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.
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Sun Jul 06, 2014
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
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
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.
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.
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.
Mon Jun 23, 2014
Thrown-out conviction from Kent shooting lands before Ohio Supreme Court
The Portage County prosecutor will ask the Ohio Supreme Court to reinstate a conviction Tuesday for a crime that defense lawyers argue is a logical impossibility and should not exist in Ohio.
Kent girl to represent Akron Children's Hospital in Washington, D.C.
A Kent girl who pushed through spastic cerebral palsy and out of her wheelchair with minimal assistance to earn gold at the 2013 Cleveland Triathalon is now taking her tenacious spirit and friendly smile to Capitol Hill.
Sun Jun 22, 2014
Our View: Plans for housing near Ksu stadium raise questions
It will be up to the Franklin Township trustees to make the final decision on rezoning the 24-acre site, which is located across from the Kent State University sports facility on Summit Road between S.R. 261 and Cline Road.
Sat Jun 21, 2014
Portage County Tea Party objects to license fee hikes
The Portage County Tea Party head is asking why it took two weeks to get information on the license fee hikes recently passed by county commissioners.