A century-old structure in Kent’s South End will be renovated and put back to use thanks to the new Hometown Foundation, created by Hometown Bank.
The Kent Area Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual dinner and awards ceremony from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Nov. 16 at the Kent State University Hotel and Conference Center, 215 S. Depeyster St.
Among those votes were several surprises, ranging from the removal of several longtime elected officials, failed school levies, and the election of a township trustee who had been found guilty of embezzlement.
Kent Skates, the city’s outdoor ice rink, is no more.
Deerfield Township residents elected Laura Lindberg to its board of trustees, replacing incumbent Mark Bann, according to unofficial results of the Nov. 7 vote.
State fire officials have still not determined the cause of the fire that gutted part of the Kent mill nearly a year ago, as residents grow puzzled and concerned about the building's upkeep.
Kent Fire Chief Bill Myers remains on administrative leave after an investigation that has since been called off, city officials said, declining to state what was being investigated or why.
Incumbent John Kuhar entered Kent City Council as an at-large representative in 2006 and has served as Ward 4 council member since 2008. His goal then remains what it is now, he said: to solve problems rather than complain about them.
President Trump made headlines last month for denouncing Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’ 6-week abortion ban as a “terrible thing and a terrible mistake.” He’s right. It is terrible, and Ohio’s own six-week proposal puts Portage County women at profound risk.