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The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2


Gap widens between downtown Kent and East Main Street business activity

Emily Crilley, Alicia Balog, Alaina Altieri and Megan Brown November 13, 2014

Walking through Downtown Kent, visitors can explore, eat and shop at new businesses that have moved to the area, seeing the work the city has done to build up downtown over the past four years.However,...

Courtney Caldwell, adult reference librarian at the Aurora Memorial Library, said if the Issue 15, a new tax levy for the Portage County District Library, passes, it can help the library buy new materials and offer more e-media and downloadable content for its users.

Portage County District Library wants to expand services with levy proposal

Alicia Balog October 29, 2014

The Portage County District library plans to offer increased services at its five branches and its outreach program if its 1 mill, 10-year tax levy passes on the Nov. 4 ballot.“We would absolutely be...

A map of the city of Kent with roads to be repaired highlighted in yellow.

City begins road repaving in residential areas

Alicia Balog October 23, 2014

Kent residents may want to add five or 10 minutes to their travel time for the next few weeks as the city has started repairing 15 roads in local residential neighborhoods.Jim Bowling, Kent superintendent...

This undated file image made available by the CDC shows the Ebola Virus.

University shares update on Ebola risks

Alicia Balog October 17, 2014

Kent State University released an update Friday on the risk assessment for Ebola at main campus after the second nurse diagnosed with the virus visited three of her relatives - who are university employees...

Ohio artists design bike racks inspired by downtown Kent’s college culture

Alicia Balog October 9, 2014

When Mark Wentz, born and raised in Kent, saw a competition to design bike racks specifically for his hometown, he realized he had a chance to save people’s bikes from being stolen, just like his were.“Throughout...

The Kent Stater Kent City and Kent State Police respond to a car accident on S. Lincoln St. and Summit St. around 3p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014.

Two-car crash at Lincoln, Summit intersection

Alicia Balog September 23, 2014

Two cars collided at the intersection of Lincoln and Summit streets at about 3 p.m. Tuesday.Officer Jared Brown of the Kent Police said the investigation is ongoing, but it appears that a blue Ford failed...

Steve Mileski, a property manager for several pieces of locations on Summit Street in Kent, talks with Kent City Council on Sept. 17 about possible emminent domain cases against him.

Kent City Council considers eminent domain on four College Avenue homes

Alicia Balog September 17, 2014

The Kent City Council debated the issue of taking four private properties on College Avenue needed for the new police station at Wednesday’s council meeting.The council passed the first of three readings...

News on the go: Sept. 2

Alicia Balog September 1, 2014

President Barack Obama renewed his push for Congress to raise the minimum wage Monday in Milwaukee in a buoyant accounting of the economy’s “revving” performance. His emphasis on the minimum wage...

Andrew Meyer, former assistant news director at WBGO in Newark, New Jersey, was named the next news director for WKSU, the public radio station in Kent.

WKSU names new news director

Alicia Balog August 28, 2014

WKSU recently named the former assistant news director of a New Jersey public radio station to be its next news director.Former journalist Andrew Meyer has spent the past 16 years at NPR affiliate WBGO...

News on the go: Aug. 25, 2014

Alicia Balog August 24, 2014

Authorities in Pennisula are asking experienced paddlers on the Cuyahoga River to be on the lookout for any out-of-the-ordinary items amid the search for a woman whose car was found in the Cuyahoga Valley...

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