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Eggens powers Mathews to Regional Finals

Kent, OH (WYTV) – Mathews’ senior Cheyenne Eggens threw a complete game shutout to help the Mustangs defeat Reserve, 9-0 Thursday in a Division IV Regional Semifinal at Kent State. The Mustangs took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning ...

Driver in fatal 2013 crash is committed

FREMONT — A Kent, Ohio, man who was declared legally insane when he raced down the Ohio Turnpike, killing an elderly Toledo couple, has been committed to the Northwest Ohio Psychiatric Hospital. Sandusky County Common Pleas Judge John Dewey ordered last ...

Rob Nichols Named New ABA President and CEO

Howard Boyle, President and CEO, Hometown Bank, Kent, Ohio: “There were a number of excellent candidates for the position. In the interview process, Rob’s extensive knowledge of and passion for banking came through loud and clear. We were looking to ...

Daisy Wolcott’s lovely lilac gardens get a second life

KENT, Ohio -- In the mid-1900s, thousands descended on Daisy Wolcott’s gardens each May to stroll among her collection of remarkable lilacs. Until this spring, nearly 60 years had passed since the tours were last offered. But now the family that ...

Ryan T. Rettig

Ryan T. Rettig, 33, of Kent, OH and formerly of Upper Sandusky, died Wednesday, May 20, 2015 from injuries sustained in an accident on County Highway 49 west of Upper Sandusky. Born November 26, 1981 in Findlay to Thomas E. and Mary R. (Weaver) Rettig.

Kent State Announces 2015 Volleyball Schedule

KENT, Ohio —Five teams coming off NCAA Tournament appearances highlight the Kent State volleyball program's most challenging schedule in more than a decade, head coach Don Gromala announced on Thursday (April 21). The Golden Flashes' 2015 schedule ...

Ennesser signs with Kent State

Ennesser, who helped lead the Chieftains to a 19-14 record last year, made her commitment after visiting the school located in Kent, Ohio April 28. “I visited there on a Wednesday and made my verbal commitment on Friday (May 1),” Ennesser said.

Ohio State football: Alford likes intensity of Buckeyes, Meyer

Alford is an Ohio native whose father, Bob, was a football coach and administrator at Roosevelt High School in Kent, Ohio, before moving the family to Colorado Springs, Colo., before Tony’s senior year of high school. Alford always has had an affinity ...

Kent State Professor Defends Alleged Road Rage Behavior Caught on Camera in Ohio

A "road rage" incident caught on cell phone video at Kent State University has left an assistant professor at the school injured and facing charges, a university official said. The professor contends he was protecting a student against a man who was ...

Downtown Kent, Ohio, rising Phoenix-like as city, KSU and businesses coalesce

Lisa DeJong / The Plain DealerRon Burbick has become a developer and philanthropist in retirement, and his $6.5 million Phoenix Project and its Acorn Alley retail strip have sparked a revival in downtown Kent. KENT, Ohio -- Ron Burbick grew up near here ...

Kent wedding photography – Amy & Tim’s Canterbury farm and DIY wedding.

It was at the turn of this year Amy and Tim invited me to their house, which is on the farming estate of Chislet Court Farm, just on the outskirts of Canterbury in Kent. This is where they started to …

Man involved in Kent Co. police chase enters plea

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — A burglary suspect who led officers on a chase through Kent County back in March has entered a plea. Tuesday, Richard Myatt, 42, pleaded guilty to a count of breaking and…

Places To Eat In Kent: Fort’s Cafe

Located just down the road from the Turner Contemporary, if feels like this artsy, hip little spot has just been pulled out of East London and unloaded on to Margate seafront. Think mismatched vintage…

Taste the Best of Produced in Kent will be at Biddenden Vineyard - offering best products of local businesses

Biddenden Vineyard will play host to a fine and food and drink festival, which showcases products from over 40 small businesses across the county.

May 30th Adoption Event in Kent

May 30th Adoption Event Reber Ranch – between 10am-2pm Some of our dogs posted online may be available for you to meet. If you are interested in a specific dog, the first step toward adoption from …

The Great War in Kent

Unveiling the war memorial in Canterbury ( I spent today at the Centre’s study day entitled ‘How the Great War changed Kent, 1914–1928’ which took place at Old Sessions House.…

15 Fun, Family-Friendly History Events in Kent during May 2015

It’s half-term – again – and that means lots of time with my boys. Days out are getting harder to plan though as one is 11, thinks he knows everything and believes he is ‘too old for kid’s stuff’.  My…

Go Green By Having One Of The Best Commercial Cleaning Services In Kent

Today, individuals are more concerned than any other time in recent memory about the earth’s environment. We purchase “green” items for ourselves, similar to clothing cleanser, and we utilize “green” …

Adventures in Kent’s Bluebell Woods

Springtime is just too damn pretty for words, and this year I wanted to visit some of the colourful bluebell woods that bloom in abundance around this time.  We live just on the outskirts of London, i…

Furious about Furiosa: Misogynists are losing it over Charlize Theron’s starring role in Mad Max: Fury Road

Original poster for the 1979 Mad Max So you may have heard vague rumors that there’s a new Mad Max film coming out. You also may have heard that it stars Charli ze Theron as a shaven-headed postap ocal…


Giving Every Young Person in KENT OHIO a Path to Reach Their Potential

Our nation’s most basic duty is to ensure that every child has the chance to fulfill his or her potential. This isn’t the responsibility of one individual or one neighborhood: it’s up to all of us to pave these paths of opportunity so that young people — regardless of where they grow up — can get ahead in life and achieve their dreams.

