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The latest: Fire, explosion strike historic mill complex in Kent

Jacob Brooks, TV2 Reporter December 2, 2022

Multiple buildings of the former Star of the West mill in downtown Kent caught fire Friday morning. TV2's Jacob Brooks was at the scene and spoke with the fire chief and witnesses who described what...

Firefighters rise into the blaze in downtown Kent.

Multi-alarm fire strikes historic mill complex in Kent

Click here to view more photos from the fire. Heavy fire consumed multiple buildings of the former Star of the West Mill on North Water Street Friday morning around 9 a.m., as smoke visible for miles...

Trainees surround one of the vacant houses being filled with smoke as part of a training exercise.

City of Kent sets controlled fires for fire department training

Tamra McMillion, Reporter July 3, 2022

At 8 a.m. on Friday morning, firefighters entered two vacant houses that were purposely set on fire. Beginning June 30 and continuing after the July 4 holiday weekend, the Kent Fire Department is training...

The location of the proposed Intergenerational Village in Kent.  

The intergenerational village? It might not even happen, university says

The steering committee for a proposed housing development on Kent State land will require developers to follow the same zoning regulations as a nearby neighborhood, if the project happens at all, officials...

Former Undergraduate Student Government (USG) President Tiera Moore won her election to the Kent city school board on Nov. 2, 2021.

Former USG president Tiera Moore runs for city of Kent school board

Alexus Rayzer Reporter November 2, 2021

Former Undergraduate Student Government (USG) President Tiera Moore was listed on today’s election ballot as a school board member for the city of Kent. Moore said her experience with USG gave her...

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...

An overview of the site of the proposed intergenerational village project shown to attendees of the Vision of a Village community meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2021. 

‘A Vision of a Village’: Kent State, Kent representatives hold public meeting for intergenerational housing project

Emma Andrus Reporter October 29, 2021

Representatives from Kent State and the city of Kent hosted a public information session for a proposed intergenerational housing project Wednesday evening. The proposed project would be a community of...

New apartments and townhomes to come to city of Kent as early as 2024

Emma Andrus Reporter October 28, 2021

The city of Kent can expect to see newly constructed apartments and townhomes as early as 2024.The proposed site is at the intersection of Routes 43 and 261, north of Mike’s Place and south of the plaza...

Kent State’s fashion school ranks top 10 in U.S.

Kayla Polansky Reporter October 20, 2021

Kent State’s School of Fashion Design and Merchandising programs ranked top 10 in the U.S. on fashion design program ranked No.1 in the Midwest while also ranking No. 8 in the...

The Kirkbid family attends the sixth annual Rainbow Run on Oct. 8, 2021.

LGBTQ+ Center hosts sixth annual Rainbow Run

Serena Shortridge Reporter October 10, 2021

East Main Street became a rainbow of color amidst glow sticks, bracelets and more during the sixth annual Rainbow Run on Friday. The Rainbow Run is an annual fundraising event to raise money for the LGBTQ...

Oktoberfest came to downtown Kent Sept. 25. German themed menus were displayed throughout the festivities.

Oktoberfest brought German culture to Main Street

Lucy Connolly Reporter September 29, 2021

This past Saturday, Main Street Kent put on its annual Oktoberfest where restaurants and vendors brought a bit of German culture to the community, along with plenty of beer. “​​We like participating...

James Bowling, superintendent of the city of Kent’s engineering department, led the public meeting to discuss the East Main Street traffic circle project. The meeting was held at the Kent United Methodist Church on Tuesday evening.

Roundabouts reduce driver’s speed and heighten pedestrian safety, East Main Street project

Liam Morrison Reporter September 23, 2021

Speed reduction was addressed at the East Main Street public meeting Tuesday evening.   The city of Kent plans to eliminate the entrance to Terrace Drive on East Main Street to prevent drivers from using...

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