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Jun 26, 2017 7:52 PM

DePeyster St. in Kent to have lane closures starting Tuesday

The northbound curb lane of South DePeyster St. between Summit Street and Haymaker Parkway in Kent will have intermittent closures from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through July 18.

Man drowns at Portage campground
Jun 26, 2017 4:22 PM

Man drowns at Portage campground

The Portage County Coroner's Office is investigating the apparent accidental drowning Sunday night of a Trumbull County man at a Nelson campground.

By Dave O'brien, Staff Writer
More historic Ravenna tours planned
Jun 26, 2017 3:51 PM

More historic Ravenna tours planned

Walking tours of downtown Ravenna will continue, with the next tour taking place on July 13.

By Diane Smith, Record-courier
Summa Health eliminates 300 positions
Jun 26, 2017 12:23 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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July road closures planned for S.R. 44, S.R. 303
Jun 26, 2017 11:20 AM

July road closures planned for S.R. 44, S.R. 303

Beginning July 5, S.R. 44 and Enterprise Parkway in Ravenna and Ravenna Township will see traffic and lane restrictions over the next several months during an Ohio Department of Transportation project to create a new turn lane.

Portage County weather forecast
Jun 26, 2017 10:19 AM

Portage County weather forecast

Cool and unsettled conditions will continue to grip the Northeast tomorrow. Unusually cool and dry air will even reach the Southeast and yield abnormally low cooling demands.

Trooper jumps in Amish buggy to stop runaway horse
Jun 26, 2017 7:31 AM

Trooper jumps in Amish buggy to stop runaway horse

WOOSTER — A horse took to the roads between Apple Creek and Wooster early Sunday morning, taking its buggy along but leaving the owner at home.

By Tami Mosser, Gatehouse Ohio Media
NAACP hosted in Ravenna
Jun 26, 2017 4:00 AM

NAACP hosted in Ravenna

Ravenna Avenue Church of God hosted a breakfast meeting with the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People in Portage County. Dr. Geraldine Nelson, president of the NAACP, spoke continuing the dream and dialogue on moving the community forward.

Man is charged in sex assault of teen
Jun 26, 2017 4:00 AM

Man is charged in sex assault of teen

A Randolph man is facing six felony charges related to alleged sexual assaults on a teenage boy that took place in March in Ravenna. Archie R.

By Dave O'brien Staff Writer
Jun 26, 2017 4:00 AM

Ravenna program would offer home improvement incentives 1

Ravenna City Council will host a work session today to discuss a program that might give homeowners an incentive to improve their properties. The work session of council's planning and community and economic development committees takes place at 5:30 p.m.

By Diane Smith Staff Writer
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Jun 26, 2017 4:00 AM

State eyes criminal law rewrite 1

A proposed sweeping rewrite of Ohio's criminal laws includes a provision that would allow the state to release hundreds of low-level, non-violent inmates when the prison population hits 47,000. The state prison population last week stood at 50,093 -- 3,093 above that limit.

By Alan Johnson Gatehouse Ohio Media
Jun 26, 2017 4:00 AM

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Kent church broadens LGBT support
Jun 26, 2017 4:00 AM

Kent church broadens LGBT support 3

Nearly the entire congregation at First Christian Church of Kent voted to be "open and affirming" to the LGBT community. "It's an important move," said pastor Julie Cory. "There are not many open and affirming congregations in the city of Kent.

By Kelly Maile Staff Writer
Jun 26, 2017 4:00 AM

Could Fla. vote debacle happen in Ohio?

"We don't want to be another Florida." Those words from Delaware County Elections Director Karla Herron are being echoed across Ohio -- indeed, throughout much of the country -- as elections officials grow increasingly worried about the growing necessity to replace aging voting equipment.

By Darrel Rowlandgatehouse Ohio Media
UPDATE: Arrests made at OVI checkpoint
Jun 25, 2017 8:13 AM

UPDATE: Arrests made at OVI checkpoint

Three people were arrested Friday night on drunken driving charges and “one or two” face marijuana possession charges following an OVI checkpoint on S.R 43 in Brimfield.

Dave O'brien, Record-courier
Ravenna, in a Riddle: Tour touts city history
Jun 25, 2017 4:00 AM

Ravenna, in a Riddle: Tour touts city history 1

The first tour of downtown Ravenna brought back two members of the Riddle family to tell Ravenna residents about the man who built a large part of the city's downtown.

By Diane Smith Staff Writer
Art on Main, with a twist
Jun 25, 2017 4:00 AM

Art on Main, with a twist

Works from more than 40 artists were on display Saturday in downtown Ravenna as part of the second Art on Main festival. In addition to artwork from professionals and students, food and entertainment, this year included offerings from area wineries.

Some grow weary of reviving same OD victims
Jun 25, 2017 4:00 AM

Some grow weary of reviving same OD victims

Six times Nikki Dixon has been saved from likely death of heroin overdose by quick-acting friends and emergency responders who used the drug antidote naloxone to revive her.

By Catherine Candisky And Marty Schladen Gatehouse Ohio Media
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Plans for new Kent City Hall downtown proceeding
Jun 25, 2017 4:00 AM

Plans for new Kent City Hall downtown proceeding 1

With seven architecture firms hoping to help design a new city hall in Kent, plans for the city's new government home are moving ahead. The building will be located on the site of the current police station at the corner of South Water Street and East Main Street.

By Bob Gaetjens Staff Writer
Jun 25, 2017 4:00 AM

AP analysis finds partisan map-making advantage in Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- A political map-making process controlled by Ohio Republicans resulted in the party winning nearly two more U.S. House seats and five more Ohio House seats in the last election than would have been expected in neutral circumstances, an Associated Press analysis has found.

By Julie Carr Smyth Ap Statehouse Correspondent