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African Community Theatre (1)
Athletics (5)
Dining Services (1)
Journalism and Mass Communications (1)
KSU at E. Liverpool; Students (1)
KSU at Salem (1)
KSU at Stark (3)
KSU at Tuscarawas (1)
Town-Gown (1)
Town-Gown; University Facilities Management (1)
Tuition (1)
Wick Poetry Center (1)


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African Community Theatre (1)
Last weekend for African theater's 'Thang' at KSU 04/19/2012 Record-Courier Text Attachment Email


Athletics (5)
Kent State notebook: Draft for spring game delivers surprises; women's coach named 04/19/2012 Akron Beacon Journal - Online, The Text Attachment Email

O'Banion to be named KSU's new women's basketball coach 04/19/2012 Record-Courier - Online Text Attachment Email

Danielle O'Banion to be Kent State women's basketball coach 04/19/2012 Repository - Online, The Text Attachment Email

Kent State hires O'Banion as new women's basketball coach 04/19/2012 Washington Post Text Attachment Email

Danielle O'Banion taking over as Kent State women's basketball coach 04/18/2012 Cleveland.com Text Attachment Email


Dining Services (1)
Food Notes: Soup for a good cause and a Seinfeld actor, too 04/18/2012 TMCnet.com Text Attachment Email

...Mama? Earth Day and Environmental Film Festival, is Sunday in Kent. The event will be presented by Standing Rock Cultural Arts in cooperation with Kent State University Dining Services, the University of Akron and the Mustard Seed Cafe from noon to 5 p.m. on the second floor of the Kent...


Journalism and Mass Communications (1)
Scholarship winners announced 04/19/2012 Akron Beacon Journal - Online, The Text Attachment Email


KSU at E. Liverpool; Students (1)
Kent class to host picnic for military families 04/18/2012 East Liverpool Review - Online Text Attachment Email

...picnic for military families April 18, 2012 By PAM ANTHONY - Staff Reporter ( panthony@reviewonline.com ) , The Review EAST LIVERPOOL - Kent State East Liverpool Moving Youth2Youth hit the streets of downtown East Liverpool Tuesday to get the word out. The group, composed of students...


KSU at Salem (1)
Fourth Street project gets council's approval 04/18/2012 Salem News - Online Text Attachment Email

...Ohio Department of Transportation to pay for 80 percent of the construction cost, or $783,125. The city's share of the project will be $30,000, with Kent State University paying $150,000, and private donors paying $111,995. Service-Safety Director Ryan Estell emphasized that the city's share...


KSU at Stark (3)
Celebrate nature with Earth Day programs (Williams) 04/19/2012 Independent, The Text Attachment Email

Stark County to host job fair Wednesday at Kent State Stark Campus 04/18/2012 WEWS-TV - Online Text Attachment Email

...high. Starkjobs.com is trying to lower that rate by holding a job fair Wednesday. The event runs from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. and will be held at the Kent State Stark Campus on 6000 Frank Ave. NW in North Canton. The fair will host over 50 employers recruiting candidates for full and part-time...

Now Hiring! Spring job fair in Stark County 04/18/2012 WOIO-TV - Online Text Attachment Email

StarkJobs.com will host the Spring Job Fair from 11AM-3PM on April 18 at The University Center at Kent State Stark. Admission and parking are free. The Spring Job Fair will host over 50 employers recruiting candidates for full and part-time...


KSU at Tuscarawas (1)
Kent State at Tuscarawas to hold 'Hunt for Hunger' food drive event 04/19/2012 Times-Reporter - Online, The Text Attachment Email


Town-Gown (1)
Kent's Changing Landscape 04/19/2012 Kent Patch Text Attachment Email


Town-Gown; University Facilities Management (1)
Roundabout Intersections Cost More but Could Improve Safety (Euclide) 04/19/2012 Kent Patch Text Attachment Email


Tuition (1)
Corrections and clarifications 04/19/2012 Akron Beacon Journal - Online, The Text Attachment Email


Wick Poetry Center (1)
Kent State, Wick Poetry Center Present Giving Voice, April 23 04/18/2012 Record-Courier - Online Text Attachment Email

Kent State, Wick Poetry Center Present Giving Voice, April 23 Kent State University and the Wick Poetry Center present the 11th annual Giving...


