In 1995, Kent State University proudly unveiled the new Paul H. Jones Child Development Center, named in honor of Ravenna's former mayor. Today, KSU officials are a wee bit less proud.
On Thursday, Paul Jones pleaded guilty to three counts of filing false tax returns and five counts of mail fraud. Students may learn a lesson from this debacle. When the center first opened, Carol Bersani, the director of the institution declared, "We want our students to feel that connection to the community." No question they're feeling it now . . . -- Rebecca Meiser