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Posted Jun 16, 2016 at 11:01 AM

In light of the recent tragic mass nightclub massacre in Orlando, a recent mock hostage/shooting scenario at Green Intermediate school during the Sheriff's Summer Camp was both timely and appropriate. Members of the Summit County SWAT team practiced the hostage/shooting scenario using students from camp, with Green Intermediate being a full-sized stage. On June 10, students were transported to the school after a...

Updated Jun 16, 2016 at 10:20 AM

SPRINGFIELD TWP.  Trustees held a special meeting June 9 at 5 p.m. for the purpose of appointing an interim police chief for the township and to handle other matters. Following an executive session, Trustee...

Posted Jun 10, 2016 at 6:07 AM

HARTVILLE  A 10-percent pay raise for supervisors in the Hartville Police Department is being described by police and village officials as an effort to both retain and attracting experienced police officers. "It was...

Updated Jun 8, 2016 at 11:19 AM

SPRINGFIELD  The Springfield Township Board of Trustees accepted the resignation of Police Chief John Smith during a special meeting on June 2. Smith, 56, read his letter of resignation which was effective...

Updated Jun 1, 2016 at 2:12 PM

NEW FRANKLIN Following an accidental fire May 26 that left one employee with minor burns on his hand and the business temporarily closed, Van’s Tires and Service, at 5650 Manchester Road, could be back open within...

Updated May 18, 2016 at 1:20 PM

Two dogs, a cat and several baby chickens were killed in the blaze. See video of the fire.

Updated May 3, 2016 at 3:09 PM

GREEN  Diane A. Calta is the city’s new full-time law director following city council’s formal approval April 26. Calta is an associate with Walter Haverfield and a member of its Public Law Group, along...

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