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Aug 17, 2017 4:00 AM

Today in History

Today is Thursday, Aug. 17, the 229th day of 2017. There are 136 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On August 17, 1807, Robert Fulton's North River Steamboat began heading up the Hudson River on its successful round trip between New York and Albany.

Hiram leads change in face of water crisis
Aug 17, 2017 4:00 AM

Hiram leads change in face of water crisis

Hiram biology professor Denny Taylor is working with students around the world to address a shifting climate and global water crisis.

By Kelly Maile Staff Writer
Aug 17, 2017 4:00 AM

Stand-your-ground makes a comeback

Stand-your-ground legislation is making a comeback at the Statehouse. The proposal would allow gun owners to use deadly force against would-be assailants in self-defense while eliminating the duty under current law to retreat before using force.

By Randy Ludlow Gatehouse Media Ohio
Free Financial Wellness Fair to help residents manage money
Aug 17, 2017 4:00 AM

Free Financial Wellness Fair to help residents manage money

The spend, save and give jar is a tool that can be used as early as the age of 5 to learn good budgeting, saving and giving practices. It's one of many tools Portage County Treasurer Brad Cromes will talk about at a free Financial Wellness Fair on Saturday at Maplewood Career Center.

By Kelly Maile Staff Writer
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Garrettsville cops seek thieves
Aug 17, 2017 4:00 AM

Garrettsville cops seek thieves

Garrettsville police are investigating an attempted "smash-and-grab" theft of an ATM from a convenience store in the village, which they said was committed with a stolen pickup truck.

By Dave O'brien Staff Writer
Kent welcomes new teachers
Aug 17, 2017 4:00 AM

Kent welcomes new teachers

Aug 17, 2017 4:00 AM

Crime Reports

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP A 35-year-old Hudson Road man was arrested Aug. 11 and charged with one count each of violating a protection order, a first-degree misdemeanor, and obstructing official business, a second-degree misdemeanor.

Aug 17, 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: Frederick W. Brown, 32, of 1300 Brimfield Drive, Brimfield. Two counts of receiving stolen property, one fourth-degree felony and one first-degree misdemeanor.

Aug 17, 2017 4:00 AM

NEOMED College of Pharmacy re-accredited

The College of Pharmacy at Northeast Ohio Medical University in Rootstown has been granted continued accreditation status through 2025.

Aug 17, 2017 4:00 AM

Put vaccines on back-to-school checklist

Along with the back-to-school necessities such as folders and backpacks, the Portage County Health District, along with the Ohio Department of Health is reminding parents to make sure their kids are up-to-date on vaccines against serious diseases.

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Aug 17, 2017 4:00 AM

Correction

Portage County Job & Family Services' Community Transportation Forum will be held from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Sept. 26 at 253 W. Chestnut St., Ravenna. An incorrect date appeared on page A5 of Wednesday's Record-Courier.

Aug 17, 2017 4:00 AM

Annual Dog Days of Summer event set for Saturday

The 3rd annual Dog Days of Summer event will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday in Kent's Hometown Bank Plaza.

Aug 17, 2017 4:00 AM

Maplewood Board of Education to meet tonight

The Maplewood Career Center Board of Education will convene at 7 p.m. today in the Lee W. Grimsley Board Room for the regular August meeting for general purposes. Maplewood Career Center is located at 7075 S.R. 88, Ravenna.

Aug 17, 2017 4:00 AM

KSU student from Crestwood receives grant

Taylor Michael, a biological sciences major at Kent State University from Mantua is one of eight undergraduate students selected for the Ohio State University's Stone Laboratory 2017 Research Experiences for Undergraduates grants from the National Science Foundation Scholarship Program.

More than 150,000 expected at fair
Aug 17, 2017 4:00 AM

More than 150,000 expected at fair

A year of planning will culminate in six fun-filled days for the community at the Portage County-Randolph Fair Aug. 22-27. "I always look forward to the fair," said fair president Tracey Koszalka. "I take a week's vacation from my day job to cover the fair.

By Kelly Maile Staff Writer
Aug 16, 2017 4:00 AM

Teen dies in Gorge

A Streetsboro High School student is being mourned after he was electrocuted Monday during an incident in Akron. WKYC.com reported the teen climbed an Ohio Edison transmission tower in the Gorge Metro Park on Front Street in Akron, just west of Chapel Hill.

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Aug 16, 2017 4:00 AM

Stroke treatment in Portage gets upgrade

Emergency medical care is all about time. Time for an EMS crew to arrive at the scene of a call; time to travel to the hospital; and time to clear an artery.

By Bob Gaetjens Staff Writer
Aug 16, 2017 4:00 AM

Today in History

Today is Wednesday, Aug. 16, the 228th day of 2017. There are 137 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On August 16, 1977, Elvis Presley died at his Graceland estate in Memphis, Tennessee, at age 42.

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Tallmadge teacher charged for sex with former student
Aug 16, 2017 4:00 AM

Tallmadge teacher charged for sex with former student

TALLMADGE -- After years of denying anything sexual was going on between him and the Akron Public School teacher he lived with, it was a tape recorded confession that unwound the affair which produced a child and ended with the teacher being charged with three counts of sexual battery.

By Tim Troglen Staff Writer
Aug 16, 2017 4:00 AM

Aurora School Board to hold special meeting Aug. 16

The Aurora Board of Education will hold a special meeting at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at the board office, 102 E. Garfield Road for the purpose of meeting in executive session to consider the compensation of a public employee.