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 …
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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 …
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
The Kent location is the newest of nine Dino Palmieri Salons and the first being branded RUSH.
Public gets first look at upper floors of restored downtown landmark
Ron Burbick spent Monday evening thanking the many people who contributed to the restoration of Acorn Corner with a private party in anchor-tenant Buffalo Wild Wings mezzanine. The unofficial grand opening gave the invite-only crowd a chance to tour the upper floors of the building, which is now home to the Kent Area Chamber of Commerce and Marathon Financial Services on the third floor with apartments on floors four and five. The Acorn Alley developer credited numerous partners and contributors to the restoration of the old Kent hotel, which is abuzz again at the corner of South DePeyster and East Main streets downtown. Burbick thanked private Kent residents who invested in the project, city officials for speeding the sale and permit …
Monday, May 13, 2013
The cost of colonoscopies, MRIs, CT scans and mammograms can shift a lot from place to place.
It costs $20 more to get an MRI in Summit County than in Portage County. That's according to data from New Choice Health, a private company that encourages people to become smarter healthcare consumers. The two counties border each other, Cuyahoga County includes the city of Cleveland and the headquarters for MetroHealth Medical Center, University Hospitals and the Cleveland Clinic. These big regional differences have been in the news lately: As the Washington Post wrote last week, "One hospital charges $8,000 - another $38,000." Using the same data as the Post, The New York Times listed out the prices of a series of procedures in hospitals across the country. The Times and the Post used data from Centers for Medicare and Medicaid …
Kent's Economic Development Director recently had surgery and the community is showing they care for him with photos on Facebook.
It's an adage, but a picture is worth a thousand words ... and in this case, it's worth a thousand caring words from Kent to a city employee. Dan Smith, the city's economic development director, recently underwent surgery. To cheer him up, the Kent Area Chamber of Commerce director has been taking around a sign that says, "We Love & Miss You Dan" to different businesses and organizations in Kent. Groups from around Kent are snapping a picture with the sign and adding it to Facebook: (Click the following links to see the corresponding photos on Facebook.) To see all of the photos, visit the Kent Area Chamber of Commerce Facebook page. The sign was made by David Sommers & Associates. Do you or your organization have a photo to share …