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The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2


Supreme Court to decide Trump immunity claim, further delaying election subversion trial

John Fritze, CNN February 28, 2024

CNN -- The Supreme Court agreed Wednesday to decide whether Donald Trump may claim immunity in special counsel Jack Smith’s election subversion case, adding another explosive appeal...

The interior of the Portage County Board of Elections Office, responsible for handling voting concerns for the residents of Portage County on Jan. 29, 2024.

Ohio’s Senate race heats up alongside battle for Oval Office

MinJee Yoo, Reporter February 9, 2024

With Democrats currently holding authority in the U.S. Senate and presidential seat, Republicans in Ohio and nationally are looking toward the March 19 primary election to put forth the best GOP candidate...

Five takeaways from the New Hampshire primary

Eric Bradner, CNN January 24, 2024

CNN -- Former President Donald Trump took a huge step toward winning a third consecutive Republican presidential nomination Tuesday, winning the New Hampshire primary in a one-on-one matchup with his...

Judge tells special counsel to stop submitting court filings in DC Trump election subversion case for now

Katelyn Polantz, Holmes Lybrand, CNN January 18, 2024

CNN -- Federal Judge Tanya Chutkan told special counsel Jack Smith to stop submitting court filings without her permission in the 2020 election subversion case against Donald Trump,...

Abortion rights advocates look to replicate Ohio success with more ballot initiatives in 2024

Arit John, CNN November 9, 2023

CNN -- Abortion rights advocates have now racked up seven consecutive wins since the fall of Roe v. Wade when voters have weighed in directly on reproductive rights. Next year, they’re hoping...

Issue 29: What is it and what it means for Portage County

Erin Sullivan, TV2 Reporter November 7, 2023

Issue 29 is one of the main issues in this Nov. 7 Election. Issue 29 means a 10-year, 2.9-mill renewal tax levy for the Portage County Board of Developmental Disabilities. TV2's Erin Sullivan has the details...

Political Advertising ahead of election day

Sydney Brown, TV2 Reporter November 7, 2023

With Election Day here and many issues, levies and school board elections, it's hard not to notice the number of political ads throughout the course of the day, and it is important to understand the reasoning...

Canva Illustration by Grace Clarke

OPINION: What to know about Issues 1 and 2 today

Jackson Small, Opinion Writer November 7, 2023

Today, voters across Ohio return to the polls. The two most highly contested issues on the ballot are an amendment stating a constitutional right to abortion and the legalization of recreational marijuana.  These...

Students from out of town can still voice their opinions with mail-in ballots

Lex Radde, TV2 Reporter October 27, 2023

The November 7th election is on its way, leaving out-of-town students only till Halloween to get their mail-in ballot request sent. Students are able to print out their ballot requests and mail into the...

Former Trump campaign lawyer Jenna Ellis pleads guilty in Georgia case

Marshall Cohen, CNN October 24, 2023

CNN -- Former Trump campaign lawyer Jenna Ellis pleaded guilty Tuesday in the Georgia election subversion case and will cooperate with Fulton County prosecutors – the third guilty plea in the past week. At...

Flashes Vote Festival works to encourage student voter registration

Flashes Vote Festival works to encourage student voter registration

Addison Foreman, Reporter October 9, 2023

  The Flashes Vote Festival brought student organizations together Monday afternoon to help students get registered to vote for the upcoming Nov. 7 election.  Jessica Starkey, Undergraduate...

League of Women Voters hosts Face 2 Face event ahead of election

Erin Sullivan, TV2 Reporter October 2, 2023

The League of Women Voters hosted Face 2 Face, an event that allowed Portage County voters to meet candidates and learn about issues appearing on the ballot. TV2's Erin Sullivan was at the event and has...

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