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The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2

Kent Wired

The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2

Kent Wired

Danielle Attme keeps the line entertained outside of The Kent Stage. Attme encouraged people to go to local drag and burlesque shows.

Hundreds gather to celebrate Kent Halloween

The people of Kent were out and about in an array of costumes. Ranging from blow-up shark costumes to the typical vampire, Kent was ready to party. The lines for the bars went around blocks, and the...

People wait in long lines to get into bars all across downtown Kent despite the cold during Fake Paddys Day.

Despite the bitter cold, party-goers bar hopped late into the night on Fake Paddy’s Day

Alton Northup, Kiara Rodriguez, Reporters March 13, 2022

A blizzard that brought frigid temperatures well below 20 degrees was not enough to stop hundreds of Kent State students from descending onto downtown Kent for annual Fake Paddy’s Day celebrations. “It’s...

Rabbi Michael Ross speaks at a Shabbat service, hosted by the L.E.V. Campus Fellowship, on March 12. 

Hillel stays virtual as other religious groups begin meeting in person

Hannah Mayer Reporter March 28, 2021

Editor’s note: This is the fourth of a five-part series that looks at how local places of worship are handling the pandemic. Part one, part two and part three can be found here. The day before Hillel...

Crowds of people wait to enter Barflyy for Fake Paddys Day on Friday, March 13.

Undeterred students continue partying into the night for Fake Paddy’s Day

Morgan McGrath Reporter March 14, 2021

“We started drinking at 8 a.m.” A former Kent student who identified himself as John waited patiently outside of Barflyy on Saturday night in downtown Kent. Fake Paddy’s Day 2021 had begun. Long...

Sophia Fricioni poses with her roommate on their front porch. 

Fake Paddy’s Day celebrations not stopped by COVID-19

Rachel Karas, Assigning Editor Zaria Johnson, General Assignment Editor March 13, 2021

A gray house on the street corner of East College Avenue was vibrant with people in St. Patrick’s-themed garb filling the yard, the porch and the neighboring house’s balcony, but the festivities were...

157 Lounge on South Water Street in downtown Kent was referred to the Ohio Investigative Unit for being out of compliance during 10 COVID-19 safety check-ins conducted from mid-June through mid-Sept. A main issue was that employees consistently failed to enforce mask wearing for customers and staff.

Three Kent bars referred to state investigators for repeated COVID-19 violations

Lyndsey Brennan, Reporter October 1, 2020

Three bars in downtown Kent, 157 Lounge, Ray’s Place and The Pub in Kent, have been referred to the Ohio State Highway Patrol for investigation after repeatedly being found out of compliance with critical...

Nolan Drinkard a bartender at Zephyr Pub in downtown Kent won first place for best bartender voted on by the community. Nolan has been working for Zephyr for around five to six years now.

Best of Kent: bartender

First place: Nolan Drinkard, Zephyr PubWalking into Zephyr Pub, a local bar in Kent, Nolan Drinkard stands out compared to the other bartenders. He’s a tall, 6-foot man wearing a colorful shirt and...

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