News Headline: Last weekend for African theater's 'Thang' at KSU | Attachment Email

News Date: 04/19/2012
Outlet Full Name: Record-Courier
Contact Name:
News OCR Text: This is the final weekend
for the African Community
Theatre of Kent
State University's production
of “Ain't Nothing But A
Thang” by Marlin T. Tazewell
and directed by Dr.
Fran Dorsey.
The Friday and Saturday
shows begin at 8 p.m., and
the Sunday matinee begins
at 3 p.m.
“Aint' Nothing But A
Thang” is a drama that tells
the story of one black family,
a young mother with three
teenage children struggling
to survive. The Fazes family,
like many others has been
thrown curves by life. Now
they must step up to the
plate and play to win or lose
the game of life.
This is a story about love,
hate, distrust, understanding
and misunderstanding.
It is a story about the will
to survive or die. It is a story
about drug addiction and
how to cope when it is discovered
that a family member
has AIDS.
The play is the winner of
the National AIDS Fund/
CFDA-Vogue Initiative Playwriting
Award and is not
recommended for children
or youth under the age of
15.
The play features Cara
White of Warren, Tyeasha
Doss of Mayfield Heights,
Jessica Ransome and Bryan
Miller-Foster, Washington,
D.C.; and Denzel Washington
and Stacee Starr of
Akron.
Tickets are $7 for students
and senior citizens
and $10 for general admission.
For more information
and reservations please call
330-672-2300 from 8 a.m. to
5 p.m. or 330-672-0151 after
5 p.m.
The theatre is located at
225 Terrace Drive, Oscar
Ritchie Hall on the Kent
State University Campus
in Kent.

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News Headline: Kent State notebook: Draft for spring game delivers surprises; women's coach named | Attachment Email

News Date: 04/19/2012
Outlet Full Name: Akron Beacon Journal - Online, The
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News OCR Text: By Stephanie Storm
Beacon Journal sports writer

KENT: If not for the common sense of coach Darrell Hazell, Kent State's Blue Team would have gone into Saturday's spring game against the Gold Team playing with just four offensive lineman.

That's what happens when a mistake is made in a real football draft. However, it being KSU's second annual Blue-Gold Mock Draft, it's a mistake that can be easily remedied.

“I thought the Blue Team made a big mistake by not getting the fifth offensive lineman,” Hazell said after his team enjoyed Wednesday morning's draft that allowed the seniors to pick teams for the game that signals the end of spring camp.

“I don't know if the Blue Team [realized it was a lineman short] while they were selecting, but I'm going to fix that,” Hazell said. “There won't be a trade. I'll just tell the Gold Team they have to give up the last offensive lineman taken.”

The players attempted to remedy the big problem after the draft was completed when there was an opportunity for each side to make a trade. Even though both teams put a trade offer on the table (including the Gold Team offering a lineman), each team's offer was rebuffed.

“We just figured they'd have to make a trade or just struggle through the game, and they chose to struggle,” explained senior tackle Kent Cleveland, receiving a loud round of applause before the group learned Hazell already had a plan to even out the offensive lines.

Unbeknownst to the players, Hazell also had a hand in separating the Golden Flashes' top two quarterbacks before the draft began at 10:15 a.m.

“Most people in the room didn't know it, but I put in certain stipulations,” he said.

On Wednesday, when the coaches separated the team's seniors into the two groups, Hazell made sure to split up potential starting quarterbacks, senior Spencer Keith and junior college newcomer David Fisher.

“I wanted to see Spence and Fish compete one more time [against each other this spring],” he said.

In what initially appeared to be another mistake, sophomore sensation Trayion Durham slipped to third among the running backs selected. However, Hazell revealed afterward that it was due to Durham being “doubtful” to play Saturday due to an unspecified injury.

“It would have been a risk to take him being unsure if he's going to play. So, I wouldn't have taken him either,” Hazell said.

Also expected to sit out Saturday's game with injuries are defensive linemen Dana Brown and Anthony Pruitt, offensive linemen Brian Winters, Jason Bitsko, Shawn Wheeler and Tyler Arend, linebacker Luke Batton and defensive back Fabrice Pratt.

The main point of conducting a draft is to have some fun, and Hazell was amused at how the teams ended up being chosen.

“It's interesting to see what the guys think they need the most,” Hazell said. “Really, it's all about the number of guys at each position and trying to block the other team from certain positions if there's a limited amount of people at that position.”

Hazell said the format of Saturday's game includes two 12-minute quarters with a regular clock. The last two quarters will be 10 minutes with a 12-minute halftime in between.

“All kicks and quarterbacks will be live,” Hazell said. “But we won't rush the punter.”

O'Banion named coach

Kent State made its worst-kept secret official Wednesday afternoon, announcing the hiring of women's basketball coach Danielle O'Banion. The athletic department will formally introduce the former Memphis assistant at a news conference scheduled for today at 1 p.m. on the main floor of the M.A.C. Center.

O'Banion replaces longtime Golden Flashes coach Bob Lindsay, whose contract was not renewed in March by Athletic Director Joel Nielsen. Lindsay left with a Mid-American Conference-record 418 wins in 23 seasons at the helm of the Flashes.

