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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

One of the pride flag banners on the Main Street bridge shown vandalized.

Pride flag banners vandalized in downtown Kent

Alton Northup, Staff Reporter October 14, 2022

Several pride flag banners hanging on the Main Street bridge in downtown Kent were found vandalized Thursday. The banners were on display for just a week as part of Main Street Kent’s Rainbow Weekend,...

President Todd Diacon (middle) accepts the Presidential Medal from Nicholas Kollar (left) and Ralph M. Della Ratta (right) during the inauguration ceremony on Nov. 1, 2019.

Diacon inaugurated as 13th President of Kent State

Katie Null Administration reporter November 2, 2019

Todd Diacon is officially the 13th president of Kent State.“What a wonderful day to celebrate this institute...committed to the American ideal that with hard work and dedication, all people, both the...

President Todd Diacon reflects on university history at Bowman Breakfast

Kent State President Todd Diacon spoke to an audience on Kent State’s history and the importance of a good relationship with the city of Kent at the 56th semi-annual fall Bowman Breakfast in the Student...

Dave Ruller at Breakfast with the City Manager on April 25th.

City manager shares a shortstack and Kent City updates with citizens

Taylor Patterson April 28, 2018

Once a month, you can enjoy a cup of coffee and a shortstack with Kent’s city manager at Mike’s Place.Every fourth Wednesday of the month, residents gather at the local restaurant to ask questions...

A panoramic view of the city of Kent from 1882.

A look back at Kent’s history

Kaylee Peterson July 3, 2017

The story of Kent begins in 1790 with Captain Samuel Brady.Brady — often revered as an iconic symbol of Kent history — was actually a Native American killer, whose famed leap across the Cuyahoga River...

Kent State holds 53rd Annual Bowman Breakfast

Olivia Minnier March 30, 2016

The 53rd Semi-Annual Bowman Breakfast continued the discussion on the global impact of Kent area businesses as well as the boost they give the economy locally.  Sponsored by the Kent Area Chamber of Commerce...

Randy Jayne and his daughter, Alexis Jayne, a Kent State freshman and psychology major, walk through downtown Kent on Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015.

After “Best College Town” poll, city leaders share positives of Kent

Megan Hornyak September 1, 2015

It wasn’t too long ago that the city of Kent wouldn’t have been considered for the best college town in the state, but city leaders and the Kent community have finally received recognition.Early last...

Kent City Hall to be dispersed across city

Alexandra Valverde April 6, 2015

Kent plan spreads City Hall buildings aroung city from on Vimeo.

Portage County unveils new recycling plan, Kent first to commit

Katie Nix March 19, 2015

The City of Kent has committed to continuing its relationship with the Portage County Solid Waste Management District and utilizing the organization’s new recycling plan.“The city’s history of...

Gap widens between downtown Kent and East Main Street business activity

Emily Crilley, Alicia Balog, Alaina Altieri and Megan Brown November 13, 2014

Walking through Downtown Kent, visitors can explore, eat and shop at new businesses that have moved to the area, seeing the work the city has done to build up downtown over the past four years.However,...

Kent economic development director applicants under review

Carley Hull October 2, 2014

The City of Kent will soon begin the review process of applications to choose a new economic development director.The application deadline ended last Friday, according to the City of Kent’s website,...

City plans to purchase College Avenue properties for new police department

Emily Mills June 26, 2014

Kent City Council is working with the law department of the City of Kent to purchase land at the west end of College Avenue near Haymaker Parkway for the city’s new police department.Kent City Manager...

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