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How to get help

Karl Schneider October 16, 2016

Portage County offers resources for those struggling with addiction. The Mental Health and Recovery Board of Portage County suggests two residential treatment facilities specializing in heroin and opioid...

Police find no evidence of campus clown

Karl Schneider October 4, 2016

Kent State police received a phone call Monday night about an image of a clown on campus and dispatched officers found no confirmed sightings.The caller saw the image in Snapchat and reported it to campus...

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New generations, new rules

Karl Schneider, Cameron Gorman September 7, 2016

Never forget.For 15 years, these two simple words have told a story that is now woven into every star-spangled banner snapping in the wind.Where were you?The inevitable interrogative is commonly asked...

Jill Stein, Green Party presidential nominee, addresses the crowd of supporters during her speech at the Natatorium in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, on Friday, Sept. 2, 2016.

Green Party presidential nominee calls for a New Deal

Karl Schneider September 3, 2016

Upon accepting the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination July 27, Hillary Clinton spurred headlines proclaiming the making of history. She had become the first woman nominated to a major political party’s...

Kent police investigate death of 23-year-old

Karl Schneider May 2, 2016

Kent Police detectives are investigating the death of a 23-year-old Kent resident found along the Cuyahoga River at Haymaker parkway around 7 a.m. Sunday.An Ohio State Highway Patrol officer found Daniel...

Donald Trump speaks a crowd at the IX Center in Cleveland on Saturday, March 11, 2016 during his rally.

Trump holds rally in Cleveland

Karl Schneider March 12, 2016

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump held a rally at Cleveland’s IX Center on Saturday afternoon just days before Ohio’s primary elections.Trump has led the republican delegate count since...

Understanding Ohio’s delegates

Superdelegates from on Vimeo.Ohio has a long-standing importance as a swing state in the national presidential election. The state's primary election is March 15 and each major party will...

A second suspect in the Feb. 7 homicide of Nicholas Massa was bound to an adult court Wednesday morning. Judge Robert Berger ordered a $2 million bond for Marquis Grier, 17. 

Court orders second Ryan Place homicide suspect tried as adult

Karl Schneider March 9, 2016

A Portage County juvenile court judge ordered the second suspect in the Feb. 7 homicide of Nick Massa, a Kent State freshman, to be tried as an adult on Wednesday morning.Marquis Grier, 17, is a suspect...

Judge Bob Berger listens to the prosecutor and defense during Friday mornings hearing for one of the suspects of the Ryan Place homicide.

Suspect involved in homicide to be tried as adult

Karl Schneider March 4, 2016

The Portage County Juvenile court system decided Friday morning that a suspect involved in the Feb. 7 homicide of Kent State freshman Nicholas Massa at Ryan Place apartments should be tried as an adult.Judge...

Buses and parents line up in the Franklin Elementary School parking lot on Ohio 43 to evacuate Roosevelt High School students after a bomb threat on Friday, March 4, 2016.

Roosevelt High School evacuates students after bomb threat

Karl Schneider March 4, 2016

Theodore Roosevelt High School evacuated students around 10 a.m. Friday morning after an apparent bomb threat. Students were evacuated to the old Franklin Elementary School shortly after the initial lockdown...

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Kent State raises GPA requirements for latin honors

Karl Schneider March 2, 2016

Kent State raised the minimum grade point average requirements for students who graduate with latin honors. The changes were approved four years ago, but this is the first semester the changes take effect.According...

U.S. Senator and Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders greets supporters before his speech at Baldwin Wallace University on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016.

Bernie Sanders rallies at Baldwin Wallace

Karl Schneider February 25, 2016

Bernie Sanders, the junior senator from Vermont and Democratic presidential hopeful, made his second Ohio stop in this year’s election cycle at Baldwin Wallace University on Thursday morning, just weeks...

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