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Different state’s judicial selections range from partisan elections to assisted appointments. As shown in the graph, the state of Ohio has a nonpartisan election. Information from Ballotpedia. Graphic base from Graphic created by Sara Crawford.

Ohio Supreme Court candidates and the upcoming November election

Sara Crawford Opinion editor October 28, 2020

Election Day is less than a week away, the final day to register to vote has passed and absentee ballots are on their way out to registered voters. When it comes to the Ohio Supreme Court justices, they...

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Pompeo says Trump to take broad action on Chinese software

Cathy Bussewitz, AP August 2, 2020

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump plans to take action on a what he sees as a broad array of national security risks presented by software connected to the Chinese Communist Party, Secretary of...

Newest member joins Kent State University Board of Trustees

Michael Damron June 23, 2018

Ohio Gov. John Kasich appointed Rev. Dr. Todd C. Davidson Sr. to the Kent State University Board of Trustees.Davidson, the senior pastor of Antioch Baptist Church in Cleveland, will be filling the seat...

Nina Schubert stands with her courage award given to her by John Kasich. 

2018 Courage Award recipient inspires others with her battle against mental illness

Meghann Morrow March 18, 2018

Just over a year after recovering from an overdose attempt, freshman early childhood education major Nina Schubert is setting an example for those who struggle with mental illness around the country every...

Letter to the Editor: Don’t let Kasich take away Planned Parenthood

Morgan Kirkpatrick November 1, 2017

Within the last year, our governor, John Kasich, has signed a bill to block Planned Parenthood from receiving government funding.A lot of people do not realize all the services Planned Parenthood provides....

Susan J. Stocker dean at Kent State University at Ashtabula talks to the Board of Trustees on Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Kent State trustees raise out-of-state and graduate tuition, push for research

Alicia Krynock May 31, 2017

The Kent State Board of Trustees approved new tuition rates and proposed initiatives to focus on developing research and resources at the university in June.The trustees approved the decision to freeze...

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Kasich appoints new Kent State trustee

Alicia Krynock May 23, 2017

Gov. John Kasich appointed private attorney Donald L. Mason to the Kent State Board of Trustees Fri., May 19, according to a Tuesday news release from the university.Mason replaced Richard Marsh, who died...

Amid controversy in Ohio, more young people oppose death penalty

Nicholas Hunter February 22, 2017

Opposition to the death penalty being used in murder cases is at its lowest since 1972, with 42 percent of respondents opposing it, a 2016 Pew Research poll has found.The poll also showed that younger...

Planned Parenthood encourages students to become campus advocates

Erin Zaranec October 11, 2016

The Kent State College Democrats and Planned Parenthood Advocates of Kent State hosted a joint meeting about reproductive rights and the election cycle on Tuesday.The meeting focused on providing students...

Supreme Court denies renewal of Golden Week

Angelo Angel October 4, 2016

The U.S. Supreme Court announced Sept. 13  it would refuse to restore Ohio’s Golden Week, a six-day time period where residents could register and vote within the same day, prior to Election Day.The...

The selection of alcohol on tap at Rays Place is featured on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016. 

Alcohol cap lifted in Ohio

Keely Kennedy September 21, 2016

Ohio’s 12-percent cap on alcohol in beer has been lifted.In May 2016, Ohio Gov. John Kasich signed House Bill 37, which did away with the 12 percent alcohol by volume cap, allowed open container districts...

Jacob Tabler is a junior political science major and a member of the Kent State College Republicans. Contact him at

Opinion: The political climate in 2016

Jacob Tabler Kent State College Republicans May 4, 2016

Donald Trump was once again the victor of the latest Republican primary that took place Tuesday. The GOP frontrunner won the state of Indiana, claiming all 57 delegates. Meanwhile, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz...

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