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2 hrs ago | Aurora Advocate
Voters in Summit County will decide three issues on the Nov. 4 general election ballot. Issue 12, if approved, would levy an additional 0.25 percent sales and use tax that would be used to: operate and maintain the Summit County Jail; acquire, construct, equip or repair permanent improvements for the County's 800 MHz Emergency Radio System, County 9-1-1 System and County-owned facilities; fund the County's general fund; and to pay the expenses of administering the tax, according to the ballot language.
6 hrs ago | Cleveland.com
Text messages and a fingerprint will be presented during the capital murder trial of a one of two men accused in quadruple homicide. Deshanon Haywood, 22, faces the death penalty if convicted of the aggravated murder of four people on April 18, 2013, at a townhome on Kimlyn Circle.
8 hrs ago | The Plain Dealer
Students were still filtering into Akron's Sieberling Community Learning Center Monday morning in when Principal Megan Mannion got a phone call telling her to lock the doors. Students and teachers knew exactly what to do.
12 hrs ago | Cleveland.com
Akron Public Schools Superintendent of David James said police arrested a man and a woman in connection with the 8:30 a.m. shooting. The North High School student is being treated at a local hospital after someone opened fire as he stepped off a Metro Transit Authority Bus on Eastland and Tonawanda avenues, James said.
13 hrs ago | Cleveland.com
Antonio Sibley, 38, faces charges of sexual exploitation of children and forcing prostitution in U.S. Southern District of Ohio Court. The 17-year-old girl told investigators that she ran away from her Fairlawn home in April and since worked for Sibley as a prostitute.
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The Indiana Democratic Party has already sent out two direct mail pieces to voters in District 29 hitting incumbent State Sen. Mike Delph for the public disagreement he aired with the Senate Republican leadership over its handling of a proposed amendment to HJR-3 concerning civil unions to boost the candidacy of Delph's Democratic opponent, newcomer J.D. Ford. The mailings claim that Delph's Twitter communications were "so bizarre and over the top," the Senate Republican leadership stripped him of his leadership position.
Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist Tony Auth, whose sharp and creative commentary appeared in The Philadelphia Inquirer for more than 40 years, died of cancer on Sunday. He was 72. Auth had worked for the past two years as the artist-in-residence at NewsWorks/WHYY, which announced his death.
These Beverly-Center students started out the 2014-2015 school year on a high note by being named 'Student of the Month' for August: Kindergarten - Addison Steele and Hannah Weiker; First Grade - Weston Schaad and Cambria Starkey; Second Grade - Coen Fouss and Hayley Shaffer; Third Grade - Wyatt Shuster and Eli Slaughter; Fourth Grade - Tony Hill and Nate Silvus; Fifth Grade - Katie Horner and Bella Schilling; and Sixth Grade - Jaymison Baker and Dylan Hart. They will have their picture displayed on the Cadet Pride bulletin board in the school foyer and receive a pizza party from Domino's Pizza.
Park planners have revised future plans for the Freedom Trail, a multipurpose trail managed by Summit Metro Parks. Because this project is funded by a federal grant, the park district is required to offer the public a chance to comment or submit questions about the proposed plans for future extensions.
The open house for franchisees will feature store tours and a company representative will be on hand to answer questions about the company's franchise system. The event will run from 3 to 7 p.m. Today, more than three quarters of the approximately 8,000 U.S. stores are franchise operations.
They're from Akron, Ohio but The Black Keys sure looked Friday night at Joe Louis Arena like they belonged in Detroit. If they didn't know already, there certainly is something about the Motor City, its hardworking people and their appreciation for rock of all forms.
Akron police and U.S. Marshals are asking for the public's help finding a man wanted in connection with a recent murder. Akron police seek fugitive in recent homicide Akron police and U.S. Marshals are asking for the public's help finding a man wanted in connection with a recent murder.
With abuse of dangerous drugs growing throughout Ohio, two county agencies are partnering again to offer the third annual Meth Lab Community Forum. Summit County Children Services and the Summit County Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services Board have collaborated for the Sept.
The Summit County Medical Examiner said 21-year-old Jerome Bable, of Balch Street, was sitting in his car in the 800 block of Jason Avenue about 11:15 p.m. Thursday night. An unknown man walked up to the car, opened the door and opened fire on Bable, hitting him once in the body.
Updated: Mon Sep 15, 2014 07:08 pm
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