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Andre Maurice Hill, 47, was shot and killed by Officer Adam Coy within seconds of their encounter, as Hill walked toward Coy holding an illuminated cell phone in his left hand.

Ohio capital passes bodycam law in honor of Andre Hill

Farnoush Amiri, AP February 2, 2021

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The city council in Ohio’s capital passed a law in honor of Andre Hill that would require police officers to turn on their body-worn cameras and render first aid after a use of...

Michigan Election Officials Count Ballots In Lansing

John Moore November 4, 2020

LANSING, MICHIGAN - NOVEMBER 03: An election worker carries absentee ballots for counting at the Lansing city clerk's office on election night on November 03, 2020 in Lansing, Michigan. President Trump...

City Council approves Tobacco 21 ordinance

Chris Spegal July 12, 2018

City Council approved the Tobacco 21 ordinance Wednesday, which will change the age restriction on purchasing tobacco products from 18 to 21 years of age.Jeff Neistadt, the health commissioner of the Health...

Kent Mayor Jerry Fiala addressed Kent City Council during their meeting Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017. The council unanimously agreed to ban drivers from occupying two parking spots in the city.

Kent City Council revises parking policy

Dylan Reynolds October 5, 2017

Kent City Council approved a motion Wednesday to limit drivers to one public parking space per car.After the issue was raised, several council members had questions about details, but they unanimously...

Kent resident Linda Miles addresses Kent City Council and urges them to continue to support those being discriminated against during their meeting on Wed., July 2, 2017.

Kent City Council expands LGBTQ community protections

Cody Patton July 7, 2017

Kent City Council expanded its LGBTQ protection ordinance Wednesday in a unanimous vote, creating more tangible protections and expanding it to protected groups, including minorities.The council first...

City council tackles new rec center, LGBTQ rights

Aaron Copora April 19, 2017

Kent City Council discussed two big issues at its meeting Wednesday night — a new recreation center and LGBTQ anti-discrimination policies — both of which the council decided they would need more time...

Ravenna council takes action against loitering

Chip Reid April 19, 2017

The amount of people frequenting the streets at odd hours and important locations in Ravenna has increased to a point where the city is deciding to take action and getting to police department more involved. 0419_NC_PKG_RavennaCity...

Mary Mural-Sizemore, whose son owns Porters Taxi, voices her concerns with Uber at the Kent City Council meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015. Delon White, Ubers general manager of Northeast Ohio, sits on the left.

City council considers Uber regulations

Emily Mills October 7, 2015

Kent City Council authorized the city’s law director to draft a preliminary code regulating Uber and other Transportation Network Services (TNS) providers at its meeting Wednesday night.The council is...

Ward 3 councilman Wayne A. Wilson voices his opinion about snow removal on Kent’s sidewalks during the Kent City Council meeting Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015.

City council discusses sidewalk expansions, plans for old courthouse and cats

J. Tyler Singleton September 3, 2015

Kent City Council spent three and a half hours Wednesday night discussing sidewalks, plans for the old courthouse and feral cats in Kent.Sidewalks on S.R. 43City engineer Jim Bowling addressed the council...

Kent citizens discuss marijuana legalization, stray cats at city council meeting

Elizabeth Randolph May 26, 2015

Kent citizens spoke to City Council at a public hearing before the council meeting Wednesday about public opinion on the legalization of marijuana and stray cats in the city.Kent State chemical physics...

Kent City Council introduces new zoning language

Brittany Zvcisk April 17, 2015

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Kent City Council discusses relocation of City Hall

Staff Report April 6, 2015

The Michael Schwartz Center at Kent State is among several locations being considered for temporary office space while Kent City Hall relocates.At Kent’s City Council meeting on Wednesday, April 1, City...

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