The New Location of the Streetsboro High School Has Residents Concerned

By: Pamela Marotta, Xiafan Li, & Kristie Graybill   In the city of Streetsboro many residents are concerned about the new high school that is in the works of being built. The new high school will be located on Route 14, which is an extremely busy road that runs through the city of Streetsboro. Even though the school is not scheduled to be complete until December of 2016 the residents are already worried about the large traffic flow and delays that will be caused. Eddie Rogowski and Dominic Carone are freshmen at Streetsboro high school and they are aware of how hard it is going to be to get in

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City council meeting highlights coyote problem in Kent

Story by: Chelsey Milkovich and Martin Harp Video by: Jenson Strock The March 18 City Council meeting highlighted the coyote problem in Kent, as well as favored motions concerning road construction work, creating an online city checkbook viewer, and pursuing and researching sidewalk snow removal alternatives for the future. James Alekna, resident of Forrest Lake in Kent brought the coyote problem of Shady Lakes to the Council’s attention. “The coyote presence around Shady Lakes is extremely prevalent,” Alekna said, after spotting the coyote’s take down a deer. “We are concerned for the pets of the city as well as the people of the city. This is a problem that should

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Kent State Not Informing Students About Rape

Video & Graph by Pamela Marotta, Story by Kristie Graybill, Photos & Video by Xiafan Li Kent State University is not informing students about rape that occurs in the dorms. According to Kent State’s Campus Safety, Security and Fire Safety Bulletin there were 7 sexual assault incidents that occurred in the residence halls in 2013. When a criminal incident or emergency happens on campus, a safety email or text message called a Flash Alert is sent to all the students at Kent State. In 2013 there were 30 Flash Alerts sent out and not one of them pertained to these sexual assault incidents last year. When asked if she feels that students deserve to

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New signs in downtown Kent provide direction, character

Story by J. Tyler Singleton Video by Mike Drake All throughout downtown Kent, new signs now direct visitors to the nearest parking lot or farmer’s market and tell them “You are beautiful!” or that “Graffiti goes here.” Downtown Kent signs have character from Michael Drake on Vimeo. The city of Kent placed the new signs as part of the Signage and Wayfinding program which started in 2011. The city of Kent paid $230,000 for the new signs and the banners coming to downtown Kent in spring. Jim Bowling, the superintendent of engineering in the city of Kent, said the city utilized a tax increment-financing (TIF) program to generate the funds

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Hiring, training process varies among police departments

Story by Tyler Singleton Video by Mike Drake Training to become a police officer from Michael Drake on Vimeo. In October of 1999, Jim Cunningham of the Akron Police Department responded alone to an aggravated robbery call on East Waterloo Road. Cunningham found and ordered the two suspects to the ground. One suspect fled the scene and the other proceeded to reach for his weapon. Cunningham said he almost fired his gun on the suspect, later identified as Charles Williams, a 13-year-old juvenile carrying a BB gun that resembled Akron Police Department’s service weapons. Cunningham received a commendation from the Akron Police Department because he “exhibited great restraint in not

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Mr. Zub’s Deli and Bar 145 are downtown kent’s top health violators

When biting into a tuna sandwich, the average consumer is not questioning whether the fish was stored properly or the sandwich maker washed his hands. Determining that is the job of health inspectors, who check restaurants to make sure they are preparing food in a safe way. In downtown Kent, these inspections have revealed both heavy violators and model restaurateurs. Search to see violations at downtown restaurants The top violators Kent Chief Public Health Sanitarian Justin Smith said violations are classified as critical or non-critical depending on severity. Critical violations are situations that could cause a foodborne illness if not corrected. “Just because it’s a critical violation, doesn’t mean someone’s

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Assaults in Downtown Kent

An assault is “carried out by a threat of bodily harm coupled with an apparent, present ability to cause the harm”, according to Wikipedia. Under Ohio Revised Code, Chapter 2903.13 Assault, no person shall knowingly cause or attempt to cause physical harm to another or to another’s unborn and no person shall recklessly cause serious physical harm to another or to another’s unborn.It is considered a first degree misdemeanor except in certain circumstances. Here in Kent, Ohio, the number of assault incidents in downtown are not alarming to the Kent Police Department. TV2’s Alaina Altieri has the number of incidents and how the police keep downtown safe.     The most

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Brimfield plans new fire department, raises safety and cost concerns

Anchor Intro: Brimfield Township residents discussed a new fire station at last night’s town hall meeting. Though many admitted the fire department is in need of a new facility, the likely location is stirring up controversy. TV2’s Kaitlynn LeBeau has more on the citizens’ concerns. “This is going to impact every one of you,” Brimfield Township Trustee Mike Kostensky told residents at Wednesday’s Town Hall meeting. “Whether we go forward or we don’t, it’s going to involve a bond issue.” Brimfield Township trustees are asking residents to weigh in on plans for a new fire station. The cost of the new property has residents on edge – $385,000 for 1.7

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Kent not immune to domestic violence, local resources seek to change its effects

After the nation witnessed former Baltimore Ravens player Ray Rice assaulting his then-fiancee Janay Rice, the conversation about domestic violence gained traction. Kent, Ohio, is touched by domestic violence, too, and local resources offer support, guidance and a safe zone for victims to become survivors.

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The city of Kent prepares for Halloween weekend

Every year during the Halloween weekend, the Kent Police Department and the city of Kent take precaution. It’s an eventful weekend, but also can be very dangerous. During the weekend of Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013, a total of 86 calls were made to the police department and 36 to the fire department. The Kent Police Department made 46 total arrests, seven of those being disorderly conduct. For the Halloween festivities, eight to 10 cars, with two officers in each, take patrol around the city of Kent. The Ohio State Highway Patrol is also increased during this time. There are approximately 40 officers from Kent Police Department, the Summit and Portage

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