O'Banion takes over at KSU following a four-year stint at Memphis, including the last two as associate head coach. She comes to Kent State with the reputation of being a proven national recruiter. An Arlington, Va., native, O'Banion served as the Tigers' designated recruiting coordinator and helped to sign three nationally ranked recruiting classes.

In O'Banion's 10 seasons overall as an assistant coach, she has been part of nine postseason teams, including a Final Four and two Sweet 16 berths at Minnesota (2003-07). O'Banion has also been a part of two other first-round NCAA appearances with the Gophers and another while at Harvard in 2002.

Kent State welcomes students, faculty, staff and the general public to attend today's news conference. It can also be viewed online at https://ksutube.kent.edu/watchlive.php?playthis=0444.

Stephanie Storm can be reached at sstorm@thebeaconjournal.com. Read the Flashes blog at http://www.ohio.com/flashes. Follow her on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/SStormABJ and on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/sports.abj.

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News Headline: O'Banion to be named KSU's new women's basketball coach | Attachment Email

News Date: 04/19/2012
Outlet Full Name: Record-Courier - Online
Contact Name:
News OCR Text: Danielle O'Banion will be named the new head coach of the Kent State women's basketball program in a 1 p.m. press conference today on the main floor of the M.A.C. Center.

O'Banion takes over the Kent State program following a four-year stint in Memphis, including the last two as associate head coach. Owning the reputation as a proven national recruiter, she served as designated recruiting coordinator for the program helping the Tigers ink three nationally-ranked recruiting classes.

With the assistance of her guidance Memphis has graduated 29 straight seniors from its roster.

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News Headline: Danielle O'Banion to be Kent State women's basketball coach | Attachment Email

News Date: 04/19/2012
Outlet Full Name: Repository - Online, The
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News OCR Text: KENT — The Kent State University Department of Athletics will hold a 1 p.m. news conference Thursday on the main floor of the M.A.C. Center to announce the hiring of Danielle O'Banion as the Golden Flashes' head women's basketball coach.

O'Banion takes over the Kent State program following a four-year stint in Memphis, including the last two as associate head coach. Owning the reputation as a proven national recruiter, she served as designated recruiting coordinator for the program, helping the Tigers ink three nationally-ranked recruiting classes. The highly touted recruiting classes fostered by O'Banion have lived up to their billing on the court, guiding the program into the postseason each of the last three years.

With her assistance, Memphis has accomplished just as much in the classroom during her tenure. The program has currently graduated 29 straight seniors from its roster, not counting the five-member class of 2012 (two of which already have their respective degrees). Just this last fall, six players from the team achieved a grade-point average of 3.0 or higher.

Classroom success and deep runs through the postseason are nothing new to the Arlington, Va., product. In 10 years as a collegiate coach she has been on staff for nine postseason teams, including a Final Four and two Sweet 16 berths while on staff at Minnesota from 2003-07. In addition, she has been a part of two other first-round NCAA appearances with the Gophers and one at Harvard in 2002.

Kent State students, faculty, staff and the general public are invited to attend.

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News Headline: Kent State hires O'Banion as new women's basketball coach | Attachment Email

News Date: 04/19/2012
Outlet Full Name: Washington Post
Contact Name:
News OCR Text: KENT, Ohio — Danielle O'Banion has been hired as the new women's basketball coach at Kent State.

O'Banion, who spent the last four years at Memphis — including the previous two as the associate head coach — will be introduced at a press conference on Thursday.

She replaces Bob Lindsay, whose contract wasn't renewed after the season. The Golden Flashes went 6-21 this past year. It was only the third losing season in 23 years under Lindsay, who went 418-256 at the Mid-American Conference school.

O'Banion also was an assistant at Minnesota from 2003-07 before heading to Memphis. She played at Boston College, helping the Eagles to NCAA berths in 1999 and 2000.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

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News Headline: Danielle O'Banion taking over as Kent State women's basketball coach | Attachment Email

News Date: 04/18/2012
Outlet Full Name: Cleveland.com
Contact Name:
News OCR Text: By Elton Alexander, The Plain Dealer The Plain Dealer

Danielle O'Banion has been hired as the new women's basketball coach at Kent State.

She comes to KSU from the University of Memphis, where she was associate head coach. O'Banion replaces Bob Lindsay, whose contract was not renewed at KSU after a 6-21 season.

O'Banion will be introduced at a press conference Thursday at 1 p.m. in KSU's MAC Center.

O'Banion has been at Memphis since 2008-09 working on the staff of coach Melissa McFerrin. In those four seasons, the Tigers improved from 12-18, to 20-14, 21-13 and 25-8. The last three straight seasons the Tigers have been invited to play in the Women's NIT.

