Thursday, January 10, 2013
The answer isn’t easy to find.
Do you know how many of your neighbors have a license to carry a concealed weapon? No? That’s because Ohio keeps those records private. The state releases a quarterly report of all the concealed carry licenses issued, renewed and suspended by county, but that’s as far as the breakdown goes. Information by city or zip code is not available. Representatives from the Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s Office and the Summit County Sheriff’s Office told Patch, in response to a request to examine both counties' permit records, via email that the Ohio Revised Code allows journalists to view the list of license holders, but not to copy the information. In May, Patch reviewed the list of permit holders in Portage County and found that, at the time, 11 …
Friday, November 9, 2012
Partnership with Summa Wellness Institute puts coffee, pastry shop in building with wellness center and Akron Children's
Friday, November 9, 2012
Tree City Coffee & Pastry and Summa Health System announced today an agreement to open a Tree City Coffee & Pastry café this December in the Summa Wellness Institute in Hudson, Ohio. Partners Mike Beder, Evan Bailey, and Brian Bower will join together in Hudson to form the joint venture, named Tree City Coffee & Pastry Hudson. The venture paves the way for Summa Wellness Institute members and consumers in Hudson and surrounding communities to enjoy the Tree City Coffee & Pastry experience. The agreement also brings together two companies with similar values. “The agreement with Summa Wellness Institute is in line with Tree City Coffee' & Pastry's strategy of growing through strategic community based alliances” stated Evan Bailey, co-owner…
Sunday, October 28, 2012
Is your phone ringing and ringing?
Lately it seems like there's only Ohio voters in this presidential election. And the candidates are doing everything possible to talk to us. They visit, they send us letters and they call. Boy do they call. In our house, the phone rings from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sometimes it rings several times in an hour. The caller ID shows local numbers, numbers from other parts of the country and my personal favorite 1. That's right just the number 1. And you can't block the number 1. I tried. Sometimes they're political parties, sometimes they're the politicians or their wives (Ann Romney robocalled us one time), sometimes they are survey takers from Quinnipiac University and other university researchers. Is there a way to make it just stop? We're …
Sunday, October 14, 2012
Only Franklin and Clermont counties surpassed Portage, which saw 3,228 citations between 2009-2011
Teen drivers in Portage County are among the most cited for traffic violations across Ohio, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol. Portage teen drivers were cited 3,228 times between 2009 and 2011, according to the patrol. That figure made Portage the third-highest county in the state for number of teen driver citations. Only Franklin County, home to Columbus, and Clermon County surpassed Portage with 4,272 and 3,292 citations, respectively, in that same time period. Lt. Nakia Hendrix, commander of the Ravenna patrol post, said that high number of citiations among teen drivers is part of the reason why the highway patrol launched its "You Are in Control" campaign in August. The program is meant to teach high school students and …
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Data will be used in future strategic planning discussions
Kent residents may be getting a phone call with questions about quality of life, city services and a new police station in the Tree City. City administrators have contracted with the Akron-based firm Center for Marketing and Opinion Research to question residents about life in Kent. Kent City Manager Dave Ruller said the idea of such a survey came up during talks about the income tax levy proposed to pay for the city's new police station. "But we realized that this is a great opportunity to revisit the broader community priorities with Kent residents by asking questions that addressed a range of issues from public safety, quality of life and economic development to neighorhood preservation," Ruller said. In August Kent City Council voted …
Friday, August 10, 2012
No, it's not just you; it was a scorching July
This past month wasn't just the hottest July on record, it was the hottest month in the recorded history of the continental United States, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The average temperature for the country was 77.6 F, more than three degrees above the 20th century average. The previous warmest July for the country was in 1936 when the average U.S. temperature was 77.4 F, the NOAA said. This unprecedented heat continues the country's literal hot streak. The first six months of the year were already the hottest January through June on record for the continental United States. This July also caps the warmest 12-month period the country has experienced since recordkeeping began in 1895. Additionally, …
Friday, July 13, 2012
Continental U.S. also seeing record high temperatures
Statewide average temperatures dating to 1931 show Ohio is in the midst of the warmest year on record. Thomas Schmidlin, a geography professor at Kent State University, said statewide records show the average temperature from January to June in that 82 year span is 45.8 degrees Fahrenheit. Ohioans saw the coldest first six months of the year in 1978, when the statewide average temperature was 40.7 degrees. This year proved the warmest so far with an average temperature of 51 degrees. "Every month has been warmer than average this year, but the record warm March made this six-month period extraordinary," Schmidlin said. Ohio's not alone. The entire nation is seeing warmer temperatures this year, as the National Oceanic and Atmospheric …
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
State Reps. Kathleen Clyde, Teresa Fedor raise awareness of 'modern day slavery' through meeting at Kent library
Ohio legislators are working to curb human trafficking by drafting new laws against the illegal practice. But political leaders want your help to fight a criminal trade some are calling the fastest-growing criminal enterprise in the world. That was just part of the message Ohio State Reps. Kathleen Clyde and Teresa Fedor passed on to about 35 people who attended a town hall meeting about human trafficking Monday night at the Kent Free Library. "Trafficking is the fastest-growing criminal enterprise in the world," Fedor told those who attended Monday. "We’re going to need your help because this is a whole new paradigm shift for communities.” Fedor helped craft legislation passed in March 2011, Ohio S.B. 235, that made the exploitation of …
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
Kent got its first substantial snowfall of the year, and we want to know how commuting is going in your city. Take our poll.
Kent saw just a few minor accidents and some cars off the road after the first big snowfall of the winter hit the area this morning. We want to know how your neighborhood streets and main thoroughfares are coming along as city crews clear the streets. Remember, there's an on-street parking ban in place to make their work easier. Take our poll, and share your photos!
Sunday, January 1, 2012
What do you think was the top story from all 17 of Ohio's Patch sites in 2011? Vote now!
If you aren't seeing all 17 sides, try opening the story in another browser. Patch is aware of the problem of only a few slides showing up. From the tech department: "This issue occurs with older browsers and when users are not logged in. We have determined that this also occurs with Chrome as well."