Two years ago, New Franklin resident John Conley and his family rescued a dog. Today, that dog is helping to rescue others.
The pre-trial proceedings for the two suspects in the murder of New Franklin resident Jim and Margaret "Peg" Schobert continued this week. Shawn Ford appeared before Summit County Common Pleas Judge Tom Parker on Tuesday, while a court appearance for Jamall Vaughn was postponed.
Six area fire departments gathered over the weekend to participate in an increasingly rare training exercise – a live burn of a house.
Authorties discovered three labs in New Franklin and Green over the weekend.
In February, 13-year-old Marissa Miracle, known best to those who love her as “Mitt”, died in her home following what friends and family say was a “tragic accident.” While her time on earth was short, the impact that Marissa had was great. She touched lives, changed lives and left a legacy that is still changing her entire community.
Manchester is off to its best start on the diamond during six-year head coach Derrick Mauger's tenure. The Panthers have compiled an 8-4 record as they nearing the mid-way mark of the season.
Shawn E. Ford Jr., 18, of Akron, appeared by video for his arraignment Wednesday afternoon before Barberton Municipal Court Judge Christine Croce and entered a technical not guilty plea. Ford was represented by Akron attorney Jonathan Sinn.
Last week, in this space, you read about the passing of Ethel Stokes, the longtime Manchester kindergarten teacher who nurtured the souls of two generations of students — more than 2,400 — in a 30-year career. Everybody in the community knew her, and loved her. She was a hero, to be sure.
But there are all kinds of heroes.
It has been a great ride the last two seasons for the Lady Panthers softball program as they have won back-to-back PAC-7 titles in impressive fashion.
The Manchester Local Schools Board of Education is looking for a new board member now that LeAnn Nichols has stepped down.
A $2 million bond was set today for the 18-year-old Akron man accused of murdering a New Franklin couple with a sledgehammer.
Shawn Eric Ford Jr., an 18-year-old Akron man, was charged Thursday in the murders of New Franklin couple Jeffrey and Margaret Schobert.
Local reaction on social media to the slaying of Portage Lakes attorney Jeffrey Schobert and his wife, Margaret, and the stabbing of their 18-year-old daughter Chelsea, a student at Archbishop Hoban High School in Akron:
Arch Bishop Hoban will hold vigil at 3 p.m. today in memory of New Franklin couple found dead Tuesday.
To most, “Beauty and the Beast” is love story filled with colorful characters and memorable music. At the heart of the production, however, is a theme of reaching beyond preconceived notions and stepping outside of one's comfort zone.
For much of the cast of Manchester High School's spring musical production of “Beauty and the Beast,” the latter component could not be closer to real life.
Manchester saw its tournament run come to a close after falling to St. Thomas Aquinas 48-44 at the Salem Division III high school basketball district finals at Harry Cabas Gymnasium.
Being a member of an Academic Challenge team may not be as direct a route to post-education success as other high school activities. But some, it would seem, are simply born to it.
Manchester head coach Tucker Pappas saw his youthful squad grow by leaps and bounds this season as it was just one step away from a regional appearance. The Panthers’ hopes were dashed after falling to Norton 55-40 at the girls Division II district title game.