For Immediate Release:
For Immediate Release:
In the spirit of “good things come to those who wait” the City’s economic development director reports that Kenko’s at the corner of Depeyster and Haymaker (in the Avant 220 building) is now open for business.
Police Captain Jayme Cole announced that he’s satisfied that the new police station is ready to handle our 911 calls so starting the week of July 30th, the Kent Police will be relocating the dispatchers and the equipment into the new police building.
During the move, dispatch will be working out of both buildings so if residents want to go to the Police station Jayme is recommending they call the non-emergency number (330 673-7732) to confirm which building they should go to.
Chief Lee says that after the dispatch move is complete, patrol and the remaining personnel should be able to follow shortly thereafter.
Moving 911 is always a bit nerve-wrecking but we won’t flip the switch until we know everything is running as it should.
We’re in the early stages of next year’s budget preparations and in looking at our investment earnings, the Budget and Finance Department reported a glimmer of good news.
It turns out that we’ve been able to increase our investment earnings 250% from 2013 to 2017.
Admittedly some of that is due to the slowly climbing interest rates in 2017, but the bulk of our gains come from the re-organization of our investment portfolio following the advice of our investment bankers.
Here’s a look at the interest earned by year:
What I’m not showing is that we made $1.4 million in investment earnings (just on bank CDs) back in 2007.
At least we’re making us some ground back.
KENT — Police are calling last week’s death of an Ashtabula native a homicide, the Kent Police Department announced Monday.
Franklin J. Benedict, 26, was found shot to death shortly after noon Wednesday inside his Lincolnwood Terrace apartment on Fleeter Court, near Kent State University, said Lt. Michael Lewis of the Kent Police Department.
A graduate of Edgewood High School, Benedict is the son of Rick and Tina (Wright) Benedict of Ashtabula. His sister, Alyvia (John) Camplese, and a half-brother, also live in Ashtabula, according to his obituary.
Benedict worked at the Streetsboro Wal-Mart as a supervisor on third shift, according to his obituary.
He last attended KSU in spring semester 2013, said Eric Mansfield of KSU media relations.
Kent police have requested assistance from the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation, according to a release from the Kent Police.
Police and the Portage County Coroner’s Office are not releasing any more information at this time.
Anyone who might have any information on the case is asked to call the KPD non-emergency line at 330-673-7732.