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Sporting Defense LLC owner Larry John speaks to customers on Saturday, Jan. 12. John opened the gun shop in Brimfield, just outside of Kent, in August of 2012. Lately, John says sales have been higher than ever, especially since the gun control debate resulting from the recent school shootings in Connecticut.

Opposing sides debate need for stricter regulations on access to guns

Christina Bucciere November 17, 2014

Eleven-year-old AJ Nicholson went to his cousin’s house on March 12, 2014, when the Kent City School District was closed for a snow day. Sometime between 11:15 and 11:30 a.m., AJ’s cousin accessed...

File photo Jenna Watson / The Kent Stater Due to an extreme winter, the city of Kent has been experiencing a shortage of salt used to keep the roads and sidewalks clear of ice.

City changes salt plans for upcoming winter

Christina Bucciere November 9, 2014

Despite rising salt costs and a severe winter last year, the City of Kent’s Public Service Department has stocked up on salt to combat the coming winter’s snowfall. Eugene Roberts, Kent’s public...

Governor Candidates

Christina Bucciere October 30, 2014

Candidate: John KasichPolitical Party: RepublicanBackground: John Kasich is Ohio’s current governor. He was sworn in on Jan. 10, 2011. Kasich has been praised for adding an estimated 244,000 jobs. From...

New parking meter program coming downtown

Christina Bucciere September 28, 2014

The city of Kent will install 225 smart parking meters downtown by the end of October.The Parking Action Committee, comprised of representatives from downtown businesses and city staff members, made the...

Louis Stokes, former Congressman and Kent States current Presidents Ambassador, spoke to sociology and justice majors Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014 about his involvement in the Terry v. Ohio case that he argued in the U.S. Supreme Court in 1968. He related this court case to recent events involving police brutality such as Ferguson.

Ambassador Stokes discusses diversity, stop-and-frisk laws

Christina Bucciere September 17, 2014

Louis Stokes, former Ohio congressman and the Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion’s current President’s Ambassador, told social science students about what it will take to change the relationship...

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