Monday, December 3, 2012
Create an account today so you can start commenting and adding photos, events and announcements of your own. And sign up for our free newsletter so you can see your news being shared with the community!
Keeping up with everything going on in Kent isn’t easy. Fortunately, Kent Patch is here to help! The first step is signing up for a free account on Kent Patch. Just follow this link to get “Patched in!” Once you do, you'll be able to do more than just read Patch — you can start commenting, taking polls and adding your own news and events to the site. You can also sign up for our free daily newsletter and breaking news alerts to keep up with local happenings with ease. The Kent Patch newsletter features the top headlines on the site, blog posts, events, announcements and even deals from local retailers. If you want to submit news to the site so it has a chance to make in the newsletter, you can do that too! After you've signed up for an …
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Use our free tools — like the calendar, announcements page and photo gallery — to interact with your school's community.
It's a new school year, and that means new class schedules, clubs and after-school sports practices. At Kent Patch, we know it's tough for parents to stay involved, juggling PTO news, soccer game photos and Destination Imagination awards. Let us help you. Take a tour of some of our features that can help you interact with your school community and have stress-free, happy school year. 1. Announcements | Did you know we have a free bulletin board for all your school announcements? Whether you're looking for volunteers for the latest PTO project or want to tell everyone about the debate team's latest win, we want you to post it here. Email Matt.Fredmonsky@Patch.com the link and he'll even feature it front-and-center on the Kent Patch homepage…
Thursday, May 31, 2012
A summary of corrections and clarifications in the Kent Patch.
We take transparency seriously. We're committed to accuracy, to acknowledging our mistakes, and to fixing them as quickly as possible. Corrections are marked with an asterisk (*) in stories where errors have been fixed, accompanied by an editor's note in italics at the bottom of the story. We do our best to get the facts right, but sometimes even Homer nods. If you see a factual error, tell us about it and we'll make sure we get it right. Here are our recent mistakes: - Correction: A story published Jan. 23 incorrectly identified a Kent woman charged with child endangering as the mother the victim. - Correction: A story published Jan. 8, 2013, incorrectly listed the address of where members of the Portage County Drug Task Force busted a …
Monday, April 2, 2012
Kent Roosevelt boys lacrosse coach joins Kent Patch blogging family
Today we get to welcome another new blogger to the Kent Patch family: Adam Ray. Ray is a 2004 graduate of Theodore Roosevelt High School, where he played ice hockey and lacrosse. A 2009 Kent State University grad, Ray earned a bachelor's degree in Recreation, Parks and Tourism Management. He works full time for Kent Parks and Recreation. A Cleveland sports fan, Ray has been coaching lacrosse at Kent Roosevelt for six years. He joins other recent additions to the Kent Patch blogging family, including Lisa Regula Meyer, Elliott Ingersoll, Erin Labelle and David Flexer, and Ray brings the Kent Patch blogger tally to 15. That's right, 15 of your fellow readers and neighbors are writing about their community and sharing their thoughts. And …
Thursday, March 29, 2012
You may notice a few changes to how our site looks today – we've done a little 'nip and tuck' to make it more user-friendly. What do you think?
No, you're not losing it! Patch looks different today. We did some changes to the homepage to make it even more user-friendly. And we've moved a couple pieces of furniture. Here's what's different: While the site might look a little different today, we still offer the same robust coverage of everything happening in your community. What do you think of the new redesign? Share your thoughts in the comments section!
Thursday, January 26, 2012
Come celebrate with us as we mark our first birthday. Did we mention free coffee?
Northeast Ohio's Patch web sites are 1 year old! Yep, it was the closing weeks of 2010 when all of our 17 community-based news, opinion and information websites got up and running. We’re excited to be marking this very important milestone, and we’d like to invite the community to share in our celebration. We’ve partnered with Scribbles Coffee Company at 237 N. Water St. to bring you a special treat: a free cup of coffee for the first 100 people that stop in from 8 to 10 a.m. this Friday. There’s other treats in store, too: We'll have some stuff to give away, including a $25 gift certificate for future purchases at Scribbles. So bring your friends and stop by to say hello. We’ll be the ones in Patch green, live-tweeting and Facebooking what…
Monday, January 9, 2012
Kasha Legeza filling in while Editor Matt Fredmonsky takes a short leave.
Good day, Kent Patch readers! I’m excited to serve as guest editor for the next six weeks for my friend, Kent Patch Editor Matt Fredmonsky. I’m among the many fans of Matt’s work at Kent Patch who are rooting for his speedy recovery from back surgery. Today is his first day of medical leave and I know he’s already anxious to get back on the job! Matt and I have worked together for seven years: this past year at Kent Patch and, prior to that, at the Record-Courier. While our friendship was founded on respect for each other’s work, I’m still honored that Matt is saying he’ll rest easy with me filling in for him! (A shameless request for assistance from Kent Patch’s many loyal readers will conclude this missive!) I’m excited to spend the next…
Friday, December 30, 2011
You may be surprised by some of our top 10 most-read stories this year
In our first year reporting on Kent, Kent Patch produced more than 1,700 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 garnered thousands of individual readers each. Here are the top 10 most read stories on our site with the No. 1 story being the absolute most popular story, in terms of reads or views, for 2011.
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Kent Patch partners with Zoupwerks to give readers a free lunch
Kent Patch is offering a free lunch to readers today in partnership with Zoupwerks and Acorn Alley developer Ron Burbick. Kent Patch ad representative Brandon Tidd and Kent Patch editor Matt Fredmonsky will be handing out free soup from 1 to 3 p.m. at Earl's Nest, the open-air seating space at Acorn Alley. The soup will be available on a first-come, first-served basis, so get it while it's hot. Earl's Nest is located near the northern end of Acorn Alley closest to East Main Street.
Monday, December 5, 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 Kent Central Gateway transit center, the Kent State University Hotel and Conference Center and the city's mixed-use development with Fairmount Properties. Meanwhile, the story of the old Kent hotel seems to have started a new chapter. There were two murders. Kent lost one of it's bravest. And a young girl was saved from drowning 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.