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Police investigate a shooting outside the Pebblebrook Apartments in Franklin Township on Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018. One male victim was shot in the shoulder, confirmed the Portage County Sheriff’s Office.

Residents, employees surprised by shooting at Pebblebrook Apartments; no suspects

Valerie Royzman November 5, 2018

Residents and employees of Pebblebrook Apartments said Monday they were surprised by the shooting and the police presence Sunday evening that landed one man in the hospital.No suspects have been identified...

The Kent City Council meets on Wednesday, May 3, 2017.

City council discusses potential ‘compassionate city’ status

Jack Kopanski May 3, 2017

The Kent City Council’s annual joint meeting Wednesday between the city and Franklin Township focused on issues such as changes to Standing Rock Cemetery and zoning in Kent. The meeting opened with...

Gap widens between downtown Kent and East Main Street business activity

Emily Crilley, Alicia Balog, Alaina Altieri and Megan Brown November 13, 2014

Walking through Downtown Kent, visitors can explore, eat and shop at new businesses that have moved to the area, seeing the work the city has done to build up downtown over the past four years.However,...

John Fox, convicted of the murder of Justin Early, was sentenced to life in prison without parole in the Ravenna Courthouse Monday, Nov. 3, 2014.

Franklin Township murderer sentenced to life in prison

Madeleine Winer November 3, 2014

A Franklin Township man found guilty of murder was sentenced to life in prison without parole Tuesday despite a plea for the death penalty from the victim’s family.John Fox, 34, pled no contest and was...

John and Jean Jacobs are members of the Pioneer Cemetery Preservation Group for the Pioneer Cemetery on Stow Road in Kent. Jean Jacobs is a decendent of Joshua Woodard and her family have been Kent residents since the 1800s.

Pioneer Cemetery crumbling away due to lack of funds

Emily Mills October 29, 2014

Weatherworn gravestones cover the secluded one-acre cemetery, some of their inscriptions lost to the elements long ago. Many of the markers are broken in half, resting against the stones still in the ground...

Top 10 news stories this school year

DKS Editors May 1, 2014

This school year, Kent State saw a new president, a polar vortex, an extended Esplanade, a gunshot incident, a wrestler’s controversial tweets and a secretive presidential search. Editors at the Daily...

11-year-old killed in Franklin Township shooting

Jacob Byk, TV2 March 12, 2014

The Portage County sheriff is investigating a fatal shooting that occurred at 11:32 a.m. at 695 Johnson Rd. involving two juveniles. The shooting occurred in Franklin Township, within a mile of Kent Roosevelt...

Franklin Township man’s murder trial set for August

Carrie Blazina January 27, 2014

A Franklin Township man who is charged in the killing of a missing Alliance man is set to have a pre-trial in July and a jury trial in August.John Fox, 34, who was indicted Thursday in the murder of Justin...

Image courtesy of Portage County Sheriffs Office.

Franklin Township sex offender charged with murder

Akilah Porter January 18, 2014

A Portage County man is set to appear in court after police discovered a body in his Storer Suites apartment, 1783 E. Main St., Friday. The Portage County Sheriff’s Department arrested Franklin Township’s...

Portage County Sheriff David Doak

Body found in Franklin Township apartment identified, suspect in custody

Katy Coduto January 17, 2014

Video: Vivian Feke & Alexa MaslowskiA suspect is in custody after a body was found by Portage County Sheriff's deputies at Storer Suites in Franklin Township on Friday.John R. Fox, age 34, was...

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