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Seven OVI checkpoints Friday night

There will be seven OVI checkpoints setup across Summit and Stark counties Friday night.  The highway patrol will perform the checkpoints at the following locations.

Akron:
750 S. Main Street

Canton:
1701 Mahoning Avenue

Springfield Township:
1020 Canton Road

Alliance:
Beeson Street
West Main Street and
South Mahoning Avenue

The highway patrol asks that motorists who plan to drink should designate a driver or make travel arrangements.

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ENDORSEMENT: YES ON ISSUE 12

Being safe should be the number one priority for Summit County voters. Issue 12 does just that, keeps residents safe by properly funding key safety aspects within the county. The proposed property tax will improve the public radio communications system by replacing the outdated system and upgrade the 911 dispatch systems. This issue will also add sheriff deputies and make repairs to the Summit County jail and help complete necessary repairs to public buildings.

The issue is only temporary and will sunset after 10 years with 92.5 percent of the revenue funding public safety, criminal justice and capital needs. The tax equates to a quarter for every $100 spent and is not paid on items such as food and medicine. This additional sales tax will cost the average Summit County taxpayer $3 per month.

Voters should support this issue as Summit County already operates with the lowest percent of sales tax in Ohio and will remain among Ohio’s lowest if the tax is approved. These upgrades are essential and are money well spent. The tax is fair as every person purchasing an item in the county will pay the tax on an item as this tax is not on property or income.

The removal of the arena for the University of Akron has made this issue much friendlier to voters. Many voters were strongly against the idea of the issue funding safety upgrades and a new arena. Safety should be the number one concern and the county has figured out recreation comes after safety.

We recommend a YES vote on Issue 12 November 4.

Opinions on this page do not reflect any specific writer. These are the opinions of several writers who worked together on these endorsements. 

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Weather Forecast 10-15-14

The winds will die down by morning and there will just be a small shower chance during the whole day. Temperatures will be seasonably comfortable, but much cooler than today with a high temperature of 64 degrees. Overall skies will remain mainly cloudy with a few peaks of sun in the afternoon.

Wednesday night continues the slight shower chance with temperatures falling back to 52 degrees.

Thursday we will still be under the western influence of this large low pressure area and it will drag a few showers through, but again there won’t be much rain and many will stay dry. Highs warm into the lower 60’s.

Friday is the best day of the week. Expect a high in the upper 50’s and mostly sunny skies as a brief area of high pressure visits Northeast Ohio.

A cold front drops in for the weekend and this will chill temperatures into the lower 50’s for both days. Saturday has a decent chance for scattered rain showers.

 

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POSTON: Browns dominate Steelers in 31-10 win

Eric Poston

Eric Poston

How good does a win against the Pittsburgh Steelers feel? Beating the Steelers is like going to the Super Bowl for the Browns. Not only did the Browns win, they dominated, winning 31-10 on Sunday in Cleveland.

A rivalry that may have been dead the last few years may just come back to life. This win proved the Browns are not the same old team from the past. Improvement could be seen on all sides of the ball and fans have a reason to be pleased.

Prior to this game, many knew the Browns had many key injuries and the odds of winning seemed slim. This game didn’t come down to the final seconds and fans really never had to sit on the edge of their seat.

The offense may have struggled early as at the end of the first quarter, the offense had minus-8 yards of offense. Thankfully this struggle was short-lived and the offense really came alive and never let up.

Jordan Cameron deserves a lot of credit. He has really stepped up and is making big plays as he caught a 51-yard pass for a touchdown on a third down play. He also caught a 42-yard pass to setup a five-yard touchdown run by Isiah Crowell.

Establishing a running game has not really happened for the Browns this season. Crowell managed to find gaps in the defense on Sunday and pick up some yardage. Crowell finished with 11 rushes for 77 yards. Ben Tate also had a good game with 25 rushes for 78 yards.

Quarterback Brian Hoyer may have had one of his best performances finishing 8 of 17 for 217 yards. Hoyer managed to make big plays and connect with receivers at critical points. He is really starting to prove he is the starting quarterback and should continue leading the offense as he is now 5-2 in games he has played all four quarters.

This win over the Steelers was a total team effort. The Browns got the job done on all sides of the ball and it showed on the scoreboard at the end of the game. The defense made big plays limiting the Steelers to only one touchdown and the touchdown did not happen until late in the fourth quarter. The special teams made big plays and did not turn the ball over, which is huge.

