Monday, 15 July 2019 01:06

AIR QUALITY ADVISORY in effect for much of NEO

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The National Weather Service has issued an "Air Quality Alert" for the following Counties in Northeast Ohio: AshtabulaCuyahogaGeaugaLakeLorainMedinaPortageSummitThe advisory is in effect until 11:59 PM EDT Monday July 15th.From the NWS: "Air quality levels will be unhealthy for sensitive groups during this period. If you are in the sensitive groups category of children, the elderly and those with breathing difficulties, please monitor your outdoor activity and check air quality readings at airnow.gov. Additionally, sign-up at enviroflash.info…
Thursday, 11 July 2019 00:30

Olde Canal Days Festival in Canal Fulton starts Today!

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It's that time of year again!  Those sleepy little towns along the Ohio & Erie Canalway start to wake up and celebrate their history and what makes them unique with "The Olde Canal Days" Festivals.  I grew up going to the one in Roscoe Village in Coshocton County, where my mom is from and where we lived for a few years as a kid, but of course the one in my adopted hometown of Canal Fulton is a…
Wednesday, 10 July 2019 01:43

Michigan-based Beaumont Health to acquire Summa Health

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It was announced on Tuesday that Michigan-based Beaumont Health and Akron's Summa Health have signed a "Letter of Intent" to bring the two healthcare systems together under Beaumont Health. Summa employs nearly 7000 Ohioans and officials say that local leadership will continue as this arrangement is expected to help with expansion and growth, as well as to better serve patients in both states.  You can Get The Full Story Here  .   (Courtesy FOX 8 Cleveland)…
Tuesday, 09 July 2019 00:20

ICYMI: No Sales Tax on Glasses/Contacts for Ohioans

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With Back to School shopping on the horizon, saving money is always helpful and those big ticket purchases like Glasses and/or Contact lenses can be a very expensive necessity, so this should help a little.  As of July 1st of this year, the State Of Ohio has added prescription Glasses and Contact Lenses to a list of items that are exempt from Sales Tax that includes Hearing Aids, Prescription Drugs, and other medical supplies, and…
Monday, 08 July 2019 00:47

You may want to call ahead...

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This year instead of loading everyone up in the car for a long road trip to the beach or some other far-away destination, we decided to explore some closer to home destinations along the North Coast.  Port Clinton and Put-In-Bay are on our list of stops, so when I saw this story on the news Sunday evening, I decided to share it with you and offer a friendly reminder that if you are planning to…
Beginning next week, Summit County residents that are in danger of losing their home to foreclosure and qualify, may be able to receive some assistance in learning how to save their home. "Summit County Save Your Home" is a partnership between the Summit County Court of Common Pleas, the Akron-Summit County Library, and Community Legal Aid. For more of the story and the details on the program you can CLICK HERE   (Courtesy News 5 Cleveland, WEWS-TV…
Thursday, 04 July 2019 00:09

LIST: Where to watch Fireworks in NEO this 4th of July

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Thanks to the folks from NorthEastOhioFamilyFun.com for putting together this great compilation of places in NEO to watch Independence Day Firework Displays!! Keep in mind that these events and times are always Weather Permitting, but you can find displays in your area when you CLICK HERE!
Monday, 01 July 2019 01:58

Tips to stay safe during extreme heat this Summer

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Summer has finally arrived and with it have been some very high temps that can cause some serious health issues that put us, and those we love, at risk for heat related illness or death. Officials for the City of Cleveland have released some Tips to help you and those you care about to stay safe during Summers' extreme temps and the folks at Fox 8 Cleveland have the list and some other helpful links…
Thursday, 27 June 2019 01:57

Bring those white sneakers back to life for Summer!

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So I have accumulated a pretty good collection of sneakers in the last decade, and while I wear some more than others, keeping your kicks clean can be a challenge no matter what color they are.  Which is why, while I really like the way they look, I very rarely buy a pair of mainly, or all, white sneakers.  Well, until about two weeks ago I don't think I had ANY all white sneakers, but the…
For the second year in a row, the Summit County Prosecutor and the ride sharing app, Lyft, will team up to provide a safe, FREE ride home to folks that need one over the Independence Day Holiday with the "Arrive Alive" Program.   The service will be available to users of the app from 6PM on July 3rd until 6AM on July 5th of this year and was used by nearly 200 Summit County residents in 2018. To take advantage…
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