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  • TEA Party Demands that Senator Portman Renounce Support for Cochran in Mississippi

    Kent, OH - Tom Zawistowski, Executive Director of the Portage County TEA Party, reacted angrily to Ohio Senator Rob Portman's claims in a Cleveland Plain Dealer article this week that he had no idea that the $25,000 from his PAC would be used by the Thad Cochran Campaign in Mississippi to air racially charged attacks on the TEA Party.



  • New startup uses film for a 'virtual venetian blind' in smart windows

    A new Kent State University spinout company in Kent, Ohio, knows how to make windows switch from clear to opaque and vice versa.



  • Chamber Chatter

    Montrose Auto Group will host a Salute to Veterans at its Kent location, Montrose Mazda of Kent, 1127 W. Main St., July 23. Minuteman Press and Beef 'O' Brady's will host this month's After Five networking event on July 24 at Beef 'O' Bradys, 3975 Cascades Way, Brimfield.



  • Tallmadge teen's drawings on display in downtown Kent

    Eleven of 13-year-old Katie Jordan's original drawings have been hanging in the windows of interior design and decorating firm Sue Nelson Designs, which is located at 156 S. Water St., since the Kent Heritage Festival July 5. Katie, an eighth-grader at St. Patrick School in Kent, is a self-taught artist and has never taken any art classes.



  • No charges filed yet in fatal Kent hit-skip accident

    Kent Police said this morning an arrest has yet to be made related to a hit-and-run accident in the downtown area that claimed the life of Ravennan Richard Schoepe Thursday.



  • Local artists honored in growing Streetscapes art competition

    The Streetscapes: Akron in Plein Air competition is "getting a life of its own," said Brian Shellito, who has coordinated the event for four years.



  • Portage Pathways: Ribbons of steel, rubber opened Portage highway

    The mayor of Youngstown had to use wire cutters to snip the ribbon. The mayor of Akron probably had an easier time doing the honors 50 years ago when Interstate 80-S opened in southern Portage County.



  • Chamber Chatter

    Montrose Auto Group will host a Salute to Veterans at its Kent location, Montrose Mazda of Kent, 1127 W. Main St., July 23. Minuteman Press and Beef 'O' Brady's will host this month's After Five networking event on July 24 at Beef 'O' Bradys, 3975 Cascades Way, Brimfield.



  • Rite Aid employee acts fast to bomb threat

    A bomb threat was called in to the Rite Aid store at 145 W. Main St. shortly after 5 p.m. Friday.



  • Weekly Roundup: July 4 to July 11, 2014

    Weekly Roundup gathers the top 3 news and 3 sports stories of the week. Here are the stories you don't want to miss: Kent may have to use eminent domain powers to acquire properties near or along College Avenue where its new Safety Administration Building will be constructed in the future.



  • Logos of Kent named best area bookstore

    Customers in the Kent, Ohio, area recently named their family-owned Logos store the top bookstore in the region above many other local book retailers.



  • Grateful for response to Kent gas leak

    I want to thank all of the people who helped the residents of Four Seasons of Horning Road in Kent on June 20. A car hit the gas meters, leaving the leaking gas to fill the building.



  • 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.



  • Chamber Chatter

    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)



  • 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.



  • 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.



  • Kent schools select next superintendent

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  • 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.



  • Police Reports

    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.



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