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  • Former radio host files sexual harassment suit against northern Ohio station, its owners

    Lawsuit stems from another host who allegedly referred to the woman using a crude anatomical reference at a public event. Former WNIR personality Maggie Fuller has filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against the radio station and its owners, Bill and Bob Klaus.



  • Zane Kesey and the New Merry Pranksters' Acid(-Free) Tests

    A technicolor dream bus called "Furthur" captained by a man named Kesey is zigzagging across the country. It's no coincidence that exactly 50 years ago, a nearly identical magic trip took place.



  • 'Glimpse of Grace' offered at Sept. 20 Community Open House

    Grace Baptist Church will have an open house for the community on Saturday, September 20 , at our location at 5915 Rhodes Road in Kent. The event is called A Glimpse of Grace and will be held from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. - See our newly expanded facility which includes a new auditorium, gathering space, and larger children and youth ministry areas.



  • School Notes

    The Newsweek online website -- The Daily Beast -- has announced its top high schools 2014 listing, and Aurora was ranked 202nd nationally and sixth in Ohio, which places the district in the top 1 percent. Six indicators were used based on school surveys to compare public high schools nationwide.



  • Options considered for hike and bike trails through Aurora

    "We have been discussing options for connectivity since I became mayor," she said. "Extending the hike and bike trail is one of those options, and working with other northern Portage County communities to do so would benefit many and provide great connectivity."



  • Urban Outfitters' blood-stained Kent State sweatshirt spawns outrage - and an invitation

    Here's a screenshot of some of the tweets about Urban Outfitters' "vintage" Kent State University sweatshirt with imitation blood splatters. The clothing prompted an invitation from the university for company leaders to see what happened.



  • Kent State: UO's sweatshirt 'beyond poor taste'

    KENT, Ohio - Kent State officials are calling out a major retailer for their vintage-style sweatshirt, saying it's a "great offense" that goes "beyond poor taste." M any people were wondered if Urban Outfitters' Kent State sweatshirt, which appeared to be covered in blood stains, was a joke.



  • Supporter defends Kent 'bill of rights'

    This is in response to the Sept. 4 Record-Courier article concerning the Kent City Council meeting where Law Director James Silver's comments against the Community Bill of Rights was the topic.



  • Freedom Trail plans open to public comment

    Park planners have revised future plans for the Freedom Trail, a multipurpose trail managed by Summit Metro Parks. Because this project is funded by a federal grant, the park district is required to offer the public a chance to comment or submit questions about the proposed plans for future extensions.



  • Marsha K. Sweat

    Marsha K. Sweat, 63, of North Lima, died early Tuesday morning at Hospice House in Poland surrounded by her husband and family. Survivors include her husband George, whom she married June 18, 1988; a son, William Jones of Ravenna; two daughters, Tracie Sweat of Port Richey, Fla., and Tammie Krclic of Boardman; five grandchildren; and a sister, Jane Bridge of Kent.



  • Activists want Columbus to have environmental - bill of rights'

    The E-Edition includes all of the news, comics, classifieds and advertisements of the newspaper. And it's available to subscribers before 6 a.m. every day.



  • Big college parties nothing new

    A participant in College Fest gestures to police as they clear College Avenue in Kent on April 21, 2012.



  • Church continues to see clergy aging trend

    Robed clergy at the closing worship service of Exploration 2013 in Denver, Colo.



  • Kent State School of Theatre and Dance Announces 2014-2015 Season

    Kent State University School of Theatre and Dance has announced its 2014 - 2015 season.



  • Furthur Bus 50th anniversary tour rolls through Kent, Ohio

    PRLog - Sep. 2, 2014 - KENT, Ohio -- On Monday, September 15th, rock n' roll history will roll through Kent, Ohio and onto The Kent Stage for a special performance with Ohio band Aliver Hall and Big Leg Emma from New York.



  • Letter: Center of Hope grateful for support

    On behalf of the volunteers, staff and clients I would like to extend a sincere thank you to the cast of People International for their generosity and kindness in choosing the Center of Hope as the recipient of their community service and fundraising activity while in Kent.



  • Three administrators in new posts at Aurora schools

    Students at three schools saw new faces in administrative positions on the first day of school Aug. 21. Two administrators -- Julie Troman and Michael Janatovich -- are new to the district, while one -- Paul Goodwin -- has been in the district a few years in another capacity.



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