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Republican Rep. Jena Powell is the representative in the Ohio House of Representatives who reintroduced the bill focused on trans student athletics.

Proposed Ohio bill would prevent transgender athletes from playing on school sports teams

Ian Jameson Reporter April 18, 2021

Ohio’s statehouse is currently reviewing a bill focused on trans student athletes. Senate Bill 132, if passed, would require high schools, universities and private colleges to designate separate “single-sex”...

Tricia Knoles is the KSU Police Department community resource officer. 

Proposed bill introduces penalties for false 911 calls

Ian Jameson Reporter March 17, 2021

Newly proposed legislation would allow victims of false or racially motivated 911 calls to sue for damages. Two Ohio lawmakers have proposed a bill addressing what they say is an increase in false 911...

Map of the path taken for the Black Squirrel 5k. 

Kent State Recreational Services to host annual Black Squirrel 5k virtually

Kenzie Johnston Reporter March 9, 2021

After having the event for the past nine years in-person, Kent State will host its annual Black Squirrel 5k virtually this year due to COVID-19.The event will take place April 4 through April 10, and...

House set to vote Friday on $2 trillion stimulus as coronavirus crisis worsens

(CNN) -- The House of Representatives on Friday will attempt to approve the historic $2 trillion stimulus package that passed the Senate earlier this week and clear the way for President Donald Trump's...

We had a great time at Dads birthday dinner at Parassons last week in Stow. 

One Step At A Time: Happy Birthday Dad

Michael Reiner October 12, 2019

October eighth was my dad’s 54th birthday. My mom and dad came to Kent to spend some time with Mitchell and I to celebrate. We went to Parasson’s for dinner and then we went to Swenson’s to grab...

Shirley Bowald, Paul Anthony, and Michael Reiner in front of the Reach 4 More sign. 

One Step At A Time: Finding My Niche In The Workforce

Michael Reiner Columnist October 4, 2019

After my freshman year of college, I decided that I wanted to get a summer job. When I first started the employment process, I thought that I would be the perfect candidate for any job. That wasn’t...

Maddie Newingham

A terrible tax bill just in time for the holidays

Madison Newingham December 15, 2017

Merry Christmas to me — a terrible tax bill.Having to explain to devout traditional conservatives their party failed them has been quite challenging. On Dec. 1 at 2 a.m., 51 Senate Republicans passed...

Our View: Keep concealed carry at a minimum

April 27, 2016

In November 2015, the Ohio House passed House Bill 48 to be approved by the Senate that same month. While the bill remains there, the contents of the bill are controversial to many.The bill would allow...

USG Senators take a vote on an students individual conference request during a meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016. Students and organizations can submit requests to the USG Allocations Committee for funding to attend conferences.

KSU Undergraduate Student Government Holds First Meeting of Semester

Anthony Calvaruso January 27, 2016

Kent State USG called for professors to have student accessibility to syllabi before each new semester. The meeting, the first of the semester, was held on January 27th in the Governance Chambers. As usual...

Members of the Kent Environmental Right Group, including Bonny Esparza, Kathy Schuman and Lee Brooker, attend a community event for speaker Gwen Fischer of Concerned Citizen Ohio on Sept. 15, 2014 at the Kent Free Library.

What the frack?! Ballot issue divides activists, city leaders

Matthew Merchant September 24, 2014

Come November, the city of Kent and Kent State University could begin a drastic social and environmental change in two possible ways.The first, in the eyes of city law director James Silver, would involve...

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