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Akron Council OKs retiree benefit changes

After several weeks of consideration, Akron City Council voted Oct. 24 to charge city retirees fees for supplemental...   Full Story

Treats in store at Akron Zoo

Little ghosts and goblins got their fill of treats at the Akron Zoo’s Boo at the Zoo. The annual weekend event provides...   Full Story

County seeing opiate epidemic effects on finances

The Summit County Children Services Board (CSB) has 125 more children in custody than it did a year ago, and the Summit...   Full Story

APS board hears financial forecast

Akron Public Schools (APS) Treasurer Ryan Pendleton told Board of Education members Oct. 24 the district is working hard...   Full Story

West Side News & Notes

News & Notes for Columbus, Greater Akron, West Akron & South Akron   Full Story

Sheriff’s Office dedicates K-9 memorial

A memorial that recognizes past members of the Summit County Metro K-9 team was dedicated Oct. 14 during a ceremony at the...   Full Story

‘King of the Falls’ receives recognition at Broad Boulevard

Cuyahoga Falls is honoring an individual who is known by many city residents for his decades of visible support for the...   Full Story

Falls leaf program start delayed to Oct. 31

The start of the 2016 Citywide Leaf Pick-up Program has been delayed by one week to Oct. 31. Unseasonable weather pushed...   Full Story

Falls seeking Youth Advisory Council members

The Cuyahoga Falls Mayor’s Youth Advisory Council is in need of high school-age city residents to participate in the group...   Full Story

Norton Council OKs energy efficiency improvements

At the Norton City Council meeting Oct. 24, Council approved an agreement with Huntington Public Capital Corp. and...   Full Story

Montrose Avenue zoning request in Bath withdrawn

A request to rezone two parcels and part of a third on Montrose Avenue to construct an office building was withdrawn by...   Full Story

Norton Council clerk collecting pajama donations

Norton City Council Clerk Karla Richards is asking the public to support her efforts to collect items for the Pajama...   Full Story

Boy Scout builds birdhouses for area shelters

This summer, Project Realizing Individual Strength Through Education (RISE) helped to facilitate the installation of...   Full Story

Copley trustees purchase third parcel for ‘campus’

The Copley Township Board of Trustees is one parcel closer to creating a campus that could put township safety services...   Full Story

KAB recognizes board member, volunteer

Keep Akron Beautiful (KAB) recognized board member Daniel Zampelli, Akron Police Department captain, and longtime...   Full Story

Richfield Council considering expanding cemeteries

Richfield Village Council is considering the expansion of the Fairview and West Richfield cemeteries. At the work session...   Full Story

Granger board hears complaints about after-hours park use

The Granger Township Board of Trustees heard complaints Oct. 24 from a resident about youth sports team use of Granger...   Full Story

Lead poisoning prevention push underway

Summit County Public Health (SCPH) is joining the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to increase awareness of lead...   Full Story

SCPH gets $2.9 million for Lead Hazard Control program

Pamela Ashby, Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) field director, and Paul Diegelman, HUD representative for...   Full Story

County Adopt-A-Thon rehomes pets

A total of 89 animals — 25 dogs and 64 cats — were adopted Oct. 22 at the seventh annual Summit County Adopt-A-Thon...   Full Story

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