Portage County: Search continues today for missing man
On Friday close to 60 people helped the Portage County Sheriff's Department along with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources conduct a search at the Berlin Lake Wildlife Area.
Steve Kleiber leaving Portage United Way
Steve Kleiber has resigned as CEO and president of the United Way of Portage County, effective May 24, and longtime Chief Financial Officer Gail Pytel, who had intended to retire on June 30, has agreed to postpone her plans and will serve as interim CEO through August.
Man pleads guilty to pointing loaded gun at Hiram police officer
A former Hiram man has admitted to pointing a loaded handgun at a Hiram police officer in January by pleading guilty to a felony assault charge.
Fri May 17, 2013
Drunken Driving Checkpoint in Portage County Saturday Night
The Ohio State Highway Patrol said the checkpoint it announced earlier this week was will be in Portage County Saturday evening.
Men who robbed Kent drive-thru at knifepoint in January get prison terms
Three Portage County residents who held up a Kent drive-thru at knifepoint in January recently were sentenced to prison terms on aggravated robbery charges.
Thu May 16, 2013
Take time to improve seniors' quality of life
May is National Older Americans Month, an opportunity for all of us to stop and recognize all of the accomplishments and contributions that our older neighbors have made to the quality of our life in Portage County.
West Park Historical Society focuses on Ravenna Arsenal: A Place in the Sun
Local historian and author Ralph Pfingsten will shed some light on this mysterious facility during a special presentation for the West Park Historical Society at 7 p.m. May 21 at Cretan Party Center, 3853 W. 168th St., in Cleveland's West Park neighborhood.
Two Stanton staff receive Ferrara award
Two longtime staff members of Stanton Middle School in Kent have received the Kent Board of Education's Dr.
Tallmadge man charged with recklessly causing fatal crash in Suffield in March
A Tallmadge man has been indicted by a Portage County grand jury on charges that he recklessly caused the death of a Suffield woman in a one-car traffic crash in March.
River Day will kick off Friday in Kent
Warm weather and sunny skies are expected to greet visitors to the Kent Environmental Council's annual Cuyahoga River Day festival on Friday and Saturday.
Wed May 15, 2013
Ohio activists head to DC as IRS probe unfolds
Some Ohio conservatives who say they were targeted by the Internal Revenue Service are heading to Washington as federal investigations widen into the agency's handling of tax-exempt applications.
KSU Trustees designate presidential home and leader to head search for Lefton's successor
The home Kent State University President Lester Lefton built and has lived in since 2006 is now the official presidential home for the university.
Our View: A long overdue boost for Portage health; Passage of levy...
It took nearly 60 years, but voters have finally granted the Portage County Health Department a new source of tax revenue.
Grave of Medal of Honor recipient to be marked Saturday
Medal of Honor recipient Edward Farrell, who lay for more than a century in an unmarked grave in Edinburg, will be honored at noon Saturday with all due pomp and glory.
Tue May 14, 2013
Law enforcement concerned about 'skill games' parlors in Portage County
In recent weeks, Ohio law enforcement has begun to move against the operators of skill games parlors, or so-called "Internet cafes," with Attorney General Mike DeWine's office conducting investigations into the storefront businesses.
Streetsboro woman gets 10 days in jail, probation for hitting 2 KSU students with car in January 2012
A Streetsboro woman who struck and injured two Kent State University students with a car in downtown Kent in January 2012, then fled the scene before police could stop her was sentenced to 10 days in the Portage County jail on Monday.
Falls Man Faces 10 Years in Prison After 12th Drunken Driving Charge
Edward South of Highpoint Lane in Cuyahoga Falls will be sentenced soon for two third-degree felonies after a jury found him guilty of operating a vehicle under the influence.
'Click it or Ticket' kicks off in Aurora
The Portage County Safe Communities coalition will host the annual "Click it or Ticket" kick off at Aurora Farms Premium Outlets on South Chillicothe Road/S.R. 43 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
Ravenna man to serve 5 years in prison for dog leash assault on ex-girlfriend
Brandon Bahre, center in the orange and white jail uniform, watches as Assistant Portage County Prosecutor Eric Finnegan displays graphic photos of injuries suffered by Bahre's former girlfriend during an April 2 assault at his home on West Highland Avenue in Ravenna.
Mon May 13, 2013
Elm Gardeners create container gardens
Members of Elm Garden Club met recently at the Portage County Gardeners' Center in Rootstown to hear a presentation by Kent resident Lynn Greger on "Container Gardening, Herbs." Following the talk and slide show, Elm members assembled their own herb pots with soil and herbs provided by members Mary Ann Kasper and Michelle Worthing.