Sunday, May 12, 2013
Here are some of the headlines from this past week on Kent Patch
Voters approve school levy The Kent City Schools got what they asked for Tuesday when voters approved an 8.9-mill continuing operating levy for the district. 3 council candidates move on Former Kent City Council member Robin Turner was denied a second chance at his seat when voters chose two incumbents and a newcomer in the Democratic primary to send to the November general election. Poets gather Kent hosted the annual Jawbone Gathering of Poets to celebrate original and favorite prose. 43rd POPs concert The annual chorale show at Theodore Roosevelt High School is coming up this month.
Sunday, May 5, 2013
See the big news headlines from Kent Patch this past week
Police levy back on ballot Kent City Council voted this week to put a 0.25 percent income tax increase on the November ballot to pay for a new police station. The same tax increase failed in November 2012. Parking deck opens Kent residents and business owners have a new past-time — taking in the panoramic views of downtown Kent from atop the new PARTA Kent Central Gateway transit center, which opened to the public this week. Liquor permits reviewed This week Kent officials put a cap on the number of liquor license trex transfers that will be allowed into the city. May 4 The Kent State University community gathered this weekend to commemorate the May 4, 1970 shootings that killed four and wounded nine.
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
International Town-Gown Association bestows inaugural honor on city, university
Tuesday, April 23
Kent State University and the city of Kent have been selected as the winners of the Larry Abernathy Award from the International Town-Gown Association (ITGA). The award honors the town-gown relationship that best represents the spirit of ITGA. The award was announced at the spring Bowman Breakfast, Kent's semi-annual meeting and celebration of town-gown relations. “This presentation best exemplified a town and university working together cohesively and promoting partnership and resources between all entities including the town, university, leaders, students, faculty and staff, neighborhood residents and businesses,” said Beth Bagwell, ITGA program director. Larry Abernathy, the former mayor of Clemson, S.C., had a passion for town-gown …
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Event set for April 13 at Fred Fuller Park
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Wednesday, April 3
The Celtic Club's St. Pet's Day Pet Parade in downtown Kent — postponed due to weather on March 16 — has been rescheduled. It will now be called the St. Pet's Day Crooked River Pet Walk and will take place at Fred Fuller Park in Kent at 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 13. Participants and their pets will walk along the Cuyahoga River pathway from Fred Fuller Park to Tannery Park and back. St. Pet's Day is in memory of WNIR radio host Tom Erickson, a strong pet advocate. The Celtic Club is inviting pet lovers and their pets to come to Fred Fuller Park in Kent and to please bring donations of dog andcat food and cat litter for humane andpet rescue groups. Check out the Facebook page for more information, call 330-867-0485 or email …
Sunday, March 10, 2013
Here's a round up of the big news headlines from Kent this week
Stimulus at Work in Kent U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood visited Kent Friday to tour the Kent Central Gateway transit center, which received a $20 million federal transportation grant for construction. Liquor license transfers may get easier Kent City Council talked this week about changing requirements associated with transfers of liquor licenses from other Ohio communities into Kent. 'Signs' of Progress at Old Kent Hotel The Kent Architectural Review Board gave their approval to the comprehensive sign plan proposed as part of the restoration of the old Kent hotel, AKA Acorn Corner, this week. Newdle Bar has Soft Opening Kent's latest bar to come to town as part of the redevelopment held its soft opening this week. Newdle Bar …
Friday, March 1, 2013
See the big headlines from Kent Patch last month
Here are the 10 most-read stories on Kent Patch from February with the No. 1 story having the most readers. Click on the headline to read the story.
Monday, February 4, 2013
All information is according to the Portage County Sheriff's Office and county court records
The Portage County Sheriff's Office needs your help in finding a Kent man who is on the latest 10 Most Wanted Fugitives list. The sheriff's office has identified Jose L. Montanez, II, 30, last known address of Kent, as being one of the county's 10 most wanted fugitives. Montanez is wanted on warrants related to a burglary charge. The sheriff's office advises that people with information on fugitives should not try to apprehend them. Instead, you can contact the sheriff's office with information at the Portage County Sheriff’s Office Warrant Division at: 330-297-3890, 330-297-3888 or the main dispatch at 330-296-5100, or contact Sheriff Doak via email at DDoak@portageco.com To see the complete list of all 10 wanted fugitives click here.
Saturday, February 2, 2013
All information is according to the Portage County Sheriff's Office
Three properties with a Kent address are going to a sheriff's sale on Monday, according to the Portage County Sheriff's Office. Take a look at the list and see if any of them are in your neighborhood — or in your price range if you're looking for a new home in the Kent area. The sales are held on the first floor of the Portage County Courthouse in Ravenna in Magistrate John P. O'Neill's courtroom at 11 a.m. For more information visit the Portage sheriff's sales website.
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Proceeds benefit local women's shelters
Kent City Council approved plans for a new marathon and half marathon race in Kent this spring. The new "On My Own 2 Feet" marathon, set for April raises money for victims of domestic violence by supporting programs of the non-profit Family & Community Services. The event will feature a full, 26.2-mile marathon and a half marathon of 13.1 miles. The races will start and finish at Beckwith Orchards. Kent resident Melissa Cairns is organizing the event. Cairns originally sought approval from council in 2011 in order to start the charity marathons in 2012. The majority of the race routes will follow The Portage Hike and Bike Trail. The races will require some street closures, including the closing of the Fairchild Avenue Bridge, for the event…
Monday, December 3, 2012
Find out what the housing market is like in Kent and Portage County, according to a recent RealtyTrac report.
Ohio places sixth on a list of top 10 states for foreclosure deals in the country, according to RealtyTrac's latest report. There are 80,406 foreclosed homes in the state, according to RealtyTrac. The average foreclosure savings is 46 percent and the average foreclosure sale price is $71,815 in Ohio. (Note: Savings are measured by comparing average sales prices with average foreclosure sales prices.) In terms of actual foreclosures, Ohio ranks fourth on the list with 10,777. The Buckeye state is behind only: Illinois, with 14,899; Florida, with 28,783; and California, with 36,054, according to RealtyTrac. In Kent, one out of every 679 housing units received a foreclosure notice in October, according to RealtyTrac. Though that number …