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Weather Outlook for Friday, February 24
Feb 24, 2017 11:20 AM

Weather Outlook for Friday, February 24

Record warmth will be slashed from the Great Lakes to the Gulf Coast tomorrow. Rain and gusty storms can erupt along the leading edge of cool air from New York to Virginia. Spottier showers will dot New England.

Feb 24, 2017 4:00 AM

Tips on bringing white into your decor 

At Home, D1
Feb 24, 2017 4:00 AM

Portage sheriff warns of burglary teams 

With warmer weather approaching and the time of year when many residents are outside working in their yards, comes warning of opportunistic thieves and burglars looking to victimize the public. Detective Lt.

By Dave O'brien Staff Writer
UH invests millions in Portage hospital
Feb 24, 2017 4:00 AM

UH invests millions in Portage hospital 

Changes at University Hospitals Portage Medical Center were the topic of Thursday's Business Round Table event sponsored by chambers of commerce in Portage County. William Benoit, chief operating officer at the Ravenna hospital, updated the group at the breakfast event.

By Diane Smith Staff Writer
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Feb 24, 2017 4:00 AM

Kent eyes zoning at Horning 

The city of Kent is taking steps to update its zoning code.

By Andrew Bugel Staff Writer
Garrettsville pot growers plead guilty
Feb 24, 2017 4:00 AM

Garrettsville pot growers plead guilty 

The owners of a Rootstown greenhouse and nursery business have pleaded guilty to felony drug charges after a Garrettsville police officer happened upon their illegal marijuana growing operation in February 2016 while investigating an improperly parked car. Christopher J.

By Dave O'brien Staff Writer
Feb 24, 2017 4:00 AM

Balloon A-Fair dance Saturday 

The Ravenna Balloon A-Fair "Dance of the Decades" will take place from 7 p.m. to midnight Saturday at the Italian American Club, 644 S. Chestnut St., Ravenna. A $10 donation is requested at the door.

Feb 24, 2017 4:00 AM

Windham welcomes new NHS members 

Windham High School on Wednesday inducted eight new members into the National Honor Society. Adviser Roger Eakins assembled his final NHS ceremony, prior to his retirement at the end of this year after being a part of Windham for 31 years.

Bollywood, K-pop in Hiram Saturday
Feb 24, 2017 4:00 AM

Bollywood, K-pop in Hiram Saturday 

Ten years ago, international students at Hiram College started an event that would allow others to experience different cultures through food, music and dance.

By Kelly Maile Staff Writer
Feb 23, 2017 10:18 AM

Ohio Senate OKs sales tax holiday

COLUMBUS — The Ohio Senate made quick work of legislation extending for a third year a sales tax holiday on back-to-school purchases, passing it Wednesday, a week after the bill’s first committee hearing.

By Marc Kovac, R-c Capital Bureau
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Feb 23, 2017 10:14 AM

Man charged with assaulting Portage deputy

A Freedom man is jailed on charges that he assaulted a Portage County sheriff's deputy on Tuesday during an incident in a Nelson mobile home park.James T. Cooper, 54, with a last known address of 9093 S.R. 700, was arrested Feb.

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Portage County weather forecast
Feb 23, 2017 10:05 AM

Portage County weather forecast

A storm barreling through the Midwest will spark potentially severe storms with damaging winds and a few tornadoes from Tennessee to Chicago and Detroit tomorrow.

Ravenna home invasion nets charges
Feb 23, 2017 4:00 AM

Ravenna home invasion nets charges  5

A former Rootstown High School student has been indicted on charges he took part in an armed home invasion robbery in a Ravenna residential neighborhood in January, one that almost cost a Ravenna man his life. Jason L.

By Dave O'brien Staff Writer
Aurora mayor shares 2017 plans
Feb 23, 2017 4:00 AM

Aurora mayor shares 2017 plans 

A crowd of several hundred attended Aurora Mayor Ann Womer Benjamin's State of the City speech Wednesday at the Aurora Chamber of Commerce's monthly luncheon at the Bertram Inn and Conference Center.

By Bob Gaetjens Staff Writer
Black History Month celebrated in Kent
Feb 23, 2017 4:00 AM

Black History Month celebrated in Kent  2

In celebration of Black History Month, students at Theodore Roosevelt High School in Kent created a "living history museum" Wednesday in the school's cafeteria. Students dressed up as famous African American people throughout history.

Sites at issue in Ravenna proposal
Feb 23, 2017 4:00 AM

Sites at issue in Ravenna proposal 

A facilities feasibility study for the city of Ravenna has yielded a proposal for a new safety building in three locations, and none of those spots seemed appealing to some members of city council.

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

Mantua council blasts Kasich on tax collections 

Mantua officials are opposed to Gov. John Kasich's budget proposal that would shift some income-tax collection duties from local government to the state and reduce local tax revenues.

By Kelly Maile Staff Writer
Feb 23, 2017 4:00 AM

Ravenna updating inventory of trees 

In February, Ravenna began a re-inventory of its rights of way trees. The 2017 tree inventory project, which was supported by the Ravenna's Shade Tree Commission, will update the city's 2007 tree inventory database.

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Feb 23, 2017 4:00 AM

Portage gets $300K for septic loans

Residents of Portage County with failing or malfunctioning septic systems can now apply for help under a limited county-wide program.

By Matthew Merchant Staff Writer
Windham names students of the month
Feb 23, 2017 4:00 AM

Windham names students of the month 

The staff at Windham Junior/Senior High School has chosen seven students to be recognized as the "Bomber Students of the Month" for February. These students represent their respective grade level and have what it takes to be a true Bomber.