Apple Creek, OH

Man critically injured in fireworks incident at Ashland County Airport

ASHLAND, Ohio (WOIO) - The State Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating a fireworks incident that left a man with critical injuries. An office spokesperson said it took place Saturday at the Ashland County Airport. The spokesperson did not provide exact details of what happened but confirmed crews were on...
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Akron police locate car possibly involved in deadly double shooting

AKRON, Ohio (WOIO) - Akron police on Sunday said detectives have located a car possibly involved in deadly shooting of a 4-year-old girl and 40-year-old man. According to police, shots were fired at a party on July 8 on Boulevard Street, killing Journei Tolbert, 4, and Johnny L. Gaiter, 40.
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Landmarks in The Land: Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens

AKRON, Ohio — For those looking for a place to roam, stretch their legs, stop and smell the roses, or marvel at an architectural work of art, Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens in Akron likely has a little bit of everything. Construction on the 64,500-square-foot home began in 1912...
Cleveland Jewish News

Chipotle coming to Norton

Chipotle Mexican Grill, a fast-casual build-your-own Mexican restaurant, will open a location at 4169 S. Cleveland Massillon Road in Norton. With a projected August opening, the 2,325-square-foot location is hiring team members. Richard Edelman, president/principal of Goodman Real Estate Service Group LLC, represented the restaurant in the transaction.
Mount Vernon News

Camping activities to enjoy in Mohican

Everyone has different ideas about what a family camping adventure involves. Some people enjoy primitive camping and hiking through forests or kayaking along rivers. Others prefer the relative luxury of RV camping and a good selection of family-friendly activities. Mohican Adventures, adjacent to the Mohican State Forest, offers more activities than any other resort in the Mohican area.

6,000 chicken halves for 65th KVFD barbecue

For the 65th year, Kidron Volunteer Fire Department has its chicken barbecue. Drive-thru chicken only available at Central Christian School beginning at 3:30 p.m. Aug. 2. Chicken meals served beginning at 4:30 p.m. at Kidron Park. DGKN staff report. KIDRON It’s been a big year for the volunteer fire department...

Porcupine Training Tales: Becoming an Akron Zoo Animal Ambassador

Mirabel is the Akron Zoo’s newest animal ambassador, which means she will go out on programs to schools, libraries and other community locations. When the one-year-old prehensile-tailed porcupine moved to the Akron Zoo, she began training in order to prepare her for these programs. This meant that Mirabel had to get used to the travel kennel she would use to go to and from programs, learn to be comfortable in front of crowds, and more.

Under the big tops in Zoar: Yenke Peddler antiques

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- The historic village of Zoar welcomes its annual outdoor festival, The Antiques and Artisans Show, this weekend. The fun runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. This is one of the best shows featuring Americana as its primary appeal....
Akron Leader Publications

Copley 18-year-old designs MLB cleats

COPLEY — As they tuned into this year’s Major League Baseball (MLB) All Star Game July 19, one Copley family was paying close attention to a specific part of players’ uniforms — their cleats. Copley High School graduate Zach Heckendorn, 18, of Copley, was commissioned by...

Local Flavor: Fred's Diner a step back in time with delicious grub

After living in Akron for 24 years, my husband, Steve, and I can't believe it took us this long to visit the Akron institution that is Fred's Diner. Eating at the 33-year-old North Hill eatery is like stepping back in time into a 1950s-style diner, dominated by an orange-topped lunch counter with turquoise seats. The turquoise wall behind is decorated with vintage signs including Coke, Pepsi, Royal Crown and Akron Sealtest milk.

SUN AUG 28 ‑ Natural Discoveries Hiking Series: Sounds of Summer ‑ Letha House Lodge (West)

Letha House Park West 5800 Richman Road Spencer, OH 44275. Sunday, August 28 ‑ Natural Discoveries Hiking Series: Sounds of Summer ‑ Letha House Lodge (West) ‑ 3 to 4 p.m. Summer wouldn’t be summer without hearing the amazing sounds of insects. Learn about which insects are producing these sounds and how they produce them. Natural Discoveries is an award‑based series of free nature programs designed for ages seven to adult. No registration is required. Free.