O'Banion, who played at Boston College, was promoted to associate head coach in July of 2010. In addition to serving as the program's recruiting coordinator, O'Banion coaches the perimeter players and directs the Memphis defensive attack. Pressure full-court defense has become a trademark of Memphis during her tenure.

"Danielle has been an integral part of building our foundation and moving our program in to the upper echelon of Conference USA," McFerrin is quoted on the Memphis web site.

Lindsay, a 23-year veteran, was let go March 14. Despite his record last season, he had a career .612 winning percentage with 13 20-win seasons, the last as recently as 2011. He is the all-time winningest basketball coach in the Mid-American Conference, men or women.

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News Headline: Food Notes: Soup for a good cause and a Seinfeld actor, too | Attachment Email

News Date: 04/18/2012
Outlet Full Name: TMCnet.com
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News OCR Text: [April 17, 2012]

Apr 17, 2012 (The Akron Beacon Journal - McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX) -- There will be plenty of soup for you at an upcoming fundraiser for the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank, and you won't have to worry about being thrown out of line.

Or maybe you will.

Actor Larry Thomas, who played the Soup Nazi character on the television show Seinfeld, will make a guest appearance at the Soup for You event, which is set for 6 p.m. April 26 at Glenmoor Country Club, 4191 Glenmoor Road, Jackson Township.

There will be 20 varieties of soup to sample, served up by Glenmoor chef Brendan Meeker and other locals, including Bob Shearer of potato chip fame, Keith Kennedy of WKDD (98.1-FM), and Jim Albright of WHLO (640-AM). Cookbooks with all 20 soup recipes will be available for purchase.

Tickets are $50 and can be purchased at Glenmoor or at http://go.acrfb.org/soup.

Mother Earth is celebrated The Fourth Annual Vegan Iron Chef Competition, which kicks off the Who's Your Mama? Earth Day and Environmental Film Festival, is Sunday in Kent.

The event will be presented by Standing Rock Cultural Arts in cooperation with Kent State University Dining Services, the University of Akron and the Mustard Seed Cafe from noon to 5 p.m. on the second floor of the Kent State Student Center on East Summit Street.

Two competitions will feature eight professional chefs and six teams of students from Kent State and the University of Akron, all preparing vegan fare. There will be a fruit and vegetable carving display, music and vegan food samples, and it's free.

Escape to Grape Escape The 12th annual Grape Escape wine and food-tasting extravaganza will be 6 to 9 p.m. April 26 at Portage Country Club, 240 N. Portage Path, Akron.

The event, sponsored by the Akron General Foundation, features more than 100 wines from around the world, food prepared by area chefs, a silent auction, music and a raffle for a trip for two to the Napa Valley. (Only 500 raffle tickets, at $25, will be sold.) Tickets are $75, with all proceeds benefiting the McDowell Cancer Center at Akron General Medical Center.

For information or to order tickets, call the Akron General Foundation, 330-344-6888.

Learn how to grow veggies The Countryside Conservancy is hosting Heather Walters, owner of Basket of Life Farm, who will teach two classes on how to grow a vegetable garden at 1 and 6 p.m. Tuesday at her farm, 4965 Quick Road, Boston Township near Peninsula. Classes are $10. Walters will teach about soil health, pest identification, starting seeds, planting times, and determining how much garden you need to feed your family.

Participants will receive a Countryside Garden Planner. Registration is required, so visit www.cv countryside.org or contact Katie Myers-Griffith at info@cvcountryside.org or 330-657-2542, ext. 222.

Spaghetti with a purpose For the second year in a row, 3 Point restaurant, 45 E. Market St., downtown Akron, is hosting a Generosity for Gino spaghetti dinner from noon to 8 p.m. April 29.

Reservations aren't needed. Simply walk in and enjoy a dinner of spaghetti, homemade meatballs, salad, bread, soft drink and dessert for $20.

The money goes to help pay the medical bills of owner Domenic Fragomeni's 10-year-old cousin, Gino Altieri of Stow, who is battling stage 4 alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma.

New fro-yo to show in Stow Look for a franchise of Sweet Frog, a frozen yogurt shop, to open in the Oregon Trails Plaza, 3030 Graham Road, Stow, in June.

The store will offer 16 flavors of self-serve frozen yogurt and a variety of toppings.

Test kitchen chef in Hudson Chef Susan Townsend of the public television and radio show America's Test Kitchen will present recipes from the show at the Hudson Library & Historical Society at 7 p.m. May 2.

She will share her culinary expertise with recipes that have been featured in America's Test Kitchen cookbooks and Cook's Illustrated magazine.

Townsend is a graduate of the New England Culinary Institute, and worked at Bellini's Fine Italian Restaurant and the About Thyme whole foods cafe in Montpelier, Vt., before joining the Test Kitchen staff.

