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The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2

Kent Wired

A cheeseburger at Bar 145 on Monday, April 18, 2016.

Best of Kent: Best Burger

Jacob Ruffo, Anna Huntsman April 18, 2016

First Place - Bar 145 Bar 145 moved to the first-place ranking this year, up from third place in 2015. Rob Kite, the general manager at Bar 145, accredited the ranking to the freshness of the burgers."Everything...

Evan Paul, dressed in a full green suit, gets in a selfie with two girls outside of the Venice Cafe in downtown Kent on Patricks Day on March 17, 2015.

Downtown bars celebrate St. Patrick’s Day

Anne-Marie Colant March 15, 2016

Bars throughout Kent will begin St. Patrick's Day early with some opening as early as 5:30 a.m. Here is our guide to St. Patty’s Day in Kent.Brewhouse Pub on North Water street will open it’s doors...

For the Love of Fashion Show proceeds benefit Autism Speaks

Taylor Pierce February 12, 2016

College Town Kent hosted the second annual For the Love of Fashion Show Friday night at the Kent State University Hotel, to present the latest spring collections from local companies.The fashion show featured...

Sophomore fashion merchandising major Elizabeth Small models as part of the Ridiculously Good Looking Fashion Night at Bar 145 in downtown Kent, Ohio on Feb. 4, 2016. The event featured designs by Kent State fashion students and was sponsored by Paramount Pictures’ Zoolander 2.

Fashion students host show at Bar 145

Taylor Pierce February 5, 2016

Kent State students Rachel Kroll and Lydia Dallas hosted a fashion show Thursday night at Bar 145 in downtown Kent to feature their personal designs outside of the classroom.The fashion show was partnered...

Rays bartender Angelo Cataldo, then junior exercise science major, pours a draft in Downtown Kent, Tuesday April 8, 2014.

Best Drink Selection: Ray’s Place

Mark Oprea April 7, 2015

Ray’s PlaceIt’s no secret to Kent bar-hoppers that Ray’s Place is a hub for a beer lover’s palate with 64 beers on tap that cycle daily, along with standard domestics and imported ales.Yet what...

Kent State alumni Kat Kasee, Erika Knopsnider and Erin Duffy enjoy the $2 happy hour in Water Street Tavern on April 9, 2014.

Best Happy Hour: Water Street Tavern

Mark Oprea April 7, 2015

Water Street TavernIt’s hard to think of Happy Hour at the Water Street Tavern without a big number two in front of it — as the Tavern runs a seven-days-a-week special on liquor, bottled and draft...

A burger crafted by Bar 145 chef Molly Wednt. Bar 145, the burger and bourbon bar on E. Erie Street, won best burger in Kent.

Best Burger: Bar 145

Jamie Brian April 7, 2015

Bar 145Skimming through a Bar 145 menu offers a moment of confusion at first, with options, such as the Apple Pie Burger, challenging every expectation you’ve had of the classic American burger.Once...

The Rays staff keeps busy behind the bar on Tuesday night during the Indians vs. Padres game on April 8, 2014.

Best Place for a Blind Date: Ray’s Place

Jamie Brian April 7, 2015

Ray’s PlaceBlind dates can be nerve-wracking. Your date could be the real-life incarnation of his or her Twitter feed, or there’s always the chance that the conversation will be more of a battle than...

Jeff Markgraf prepares a couple of quiches at Ray’s Place in Downtown Kent on Tuesday, April 7, 2015. Ray’s Place was voted the best place to take your parents in Kent.

Best Place to Take Your Parents: Ray’s Place

Jamie Brian April 7, 2015

Ray’s PlaceSince it opened in 1937, Ray’s Place has become synonymous with Kent and is a must-stop attraction for visiting folks.“We have a lot of history,” Charlie Thomas, Ray’s Place owner,...

Kent Blues Fest 2014

Summer Stater Photographers July 21, 2014

The 6th annual Kent Blues Fest was a free live music event hosted by 23 venues in downtown Kent, Ohio hosted on Friday, July 18, 2014.A crowd gathers at Acorn Alley Plaza to listen to the Brighter Side...

Bar 145 hosts benefit concert for children in Kenya

Endya Watson April 11, 2014

An issue in Kenya became local to Kent Thursday night at Bar 145.The restaurant hosted a benefit concert at 10 p.m. to raise money for children from rural Kenya.Olivia Hartman, graduate student in the...

Tricky Dick and the Cover-Ups

Local cover band to perform at Bar 145 this weekend

Endya Watson February 12, 2014

The cover band Tricky Dick and the Cover-Ups is, according to its website, “humbly trying to save the world, one previously-written song at a time.”The latest stop on this journey to save the world...

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