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Weather Outlook for Wednesday, March 1
Mar 1, 2017 10:21 AM

Weather Outlook for Wednesday, March 1

Cool and dry air will plunge southward across the Eastern states tomorrow, accompanied by snow showers in the Northeast. Thunderstorms will erupt over the Florida Peninsula. Intermittent snow and flurriesare forecast to dot the Midwest.

Mar 1, 2017 4:00 AM

Cluster housing OK'd in Ravenna  1

A new phase of the Harvest Rose apartment complex was approved Tuesday, over the exception of some who feared an increase of flooding and trespassing in the nearby Collins Pond neighborhood, and concerns about quality of life for the seniors who will live there.

By Diane Smith Staff Writer
Mar 1, 2017 4:00 AM

KSU groups fight travel ban  1

Student organizations are pushing to make Kent State University a sanctuary campus following President Donald Trump's travel ban. A petition by the Student Power Coalition has already received more than 600 signatures from a variety of student organizations on campus.

By Andrew Bugel Staff Writer
KSU celebrates Dr. Seuss
Mar 1, 2017 4:00 AM

KSU celebrates Dr. Seuss 

The Kent State University Bookstore hosted the third Dr. Seuss Read Across America celebration on Tuesday. KSU President Beverly Warren was the guest reader and the Dogs on Campus Pet Therapy Program joined in the fun. Activities included crafts, games, books and characters from popular Dr.

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Scholars visit Kent Rotary
Mar 1, 2017 4:00 AM

Scholars visit Kent Rotary 

The theme, "Change is in Our Hands," a look at how technology exemplified by the cell phone is accomplishing global change, was informally touched upon in round table discussions as Kent Rotary Tuesday hosted the 16 scholars in this year's International Leaders in Education Program (ILEP).

KSU names college dean
Mar 1, 2017 4:00 AM

KSU names college dean 

Kent State University's College of Education, Health and Human Services has selected James Hannon as its new dean. The move will go into effect on July 1.

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Mar 1, 2017 4:00 AM

Senator wants Rose reinstated 

COLUMBUS -- A state senator has again asked lawmakers to sign off on a resolution urging Major League Baseball to reinstate Pete Rose and allow his consideration for induction into the Hall of Fame. Sen.

By Marc Kovac R-c Capital Bureau
Mar 1, 2017 4:00 AM

Husted: 82 cast illegal votes in 6 years 

COLUMBUS -- Republican Secretary of State Jon Husted's office said Monday that it has identified another 385 non-citizens who registered to vote in Ohio, and 82 of those cast ballots in primary or general elections over the past half a dozen years.

By Marc Kovac Capital Bureau
Mar 1, 2017 4:00 AM

Brimfield PD 'Coffee with a Cop' is Saturday 

The Brimfield Police Department is hosting a "Coffee with a Cop" meet-and-greet from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Brimfield Bread Oven, 3956 S.R. 43. Officers, including Police Chief Roy Mosley III, will be there for coffee and conversation with the public.

Mar 1, 2017 4:00 AM

Southeast board to meet Saturday 

The Southeast Board of Education will meet at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the board administrative offices, 8245 Tallmadge Road, for the purpose of a work session.

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Mar 1, 2017 4:00 AM

Billprotects datingviolence victims 

COLUMBUS -- The Ohio House moved legislation Tuesday that would enable victims of dating violence to seek protection orders against their attackers. HB 1 passed on a vote of 92-2 and heads to the Ohio Senate for further consideration. In tearful comments from the floor, Rep.

By Marc Kovac R-c Capital Bureau
Feb 28, 2017 2:35 PM

Ohio state senator urges MLB to reinstate Pete Rose

COLUMBUS — A state senator has again asked lawmakers to sign off on a resolution urging Major League Baseball to reinstate Pete Rose and allow his consideration for induction into the Hall of Fame.Sen.

By Marc Kovac, R-c Capital Bureau
Feb 28, 2017 2:03 PM

Ohio House OKs dating violence legislation

COLUMBUS — The Ohio House moved legislation Tuesday that would enable victims of dating violence to seek protection orders against their attackers.HB 1 passed on a unanimous vote and heads to the Ohio Senate for further consideration.

By Marc Kovac, R-c Capital Bureau
Portage County weather forecast
Feb 28, 2017 10:08 AM

Portage County weather forecast

A storm system will spark rain in the northern mid-Atlantic and New England tomorrow. Strong thunderstorms are forecast to rumble from the Ohio and Tennessee River valleys to the mid-Atlantic.

Police: Priest stole $160K from church
Feb 28, 2017 4:00 AM

Police: Priest stole $160K from church  2

After receiving a report from the Diocese of Youngstown last week, the Streetsboro Police Department is investigating the alleged theft of more than $160,000 in church funds by the late pastor of St. Joan of Arc Church in Streetsboro.

By Dave O'brien Staff Writer
Portage libraries now a 'hotspot'
Feb 28, 2017 4:00 AM

Portage libraries now a 'hotspot' 

Portage County District Library has added mobile hotspots to the list of things people can check out for free. The library recently announced it purchased 40 mobile hotspots that people can check out for two weeks at a time.

By Kelly Maile Staff Writer
Feb 28, 2017 4:00 AM

Portage gets $400,000 in state funding  1

State Rep. Kathleen Clyde (D-Kent) announced Monday that $402,000 has been awarded in state funding to Portage County.

Kent Council eyes forgiving loan
Feb 28, 2017 4:00 AM

Kent Council eyes forgiving loan 

Kent City Council on Wednesday will discuss whether to forgive a loan the city gave to Wells Sherman Inc. for the preservation of the historic Wells Sherman House. Councilwoman Tracy Wallach presented the idea to council on Feb. 15.

By Andrew Bugel Staff Writer
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Feb 28, 2017 4:00 AM

Crestwood residents talk bond issue

Residents of Crestwood School District who attended a community forum held Monday night at the high school had their questions answered on the upcoming school bond issue.

By Matthew Merchant Staff Writer
Feb 28, 2017 4:00 AM

Bill would approve filing local campaign reports electronically 

COLUMBUS -- Local elections officials would be allowed to accept campaign finance reports electronically, under legislation being considered in the Ohio Senate. Sen.

By Marc Kovac Capital Bureau