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A car is washed during Saturdays breast cancer benefit car wash.

Benefit car wash for breast cancer patient held at local AutoZone

Ty Kohler, Reporter June 4, 2022

In October 2019, Patricia Yon’s nightmare became reality when she was diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer. When it was found, it already covered her liver and hip bones with tumors. Later, with five...

President Diacon shares financial update

Kent State President Todd Diacon is starting a new practice of releasing updates on the university’s budget and financial health. In an email sent to the Kent State community on Oct. 29, Diacon wrote...

KSUPD discuss preparations, staying safe during Kent Halloween

Kent is preparing for its annual Halloween celebration and that means the police are getting ready, too.Halloween has been a tradition in Kent for decades, but Lt. Mike Lewis with Kent Police said criminal...

Dating violence up, robberies down in campus safety report

Sexual violence is on the rise at Kent State, according to the 2019 Kent campus annual security report on 2018 statistics. Fifteen rapes were reported on the Kent campus, up from 11 in 2017 but down from...

From left: Officer Matt Plesz, Streetsboro; Patrolman Jim Brown, Hiram; Officer Christopher Dynys, Garrettsville; Officer Joe Knotek, Kent State University; Officer Matt Butcher, Kent; Patrolman Marty Toukonen, Mantua; Officer Aaron Coates, Streetsboro; Officer Robert Putnam, Brimfield; Sgt. Shawn Parker, NEOMED. 

Police officers join Portage County Honor Guard

Police chiefs across Portage County have found a way to coordinate officers to stand on duty during public events to help represent local police departments by creating a county-wide honor guard.KSUPD...

Miss Akron, the winner of APF Drag Battle, walks in the Akron Pride Parade waving to the spectators on Aug. 24, 2019.

Akron celebrates third annual Pride Festival

David Williams August 25, 2019

Thousands of festival-goers attended the third annual Akron Pride Festival on Saturday. The parade began at Highland Square and made its 1.5 mile trek up West Market Street before arriving at Hardesty...

Democratic Candidate for Lieutenant Governor Betty Sutton speaks at a meet and greet in the Student Center hosted by the College Democrats on Oct. 31, 2018.

Betty Sutton speaks to College Democrats days before midterms

David Williams October 31, 2018

With the midterm elections less than a week away, Ohio Lt. Gov. candidate Betty Sutton stopped at Kent State Wednesday night to meet with College Democrats, local candidates and other members of the Kent...

Kent Police call Halloween weekend festivities ‘calmest Halloween in recent memory’

David Williams October 29, 2018

After a rainy Saturday night withlittle disturbance, Kent’s Halloween festivities ended with fewer arrests thanin previous years.Kent Police Lt. Mike Lewis called this weekend’s celebration, “the...

The Delta Tau Delta fraternity house on Main Street put up a new banner that is 39 square feet. 

City of Kent tells fraternity to remove banner

David Williams October 4, 2018

UPDATED AS OF 10/5/18: Delta Tau Delta put up a replacement sign Thursday. The new sign has the same message in printed block letters. Delta Tau Delta said the new sign is 39 square feet, less than the...

Attorney Warner Mendenhall speaks to reporters about his client, Julio Pino, outside the Carl B. Stoaks U.S. Courthouse Sept. 26, 2018. 

Former Kent State Professor sentenced to prison

David Williams September 26, 2018

Former Kent State history professor Julio Pino, 58, was sentenced to five months in prison, five months of house arrest, three years of probation and given a $2,500 fine Wednesday for lying to the FBI.Pino...

Kent police captain indicted for money laundering and racketeering

David Williams September 21, 2018

A Kent Police Department captain and his wife have been charged with money laundering and racketeering in Lorain County. The indictment comes following an investigation by Lorain County authorities and...

Indian Muslims participate in a protest against the Chinese government, in Mumbai, India, Friday, Sept. 14, 2018. Nearly 150 Indian Muslims held a street protest in Mumbai, Indias financial capital, demanding that China stop detaining thousands of members of minority Uighur Muslim ethnic group in detention and political indoctrination centers in Xinjiang region. Placard reads Chinese government must stop atrocities on Muslims. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade)

Human Rights Watch accuses China of forcing Turkic Muslims into ‘internment camps’

David Williams September 19, 2018

China has been accused of detaining Turkic Muslims in what Human Rights Watch has referred to as “political education camps” due to their practice of Islam. The Chinese government, however, claims...

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