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The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2

Kent Wired

Trainees surround one of the vacant houses being filled with smoke as part of a training exercise.

City of Kent sets controlled fires for fire department training

Tamra McMillion, Reporter July 3, 2022

At 8 a.m. on Friday morning, firefighters entered two vacant houses that were purposely set on fire. Beginning June 30 and continuing after the July 4 holiday weekend, the Kent Fire Department is training...

Attendees visit vendor booths and tables set up along Main Street.

Heritage Festival returns to downtown Kent for its 27th year

Vivien Starcher, Reporter July 3, 2022

The annual Heritage Festival made its way to the streets of downtown Kent on Saturday, July 2. At 10 a.m., classic cars lined up along N. Water Street with sounds of the '70s playing in the background...

Natural gas leak shuts down White and Moulton halls

Alexandra Golden, Assigning Editor March 3, 2022

Editor's Note: The following story was updated to reflect recent developments in the gas leaks in White and Moulton Halls as of Friday, March 4, 2022. Public safety departments and the gas company assessed...

Representatives educate on heroin epidemic, distribute rescue kits

Alicia Krynock July 5, 2017

Representatives from Townhall II, Portage County Health Department and Ohio CAN educated residents on the causes of addiction and how to help and distributed Narcan rescue kits June 27 at St. Joseph Church...

Police officers from Kent State, Kent City, and Brimfield were stationed in and around Downtown Kent for the annual Halloween festivities Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013. Some officers were on duty until as early as 7 a.m. to make sure rowdy partygoers did not get out of hand.

Safety tips and tricks for Kent State students

Matt Merchant August 27, 2015

On their own for the first time, away from parents and family in an unfamiliar place and surrounded by strangers — and hopefully soon-to-be friends — incoming students always ask, “Is this a safe...

Fire department hosts fire training at Allerton Apartments

Emily Mills August 20, 2015

The Kent Fire Department is hosting live fire training at what was formerly Allerton Apartments this week before the complex is demolished.During the training, Allerton Street will be closed to...

An accident occurred on Loop Road in front of WKSU on Wednesday, April 8, 2015. The red vehicle went left of center and hit the Jeep head-on. Multiple injuries were reported.

Update: Three students taken to hospital with injuries after car accident

Madeleine Winer April 8, 2015

Editor's note: This story has been updated to reflect the Ohio State Highway Patrol's investigation into the accident. Three Kent State students have been taken to area hospitals with injuries after a...

Fire Department checks capacity in Kent bars

Joanna Kamvorous November 30, 2014

When drinking with friends downtown, don’t be surprised to see lieutenants from the Kent Fire Department checking out the bars.They’re not there to drink or extinguish a fire but rather to prevent...

The streets of downtown Kent were barely passable with the hundreds of Halloween costumes that poured in and around the bar scene during Kents Halloween in 2013.

Kent bars prepare for Halloween

Hannah Armenta October 21, 2014

Kent is gearing up for its busiest night of the year: the unofficial celebration of Halloween on Saturday, Oct. 25..  Bar and restaurant owners and the City of Kent police and fire departments are taking...

KSU, city police to celebrate joint jurisdiction

Nathan J. Havenner April 27, 2014

Safety representatives from Kent State and the city of Kent will celebrate a partnership between forces from both institutions Tuesday.Officer Michquel Penn of Campus Police Services said the partnership...

The Kent City Fire Department will replace its 23-year-old fire truck with a new one set to be purchased in 2014. 

Kent retires 22-year-old fire engine

Megan Wilkinson December 6, 2013

After more than 6,600 hours and 22 years of service, Kent Fire department plans to retire one of its oldest fire engines.Fire Chief Dave Manthey said the department will replace fire engine number 1813...

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