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Akron Council raises campaign limits

Akron City Council ended the year Dec. 15 by finalizing its decision on an increase in campaign finance limits and moving...   Full Story




Animals in need find home at Forever Amber Acres

Passersby may not make much of the nearly dozen acres in Granger, but for some animals, it’s a safe haven. The Forever...   Full Story




Mustard Seed eyes May opening in Highland Square

A project that could transform the Highland Square neighborhood is heading toward the finish line. The new Mustard Seed...   Full Story




Reentry Network offers safety net for parolees

One in six Ohioans — an estimated 90,000 Summit County residents among them — have criminal convictions that can make it...   Full Story




West Side News & Notes

News & Notes for Downtown Akron & Cuyahoga Falls   Full Story




Celebrate with religious sights, sounds

In many ways, secular celebrations garner more attention than religious gatherings during the holiday season. But all it...   Full Story




Reentry Network announces 2015 programs

The Summit County Reentry Network (SCRN) will cohost Reentry Resource Seminars on the fourth Friday of each month from...   Full Story




Cub Scouts participate in ‘Operation Smile’

Families from Norton Cub Scout Pack 3132 recently converged for “Operation Smile” at Johnson United Methodist Church to...   Full Story




Fairlawn officials remember former Council member

During the Dec. 15 Fairlawn City Council meeting, Mayor William Roth noted former Council President James Butler, 82...   Full Story




OWRC installs 2015 officers

Members of the Ohio Western Reserve Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America (OWRC-MOAA) installed the...   Full Story




Bath trustees reject fact-finder’s report

At the Bath Board of Trustees meeting Dec. 15, board members unanimously approved a resolution rejecting a fact-finder’s...   Full Story




Boston officials discuss new tax collection agency

At the Dec. 10 Boston Township Board of Trustees meeting, Peninsula Mayor Doug Mayer informed trustees that Peninsula...   Full Story




Sharon trustees revisit resurfacing agreement

The Sharon Board of Trustees revisited a previous agreement for road resurfacing at the meeting Dec. 9. The discussion...   Full Story




Hattie Larlham gets early Christmas gift

On Dec. 12, Hattie Larlham received the keys to a wheelchair-accessible 2015 Ford transit van, a gift from MobilityWorks...   Full Story




Norton officers take part in Shop with a Cop

Officers from the Norton Police Department, along with several area law enforcement agencies, took part in a Shop with a...   Full Story




Norton food drive to help families

The Norton Safety Forces Food Drive collected nonperishable food items and $3,526.61 Dec. 13-14 at Acme Fresh Market in...   Full Story




Lakemore Council bids farewell to solicitor

Becky Doherty said she began working as the solicitor for Lakemore during “tough times” and is happy to be leaving the...   Full Story




Santas spreading holiday cheer with Kiwanis events

Santa will be making house calls again this year, thanks to local Kiwanis organizations. In Green, the Green Kiwanis Santa...   Full Story




Coventry still mulling Sheriff’s Office contract

Talks remain ongoing between Coventry Township and the Summit County Sheriff’s Office concerning a new contract for the...   Full Story




Coventry superintendent tackling negativity

Coventry Local Schools Superintendent Russell Chaboudy wants the community to realize “what they have is special.” And he...   Full Story




Green students give back to community

The philanthropic spirit of Green Middle School was showcased during the Dec. 15 Green Local Schools Board of Education...   Full Story




Springfield trustees approve zoning change

The Springfield Board of Trustees approved a request to change the zoning classification of a portion of property on...   Full Story




Akron raises campaign limits, OKs body camera trial

Akron City Council ended the year Dec. 15 by finalizing its decision on an increase in campaign finance limits and moving...   Full Story




Manchester senior earns Eagle Scout rank

On Dec. 7, Manchester High School senior Brandon Saikaly, 18, received the Eagle Scout award, the highest rank in scouting...   Full Story




South Side News & Notes

News & Notes for Downtown Akron   Full Story