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  • Hotel Industry expert Jacob Tomsky to speak at Kent State

    The Hospitality Management program at Kent State University is pleased to announce the 2015 Schwebel Lecture Series speaker.



  • Munroe Falls mayor says he believes Kent police officer acted in self-defense

    Munroe Falls - Police said that, as of March 25, a fatal shooting nearly a week before at a Kent police officer's Hiwood Avenue home was still under investigation. The normally quiet neighborhood was the scene of a heated argument that turned deadly early the morning of March 19 in a rare incidence of violence, Mayor Frank Larson said during a press conference March 20 .



  • VIDEO: Jewelry council highlights pieces at the Kent museum

    Puzzles, a Jack in the Box, and a treasure chest are just a few of the different types of jewelry that can be found at the Kent State University Museum in an exhibit of work from the American Jewelry Design Council, which celebrates its silver anniversary this year. The pieces are organized by year, and the members designed their jewelry -- necklaces, broaches, bracelets, rings and more -- based on a particular theme.



  • GRAMMY Foundation Awards More Than $200,000 for Music Research

    The GRAMMY Foundation Grant Program announced today that more than $200,000 in grants will be awarded to 14 recipients in the United States to help facilitate a range of research on a variety of subjects, as well as support a number of archiving and preservation programs. Research projects include a study that will investigate the impact of listening to music and how it is associated with emotional regulation in service members with post-traumatic stress disorder, and a study that will research a musical biofeedback-based intervention for epilepsy.



  • Ex-boyfriend fought with Kent police officer for gun before she shot him at her Munroe...

    The off-duty Kent police officer who fatally shot an ex-boyfriend who broke into her home last week fought with the man over her gun before she shot him, court records say. Munroe Falls officials have been slow to release information about what happened inside the officer's home.



  • Man killed at Kent police officer's Munroe Falls home was drunk

    The man shot to death by his ex-girlfriend -- a Kent police officer -- was drunk and breaking into her home at the time of the shooting, according to police reports. Munroe Falls Mayor Frank Larson is expected to address the media at 3 p.m. Northeast Ohio Media Group will provide live coverage in the comments section of this post.



  • How About A Fun Weekend

    THE UNIVERSITY OF AKRON PRESENTS Jazzfest 2015 Friday evening at 8 o'clock. Howard Johnson is the headliner and the show takes place at E J Thomas Hall.



  • Kent police says officer involved in Munroe Falls fatal shooting

    A Kent police officer is on administrative leave after a 29-year-old man was shot and killed Thursday at the officer's home. Sarah Berkey, a patrol officer since 2008, was placed on paid leave following the 2 a.m. shooting at her Berkey's Hiwood Avenue home, Kent police Lt.



  • Residents should fill out Portage County health survey

    Letters are going out to households across the county telling them to watch the mail for health surveys that should arrive later this month. Karen Towne, Portage County health department accreditation coordinator, said several people who got the advance letter have called to make sure it is not a scam.



  • Bowman Breakfast will discuss impact of Kent businesses

    The spring 2015 Bowman Breakfast will take place at Kent State University in the Kent Student Center Ballroom on April 1. Doors open at 7 a.m., breakfast begins at 7:30 a.m., and the program will follow at 8 a.m. Four speakers will discuss the topic "Kent Businesses Their Local and Global Impact 2.0" at the event.



  • Our View: Rootstown wise to explore Jedd plan

    An exploratory committee headed by Township Trustee David McIntyre is recommending that the township consider a JEDD agreement with Ravenna, Tallmadge or Kent, which have economic development districts that are contiguous with Rootstown. If a JEDD is approved with one of those cities, the partner city would share in income tax revenues generated from those who work within the district.



  • Kent State Museum displays "inside out" garments in new exhibit

    A new exhibition of historic and couture clothing at the Kent State University Museum will focus on the hidden interiors and construction of garments.



  • Kent researchers link smartphone use to low GPAs

    Kent researchers link smartphone use to low GPAs Kent State University researchers say they see a connection between smartphone use and low academic performance in college students. Check out this story on WKYC.com: http://on.wkyc.com/1GoFw7v March 10, 2015: Kent State University researchers say they see a connection between smartphone use and low academic performance in college students.



  • Chamber Chatter

    The Chamber's March Breakfast Meeting has been scheduled for March 18 at The Venue on Tallmadge Circle. Tim Dimoff, SCS Security, will be our speaker.



  • Kent police seek missing Burr Oak Drive woman

    Kent police are asking for the public's help to locate an 86-year-old city woman who went missing at 1:20 p.m. Friday Police put out a statewide alert for Barbara Harrison, a Burr Oak Drive resident who has dementia.



  • Kent State University sororities and fraternities raise $77,000 for the speech and hearing...

    While fraternities and sororities are coming under fire for excessive partying, sexual assaults and trashing hotels, Kent State University's Greek organizations gathered Saturday night to help raise $77,000 to benefit the speech and hearing impaired. The event was the culmination of a months-long effort that raised $33,000 more than last year, said Taylor Ridenour, a senior from Tallmadge who coordinated it for her sorority.



  • In The Region

    ROTC vans are burned on Kent State campus The Ohio fire marshal's office is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the identification of the person or persons responsible for the Feb. 23 burning of two Army ROTC vans on the Kent State University campus. University and city police and the state fire marshal are investigating how two 15-passenger vans of the Army ROTC program were burned.



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