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Dec 7, 2016 12:26 PM

Active membership in Ohio Farm Bureau shows growth

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation has announced an increase in its “active” membership for 2016.

Dec 7, 2016 11:48 AM

As Ohio leads the US in overdose deaths, Akron lawmakers push for funding to treat drug addiction

COLUMBUS— State Reps. Greta Johnson (D-Akron) and Emilia Strong Sykes (D-Akron) today pushed the House Finance Committee to adopt amendments to Senate Bill 319, the governor’s opioid and heroin omnibus legislation, to allocate funding needed to fight the growing opioid epidemic in Ohio.

Summit County 2017 dog licenses on sale
Dec 7, 2016 12:03 AM

Summit County 2017 dog licenses on sale

A shiny new 2017 dog license tag to adorn your dog's collar is a gift that may help your pet return home if they are ever lost. If a lost dog is brought into Summit County Animal Control wearing a license tag, staff can find the owner quickly and reunite the family and pet.

Dec 7, 2016 12:00 AM

GreifCare Place events for week of Dec. 12

The GriefCare Place offers support groups that give those grieving the loss of a loved one by death the understanding of the grief process and encourages them that healing will come. All grief support groups are at no cost.

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Dec 7, 2016 12:00 AM

Foodbank, Community Harvest to merge to expand hunger-relief efforts

Akron -- The Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank and Community Harvest, a food rescue organization, are merging into one organization with a greater capacity of serving those struggling with hunger in Stark County.

Dec 7, 2016 12:00 AM

Salvation Army Angel Tree Tags Available to help needy children

Akron It is heartbreaking to think of a child with no gifts on Christmas. The Salvation Army's Angel Tree Program provides gifts of new clothing and toys to thousands of children who otherwise might not have anything for Christmas.

United Way of Summit County announces $3,000,000 in prescription savings
Dec 6, 2016 12:44 PM

United Way of Summit County announces $3,000,000 in prescription savings

Akron, OH – United Way of Summit County today announced it has reached a milestone – more than 31,870 Summit County residents have saved $3,000,000 on their prescription medications, thanks to its partnership with FamilyWize, an organization focused on improving the health and well-being of individuals, families and communities.

Dec 5, 2016 11:26 AM

Lt. Governor Mary Taylor reminds Ohioans of Dec. 7 deadline to decide Medicare coverage for 2017

COLUMBUS – Lieutenant Governor Mary Taylor is reminding Ohioans on Medicare that the open enrollment deadline to determine their coverage for 2017 is Dec. 7.

Area Boy Scout councils approve vote to consolidate by early 2017
Dec 4, 2016 12:00 AM

Area Boy Scout councils approve vote to consolidate by early 2017

Akron -- The first quarter of the new year will be the start of an exciting new era for the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) in Northeast Ohio.

Dec 2, 2016 2:52 PM

22nd Annual Angel Tree Ceremony honors, memorializes over 1,000 victims of homicide

Akron, OH-- Victim Assistance Program will hold the 22nd Annual Angel Tree Ceremony on Dec. 5 from 6 - 7:30 p.m.

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Dec 2, 2016 12:34 PM

Ohio Department of Agriculture issues health alert for raw milk

REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio - The Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) is issuing a health alert for unpasteurized raw milk and raw milk products from Sweet Grass Dairy’s herd share, due to contamination with Campylobacter.

Major contributions give boost to Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation
Dec 2, 2016 11:47 AM

Major contributions give boost to Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation

An historic year for the Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation culminated with three leadership gifts announced during the recent Ohio Farm Bureau Federation annual meeting.

Smart Mobility Corridor to become Ohio's first Smart Road
Dec 1, 2016 11:42 AM

Smart Mobility Corridor to become Ohio's first Smart Road

Gov. Kasich announces a $15 million investment to make a 35-mile stretch of U.S. 33 between Dublin and East Liberty into a real-world proving ground for autonomous and connected vehicles

Nov 30, 2016 12:00 AM

How about one last presidential poll before the holidays

COLUMBUS -- How about one last poll to close out this election season? I know you're sick and tired of them, and most of them this year were wrong, but Quinnipiac University's Polling Institute was pretty close with its Ohio results.

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Nov 29, 2016 4:08 PM

Portage Parks master plan community meeting Dec. 5

The Portage Park District is offering an opportunity for the public to review a Draft of the Comprehensive Parks Master Plan on Monday, Dec. 5 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Reed Memorial Library, 167 E. Main St. Ravenna in the Haymaker/Jenkins Room in basement.

Rep. Tim Ryan runs against Pelosi for Democrat House leadership
Nov 20, 2016 12:01 AM

Rep. Tim Ryan runs against Pelosi for Democrat House leadership

U.S. Tim Ryan, who has represented part of Portage County in Congress since 2002, is challenging Democratic Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi in elections set for Nov. 30.

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Nov 20, 2016 12:00 AM

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Nov 20, 2016 12:00 AM

State House speaker says unemployment reform top priority

Columbus -- Speaker Cliff Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) said he expects action on an unemployment compensation reform package before the end of the year, with a focus on keeping the state system solvent in the future. "Unemployment reform is going to be our No.

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Nov 20, 2016 12:00 AM

Foodbank inspires community to take action this holiday season

Akron -- This holiday season the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank hosts its annual Holiday Campaign through Dec. 31. In the Foodbank's service area, one in seven people, and nearly one in four children, will face hunger this year.

Nov 16, 2016 12:00 AM

Ballot Board splits term limit proposals into separate issues

Columbus -- The state Ballot Board has given a group the green light to collect signatures for proposals to amend the state constitution, though members agreed to split the single amendment into separate ones.

By Marc Kovac Dix Capital Bureau