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Kent, Ohio is located in Portage County. Zip codes in Kent, OH include 44243, 44240, and 44242. The median home price in Kent is $124,200 which is roughly $84/per square foot. More Kent information.

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19 hrs ago | News Journal

Rite Aid employee acts fast to bomb threat

A bomb threat was called in to the Rite Aid store at 145 W. Main St. shortly after 5 p.m. Friday.


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Weekly Roundup: July 4 to July 11, 2014

Weekly Roundup gathers the top 3 news and 3 sports stories of the week. Here are the stories you don't want to miss: Kent may have to use eminent domain powers to acquire properties near or along College Avenue where its new Safety Administration Building will be constructed in the future.


Thu Jul 10, 2014

Christian Retailing

Logos of Kent named best area bookstore

Customers in the Kent, Ohio, area recently named their family-owned Logos store the top bookstore in the region above many other local book retailers.


Grateful for response to Kent gas leak

I want to thank all of the people who helped the residents of Four Seasons of Horning Road in Kent on June 20. A car hit the gas meters, leaving the leaking gas to fill the building.


Tue Jul 08, 2014

Thanks for support of Kent Heritage Festival

On behalf of the Kent Area Chamber of Commerce and Kent United Service Organizations , I would like to publicly thank anyone and everyone that helped make the 19th Annual Kent Heritage Festival such a tremendous success.


Sun Jul 06, 2014

Tallmadge Express

Chamber Chatter

Chamber congratulates the following businesses on their milestone anniversaries: Mosholder Realty -- 50; Akron Gasket and Packing Enterprises -- 40; Circle Mold and Machine -- 30; and Ohio Health Benefits -- 10. A Members Appreciation Picnic has been set for July 16 at Maca Park in Pavilion 2 from 11:30 to 1 p.m. The free luncheon is for members ... (more)


Thu Jul 03, 2014

A day to celebrate and solemnize freedom

Independence Day celebrations often consist of parades, barbecues, family reunions, concerts, and late night fireworks.


First Christian Church in Kent plans VBS in July

The First Christian Church and the United Church of Christ invite children ages 3 to 12 in the Kent community to participate in SonTreasure Island Vacation Bible School from July 14 to 17, from 6:15 to 8 p.m. each day, at the First Christian Church, 335 W. Main St. in Kent.


Wed Jul 02, 2014

Protecting Portage County subject of July 8 Kent talk

Protecting Portage County from injection wells and drilling wastes will be the topic on July 8 when Gwen Fischer speaks at 6:30 p.m. at the Kent Free Library, 312 W. Main St. Fischer, an emeritus professor of psychology at Hiram College, is involved in the Concerned Citizens Ohio and the Ohio Community Rights Network.


Tue Jul 01, 2014

Kent schools select next superintendent

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Mon Jun 30, 2014

Aurora Advocate

Plenty to do at annual Kent Heritage Festival

The 19th annual Kent Heritage Festival is poised to set another record for attendance this season as the city's revitalized downtown continues to draw more and more visitors to its largest party of the year.


Sat Jun 28, 2014

Tallmadge Express

Police Reports

Blower taken from shed: A Dunbar Road man told police June 20 that sometime between noon and 12:36 p.m., someone entered his shed, removing a $300 backpack blower from inside.


Fri Jun 27, 2014

Our View: Fingers crossed for Cleveland as convention site

And both Cleveland and Columbus remain in the running for the Democrats' confab in 2016.


Thu Jun 26, 2014

Porthouse Theatre continues 2014 season with 'Starmites'

Eleanor marvels over her favorite comic book Starmites as the not so fictional characters of Spacepunk and Diva look on.



Mayfield spurns music niches

Bluegrass music shaped the young Jessica Lea Mayfield, but it's rock 'n' roll that has a grip on the now 24-year-old, who is on tour promoting her third album, Make My Head Sing .


Wed Jun 25, 2014


Sr. Corita Kent's work goes from a forgotten shelf to an entire wall

A piece of pop art history, long thought to be lost, has shown up in Ohio. Sister Corita Kent who was an influential 1960s artist had a national reputation for creating anti-war and civil rights banners.


Aurora Advocate

No Aurora third-graders held back because of reading deficiencies

The local school district continues to lead Portage County in the most recent third-grade reading assessment scores, with 97.1 percent posting scores high enough to advance to fourth grade.


Student housing sprawl is not in Kent's interests

Franklin Township is not the place for more high-density student housing. There is valid concern about impending saturation so we need to weigh the consequences and missed opportunity of this type of housing placement.


Tue Jun 24, 2014

Food Notes: Heaping taste of Germany in Brimfield; Bricco's downtown...

Food Notes: Heaping taste of Germany in Brimfield; Bricco's downtown closing for renovations; new wine bar and new restaurants It's late June and it's time for sausage, schnitzel, polka music, stuffed cabbage and, oh yes, beer.


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Emily Gambone

It's something like the old legend of film star Lana Turner being discovered while sitting on a stool at Schwab's Drugstore in Hollywood.


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