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$3M expansion in Kent
Jan 15, 2017 4:00 AM

$3M expansion in Kent 

Family and Community Services Inc. will be expanding in Kent this year, bringing in at least 25 new jobs. Family and Community Services has been in Kent for 75 years. It's a $3 million project that will expand FCS offices, located at 143 Gougler Ave.

By Andrew Bugel Staff Writer
Ravenna chamber looks to change direction
Jan 15, 2017 4:00 AM

Ravenna chamber looks to change direction  1

Two former coworkers are back together and are helping to change the direction of the Ravenna Area Chamber of Commerce. Michael Hinton recently was named president of the organization, working beside Executive Director Ryann Kuchenbecker.

By Diane Smith Staff Writer
Bio-Med senior looks to change the world
Jan 15, 2017 4:00 AM

Bio-Med senior looks to change the world 

Persistence. It is something Astrid Sarfo has exhibited throughout her life with grace and polish and now she has a full scholarship to Rice University in Houston to show for it.

By Kelly Maile Staff Writer
United Way provides literacy kits to children
Jan 15, 2017 4:00 AM

United Way provides literacy kits to children 

United Way of Portage County recently provided Literacy Kits to children in the Portage County Head Start program. The kits are geared toward encouraging more children to read and to improve early grade reading and longterm school success rates.

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Jan 15, 2017 4:00 AM

UA plans to offer risk management degree 

The University of Akron will offer a new bachelor's degree in risk management and insurance as the industry attempts to fill what the State of Ohio estimates will be 29,000 job openings in the Ohio insurance business between now and 2024.

Jan 15, 2017 4:00 AM

'Hidden in Plain Sight' coming to Mogadore 

A traveling exhibit called "Hidden in Plain Sight," created by the Bath and Copley Township police departments,will be coming to Mogadore from 6 to 9 p.m. Jan. 16. The departments constructed what appears to be the bedroom of an average teenager.

Special retirement
Jan 15, 2017 4:00 AM

Special retirement 

It was the end of an era at Kent's Belli Orthodontics at 1551 S. Water St. Sheila Gahagan, a registered dental hygienist, retired after 35 years on the job. A single mother of five college graduates, Gahagan was known as an extremely humble and hard worker during her tenure. Dr.

Jan 15, 2017 4:00 AM

Salvage named incoming WSTB ops manager 

WSTB 88.9 FM's operations manager next year will be Streetsboro High School student Liam Salvage. Applicants also included Nathan Fabiniak Brandon Sanders and Kaelen Torrence, according to WSTB 88.9 FM General Manager Bob Long.

'Citizen of the Year,' Shaffer family, celebrated
Jan 15, 2017 4:00 AM

'Citizen of the Year,' Shaffer family, celebrated 

The Streetsboro Area Chamber of Commerce's Citizens of the Year, Jeff and Denise Shaffer and family, were honored Wednesday at the Chamber's annual awards dinner. The award was presented by Mayor Glenn Broska.

By Bob Gaetjens Staff Writer
'Wizard of Oz' spring show
Jan 15, 2017 4:00 AM

'Wizard of Oz' spring show 

Members of Streetsboro High School Theatre and Thrive got their first chance to perform in the new auditorium at Streetsboro High School during School Board member Denise Baba's Jan. 7 installation as the 2017 Ohio School Boards Association's president.

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Jan 15, 2017 4:00 AM

Tabata interval training offered 

Tabata Bootcamp is a program based on high intensity interval training, combined with other HIIT protocols, games and group exercises. The group environment helps participants stay accountable and work consistently to hit their fitness goals.

Jan 15, 2017 4:00 AM

Father-Daughter dance is Feb. 17 

Streetsboro's Father-Daughter dance will take place Feb. 17 at St. Joan of Arc Church, 8894 S.R. 14. The event is for girls from age 3 to 12 and their fathers. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., and the dance runs until 8 p.m.

Jan 15, 2017 4:00 AM

Chamber recognizes community members, businesses 

In addition to the Citizen of the Year award (see story above), the Streetsboro Area Chamber of Commerce presented several other awards, recognizing contributions to the Chamber and the community at large during 2016.

Portage GOP taps Cross for elections post
Jan 14, 2017 4:00 AM

Portage GOP taps Cross for elections post 

The Portage County Republican Party named a new member of the Portage County Board of Elections on Friday. Elayne Cross, currently vice chairwoman of the party, will replace Andrew Manning on the board following Manning's decision to step down.

By Matthew Merchant Staff Writer
Portage hospital helps first responders
Jan 14, 2017 4:00 AM

Portage hospital helps first responders 

Sheriff's deputies who find themselves dealing with a medical emergency now have some help from University Hospitals Portage Medical Center in Ravenna. Portage County Sheriff David Doak accepted 20 defibrillators and 20 trauma kits from the hospital.

By Diane Smith Staff Writer
Windham students 'Read to Succeed'
Jan 14, 2017 4:00 AM

Windham students 'Read to Succeed' 

Students in Windham Junior High School teacher Eliot Pennell's sixth-grade class earned the "Read to Succeed Award" from Achieve 3000, a program where student receive differentiated instruction according to their reading abilities.

Jan 14, 2017 4:00 AM

Portage MRDD board to meet on Wednesday 

The Portage County Board of Developmental Disabilities has scheduled its annual organizational meeting at 5 p.m. Wednesday, with the regular board meeting to follow at the Dennis M. Coble Administration Building, 2606 Brady Lake Road, Ravenna.

Kathleen Clyde named 'Legislator of the Year'
Jan 14, 2017 4:00 AM

Kathleen Clyde named 'Legislator of the Year'  2

State Rep. Kathleen Clyde of Kent was named "Legislator of the Year" for 2016 by the Ohio Association of Election Officials at tits annual conference Thursday in Columbus. The OAEO Legislator of the Year Award honors state legislators who have helped promote better elections in Ohio.

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Weather Outlook for Friday, January 13
Jan 13, 2017 10:21 AM

Weather Outlook for Friday, January 13

An ice storm will continue to take shape from the Plains to the mid-Atlantic tomorrow, with power outages and slick roads likely. Rain will affect areas farther south from the Southwest through the Tennessee Valley.

Jan 13, 2017 4:00 AM

Davey Tree eyeing Oak Knolls 

The Davey Tree Expert Co. is looking to expand and has its sights set on the eastern portion of Oak Knolls Golf Club, 6700 S.R. 43, which its doors on Jan. 1 after more than 56 years. Davey Tree officials discussed preliminary plans with the Franklin Township Zoning Commission on Thursday.

By Andrew Bugel Staff Writer