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  • Guns On Campus?

    One of the current bills under consideration by our state legislature would allow people with "concealed carry" permits to carry weapons onto all of our college campuses. This is Senate Bill S.88, sponsored by Sen. Lee Bright .



  • Officials hope Streetsboro's Market Square Plaza can be rejuvenated

    The plaza's former owner, Coral Market Square Limited Partnership, has defaulted on its mortgage, which carried a $7.3 million balance as of Oct. 1, 2014, according to a Dec. 18, 2014 consent judgment by Chief Judge Solomon Oliver Jr. of U.S. District Court for Northern Ohio. In addition, there is a per diem interest payment totaling $2,293, according to the consent judgment, which will continue to accrue until the property sells.



  • Annabel - "Another Day, Another Vitamin"

    During 2014's year-end round-ups, James and I compiled a list of six breakout indie labels , honing in on a few unique operations that impressed us with their output over the course of those 12 months. One of those labels was Tiny Engines, the North Carolina-based imprint that's best known for its steadfast adherence to choice emotive music from all parts of the states.



  • Time to make voting easier for everyone, including Ohio's...

    Guest columnist State Rep. Kathleen Clyde represents the 75th Ohio House District in Portage County. She is a former election official and a noted expert in election law.



  • BIRTH: Norah Mae Siefer

    Norah Mae Siefer was born March 31, 2015, at Robinson Memorial Hospital in Ravenna. She weighed 5 pounds, 5 ounces at birth.



  • Regina Brett to make local appearances

    The best-selling author and popular Cleveland Plain Dealer columnist has a new book to discuss: "God Is Always Hiring: 50 Lessons for Finding Fulfilling Work," her latest collection of inspirational essays.



  • Legendary singer/songwriter performing in Kent, Port Clinton

    He'll perform at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at The Listening Room, 220 E. Perry St., Port Clinton and at 8 p.m. Monday at the Kent Stage 175 E. Main St., Kent. The musical roots of one of the most well-known protest songs in the history of American music date to Edwards' happy days at Ohio University in the 1960s.



  • PHOTO: Professor Linden Adkins says his road rage was prompted by a driver who was texting.

    A "road rage" incident caught on cell phone video at Kent State University has left an assistant professor at the school injured and facing charges, a university official said. On Wednesday evening, police at Kent State University in Kent, Ohio , responded to an incident near the campus' recreation center, according to a university spokeswoman speaking on behalf of the school's police department.



  • Faith & Religion

    Hope Lutheran Church will offer a "chat and chow" April 24 with students and staff of Lutheran Campus Ministries in Kent. Members who want to participate will meet at the church at 5 p.m. to carpool.



  • Craig Wetzel art exhibit kicks off 50th anniversary celebration of Kent-EL

    The art exhibition "Craig Wetzel: a Retrospective" will be the kickoff event for the 50th Anniversary Celebration of the Kent State East Liverpool Campus. The opening and reception for the exhibit is 5:30-7 p.m. April 14 in the Gallery of the Mary Patterson Building.



  • Chamber Chatter

    The Tallmadge Chamber of Commerce is pleased to welcome the following new members and their representatives: IT Works, Donna McKay; Domino's Pizza on Northwest Avenue, Christine Nicosia; Walmart in Brimfield, Vanessa Weekley; East Park Restaurant & Bar, Matt Schmahl; Absolute Bookkeeping Solutions LLC, Pam Watson; Fresh Body Rock LLC, Andrea Korkan; and Tallmadge Firefighters, Todd Schafer. We wish to welcome these businesses great success and look forward to working with them to grow their business.



  • Spirits meet skeptics at Kent Paranormal Weekend

    Aaron Copeland of Kent reflects in a black scrying mirror while attending the Kent Paranormal Weekend Saturday at the Kent Stage. Scrying, or gazing, mirrors can be used for an array of paranormal activities such as developing clairvoyance abilities, communicating with the dead, seeing into the past and future or tuning into past lives.



  • In The Community

    The Aurora Friends of Scouting is planning its fifth annual golf outing Aug. 8 at Hawthorn Valley Country Club in Solon. The funds will benefit Aurora Boy Scouting programs.



  • Summit County prosecutors reviewing case of Munroe Falls police...

    Summit County prosecutors are reviewing the investigation into the Kent police officer who fatally shot an ex-boyfriend who broke into her home and attacked her. Munroe Falls Police Chief Tom Pozza said police finished their investigation Monday and sent the case to the Summit County prosecutors Tuesday.



  • More than 1,500 without power in Stow; traffic lights out on S.R. 59

    Traveling in the Kent Road area of Stow? Traffic lights are out on S.R. 59 from the Kent border because of a power outage in the area caused by an accident on Kent Road.



  • Chamber Chatter

    If anyone is interested in participating, this is a free event sponsored by Kim Brendel's business class. It is designed to bridge the gap between reputable employers and the local youth labor force.



  • Diabetes Socks

    A team of researchers at Kent State University in Kent, Ohio is developing heat-sensitive socks to help diabetics. "We're using this same technology where the color of the liquid crystal according to the background temperature to pick up changes in temperature in the body," said John West, a Professor of Chemistry at Kent State University.



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