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  • Urges defeat of Issue 21 in Kent

    The proponents of Issue 21 claim they are exercising their democratic rights and I applaud their efforts in this regard.



  • Breakfast Blender at Little City Grill

    Business people interested in expanding their connections are invited to a "Breakfast Blender" networking event Oct. 28 from 8-9 a.m. at Little City Grill in Kent, 802 N. Mantua Street. Attendees will have the chance to discuss a variety topics pertinent to them and introduce their businesses to others in attendance.



  • D.A.S. Audio Helps Aggressive Sound Deliver Big Results

    Kent, OH October 2014 From touring sound to special event projects and everything between, Northeast Ohio's Aggressive sound offers a full range of services, including sound, lighting, and video equipment rentals as well as the engineers needed to manage the equipment. The company operates both locally and internationally, with the bulk of the company's business taking place throughout the tri-state area of Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Michigan.



  • Portage County man found guilty in death of Alliance man

    For murdering an Alliance man he met on the Internet in December 2013, a Franklin Township man now faces life in prison without the possibility of parole after pleading no contest to -- and being found guilty of -- five felony charges. Avoiding a trial, John R. Fox, 35, pleaded no contest to two counts of aggravated murder and one count each of aggravated robbery, kidnapping and tampering with evidence in Portage County Common Pleas Court on Monday.



  • LETTER: Kent councilman opposes Issue 21

    Exploring the origins of the document after it was brought before Kent City Council, my objection to this "Bill of Rights" is that it is not a creation of well-minded Kent citizens and it is poorly written legislation.



  • 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.



  • LETTER: Supports Issue 21 measure in Kent

    If you live in Portage County you should know that the equivalent of 1,000 olympic-size swimming pools' worth of chemical-laden frack wastewater is going into the ground in our county this year.



  • LETTER: Supports Issue 21 on Kent ballot

    Who owns our resources? Why are we drilling for more oil when it's polluting the atmosphere and causing more oil spills and earthquakes? Just go down a couple levels and the answer is money.



  • Election 2014: Portage County District Library seeks levy; hopingto...

    After taking a few years off the ballot, the Portage District Library is asking for a modest levy from voters. Issue 15, a 1.0-mill, 10-year levy, will appear on the Nov. 4 ballot.



  • 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.



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