The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2


The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2


The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2


Who’s who at Kent State

Emily Mills August 19, 2014

As a new student at Kent State, you most likely don’t know very much about the people who make the decisions that will directly affect you on campus — the university president and her cabinet....

Rootstown woman charged in July hit-and-run

Emily Mills August 8, 2014

Felony charges have been filed against a Rootstown woman in the July hit-and-run death of a Ravenna man in Kent.A Portage County grand jury on Friday, Aug. 1 indicted Allison E. Barton, 22, of 7468 Tallmadge...

Information Services offers KSU students free Microsoft Office

Emily Mills August 7, 2014

Kent State’s Division of Information Services is providing free Microsoft Office to all Kent State students.A Flashline email distributed Aug. 6 said students could get free access to Microsoft programs...

Former Kent economic development director dies at 45

Emily Mills July 25, 2014

Dan Smith, 45, Kent’s economic development director who shaped the downtown transformation, died Wednesday after a yearlong battle with glioblastoma brain cancer.“Dan was inspirational about helping...

KSU named “Great College to Work for”

Emily Mills July 21, 2014

Kent State was named one of this year’s “Great Colleges to Work For” by The Chronicle of Higher Education, a national publication for college and university faculty members and administrators.The...

Water St. hit-and-run kills Ravenna man

Emily Mills July 18, 2014

Editor's Note: This story was updated on Monday, July 21.A hit-and-run accident in the 100 block of North Water Street killed a Ravenna man Thursday morning.A vehicle struck Richard Schoepe, 37, at 9:53...

President Beverly Warren reaches to shake the hand of a Flash Guide outside the Kent State Student Center on July 1, 2014. Warren spent her first day focusing on university students. 

“Together We’ll Stand Tall”

Emily Mills July 2, 2014

Kent State’s 12th president hopes her legacy can be summed up in two words: engaged and caring.Beverly Warren, who began her term Tuesday, said she is excited to meet with and get to know students, colleagues...

City plans to purchase College Avenue properties for new police department

Emily Mills June 26, 2014

Kent City Council is working with the law department of the City of Kent to purchase land at the west end of College Avenue near Haymaker Parkway for the city’s new police department.Kent City Manager...

Kent Economic Development Director Dan Smith talks about the balance of new construction while preserving historic buildings using the example of the construction on Water Street across from the Kent court house which was the former main post office.

Park dedicated to former Kent economic development director to be created

Emily Mills June 24, 2014

Construction of a small pocket park dedicated to Dan Smith, the former economic development director for the city of Kent, is expected to start later this year and be completed in 2015.Kent Mayor Jerry...

News on the Go: Jan. 24, 2014

Emily Mills January 23, 2014

Peace talks in Ukraine have led to a tentative truce Thursday between the government and opposition forces.  Opposition leader Oleh Tyahnybok urged protestors to cease violent demonstrations across the...

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