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For Sale: 2007 Jeep Liberty

2-wheel drive sport, 6-speed manual transmission, 92,000 miles. Originally from Florida. Asking $2,800. Questions/interest, contact 330-808-1181.

House for Sale

4 beds, 3 baths 2,052 sqft. Well updated home on gorgeous deep wooded lot in Stow!! Enjoy the many updates and improvements this seller has made. From the updated kitchen to the screened patio that overlooks the private lot to the very sharp recently finished basement, this home is your total package! Updates include furnace/ac, electrical serv., concrete drive w/pull out, windows, h2o tank, house painted in 2015. The kitchen has been remodeled w/dove-tailed, soft close cabinets, newer appliances and granite countertops. It features an eating bar that opens into dining room w/ reclaimed wood counter, so cool!! The floor is engineered hdwd. The family room has a wood burning fireplace and opens to the screened porch. The rec room again is very cool w/bamboo engineered hardwood, perfect for indoor entertaining! The main bath and master baths have been updated, but you will absolutely love the master bath, just off the spacious master bedroom. All bedrooms are good size w/ample closets. The backyard is a living space on its own with the fabulous tree house and over the top shed w/great outside storage. Make this home your home today!

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Home for sale in Stow.

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Kent State’s Eric Mansfield Invested as New Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army

The Army invested its newest Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army (CASA) April 16 during a ceremony in the Pentagon.


The Honorable Dr. Mark T. Esper, Secretary of the Army, selected Eric S. Mansfield to represent Ohio (North).


“My 20 years of faithful service in the United States Army have included some of the most rewarding experiences of my life, and now I have the opportunity to continue that service to Ohio’s soldiers and families,” says Mansfield. “As a retired Army officer, Iraq veteran and a father of a current soldier, my heart has never been far away from the military. I look forward to working with community and state leaders to meet the needs of our soldiers, veterans and families in a meaningful and tangible way.”

The Honorable (Dr.) Mark T. Esper, left, Secretary of the Army, congratulates Eric S. Mansfield on appointment as a Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army at the Pentagon, Washington, D.C. (Photo by Staff Sgt. Brandy N. Mejia)


CASAs are a vital part of the Army. Their duties and responsibilities include keeping the public informed about why a strong and robust Army is vital to our national security; partnering with the Soldier for Life Program to support our transitioning soldiers and families; connecting prospective soldiers with recruiters and commissioning sources; promoting good relations between the Army, Congress, and the public; and advising the secretary on regional issues.


“We appreciate your willingness to take on this important position,” says Esper.  “The support you will provide the Army and our soldiers and their families is a great service to Ohio and our nation.”


Each state, the District of Columbia and the five U.S. territories have one or more CASAs appointed to provide a vital link between the Army and the communities for which they serve. CASAs are usually business or civic leaders who possess a keen interest in the welfare of the Army and their communities.


Mansfield served more than 20 years as a professional soldier, enlisting in the Ohio Army National Guard in 1986. He served six years as an enlisted soldier before earning his commission through the Ohio Military Academy where he was selected both as class president and the school’s honor graduate.


As a captain, Mansfield was commander of the 1484th Transportation Company in Akron, Ohio, on 9/11. Later, he deployed as a logistics officer to Operation Iraqi Freedom during 2003-04. After retiring in 2006 at the rank of major in the Army National Guard, he helped lead “Mitts for Military,” an initiative resulting in much needed recreation equipment sent to more than 2,000 deployed troops from all five military branches.


As a career journalist, he often covered military issues as an Emmy award-winning anchor reporter with WKYC (NBC) in Cleveland, Ohio.  He produced and wrote two military documentaries with Western Reserve Public Media, including a one-hour film documenting the creation and dedication of Ohio’s Vietnam Veterans Memorial.


Mansfield currently serves as executive director, University Media Relations at Kent State University. He earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Dayton and a master’s degree in public relations from Kent State.


CASAs serve a two-year term without compensation. Terms may be extended to a total of 10 years of service. The secretary may recognize a civilian aide as a CASA Emeritus after 10 years of service with distinguished service.


New Name for Office of Experiential Education and Civic Engagement

I am excited to share with you that the Office of Experiential Education and Civic Engagement will be operating under a new name: Community Engaged Learning. After bench-marking similar offices at peer institutions, we realized that our name was not in line with national trends and was often misleading to you, our constituents. This new name better reflects the work of our office and our mission of "creating experiences that transform students and strengthen communities."

Community Engaged Learning will continue to provide the signature hands-on learning experiences you love, such as Super Service Saturdays and Alternative Spring Breaks. We are also committed to developing new partnerships with our faculty, staff, and community organizations to further support Kent State students on their journey to developing civic identity and committing to a life of purpose and impact.

- Amanda Woodyard

Kent State's Office of Experiential Education and Civic Engagement is now known as Community Engaged Learning.


Kent State Employee Will Be Running the NYC Marathon


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