That’s why My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) is such an important initiative. Launched by President Obama last year, MBK brings communities together to ensure that all youth — including boys and young men of color — can overcome barriers to success and improve their lives. I got to see this work up close during a recent trip to Oakland, California. I joined Mayor Libby Schaaf, City Council President Lynette McElhaney, and other stakeholders for a conversation about efforts that are making a difference in the lives of local youth.

One of the participants was a teenager named Edwin Manzano. The son of a hard-working single parent, Edwin found encouragement and support at the East Oakland Youth Development Center (EOYDC). Thanks in part to the academic and mentoring services offered by the EOYDC, Edwin will become the first member of his family to attend college when he begins his studies this fall at San Francisco State University.

Edwin is grateful for the opportunities that EOYDC afforded him. “Everyone needs a support system,” he says. That’s true whether you are a teenager or HUD Secretary. I was lucky when I was growing up on the West Side of San Antonio. Although it was a modest community in terms of resources, it was rich with folks who took an interest in my future. I had family members, teachers — and even policymakers — who paved a path that allowed me and other young people like me to succeed.

Unfortunately, not every child is as fortunate. That’s why My Brother’s Keeper is so close to my heart. The future of every young person in America should be determined by their heart, their mind and their work ethic. It should never be determined by their zip code.

In Oakland, I talked with 17 young people who have big hopes and aspirations for the future. It’s in our nation’s interest to help them achieve their goals. And we’re committed to doing our part at HUD.

For example, we’ve introduced a Jobs-Plus pilot program that will provide public housing residents in eight cities with intensive employment training, rent incentives and community building focused on work and economic self-sufficiency.

We’re also working on a broadband initiative to ensure that students living in HUD-assisted households will benefit from the life-changing opportunities available through high-speed internet. This project will provide the access to online resources that young people need to succeed in the 21st century global economy.

On the housing front, we expect the recent expansion of our Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) initiative to aid HUD-assisted properties in raising billions of dollars in private sector investment — funding that will be used to secure our nation’s affordable housing future. And recently, our Federal Housing Administration lowered its Mortgage Insurance Premiums to make homeownership more affordable for responsible families, helping them put down roots and build wealth for the future.

But I know HUD alone won’t solve the issues facing America’s youth. These challenges require our Department to maintain longstanding, effective partnerships with other federal agencies and key stakeholders. Most importantly, President Obama understands that My Brother’s Keeper will only succeed if local leaders take his call to action into their own hands.

Folks in Oakland are stepping up to answer this call. During the Community Conversation, I spoke with leaders from Oakland’s nonprofits, philanthropic institutions, and faith-based organizations that are putting our young people on the path to success. Groups like the East Oakland Youth Development Center, the East Bay Foundation, and the Allen Temple Baptist Church are using promising and proven approaches to make a real difference in their communities.

This kind of work is happening all across the nation and will benefit generations of Americans. We’ve got to keep it going by continuing to support our young people. When they succeed, our nation grows stronger, and our future becomes brighter. And by giving everyone an opportunity to reach their goals, we can ensure that the 21st century is another American century.



The Guardian and a warning to KENT OHIO: Jehovah´s Witnesses´ silencing techniques, as terrifying as child abuse

Growing up in a Jehovah’s Witness family is different. As a child, I didn’t celebrate birthdays, Christmas or July 4. Nor did I, or anyone I knew, mix with non-Witness families in Little League or Girl Scouts. Instead, I spent much of my time sharing the “good news.” I used to go door-to-door on my own with a big, strong, well liked man in my congregation, named Jonathan. I was just 9 and 10 when he repeatedly sexually abused me.

It is really hard for kids to speak up when they’re abused. But the Jehovah’s Witnesses make it a lot harder.

They have a “2 Witness” rule, which says that anyone who accuses an adult of abuse must have a second witness. If there is no second witness, the accuser is punished for a false accusation - usually by ordering that no Witness may talk with or associate with the “false” accuser. This is called dis-fellowshipping. For a kid raised only with other Witnesses, it was horrifying. Even your parents would have to ignore you. It was more terrifying than Jonathan.

It was the elders of my congregation who had assigned Jonathan to team up with me. When we separated from the others, he forced me into his pick-up truck and drove us to his house. Then he would say “Let’s play”. It happened too many times. Like everyone else in the congregation, my parents liked “Brother” Jonathan and trusted him in our family.

