In Ravenna, Eddie Mae Prisby spends her days doing crossword puzzles and spending time with her family. Her personality, so full of life, keeps her going as she enthusiastically turns 100 years old.
Bell Tower Brewing Company hosted a soft opening Saturday for guests to try their beer and food for the first time, ahead of its public opening later this month.
The Davises built this pantry on wheels themselves in the wake of the pandemic and food insecurity crisis that followed. Known as the Rural Relief Mobile Food Pantry, their mission is to meet the needs specifically of rural Portage County, where pockets of the population experience the additional difficulty of living in a food desert.
After a wave of anti-Asian hate crimes nationally, the Kent State University Asian, Asian American, Pacific Islander Faculty and Staff Alliance hosted a rally Wednesday on campus to show solidarity against racism.
Several years ago, Susan Monegan, president of Fields Playground Group, noticed a lack of equipment for kids with disabilities at most of the playgrounds around Portage County. Her granddaughter, Mila DiGirolamo, did not have many opportunities to play on the structures because they were not accessible to her.
Rootstown residents can soon go to medical appointments without ever leaving the township as Summa Health opens its new Rootstown Medical Center on the campus of Northeast Ohio Medical University.
In Downtown Kent on Saturday, Portage County turned out to hear live music during the largest local festival since the pandemic began. Although the day was rainy and cloudy, hundreds of people attended the Kent Blues Fest.