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The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2

Kent Wired

The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2

Kent Wired

Biden administration launches $10 million ad campaign, leaders network to encourage vaccination

Latest Ohio Republican anti-vaccine bill could be dead

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A House GOP bill limiting businesses' ability to require the coronavirus vaccine as a condition of employment hit another roadblock Wednesday, with indications the measure may be...

Members of Ocean Motion smile at the shore after their 2020 beach clean up.

Get involved: Environmentally focused student organizations

Megan Becker Assigning Editor September 19, 2021

 Fun - Kent State Environmental SocietyThe Kent State Environmental Society emphasises that you don’t have to be an environmental leader to be an environmentalist. Open to all majors, the club hosts...

Ohio State University clinic manager Paige Blankenship, left, administers one of the first Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines to Osvaldo Campanella Tuesday, March 2, 2021, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

Ohio lawmakers debate anti-vaccination bill as Ohio State mandates COVID-19 vaccine

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Hundreds of supporters of a Republican-backed bill that would prohibit employers from requiring workers to receive vaccinations descended on the Ohio Statehouse on Tuesday as lawmakers...

Aman Ali, producer of “Two Gods.”

Kent State alumnus produces documentary highlighting Black-Muslim experience

Kelsey Paulus Reporter June 20, 2021

Kent State alumnus Aman Ali graduated in 2006 as a newspaper reporter. He paved his way through many successes since then, including careers as a stand-up comedian and a storyteller. Now, he has the title...

Lique Coolen is a neuroscience professor and the associate dean for the College of Arts & Sciences. Coolen has studied neuroscience for 26 years, focusing in areas of research like reproduction. Courtesy of Kent State University 

Choose Ohio First grant awarded to Kent State; four STEM programs added

Kelly Krabill Reporter May 8, 2021

Kent State has been awarded $3.5 million from the Choose Ohio First grant to support students in STEM-related majors. First-time students studying science, technology, engineering, mathematics or medicine...

OPINION: Ohio doesn’t just want passenger rail, it NEEDS it

Logan Heffelman Opinion Writer March 9, 2021

The first railroad line in Ohio was completed in 1836 and eventually connected Toledo, Ohio, with Adrian, Michigan. At the time the 33-mile journey took three hours to make. The modern Shinkansen (bullet...

The Performing Arts Center at Kent State’s Tuscarawas campus. 

Tuscarawas Performing Arts Center celebrates 10-year anniversary amid closure during the pandemic

Oliva Futo Reporter February 16, 2021

When Food Network’s Alton Brown came to the performing arts center at the Kent State Tuscarawas campus, fan and community member Meaghan Chismar knew she had to take her kids to the show. A meet and...

Andre Maurice Hill, 47, was shot and killed by Officer Adam Coy within seconds of their encounter, as Hill walked toward Coy holding an illuminated cell phone in his left hand.

Ohio capital passes bodycam law in honor of Andre Hill

Farnoush Amiri, AP February 2, 2021

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The city council in Ohio’s capital passed a law in honor of Andre Hill that would require police officers to turn on their body-worn cameras and render first aid after a use of...

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine. 

Ohio gov. activates National Guard ahead of potential riots

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine activated 580 National Guard members Tuesday in preparation for what the FBI identified as massive armed protests planned in Columbus and every state capital...

Kent State’s mascot Flash Guy shows off KSU2U drive-in events in various Ohio locations. Courtesy of Kent State Admissions Office employees Erica Collins and Corey Stamco.

KSU2U: Drive-in recruitment for prospective students

Morgan McGrath Feature writer November 20, 2020

With the rise of COVID-19 cases in the U.S. over the past few weeks, public spaces like restaurants, shopping centers and universities have implemented increasingly strict restrictions to minimize the...

Young Flashes prepare for an unusual basketball season

Sean Blevins Sports reporter September 17, 2020

Freshmen student-athletes have to deal with circumstances that no other incoming class has had to deal with. They are essentially guinea pigs for the future of college sports. The uncertainty of this...

This Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019 file photo shows Ohio State Representative Larry Householder (R), of District 72, stands at the head of a legislative session as Speaker of the House, in Columbus. FBI agents were at the farm of Householder on Tuesday morning, hours ahead of a planned announcement of a $60 million bribe investigation by federal prosecutors. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

Ohio House speaker, 4 others arrested in $60M bribery case

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The powerful Republican speaker of the Ohio House and four other people were arrested Tuesday in a $60 million federal bribery investigation, a person briefed on the matter said,...

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