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


Miss Usato, who writes for Assisting Victims of Ostracism, Injustice and Deceit in Jehovahs Witnesses, creates artwork depicting how she felt in the Watchtower organization.

Ex-Jehovah’s Witnesses speak out about alleged sexual abuse within denomination

Leah Shepard, Reporter February 11, 2024

A Kent woman is making it her mission to warn university students and others about a religious organization she says covered up sexual abuse she suffered by one of its leaders. Anna Ciano-Hendricks,...

Kent State’s Anti-Hazing Culture

Ohio University recently suspended several fraternities, sororities and groups associated with the university for hazing-related violations.Ohio University released a statement on its website stating “we...

Easter Gibson-Maximovich looks through old photos in her apartment.

DO NOT PUBLISH Breaking the cycle: Ravenna woman recovers from addiction, abuse

Michael Indriolo March 18, 2019 Gibson-Maximovich doesn’t remember exactly when she started drinking, but based on a worn, blurry old photo of her sipping a cup of whiskey her father gave her, she...

8 common signs of an unhealthy relationship

Kody Elsayed February 27, 2019

57 percent of college students find it difficult to identify dating abuse according to a study conducted by Although all unhealthy relationships may not be considered dating abuse,...

Where is the justice for people of color killed by cops?

Joseph Langan February 28, 2018

In the wake of the school shooting that left 17 people, many of them teenagers, dead — the latest episode in the tightly-scheduled programming of American mass murders — gun control proposals permeate...

Emotional Abuse Illustration

Hidden effects of emotional abuse

Emily McMahan October 22, 2017

Hannah was dating who she thought was the love of her life, but she was hurt. Despite him never physically hurting her, she was worn down.“He flipped everything around on me all the time,” Hannah said....

Matt Poe

Opinion: Workplace harassment mustn’t go unresolved

Matt Poe June 27, 2017

Hang on tight because this column is all over the place.I met an old friend last week to catch up on life and grab a beer. Our conversation sifted through a variety of topics, including how her new job...

National Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Shane Beneke October 28, 2015

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month in the United States.Domestic Violence Awareness Month, commonly shortened to DMAV, evolved from the “Day of Unity" held in October 1981, which was...

The Family and Community Services Center is the home of Safer Futures battered womens shelter, where women may go to seek counseling and services in cases of domestic violence.

Majority of domestic violence reports uncharged in Kent

Christina Suttles February 4, 2014

In 2012, there were 485 domestic-related calls for service put into the Kent Police Department, of which only 101 resulted in an arrest, according to records obtained from the department.“It can be physical...

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