Friday, January 11, 2013
Information provided by Bath Township Police.
A Kent woman is suffering from the effects of extreme cold after losing control of her car and flipping it into Yellow Creek early Thursday morning. According to Bath Township Police Chief Michael McNeely, the 42-year-old was heading to her Bath Township job when she lost control on her car on ice, hit the guardrail on the north side of Yellowcreek Road, bounced to the north side, went up an embankment of snow and flipped off the bridge. Her car landed upside down in the creek, McNeely said. "We suspect the woman was trapped in her car for about 40 minutes," McNeely said. "She was able to crawl out a window and started to crawl up an embankment when someone saw her." The passer-by helped the woman get out of the creek and wrapped blankets…
Tuesday, December 25, 2012
Kent Patch is counting down the top 10 most read stories of 2012 with the story that had the most readers to be announced on New Year's Eve
Editor's note: In our second year reporting on Kent, Kent Patch produced 2,000 news articles — excluding events and announcements — about everything from lost pets to the city budget. But only 10 of those stories were the most read on our site after having received thousands of individual readers each. Counting down to New Year's Eve, Kent Patch will announce the top ten most-read stories of the year with the story that received the most readers announced on Dec. 31. Today we're revealing story No. 7, which originally appeared April 19, 2012, and broke the news about a crash on River Bend Boulevard involving three students at Theodore Roosevelt High School. The original story received more than 200 Facebook recommendations. Click on the …
Monday, December 10, 2012
Damage estimated at $100,000
An Akron man has been charged with drunken driving after crashing into three utility poles on West Main Street this weekend. Kent Police charged Daniel Vondrak, 22, with operating a vehicle while intoxicated, a first-degree misdemeanor, and failure to keep reasonable control of his vehicle, a minor misdemeanor, after an accident early Sunday. Vondrak was driving eastbound on S.R. 59 at a high rate of speed near Spaulding Boulevard when his Toyota Camry hit the curb and then struck a wooden utility pole, which was thrown 15 feet from the point of impact, according to Kent Police. Vondrak's Camry slammed into a traffic signal support pole before coming to rest on top of a car in the parking lot of Enterprise Rent-A-Car. Kent Police Lt. James…
Saturday, April 14, 2012
Danyelle Hall of Streetsboro faces felony charge after January crash downtown
A Streetsboro woman has been charged with a felony hit-skip driving offense following a January crash in downtown Kent that involved two Kent State University students. Kent Police charged Danyelle Hall, 29, with hitting two pedestrians on South Water Street outside 157 Lounge on Jan. 15 and fleeing the scene. The accident happened at about 2 a.m. Hall struck Cassandra Norrid and Abby M. Allen as they were crossing South Water Street on foot, according to the Kent Police accident report. Norrid suffered a broken femur and was transported to Akron City Hospital by the Kent Fire Department. Allen sustained minor injuries. Both Norrid and Allen are listed as seniors in Kent State's online student directory. Kent Police Lt. Paul Canfield said …
Sunday, January 1, 2012
Kent Patch is republishing the editor's picks for top stories of 2011 this week with brief updates.
Editor's Note: in March, a serious rollover crash in downtown Kent involved five seniors from Theodore Roosevelt High School. Two of them were injured seriously. In our latest update, we talked to the mother of the most seriously injured student, Zach Marlow, about how he couldn't graduate with his class this past summer because of school time missed while in the hospital. Below is the original story, republished today as one of the editor's picks for top stories of 2011. March 16, 2011 Five seniors at Theodore Roosevelt High School were injured Wednesday morning when the SUV they were riding in rolled over at the intersection of Crain Avenue and Lake Streets. One of the passengers, Zach Marlow, was injured critically when he became …
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Kent woman charged with drunken driving after hitting side of building
A Kent woman has been charged with drunken driving after crashing her SUV into the side of a popular restaurant Tuesday afternoon. Cindy Vair, 52, of 5098 Sherman Wood Drive, drove her 2004 Toyota 4Runner into the side of Bistro on Main shortly after noon Tuesday. Kent Police Lt. Jim Prusha said Vair was arrested and charged with drunken driving, or operating a vehicle while intoxicated, which is a first-degree misdemeanor. She also was charged with reckless operation. He said it was a low-speed accident that happened after Vair had pulled into the parking lot. "My understanding is she was going to that business to eat and didn’t stop in time," Prusha said. "It did cause some damage to the car and to the building." Prusha said Vair was not…
Thursday, April 14, 2011
Victim's condition unknown
A pedestrian in a wheelchair was struck by a vehicle on the Kent State University campus Thursday night. The accident happened shortly after 9 p.m. near the Centennial Court residence halls, according to police radio traffic. The victim's name and condition were unavailable Thursday night. Check Kent Patch Friday for updates on this story.
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Kent senior talks about crash that injured him and four friends last week
Jake Prunty is lucky. He could be sitting in a wheelchair, or worse. Instead, he was released from the hospital one day after a rollover crash in downtown Kent injured him and four friends, one seriously. Now, the only obvious sign of his being in the crash is a special back brace — and the lingering physical and emotional pain. Even a fractured L1 vertebra couldn't stop him from returning to school on Friday to a barrage of hugs, questions and good wishes from his fellow students and administrators at Theodore Roosevelt High School. “I tell everybody 'don’t squeeze me tight, just give me a pat,'” he joked. “I went on Friday to show everyone that I was all right and that I wasn’t paralyzed, because there was a rumor going around school …