Bar 145 Progress Report

Bar 145 opened nearly a year ago and is still continuing to prosper and make improvements. Nicole Septaric and Cassaundra Smith discuss how they are doing and what plans they have for the future. [rpavideo caption = “Nicole breaks down some of the developments Bar 145 saw in its first year.”]RPA_07_Septaric_Bar145[/rpavideo] Bar 145 continues to grow and prosper By Cassie Smith KENT, OHIO — Dan Edmondson, general manager of Bar 145, has watched the business grow from the shell of a building to the success it has become today. “I was here when it was just plumbing and concrete,” he said. Naturally, when the bar opened nearly a year ago,

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Kent State police form first K-9 unit

In her video, Nicole Septaric introduces the newest officer on the Kent State University Police Department. In her story, Cassie Smith focuses on the implementation of the new K-9 unit and the relationship between the police dog and her partner. [rpavideo caption = “Nicole Septaric introduces the newest officer on the Kent State University Police Department.”]RPA_05_Septaric_K9unit[/rpavideo] There’s a new officer on campus By Cassie Smith KENT, OHIO — Although she may not be able to make arrests, use a weapon or break up a riot, the newest member of the Kent State University Police Department is an important addition. Coco, a 2-year-old German Shepherd, is partnered with Officer Anne Spahr

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Field Local School District bus cuts

Because of several failed levies, Field Local has had to cut busing for high school students and those living within two miles of the district’s schools.  In her video, Nicole Septaric discusses how this issue is affecting high school students and in her print story, Cassaundra Smith focuses on how it is affecting parents. [rpavideo caption = “Nicole Septaric asks one high school student how he is personally affected by bus cuts in the district”]RPA_03_Septaric_FieldBusCuts[/rpavideo] Parents struggle with Field bus cuts by:  Cassaundra Smith BRIMFIELD, OHIO – For Joan Weiss, spending about an hour and a half transporting her children to and from Field Local Schools has become a part

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Field marching band feels levy effects

[rpavideo]RPA_02_septaric_paytoplayGOODONE[/rpavideo] For Field sophomore, Kaylee Davis, the $300 pay-to-participate fee is putting a damper on her high school experience. As a member of the color guard, she is saddened that she has to pay money to do something she loves and that some students have to stop participating because of an inability to pay. “You make so many new friends and then some people the next year don’t do it because of the pay-to-play,” Davis said.  “It’s too much and they can’t afford it.” Unlike sports, the color guard and marching band are co-curricular activities, meaning that the students receive participation grades.  Students involved in these still have to pay

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Brimfield Township

While driving through Brimfield Township, one can’t help but notice the abundance of cornfields and farms.  It is for the most part, rural land.  Residents of the township voice their concerns about the condition of the roads and the schools.    [rpavideo width=”300″]Team1_MeetNeighbors3[/rpavideo]Charles Mehl The current state of Field Local Schools is one worry that weighs on the minds of rural Brimfield Township residents.  Because of failed levies over the passed several years, the school has faced numerous budget cuts and the residents are feeling the effects.  One resident, Charles Mehl, feels the curriculum is not on par with what he would like, so much that he has sent his

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