The record stands at 3-2 and most would say easier times are ahead for at least the next few weeks. Jacksonville, Oakland and Tampa Bay are the next three opponents and if the Browns can play anything like they did against the Steelers, these games will be easy wins.

Could a 6-2 Browns team could be in the making in three weeks? Sure seems possible at this point considering the Browns have not lost a game by more than three points.

There is no point in worrying about the future of the season as fans should enjoy this win and finally feel really good about the Cleveland Browns moving forward.
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Eric Poston is a reporter and columnist for Poston News. Email him eric@postonnews.com

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Boston Mills Road Closure planned

Summit County Engineer, would like to alert residents and motorists of a three day closure of Boston Mills Road, just east of the I-271 Overpass, located in Boston Township.

The road will be closed starting Tuesday, October 14th.Motorists should anticipate using detour routes. The closure is necessary for a crossover pipereplacement. The official detour will go from Boston Mills Road to Riverview Road to State Route 303 to Olde Eight. Detour routes will be posted.

All work is subject to inclement weather.For updates on this project and others throughout the county, please see the Summit CountyEngineer’s website at: http://summitengineer.net

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Weather Forecast 10-11-14

Temps rise through the 40’s during the morning and they will rise into the middle 50’s for the afternoon with mostly sunny skies for the northern portion of the area, especially north of Canton. More clouds than sun may still persist south were a stationary front is closer.

Saturday night sees temps drop a ton! Expect lows to be in the low to mid 30’s in spots, so a widespread frost looks likely across most of Northeast Ohio with clear skies present. There could be a few rural areas near Wayne and Richland that see temps below 32 degrees; that’s a freeze folks.

A cold start for Browns tailgaters will not last all Sunday. Temperatures will warm up into the 60’s for the afternoon with sunny skies in the morning giving way to mostly cloudy skies by the evening.

Sunday night sees some scattered rain showers around, but lows will be much more mild; expect temps to only fall into the upper 50’s.

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Weather Forecast 10-9-14

It will be a pleasantly cool day with a mix of sun and clouds but highs will only reach the upper 50s. We’ll start out chilly with temperatures in the low 40s but temperatures will quickly get to the 50s and then level off. The system that looked like it would bring rain to the area now looks to remain generally South. The extreme southern portions of our area may see a little more cloud cover through the day and perhaps a few rain showers during the late afternoon hours.

Overnight, partly cloudy skies will remain in place as lows drop to around 40. Areas outside of town will likely once again drop into the middle and upper 30s with frost possible.

Friday will be a little cooler with highs in the middle 50s and the chance for a few showers across the area. Most areas look to get through the day without seeing any rain. Best chance for a few showers will be from Mansfield to Canton and points South. An area of low pressure will move through Friday evening, which looks to bring rain to much of the area overnight. Most football games look to get through dry but some may be dodging rain before the end of the game.

Weekend

Models cannot make up their mind from the weekend and next week. Here’s the latest: mainly cloudy for Saturday with cool highs in the middle 50s. Mostly cloudy for Sunday with scattered showers later in the day and overnight. We’ll be warmer as a warm front comes through Sunday night with highs in the lower 60s. Lows on Sunday will occur early in the lower to middle 50s before rising as a warm front moves through.

Next Week

The good news is that we do warm up heading into the first half of next week. The bad news: we won’t get to enjoy it. Monday looks to be a changeable day with scattered showers and mainly cloudy skies. Models differ as a cold front comes through the area Tuesday. Monday night looks to be rainy and stormy as a line of showers approaches from the west by daybreak.

A strong cold front and low pressure system will move through the Great Lakes on Tuesday. This will bring showers and storms to the area. Warm air will ride northward ahead of the cold front with much cooler air behind it. Highs look to reach the middle to upper 60s by mid-afternoon before falling into the middle 50s by evening. Wednesday brings scattered showers in the morning with a drying trend for the afternoon. By late week, temperatures look to rise gradually according to both major operational models but by how much remains a big question. High pressure over the Southeast United States will allow warmer air to get into the region but another storm system is brewing in the central plains by the end of the week and that could bring sweeping changes to the eastern half of the country by the weekend.