Portage County JFS program helps workers find transportation

Transportation is a necessity that many people take for granted. Getting to and from work and school can be a problem for a lot of families, including Jamie Guido. Guido is the newest participant of the Supportive Employment Program, the result of a partnership between Job and Family Services (JFS) and Portage Area Regional Transportation Authority (PARTA). Guido has recently been released from prison and found that limited resources can lead to a tough situation. “[The program] means a lot to me,” Guido said. “I wouldn’t be where I’m at right now if I hadn’t been given this opportunity.. it means a lot more than I thought.” Prior to this

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Looming salt shortage; city of Kent responds

<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>   Although winter is a few months away, preparation is key for cities that experience harsh winters and expect large amounts of snow and ice. Kent, as well as several other cities in Northeast Ohio, is preparing for the winter by bulking up on its salt supply in response to a salt shortage. “We have to have the campus

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Long Road Ahead: Kent in early stages of state Route 261 improvement plan

What was once wishful thinking on the parts of local engineers of the 1960s is now the task at hand for James Bowling, Kent’s current superintendent of engineering. Minds behind state Route 261, which connects Kent to Akron and other nearby cities and townships, belonged to an era that anticipated a significant Northeast Ohio growth that never showed up.

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