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The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2

Kent Wired

Trainees surround one of the vacant houses being filled with smoke as part of a training exercise.

City of Kent sets controlled fires for fire department training

Tamra McMillion, Reporter July 3, 2022

At 8 a.m. on Friday morning, firefighters entered two vacant houses that were purposely set on fire. Beginning June 30 and continuing after the July 4 holiday weekend, the Kent Fire Department is training...

Attendees visit vendor booths and tables set up along Main Street.

Heritage Festival returns to downtown Kent for its 27th year

Vivien Starcher, Reporter July 3, 2022

The annual Heritage Festival made its way to the streets of downtown Kent on Saturday, July 2. At 10 a.m., classic cars lined up along N. Water Street with sounds of the '70s playing in the background...

Several streets are blocked by law enforcement on campus due to the turnout of protesters at a pro-abortion rights march at Kent State June 29.

Hundreds of students, community members protest Supreme Court’s abortion ruling

June 30, 2022

Editor's Note: Some images contain language that may offend viewers. Story by Colleen Burns; Photos by Colleen Burns and Sophia Lucente A crowd of hundreds of students and community members made...

Crooked River offered succulent plant flights, or succulents planted in glass, to customers for the Crafty Crawl.

Main Street Kent hosts first-ever ‘Crafty Crawl’ featuring crafted goods and craft beers

Colleen Burns and Gianna Cicchi June 26, 2022

Craft beer, local arts and crafts, music and food were part of Main Street Kent's first Crafty Crawl event on June 25 from noon to 5 p.m. Kent’s streets were filled with eager customers who made their...

SDS, Kent community protest Roe v. Wade overturning

Ty Kohler and Colleen Burns June 24, 2022

“Not the church, not the state, women must decide their fate.” “Hey hey, ho ho, the patriarchy has got to go.” “Two, four, six, eight, you can’t make women procreate.” These were...

UPDATE: Ohio’s ‘Heartbeat Bill’ goes into effect, causing immediate change to the state’s abortion landscape

Emma Andrus, Managing Editor June 24, 2022

Editor's Note: This story has been updated to include information regarding the emergency motion to dissolve the federal injunction of Ohio's "Heartbeat Bill."  On Friday evening, a federal court moved...

Performers at the second annual Juneteenth Jubilee.

Kent State hosts second annual Juneteenth Jubilee

Tamra McMillion, Reporter June 19, 2022

A white tent, a stage and food trucks on Manchester Field welcomed members of the Kent community for the university’s second annual Juneteenth Jubilee Saturday. Kent State's Division of Diversity,...

A Kent State Football Ohio Mega Camp attendee gets ready to catch a throw.

Kent State hosts sold-out football Mega Camp for young athletes

Ty Kohler, Reporter June 18, 2022

More than a hundred athletes met at Dix Stadium Saturday morning for the sold-out Kent State Football Ohio Mega Camp. The camp was for athletes ages 14-20 — or students entering ninth grade through their...

Kent State Rwanda community benefit company to begin operations by fall 2022

Vivien Starcher, Reporter June 18, 2022

On May 25, the Board of Trustees approved the establishment of community benefit company offices to be located in Rwanda, Africa. Now, the Office of Global Education said the company will be operational...

Kent State students react to Roe v. Wade decision leak, upcoming decision

Ty Kohler, Reporter June 18, 2022

In 1973, the Supreme Court issued a ruling in the benchmark case of Roe v. Wade. The ruling allowed for women to have the right to terminate a pregnancy up until fetal viability, or around 24 gestational...

An overview of the Kent Flea from the Kent Masonic Center.

Kent Flea Makers Market gives back to community in more ways than one

Kennedy Gotham, Reporter June 11, 2022

The Kent Flea and Makers Market creates a space for local vendors to share their products, including books, candles, artwork, upcycled clothing and more. On Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the flea...

Regional campus dean steps down after five years, looks to future role in academia

Tamra McMillion, Reporter June 11, 2022

This spring, the dean of Kent State University Columbiana County campuses, Salem and East Liverpool announced he would be stepping down from his position. Now, he is ready to get back into the classroom. Daniel...

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