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Tom Wilke, the economic development director for the city of Kent, discusses the redevelopment of North Water Street over Zoom.

North Water Street redevelopment in Kent progresses toward completion

Dylan Bowers Reporter November 1, 2021

The multi-year redevelopment of Kent’s North Water Street is nearing its final stages, as the city plans to complete the project by the end of 2022. The street is narrower and crosswalks were added to...

Melissa DeRosa, secretary to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, conducts a news conference with Cuomo on the COVID-19 pandemic at the National Press Club in Washington D.C., after a meeting with President Trump at the White House on Wednesday, May 27, 2020. 

New York governor’s top aide admits administration delayed the release of Covid-19 deaths in long-term care facilities over federal investigation concerns

Lauren del Valle, CNN February 12, 2021

(CNN) -- New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's top aide says the administration delayed the release of data on Covid-19 deaths of long-term care facility residents because of concerns about a potential federal...

Dante Darnell Dixon, 40, is being held in the Portage County Jail without bond on charges of aggravated burglary and felonious assault on police officers after unlawfully entering a home in Kent while in possession of a firearm. 

Kent police share new details in officer-involved shooting

Kent Police released an updated statement on the officer-involved shooting that took place on January 16 at 1596 E. Summit Street in Kent. Police responded to a 9-1-1 call from a young girl just after...

Sophomore Riley Danielson does a split in mid-air on the balance beam at the annual pink meet against Bowling Green, the College at Rockport and Ursinus College at the M.A.C. Center on Friday, Feb. 28, 2020.

Gymnastics seeks to continue momentum from lost season

Sean Blevins Sports reporter December 7, 2020

A few weeks ago, the Kent State gymnastics team practiced with only two of its 22 players due to so many players being quarantined for short periods of time because of contact tracing. The team has not...

Bent Tree Coffee Roasters was voted third best coffee shop in Kent by community members and students that attend Kent State University. Bent Tree Coffee Roasters makes and produces their own blend of coffee and teas. They also sell it in their store. 

Best of Kent: Coffee Shops

Theresa Lovrak Reporter March 6, 2020

Tree City Tree City holds its title as Kent’s best coffee shop for the eighth year in a row.  Serving an abundance of pastries and drinks that accommodate even those who don’t like the taste of coffee,...

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Local coffee shop owners speak on benefits of fair trade

If you are a coffee drinker, you probably have heard about fair trade. From local coffee shops to international corporations, more and more suppliers are providing fair trade coffee.Fair trade is an independent...

Senior education major Steven Farhart speaks with Vice President Ben Adams, freshman computer science major, and Kameron Griggs, freshman nursing major at the Students for Trump meeting on Feb. 13, 2020. The club is fairly new to Kent State.

Students for Trump work toward re-election

Madisyn Woodring Reporter February 14, 2020

When asked what they like most about President Donald Trump as a group icebreaker, one member of Students for Trump said they felt he fulfilled promises made to supporters on the campaign trail.For example,...


Fifth US case of coronavirus confirmed as China warns people can spread the virus before they feel ill

 (CNN) -- Another case of coronavirus has been confirmed, in Arizona, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Sunday, bringing the total to five cases in the United States.The increase...

Mike Mistur from Bent Tree Coffee Roasters makes coffee at the second annual Nuts About Coffee event outside the Williamson Alumni Center on Thursday, October 16, 2014. Participants tasted coffee samples from coffee shops in Kent, and the shop with the best score received the Best Coffee in Kent award.

Bent Tree Coffee Roasters named ‘best coffee in Kent’ second year in a row

Gabrielle Martinez October 16, 2014

Bent Tree Coffee Roasters was named “Best Coffee in Kent” for a second year in a row at “Nuts About Coffee.”On the morning of Thursday, Oct. 16, Kent State’s Williamson Alumni Center offered...

‘Nuts About Coffee’ to determine best coffee in Kent

Gabrielle Martinez October 14, 2014

The best coffee in Kent will be determined Thursday, Oct. 16 at “Nuts About Coffee,” a blind coffee tasting contest hosted by Kent State’s Williamson Alumni Center. Local coffee shops will anonymously...

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