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  • Brimfield police chief offers Kent State students a guide of what not to do on Halloween

    Whether it's Cinderella vomiting or Belle making out with the Incredible Hulk in a jail cell, colorful Brimfield Police Chief David Oliver has seen enough Kent State University partiers end up in jail to offer a handy guide on how not to party on Halloween. KSU's Halloween parties are known for their legendary rowdiness.

  • Chamber News

    The Streetsboro, Tallmadge and Kent area chambers of commerce will host a "Bagels and Business Cards" speed networking breakfast Oct. 23 from 7:30 to 9 a.m. at Serpentini Chevrolet in Tallmadge. The event is free, and any area business professionals are welcome to attend.

  • Counting down the days until new cornea passes worm on the hook test

    So far my vision, on most days, is better than it was prior to the transplant. Night driving is still a no-no, and I've had a stitch issue or two, but I'm thrilled so far.

  • Kent Police investigating Family Dollar armed robbery

    Authorities are seeking information regarding an unknown armed individual who robbed a Family Dollar store at 1316 S. Water St. in Kent at about 9:10 p.m. Tuesday.

  • LETTER: Ravenna well represented at Captain's Luncheon

    I am writing in response to the caller to Sound Off who accused Ravenna Mayor Joe Bica of not attending the Captains Luncheon prior to the Ravenna-Roosevelt football game.

  • Kent State officials: No Ebola danger on campus

    Kent State University President Beverly Warren and other university officials addressed fears Wednesday that employees were exposed to an Ebola patient.

  • Traffic study finds Kent leads Portage in high-accident areas

    A new traffic crash report that includes Portage County shows where the dangerous intersections and road sections are, and in some cases, where they were. Several of the highest-ranked problem areas in the Akron Metropolitan Area Transportation Study report have been, or will soon be, reconstructed.

  • In The Community

    Judy Steinfurth Thornton, a former Aurora resident and secretary at Harmon School, has completed a book titled "The Barns of Shalersville," which is now available for purchase. The project will benefit the Shalersville Historical Society and its restoration projects of the Chapel and 1806 Baker house on its museum ground on the east side of Route 44, just north of Route 303.

  • In The Region

    After two months of increases, Portage County's jobless rate dipped in August from 5.3 percent in July to 4.6 percent, according to the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. The rate was below May's 4.8 percent rate and the lowest since October 2006, when the rate was 4.4 percent.

  • RxSorbo Insoles partners with Susan G. Komen

    RxSorbo Insoles is selling pink insoles for Breast Cancer Awareness Month and donating $2 from each sale to the Susan G. Komen foundation to invest in science to find cures. "Breast cancer has touched my family and the families of many of our employees, and I'm proud that we have the opportunity to help fund this critical research," co-owner Ian Baltutis said.

  • Bill of Fare: Bar 145

    Customized cheeseburger with goat cheese, arugula and red pepper aioli. Behind it is the grilled cheese burger on focaccia and the maple mac and cheese with bacon.

  • All-Star Choir Festival'

    Senior members of the Wellsville High School Choir were selected to attend the Kent State University "All-Star Choir Festival" on Oct. 12-13 at Kent, Ohio. The students will participate in various workshops with students from all over the state and then will present a concert on Monday evening at Cartwright Hall on the KSU Main Campus.

  • Celtic Club fights breast cancer with Bras Across the Crooked River campaign

    Trying to hang more than 600 bras on the Metroparks' bridge in Valley View is no easy feat. Trying to keep them dry on a wet October morning was the real challenge for Jim Collver, of Akron, but he was not to be deterred.

  • Portage Pathways: Fair drew record crowd to Randolph 100 years ago

    On a day in October 1914, so many visitors descended upon Randolph that it became the largest community in Portage County.

  • Independent short films sought for Kent festival

    The contest is open to all filmmakers and videographers worldwide with original work. Traditional approaches as well as experimental or unconventional entries are welcome.

  • 'A Pictorial of Black Student Life' at Kent State

    Kent State University Libraries, in partnership with the Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and the Department of Pan-African Studies, presents "Coming of Age at Kent 1967-71: A Pictorial of Black Student Life," an exhibit of the photographs of Lafayette Tolliver. Tolliver is a Kent State alumnus who attended the university from 1967-71, graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in photojournalism.

  • Program among six school districts, including Cuyahoga Falls, Kent,...

    John Lang an instructor in the forestry and landscape management program teaches student Andrew Shriner, 18, how to tie a split tail knot that Andrew will use to climb trees Tuesday in Kent. The program is part of Kent Roosevelt High School's Career Technical Education program.

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