My parents were consumed with some really huge problems in those years, and later divorced. I was emotionally alone - and wanted to be the best Jehovah’s Witness I could be. That’s why I went out to field service - the door to door ministry that Witnesses are known for.

What my parents didn’t know, was that Jonathan had sexually molested another girl in our congregation. The elders knew this and had kept it a secret. They were following orders from Watchtower leaders, based in the world headquarters in New York, who in 1989 had issued a top-secret instruction to keep known child sex abusers in the congregations a secret. This instruction became Exhibit 1 at my civil trial.

The elders and the Governing Body all knew that child molesters hide in religious groups and often are people who are likeable and friendly - like Jonathan. They knew molesters would likely do it again. But they chose to ignore the safety of the kids, in favor of protecting their image - and their bank account - from lawsuits. It was all in that 1989 letter.

A recent report by the Center for Investigative Reporting revealed that they have continued to issues directives urging silence around child abuse. Last November, elders were instructed to avoid taking criminal matters like child abuse to the authorities. Instead, they were told to handle them internally in confidential committees. The report also showed that Jehovah’s Witnesses evoke the First Amendment to hide sex abuse claims.

It took me learning about Jonathan’s other victims for me to speak up. In 2009, I looked on California’s Megan’s Law website, the state’s official list of registered sex offenders. There, I found he had been convicted a few years before for sexually abusing another 8-year-old girl. I felt horribly guilty that I hadn’t spoken up about him earlier. Now, I need to stop predators from doing this again.

The only way to end this abuse is by lifting this veil of secrecy once and for all.

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Buying prescription drugs via the Internet: A consumer guide to KENT OHIO

The Internet has changed the way we live, work and even as bought. The advance of the Internet has made it possible to compare prices and buy products without having to leave the house. But when used for medicine is important to be very careful. Some websites sell drugs that are not legitimate, putting their health at risk.

For example, some websites that sell medicines:

  • They are not licensed pharmacies with state of the United States or are not really pharmacies.

  • They can give an incorrect diagnosis or sell you a drug that is not appropriate for your medical condition.

  • Do not protect your personal data (eg social security number and credit cards).

Some of the drugs that are sold on the Internet:

  • They are fake (counterfeit or adulterated).

  • They are very strong medicine dose or very low concentration.

  • They contain ingredients that can be harmful to your health.

  • They are expired or expired medicines.

  • They have not been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA for its acronym in English), or have not been studied for their safety and efficacy.

  • They have been prepared using safe standards.

  • They are not safe for use with other medicines or products you use.

  • No right or have not been properly stored or shipped labels.


  • Talk to your doctor and get a physical before taking any medicine for the first time.

  • Use only medications that have been prescribed by your doctor or other health professional you trust, who is licensed in the United States to give prescriptions or prescriptions.

  • Ask your doctor if you have to do something specific for your prescription.

The following information will help protect (a) if you purchase medicines via the Internet:


Make sure that the website where you buy your drugs is state-licensed pharmacy in the United States and you are located in the United States. Pharmacies and pharmacists in the United States must be licensed by a state pharmacy board. The pharmacy board of the state where you reside, you can tell if the website you use is a state-licensed pharmacy if you have good reputation, and if you are located in the United States. For a list of state pharmaceutical boards in English at the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP) whose website . For information in Spanish call toll free 1-866-SU-FAMILIA (1-866-783-2645), the Li line Telefónica Health National Hispanic Family.

The NABP is a professional association of pharmaceutical state boards. This association has a program that will help you find some of the pharmacies that are licensed to sell through the Internet. The websites where the hallmark of this program appears, have been checked to ensure they comply with federal and state regulations. For more information in English about this program and for a list of pharmacies where VIPPS® (Verified Internet Pharmacy Practice Sites ™) seal appears, visit the website: . For information in Spanish call toll free 1-866-SU-FAMILIA (1-866-783-2645) National Helpline Hispanic Family Health.

. Find the websites whose practices are designed to protect you a secure website should:

  • Be located in the United States and be licensed by the state pharmacy board which operates the website (visit the website for a list of state pharmaceutical boards in English). For information in Spanish call toll free 1-866-SU-FAMILIA (1-866-783-2645) National Helpline Hispanic Family Health.

  • Have a licensed pharmacist who can answer your questions.

  • Require a prescription from your doctor or other health professional who is licensed in the United States to give prescriptions or prescriptions.

  • Having a medium through which you can talk to a person if you have any problem.


Note that the privacy and security of the site you will find easy to use and understand.

Do not give any personal information (such as your Social Security number, the number of your credit card or your medical history) unless you are sure the website will keep the protected information and not made public.

Ensure that the website will not sell your personal information unless you authorize it.


Report the web sites you do not feel safe (a), or those for which you have complaints. Visit the website and click under "Notify the FDA sites web troubled "to fill the form in Spanish.



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