The man whose body was found in the Cuyahoga River in Kent Saturday afternoon has been identified as a man who has been missing for five days.

The Portage County Coroner's Office tells that they've identified the victim as 28 year-old Dante Warren. He hadn't been seen since September 16th.

The Kent Police Department responded to the scene at just before 12:30 Saturday afternoon, and assisted the Kent Fire Department and the Portage County Water Rescue Team in recovering the body.

Kent Police say the incident is still under investigation.

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Wednesday, 28 March 2012 09:18

Construction Worker Killed At Job Site

A Barberton man is dead following an industrial accident in Kent.

The Summit County Medical Examiner's Office reports that Russell Hirschfelt, 49, was crushed between a backhoe and a stack of concrete slabs.

It happened at a construction site on Erie Street Tuesday morning. Hirschfelt was taken to Akron City Hospital and died about 7 or 8 hours later. An autopsy is scheduled for today.

Kent firefighters are also investigating.

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Wednesday, 22 February 2012 08:52

Animals Killed In Kent Fire

Five animals died in a fire out in Kent earlier this week.

Kent Fire Officials tell the Record Courier that the flames at a house in the 300 block of Cherry Street Monday night, killed three cats and two dogs.

Firefighters were able to rescue a cat trapped inside as the crews responded at 10:40 p.m. The only resident at the home was evacuated and did not need immediate medical treatment. It took about a half hour to calm the blaze.

Fire officials say the damage is estimated at $75,000.

A cause is not known as the department continues to investigate.

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