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Posted on: March 6, 2020

Ohio Department of Health Opens Call Center to Help With COVID-19 Response

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FROM THE OHIO DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH    

March 6, 2020     Printable Version: ODH News Release 03/06/2020

Ohio Department of Health Opens Call Center to Help With COVID-19 Response

1-833-4-ASK-ODH Open ...

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Additional Info...https://odh.ohio.gov/wps/portal/ News - Health Department

News Flash

Posted on: December 9, 2019

Income Tax Information

rita notice for tax deadline

Municipal income tax returns and payments for tax year 2019 with a due date of April 15, 2020 have been extended to July 15, 2020.  Estimated payments for the first and second quarters of tax year 2020 have also been extended to July 15, 2020. &a...

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Posted on: June 11, 2020

State Route 59 Resurfacing Project

Beginning Wednesday, June 17, a $1.7 million project that includes the resurfacing of SR 59 between SR 43 and the Summit County line will begin. This project is scheduled to be completed by late August 2020.

Lane restrictions will occur from 6:00 PM until ...

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News - Home Page
Posted on: June 4, 2020

Free Meals for Children this Summer

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LoveLight, Inc. is providing free breakfasts and lunches for children 1 through 18, June 1st to August 7th.

Meals are available to be picked up and eaten at home, Monday through Friday. On Fridays, breakfasts & lunches will also be given out to take ho...

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News - Home Page
Posted on: May 26, 2020

Passport Applications Suspended

Department of State - Travel

The Department of State is currently only processing passport applications for life-or-death emergencies. 

To view their special message regarding passport applications or for further questions, please visit the Department of State’s Web...

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Passport Requirements News - Home Page
Posted on: May 26, 2020

Up Close with Businesses

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Main Street Kent interviewed several small business owners to see how they’ve adapted to the changes we’ve all had to make lately. 

Watch the interviews on Main Street Kent’s website

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News - Home Page

News Flash

Posted on: May 7, 2020

Send a tip anonymously to Kent Police

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The Kent Police Department is pleased to announce the implementation of a cell phone and web based application which allows citizens to submit anonymous tips to us.

This service is being provided to the public for non-emergency use. It is not meant to be u...

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News - Police
Posted on: June 20, 2020

Kent Police Department announces new Police Chief

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After a remarkable run, Police Chief Michelle Lee announced her plans to bring her career as Police Chief to an end during 2020. That led to a round of Police Chief testing, resulting in the promotion of Captain Nick Shearer to Police Chief with Michelle&...

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News - Police

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Posted on: June 30, 2020

Summer Mosquito Control Spray Program

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The Kent City Health Department Mosquito Control Program plans to conduct night spray applications by truck as needed to abate high adult mosquito activity and possible disease-carrying mosquitoes throughout the summer months.

View the Spray Schedule on th...

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Spotlights - Health Dept.
Posted on: May 22, 2020

COVID-19 Spring/Summer Safety Message

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As the weather warms, graduations occur, and holidays appear on the calendar it is important to note several things:

  • COVID-19 is still circulating in our community.
  • Gatherings over 10 people are discouraged. Large groups increase the risk of spread.
  • The need...
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Spotlights - Health Dept.
Posted on: April 17, 2020

Shopping for Food During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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As grocery shopping remains a necessity during this pandemic, many people have questions about how to shop safely. We want to reassure consumers that there is currently no evidence of human or animal food or food packaging being associated with transmissi...

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And...Food Safety and the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Spotlights - Health Dept.
Posted on: April 8, 2020

Wearing Personal Protective Equipment in Public to Prevent the Spread

PPE in Public

WEARING A MASK IN PUBLIC DOES NOT REPLACE SOCIAL DISTANCING, STEPS TO  PREVENT THE SPREAD OF COVID-19 AND HOW TO WEAR CLOTH FACE COVERINGS.

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PPE IN PUBLIC 

PREVENTING THE SPREAD OF COVID-19

HOW TO WEAR CLOTH FACE COVERINGS

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Spotlights - Health Dept.
Posted on: March 31, 2020

Novel Coronavirus Information

2019-Novel-Coronavirus

The Kent City Health Department (KCHD) is committed to notifying, educating, and preparing Kent City residents for Novel Coronavirus, or COVID-19. KCHD continues to work with Kent State University, the Portage County Health District, and the Ohio Departme...

