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More details on City Center to be unveiled
Sep 27, 2017 4:00 AM

More details on City Center to be unveiled

STREETSBORO -- More detailed artist renderings of the City Center proposed in Streetsboro, as well as a financial plan, will be among the new details of the project presented at a forum on Wednesday at Streetsboro High School.

By Diane Smith Reporter
'Craigslist killer' argues he was denied fair trial
Sep 27, 2017 4:00 AM

'Craigslist killer' argues he was denied fair trial

The so-called "Craigslist killer," convicted of luring three down-on-their-luck jobseekers to their deaths in 2011, wants the Ohio Supreme Court to remove him from death row.

By Randy Ludlow Gatehouse Media Ohio
Record-Courier is going pink
Sep 27, 2017 4:00 AM

Record-Courier is going pink

We're going pink on Oct. 4 to help bring attention to our society's battle against breast cancer. Look for special "pink" features, profiles of courageous women battling this disease and helpful information in a special section. We're also asking everyone to wear pink across the region on Oct.

Sep 27, 2017 4:00 AM

Streetsboro School Board to hold special meeting

The Streetsboro City School District Board of Education will hold a special meeting Thursday Sept. 28 at 7 a.m. in the Board office at 9000 Kirby Lane in Streetsboro.

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Four-time felon sent to prison
Sep 27, 2017 4:00 AM

Four-time felon sent to prison

A former Shalersville man with four felony convictions recently was sentenced to more than four years in prison on multiple felony charges, including time for violating his probation on two of those felony convictions.

By Dave O'brienreporter
Sep 27, 2017 4:00 AM

Portage GOP auction set for Oct. 5 at NEOMED

The 27th annual Portage County Republican Party Annual Auction is set for Oct. 5 at the NEW Center on the campus of NEOMED. The event will feature a silent auction with a variety of baskets, a buffet dinner, and a live auction.

Sep 27, 2017 4:00 AM

Cyclist, van collide; no injuries

A Ravenna man on a bicycle was struck but not injured Monday night by a van driven by another Ravenna man, at the intersection of West Main and Grant street. According to a Ravenna Police Department crash report, the incident happened at approximately 8:52 p.m.

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Ravenna Pre-School earns five-star rating
Sep 27, 2017 4:00 AM

Ravenna Pre-School earns five-star rating

RAVENNA -- Ravenna School District's pre-school program has received a five-star Step Up to Quality Award from the state, in recognition of a commitment to quality and on-going dedication to the learning and development of children.

By Briana Barker Reporter
Crime Reports
Sep 27, 2017 4:00 AM

Crime Reports

KENT Christopher J. Worthington, 50, homeless, was arrested Sept. 25 in the 1400 block of East Main Street and charged with receiving stolen property, a fifth-degree felony.

Sep 27, 2017 4:00 AM

Mantua Township man guilty of sexual assault

A Mantua Township man is facing potential prison time and registration as a sex offender after pleading guilty to the sexual assault of a young girl.

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Schools lend a hand for hurricane relief
Sep 27, 2017 4:00 AM

Schools lend a hand for hurricane relief

If tragic events teach us anything, it's that everyone bands together in trying times and Portage County is no exception.

By Briana Barker Reporter
Ravenna stabbing defendant pleads guilty
Sep 27, 2017 4:00 AM

Ravenna stabbing defendant pleads guilty

A Ravenna man indicted for felonious assault in the stabbing a fellow city man in June has pleaded guilty to a lesser felony charge. Anthony D. Lewis, 31, recently pleaded guilty to an amended charge of aggravated assault, a fourth-degree felony, in Portage County Common Pleas Court.

By Dave O'brienreporter
Woman with stab wounds found dead in Cuyahoga Falls
Sep 26, 2017 4:00 AM

Woman with stab wounds found dead in Cuyahoga Falls

CUYAHOGA FALLS -- An Akron man arrested following a standoff with police was driving a car belonging to a woman later found dead in a Cuyahoga Falls apartment.

By Eric Marotta Editor And Tim Troglen Reporter
May 4 is topic of eighth episode of Ken Burns' 'The Vietnam War'
Sep 26, 2017 4:00 AM

May 4 is topic of eighth episode of Ken Burns' 'The Vietnam War'

The eighth episode of the Ken Burns documentary series "The Vietnam War" will conclude with the May 4 shootings at Kent State University in 1970 that left four people dead and nine wounded. The episode will air at 8 p.m. and again at 10 p.m. Tuesday on WEAO Channel 49 and WVIZ Channel 25.

Sep 26, 2017 4:00 AM

Kent schools to hold opioid assemblies

KENT -- Parents, teachers and school administrators across Portage County are invited to an assembly on the opioid epidemic at Stanton Middle School at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

By Briana Barker Reporter
Sep 26, 2017 4:00 AM

Board member sought for Kent Free Library

Applications are available for Kent residents interested in serving on the Kent Free Library Board of Trustees. Each year, the Kent City Schools Board of Education makes one appointment to the seven-member board. The term now filled by Karen Beck will expire on Dec. 31.

Sep 25, 2017 4:00 AM

Ohio bills would ban abortion for Down syndrome

A week after Kelly Kuhns learned in a heartbreaking phone call that her son would be born with Down syndrome, abortion was mentioned. She declined. "I loved him already," said Kuhns, 36, of Plain City. On April 26, 2015, her son Oliver was born.

By Megan Henry Gatehouse Media Ohio
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Portage prepares for disaster
Sep 25, 2017 4:00 AM

Portage prepares for disaster

Sep 25, 2017 4:00 AM

Kent's West Side fire station to expand

Kent's West Side fire station will be expanding in the months ahead. The station, at 418 N. Mantua St., was to be expanded last year for a building expansion, however, the architect that was to design the project dropped out, delaying the project, Fire Chief John Tosko said.

By Diane Smith Reporter