The program costs $5, due at registration, payable at the second-floor reference desk.

For information, call 330-653-6656, ext. 1010, or email askus@hudson.lib.oh.us.

Cafe Bricco has wine event Cafe Bricco at the Doubletree Hotel, 3150 W. Market St., Fairlawn, will host a wine dinner at 6:30 p.m. May 3.

Wines of Argentina will be featured along with a four-course sit-down dinner. It's $45 plus tax and tip. Reservations are required; call 330-835-2203.

Taste of Home show tickets There's still time to get tickets to this year's Taste of Home Cooking School April 26.

The show, which features cooking demonstrations, door prizes and plenty of vendor displays, will be at a new location this year: Quaker Station, 135 S. Broadway St., in downtown Akron.

Doors open at 4:30 p.m. and the cooking demonstrations begin at 6:30 p.m.

I'll be in the Beacon Journal's booth selling and signing copies of my book, Famous Chefs & Fabulous Recipes, so be sure to stop by and say hello.

Tickets are $11, available from sponsor Rubber City Radio, so stop at 1795 W. Market St., Akron, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday or call 330-869-9800 for information.

Lisa Abraham can be reached at 330-996-3737 or at labraham@thebeaconjournal.com. Find me on Facebook, follow me on Twitter @akronfoodie or visit my blog at www.ohio.com/blogs/lisa.

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News Headline: Scholarship winners announced | Attachment Email

News Date: 04/19/2012
Outlet Full Name: Akron Beacon Journal - Online, The
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News OCR Text: Six area college students have been selected for scholarships in memory of longtime Akron Beacon Journal editor John S. Knight and public relations professional Ludel Sauvageot. A seventh student has received a scholarship from the Akron Press Club.

This year's Knight scholars are Jessica Contrera of Indiana University and Kathryn Coduto, Lydia Coutre, Emily Inverso and Daniel Moore of Kent State University.

Each receives a $3,000 scholarship.

The Sauvageot scholar, who also receives $3,000, is Samantha Martin of Baldwin-Wallace College.

Christine Morgan of Kent State University has been selected by the Press Club for a $3,000 scholarship.

The Knight scholarships are awarded by the John S. Knight Memorial Journalism Fund, and the Sauvageot scholarship is awarded by the Akron Press Club.

The scholars will be recognized at a noon luncheon April 27 at the Martin University Center, 105 Fir Hill, at the University of Akron.

James N. Crutchfield, a Knight Foundation trustee and former publisher of the Akron Beacon Journal, will be the speaker.

The lunch, sponsored by the Akron Press Club, is $20.

For reservations, contact Mary Lou Woodcock at 330-996-3291.

For information about the Akron Press Club, visit http://www.akronpressclub.org.

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News Headline: Kent class to host picnic for military families | Attachment Email

News Date: 04/18/2012
Outlet Full Name: East Liverpool Review - Online
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Kent class to host picnic for military families

April 18, 2012

By PAM ANTHONY - Staff Reporter ( panthony@reviewonline.com )

,

The Review

EAST LIVERPOOL - Kent State East Liverpool Moving Youth2Youth hit the streets of downtown East Liverpool Tuesday to get the word out.

The group, composed of students in Dr. Lydia Rose's Sociology class, is holding a special picnic to honor military families on Saturday as part of the Global Youth Service Day.

According to the www.GYSD.org website, Global Youth Service Day is the largest and longest-running service event in the world. It is the only major service event dedicated to youth. Events are planned this weekend throughout the nation.

As part of the curriculum, Dr. Rose had students plan a service project to coincide with Global Youth Service Day. When posed the question, student Krickett Robison suggested the picnic to honor military families, current soldiers and past members.

Robison stated, "We have holidays to honor the soldiers and veterans; but sometimes the families get overlooked. They need the recognition ... to know that the community is here to support them; especially, while their soldier is deployed."

The picnic will be a free community event held from 1:30-4 p.m. Saturday at Thompson Park, Pavilion 3.

Student Don Aeschbacher added, "The picnic will be a fantastic opportunity to honor and show our appreciation to the families and soldiers for the many sacrifices they make for our country."

The group made its way throughout the city to inform as many people as possible about the picnic and invited many along the way.

Classmates sat down with East Liverpool Mayor Jim Swoger to let him know about the event. After hearing all about the day's activities, he stated, "I think this picnic sounds like a wonderful idea. Anytime there is a chance to honor our military and their families, I am all for it."

Moving Youth2Youth has plenty of free activities planned for children throughout the day. Swoger added, "It's important to get kids involved. They need to learn at a young age the importance of giving back to the community."

The public is invited to attend to help the group honor our military families. There will be free food, music, face painting and games. Jennifer Rollyson said, "Come on out, it will be a blast; a great time for everyone."

