City of Kent’s plan for Halloween during COVID-19 pandemic

KENT, Ohio — The City of Kent Trick-or-Treat event and annual Halloween party are coming up, and with the COVID-19 risk level increasing in Portage County, the Kent Police Department and Health Department plan to ensure everyone taking part in the festivities this year stays safe. Every year, the city of Kent gets a little spooky for the first popular holiday of the fall season. As Halloween creeps closer, friends and families visit orchards, haunted houses and corn mazes, decorate their houses and carve pumpkins that are later set out on their front porch steps.  Although many of these activities are fun and attached to yearly traditions, due to the

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New Initiatives Promote Crosswalk Safety in Kent, OH Ahead of Safe Driver Awareness Month

The above map depicts high traffic crosswalks on and around the Kent State campus as well as pedestrian crash locations in Kent, Ohio from 2014-2016.  By clicking a location the amount of crashes and the type of crash are indicated. On Wednesday, April 1st of 2015, Emily Bagnola, was busy printing off papers at the FedEx on Main Street in Kent for an assignment for her fashion class. After gathering her large stack of freshly printed papers around 3 p.m., Emily exited the FedEx and waited by the crosswalk in front of the Papa John’s. “I had the walk sign and everything,” Emily said, as she then started to cross

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