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Kent Wired

Police investigate at the scene of a crash involving multiple people and injuries at a holiday parade in Waukesha, Wis., on Sunday, Nov. 21, 2021. (Mike De Sisti/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP)

What we know about what happened at the Wisconsin Christmas parade

(CNN) -- The celebratory sounds of a Wisconsin Christmas parade were interrupted by terrified screams Sunday after a vehicle plowed into participants and spectators gathered for the event in Waukesha,...

Airline passengers destined for the U.S., after the lifting of restrictions for vaccinated foreign travelers, wait for processing at Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris, France, on Monday, Nov. 8, 2021. The U.S. is lifting entry restrictions for more than 30 countries, allowing fully vaccinated travelers to fly from places including Europe, China and India. Photographer: Nathan Laine/Bloomberg via Getty Images

The US is reopening its borders to Europe

Sheena McKenzie and Joseph Ataman, CNN November 8, 2021

(CNN) -- The United States has reopened its borders to vaccinated international travelers, ending a 20-month travel ban at the same moment Europe is battling a surge of Covid-19 cases that has pushed...

OPINION: A must-watch for the Holiday season is Netflix’s newest original series “Dash & Lily”

Jessica Goodwin Opinion writer November 19, 2020

I promised myself no Christmas movies until after Thanksgiving! But I found a loophole to my own promise. Luckily for me and all the others that resist breaking out the Christmas movies before Thanksgiving,...

Comedian Anjelah Johnson’s tour bus sits near downtown Cleveland while she does stand-up inside. Johnson was on a two-month stand-up tour across the U.S. in 2019.

OPINION: Comedian Anjelah Johnson performs stand-up after eight months

Kelly Krabill Opinion writer November 14, 2020

Comedian Anjelah Johnson had her first stand-up show in eight months on Oct. 27 in Nashville, Tennessee at Zanies Comedy Club. Johnson made the announcement on Instagram saying, “I’m here in Nashville...

A DORA recycling bin outside Fresco Mexican Grill & Salsa Bar in downtown Kent. 

Kent DORA suspended due to elevated COVID-19 risk level in Portage County

Nathan Mehring Reporter October 30, 2020

Kent’s DORA (Designated Outdoor Refreshment Area) has been suspended due to Portage County’s COVID-19 risk level rising to “red” (Level Three). The 33.25-acre area is “where alcoholic beverages...

Gift Guide: Red Letter Days and Off the Wagon

Lauren Sasala Assigning editor December 4, 2019

Off the Wagon is a family-owned eclectic toy store with gifts that will bring out childhood memories and provide a few laughs too. According to its website, the store features weird, funny gag gifts...

Gift Guide: Bent Tree Coffee

Amanda Levin Assigning editor December 4, 2019

Bent Tree finished in third place in downtown Kent’s holiday decorating competition to celebrate the holiday season. The coffee shop hung up reefs and painted its windows with reindeers and poinsettias.Bent...

Gift Guide: UniversiTees

Abigail Miller Features editor December 4, 2019

Having a hard time finding the right gift for someone? Stop into UniversiTees and pick up Kent State spirit wear for any age or gender! UniversiTees sells a variety of different gear, including their Kent...

Gift Guide: Squirrel City Jewelers

Squirrel City Jewelers offers a variety of unique jewelry. The store, which opened in downtown Kent in March 2019, is “something between (an) art gallery and jewelry store,” said owner Michael Faehnel....

Gift Guide: Woodsy’s Music

At Woodsy’s Music, located on South Water St., shoppers can find deals on a variety of musical instruments for the holidays. “We got sales going on, on everything,” said Paul Braden, manager of...

Gift Guide: Malley’s Chocolates

If you’re shopping for someone with a sweet tooth, consider Malley’s. Based in Northeast Ohio, this family-owned candy company offers a variety of chocolates and treats. Malley’s has many options...

Gift Guide: Handcrafted

Handcrafted, a boutique located in downtown Kent, offers "a little bit of everything" for the holiday season, owner Jessica Ryan said.The store opened a year and a half ago and sells jewelry, soaps, leather...

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