Over the decades he worked as a journalist and editor, Roger trained dozens of award-winning reporters and writers. He loved local news. His mind and memory for local and national history, politics and a person's genealogy made him a human encyclopedia.
Photo of Joe Harris, a young white man with short brown hair, sitting at his desk with his hands folded in front of his computer keyboard.
Portage County’s new director of budget and financial management, Joe Harris, discovered he had a knack for working with money early — when he and his brother spent visits with his grandmother playing blackjack. “We didn’t play with money, obviously, because I was 6,” he said, laughing. “But it was always blackjack, and I had to count it all myself. I think that’s where I got my quick counting skills.”
Trustees are installing temporary speed bumps on Skeels Street and nearby side streets in response to reports of vehicles speeding through the Skeels allotment. The traffic control devices will be removed later this year to allow snow plows to keep the roads clear, Trustee Vince Coia said.
Photo of a red brick road intersection in downtown Kent. The street signs on the corner read franklin ave and Erie Street
Kent City Council extended hours for the city's Designated Outdoor Refreshment Area (DORA) to 11 p.m. Council had proposed only extending the hours for Saturday, June 26, when the city will host multiple bands and a fireworks display, but ultimately determined that it would be easier to enact a blanket extension.