Rosie’s Diner Inspections Find Critical Violation, Repeat Observation

Thick, fluffy waffles, juicy, stacked burgers and crispy mozzarella sticks are among the mouthwatering meals on the menu at Rosie’s Diner in the Tri-Towers Rotunda, attracting college student crowds even in the early morning hours. For those who aren’t wandering the campus at 1 a.m., a cheesy calzone is only a phone call away through Rosie’s delivery services.  Although the 24-hour operation appeals in convenience to its campus customers, the quality of the service remains paramount. According to the latest standard inspection report on Sept. 30, an inside look at Rosie’s Diner revealed critical violations and a repeat observation in the kitchen. Direct Connection between Sewage and Ice Machine Drain In a critical

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Voters Elect Incumbent Kathleen Clyde for Second Term

Democrat Incumbent Kathleen Clyde beat Republican Nick Skeriotis in the race for Ohio 75th District Representative. Representative Clyde won 55 percent of the votes, according to Judge Laurie Pittman. Born and raised in Portage County, Clyde said she looks forward to continue serving all of her constituents. “It felt great,” Clyde said. “We worked really hard. The Kent State democrats were very helpful in my race. I will work to make life better in Portage County.” Currently an associate in the Kent Law firm of Williams, Welser, Kratcoski & Can, Representative Clyde plans to continue turning the economy around from the middle out, provide a funding formula for K-12 and

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Candidates for Ohio 75th District Representative

Name: Kathleen Clyde Race: Ohio 75th District Representative Political Party: Democrat Background: In November 2010, the voters of the 68th Ohio House District elected Kathleen Clyde as Representative to the Ohio General Assembly. Currently an associate in the Kent Law firm of Williams, Welser, Kratcoski & Can, Representative Clyde is running for a second term. Why I Should Care: If reelected, Clyde plans to continue turning the economy around from the middle out, providing economic recovery in which everyone can participate. Born and raised in Portage County, Clyde plans to create an adequate funding formula for K-12 and encourage policies that promote affordable higher education. Message to Kent State Students:

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City Council Passes Ordinance to Purchase College Avenue Lots, Addresses Ebola

Kent City Council met Wednesday evening to approve the purchase of properties on East College Avenue and address the Portage County Ebola scare. City Council approved 12 lots on East College Avenue for the  location of the city’s new police station, scheduled to be completed by spring 2017. The council also amended the area of land needed for the building which will be bounded to the North by Haymaker Parkway and to the East by the Eastern lot lines at 233 and 234 E. College St. The council waited to settle with property owners of four of the 12 properties earlier this fall needed to build the city’s new police station.

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ALICE Program Prepares Students, Staff for Emergency Situations

Clad in a white t-shirt that read “Natural Selection,” a high school student, armed with a carbine rifle and 12-guage shotgun, walked to a table across from a row of computers in the library where a 17-year old girl was hiding. He hit the surface of the table twice and knelt. “Peek-a-boo” he said, shooting her fatally in the head. At 11:19 a.m. on April 20, 1999, seniors Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold opened fire on the grounds of Columbine High School in Colorado, killing twelve students, one teacher, and injuring more than 20 others before committing suicide. During the next 15 years, Virginia Tech, Sandy Hook and other school-shooting

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Kent community celebrates opening of May Prentice House

President Beverly Warren joins the Kent community in celebrating the ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday for the historic May Prentice House, home to the Wick Poetry Center. “It’s such an honor to recognize the Wick Poetry Center and the vision to really create something in honor of children who are smiling down on us today for what has been accomplished in their honor by the families who are here,” Warren said. Kent State’s Wick Poetry Center, part of the College of Arts and Sciences, has been encouraging new voices for the past 30 years. James Blank, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, said the site is not only a

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Fire Department conducts surprise inspections, spreads safety to Kent bars

The Kent Fire Prevention Bureau conducted a surprise inspection downtown Thursday night, checking the capacity of crowded bars to see if business owners obeyed the threshold limit. Fire Prevention Officers Lieutenant Jamie Samels and Lieutenant Jeff Coffee began their inspection at 11 p.m. and concluded around 3 a.m., checking the exits, lighting and capacity of bars including Bar 145, 157 Lounge, Panini’s, and Buffalo Wild Wings. “Employees should be counting as people enter and exit, and they have to know how many people they’re allowed to have inside,” Samels said. “So if I ask how many people are inside and they say they’re not counting, that’s the wrong answer.” Surprise

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