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Skiing in the Wasatch Back country (©SLCVB/Lee Cohen) Skiing in the Wasatch Back country (©SLCVB/Lee Cohen)
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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 >>

Nestled between the Wasatch Mountains on the east and the Great Salt Lake on the west, at an elevation of 4,330 feet, lies Salt Lake City. Utah's capital and major population center is small as far as American cities go, with a population of just over 180,000. But travelers come from around the world to visit magnificent Temple Square, world headquarters of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS), and to hear the inspired voices of the unequaled Mormon Tabernacle Choir.

Although Salt Lake City may be best known for its religious affiliations, and has an undeserved reputation as a stodgy, uptight town where you can't get a drink, the city is growing in popularity as a base for outdoor enthusiasts. Exhilarating recreational possibilities are only about an hour's drive from the city. With some of the country's best ski and snowboard resorts; miles of terrific mountain trails for hiking, biking, and horseback riding; and the intriguing Great Salt Lake, Salt Lake City is beginning to shed its image as "that boring Mormon town with the choir."

Incidentally, one of the first things visitors notice upon arrival is how sensibly organized and pleasantly wide the streets are. Early church leader Brigham Young laid out the city streets in a grid pattern, with the Temple at the center, and decreed that the streets should be 132 feet wide so that a team of four oxen and a wagon could make a U-turn. A more tantalizing tale has it that the streets were made wide enough for polygamist Young and all his wives to walk comfortably down the street arm-in-arm, with no one forced into the gutter.

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