Saturday, May 25, 2013
Roof installed in 2013, 2-car attached garage
This three-bedroom, two-bath Colonial at 225 Woodard Ave. has 1,312 square feet and is listed for $139,900. For more details, including how to schedule a private showing, check out the listing on our real estate partner Zillow. Or check out more Kent real estate listings.
Thursday, May 23, 2013
The newly launched site offers tips, info and digital know-how for small business owners.
Patch has launched a new site to educate and empower small businesses with the digital tools, social media strategies and marketing know-how needed to ensure long-term growth. It's called Small Business Patch. Readers will have access to exclusive interviews with well-known founders and CEOs and small business industry experts who share their experiences, advice and tips for success. One of the latest articles features an exclusive interview with successful real estate entrepreneur, Barbara Corcoran, founder of The Corcoran Group. In this Q&A, Corcoran discusses the how to take advantage of the size of a small businesses, and why making big “mistakes” made all the difference in her success. Click here to read about the tactics Corcoran …
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Find homes for sale in Kent on this page every week, from our partners at Zillow.
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Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Attorney for property owner asks zoning board for 60-day recess
After nearly two hours, the Kent Board of Zoning Appeals appeared no closer Monday to deciding the fate of a house set for demolition on Franklin Avenue. The zoning board reconvened its April 15 meeting, which itself lasted several hours, Monday night to continue hearing the appeal of a demolition order for the house at 509 Franklin Ave. Ravenna attorney Diana Prehn argued on behalf of the property owner, Caven McLoughlin, for the city to hold off on its plans to pursue demolition of the house so he could make repairs. City building officials condemned the house in 2009 due in large part to damage caused by a fire at the property next door in 2007. Click here for more information about why the house is on track for demolition. "We are just…
Monday, May 20, 2013
Check out a selection of the blogger contributions from community members, including businesses, hospitals and people just like you.
All members of the community are invited to "share what they know" and become a Local Voice, aka blogger, on Kent Patch. Click through the links below to learn about what people in your community have to say about current events, businesses, family and living. • Do you let your children or pets drink from the hose on those hot and sunny days? Mom blogger Elana West questioned the safety of it and shared her research with us. • Akron Metropolitan Area Transportation Study (AMATS) writes about a new four-year program of highway, public transportation, and bike and pedestrian projects. Find out what they are here. • A local member of World Exchange is looking for families to host French students this summer. Blogger Jill Quinn, whose family …
Saturday, May 18, 2013
The home has nine-foot ceilings and hardwood floors in the foyer and bathroom.
This three-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bathroom home at 784 Admore Dr. has 2,100 total square feet and is priced at $212,000. For more details, including how to schedule a private showing, check out the listing on our real estate partner Zillow. Or check out more Kent real estate listings.
Friday, May 17, 2013
What's the most memorable structure you think Kent has lost recently?
In the past four years structures across Kent's landscape have quickly been disappearing. And 2012 was no exception. The city issued demolition permits for 24 structures in 2012. That's the most in one year since 2009, when Kent started to see a sudden rush of construction work largely in preparation for the more than $100 million redevelopment of downtown under way now. Here's how the number of razed structures spread out over the past four years: That's 77 total buildings that were erased from the landscape permanently. To be fair, that number includes some less than memorable buildings ranging from detached garages to condemned houses and even a vacant old motel. But included in that massive pile of bricks was the old C.L. Gougler …
Porthouse mansion in Sugar Bush Knolls sold for $300,000
A foreclosed mansion with deep Kent roots sold at a bargain recently at sheriff's auction. PNC Bank was the successful bidder at the foreclosure auction for the former Porthouse estate in Sugar Bush Knolls just north of the Kent city limits. The mansion and grounds, which sold for $1.2 million in 1995, were bought by PNC Bank as part of a foreclosure sale for $311,100, according to the Portage County Clerk of Courts online records. The property had been appraised at $425,000 for auction. A Portage County judge signed off on the sale late last month. PNC Bank is the same mortgage lender that filed coreclosure proceedings on the property in August 2012 against former owner Daryl J. Yane. The house had been built in the early 1960s by Cyril …
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Kent's livery will open soon on Cuyahoga River Day.
Crooked River Adventures announced on its Facebook page that it will open for the season on Saturday May 18 — which is coincidentally Cuyahoga River Day. "Once we open for the season, we will open at 7:30 a.m., but we won’t be open in Fridays until Memorial Day weekend," said Kent State University's outdoor adventure coordinator David Herpy. For more information on hours, prices and other options, visit the Crooked River Adventures website. Here's a little bit of information on Cuyahoga River Day: The 23rd annual River Day celebrates the comeback river — the Cuyahoga. With the improvement of water quality, the economic promise of the river is being realized everywhere along its 100-mile course. On the lower river, Rivergate transforms …
University agrees to lease house in River Bend neighborhood for $56,000 annually
Kent State University has another element that may help in the search for the 12th president of Ohio's second largest university. The university's board of trustees formally established a presidential residence Tuesday at 1501 Elizabeth Court in Kent's River Bend neighborhood — a house formerly owned by Kent State President Lester Lefton and his wife, Linda. The formal vote to establish the residence follows action last month by the university to enter into a lease agreement with Shaker Heights, OH, attorney Edward Cochran, who bought the house from the Leftons in April for $700,000. The lease agreement stipulates the university will lease the house as the official presidential residence for a period of 20 years, until 2033, from Cochran …