Tri-State Burial Group will participate in the opening ceremony at 1:30 p.m.

For additional information, contact Dr. Rose at 330-382-7572.

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News Headline: Fourth Street project gets council's approval | Attachment Email

News Date: 04/18/2012
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Fourth Street project gets council's approval

April 17, 2012

Salem News

EAST LIVERPOOL - Action was taken Monday night by City Council toward implementing a proposed $1 million improvement project for the downtown area.

Proposed is a restructuring of the Broadway/Fourth Street intersection with new sidewalks, new curbs, a narrower crosswalk area, lighting, landscaping and repairs to a portion of the brick sections of East Fourth Street.

Council voted unanimously, with Councilman Tom Cunningham absent, authorizing Mayor Jim Swoger to prepare and submit an application for a transportation enhancement grant from the Ohio Department of Transportation to pay for 80 percent of the construction cost, or $783,125.

The city's share of the project will be $30,000, with Kent State University paying $150,000, and private donors paying $111,995.

Service-Safety Director Ryan Estell emphasized that the city's share will not have to come from this year's budget.

Council also approved legislation to lease two new Ford Interceptor police cruisers at a total cost of $65,235 and a 2012 Ford F-150 Crew Cab truck for the fire department at a cost of $48,306.58.

The safety committee had met previously to discuss the lease agreements and recommended the legislation, which included ordinances to finance the vehicles.

Estell said paperwork will be signed and the vehicles ordered today through Grand Ford, a local dealership.

Also approved was an ordinance adjusting appropriations to allow for purchase of software in the income tax department.

During miscellaneous comments, Councilman Ray Perorazio said he has spoken with the law director about "playing hardball" with landlords and other property owners whose properties are in disarray, saying, "We need to make them do what they're supposed to do."

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News Headline: Celebrate nature with Earth Day programs (Williams) | Attachment Email

News Date: 04/19/2012
Outlet Full Name: Independent, The
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News OCR Text: This weekend is all about sunshine and shade trees. It's birds and critters and taking responsibility for the world around us.

It's about falling in love with the planet that we often take for granted.

In celebration of Earth Day this weekend, the Wilderness Center and Kent State University Stark are giving the community the chance to celebrate nature and participate in activities that celebrate fresh air and digging in the dirt.

“Earth Day is important for us at the Wilderness Center,” Marketing and Volunteer Coordinator Vicki Shoenfelt said, “because it fits right in with our mission to conserve and protect the environment.”

Like the Wilderness Center, Kent State Stark is dedicated to educating the community about the importance of conservation, and according to Public Relations Coordinator Cynthia Williams, Earth Day is the perfect opportunity to spread that message of environmental responsibility.

“It's one of our core objectives as a campus,” Williams said, “to celebrate and sustain the environment we live in.”

EARTH DAY, ALL-DAY

No matter what you love most about nature, chances are you'll find it Saturday at the Wilderness Center.

From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., visitors can volunteer their time to help rid the Wilderness Center area of invasive garlic mustard plants. The garlic mustard, which grows and spreads quickly, chokes out the natural wildflowers that bloom around the area.

“We try to tie it into giving back to the Earth,” Shoenfelt said, “but we hope they can come and spend the entire day backpacking or bird watching or going to a nature program or planetarium show.”

There are plenty of free activities for families and visitors of all ages to participate in Saturday and, according to Shoenfelt, you don't have to volunteer to participate in any of them.

The goal, she explained is to give people the excuses they always need to get out and explore the out-of-doors. Whether it's looking for beautifully colored birds, getting some tips on backpacking and hiking or taking a tour of the night sky at the planetarium, area residents are sure to find something they love.

More and more, Shoenfelt said, families are discovering that there is plenty to love about blue skies, sunny days and time spent outside.

“It's become a family activity,” Shoenfelt said, “spending time together outdoors.”

This weekend, she said, is a chance to do just that.

For additional information about the event, visit www.wildernesscenter.org.

SUNDAY CELEBRATION

Kent State University Stark will celebrate all of the best that nature has to offer with its annual Earth Day celebration from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday.

By partnering with community organizations and businesses, Kent Stark is able to bring a variety of educational and fun opportunities for adults and children alike.

Adults can explore some of the ways area businesses are making it easier to live green, while kids can dig, dance, play and explore the world around them.

“This is an event the community has adopted,” Williams said. “It's not just a campus event, it's something we put on for the entire community.”

Many of the activities are kid-friendly. They're designed to get kids playing outside and learning about the importance of conservation efforts as they dance and giggle.

“Many kids are being taught how to recycle in school and have to bring that practice home to their parents,” Williams said. “Allowing children to take part in something fun … lets them know we are really behind them. It is truly them leading us with the

recycling efforts and sustaining of the environment.”

