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Jan 23, 2017 2:26 PM

Kent Safeway robbed for second time in a month

For the second time in a month, an armed robbery has targeted a convenience store on Fairchild Avenue in Kent.This time, the robber failed to get anything and fled, empty-handed, down Silver Meadows Boulevard.

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Jan 23, 2017 10:41 AM

Trial in death of Rootstown man set for May

The trial of a Summit County man accused of killing a Rootstown man in April 2016 inside a Smith Avenue residence will start in early May, a Portage County judge said Friday.

By Dave O'brien Staff Writer
Portage County weather forecast
Jan 23, 2017 10:18 AM

Portage County weather forecast

Snow and ice will cause treacherous travel across interior New England tomorrow as wind-swept rain lashes the coast. The mid-Atlantic will dry out, with warmth building across the South. Blizzard conditions are expected to unfold over the northern Plains.

Recording Portage County's past
Jan 23, 2017 4:00 AM

Recording Portage County's past

For the first time in more than 75 years, a Republican holds the office of County Recorder. But it isn't about party for Lori Calcei, who greets inquisitive visitors to the fourth floor of the County Administration Building with a smile.

By Matthew Merchant Staff Writer
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Evaluating Ravenna history
Jan 23, 2017 4:00 AM

Evaluating Ravenna history

More than 30 students at Kent State University got a closer look at numerous historic buildings in the Ravenna area recently when they evaluated the Chestnut Street corridor for a class project.

By Diane Smith Staff Writer
Jan 23, 2017 4:00 AM

20 years for fentanyl sales 

An Akron man likely will be sentenced to 20 years in prison after he admitted selling fentanyl obtained from China that resulted in a fatal overdose. Leroy S. Steele, 36, recently pleaded guilty in U.S.

Brimfield officers lauded
Jan 23, 2017 4:00 AM

Brimfield officers lauded 

Three Brimfield police officers have been recognized by the township with awards for their efforts in keeping the township safe last year. Brimfield police Sgt.

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Study: Cell phones slow down workouts
Jan 23, 2017 4:00 AM

Study: Cell phones slow down workouts

A new study led by Hiram College researcher Michael Rebold shows cell phones and calisthenics don't often mix.

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Jan 23, 2017 4:00 AM

Statewide PIT count to track homelessness 

The annual, statewide Point In Time (PIT) Count is intended to provide information to individuals and families of Portage County who might be experiencing homelessness. Beginning at 8 p.m.

Jan 23, 2017 4:00 AM

Atwater trustees set schedule for 2017 meetings 

The Atwater Township Board of Trustees' regularly scheduled meetings for 2017 will be held at 7 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at the Atwater Town Hall, 1219 S.R. 183.

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Jan 23, 2017 4:00 AM

Commissioners set meetings 

The Portage County Board of Commissioners will meet at 8 a.m. Feb. 7, in the board room in the Portage County Administration Building, 7th Floor, 449 South Meridian Street, Ravenna, to discuss the Portage County Drug Court and any other general purpose business of the board.

Brimfield volunteer Bryner lauded
Jan 23, 2017 4:00 AM

Brimfield volunteer Bryner lauded 

Longtime Brimfield volunteer Barbara Bryner recently was honored with two special awards for her years of service to her community. The first came from State Sen. John Eklund, who presented her with an Ohio State Senator's Commendation for her years of dedicated service to Brimfield.

Jan 23, 2017 4:00 AM

Motorcycle program begins 

The Ohio Department of Public Safety's Motorcycle Ohio Rider Education Program online registration begins at 8 a.m. today. Those wanting to learn how to ride a motorcycle or refresh their motorcycle safety skills may register at www.motorcycle.ohio.

Jan 23, 2017 4:00 AM

Kent Citizens Police Academy starting up 

The Kent Police Department is launching its seventh Citizens Police Academy this spring. The Citizens Police Academy offers an opportunity for members of the Kent area to see first hand what police officers do and experience.

Jan 22, 2017 4:00 AM

Windham overdose case nets guilty plea 

A Windham man will be evaluated for court-ordered drug treatment after pleading guilty to causing a non-fatal heroin overdose in the village last spring. Jonathan M. Walker, 27, of 9544 Greenmeadow Road, is scheduled to be sentenced Monday, Feb.

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Mantua Twp. man charged with girl's rape
Jan 22, 2017 4:00 AM

Mantua Twp. man charged with girl's rape 

A Mantua Township man has pleaded not guilty to raping a 15-year-old girl late last summer. Sebastian C. Paratore, 33, of 3515 S.R. 82, was indicted Dec.

By Dave O'brien Staff Writer
Kent burglar gets3-year term in prison
Jan 22, 2017 4:00 AM

Kent burglar gets3-year term in prison 

A Kent man is serving a prison term after pleading guilty to the June 2016 burglary of a Cherry Street apartment. Portage County Common Pleas Judge Becky Doherty sentenced Kevin W.

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85-year-old driver dies in Deerfield
Jan 22, 2017 4:00 AM

85-year-old driver dies in Deerfield 

An 85-year-old Hiram man died Friday after his car left the road and hit a tree in Deerfield Friday night. The Ravenna post of the Ohio Highway Patrol said the crash took place at 7 p.m. Friday on S.R. 14, just south of U.S. 224. Troopers say Donald A.

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Jan 22, 2017 4:00 AM

Pirates top G-Men to claim first place 

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Interfaith marchers appeal for justice
Jan 22, 2017 4:00 AM

Interfaith marchers appeal for justice 

People of all faiths, including some area elected officials, came together in downtown Kent Saturday afternoon to take a stand for justice. About 100 people gathered in front of the Portage County Municipal Courthouse for a "Post Inaugural Coming Together for Reconciliation.

By Diane Smith Staff Writer