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Drug overdoses rising in Portage County

Erin Sullivan, TV2 Reporter April 13, 2023

The Portage County Sheriff's Department issued a warning about increased overdose deaths on March 31. Officials said the increase is largely due to the increased use of fentanyl, a highly addictive and...

An authentic lethal dose of fentanyl is displayed on the point of a number two pencil for size reference.

Illegal fentanyl poses risk to campus

Gavin Mitten Reporter February 8, 2022

Students may receive drugs laced with deadly fentanyl if they buy from non-medical sources.Fentanyl, a synthetic opioid, can be 100 times stronger than morphine, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration....

Cassie Neiden, Kent State alum and managing editor at the Cannabis Business Times magazine, poses for a portrait in Valley View, Ohio on Wednesday, April 19, 2017.

Alumna dives into the cannabis industry through trade journalism

Rachel Duthie April 19, 2017

One Kent State alumna is diving into the future of the marijuana industry, one magazine at a time.Cassie Neiden became managing editor of Cannabis Business Times, a marijuana trade publication based out...

Drugs found in Kent gas station

Julia Hazel April 3, 2017

The Kent Police Department posted on its Facebook page, urging the community to be cautious of drugs in public bathrooms.Drug Safety in Kent from on Vimeo.Friday afternoon a Sheetz employee...

Jimmy Miller is a journalism major and managing editor of The Kent Stater. Contact him at

Opinion: Sharapova’s eligibility in question, but not her integrity

Jimmy Miller March 8, 2016

Amidst all the retirement fanfare for Peyton Manning and the buzz around the start of NFL free agency, the sports world almost forgot about tennis star Maria Sharapova, who announced in a press conference...

Maurice Clarett holds a press conference prior to his speech in the Kent State Ballroom on Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015. The former Ohio State football player spoke about his troubled past, run-in with the law, and how students should avoid making his mistakes.

Youngstown Boy’s second chances ‘build better student athletes’

Richie Mulhall February 25, 2015

Former Ohio State football standout Maurice Clarett visits Kent State to share his story and steer students down the right path.You see it in the news all the time.Incredibly talented college football...

Portage County Sheriff David Doak

Increased heroin use contributes to overcrowding in Portage County Jail

Jason Meek and Kelsey Leyva January 29, 2015

Portage County Jail is experiencing severe overcrowding in the women’s section due to increased illegal drug use in northeast Ohio.Portage County Sheriff David Doak said he is concerned the jail could...

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