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Students enter and exit the Aeronautics and Engineering Building on Oct. 17, 2023.

Water line easement specifications between the city of Kent and university approved by Council

Anthony Zacharyasz, Co-General Assignment Editor October 18, 2023

Kent City Council approved the specifications between Kent State University and the city in regards to the completed relocation of the city’s 24-inch-diameter water line located underneath the university’s...

Kents City Council meets Sept. 20, 2023. The public can watch a live-streamed video of the meeting on the citys YouTube page.

Kent City Council must meet again to settle potential changes to ward maps

Grace Springer, Managing Editor September 22, 2023

Kent City Council has yet to resolve disputes around the city’s ward maps. It is routine for the city to revise ward boundaries after each U.S. census, but three years since the last census in 2020,...

The Kent City council gathered for a virtual meeting Wednesday, June 4, 2021

City of Kent lifts COVID-19 restrictions on gatherings, repeals mask mandate

Rachel Gross Reporter June 8, 2021

The Kent City Council repealed two COVID-19 era ordinances in an almost unanimous vote as much of the state dropped their COVID-19 guidelines as well.The council met Wednesday, June 4 to discuss the repeal...

Protesters start to walk toward Oscar Richie Hall and then down to the rock during the Black Lives Matter protest on Sept. 10, 2020.

‘It is bigger than the rock’: Students call for change after racist messages

Owen MacMillan Sports editor September 10, 2020

Correction: In a previous version of this story, a quote was incorrectly attributed to Kamalenn Gillespie. This quote has been removed.Hundreds of Kent State students gathered in front of the Student Center...

The expected look of the Hasawai Building. 

6-Story Multipurpose Building Comes to Kent

Theresa Lovrak Reporter February 1, 2020

Scheduled to come to Kent in the summer of 2021 will be an all-new multipurpose building. This new project will be six stories tall and sit at the corner of Erie St and Franklin Ave. What was previously...

Kent City Council updates rental regulations

Amanda Levine August 27, 2019

The Kent Community Development Department recently revised its rental inspection protocol with the addition of “a minor amendment to the 2016 ordinance to remove surplus language and add clarifying language,”...

Kent City Council approves medical marijuana zoning, talks record retention

David Williams April 5, 2018

Kent City Council voted unanimously Wednesday to approve the inclusion of medical marijuana into the Kent zoning code, pursuant to all current state laws.Since the state legalized medical marijuana in...

View of downtown Kent.

Kent to vote on sanctuary city status in November

Voters in the November general election will be able to decide if Kent could become among the first Ohio cities to declare sanctuary status.The Kent City Council voted in July to have the initiative on...

The Kent City Council meets on Wednesday, May 3, 2017.

City council discusses potential ‘compassionate city’ status

Jack Kopanski May 3, 2017

The Kent City Council’s annual joint meeting Wednesday between the city and Franklin Township focused on issues such as changes to Standing Rock Cemetery and zoning in Kent. The meeting opened with...

University of Akron law student Adam Gluntz speaks to Kent City Council members at a council meeting on Wednesday.

Kent City Council approves LGBTQ protection ordinance

Nicholas Adkins April 5, 2017

Kent City Council agreed to adapt an ordinance that protects citizens from discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identification in a unanimous vote Wednesday.The vote came three years after...

(from left) City manager Dave Ruller, city law director James R. Silver and Kent mayor Jerry T. Fiala sit at a city council meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015.

Citizens pour into city council meeting after proposed change in floodplain map

More than a dozen citizens of Kent gathered in the atrium of the Kent Fire Department after Wednesday’s city council meeting to plan their next step.These citizens, largely living in the Forest Lakes...

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Garret Ferrara re-elected as Ward 1 city councilman

Melissa Puppo November 4, 2015

Garret M. Ferrara (R) will continue to serve on the Ward 1 Kent City Council after Tuesday’s election results were published Wednesday morning after a delay.Ferrara won with 64.48 percent of the votes...

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