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Jul 24, 2017 2:02 PM

Route 14 between Sebring Johnson Road, Deerfield Circle closed

RAVENNA — S.R. 14 between Sebring Johnson Road and the Deerfield Circle is closed for a semi that jackknifed, according to the Ravenna Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol. The incident happened at about 1:30 p.m.

By Tim Troglen Reporter
Search on to fill empty space in Aurora plaza
Jul 24, 2017 10:44 AM

Search on to fill empty space in Aurora plaza

The new management company of Barrington Town Square in Aurora is looking for a new tenant for Doogan’s of Aurora, a restaurant and banquet center that closed at the end of June, according to Mike Guggenheim, president of Guggenheim Real Estate Inc.

By Bob Gaetjens, Reporter
Final day draws crowd to Ox Roast
Jul 24, 2017 4:00 AM

Final day draws crowd to Ox Roast

Weather held out for large crowds at the last day of the Ox Roast Fair, taking place for the 54th consecutive year on the grounds of St. Joseph Church in Mantua.

Water dog detectives help emergency crews find submerged bodies
Jul 24, 2017 4:00 AM

Water dog detectives help emergency crews find submerged bodies

WAYNESVILLE -- Jason LaGore pulled the frozen body part from the red-and-white Coleman cooler in the bed of his pickup truck, tucked it inside a wire cage to hold it together over time, tethered the contraption to a tree limb and let it sink eight feet into the middle of Caesar Creek Lake.

By Holly Zachariah Gatehouse Ohio Media
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Company looks to bring jobs to Streetsboro
Jul 24, 2017 4:00 AM

Company looks to bring jobs to Streetsboro

Bursting its seams in Auburn Township and needing more workers, Stainless Works hopes to move to Streetsboro, bringing with it 50 full-time jobs and a $2.3 million payroll.

By Bob Gaetjens Staff Writer
Brimfield PD's Pettit promoted to sergeant
Jul 24, 2017 4:00 AM

Brimfield PD's Pettit promoted to sergeant

The Brimfield Police Department's newest sergeant is John Pettit, a 10-year veteran who was promoted last week in front of family, friends and colleagues, the department announced. Brimfield Police Chief Roy Mosley III, left, shakes hands with Pettit.

Jul 24, 2017 4:00 AM

Portage APL to host golf outing

The Portage County Animal Protective League will host the Paws for Golf Charity Outing on Aug. 12 from noon to 7 p.m. at the Racoon Hill Golf Club in Kent. All proceeds benefit the APL and the nearly a thousand animals rescued and adopted each year.

Jul 24, 2017 4:00 AM

Ohio reps want work included in welfare reforms

WASHINGTON -- More than 20 years after Bill Clinton, Newt Gingrich and John Kasich reformed "welfare as we know it," two Ohio lawmakers are vowing to do it again, saying that the government must do more to encourage people to work rather than live on federal largesse. Reps.

By Jessica Wehrman Gatehouse Ohio Media
Jul 24, 2017 4:00 AM

Registration for school supply assistance set

School starts early this year and the Center of Hope and Kent Social Services will be holding registration sign-ups for those families who need assistance for basic school supplies needs.

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Jul 24, 2017 4:00 AM

Tree removal cuts power to Mantua

As many as 1,500 people in Mantua -- including the grounds of the annual Ox Roast Fair -- were without power Sunday night. Capt. Mike Pender of the Mantua-Shalersville Fire District said a Mantua Township resident was cutting down a tree and took down a power line at about 4:30 p.m.

By Diane Smith Staff Writer
Downed tree cuts power in Mantua area
Jul 23, 2017 5:41 PM

Downed tree cuts power in Mantua area

As many as 1,500 people in Mantua — including the grounds of the annual Ox Roast Fair — were without power Sunday night.

On the front lines
Jul 23, 2017 4:00 AM

On the front lines

As the heroin epidemic continues to take the lives of their children, families and friends, Mantua Mayor Linda Clark and church members formed a group, Start Talking Portage, to address the problem.

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

Kent mayor: No tax hike will fund new city hall

Kent city officials will meet this week to narrow down a list of architects to build the city's new city hall, which Mayor Jerry Fiala said won't be funded with a tax increase.

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

Medicaid cuts would affect thousands in Portage

Almost 8,000 people across Portage County could lose their health care coverage and trigger a public health crisis if the federal government repeals the Affordable Care Act.

By Matthew Merchant Staff Writer
Pence's Ohio critique ignores his past
Jul 23, 2017 4:00 AM

Pence's Ohio critique ignores his past 1

Vice President Mike Pence's criticism of Ohio's Medicaid expansion appears to be a very high-profile case of the pot calling the kettle black.

By Marty Schladen Gatehouse Ohio Media
Jul 23, 2017 4:00 AM

PMHA director to speak at church in Ravenna

A breakfast meeting with guest speaker Pamela Nation Calhoun, director of the Portage Metropolitan Housing Authority, will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Aug. 5 at Winfield Church of God in Christ, 6595 Winfield St., Ravenna. All are welcome.

Jul 23, 2017 4:00 AM

PARTA makes temporary route changes

Beginning Monday until further notice, the PARTA Akron Express and Cleveland Express routes will not be servicing the front of the Kent Student Center.

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Jul 23, 2017 4:00 AM

Ravenna Twp. roads to be resurfaced

A $351,000 contract has been awarded by the Portage County Board of Commissioners to Shelly and Sands Inc. of Akron to resurfaced portions of Peck Road and Lovers Lane in Ravenna Township starting this month.

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