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The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2


Fake Patty’s Day sees reduced trouble, 15 arrests reported during celebrations

Kayla Gleason and Erin Sullivan March 12, 2024

Kent Police made 15 arrests on Fake Patty's Day, which took place March 9, where disorderly conduct while intoxicated and prohibitions both made up the majority of charges.  On Fake Patty's Day, there...

Good Samaritan Turkey and Trimmings Food Drive helps Akron community prepare for Thanksgiving

Erin Sullivan November 20, 2023

Akron's Good Samaritan Hunger Center held its 6th annual Turkey and Trimmings Thanksgiving food drive Monday morning. Tv2's Erin Sullivan has more.

Portage County Christmas Tree Farms prepare for 2023 Holiday Season

Erin Sullivan November 20, 2023

Christmas tree farms in Portage County are preparing for their busiest time of the year, which falls on the weekend after Thanksgiving. TV2's Erin Sullivan has more.

Pretrial date rescheduled for former Kent State student charged with two counts of rape

Erin Sullivan, Photographer, TV2 Reporter November 15, 2023

The pretrial of former Kent State student McCoy Watkins, who has been charged with two counts of first-degree felony rape, has been scheduled for Dec. 11.  Watkins’ attorney, Jeffrey C. Kakish, requested...

Students for Justice in Palestine pray for Gaza during candlelight vigil

Erin Sullivan, TV2 Reporter November 10, 2023

Student for Justice in Palestine hosted a candlelight vigil to honor the 10,000 Palestinians who have lost their lives in the last month in Gaza due to the war between Israel and Palestine. Students gathered...

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...

Portage County Farmers Have a Successful Pumpkin Crop

Erin Sullivan, TV2 Reporter October 16, 2023

Farmers across the United States have reported that this summer's dry climate greatly impacted this fall's pumpkin crop. Dussel farms in Brimfield prevailed and had quite a successful crop. Many people...

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...

Ravenna Fire Department commemorates 9/11

Erin Sullivan, TV2 Reporter September 11, 2023

Today marks the 22nd anniversary of 9/11 - a day America will never forget. Erin Sullivan visited the Ravenna Fire Department's memorial service for the lives lost on September 11, 2001.

Erin Sullivan, a journalism major now in her fifth year at Kent State, stands in front of the sign to her freshman year dorm building in 2019.

Feeling lonely? You’re not alone

Erin Sullivan, Reporter August 17, 2023

Kent State was not a popular choice at Mother McAuley Liberal Arts High School in Chicago, Illinois. this time, I grew homesick and missed my high school friends. In fact,...

Tornado Warning issued for Portage County

Erin Sullivan, Reporter August 12, 2023

The National Weather Service for Portage County issued a tornado warning in southern Portage County Saturday afternoon. The warning specifically highlights Kent, Ravenna and Brimfield Township as areas...

The Out of the Closet clothing drive was held June 30 from noon to 6 p.m.

Kent student transforms apartment into clothing drive providing free gender-affirming apparel

Erin Sullivan, Reporter June 30, 2023

After having a conversation with his friend about the struggle to purchase affordable gender-affirming clothes, senior environmental studies student Cassius Moran jumped into action. Moran had the...

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