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  • Agents raid suspected meth lab in North Jackson

    Agents raid suspected meth lab in North Jackson

    Friday, April 25 2014 1:51 AM EDT2014-04-25 05:51:10 GMT
    Authorities have been keeping an eye on a mobile home in Jackson Township ever since neighbors beganreportingsuspicious activity.OnThursday, agents from the Ohio Bureauof Criminal Investigationconverged on the residence inside Shepards Mobile Home park on Mahoning Avenue.Specialists dressed in protective gear were called in to safely remove toxicchemicals that authorities say can be used to make methamphetamine.Authoritiesarrested48-year-old Warren Seitz, who lives in the mobile home with his...More >>
    Authorities have been keeping an eye on a mobile home in Jackson Township ever since neighbors beganreportingsuspicious activity.OnThursday, agents from the Ohio Bureauof Criminal Investigationconverged on the residence inside Shepards Mobile Home park on Mahoning Avenue.Specialists dressed in protective gear were called in to safely remove toxicchemicals that authorities say can be used to make methamphetamine.Authoritiesarrested48-year-old Warren Seitz, who lives in the mobile home with his...More >>
  • Howland house fire claims second life

    Howland house fire claims second life

    Thursday, April 24 2014 10:42 PM EDT2014-04-25 02:42:25 GMT
    Authorities say the second victim of a Howland Township house fire has died.The Summit County Medical Examiner tells 21 News that 52-year-old Richard Noble died at the burn unit of Akron Children's Hospital just before 4:00 a.m. Thursday.Noble's mother, 80-year-old Naomi Smith died on Wednesday after fire broke out in the duplex they shared on Pegotty Drive.Investigators are still trying to determine the cause of the deaths, but authorities believe both likely succumbed to smoke inhalation.Th...More >>
    Authorities say the second victim of a Howland Township house fire has died.The Summit County Medical Examiner tells 21 News that 52-year-old Richard Noble died at the burn unit of Akron Children's Hospital just before 4:00 a.m. Thursday.Noble's mother, 80-year-old Naomi Smith died on Wednesday after fire broke out in the duplex they shared on Pegotty Drive.Investigators are still trying to determine the cause of the deaths, but authorities believe both likely succumbed to smoke inhalation.Th...More >>
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    Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation to head hostage probe at Trumbull jail

    Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation to head hostage probe at Trumbull jail

    Thursday, April 24 2014 10:40 PM EDT2014-04-25 02:40:12 GMT
    WARREN, Ohio – The “pod” inside the Trumbull County jail where three inmates held a guard hostage sits untouched since the five hour ordeal ended on Wednesday. More >>
    WARREN, Ohio – The “pod” inside the Trumbull County jail where three inmates held a guard hostage sits untouched since the five hour ordeal ended on Wednesday. More >>

Preparation is the key to a successful trip... and planning can make all the difference.

  • Involve your kids in the trip planning.  If your kids are old enough, let them help you plan the trip.  Teach them how to read a map.  Allow them to choose some of the stops (you may want to see the Ball of Twine... they may want to see The Toilet Seat Museum ).  Find a book they can read about where you're going.
  • Check and double-check everything.  Remember the movie "National Lampoon's Vacation"?  Could you relate when the Griswolds arrived at Wally World and found out it was closed?  Don't let this happen to you!  Figure out where you want to go and call to make sure you've got the hours, locations and availability all confirmed. 
  • When will you be leaving on your trip?  Your first instinct may be to get an early start, but, you'll want to be careful to avoid rush hour.  It doesn't do anybody any good to get up early and leave the house only to sit in traffic as you try to get on your way.
  • Work around your kids' schedules instead of expecting them to change everything for the big trip.  Think about setting out right around nap time or bedtime; the kids will sleep in the car and you'll have some peace and quiet.  If you leave during playtime or right after they wake up, you'll have restless kid with lots of energy to spend on your hands.

Surviving the Family Road Trip > Before You Go > Make the Car Your Castle... Not Your Prison > Comfort is Key

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