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  1. Kent restaurants with the most food inspection violations in 2016-17Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 1, 2016 | The Plain Dealer

    Here are the Kent restaurants and retailers cited for the most food inspection violations during the 2016-2017 inspection year ending Feb. 28, according to Ohio Department of Health records. Reports for the rest of Portage County are not included because the county health department does not submit its records to the state as part of a voluntary program.


  2. Kent State football attempts to get back to normal following death of freshman Tyler HeintzRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 25, 2017 |

    Kent State head football coach Paul Haynes, shown before a game in 2015, is trying to get the Golden Flashes back to normal following the death of freshman Tyler Heintz. Kent State head football coach Paul Haynes, shown before a game in 2015, is trying to get the Golden Flashes back to normal following the death of freshman Tyler Heintz.


  3. Kent State football player Tyler Heintz dies during preseason workoutsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 13, 2017 | The Plain Dealer

    Portage County Coroner's office confirmed late Tuesday Kent State incoming freshman football player Tyler Heintz, a 2017 graduate of Kenton High School, died late Tuesday morning. Yet by 8 p.m. Tuesday evening neither the Kent, O. police department, the KSU police department, or any official KSU administrator reported any information on the particulars surrounding his death.


  4. Headtrip Brewery gearing up for late-summer launchRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 12, 2017 | The Plain Dealer

    One minute Nick Seagle and Tom Mitchell were sipping pints and throwing darts, and the next they decided to open a brewery. The two met at the now-defunct Trailhead Brewery a few miles down the road in the Merriman Valley.


  5. America rides into Kent Stage show on a nameless horse bearing a half-century of folk rock hitsRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 4, 2017 | The Plain Dealer

    After about 50 years of hearing the question, America 's Gerry Beckley pretty much has learned not to be a neigh-sayer. "They for some reason think they've come across a very clever line,'' said Beckley, calling from a tour stop in Madison, Wisconsin, to talk about the '70s' soft rockers' show on Saturday at the Kent Stage.


  6. Kent State basketball has 'The Game Plan' but still quite a bit to doRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 30, 2017 |

    KENT, Ohio -- One year ago, Kent State unveiled, "The Game Plan", a vision of growth for all athletics on the KSU campus with men's basketball as the "vehicle for revenue generation and national distinctiveness." There is no doubt the university got its money's worth this season and president Beverly Warren, a big proponent of the plan and the sport, said so.


  7. March Madness 2017: How the Mid-American Conference became a one-bid leagueRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 16, 2017 |

    This marks the 15-year anniversary of Kent State's Elite Eight run in the 2002 NCAA Tournament, the highest a Mid-American Conference team has ever risen in the tournament in the modern era. But 2002 also marks the beginning of the end of the MAC as a quality mid-major basketball league.


  8. March Madness 2017: Rob Senderoff's success at Kent State a reward for AD Joel Nielsen, othersRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 15, 2017 |

    Kent State's head coach Rob Senderoff, is both humbled and excited to lead Kent State into the 2017 NCAA Tournament. KENT, Ohio -- At the start of Kent State's practice for the 2017 NCAA Tournament, during team prayer, and then throughout a myriad of player and coach interviews, coach Rob Senderoff repeated the same message to everyone; "Be humble."


  9. University School hockey captures Kent District Championship in 5-1 win over Walsh JesuitRead the original story

    Mar 3, 2017 |

    KENT, Ohio University School scored three times in the second period and never looked back, capturing the Kent District title and earning another trip to Columbus with a 5-1 win over Walsh Jesuit at Kent Ice Arena on Friday. Walsh Jesuit scored the game's first goal, taking a 1-0 lead late in the first period when Logan Rassiter blasted a power-play goal in with 1:44 left.


  10. Four things to watch as Akron Zips look to defend their MAC title vs. rival Kent StateRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 16, 2017 |

    The latest installment of the Akron vs. Kent State basketball rivalry is 7 p.m. Friday at Rhodes Arena. It may lack the sizzle of past encounters but this game still has a lot riding on the outcome before an already sold out arena.


  11. Trump Muslim ban focus of Friday forum in Cuyahoga FallsRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 8, 2017 | The Plain Dealer

    The forum is co-hosted by the Cleveland chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations and the Islamic Society of Akron and Kent. The forum will focus on providing information about the impact of the executive order, as well as other potential orders and policies that may affect the rights of immigrants and American citizens, particularly from the Muslim community.


  12. Man pleads not guilty to shooting man in Lorain homeRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 11, 2017 |

    He is scheduled for a preliminary hearing at 1 p.m. Jan. 19 in Lorain Municipal Court Judge Thomas Elwell's courtroom, records say. He was arrested Jan. 5 after the Dec. 10 shooting of 23-year-old David Barriero who was found dead in the 4000 block of Shore Drive.


  13. Nitty Gritty Dirt Band 'Circlin' Back' to Kent to mark half-century of musicRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 9, 2017 |

    The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band is touring to celebrate the iconic group's 50th anniversary. The band stops at the Kent Stage on Saturday, Jan. 14. When: 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 14. Where: The Kent Stage, 175 E. Main Street, Kent.


  14. Man wanted in Ravenna Township homicides arrestedRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 7, 2017 | The Plain Dealer

    The man accused of killing two people Nov. 30 in Ravenna Township was arrested Saturday, U.S. Marshal Pete Elliott said. David Darnell Calhoun Jr. was arrested at 1:30 a.m. in the 500 block of Lindin Avenue in Steubenville, Ohio hiding in an upstairs closet in a home, according to a news release from the U.S. Marshals Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force.


  15. Pregnant woman among the dead in Ravenna Township homicideRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 1, 2016 |

    The suspect in the shooting, 25-year-old David Darnell Calhoun Jr. remains at large and should be considered armed and dangerous, Portage County Sheriff David Doak said Thursday in an interview with An aggravated murder warrant was issued for Calhoun's arrest in the deaths of LaShaun Sanders, 33, and Sara Marsh, 32. Doak said that investigators are still not clear about the relationship between Calhoun and the victims.


  16. Holiday Arts Guide 2016: Stars and local acts have lots of gifts for fansRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 22, 2016 | The Plain Dealer

    The holiday season offers a lot more than a chance to put the punch bowl on your head at the office Christmas party, or do battle in an ugly sweater contest. Sure, those are fun, and they make for great Instagram posts for later blackmail efforts.


  17. PizzaFire opens restaurant, wages 'World Series Pizza War' with Chicago companyRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 28, 2016 |

    PizzaFire is having a busy week: The Medina-based company has opened yet another restaurant while taking on a Chicago counterpart in a friendly World Series wager. PizzaFire opened today - Oct. 28 - in Kent, its 10th restaurant in Northeast Ohio.


  18. Darrell Kent makes his point with art work: photosRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 27, 2016 |

    "My father was an artist, but gave up art as a career to raise his family. However, as youngsters, we were always encouraged to draw and use our imaginations," Kent said.


  19. Pure Prairie League showcases five decades of harmony at Kent StageRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 11, 2016 |

    When: 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20. Where: The Kent Stage, 175 E. Main St., Kent. Opener: The Empty Pockets.


  20. Sally Beckwith runs fourth-generation family orchard near Kent: My ClevelandRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 6, 2016 | The Plain Dealer

    Favorite locally owned restaurants: Pufferbelly and the Bistro on Main in Kent; Flip Side in Hudson; Fat Cats in Tremont. Beckwith: We have good water here, and we're on very sandy soil.


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