Winter affects on the Wine Industry

Last winter’s season brought an extreme winter with well below average temperatures and plenty of snow. For some this meant more work, plowing numerous roads and shoveling endless sidewalks but for one industry this winter only meant devastation. The wine industry had lost almost all their grape vine crops for the season. Our own Candace Monacelli learned how drastic this loss was for Ferrante Winery in Ashtabula County. Ferrante winery will start replanting in Spring 2015 and receive the United States Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency low interest emergency loan in two ways. First by cost replacement where salvageable vines with some growth will be nurtured back to health and by

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Cleaning up Ohio’s Foreclosures

Foreclosure affects many people and families everywhere, whether the foreclosure is caused by the family themselves or others, it is still a hard process to go through. One Medina county family that wished to stay anonymous lived in their home for 6 years. While paying off their mortgage they found out the owner of their home ran into problems and their house was due to foreclose. After fighting the foreclosure for weeks in court the family was notified they had 24 hours to move out. Reporter Candace Monacelli sat down with the mom of this Medina county family and heard how this foreclosure process impacted her family. Hundreds of Portage

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Vicki Kline for Portage County Commissioner

Previously, Tommie Jo Marsilio of Garrettsville held the Portage County Commissioner position before resigning in late January. Sabrina Christian-Bennett was then appointed for the position, but that could all change on November 4th. Christian-Bennett is running against Democrat Vicki Kline who is currently the county treasurer. Richard Duncan, an independent from Aurora is also in the race. Our TV2 reporter Candace Monacelli spoke with Kline about her campaign. The county will decide which one of the three candidates will be the new Portage County commissioner on election night. Stay connected to kentwired.com for the latest election details and watch TV2 new‘s LIVE election show coverage on 2.2 on campus and

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City Council Meeting – October 15

Mayor Fiala held the City of Kent monthly city council meeting Wednesday evening, while TV2’s reporter Candace Monacelli looked into one issue further.                 The bridge is currently still closed while work began on the repairs over the summer. The repairs were said to take 75 days to complete but still continuing today. The Main Street bridge should open in the near future. Here below are live tweets from @CandaceMonacell during the City Council meeting.   More details for all other issues can be found in the full City Council Meeting Agenda with the Main Street bridge issue at the bottom of the forth page in

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New Buildings With No New Student Parking

Over a year ago Kent State announced the chosen architecture team who will build the new Architecture building in the near future. The ground breaking ceremony was held this past weekend and construction is scheduled to start soon. Also in that area of campus a new home for the Division of Institutional Advancement was recently approved. Though there is one thing left out of the plans for these new buildings. No new student parking lots are a part of the plan with these expansions. TV2 reporter Candace Monacelli caught up with Sophomore commuter Interior Design student, Elise Biebelhausem  to see how she and many others feel about the current parking set up and

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Portage County Workforce Bouncing Back

Years ago the recession hit hard on many areas of the economy, specifically the workforce . Numerous lay offs lead to high unemployment rates, but today the economy and workforce are continuing to bounce back. TV2’s reporter Candace Monacelli learned how Portage County is improving from the workforce recession compared to the national level. Boykin says there is no exact record comparing men and women in Portage County with regards to coming back from the recession. Members of the Portage County community can however attend the Education and Job Fair in Ravenna on October 23. For more details go to Portage County Job and family Services Facebook page.  Also for all

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Severe Weather Damage

Severe weather struck areas in Portage and Summit counties Wednesday night, leaving damage from multiple confirmed weak EF zero tornados…especially in Stow right down the road. TV2’s reporter Candace Monacelli saw the damage in Stow first hand the following morning. Lets take a look.   Summit and Portage counties continue to clean up debri of fallen trees, house siding and even pieces of a roof to repair all the damages from all four tornado touchdowns. All tornados were confirmed by the National Weather Service office in Cleveland, Ohio. See their final reports from their investigations here. Weather history shows over time twelve tornados have touched down in Portage county. Below are maps displaying

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