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Oct 2, 2016 4:00 AM

New architecture building links Kent State, downtown 

The new Architecture and Environmental Design Building, located on South Lincoln Street, stands not only as a symbol of Kent State University's growth and development, but also as a symbol of revitalization in the ever-changing downtown.

By Andrew Bugel | Staff Writer
Oct 2, 2016 4:00 AM

Design firm put students first 

Its strategic location on the Lester A. Lefton Esplanade and its goal of improving the learning environment for students are two of many characteristics of the new Kent State University College of Architecture and Environmental Design building that make it special, Marion Weiss said when asked.

Oct 2, 2016 4:00 AM

Students leading firms in NE Ohio, represent countries around world 

Graduates of the College of Architecture and Environmental Design can be found in 23 of the 25 major architectural firms in northeast Ohio and also in firms in Asia, Europe and the Middle East.

Architect: Building makes an important statement
Oct 2, 2016 4:00 AM

Architect: Building makes an important statement 

Its location, its use of natural lighting, its openness and its careful adherence to environmental design principles make the new College of Architecture and Environmental Design building an exciting signature building for Kent State University has ever constructed, Architect Allan Renzi said.

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Oct 2, 2016 4:00 AM

Kent State College of Architecture & Environmental Design making an impact 

Scheduled to be formally dedicated on Friday, Oct. 7, the new 117,000-square-foot, $49 million building that houses the Kent State University College of Architecture and Environmental Design already is making an impact.The building, which opened for classes on Aug.

By David Dix | Publisher
Oct 2, 2016 4:00 AM

Get to know the new home of the College of Architecture and Environmental Design 

OUTSIDE: 91,000 Bricksn 91,000 Belden bricks were made to create the outside of the building. The color was created by Belden Brick to perfectly bring together colors from downtown Kent and Kent State campus to further make the building a bridge between campus and downtown.

Rover band performing Queen songs as part of halftime show
Sep 20, 2016 4:00 AM

Rover band performing Queen songs as part of halftime show 

The Rootstown High School Marching Band is getting in the groove with Director Daniel McClowskey who was new to Rootstown last year."This is my second year as the Rootstown director of bands," McClowskey said.

By Kelly Maile | Staff Writer
Ravenna band regains numbers
Sep 20, 2016 4:00 AM

Ravenna band regains numbers 

The Ravenna High School band is regaining its lower register, thanks to a large freshman class.Band Director Drew Adametz said freshmen make up the largest group among his band of 49 students.

By Diane Smith | Staff Writer
Wildcats honoring late, great rock 'n roll artists
Sep 20, 2016 4:00 AM

Wildcats honoring late, great rock 'n roll artists 

The 2016-17 Mogadore High School Wildcat Marching Band is playing tribute to rock 'n' roll's late, great artists this yearBand Director Stephanie Bonitz said this year's show features songs such as "The Heat Is On" by Glenn Frey, late lead singer of The Eagles; "Let's Dance," by David Bowie; and "Let's Go Crazy," by Prince.

By Dave O'brien | Staff Writer
For the Marching Pride, it's all about having fun
Sep 20, 2016 4:00 AM

For the Marching Pride, it's all about having fun

The 2016 James A. Garfield Marching Pride has been working hard since mid-July, and is looking forward to another great season. Playing a hodgepodge mix of tunes, the group of 85 students and 6 honor guard members does its best to entertain the crowds at football games.

By Matthew Merchant | Staff Writer
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The Waterloo Marching Machine is bigger than ever
Sep 20, 2016 4:00 AM

The Waterloo Marching Machine is bigger than ever 

The Waterloo Marching Machine is back, bigger than ever this year.The band has 73 members, up from 59 last year."It's super exciting," said Director Angela Adkins of this year's marching band.

By Mike Sever | Staff Writer
Traditions alive for Crestwood Scarlet Guard
Sep 20, 2016 4:00 AM

Traditions alive for Crestwood Scarlet Guard

Audience members and musicians alike will be getting lost during this year's show from the Crestwood Scarlet Guard. The marching band will be performing "Dark Forest," with original music composed by Tim Hinton.

By Matthew Merchant | Staff Writer
157-member band to perform four halftime shows this season
Sep 20, 2016 4:00 AM

157-member band to perform four halftime shows this season 

During the course of the season, the Aurora High School Band will reveal four different halftime shows"We left band camp having marched all four shows with two weeks of prep and rehearsals that were two days a week, and then a week of band camp," said Eddie Nabring, the band's director and instrumental music teacher at the high

By Bob Gaetjens | Staff Writer
Marching Rockets to feature past and present pop songs
Sep 20, 2016 4:00 AM

Marching Rockets to feature past and present pop songs 

The Streetsboro Marching Rockets have a busy schedule of band shows and possibly even a skull session at the Ohio State University planned this season.

By Bob Gaetjens | Staff Writer
Field band performing music from Top 10 charts this season
Sep 20, 2016 4:00 AM

Field band performing music from Top 10 charts this season 

Over 20 years as band director, Charles Collins has helped sixth-graders who have never picked up an instrument become talented musicians on the field. "It's interesting to see," Collins said. "I really enjoy working with the kids.

By Kelly Maile | Staff Writer
Southeast marching band grows
Sep 20, 2016 4:00 AM

Southeast marching band grows 

The Southeast High School marching band is celebrating having its largest group on the field in more than 20 years.

By Diane Smith | Staff Writer
Sep 20, 2016 4:00 AM

Windham Bombers ready to embark on new season 

A total of 50 students, including six seniors, will make up the 2016 Windham Bombers marching band. Band director Rebecca Kresen enters her ninth year on the job and is optimistic about what the new season can hold.

By Andrew Bugel | Staff Writer
Sep 20, 2016 4:00 AM

Rough Riders Marching Band ready to embark on new season 

The 2016 Theodore Roosevelt High School Rough Riders Marching Band consists of 148 members and band director who has been at the forefront now for seven years.

By Andrew Bugel | Staff Writer
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Sep 11, 2016 4:00 AM

Balloon A-Fair committee welcomes all to 38th annual event 

Dear Community,"Soaring to New Heights" is the theme of the 2016 Ravenna Balloon A-Fair. We will have 22 hot air balloons to help us celebrate our 38th year.The Children's Parade, "Raven Pride Rising High," will be the start-up event on Thursday. Registration starts at 5 p.m.

Sep 11, 2016 4:00 AM

Ravenna Township trustees ready for Balloon A-Fair 

For 38 years the Ravenna Balloon A-Fair has managed to thrill and delight young and old alike. This year will be no exception. The Ravenna Balloon A-Fair team works diligently to renew and improve from one year to the next for this fine event.