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Portage County community left with damages after EF1 tornado

Erin Sullivan, TV2 Reporter April 19, 2024

An EF1 tornado touched down in Windham Wednesday evening. TV2's Erin Sullivan was there to talk with residents about the township's clean-up efforts. Erin Sullivan is a TV2 reporter. Contact her at...

Sophmore Max Loudenslager casts his ballot at the Kent State Recreational and Wellness Center on Nov. 7, 2023.

Portage County sees expected election turnout, continues to count ballots

Grace Springer, Managing Editor November 9, 2023

Tuesday’s election went as expected for election officials in Portage County, with a 53.27% turnout rate as of Thursday.  Election day proceeded normally, said Faith Lyon, Director at the Portage County...

Portage County constituents vote on replacement levy for mental health resources in November election

MinJee Yoo, Reporter October 24, 2023

On Nov. 7, Portage County voters will vote on Issue 30, a replacement tax levy allocated towards funding mental health and recovery facilities across the county.  With Issue 30, residents in Portage...

One of the three wetlands at the Franklin Bog Preserve on Sept. 20, 2023.

Preserve Peek: a look into the Franklin Bog Preserve

Olivia Montgomery, Reporter September 30, 2023

People driving on State Route 43 near Ravenna Road recently might have noticed a sign advertising a new park courtesy of the Portage Park District.  The sign indicates the Franklin Bog Preserve, which...

New plan outlines Portage County’s future

Jacob Brooks, TV2 Reporter April 21, 2023

Portage County unveiled the final draft of its first comprehensive plan. Portage County 2050 gives guidance to communities about how to grow and stay strong in the future. TV2's Jacob Brooks explains...

Drug overdoses rising in Portage County

Erin Sullivan, TV2 Reporter April 13, 2023

The Portage County Sheriff's Department issued a warning about increased overdose deaths on March 31. Officials said the increase is largely due to the increased use of fentanyl, a highly addictive and...

The Portage Hike & Bike Trail spans 13 miles along the Cuyahoga River and provides a place for trail goers to hike, bike, or canoe. Photo taken April 10, 2023.

How Portage parks are maintained, prepare for spring

Aaron Cousin, Reporter April 10, 2023

From brisk and icy snowstorms one day to bright and sunny skies the next, Portage Park District has its hands full trying to maintain the parks year-round.  "Anybody that lives in Ohio probably understands...

Local farmers in Portage County recognized during National Farmworker Awareness Week

Gabby Jonas, TV2 Reporter April 4, 2023

This week is National Farmworker Awareness Week. The Environmental Protection Agency's mission is to protect human health and the environment while recognizing the hard work that farmers at farms like...

Volunteer Belinda Marburger (left) and Anne Marie Noble (right), the executive director of Haven of Portage County. It is located at 2645 State Route 59 in Ravenna.

The Haven of Portage County marks full year of operations

Alton Northup, Reporter March 24, 2023

As The Haven of Portage County approaches a year of operation, the shelter has seen no shortage of homeless individuals and families looking for a place to stay. The shelter, which houses up to 64 guests...

Local food pantries brace for increased demand as SNAP benefits come to an end

Alton Northup, Reporter March 12, 2023

Local food pantries may soon see a surge in demand for their services after pandemic-era SNAP benefits come to an end. A temporary boost to SNAP benefits, also known as food stamps, was put in place...

Portage County Sheriff’s Department experiences delays in body and dash cameras

Alexandria Manthey, TV2 Reporter March 2, 2023

The Portage County Sheriff's Department's new body and dash cameras will soon be in operation. The department has had the equipment since November, but there has been a delay in getting everything up...

More People Vote Early In Portage County

Jacob Brooks November 6, 2022

Election Day isn't until Tuesday - but the votes are already coming in. Terrie Nelson, Deputy Director of the Portage County Board of Elections, explains why more people are voting early this year.

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