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Dec 4, 2016 4:00 AM

County OKs vacating Cotton Corners land 

Portage County's approval to vacate a portion of Newton Falls Road right-of-way at S.R. 14 marks the end of extensive changes to the Cotton Corners intersection in Ravenna Township. Portage County commissioners approved vacating a 250-foot long piece of the former Newton Falls Road.

By Mike Sever Staff Writer
Dec 4, 2016 4:00 AM

Transfer of prisoners approved by Senate 

COLUMBUS -- Legislation that would allow prisoners to be transferred to private facilities, like one in Youngstown, passed the Ohio Senate Thursday. The vote on SB 185 was 26-1, and the legislation heads back to the Ohio House for consideration of Senate amendments.

By Marc Kovac And David Skolnick Dix Capital Bureau
Holiday sounds in Kent
Dec 4, 2016 4:00 AM

Holiday sounds in Kent 

Members of the Kent State University Men's Choir clap hands while performing a Christmas at the annual Victorian Celebration at the Kent Historical Society Museum on Saturday morning.

By Roger J. Di Paolo
Festival of Lights in Kent
Dec 4, 2016 4:00 AM

Festival of Lights in Kent 

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Santa arrives in Kent
Dec 4, 2016 4:00 AM

Santa arrives in Kent 

Mrs. Claus and Santa join Kent Mayor Jerry Fiala in the countdown before turning on the holiday lights in downtown Kent during the Kent Festival of Lights on Saturday night. More photos, page B1.

'All about serving citizens'
Dec 4, 2016 4:00 AM

'All about serving citizens' 

Kathleen Chandler is wrapping up a 33-year career in public service at the end of this month. But don't think she's going to disappear from the scene. Six years ago, at age 78, Chandler was closing out her fourth consecutive two-year term in the Ohio House.

By Mike Sever Staff Writer
Balloon A-Fair fate uncertain
Dec 4, 2016 4:00 AM

Balloon A-Fair fate uncertain  1

After three years of rainy weather during the third Saturday in September, the Ravenna Balloon A-Fair's future is looking as dreary as the weather that has plagued the event in recent years.

By Diane Smith Staff Writer
undefeated
Dec 4, 2016 4:00 AM

undefeated 

Perfect Garfield passes tall test, defeating PTC Metro champs Ravenna.

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Dec 4, 2016 4:00 AM

Haymaker holiday markets set 

The Haymaker Famers' Market, Portage County's oldest producers-only farmers' market, invites the public to two holiday markets on Saturdays, Dec. 10 and Dec. 17 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the United Methodist Church, 1435 E. Main St., in Kent.

Dec 4, 2016 4:00 AM

New high school dedication set for Dec. 17 

The city of Streetsboro is invited Dec. 17 at 1 p.m. to celebrate the dedication of the new Streetsboro High School. The event will take place at 1 p.m. at the new school on S.R. 14. "We're on time and on budget," said Superintendent Michael Daulbaugh.

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Dec 4, 2016 4:00 AM

OhioMeansJobs at library Dec. 6 

Join an OhioMeansJobs Portage County representative at the Pierce-Streetsboro Library on Tuesday from 5-7 p.m. to learn how to search for jobs, post a resume, take career assessments, find training, and more, using the Ohio Means Jobs website. This program is free and open to the public.

Lighting ceremony kicks off holiday fun
Dec 4, 2016 4:00 AM

Lighting ceremony kicks off holiday fun 

In an annual kickoff of the holiday season, Mayor Glenn Broska, with help from Santa Claus and encouragement from about 40 onlookers, flipped the ceremonial switch, turning on the lights at the square in Streetsboro on Thursday.

Portage OKs $45M 2017 budget
Dec 3, 2016 4:00 AM

Portage OKs $45M 2017 budget 

Portage County Commissioners have adopted a general fund budget in excess of $45 million for 2017. That's up about $3 million from this year's starting budget. Commissioners said they expect to add about $1.1 million when the cash carryover from this year is known in January.

By Mike Sever Staff Writer
Kent State to close golf course
Dec 3, 2016 4:00 AM

Kent State to close golf course 3

Kent State University announced on Friday that it will close its golf course, located on 2346 S.R. 59 in Franklin Township, effective at the close of the fall season. The announcement came in a press release by Director of Athletics Joel Nielsen, citing financial challenges.

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Accused Ravenna Township killer remains on the loose
Dec 3, 2016 4:00 AM

Accused Ravenna Township killer remains on the loose 1

The manhunt for an accused killer wanted in Wednesday's murder of twoin Ravenna Township entered a third day Friday with no arrest. The Portage County Sheriff's Office remains on the hunt for David D. "D-Block" Calhoun Jr., 25, of Akron, Sheriff David Doak said Friday.

By Dave O'brien Staff Writer
Dec 3, 2016 4:00 AM

Parks District $8M, 10-year master plan set for approval 

The Portage Parks District will present it's final Comprehensive Parks Master Plan at a public meeting at 7 p.m. Monday at Ravenna's Reed Memorial Library. The 10-year, $8.

By Matthew Merchant Staff Writer
Field students lend a hand
Dec 3, 2016 4:00 AM

Field students lend a hand 

Members of the newly organized Field Middle School Leo Club made blankets for the homeless during a recent meeting. From left student Carter Anderson, Brimfield Lions Club member Dee Pamer and student Cassidy Herendeen work together. At left, student Heather Early works on a blanket.

Ravenna florist welcomes commuity at open house
Dec 3, 2016 4:00 AM

Ravenna florist welcomes commuity at open house 

Paul Moore, owner of City Gardener & Florist, is hosting a customer appreciation party and open house at his business, located at 329 N. Chestnut St. in Ravenna. The event began Friday and continues from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday.

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Dec 3, 2016 4:00 AM

Woman sentenced for hitting worker with car 

A Cuyahoga County woman who admitted to hitting an Aurora Farms outlets employee with her car while attempting to flee from a shoplifting incident recently was sentenced to five years probation and stripped of her driver's license for three years. Diamond S.

By Dave O'brien Staff Writer
Dec 3, 2016 4:00 AM

'Fill-A-Cruiser' event is Dec. 10 at Kent store 

The annual Kent Police & Citizens Association charity "Fill-A-Cruiser" will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, in the parking lot of the Walgreen's store, 320 S. Water St.