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People enjoy a fall day in downtown Kent during fall break on October 5, 2023.

Local activities for students spending fall break in Kent

Kayla Gleason, Reporter October 5, 2023

For many students, going home for fall break is not an option, but there are many activities on or around campus for students looking for fun ways to spend their time off. Check out the food, drinks and...

Kent Rocks music festival back in town for the weekend

Skylar Edington, TV2's Reporter September 18, 2023

The Kent Rocks festival brings almost eight hours of rock and roll music across downtown. The lineup had more than 30 artists at over 20 venues. The festivities started at 3 p.m. and wrapped up around...

Attendees gather at the gazebo in downtown Kent for Overdose Awareness Day on Aug. 31.

Overdose Awareness Day highlights efforts to raise overdose awareness with events in downtown Kent

Andrew Bowie, Reporter September 1, 2023

In efforts to raise overdose awareness worldwide, several organizations in the community took part in Overdose Awareness Day in downtown Kent Thursday evening.  Between the waves of purple signifying...

Electric guitars for sale display inside Woodsys music store.

The Woodsy’s way: Music store in downtown Kent plays important role in local history

Chloe Cornely, Reporter May 1, 2023

Woodsy’s Music has been a staple in the Kent community for over 40 years, offering musicians and music lovers a vast array of musical instruments and accessories since 1972. The Woodsy’s team has played...

Kent’s first cake pop shop opens downtown

Erin Sullivan, Reporter April 28, 2023

On North Water Street, bright balloons and a large pink cake pop-themed van brought color to downtown Kent's rainy spring day as Daisy Pops, Kent’s first cake pop business, opened its doors to the public.  Amy...

The line went around the corner to get in to Barflyy in downtown Kent during Fake Paddys 2023.

‘The atmosphere is great’: Kent State parties into top 10 party school in Ohio

Chloe Cornely, Reporter April 18, 2023

With rowdy music and the drinks flowing, hundreds of students grab their friends and head out to Kent State's party scene every weekend. Barstool and Niche released their lists of top party schools...

Recap of Fake Paddy’s Day celebrations in Kent

March 13, 2023

Fake Paddy's Day was celebrated Saturday in Kent, Ohio. Many people attended parties on Main St. where front lawns were filled with people dressed in green. They played beer pong and listened to music...

Kent State celebrates Fake Paddy’s Day 2023

The Party Begins The Fake Paddy’s Day celebration kicked off early Saturday as students lined frat row with drinks in hand.  Jake Rankin, sophomore history major and member of Phi Delta Theta, said...

Bars get ready for Fake Paddy’s Day

March 10, 2023

While Fake Paddy's Day is on Saturday, bars in Kent have been preparing for days for the expected crowds. TV2's Jacob Brooks went to two bars in downtown Kent to see how they are getting ready.   Jacob...

Waterstreet Tavern is a bar located on Water Street in downtown Kent.

Mike Beder: Kent State alumnus takes on career as downtown entrepreneur

Addison Foreman, Reporter March 4, 2023

When Mike Beder came to school at Kent State University, he was uncertain about what he wanted to do with his life. He went into college as an exploratory major, and graduated in 2000 with a degree in...

Nexus Between the Roots exhibit hosts artist talk and reception

Abby Forbes March 3, 2023

El Paso, Texas based artist, Marco Sanchez, organized and collected the Nexus Between Roots / Nexo Entre Raíces exhibit that is now displayed in the KSU Downtown Gallery. Sanchez spoke in the Center...

North Water Brewing Company is located at 101 Crain Ave in Kent, Ohio. North Water Brewing Company opened in 2020 during the pandemic.

DORA remains successful in Kent, benefitting bars and restaurants

Aaron Cousin, Reporter February 27, 2023

In 2020, the Designated Outdoor Refreshment Area, DORA, went live in Kent. DORA is a statewide program implemented locally by Main Street Kent. It allows alcohol to be sold from participating businesses...

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