Tuesday Jul 22
In The Portage County Region
Opponents of a $5 vehicle license fee increase in Portage County have come up short in the number of signatures required to put the issue to a referendum vote in November.
Mon Jul 21, 2014
Board of DD to meet Wednesday
The Portage County Board of Developmental Disabilities will hold a special meeting at 4 p.m. Wednesday in the board room, at the Dennis M. Coble Administration Building, 2606 Brady Lake Road, Ravenna.
Sun Jul 20, 2014
'Put Growth First' co-founder to address Portage TEA Party
The Portage County TEA Party announced that Jack Boyle, co-founder of Ohio based "Put Growth First," will be it's featured speaker at the groups monthly meeting July 23 at Maplewood Career Center, 7075 State Route 88 just North of Ravenna.
Fri Jul 18, 2014
No charges filed yet in fatal Kent hit-skip accident
Kent Police said this morning an arrest has yet to be made related to a hit-and-run accident in the downtown area that claimed the life of Ravennan Richard Schoepe Thursday.
Youth program given at Skeels Center
About 75 people attended a youth program with brunch recently at Skeels-Mathews Community Center in Ravenna.
Thu Jul 17, 2014
Joseph Thorton found guilty of Windham Township murder
Joseph Thornton has been found guilty of murder in the shooting death of his nephew Jason Canan on Dec. 25, 2013 in Windham Township.
Tales from the Beat: Harry DeVault provides unplugged performance in old R-C office
Nobody at the R-C could churn out copy quite like former Kent State athletics beat writer Harry DeVault.
Wed Jul 16, 2014
Portage to celebrate in August
What's so special about Portage County? A group of residents who studied that question for months will show you, sponsoring a Portage County Celebration Week in August.
Tue Jul 15, 2014
Streetsboro marijuana grow uncovered, resident arrested
A Streetsboro man is facing felony drug and evidence tampering charges after being arrested July 9 for growing and possessing a large amount of marijuana at his Delaware Trail residence.
Sun Jul 13, 2014
Portage Pathways: Ribbons of steel, rubber opened Portage highway
The mayor of Youngstown had to use wire cutters to snip the ribbon. The mayor of Akron probably had an easier time doing the honors 50 years ago when Interstate 80-S opened in southern Portage County.
Sat Jul 12, 2014
Festa Italiana in Cuyahoga Falls set for July 18-20
The sixth annual Festa Italiana will begin July 18 and have activities continue through July 19 and 20 at Falls River Square.
Fri Jul 11, 2014
Weekly Roundup: July 4 to July 11, 2014
Weekly Roundup gathers the top 3 news and 3 sports stories of the week. Here are the stories you don't want to miss: Kent may have to use eminent domain powers to acquire properties near or along College Avenue where its new Safety Administration Building will be constructed in the future.
Bible School, adult classes in Ravenna
The First Church of God, 237 New Milford Road in Ravenna, will offer Vacation Bible School from July 14 to 18, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. each day.
Thu Jul 10, 2014
Grateful for response to Kent gas leak
I want to thank all of the people who helped the residents of Four Seasons of Horning Road in Kent on June 20. A car hit the gas meters, leaving the leaking gas to fill the building.
Wed Jul 09, 2014
Coming Up At Robinson Memorial Hospital in Ravenna
COPD Support Group: This support group is open to those suffering from COPD , emphysema, chronic bronchitis, asthma or other pulmonary conditions.
Tue Jul 08, 2014
In The Region
The Portage County Tea Party turned in referendum petitions June 30 against one of two license fee increases enacted by Portage County commissioners in late May, meaning at least one $5 hike will go into effect Jan. 1. The party presented petitions for a referendum under Ohio Revised Code Section 4504.02, which required 2,834 signatures.
Along the Way: Leadership Portage County: a true privilege
This past year I had the privilege of being a member of the Leadership Portage County class of 2014.
Wed Jul 02, 2014
Portage pilot program for trash, recycling proposed
The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency is soliciting responses to an idea for a one-time pilot project for a consortium of Portage communities to bid out combined trash and recycling pickups.
Mon Jun 30, 2014
Swiss steak dinner, bake sale planned
Unity Masonic Lodge No. 12 will hold a Swiss steak dinner and bake sale from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the Ravenna Masonic Complex at S.R. 14 and Washington Avenue.