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  • First big snow of season hits early

    Northeast Ohio was hit with its first major snowfall of the 2014-15 season last week, with the Snow Belt of Geauga, Lake and Ashtabula getting hit hard Nov. 13 , and residents in the remainder of the region waking up on Nov. 17 to three to four inches of snow.



  • First big snow of season hits early

    Northeast Ohio was hit with its first major snowfall of the 2014-15 season last week, with the Snow Belt of Geauga, Lake and Ashtabula getting hit hard Nov. 13 , and residents in the remainder of the region waking up on Nov. 17 to three to four inches of snow.



  • First big snow of season hits early

    Northeast Ohio was hit with its first major snowfall of the 2014-15 season last week, with the Snow Belt of Geauga, Lake and Ashtabula getting hit hard Nov. 13 , and residents in the remainder of the region waking up on Nov. 17 to three to four inches of snow.



  • Shawn Kelley | Get up, stand up

    The source of the protest: the formation of a park. The following year in Kent, Ohio, a student protest of the Cambodian Campaign and the war in Vietnam results in National Guard involvement again, this time leaving four students dead.



  • Blaze reported on East Main Street near Kent State campus

    Kent firefighters have been called to the scene of a fire at 701 E. Main St. in the Franklin Apartments, which are located across the street from Kent State University's front campus.



  • Portage County voters nix jail, library levies

    Issue 18, a two-year, 0.5-mill additional levy to fund improvements at the county jail was defeated by a 2-to-1 margin -- 27,357 to 13,215 -- according to complete but unofficial results from the county elections board. Issue 15, a 1-mill, 10-year levy for operations at the Portage County District Library, was turned down 16,284 to 12,425.



  • Kent honors fallen solider with highway dedication

    David Cruz wipes his eyes as Scott Hamilton embraces his wife, Connie, at a ceremony renaming a section of State Route 43 in honor of his son, Army Spc. Adam Hamilton, on Tuesday at Kent Roosevelt High School in Kent.



  • The Wiki wizard

    Behind every town's Wikipedia page is a devoted editor , continually crafting the page and adding changes to reflect its growth and history. For a town with fewer than 2,000 residents, Stephens City boasts a Wikipedia page that could instill envy in larger cities.



  • Preventing falls, Medicare info, VA Medical Center open house and flu shots: Free health...

    Kent State University is holding a Symposium on Aging on Nov. 13. The focus of the day-long event, which is free and open to the public, is on preventing falls at home. CLEVELAND, Ohio --The first Kent State Symposium on Aging will be held from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 13 at the Kent State University Hotel and Conference Center, 215 Depeyster St., Kent.



  • Luncheon to feature Abby Greer

    The Streetsboro Area Chamber of Commerce will host its next monthly luncheon Nov. 12 at The Overlook, 1819 Overlook Road, Kent. The event will run from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and feature Abby Greer of Kent Community TimeBank.



  • Election Update: Issue 21 loses in Kent

    Issue 21, the Community Bill of Rights charter amendment in Kent that sought to ban hydraulic fracking in the city, lost by 300 votes.



  • John R. Fox gets life in prison without parole in Franklin Township slaying

    John R. Fox was sentenced Monday morning to life in prison without the possibility of parole after pleading no contest to charges of murder, robbery, kidnapping and tampering with evidence in the December 2013 slaying of an Alliance man he lured to the Kent area through an online ad.



  • Hundreds of issues and races will be decided by Ohio voters tomorrow

    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.



  • Portage Pathways: Kline's Market endured for nearly 80 years in Kent

    Emmet Kline had plenty of competition to contend with when he purchased M.L. Fox's grocery store at the corner of South Water and Erie streets in downtown Kent in 1910.



  • Thursday Morning Men's Work Group offering discount Flashes/Zips tickets

    The Thursday Morning Men's Work Group at Tallmadge United Methodist Church is sponsoring discount tickets and transportation to the Kent State University Golden Flashes vs. the University of Akron Zips football game at 7 p.m. Nov. 25 at Dix Stadium in Kent.



  • Lifetime of travels flavors music created by Sinkane

    In the music video for How We Be, a single from his fifth and latest album, Mean Love, the singer-songwriter known as Sinkane coolly puts his face and falsetto before a vibrant melange of ballerinas and break dancers busting moves along the Brooklyn waterfront. In retrospect, his cameo seemed questionable.



  • 'Yes' on Bill of Rights measure for Kent

    By passing the Kent Community Bill of Rights, we would prevent unwanted hydrocarbon extraction, including any fracking or injection wells, within the city of Kent.



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