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  • Couple says 'I do' during weekly worship service

    When the Rev. Kent Wartick preached about Christian marriage during his sermon Sunday morning at Faith Lutheran Church in Kent, Ohio, congregants didn't have to look far for a real-life example.



  • Indictment may cover only a fraction of burglary ring's capers

    A 73-count indictment unsealed here Friday may cover only a small portion of the break-ins allegedly committed since last year by a band of six highly trained burglars. The indictment covers 39 break-ins and identifies six residents of Northeast Ohio as the accused burglars, also naming a seventh man as the fence who purportedly sold the ill-gotten gains.



  • Burglary ring by the numbers: Charges detail how investigators say 7...

    Seven men who authorities say were part of a burglary ring that stole and fenced more than $220,000 worth of items from homes in nine counties face dozens of criminal charges. Prosecutors say the men are responsible for at least 39 burglaries dating back to November 2012 and that one of them, Joseph Sabo, 74, sold the stolen items from his booth at a Streetsboro flea market.



  • Historic Downtown Millersburg Director leaves for Kent

    After spending several years helping to improve the economy of Millersburg and the county, Tom Wilke is leaving Holmes for Portage a the City of Kent to be specific. Wilke started his work locally as director of Historic Downtown Millersburg in 2009, after leaving positions as the corporate senior director of operations and vice president of operations for the largest franchisee of Taco Bell.



  • See "Angels Aware!" Christmas Musical December 14

    The Children & Youth Arts Program at Grace Baptist Church in Kent is presenting the musical Angels Aware! for the Christmas season.



  • Sign Up to Win Gift Cards in Kent

    You could win close to $750 worth of gift cards and gift certificates to Brimfield/Kent area businesses including: overnight stays at Holiday Inn Express, University Inn, the Kent State University Hotel and Conference Center....AND...gift cards to restaurants too...



  • Police body cameras raise privacy concerns

    However, if a police department uses the body cameras, they will capture not only what the officer is doing, but also what's going on inside people's homes and among people just passing through the area. Gary Daniels of the Ohio ACLU says it has to be up to the state -- and not individual departments -- to regulate the cameras.



  • Join Group 10 Gallery for a Holiday Show in Kent

    Group Ten Gallery Holiday Show Opening reception: Friday, Dec. 12th, 6-9 p.m. Join Group Ten Gallery this Friday to help us kick off our 2nd Annual Holiday Show running through January 18th. Our opening-night reception is a terrific opportunity to see new works on display, mingle with friends and neighbors, and meet our two newest members, William Peck and Carol Tomasik.



  • Streetsboro Area Chamber of Commerce presents Feb. 28 dinner with White House Chef Sam Morgante

    The Streetsboro Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Dinner with a White House Chef Feb. 28 at the Kent State University Hotel and Conference Center in downtown Kent. The evening will include a cocktail hour from 6-7 p.m. with White House appetizers during which Former Military White House Chef Sam Morgante, will be greeting guests.



  • Kent is Thankful for Our Dispatchers

    He is keeping an eye on the 9 full-time dispatchers, the 1 full-time records clerk & the 2 part-time dispatchers. Our dispatch center is staffed with a minimum of 2 dispatchers at all times.



  • Palestinian girl gets prosthetic leg in eastern NC

    Shahin, who came to Greenville from Palestine in the Gaza Strip about three months ago, will be leaving next week with a new prosthetic leg. "I can jump.



  • Kent State tries to get the word out on depression-related benefits

    Employers are unlikely to succeed in reducing the prevalence of depression and other mental disorders in the workplace without changing employee attitudes on the conditions themselves and the available treatments, experts say. "With depression and mental illness, it's a little more challenging to get at because there is some stigma attached with some of those conditions," said Mark McLeod, university benefits manager at Kent State University.



  • Come to the Festival Lights in Kent

    Santa Claus will be arriving at approximately 6pm on a train. In addition to the Hometown Bank Plaza, the winter wonderland will also include the Main Street Bridge and gazebo.



  • Kent study shows anxiety grows among smart-phone obsessed students

    The Takeaway is a national morning news program that invites listeners to be part of the American conversation. Hosts John Hockenberry and Celeste Headlee, along with partners The New York Times, BBC World Service, WNYC, Public Radio International and WGBH Boston, deliver news and analysis and help you prepare for the day ahead.



  • Fast-food strikes Dec. 4 will include Cleveland home care workers pushing for $15 minimum wage in their industry

    Jasmin Almodovar, left, a home care worker, and Nick Gurich, right, of the Fight for $15 campaign to raise the minimum wage, rally Sept. 4 in front of the McDonald's at St. Clair Ave. and East 105th Street.



  • County Briefing

    The East Palestine Rotary has partnered with the village to offer the annual Christmas in the Park. Festivities will run from 6-9 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, Dec. 4-20 throughout the park.



  • Climb4PCRF: The Power to Heal

    PRESS RELEASE Palestine Children's Relief Fund P.O. Box 1926 - Kent, OH 44240 Tel: 678-2645 Fax: 678-2661 E-mail: pcrf1@pcrf.net Web: http://www.pcrf.net/ A beautiful story in the making. A group of seven women have embarked on a journey to bring healing to the children affected by the wars in Palestine, Syria and Iraq.



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