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Local issues filed for November ballot

Voters living in the West Side Leader’s coverage area will see a ballot full of issues in the Nov. 8 General Election. The...   Full Story




Community Day brightens up weekend in Richfield

Residents and visitors alike enjoyed Richfield Community Day events Aug. 14 at Richfield Woods Park. One of the activities...   Full Story




Council entering battle against fuel pump fraud

Soon, Summit County may have a new requirement for gas station owners. County Council’s Rules Committee Aug. 15 discussed...   Full Story




School preparation focus of Summit for Kids

Summit for Kids, now in its seventh year of helping Summit County parents prepare their children for school, will take...   Full Story




Teen completes Akron-to-Miami cycling adventure

Ben Stiller was looking for something different to do this summer, his last summer vacation as a high school student. The...   Full Story




West Side News & Notes

News & Notes for Copley, Downtown Akron, Downtown Akron/Fairlawn, Greater Akron & West Akron   Full Story




Suspect arrested for CVNP shooting

A man is in custody for the shooting of a young woman found in Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP) July 3, according to...   Full Story




Junior League of Akron names award recipients

Junior League of Akron officials recently announced the recipients of various awards. The Sustainer Inspiration Award went...   Full Story




Trustees discuss zoning issues

The Boston Township Board of Trustees discussed their dissatisfaction with the zoning department at the Aug. 10 meeting...   Full Story




Richfield Council OKs selling surplus items

During a special meeting Aug. 9, Richfield Village Council moved forward on selling surplus village property via auction...   Full Story




Fairlawn enacts moratorium on medical marijuana businesses

During its Aug. 16 meeting, Fairlawn City Council unanimously passed a resolution imposing a moratorium on “the granting...   Full Story




Trustees OK contracts for windows, doors

The Bath Township Board of Trustees approved contracts for windows and doors for the Bath Administration Building during...   Full Story




Trustees address fiscal matters

The Sharon Board of Trustees addressed several monetary issues at their Aug. 9 meeting. Fiscal Officer Christine Lawson...   Full Story




Granger trustees hear about daytime burglaries

Medina County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Todd Heckel reported on recent daytime burglaries on State Road and Druerie Lane at...   Full Story




Granger residents report break-ins

The Medina County Sheriff’s Office is reporting a number of break-ins to homes in Granger. According to Capt. David...   Full Story




State Route 94/Granger Road closure delayed

The Ohio Department of Transportation’s (ODOT) has delayed plans to close the state Route (SR) 94 and Granger Road...   Full Story




Volunteer Guardian Program seeking volunteers

The Volunteer Guardian Program, which just completed its second year, is in need of additional volunteers. Under the...   Full Story




Green to share political insights at Akron Woman’s City Club

John Green will be the featured speaker as the Akron Woman’s City Club kicks off its 92nd Town Hall series Sept. 15 at...   Full Story




Local issues filed for November ballot

Voters living in the South Side News Leader’s coverage area will see a few issues on the Nov. 8 General Election ballot...   Full Story




PLCC burn building training center dedicated

Portage Lakes Career Center (PLCC) and The University of Akron’s (UA) College of Applied Science and Technology (CAST)...   Full Story




Coventry board addresses open enrollment issues

Following a state audit’s recommendation to reduce the number of out-of-district students accepted in Coventry Local...   Full Story




Coventry residents rally for Kew Drive demolition

One of Coventry Township’s quaint neighborhoods is losing an eyesore residents have sought to remove from view for years...   Full Story




Manchester bond issue result due Aug. 19

Votes for the Manchester Local Schools bond issue and levy will be certified today, Aug. 19, according to Summit County...   Full Story




South Side News & Notes

News & Notes for Coventry, Downtown Akron & Greater Akron   Full Story




Summit County Council entering battle against fuel pump fraud

Soon, Summit County may have a new requirement for gas station owners. County Council’s Rules Committee Aug. 15 discussed...   Full Story




Five arrested for historic schoolhouse fire, vandalism at parksmaria

On Aug. 10, Summit County Sheriff’s Office detectives arrested three juveniles and two adults in connection with the...   Full Story