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


According to the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness, homelessness in Ohio has increased by 1,478 people from 2014 to 2019.

How COVID-19 has affected Kent’s homeless community

COVID-19 has changed homeless services and has caused people to pay more attention to the homeless community in Kent and Ravenna.According to there were 10,345 homeless people in Ohio...

Alex Price opens his van. He used money from selling his house to buy this Ford Transit that hes retrofitted with a bed and shelving.

Homeless by choice: Ravenna man prefers life on the road

Michael Indriolo February 27, 2019

Alex Price felt like he was living in a video game six months ago. The 19 year-old grew deeply dissatisfied with what he felt was a never-ending, meaningless cycle, so he sold his house, bought a Ford...

Freshmen construction management major Art Schuessler drills a stud in a wall at the Haven of Portage County. 

Kent State volunteers build a home for Ravenna’s homeless

Michael Indriolo February 11, 2019

Kent State construction management students grabbed hand saws, hammers and levels as they renovated a soon-to-be homeless shelter’s housing unit Saturday.Located on the border of Kent and Ravenna, the...

Members of Phi Beta Sigma pose for a portrait during the Sleep Out for the Homeless event Friday, Oct. 20, 2017.

Phi Beta Sigma holds Sleep Out for the Homeless event

Tierra Thomas October 21, 2017

Large blankets, food, board games and layered clothing kept students out all night as they accepted donations for the homeless during Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity’s first ever Sleep Out for the Homeless...

Cleveland Urban Plunge allows students to be homeless for a weekend

Davy Vargo September 28, 2016

When she was 17 years old, Theresa Medrano was lying on the hard floor of an apartment hallway, covered with her coat, trying to sleep.After a domestic violence incident that left her voiceless for two...

Kent Social Services makes room for homeless in cold weather

Justin Niedenthal February 15, 2016

Once temperatures hit 10 degrees or below, Kent Social Services opens its doors for anyone who needs a place to sleep. “About the only other place to go is McDonald's. This place is nice or you can...

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