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Apology ordered in church break-ins
Jun 28, 2017 4:00 AM

Apology ordered in church break-ins

A Cuyahoga County man must write letters of apology as part of his sentence for breaking into two Portage County churches last year. Antwuan J. Harris Jr.

By Dave O'brien Staff Writer
Senate delays health-care vote
Jun 28, 2017 4:00 AM

Senate delays health-care vote

WASHINGTON -- Just hours after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced he would delay a planned vote on the Senate revamp of Obamacare, Sen. Rob Portman had an announcement of his own: He opposes the Senate bill in its current form.

By Jessica Wehrman And Jack Torry Gatehouse Ohio Media
Marquee under repair
Jun 28, 2017 4:00 AM

Marquee under repair

Months after being damaged by high winds a March storm, the marquee outside the Kent Stage on East Main Street is undergoing repairs and updates. "It took well over a month for the insurance to get it sorted out," said Tom Simpson, co-owner of The Kent Stage.

By Kelly Maile Staff Writer
Jun 28, 2017 4:00 AM

Mantua man jailed in OD case

A Mantua Township man wanted in connection with the fatal drug overdose in April of a young woman at a Streetsboro is behind bars in Portage County, facing felony charges. Dylan J. Briscar, 23, with a last known address of 12915 S.R.

By Dave O'brien Staff Writer
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Jun 28, 2017 4:00 AM

Crime Reports

AURORA Kristapher O. Conner, 23, of East Cleveland, was arrested June 24 and charged with receiving stolen property, a fourth-degree felony, possession of marijuana, a minor misdemeanor, and no driver's license, an unclassified misdemeanor.

Jun 28, 2017 4:00 AM

Newton Falls Road to be closed today

Newton Falls Road in Ravenna Township will be closed for one day today. The road will be closed between Peck and Hanna roads for a culvert replacement at 5200 Newton Falls Road.

Jun 28, 2017 4:00 AM

Ravenna board meets Thursday

The Ravenna Board of Education will hold a special meeting at 3 p.m. Thursday at the board office, 507 E. Main St. The purpose of the meeting is to approve a contract for property, fleet and liability insurance for the district.

Jun 28, 2017 4:00 AM

GOP: Freeze Medicaid in state budget

Republican state lawmakers want to freeze Medicaid expansion enrollment starting in July 2018, potentially cutting off health-care coverage for hundreds of thousands of low-income adults and likely setting up a veto showdown with Gov. John Kasich.

By Jim Siegel Gatehouse Ohio Media
Accused sexual abuser was former daycare worker
Jun 28, 2017 4:00 AM

Accused sexual abuser was former daycare worker

A Randolph man charged with sexually assaulting a teenage boy is a former worker at at least two area child care centers, his former employers confirmed this week. Archie R.

By Dave O'brien Staff Writer
Accidental shooting gets patriotic punishment
Jun 28, 2017 4:00 AM

Accidental shooting gets patriotic punishment

CANTON -- Merle Webb spent Thanksgiving and Christmas unable to eat normally after a stray bullet lodged in his jaw while he was mowing his lawn. On Monday, Webb faced the two teenagers who accidentally shot him last year.

By Alison Matas Gatehouse Ohio Media
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Ravenna stabbing suspect held
Jun 28, 2017 4:00 AM

Ravenna stabbing suspect held

A neighboring Portage County police department on Monday arrested a man wanted by Ravenna police for a stabbing earlier this month. Anthony D.

By Dave O'brien Staff Writer
Jun 28, 2017 4:00 AM

Crestwood board meets Thursday

The Crestwood Board of Education will hold a special meeting at 9 a.m. Thursday at the Intermediate School Building, 11260 Bowen Road, Mantua. The purpose of the meeting will be for approval of matters relating to fiscal year end and fiscal year beginning data.

Jun 28, 2017 4:00 AM

Crime Reports

MANTUA TOWNSHIP Tyler M. Tibbs, 24, of 3218 S.R. 82, was arrested June 24 and charged with two counts of breaking and entering, both fifth-degree felonies, and one count of attempted breaking and entering, a first-degree misdemeanor.

Jun 28, 2017 4:00 AM

1-car traffic crash kills Stow man

A 60-year-old Stow man died Tuesday morning in a one-car crash on Stow Road, city police said. Stow police Lt. Anne Stirm said the man -- whose name was not released, pending notification of his family -- was northbound in a Chevrolet Cruze when, at 8:31 a.m.

By Dave O'brien Staff Writer
Man killed in Stow crash
Jun 27, 2017 2:42 PM

Man killed in Stow crash

A 60-year-old Stow man died Monday morning in a one-car crash on Stow Road, city police said.

Portage County weather forecast
Jun 27, 2017 11:18 AM

Portage County weather forecast

Cool air will sound the retreat in the Northeast tomorrow as pleasant conditions continue to grace the Southeast. A storm system will trigger violent thunderstorms from Wisconsin to Kansas that could produce damaging wind gusts, large hail and a few tornadoes.

Suspect in Ravenna stabbing arrested
Jun 27, 2017 9:53 AM

Suspect in Ravenna stabbing arrested

A man wanted by Ravenna police for a stabbing earlier this month was arrested Monday by Streetsboro police.Anthony D.

By Dave O'brien, Staff Writer
Jun 27, 2017 9:38 AM

UPDATE: Stow Road now open after crash

Stow Road is now open after Stow police cleared up the scene of a crash betwene Call Road and Norton Road. Officers closed the road at approximately 9 a.m. following a crash, and the road was reopened at approximately 10 a.m.

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Jun 27, 2017 9:06 AM

Water issues on David Drive, Diane Ave. in Streetsboro

Residents of the area of David Drive and Diane Avenue in Streetsboro may experience discolored water this morning, as the Streetsboro Service Department is performing work on a pressure valve in the area.

Rootstown to build at its current site
Jun 27, 2017 4:00 AM

Rootstown to build at its current site

The Rootstown Board of Education decided Monday to stay on its existing campus. The board unanimously approved a "resolution of necessity," the first step toward seeking a combination 3.95-mill bond issue and 0.5 percent income tax for the K-12 school on the Nov.

By Diane Smith Staff Writer