The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2


The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2


The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2


College of Business and Entrepreneurship ranks in top 25 in the Princeton Review

Emma MacNiven Reporter February 11, 2022

Kent State’s College of Business and Entrepreneurship is leading the future of business alongside the top business schools in the nation. The Princeton Review has ranked the university’s Online MBA...

LaunchNET program looks to uplift Black women in business

Reegan Saunders Reporter December 9, 2021

LaunchNET is working to create new opportunities for Black women on campus. Founded by Tabitha Messmore, assistant director of LaunchNET at Kent S­­tate, and Alicia Robinson, former assistant director...

Kelly Dietrick in front of local artists artwork.

Local business spotlight: Troppus Projects

Chloe Zofchak Reporter May 15, 2021

With anything from paper clip earrings to art exhibits, Troppus Projects still has a unique presence in Downtown Kent five years after it opened its doors. Troppus Projects, located at 141 South Water...

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Haymaker Farmers’ Market starts its’ summer season for the 29th year

Brynne Mann Reporter May 15, 2021

The Haymaker Farmers’ Market is kicking off is 29th year in downtown Kent with its summer season on Franklin Avenue every Saturday. The summer season features a wide variety of vendors with fresh produce,...

Photo of Bex vegan ice cream sandwich bar.

Vegan ice cream sandwich vendor coming to Haymaker Farmers’ Market

Brynne Mann Reporter May 5, 2021

Bex is a vegan ice cream sandwich vendor starting its season in June at the Haymaker Farmers’ Market. Bex was created by Rebecca Carman in 2019 to create animal-free and added-sugar-free ice cream that...

Medical Assistant Joann e Grajeda, a volunteer from El Paso, Tx., administers a COVID-19 antigen test at a testing clinic on Easter Sunday, April 4, 2021, at Memorial Stadium in Port Huron.

Fauci says new Covid-19 cases are at a disturbing level as the US is primed for a surge

By Madeline Holcombe, CNN April 8, 2021

 (CNN) -- The number of new Covid-19 cases has plateaued at a "disturbingly high level," and the US is at risk from a new surge, Dr. Anthony Fauci warned on Wednesday.Although off the highs of earlier...

A bottle of Heinz Kraft Co. Heinz brand Tomato Ketchup is arranged for a photograph in Dobbs Ferry, New York, U.S., on Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019. Kraft Heinz Co. is releasing earnings figures on February 21. Photographer: Tiffany Hagler-Geard/Bloomberg via Getty Images

America is facing a ketchup shortage

By Tom Foreman, CNN April 8, 2021

(CNN) -- When the doors open at the Blake Street Tavern every day, owner Chris Fuselier is looking for customers and looking for ketchup. "Absolutely," the Denver restaurateur says. "In hindsight,...

Michelle Sahr is the owner of Off the Wagon and Red Letter Days in downtown Kent.

Women’s History Month: Highlighting Kent’s female business owners

Chloe Zofchak Reporter March 29, 2021

Women’s History Month is a time to celebrate women and the powerful women who came before them. Historical women paved the way for future generations: fighting for women’s right to vote, their right...

Apple mini stores are coming to some Targets

Apple mini stores are coming to some Targets

By Jordan Valinsky, CNN Business February 25, 2021

(CNN) -- Call it a Mac mini: Target is opening scaled-down versions of Apple stores at some of its US outlets this year, furthering the two companies' relationship.Target said an "enhanced Apple shopping...

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 27: People walk outside McDonalds on the Upper West Side as the city continues Phase 4 of re-opening following restrictions imposed to slow the spread of coronavirus on September 27, 2020 in New York City. The fourth phase allows outdoor arts and entertainment, sporting events without fans and media production. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images)

McDonald’s is bringing back an old favorite to its menu after a customer revolt

By Jordan Valinsky, CNN Business February 11, 2021

 (CNN) -- McDonald's has heard the complaints and is bringing back the fan-favorite Hi-C Orange drink after a nearly four-year absence from soda fountains.The orange-colored beverage will begin reappearing...

Valentines Day Specials Downtown Kent

Valentine’s Day specials in downtown Kent

Gianna DaPra TV2 Reporter February 10, 2021

Valentine's Day is right around the corner. Many businesses in Downtown Kent are offering heartfelt specials for the holiday. Some of the restaurants might even take a pizza your heart. Our reporter Gianna...

Construction on the corner of Lincoln and E. Main St. at the old Wendys location. 

Wendy’s on Lincoln and E. Main St. under renovation

Alexandria Manthey, TV2 Reporter February 3, 2021

Construction on the corner of Lincoln and E. Main St. has been going on for the past few weeks. The old Wendy’s building is going through reconstruction. The new drive thru will be more accessible to...

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