For more information about the celebration, visit www.stark.kent.edu.

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News Headline: Stark County to host job fair Wednesday at Kent State Stark Campus | Attachment Email

News Date: 04/18/2012
Outlet Full Name: WEWS-TV - Online
Contact Name: Eric Ristow
News OCR Text: NORTH CANTON, Ohio - Stark County's unemployment rate was 8.2 percent for the month of March, so the need for jobs is still high. Starkjobs.com is trying to lower that rate by holding a job fair Wednesday.

The event runs from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. and will be held at the Kent State Stark Campus on 6000 Frank Ave. NW in North Canton.

The fair will host over 50 employers recruiting candidates for full and part-time opportunities. The companies will be taking resumes and interview on the spot, so you should dress professionally and bring extra copies of your resume.

Some companies expected to attend include: Diebold, Republic Steel, Fresh Mark, H-P Products, The M.K. Morse Company, Prime Pro Data, Tank Services, Gervasi Vineyard, Tremcar, and more.

The job fair is open to anyone looking for employment. You can find more on the Spring fair here.

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News Headline: Now Hiring! Spring job fair in Stark County | Attachment Email

News Date: 04/18/2012
Outlet Full Name: WOIO-TV - Online
Contact Name:
News OCR Text: StarkJobs.com will host the Spring Job Fair from 11AM-3PM on April 18 at The University Center at Kent State Stark. Admission and parking are free.

The Spring Job Fair will host over 50 employers recruiting candidates for full and part-time opportunities. Job seekers can submit their resume and interview on the spot.

Job Seekers will find a variety of jobs with companies like Diebold, Republic Steel, Fresh Mark, H-P Products, The M.K. Morse Company, Prime Pro Data, Tank Services, Gervasi Vineyard, Tremcar, and more.

The job fair is open to anyone looking for employment. Job Seekers should to dress for an interview and bring several copies for their resume.

For more information about the Spring Job Fair, click HERE.

StarkJobs.com Spring Job Fair

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News Headline: Kent State at Tuscarawas to hold 'Hunt for Hunger' food drive event | Attachment Email

News Date: 04/19/2012
Outlet Full Name: Times-Reporter - Online, The
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News OCR Text: By Austin Prickett
Correspondent

NEW PHILADELPHIA — Kent State at Tuscarawas is hosting "Hunt for Hunger" from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 21.

The event is a food drive and scavenger hunt. Admission is free with the donation of one super-six item. Super six-items are boxed cereal, peanut butter, canned tuna, canned veggies, canned beef stew or canned soup.

Food donations will benefit the Akron-Canton Regional Food Bank.

The scavenger hunt will take participants throughout Dover and New Philadelphia. Prizes will be awarded throughout the day.

Registration begins at 10 a.m. at Founders Hall at Kent State University-Tuscarawas.

The university is located at 330 University Drive NE, in New Philadelphia.

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News Headline: Kent's Changing Landscape | Attachment Email

News Date: 04/19/2012
Outlet Full Name: Kent Patch
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News OCR Text: Kent's Changing Landscape
This panoramic view of downtown Kent, seen from Haymaker Parkway on April 17, 2012, shows several redevelopment projects under construction. From left to right the projects include: the Davey Resource Group building; the AMETEK building; Acorn Alley II; the PARTA transit center site (in background); and the Kent State hotel (in foreground).Credit Matt Fredmonsky

With so many large redevelopment projects simultaneously under construction in downtown Kent it's hard to get a singular view encompassing all of them.

Yet from several spots on Haymaker Parkway you can see the four major projects all at once, including: the Davey Resource Group building; the AMETEK building on Erie Street; Acorn Alley II; the PARTA transit center site; and the Kent State University hotel. Smack in the middle of it all will be the city's new parking lot, which isn't yet under construction.

The all-encompassing view is a stark reminder of how much, and how quickly, Kent's skyline is changing.

Do you have photos showing changes to Kent's landscape, whether of scenes past or present? Share them with us here. Just click on the "Upload Photos and Videos" button.

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News Headline: Roundabout Intersections Cost More but Could Improve Safety (Euclide) | Attachment Email

News Date: 04/19/2012
Outlet Full Name: Kent Patch
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News OCR Text: $14 million-plus project to add 2 roundabouts to Summit Street will be under construction in 2014 through 2015

By Matt Fredmonsky

In a close vote, a plan to add two roundabout intersections to Summit Street near Kent State University was approved by Kent City Council Wednesday night.

The estimated $14.2 million Summit Street improvement project will add roundabouts at the intersections of Summit Street with Ted Boyd Drive and Summit Street with Campus Center Drive.

Council approved the plan by a vote of 5-4 after two hours of discussion that included questions from Kent's fire chief and support from university officials. The project itself has been in the planning stages since 2006 and has been studied by two different ad-hoc citizen and stakeholder committees.

