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The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2

Kent Wired

A description of Phase 2D of vaccine distribution.

COVID-19 vaccination waitlists keep doses from going to waste

Ethan Cohen Reporter March 26, 2021

“Right now it’s so difficult to know when you’re going to get scheduled or if your first appointment might be in Medina or be an hour, an hour and a half away,” said Joan Seidel, Kent city health...

COVID-19 vaccines will be available at the Kent State Field House every Tuesday this spring.

Kent State Field House functioning as mass COVID-19 vaccination clinic

Alexandra Golden Reporter March 17, 2021

Starting March 23, the Kent State Field House will function as a mass COVID-19 vaccination clinic from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. every Tuesday this spring. This clinic is for anyone who lives in Portage County...

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 endhomelessness.org there were 10,345 homeless people in Ohio...

The different phases Ohio is going through to supply the vaccine.

Kent State uses vaccine committee to create vaccine distribution plan

Alexandra Golden Reporter February 13, 2021

The Vaccine Committee formed at Kent State to help with the university’s strategy for COVID-19 vaccine distribution. Kent State is working with the Kent City Health Department and the Portage County...

Ohio vaccine phases infographic

COVID-19 vaccine distribution underway across Portage County and Ohio

Ian Jameson Reporter February 10, 2021

With vaccine distribution underway across the state, Portage County is starting to distribute the coronavirus vaccine to its population. Over 10,300 people, or 6.3 percent of the population, have started...

Lines of students extended near Risman Dr. on Kent State’s campus. Photo by Mason Lawlor.

Kent State holds open COVID-19 testing Sunday before uncertain Thanksgiving holiday

Mason Lawlor Reporter November 16, 2020

Kent State University hosted free, on-site COVID-19 testing on Sunday in the Kent Student Center Ballroom. Both students and local residents waited hours to get tested, with lines stretching from the university’s...

Halloween guidance released, people from out of town discouraged from coming to Kent

Kent State University and the City of Kent released guidance for Halloween this year, emphasizing to community members and students to not attend or hold mass gatherings of more than 10 people.In a press...

157 Lounge to face the Ohio Liquor Control Commission for repeated coronavirus health violations

Megan BeckerReporter October 14, 2020

157 Lounge in downtown Kent received a citation from the Ohio Investigative Unit (OIU) Saturday night for coronavirus health violations. Undercover OIU agents witnessed around 100 people in the bar with...

The owner of The Pub in Kent on Franklin Avenue offered an apology for its COVID-19 violations after being referred to the state for further investigation last month.  

Owner of The Pub in Kent issues apology

Lyndsey Brennan Reporter October 11, 2020

Becky Lindsey, the owner of The Pub in Kent, issued an apology on Facebook on Oct. 5 that acknowledged The Pub’s staff has not done the best they could to comply with COVID-19 requirements issued by...

157 Lounge on South Water Street in downtown Kent was referred to the Ohio Investigative Unit for being out of compliance during 10 COVID-19 safety check-ins conducted from mid-June through mid-Sept. A main issue was that employees consistently failed to enforce mask wearing for customers and staff.

Three Kent bars referred to state investigators for repeated COVID-19 violations

Lyndsey Brennan, Reporter October 1, 2020

Three bars in downtown Kent, 157 Lounge, Ray’s Place and The Pub in Kent, have been referred to the Ohio State Highway Patrol for investigation after repeatedly being found out of compliance with critical...

This transmission electron microscope image shows SARS-CoV-2—also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus that causes COVID-19—isolated from a patient in the U.S. Virus particles are shown emerging from the surface of cells cultured in the lab. The spikes on the outer edge of the virus particles give coronaviruses their name, which means crown-like.

25 residents in Clark Hall to quarantine until Oct. 7

Gina Butkovich, managing editor Lauren Sasala, editor-in-chief September 25, 2020

Twenty-five residents of Clark Hall are in quarantine after two positive cases of COVID-19 were detected among students living there. The Kent City Health Department told residents they must quarantine...

Gov. Mike DeWine announced Portage County is now in a COVID-19 Level 3 Red status, which indicates very high exposure and spread of the virus. 

Blame goes to Kent State students for rise in Portage County’s COVID-19 level

Sara Crawford Opinions Editor September 22, 2020

Blame for Portage County’s rise to a COVID-19 Level 3 Red status on September 17 is being laid squarely at the feet of Kent State students who live and play off campus, including some in fraternities...

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