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Jul 15, 2017 4:00 AM

Woman was texting during fatal crash

COVENTRY TWP. -- An investigation into the Memorial Day weekend crash that killed two Coventry Middle School students and critically injuring a third revealed that a woman was texting while driving at the time of the incident, according to the Summit County Sheriff's Office.

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Jeffries gives Kent Chamber an update on JFS
Jul 15, 2017 4:00 AM

Jeffries gives Kent Chamber an update on JFS

At the Kent Area Chamber of Commerce luncheon on Thursday held at Bistro on Main in Kent, Kellijo Jeffries, sitting front row left, spoke with members about her role leading Portage County Job and Family Services.

By Matthew Merchant Staff Writer
Briefs: Ravenna Board of Ed to meet on complaints Monday
Jul 15, 2017 4:00 AM

Briefs: Ravenna Board of Ed to meet on complaints Monday

Ohio troopers take aim at distracted driving The Ohio State Highway Patrol will join forces with the five other member agencies of the 6-State Trooper Project to focus on distracted driving enforcement next week. The project will begin Sunday and continue through Saturday.

Jul 15, 2017 4:00 AM

Crime reports

DEERFIELD Ann M. Allshouse, 32, of 9672 Whippoorwill Road, Diamond, was arrested July 9 on a warrant charging her with burglary, a fourth-degree felony. On Jan.

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Tallmadge bank robbery suspect arrested
Jul 14, 2017 12:25 PM

Tallmadge bank robbery suspect arrested

A Cuyahoga Falls man is behind bars in connection with a bank robbery in Tallmadge last month. Tallmadge Police arrested Jacob K.

By Steve Wiandt Reporter
Bridge closed on Mantua Center Road
Jul 14, 2017 11:54 AM

Bridge closed on Mantua Center Road

A bridge on Mantua Center Road is closed until further notice, according to the Portage County Engineer’s office.

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Will Portman vote yes on newest health bill?
Jul 14, 2017 7:20 AM

Will Portman vote yes on newest health bill? 1

Sen. Rob Portman opposed the previous Senate GOP plan to replace Obamacare because it cut Medicaid increases too much.

By Catherine Candisky, Gatehouse Media Ohio
Jul 14, 2017 4:00 AM

Heroin, cocaine potent, cheap, available

Heroin, cocaine and other illegal drugs remain widely available throughout Ohio, often at bargain prices, a new state report reveals. If that isn't bad enough, the quality of the drugs is "is really good, too good.

By Alan Johnson Gatehouse Media Ohio
Jul 14, 2017 4:00 AM

Tinder jokesters from KSU to meet in Hawaii

Two Kent State University students have made a name for themselves among internet users worldwide. What started a joke on Tinder, a social network for dating, has earned the two a trip to Hawaii, according to a conversation among the three on Twitter and a report from BuzzFeed.

By Bob Gaetjens Staff Writer
Jul 14, 2017 4:00 AM

Board: Out of control drivers cause Portage fatal crashes

Cars leaving the roadway and drivers failing to control their vehicles are the leading cause of traffic fatalities in Portage County this year, a group who tracks data related to fatal traffic crashes said.

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Two-time Streetsboro robber gets probation
Jul 14, 2017 4:00 AM

Two-time Streetsboro robber gets probation

A former Kent woman who stole a Streetsboro restaurant worker's pants right off her body during a bizarre robbery in February has been sentenced to four years probation. Portage County Common Pleas Court Judge Laurie Pittman this week sentenced Kristeen L.

By Dave O'brien Staff Writer
Jul 14, 2017 4:00 AM

UH to host event to celebrate 100 years

University Hospitals Portage Medical Center invites area residents to celebrate the hospital's 100th anniversary at its annual Family Health and Safety Day July 22 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Jul 14, 2017 4:00 AM

Crime reports

ATWATER Shalako R.

Portage sheriff releases most wanted list
Jul 13, 2017 5:44 PM

Portage sheriff releases most wanted list

The Portage County Sheriff’s Office this week released its most recent list of “Portage County’s Most Wanted Fugitives.”

Jul 13, 2017 10:18 AM

KSU seniors become internet sensation, to meet in Maui

Two Kent State University students have made a name for themselves among internet users worldwide.

By Bob Gaetjens Staff Writer
Flash flood watch until Friday
Jul 13, 2017 7:26 AM

Flash flood watch until Friday

CLEVELAND —The National Weather Service has issued a flood watch until Friday for Portage County and al of northeast Ohio.

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Jul 13, 2017 4:00 AM

Man using Ravenna ATM robbed 1

Ravenna police are searching for a suspect in an attempted robbery Tuesday morning outside a Ravenna bank. No one was injured, and no weapons were displayed, police said. The victim also got their money back after giving chase to the suspect, who threw the money back as he fled.

By Dave O'brien Staff Writer
Jul 13, 2017 4:00 AM

More Ohio drivers impaired by drugs

COLUMBUS -- The answer to how often an Ohio driver's blood or urine sample tested positive for fentanyl used to be "never," says a crime lab chief at the State Highway Patrol.

By Rita Price Gatehouse Media Ohio
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Finding a purpose
Jul 13, 2017 4:00 AM

Finding a purpose

The staff at Zephyr Pub have found their purpose in the Kent community beyond selling beer. It started two years ago with a charity event for the Rotary Camp for Children with Special Needs.

By Kelly Maile Staff Writer
Nine months for Brimfield robber
Jul 13, 2017 4:00 AM

Nine months for Brimfield robber

A Summit County man who assaulted a Brimfield Walmart employee during a robbery there in August 2015 has been sentenced to prison for the second time in two years. Kenneth R.

By Dave O'brien Staff Writer