The primary concern was expressed by Kent Fire Chief James Williams — and echoed by members of council — over the potentially adverse effect on response times, created by the roundabouts, for emergency vehicles.

Williams said the roundabouts force emergency vehicles to slow down in order to maneuver them, and that can be particularly difficult for a 40-ton ladder truck that is slow to stop and accelerate.

"Response time is a critical component of what we do," Williams said. "We know that we have six to eight minutes to save a heart attack victim. That's our best chance. And the average fire doubles in size every 30 seconds."

Summit Street is a primary response route for the fire department, which frequently visits campus for ambulance and fire calls. And, unlike standard intersections, roundabouts lack a traffic signal that can be manipulated to give emergency vehicles the green light.

But the roundabouts also were presented as a safer means of directing car, pedestrian and bicycle traffic compared with standard intersections.

Kent City Engineer Jim Bowling, citing a recent federal transportation study, said roundabouts reduce car crashes by 36 percent; reduce injury crashes by 76 percent; and reduce fatal crashes by 89 percent.

This particular section of Summit Street contains the second, fourth, sixth, and fourteenth worst intersections in Kent in terms of number of car crashes, according to studies conducted early last decade by the Akron Metropolitan Area Transportation Study.

Several members of council said they shared the fire chief's concerns about how safety vehicle response times might be effected by roundabout intersections on Summit Street.

"I have a huge concern about the safety issue," Councilman Robin Turner said. "But I believe ... that can be worked out. We can do some things working with the chiefs and the safety director to address that."

Tom Euclide, associate vice president for facilities planning at Kent State, said he heard similar concerns when the roundabout plan was presented to leaders at the university.

"The data says that this is safer," Euclide said.

Despite his concerns, Williams said he's committed to working with the design engineers to make the roundabout intersections as safe as possible for emergency traffic.

Kent State has agreed to split the local-match costs of the project for state and federal grants with the city. The cost, with anticipated state and federal awards, is expected to break down as follows:

•$6 million — AMATS
•$4.2 million (max $5 million award) — Ohio Department of Transportation
•$1.275 million — city of Kent
•$1.275 million — Kent State
Bowling said that leaves about $1.45 million the city and university still need to pay for the project, and they plan to pursue grants and other potential sources for the remaining cost.

The plan calls for a roundabout intersection at Summit Street and Ted Boy Drive near the Kent State Student Wellness and Recreation Center. The second roundabout will relocate the existing intersection of Campus Center Drive at Summit Street to create one intersection of Summit Street, Risman and Campus Center drives instead of the two that exist now.

"This is a great improvement from a congestion and safety standpoint," Bowling said. "We're going to replace both those signalized intersections with one ... intersection, having one entrance and exit to Risman and realigning Campus Center."

Other aspects of the project include mid-block pedestrian crossings, medians and 16 pedestrian signals called HAWK Beacons that stop traffic to allow pedestrians to cross at each point on the roundabout. The beacons, however, increase the cost of each roundabout by about $500,000 compared with a standard intersection, Bowling said.

For a complete review of the project, see the .pdf file attached to this story. To see how HAWK Beacons work, watch the video attached to this story.

Councilman Garret Ferrara said he likes the idea of the roundabouts because they follow the theme of creating a more pedestrian-friendly community and campus.

"People are going to adapt," he said.

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News Headline: Corrections and clarifications | Attachment Email

News Date: 04/19/2012
Outlet Full Name: Akron Beacon Journal - Online, The
Contact Name:
News OCR Text: In a story about a new overload fee of $440 per credit hour at Kent State published Friday, a student protester provided incorrect information about the size of the crowd. He later corrected the number of protesters to be around 100. Also, University of Cincinnati trustees recently increased their overload fee to $450 per credit hour starting next fall, surpassing KSU's by $10 and making it the highest in the state. A reporter erred.

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News Headline: Kent State, Wick Poetry Center Present Giving Voice, April 23 | Attachment Email

News Date: 04/18/2012
Outlet Full Name: Record-Courier - Online
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News OCR Text: Kent State, Wick Poetry Center Present Giving Voice, April 23

Kent State University and the Wick Poetry Center present the 11th annual Giving Voice performance, which features area students (grades 3"12), senior citizens, veterans, medical care providers and patients from area hospitals, performing original poetry with guest musician, Hal Walker. The Giving Voice performance will take place on Monday, April 23, at 6 p.m. in the Kent Student Center Ballroom. For more information, visit http://www.kent.edu/einside/events.cfm?issueweek=2012-04-16%2016:10:38#3072067.

Cost: Free

Contact: David Hassler, 330-672-2067, dhassle1@kent.edu

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