College Avenue houses prepped for demolition

By Emily Mills and Allie Johnson Several properties on East College Avenue, South Depeyster Street and Tonkin Court are being readied for demolition in preparation of the construction of the new home of the Kent Police Department. Property acquisition City officials have been working to acquire 16 structures and two parcels of land since 2014. The structures include 15 houses, most of which were former student housing, and one church, the Church of Christ. The city successfully purchased the 15 houses on East College Avenue, South Depeyster Street and Tonkin Court and two parcels of land — one triangle property on the north side owned by the Kent State Board

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Kent City Council becomes informed on Ebola, passes ordinance to purchase properties on College Avenue

Kent City Council held a meeting Oct. 15, which took more of an informational turn as the talk of Ebola made headlines in Northeast Ohio. Kent Mayor Jerry Fiala invited Jeff Neistadt, Kent Health Commissioner, to give the council and audience an overview of information about the latest Ebola issue related to Northeast Ohio. “This is kind of putting a puzzle together with various pieces,” Neistadt said. The infected individual, Amber Vinson, arrived in Cleveland’s Hopkins Airport Friday afternoon. Her mother and stepfather picked her up from the airport and returned to Tallmadge. Her parents did attend the Kent State football game on Saturday; she did not. “At this point,

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