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President Joe Biden attends a roundtable session at the G7 summit in Fasano, Italy, on June 13. | Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

Biden will not seek reelection

Michael Williams, CNN July 21, 2024

CNN — President Joe Biden says he is not seeking reelection in a letter posted to X on his official account. Biden says he will speak to the nation later this week in more detail. “It has been...

Jim Tasker, a semi-retired Anglican priest, has called Ohio home for more than 40 years. When he watched Sen. J.D. Vance receive the Republican nomination for vice president, he said he felt a sense of pride.

Ohio Republicans find neighbor in J.D. Vance

Alton Northup, Editor-in-chief July 20, 2024

In the Portage County Republican Headquarters, there aren’t any signs with Sen. J.D. Vance’s name on it yet. But voters there cannot hide their enthusiasm for Ohio’s junior senator joining former...

On May 9, 2024, Ellen Glickman, director of Kent State University School of Health Sciences, called 911 to tell police she was locked out of Nixson Hall and had to use the bathroom. | Screen grab from police body camera footage

Prosecutors dismiss charges after Kent State police arrest director of School of Health Sciences

Adriana Gasiewski, Reporter July 18, 2024

Prosecutors have dismissed charges against Ellen Glickman, director of Kent State University’s School of Health Sciences, after police charged her on May 9 with disorderly conduct by intoxication. Body...

President Joe Biden, here in Las Vegas, on July 16, has tested positive for Covid-19. | Kent Nishimura/AFP/Getty Images via CNN Newsource

President Joe Biden has tested positive for Covid-19

(CNN) — President Joe Biden tested positive for Covid-19 on Wednesday and is experiencing mild symptoms, according to the White House. Biden, 81, tested positive following his first event in Las Vegas,...

Trump picks Sen. J.D. Vance as his running mate

Trump picks Sen. J.D. Vance as his running mate

Alton Northup, Editor-in-chief July 15, 2024

Former President Donald Trump announced Ohio Sen. J.D. Vance as his running mate Monday in a post on Truth Social, his social media platform: "After lengthy deliberation and thought, and considering...

Trump safe, two dead after assassination attempt at Pennsylvania rally

Trump safe, two dead after assassination attempt at Pennsylvania rally

CNN — Former President Donald Trump was wounded Saturday evening while speaking onstage at his rally in Butler, Pennsylvania, in an incident that’s being investigated as an assassination attempt...

Republican presidential candidate former President Donald Trump is helped off the stage at a campaign event in Butler, Pennsylvania, on Saturday, July 13.

Trump injured in incident at rally

CNN – Former President Donald Trump was rushed offstage with blood on his ear and face after loud bangs during a Saturday evening rally in Butler, Pennsylvania. Trump fell to the ground, seemingly...

ZaNya Henderson received the Kent State University NAACP Scholarship, which provides four years of full tuition. Now, she said she worries other Black students will miss out on scholarship opportunities. | Courtesy ZaNya Henderson

Kent State eliminates race from scholarship criteria after review

Alton Northup, Editor-in-chief July 13, 2024

As a high schooler, Za’Nya Henderson helped start the first new NAACP chapter for students in Portage County in decades. When she saw an opportunity to apply for a Kent State University and Portage County...

The budget allows for the University Library to go under renovation for the modernization of the elevators.

State capital budget helps Kent State start on renovation plans

Adriana Gasiewski, Reporter July 12, 2024

On June 28, Governor Mike DeWine signed the state budget into law, granting the university $307.3 million to upgrade the campus infrastructure and address deferred maintenance.  Doug Pearson, the associate...

Three weeks before his death, 17-year-old Brant Clark suffered a psychotic episode after smoking cannabis. | Photo courtesy Ann Clark.

Cannabis-induced psychosis cost their sons their lives. More could be next.

Alton Northup, Editor-in-chief July 10, 2024

In December 2006, Brant Clark went to a party at a friend’s house. It was the 17-year-old’s winter break. He would be graduating high school soon, and like many teenagers, he enjoyed smoking cannabis...

The Portage Animal Protective League is located at 8122 Infirmary Rd in Ravenna, Ohio.

‘It takes a village’: Portage APL rescues 187 animals

Adriana Gasiewski, Reporter July 8, 2024

On June 26, the Portage Animal Protective League’s humane agent went to investigate a report the organization received and discovered 187 dehydrated and malnourished animals. Chalan Lowry, the executive...

Food vendors setup up on both sides of N. Water Street in downtown Kent on July 6, 2024 for Kents Heritage Festival.

Kent Heritage Festival takes over downtown Kent

Michael Neenan, Reporter July 7, 2024

The twenty-ninth annual Kent Heritage Festival took place in downtown Kent Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., with food trucks, cars, vendors, live music and more. Dennis Campbell, executive director...

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