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Posted on: January 3, 2020

Food Safety Recall- Fresh Snack Products

FiveStar Gourmet Foods takes issues of food safety seriously and in an abundance of caution is voluntarily recalling two fresh produce snack products, MiniMeal2Go-ProteinPack 8.25oz and MiniMeal2Go- AvocadoToast 6.75oz. due to the notification from Almark...

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Posted on: January 10, 2020

Citizens Police Academy

Kent PD Citizens Police Academy 2020!

The Kent Police Department will be launching its 10th Citizens Police Academy this spring.  The Citizens Police Academy offers an opportunity for members of the Kent area to see first hand what police officers...

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Posted on: January 10, 2020

Citizens Police Academy

Kent PD Citizens Police Academy 2020!

The Kent Police Department will be launching its 10th Citizens Police Academy this spring.  The Citizens Police Academy offers an opportunity for members of the Kent area to see first hand what police officers...

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Posted on: January 2, 2020

E-Cigarettes, Vaping, EVALI, and THC – An Overview

Lung Injury

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) published an article regarding traits of e-cigarette, or vaping, products used by patients with associated lung injury in Minnesota. This report evaluated e-cigarette, or vaping, products used by EVALI (E-Cig or Vapor ...

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Posted on: December 27, 2019

Kent City Health Department helped pass Tobacco 21

sign displaying tobacco 21 law

As of October 17, 2019 the Tobacco 21 law made it illegal to give, sell, or otherwise distribute cigarettes, other tobacco products, or alternative nicotine products like e-cigarette/vaping products to any person under the age of 21 in Ohio. In 2018, Kent...

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Spotlights - Health Dept.
Posted on: December 13, 2019

Child Immunization Clinics Held Monthly

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Is your child fully immunized? Immunizing children on time is the best protection against dangerous childhood diseases. Vaccines protect children against potentially disabling and life-threatening diseases such as hepatitis B, pertussis (whooping cough), ...

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Spotlights - Health Dept.
Posted on: December 13, 2019

Tips for Discarding your Unwanted Medications

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Have you ever wondered what to do with your unused, unwanted or expired medications? Don't allow your medicine cabinet to become cluttered with unusable, unnecessary medications. There are easy, safe ways to dispose of all kinds of medications. 

O...

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Posted on: December 27, 2019

Precinct Election Officials Needed

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The Portage County Board of Elections is looking for individuals who would like to be part of the democratic process by becoming Precinct Election Officials (PEOs). 

As part of our ongoing efforts, we are reaching out in search of honest, reliable...

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Spotlights - Home Page
Posted on: December 15, 2019

United States Census 2020

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The Federal Government is getting ready to roll out the 2020 Census. On April 1, 2020 the Census Bureau plans to send a letter or a door knocker to every U.S. household. The Census is required by the U.S. Constitution and is part of a once every 10-year t...

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Posted on: December 9, 2019

Kent Free Library Winter Reading Program

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Kent Free Library will host the Winter Reading Program from Monday January 7 to Friday March 1.

Winter Reading is back this year with a new twist! Sign up for Winter Reading starting Monday, January 7 and earn points for reading, completing challenges, and...

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Spotlights - Home Page
Posted on: December 9, 2019

Furnace Replacement & Hot Water Tank Replacement

Furnace/hot water tank with duct work in a basement

The Kent Furnace Inspection and Targeted Replacement Program is available to income-eligible homeowners living within Kent City limits. 

This program provides: 

  1. FREE furnace inspections, cleaning, tune-up, repairs and possible furnace repl...
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Posted on: December 9, 2019

City Operating Levy Up For Renewal

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Kent City Council has asked the Board of Elections to include the ISSUE 1: LEVY RENEWAL on the March 17, 2020 ballot for voter consideration. 

This Operating levy has been renewed by the voters every 5 years for the last 55 years and City departme...

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Spotlights - Home Page
Posted on: December 9, 2019

Income Tax Information

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All Kent residents 18 years or older MUST file a City of Kent income tax return, even if no tax is owed. Persons who are retired need to file a final return and write “retired” on it. No further returns will be due unless the retiree r...

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Posted on: December 9, 2019

Yard Waste Transfer Site

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Yard Waste Transfer Site is located at the entrance to Plum Creek Park. Open everyday during daylight hours. 

Accepted Materials List

  • Brush 
  • Grass 
  • Firewood 
  • Leaves 
  • Weeds 
  • Any type of yard waste

NOT Accepted ...

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Spotlights - Home Page
Posted on: October 30, 2019

Residents To Receive NOPEC Enrollment Mailers

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Customers already enrolled in NOPEC's Standard Price options for both natural gas and electric, and those that want to join NOPEC, do not need to take action.  As a resident in a NOPEC community, you will automatically be enrolled in NOPEC's Stan...

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Posted on: December 16, 2019

KFD New Rescue Truck

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This summer the Fire Department replaced their 30 year old heavy duty rescue truck with a new 50,000 pound all-purpose rescue vehicle that is packed full of an amazing array of life-saving equipment. This 2019 Pierce Rescue truck is designed to meet rescu...

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Spotlights - Public Safety
Posted on: December 16, 2019

KFD Technical Rescue Updates

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It was estimated in mid-June 2019 that the water flow spiked to over a billion gallons per day, up from a normal of around 400 million gallons per day. This increased flow and higher water level undermined root systems causing trees to fall and creating w...

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Spotlights - Public Safety
Posted on: December 16, 2019

Carbon Monoxide Safety

Carbon monoxide detector attached to a wall

Carbon Monoxide (CO) is a gas that has no odor and is poisonous. Because of these characteristics it is known as the invisible killer. It can make a person feel sick and it can also be deadly. In the home, heating and cooking devices that burn fuel can be...

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Spotlights - Public Safety
Posted on: December 13, 2019

Winter Safety

fire burning in an indoor fireplace

According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), heating, holiday decorations, winter storms and candles all contribute to an increased risk of fire during the winter months. And during those winter months we see an increase in home fires thr...

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Spotlights - Public Safety
Posted on: December 13, 2019

Snow Parking Ban

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The City of Kent recognizes the importance of removing snow from the city streets so residents can safely navigate the roads during the winter months. 

Anytime it snows more than two inches or more within a 24 hour period, it is unlawful to park a...

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Spotlights - Public Safety
Posted on: December 13, 2019

Citizen Police Academy

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The Kent Police Department is pleased to offer the Kent community the opportunity to participate in the Citizen Police Academy (CPA). The Citizen Police Academy offers a chance for members of the Kent area to see first hand what police officers do and exp...

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