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Prison for woman who fed toddler Xanax ELYRIA - A baby sitter who gave the anti-anxiety drug Xanax to a toddler before leaving to go shop and meet a friend at the movies has been sentenced to 22 years in prison for the child's death. Thirty-two-year-old Summer Shalodi apologized Thursday in a Lorai

DELAWARE GAZETTE - 2017-10-21 01:00:12

Acme Fresh Market launches OrderAcme.com

AKRON - Acme Fresh Market launched grocery delivery and grocery pickup services on Friday through a new website: OrderAcme.com. Grocery delivery is available to most zip codes where Acme Fresh Market operates stores. Grocery pickup is available at four Acme Fresh Market locations: Ellet (2420 Wedgew

RECORD-COURIER.COM - 2017-10-20 19:09:00

University of Akron police investigating bomb threat at Polsky Building

AKRON - University of Akron police are currently using specially training K-9s at the Polsky Building after a bomb threat was called in to the Physical Facilities Operations Center Friday morning. The threat was called in around 7:45 a.m. Police say they do not believe the threat to be credible. As

WKYC - 2017-10-20 13:29:26

Event: Free Speed Reading & Memorization Class - Akron

by IrisReading.com Akron, OH Akron, OH Start : 2017-10-26T14:00:00-04:00 End : 2017-10-26T15:00:00-04:00 Description This is a free online speed-reading...

EVENTBRITE.COM - 2017-10-20 05:08:49

Event: "Here to Hear Comedy Tour" With D.J. Demers

by Phonak 1901 Smucker Road, Orrville, OH 44667 Orrville, OH44667 Start : 2017-10-25T11:00:00-04:00 End : 2017-10-25T12:00:00-04:00 Description...

EVENTBRITE.COM - 2017-10-20 02:53:38

South Side News & Notes

Green seeking input on curbside leaf pickup GREEN - City of Green officials are requesting residents provide input on whether the city should add curbside leaf pickup to the existing trash collection contract in 2018. According to city officials, Kimble Cos., the city's trash aggregator, currently p

AKRON LEADER PUBLICATIONS - 2017-10-19 23:59:59

Communities set treating times, offer Halloween events

GREATER AKRON - Communities throughout the area have designated trick-or-treat times and planned other special events for Halloween. Residents planning to hand out candy are asked to leave on their porch lights during trick-or-treating. The following is a list of designated nights and times for tric

AKRON LEADER PUBLICATIONS - 2017-10-19 23:59:59

Strategic Welcome Plan to integrate new Americans unveiled

AKRON - Officials from the City of Akron and Summit County have released Phase I of their Strategic Welcome Plan. The document, a culmination of 16 months of work by city and county officials, along with Asian Services in Action (ASIA Inc.), Global Ties Akron and the International Institute of Akron

AKRON LEADER PUBLICATIONS - 2017-10-19 21:22:02

Foodbank sends 22,000 pounds of donated items to Texas

GREATER AKRON - The Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank, in partnership with Feeding America, the nation's network of 200 food banks across the country, began collecting items such as snacks, canned ready-to-eat foods with pull-tops and cleaning supplies for residents affected by huricanes Harvey and Ir

AKRON LEADER PUBLICATIONS - 2017-10-19 21:02:22

University of Akron receives $20 million gift, largest in its history

AKRON - The University of Akron has received a $20 million gift from the estate of a longtime community volunteer and philanthropist, making it the largest donation in the university's history. UA President Matthew Wilson made the announcement during the University of Akron Foundation's annual meet

WKYC - 2017-10-19 20:37:34

2017 Week 8 Preview: Akron at Toledo

Mary Langenfeld-USA TODAY Sports Before the season began, I did not foresee this game being so important for the MAC Championship race. Both schools have worked hard to be early leaders the Mid-American Conference. The Akron Zips (4-3, 3-0 MAC) look very good for a team with three losses already. Af

HUSTLEBELT.COM - 2017-10-19 20:00:02

Council appoints Jail Commission members

DOWNTOWN AKRON - Summit County Council appointed several members of the newly formed Summit County Jail Advisory Commission during the Oct. 16 meeting. Council unanimously passed a resolution appointing 10 members of the commission, several of whom were present at the meeting. The commission was cre

AKRON LEADER PUBLICATIONS - 2017-10-19 19:51:42

St. Sebastian teachers help Foodbank

DOWNTOWN AKRON - St. Sebastian Parish School staff recently participated in Operation Orange at the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank. During this 24-hour volunteer event, staff members sorted over 22,000 pounds of food and assisted with a variety of other projects. Pictured above, from left, are Marg

AKRON LEADER PUBLICATIONS - 2017-10-19 19:31:06

Community Legal Aid marks anniversary

DOWNTOWN AKRON - Almost 150 individuals gathered at Greystone Hall to celebrate Community Legal Aid's 65th anniversary recently, shown at right. "We work with our neighbors who are most in need - the homeless, victims of violence, children who need extra help in school, those with chronic illnesses

AKRON LEADER PUBLICATIONS - 2017-10-19 19:31:04

West Side News & Notes

Akron girls succumb to injuries from house fire AKRON - Two Akron girls seriously injured in an Oct. 12 house fire on Seward Avenue have died. According to a 911 call, a woman called the Akron Fire Department around 11:24 p.m. Oct. 12 saying she was awakened by a boom and looked out to see a house

AKRON LEADER PUBLICATIONS - 2017-10-19 19:31:02

Council decides on punishment for member

DOWNTOWN AKRON - Though Councilman Bob Hoch (D-Ward 6), who represents Ellet, wasn't present Oct. 16 for either afternoon committee meetings or the evening's regular meeting of Akron City Council, he was disciplined for recent behavior. "At our Sept. 11 City Council meeting, behavior unbecoming of a

