An exploratory committee led by Rootstown Trustee David McIntyre and made up of business owners, residents and school officials is looking into creating a joint economic development district within Rootstown Township. The committee on Feb. 24 at the Rootstown Trustees meeting recommended the board of trustees explore establishing a JEDD with one of three cities: Ravenna, Tallmadge or Kent.
This year, marks the 30th anniversary of the PolioPlus program. Since the fight to end polio began, 2 billion children have been immunized, 10 million children have been saved from lifelong paralysis and 125 countries have been declared polio-free.
A Kent, Ohio man who had pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity in a fiery crash on the Ohio Turnpike that killed a Toledo couple has been declared competent to stand trial but will remain at a psychiatric hospital for further evaluation. Andrew Gans, 25, was found competent by Sandusky County Common Pleas Judge John P. Dewey, said his attorney, Terrence Rudes of Port Clinton.
Tara Murphy of Kent gives a coat to Joe Mullen of Cuyahoga Falls during one of her stops as an Akron Snow Angel volunteer Sunday in Akron. Akron Snow Angel volunteers tie hats and scarves to the West Market Street bridge over Route 59 Sunday in Akron.
Those who would like to participate in our Featured Business of the Month program are asked to attend the luncheons and drop their business card into the basket to be drawn for the Business of the Month. You will get your business name featured on our website, and a short blurb in the Chamber Chatter column in the Tallmadge Express, along with a mention in the Chamber's next newsletter.
If you are a history enthusiast and also enjoy fashion then here is a suggestion for an interesting day trip. Just head to Kent State University in Kent, Ohio and visit the University Museum's exhibit "The Great War: Women and Fashion in a World at War, 1912-1922" which is running now through July 5. Kent is approximately a 45 minute drive from Cleveland.
Temperatures in Kent reached 18 below zero this morning, the lowest recorded in 20 years and an apparent record low for February.
The Kent-Ravenna area has experienced its coldest temperatures in 20 years, reaching a low of minus 18 degrees today in Kent.
The Kent Police Department is pleased to offer the Kent community the opportunity to participate in another Citizens Police Academy.
Northeast Ohioans who demonstrated at area Walmart stores on Black Friday believe such protests played a role in the retailer's decision to pay all workers at least $10 by 2016. Doug McMillon, Walmart's president and CEO, announced the raises Thursday, during the release of the company's fourth-quarter earnings.
Kent State-East Liverpool's Wall of Fame committee is accepting nominations for both its Lifetime Achievement Award and Friends of the Kent State East Liverpool Award. The Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes Kent graduates for their professional accomplishments and community involvement, while the Friends of Kent State University at East Liverpool Award honors individuals who work tirelessly to improve the community and support the university's mission to provide quality education to the Tri-State Area.
As I write this on Sunday , I'm looking out our Record Publishing Co. office windows at bright sunshine, something that doesn't happen often this time of year.
The warming centers at Kent Social Services and the Center of Hope in Ravenna will be open all this week for people who need respite from the below-zero weather that continues to grip Northeastern Ohio.
A Brimfield Township police officer has filed a lawsuit against former police chief David Oliver, who resigned last month amid allegations of misconduct. Officer Crystal Casterline accuses Oliver of sexually harassing her through inappropriate comments and unwanted touching.
That didn't deter her, however, from mounting temperance campaigns in Kent in the 1960s in a bid to "dry up" the town through ballot issues that would have prohibited the sale of beer and alcohol.