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Click to View: Videos in American Sign Language Spotlights - Health Dept.
Posted on: December 27, 2019

Kent City Health Department helped pass Tobacco 21

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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

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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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Spotlights - Health Dept.

News Flash

Posted on: July 10, 2020

Kent City Health Department Public Service Announcement

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The Kent City Health Department (KCHD) encourages residents and visitors in Kent to wear facial coverings when in public. Please watch the Public Service Announcement for more information. 

KCHD also encourages local businesses to take the SAFER b...

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Spotlights - Home Page
Posted on: July 7, 2020

Become a SAFER Business

Become a SAFER Business

Our local businesses that take the pledge for SAFER actions are committing to help stop the spread of COVID-19. Through safety standards outlined by the CDC, Ohio Department of Health, and the Kent City Health Department, they will ensure the safety of th...

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Spotlights - Home Page
Posted on: June 10, 2020

Kent Applied to be a Bicycle Friendly Community

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The League of American Bicyclists represents bicyclists in the movement to create safer roads, stronger communities, and a Bicycle Friendly America. The League’s Bicycle Friendly America (BFA) program provides a roadmap, hands-on assistance and ...

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Spotlights - Home Page
Posted on: June 4, 2020

Haymaker Farmers' Market Outdoor Season

Haymaker Farmers' Market

The Drive -Through Haymaker Farmers’ Market at the United Methodist Church of Kent was a huge success for March through May! They had up to 270 cars visiting each Saturday and were able to continue getting local food to local people - thanks to ...

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Haymaker Farmers' Market Spotlights - Home Page
Posted on: June 23, 2020

Yard Waste Transfer Site Hours during the month of July

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July Hours for the Yard Waste Transfer Site.

The site will be closed July 4th in observation of Independence Day.

Beginning Thursday July 2nd 2020, the City of Kent Yard Waste Transfer Site will continue to remain open with limited hours and limited access....

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Spotlights - Home Page
Posted on: May 26, 2020

50th Commemoration of May 4 - Banner Installation

May 4 Banners

In keeping with the commitment to honor and remember those tragic events of May 4, 1970, and in partnership with Each + Every, the Kent Historical Society Museum, and the Kent State University Wick Poetry Center and Mapping May 4th project, banners were i...

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Mapping May 4 Spotlights - Home Page
Posted on: May 22, 2020

COVID-19 Spring/Summer Safety Message

dan smith community park

As the weather warms, graduations occur, and holidays appear on the calendar it is important to note several things:

  • COVID-19 is still circulating in our community.
  • Gatherings over 10 people are discouraged. Large groups increase the risk of spread.
  • The need...
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Spotlights - Home Page
Posted on: December 9, 2019

Income Tax Information

rita notice for tax deadline

Municipal income tax returns and payments for tax year 2019 with a due date of April 15, 2020 have been extended to July 15, 2020.  Estimated payments for the first and second quarters of tax year 2020 have also been extended to July 15, 2020. &a...

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Read more information about Income Tax Spotlights - Home Page

News Flash

Posted on: July 7, 2020

Kent Police Blood Drive

Blood Drive

The Kent Police Department will be partnering with the American Red Cross to host a blood drive on Saturday August 1 from 9 AM to 3 PM. It will take place in the Kent Police Department Community Room, 301 S. Depeyster St. For questions or concerns, call t...

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Blood Drive Flyer Spotlights - Public Safety
Posted on: May 28, 2020

Pay a Parking Ticket

Police Car

Paying your parking ticket online is secure, easy, and quick. Payments can be made through Kent’s online portal with a credit or debit card.

If you prefer, you can pay your ticket by mail or in-person. See full instructions on the parking page.&...

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Spotlights - Public Safety
Posted on: May 7, 2020

Send a tip anonymously to Kent Police

tip411 logo (JPG)

The Kent Police Department is pleased to announce the implementation of a cell phone and web based application which allows citizens to submit anonymous tips to us.

This service is being provided to the public for non-emergency use. It is not meant to be u...

Read on...

Spotlights - Public Safety