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Sep 25, 2017 4:00 AM

Portage County Grand Jury

The following people were recently indicted by a Portage County grand jury. Indictments are only charges and not evidence of guilt: Rebecca A. Bunch, 27, of Lakewood. One count of burglary, a second-degree felony. Sean P. Byrne, 30, of Newton Falls.

Geauga Lake history marker unveiled in city
Sep 25, 2017 4:00 AM

Geauga Lake history marker unveiled in city

AURORA -- About 100 people turned out recently for the dedication of an Ohio historical marker in honor of the former Geauga Lake Park and its surrounding neighborhood.

By Ken Lahmers Reporter
Repairs set for S. Prospect St. in Ravenna Twp.
Sep 25, 2017 4:00 AM

Repairs set for S. Prospect St. in Ravenna Twp.

Road repairs starting Tuesday on South Prospect Street in Ravenna Township will affect traffic in the area, according to the Portage County Engineer's Office.

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Students giving flex seating a trial run
Sep 25, 2017 4:00 AM

Students giving flex seating a trial run

Alexis Swartz's fourth-grade class at Southeast Intermediate School doesn't look like a typical classroom when you walk in.

By Briana Barker Reporter
Watch out for flooded vehicles
Sep 24, 2017 4:00 AM

Watch out for flooded vehicles

As much of the deep south has been flooded by hurricanes Harvey and Irma, northern Ohioans need to be aware that many of the cars in the path of those storms will likely be flooding our used car market in the coming months.

By Bob Gaetjens Reporter
Sep 24, 2017 4:00 AM

Poverty impacting student achievement

Even as Ohio students overall are performing better on state tests, bad news regarding the poverty achievement gap is splattered across the latest state report cards.

By Jim Siegel Gatehouse Ohio Media
Record-Courier is going pink
Sep 24, 2017 4:00 AM

Record-Courier is going pink

We're going pink on Oct. 4 to help bring attention to our society's battle against breast cancer. Look for special "pink" features, profiles of courageous women battling this disease and helpful information in a special section. We're also asking everyone to wear pink across the region on Oct.

Sep 24, 2017 4:00 AM

Things to do at Kent State

Kent State University offers some unique ways to appreciate the arts, whether it is a gallery display, a lecture, or a festival celebrating art.

Sep 24, 2017 4:00 AM

Rail Safety Week starts today

PUCO encourages safety at rail crossings for Rail Safety Week, which begins today. The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio is reminding Ohioans to practice safety around all rail grade crossings as part of Rail Safety Week The week of awareness extends through Sept. 30.

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Sep 24, 2017 4:00 AM

KSU Orchestra's Subscription Series will open Oct. 1

Under the leadership of its new director Jungho Kim, the Kent State University Orchestra will present its 2017-18 Subscription Series featuring hallmarks of the orchestral repertoire and a few fun surprises. Hugh A.

Wanted Windham fugitive arrested
Sep 24, 2017 4:00 AM

Wanted Windham fugitive arrested

A man on the run from Windham police since June on charges that he pushed a woman out of a second-story apartment window then stole her car was arrested Thursday. Rodney A. Curlee Sr.

By Dave O'brien Reporter
Akron couple charged with human trafficking
Sep 24, 2017 4:00 AM

Akron couple charged with human trafficking

Two Akron residents are facing felony criminal charges for human trafficking, prostitution and drugs following their indictment by a Summit County grand jury, authorities announced.

Staff Report
Sep 24, 2017 4:00 AM

Aurora police report multiple thefts from vehicles

Aurora police have received five reports in the past week of vehicles being broken into while parked on East Mennonite Road. Between Sept. 16 and Sept. 20, multiple victims reported items stolen from their vehicles.

By Dave O'brien Reporter
Sep 24, 2017 4:00 AM

Ohio among states targeted by Russians

While Ohio's election system was neither breached nor compromised, state officials learned for the first time Friday that the Buckeye State was among 21 that hackers linked to Russia tried to penetrate in the months before the 2016 election.

By Darrel Rowland Gatehouse Ohio Media
Chamber health fair draws 350
Sep 24, 2017 4:00 AM

Chamber health fair draws 350

More than 350 area residents turned out for the 10th annual Streetsboro Chamber of Commerce/University Hospital Portage Medical Center Health Fair this month.

Sep 24, 2017 4:00 AM

Streetsboro to make new pitch for rec center

Streetsboro city officials will be making a renewed pitch for its City Center project, with two meetings planned next week to present new information.

By Diane Smith Reporter
Big-play Bulldogs overcome Rockets at home
Sep 23, 2017 4:00 AM

Big-play Bulldogs overcome Rockets at home

PENINSULA -- Woodridge and Streetsboro football have had some wild shootouts over the years. Woodridge wanted to continue that tendency, while circumstances dictated Streetsboro take a different tactic.

By Michael Leonard Reporter
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Longtime Ravenna bartender opens Tavern 1888 downtown
Sep 23, 2017 4:00 AM

Longtime Ravenna bartender opens Tavern 1888 downtown

Sandy Knotek said opening Tavern 1888 in Ravenna was a dream of her father's that went unfulfilled. To honor him, the restaurant in downtown Ravenna gets its name from the dates of her and her dad's birthdays. "I just love it in here," Knotek said. "It's so nice.

By Bob Gaetjens Reporter
Sep 23, 2017 4:00 AM

20 years after DeRolph ruling

"We admonish the General Assembly that it must create an entirely new school financing system. In establishing such a system, the General Assembly shall recognize that there is but one system of public education in Ohio ...

By Bill Bush Gatehouse Ohio Media