the Run of Northeast Ohio will host its 21st semi-annual 5k event May 20 to culminate the spring program.

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May 11, 2017 10:38 AM

Move or slow down when police, EMS vehicles are stopped

COLUMBUS -- In early January 2014, Columbus Police Officer Judy Lawrence was dispatched to stretch of interstate in Ohio's capital city, where she stopped to talk to a disabled driver. That's when, mid-sentence, another driver hit the stopped vehicle.

By Marc Kovac Capital Bureau
May 11, 2017 10:38 AM

Measure would protect raising small livestock, chickens from zoning rules

COLUMBUS -- Local zoning rules could not prohibit residents from raising chickens, rabbits and other small livestock, so long as the animals are not creating a nuisance, under legislation being considered in the Ohio House. Rep.

By Marc Kovac Capital Bureau Chief
May 11, 2017 10:38 AM

Law addresses skyrocketing state tax on farmland property

COLUMBUS -- The Ohio Senate passed legislation Wednesday aimed at addressing skyrocketing farmland property tax bills, about a week after the Ohio House added its own reform package to the biennial state budget bill.

By Marc Kovac Capital Bureau
May 10, 2017 2:07 PM

TRUMP Act: Presidential hopefuls must disclose tax returns in Ohio

COLUMBUS -- Presidential candidates would be required to disclose recent tax filings in order to appear on the Ohio ballot, under legislation being considered in the Ohio House.

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May 10, 2017 1:43 PM

Ohio House has hearings on prevailing wage legislation

COLUMBUS -- The Ohio House launched hearings May 9 on legislation that would give local communities discretion on whether to follow the state's prevailing wage law on public works projects.

By Marc Kovac Capital Bureau Chief
Girls on the Run at InfoCision Stadium
May 10, 2017 10:48 AM

Girls on the Run at InfoCision Stadium

AKRON -- Girls on the Run of Northeast Ohio will host its 21st semi-annual 5k event May 20 to culminate the spring program.

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