What Were Kent's Top Stories of 2011?

Kent Patch invites readers to suggest the biggest news stories from the past year

Kent has seen its share of big news in 2011.

Construction has started on some very big redevelopment projects, including the , the and with Fairmount Properties.

Meanwhile, the story of the seems to have started a new chapter. There were two murders. Kent lost . And a young girl was in the Cuyahoga River.

What do you think was the biggest story in Kent for 2011? Tell us in the comments, and the staff at Kent Patch will take your suggestions and organize them into a poll for readers to pick the biggest story of 2011.

Debra-Lynn Hook December 05, 2011 at 12:49 PM
The crash on the bridge.
Matt Fredmonsky December 05, 2011 at 02:22 PM
That's a good one, Debra-Lynn. What do other readers think?
Matt Fredmonsky December 05, 2011 at 04:38 PM
I guess there were no big news stories in Kent in 2011? I think the sale of the old Kent hotel to Ron Burbick was a big story for the year.
Barbara A. Barkley December 05, 2011 at 10:31 PM
The hotel sale was a big story, as well as the opening up of the new bridge to traffic. Although, I tend to gravitate toward good news! Wondering what your most commented on story was in 2011, Matt? I'm guessing the SB-5 issue or the great Cajun Dave's smoker debate?
Alan Goldstein December 05, 2011 at 10:42 PM
Demolition and Construction from downtown to the new bridge and more...multiple stories but all on the same theme of progress and change.
MOST HATED PERSON ON PATCH December 05, 2011 at 11:21 PM
who cares?
Garret Ferrara December 06, 2011 at 03:53 AM
In terms of economic impact the TIGR grant for the multimodal structure. Without that their probably wouldn't have been the "new" hotel, the Fairmont project, or even Acorn II.
jackie treiber December 06, 2011 at 05:42 AM
All the crime !
Dave December 06, 2011 at 04:27 PM
That is a good story, but it's a 2010 headline...
Dave December 06, 2011 at 04:29 PM
All the student deaths
Todd Fisher December 06, 2011 at 07:20 PM
My vote goes to the story of Kent State Student Eric Johnston, who saved my daughter from drowning in the Cuyahoga River back in May of this year.
Colleen Thoele December 07, 2011 at 12:06 PM
Kent's own Charles Peachock makes it very far on America's Got talent!
James Thomas December 08, 2011 at 03:14 PM
The Library Levy passing 2-1.
Bethany Tipton Snyder December 28, 2011 at 06:01 PM
CHICKENS! Or the sad lack thereof.
Chriss December 29, 2011 at 01:04 AM
displacing 250 senior citizens like they never mattered, shame.


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