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Kent Fire Department responds to a dumpster fire at Eagles Landing Apartments the night of Aug. 29, 2023.

Dumpster catches on fire at Eagles Landing Tuesday night

Isabella Schreck, Editor-in-Chief August 30, 2023

Senior Will Mihalow saw smoke billowing from the direction of his apartment as his friend drove him home from downtown Kent’s Venice Cafe around 9 p.m. Tuesday.  The smoke was coming from a dumpster...

Members of the Portage County Water Team travel along the Cuyahoga River after clearing fallen trees that blocked the river passage.

Kent Fire Department removes fallen trees from the Cuyahoga River that caused hazardous conditions for kayakers

Erin Sullivan, Reporter May 10, 2023

The Kent Fire Department cleared two fallen trees that created a hazard for kayakers on the Cuyahoga River Tuesday afternoon.  The fallen trees completely blocked the river and left no clear passage...

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...

Darren Bade speaks with members of the Kent Fire Department after aiding in a rescue mission on Saturday, April 23, 2022.  Bade, an associate professor at Kent State, was kayaking on Saturday when locals alerted him to a mother and daughter drowning further down the river. Bade helped the pair find land and waited with them until the fire department arrived.

Biology professor helps save mother, child from Cuyahoga River 

Zaria Johnson and Morgan McGrath April 23, 2022
Darren Bade planned to spend his Saturday evening kayaking in the Cuyahoga River. When the Kent State biology professor approached the stretch of the river south of the West Main Street bridge in Kent, his kayaking trip turned into a rescue mission.

LGBTQ Center hosts first roundtable meeting

Nicholas Hunter January 23, 2017

The Kent State LGBTQ Student Center held its first event of the semester Monday in the Student Center.The event featured a presentation by David Moore, an academic program officer at the Academic Success...

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