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    My Town: Pumpkin Palooza at Akron Zoo

    AKRON, Ohio — The Akron Zoo is hosting an enrichment day featuring a favorite fall treat. Pumpkin Palooza will he held Saturday, November 1, from 11:15 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. at the zoo. Leftover pumpkins from the annual Boo at the Zoo event are used during Pumpkin Palooza. During the day’s enrichment activities, which stimulate animals’ natural behaviors, animals will be given pumpkins to smash, eat and play with. Animals participating in Pumpkin Palooza include the penguins, lemurs, snow leopard […]

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    My Town: Akron Zoo hosts ‘Boo at the Zoo’

    AKRON, Ohio — The Akron Zoo is hosting its annual Halloween celebration again this year. Boo at the Zoo will be held October 25 and 26 from 11:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. For those with presale tickets, doors will open at 11 a.m. The event provides a safe, non-scary alternative to trick-or-treating. Kids are encouraged to wear costumes and can trick-or-treat at 12 different themed stations. Tickets are $11 for trick-or-treaters and $8 for observers. Akron Zoo members are $2 […]

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    My Town: Halloween Comic Fest

    CLEVELAND — A local comic book shop is hosting its annual Halloween celebration. The 3rd Annual Halloween Comic Fest will be held Saturday, October 25, at the Carol and John’s Comic Shop from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Kids and their families are encouraged to wear their best costumes. Free comics, candy and photography services will be available during the fest. More than 19 comic books were created for Halloween Comic Fest, and all those in costume will receive free […]

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    My Town: Black Cat Ball

    MENTOR, Ohio — The Lake Humane Society is hosting its annual Black Cat Ball this weekend. The 6th Annual Black Cat Ball and Silent Auction will be held Saturday, October 25, at the LaMalfa Center. Tickets to the event are $75 per person and include a dinner buffet, an open bar and a chance to win $2,500. Guests who purchase a full table of 10 people will also receive a group discount. This year’s ball will feature live entertainment, prize […]

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    My Town: TEDxUrsuline College

    CLEVELAND — A local college is hosting an independent TED talk event. The TEDxUrsuline College event will be held Friday, October 17, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Museum of Contemporary Art. Tickets are $100 per person, and registration and a continental breakfast will be held at 8:30 a.m. TED talks address a range of relevant topics while engaging the local community hosting each event. Speakers include Mark Barnes, William Barr, Anne Murphy Brown, Melissa Celko-Kozmon, Harlan Cohen, […]

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    My Town: Zombie Walk for Charity

    CLEVELAND — The community is invited to a Halloween-inspired walk to benefit a local charity. The Zombie Walk for Charity will be held Saturday, November 1, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the 5th Street Arcades. All proceeds from the walk benefit the Creative Journey Programs at Different Things Gallery. Each lap is worth a 25 cent pledge. Participating “zombies” must be at least 16 or accompanied by an adult. Registration is required to participate. To register for the […]

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    My Town: Bridges of Hope Teen Summit

    EAST CLEVELAND, Ohio — The Northern Ohio Recovery Association and the East Cleveland Bridges of Hope Coalition are hosting their Annual Teen Summit. The Annual Teen Summit and Underage Drinking Town Hall Meeting will be held at Shaw High School Saturday, October 11. The summit will be held from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., and the meeting is scheduled to follow at 1 p.m. Both events are free and open to the public. The summit is designed to cater to […]

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    My Town: Free kidney health screening

    SHAKER HEIGHTS, Ohio — The National Kidney Foundation is offering free screenings as part of a special program. Kidney screenings will be offered through the KEEP Healthy Program Tuesday, November 11, from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Shaker Launchhouse. Participants will be required to answer a brief health-risk survey prior to the screening and have their blood pressure, weight and height taken. The screenings will be conducted using ACR tests which identify protein in urine–an indicator of kidney […]

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    My Town: Harvest Festival at Seville Library

    MEDINA COUNTY, Ohio — An annual festival to celebrate the fall season is returning to Medina County. The 6th annual Harvest Festival will be held Saturday, October 18, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Seville Library. This year’s festival will host live music and entertainment, Irish Dancing, animals from the Spring Mist Farms Petting Zoo, crafts and activities, balloon art and games. Also returning this year is the Pumpkin Pie Contest. The festival is free and open to the […]

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    My Town: Cleveland Metroparks Boo at the Zoo

    CLEVELAND — The Cleveland Metroparks Zoo is hosting its annual Boo at the Zoo event for kids and their families. The 25th annual Boo at the Zoo will be held October 16 through 19 and 23 through 26 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Boo at the Zoo is designed to be a fun, non-scary Halloween celebration for younger trick-or-treaters. This year’s Boo at the Zoo will feature a glow-in-the-dark dance show and special appearances by popular superheroes and princesses. […]

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    Found: Police locate missing 12-year-old girl

    CLEVELAND — Authorities say they’ve safely located a child reported missing in Cleveland Tuesday afternoon. Cleveland police say Angeleka Smith, 12, left home at 4:30 p.m. to catch a bus to an education program. Smith never boarded the bus. Smith was a described as a black female, 4’11” and 89 lbs. with brown hair and brown eyes.  

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    My Town: Chatham Apple Butter Festival

    CHATHAM TOWNSHIP, Ohio — Medina County is celebrating one of its festivals dedicated to the fall season. The 46th Annual Chatham Apple Butter Festival on Saturday, October 11, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday, October 12, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The festival will be held in Chatham V.F.W. Hall and Pavilion located at 6299 Avon Lake Road. The festival is free and open to the public. This year’s festival will feature homemade chili, soups, baked goods […]