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A car sits outside of the duplex where a 35-year-old woman was killed on Nov. 21, 2023.

Kent police search for homicide suspect

Alton Northup, Staff Reporter November 22, 2023

Police responded to a residence at 1323 S. Water St. after someone reported hearing gunshots and screams on Nov. 22, according to a press release from the department. There, officers found a 35-year-old...

Medical marijuana products on display at Bliss Ohio, located at 331 E. Main St.

Ohio votes to legalize marijuana

Alton Northup, Staff Reporter November 8, 2023

Voters approved a ballot proposal legalizing recreational marijuana Tuesday. The passage of Issue 2, which permits adults age 21 and older to use, purchase and grow marijuana, makes Ohio the 24th state...

While the spotted lanternfly itself is harmless to humans, it poses a serious threat to agriculture.

‘Pretty pest’: the invasive species taking over the Midwest

Alton Northup , Staff Reporter November 7, 2023

In late August, Diana Sette interrupted her usual commute through Cleveland’s University Circle district to tend to an injured squirrel. The sidequest was not unusual for Sette, a horticultural therapist...

Issues 1 and 2 energize advocacy groups across state

Alton Northup, Staff Reporter October 27, 2023

As Election Day approaches, advocacy groups across the state prepare to make their case on Issues 1 and 2.  In less than two weeks, voters may dramatically change Ohio law. Issue 1 would enshrine abortion...

Kent States Police Services department is located in Stockade Safety Building on 530 E. Summit St. (The Kent Stater files)

University police department recognized with CALEA accreditation from community feedback

Alton Northup, Staff Reporter September 23, 2023

Kent State University Police Services has once again received accreditation through the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies. They have received this accreditation consecutively since...

Diacon announces Human Resources and DEI merger, discusses other topics in latest ‘Talking with Todd’

Diacon announces Human Resources and DEI merger, discusses other topics in latest ‘Talking with Todd’

Alton Northup, Staff Reporter September 13, 2023

The vice presidency of human resources and vice presidency of diversity, equity and inclusion will combine into one office, Kent State President Todd Diacon announced Wednesday.Diacon made the announcement...

Students can now learn how to combat suicide through university’s prevention course

Alton Northup, Staff Reporter September 13, 2023

The university’s newest course prepares students to save lives. In 2021, suicide was the second leading cause of death for Ohioans ages 10-34, according to the Ohio Department of Health. In Ohio,...

A duplex with addresses 428 and 430 E. College Ave. is demolished as of Sept. 1, 2023. In 2011, the Kent State Board of Trustees authorized the purchase of the duplex for $230,000.

University begins demolition of its properties near campus

Alton Northup, Staff Reporter September 1, 2023

Demolition has started on three university-owned properties near campus. The university has owned the properties, located on East College Avenue and College Court near the John Elliot Center for Architecture...

Artificial Intelligence generated the image for this story.

AI-generated songs fuel ethics debate

Alton Northup, Staff Reporter August 28, 2023

As access to generative artificial intelligence expands, AI-generated songs top the trending page on TikTok. The genre has billions of views on the platform, and clips of famous characters, personalities...

Kent State junior psychology major Marie Comi was one of many abortion-rights protesters who took to Risman Plaza April 25, 2023.

Anti-abortion demonstration sparks counter protest on K

Jacob Hansen and Alton Northup April 25, 2023

Dozens of students clashed with anti-abortion advocates on Risman Plaza Tuesday. Members from the Center for Bio-Ethical Reform, an anti-abortion organization, set up large, graphic displays allegedly...

A Kent State student holds his Ohio Medical Marijuana Registry card. Identifying patient information has been removed to protect his identity.

Marijuana laws cause conflict on campus as dispensary opens

Alton Northup, Reporter April 20, 2023

Editor's note: the student with the medical marijuana card was granted anonymity for his concerns about disciplinary action. A medical marijuana dispensary will open across from a campus prohibiting...

Delta-8 displays of products, found at one of the FlashVapes locations on East Main Street.

Delta-8: marijuana alternative widespread across nation

Alton Northup, Reporter April 18, 2023

Students are getting legal highs through delta-8 THC as marijuana remains illegal at the federal level and on campus. Since the passage of the 2018 Farm Bill, which made hemp legal, products containing...

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