AKRON LEADER PUBLICATIONS - 2017-10-19 19:30:58

Foundation awards grant to Soap Box Derby

SOUTH AKRON - The Burton D. Morgan Foundation awarded the third of four $50,000 grants to the International Soap Box Derby in celebration of its 50th anniversary. Soap Box Derby officials said the funds were used to replace a utility vehicle and a pickup truck with a new one, shown above; for groun

AKRON LEADER PUBLICATIONS - 2017-10-19 19:30:56

Stand Down event helps veterans

AKRON - The 12th annual Laura Dunlop Summit County Stand Down held Sept. 12 at Firestone Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 3383 served about 300 veterans by providing medical care, as well as a winter coat, boots, blankets, personal items and a haircut to veterans in need. The American Legion Pos

AKRON LEADER PUBLICATIONS - 2017-10-19 19:30:46

Rubber City Theatre staging Hamlet

WEST AKRON - "Hamlet" holds its own on local stages, and audiences still rush to watch productions of the William Shakespeare classic. The script has survived more than 400 years and yet still attracts audiences. Rubber City Theatre is staging "Hamlet" in its new location at 2207 Romig Road through

AKRON LEADER PUBLICATIONS - 2017-10-19 19:30:40

ADM Board recognizes Trailblazers

AKRON - The Summit County Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services (ADM) Board paid tribute to local trailblazers recently. In 2007, the ADM Services Board established the awards to honor five individuals who are recognized as being trailblazers and advocates in the mental health and addi

AKRON LEADER PUBLICATIONS - 2017-10-19 19:30:34

Communities set treating times, offer Halloween events

GREATER AKRON - Communities throughout the area have designated trick-or-treat times and planned other special events for Halloween. Residents planning to hand out candy are asked to leave on their porch lights during trick-or-treating. The following is a list of designated days and times for trick

AKRON LEADER PUBLICATIONS - 2017-10-19 19:30:33

Thanks, Betty! honoring Summit Artspace founder

DOWNTOWN AKRON - A new exhibit honoring the founder of the Artists of Rubber City, Summit Artspace and the Alliance for the Visual Arts will open at Summit Artspace Oct. 20. Thanks, Betty! This One's for You will honor the late Betty Taylor, of Akron, and showcase the work of area artists who knew

AKRON LEADER PUBLICATIONS - 2017-10-19 19:30:24

Tickets on sale for Sugar Plum holiday home tour

GREATER AKRON - Some of the area's finest historic and contemporary homes will open their doors for the 16th annual Sugar Plum Tour Dec. 3 from 1 to 5 p.m. The event is the signature fundraiser of the Gay Community Endowment Fund of Akron Community Foundation. Since 2001, thousands of tourgoers have

AKRON LEADER PUBLICATIONS - 2017-10-19 19:30:22

EF's Ohio hs football Fab 5 Rankings and poll comparisons

Our weekly take on who we think the top teams in Ohio are and who others do. Enjoy as we highlight and compare the MaxPreps computer rankings, the AP poll and Drew Pastuer's Fantastic 50 poll against our own opinion. Heading into Week 9... 1. St. Xavier (Cincinnati) - 8-0 MaxPreps: 1 AP: 1 Fantas

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Lions spike N-W; LHS, Newfane harriers sweep

SANBORN - On Monday, head coach Kim Lockie's Lady Lions posted their biggest win of the season, defeating the previously-undefeated Lady Falcons in four sets, 3-1. LHS lost the first set 24-26 after being up, 24-22. "We couldn't find a way to finish. Wheatfield rallied back to win with big blocks an

LOCKPORT UNION-SUN

Akron man survives hurricane, returns home thanks to Kenny Chesney

AKRON - An Akron man rode out Hurricane Maria in a radio shack and was rescued from St. John Island thanks to country singer Kenny Chesney, but he wants you to remember the stories of those still suffering in the Caribbean. Communication is key during disasters. George Riedel knows that well. The re

WKYC

Akron and Summit County team up with nonprofits to boost immigration

Akron has seen its population plummet in recent decades, from a high of more than 290,000 residents in 1960 to fewer than 200,000 today. But the city has an idea to turn that trend around. It's not a new idea. It's actually one that helped the city grow in the first place: attracting new immigrants.

CRAIN'S CLEVELAND BUSINESS

Akron woman discusses life after being shot by boyfriend

AKRON - At 19 years old, Ayauna Bush was forced to learn how to live her life in a world that she can no longer see. The Akron woman was blinded in 2016, when the man she called her boyfriend shot her in the head, face and neck and left her in a secluded area in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park to

WKYC

Summa's St. Thomas Hospital remains closed as crews clean up after fire

Cleanup to Summa Health System's St. Thomas Hospital in Akron - which remains closed after a fire in a storage area of the basement on the morning of Friday, Oct. 13 - is expected to take all week, according to a hospital officials. Summa released a statement on Monday, Oct. 16, with an update on cl

CRAIN'S CLEVELAND BUSINESS

Akron's Boo at the Zoo offers family-friendly Halloween fun

AKRON - Would the little ones in your life like to test-drive that beloved Halloween costume and score some sweet treats before the big day? Boo at the Zoo gives them just that chance. Kicking off this weekend at the Akron Zoo, the non-scary celebration features family-friendly Halloween fun, right

WKYC

2 girls die after being found in burning home

Akron - Akron Mayor Dan Horrigan released a statement Saturday saying that he, the Akron Fire Department and the entire community are profoundly saddened by the deaths of two girls following a house fire Thursday evening on Seward Avenue. Both children had been in critical condition at Akron Childre

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