Towpath marathonThe Towpath Marathon in the Cuyahoga Valley National Recreation Area has been postponed to November due to the government shutdown.

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The 2013 Towpath Marathon has been rescheduled for November due to the ongoing government shutdown. (WKYC Channel 3) (WEWS Channel 5)

In the wake of allegations of children being sexually abused by a former staff member, there were fewer kids than normal checking in Monday at ABC Kidz Child Care on North Abbe Road in Elyria. (Elyria Chronicle-Telegram)

A 40-year-old woman reported a road rage incident today in Wadsworth that involved a man claiming to be a police officer. (Akron Beacon Journal)

Area crime news:

The cause of a Boardman restaurant fire is under investigation this morning. (Youngstown Vindicator)

A driver crashed into The Sanctuary church on 13th Street NW in Akron just after 7:30 a.m. today, then ran from the car, leaving an injured passenger in the front passenger seat. (WEWS Channel 5)

Akron police are looking for the man who robbed a Dollar General store on Brittain Road at gunpoint. (WOIO Channel 19)

Local news – east:

Six Ashtabula County libraries are now part of the 44-library CLEVNET consortium throughout Northeast Ohio, offering patrons access to more than 10 million items. (Ashtabula Star Beacon)

The Willoughby-Eastlake school board approved the five-year strategic plan and the five-year forecast at its Monday night meeting. (News-Herald)

The faces of approximately 60 people were illuminated by bright candles honoring both the survivors of domestic violence and those who lost their lives to it during Someplace Safe’s 19th annual Unity Day at the Courthouse Square Gazebo in Warren. (Warren Tribune Chronicle)

Local news – west:

City and state officials could take action to enforce cleanup of the former National Stove Works site in Lorain. (Lorain Morning Journal)

The Ohio Library Council will hold its annual convention today through Friday at the Kalahari resort in Sandusky, and while they’ll be busy holding workshops on current issues, they’ll also have time to visit local libraries. (Sandusky Register)

Akron-Canton news:

Some smaller communities in Stark County are in conversations about building hotels, in part to address demand from the oil and gas industry but also to increase tourism. (Canton Repository)

A significant redo of Cascade Plaza, a key downtown Akron plaza, will require the precision of a surgeon. (Akron Beacon Journal)

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