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Colin with his younger brother, Aiden Pho.

Family of student killed in hit-skip crash speak out before jury trial

Alexandria Manthey, TV2 Reporter May 16, 2023

Jonathan Pho can’t drive past the Dairy Queen without thinking of him. He can’t take his younger son, Aiden, to school without thinking of him. He can’t watch the news or see the number 22 without...

New medical marijuana dispensary to help patients find their complete happiness 

Alexandria Manthey, TV2 Reporter April 20, 2023

A new medical marijuana dispensary, Bliss Ohio, is set to open in Kent next week. Located on East Main Street, Bliss will dispense products like cannabis flower, vapes and edibles to those with medical...

Women’s Center facilitates “Gender Equity Today” to spread awareness on educational disparities in women

Alexandria Manthey, TV2 Reporter March 23, 2023

As Women's History Month comes to a close, the Women's Center facilitated a peer discussion called "Gender Equity Today." The conversation included topics like feminism, women in politics and other social...

SDS continues to advocate for emergency contraceptive vending machines

Alexandria Manthey, TV2 Reporter March 16, 2023

A new vending machine would be the first of its kind in Ohio. It does not sell chips or drinks, but emergency contraceptives. The proposed machine would be at Miami University. A Miami University spokesperson...

‘I have a very high confidence level’ Kent First Responders speak on preparation for railway incidents

March 9, 2023

There have been two major derailments in Ohio in just over a month, with one in East Palestine and another in Springfield. TV2's Alexandria Manthey spoke to first responders who say they are confident...

Portage County Sheriff’s Department experiences delays in body and dash cameras

Alexandria Manthey, TV2 Reporter March 2, 2023

The Portage County Sheriff's Department's new body and dash cameras will soon be in operation. The department has had the equipment since November, but there has been a delay in getting everything up...

Man arraigned after fatal scooter crash killed Kent State student

Alexandria Manthey, TV2 Reporter February 23, 2023

Timothy Brind Jr., 19, turned himself in Thursday afternoon and was arraigned after he was charged for a hit-skip crash that happened in August 2022. The crash was at the intersection of Route 261...

2 on the Town: Kent’s Valentine’s Day staples

Alexandria Manthey, TV2 Reporter February 13, 2023

Valentine's Day is here and whether you're looking for the perfect last-minute gift, or a place to grab a bite to eat, downtown Kent is sure to have the place for you. TV2 reporter Alexandria Manthey went...

President Todd Diacon hosts ‘Talking with Todd’ session focused on the University’s economic impact

Jocy Holtsberry , Reporter February 10, 2023

President Todd Diacon shared the many ways Kent State improved Ohio’s economy in the latest installment of Talking with Todd. Talking with Todd occurs monthly, where Diacon discusses a certain topic...

Dr. Bernice King kicks off Black History Month celebration

Grace Davies, Staff Reporter February 3, 2023

To cap off the week of Kent State’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration, a sold-out crowd gathered to listen to Dr. Bernice King, daughter of Coretta Scott and Martin Luther King Jr. Bernice...

Kent State School of Art holds annual holiday art sale

December 8, 2022

The Kent State School of Art held their annual holiday art sale in the Center for Visual Arts on December 8. Staff members say this gives students a chance for their work to be seen by the community. Art...

Modista holds “machina” fashion show in KIVA

Alexandria Manthey, TV2 Reporter November 21, 2022

The student-run Modista fashion group put on their annual fashion show on Saturday in the KIVA. The theme was "machina" showing the emergence of fashion and tech. TV2 reporter Alexandria Manthey spoke...

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