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The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2


Halloweekend in Kent reaches spooktacular heights Saturday evening

October 30, 2022

Halloweekend in Kent is here, and although the actual holiday isn’t until October 31, Kent students have been out all weekend celebrating. Most don’t even celebrate on Monday, instead choosing to dress...

How To Stay Safe On Halloween Weekend

October 28, 2022

Halloween weekend in Kent is here and so are concerns about safety. Todd Kamenash, Kent State Associate Director of Students, offers tips on how to stay safe while celebrating this weekend.

Customers at Water Street Tavern drinking at one of the designated tables as part of the social distancing protocol on Friday, Oct. 23, 2020.

Kent bars continue to struggle financially as Halloween approaches

Mason Lawlor Reporter October 25, 2020

The streets of downtown Kent will be unusually quiet this Halloween season as bars and pubs throughout the city are dealing with major financial losses due to Portage County remaining in Level Three risk...

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Our View: Happy Halloween

Editorial Board October 27, 2019

The Kent Stater editors took shifts throughout the night Saturday to get a full picture of what people were experiencing in downtown Kent. The hour-long shifts started at 8 p.m. and went until 2 a.m.,...

KSUPD discuss preparations, staying safe during Kent Halloween

Kent is preparing for its annual Halloween celebration and that means the police are getting ready, too.Halloween has been a tradition in Kent for decades, but Lt. Mike Lewis with Kent Police said criminal...

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Sights and scenes from Kent Halloween

As dusk turned to darkness in the city of Kent on Saturday, the Halloween atmosphere came alive. Downtown Kent quickly filled up with people of all ages and backgrounds, with costumes ranging from cartoon...

Kent Halloween safety

October 25, 2018

Police talk with partygoers downtown on S. Water Street during Kent Halloween Oct. 28, 2017. 

Halloween arrests fall after police prevention efforts

Madison MacArthur October 31, 2017

Kent City and University Police saw less arrests during this year's Halloween celebration compared to previous years.“Kent Halloween” is celebrated annually on the Saturday closest to Halloween.There...


Halloween on campus

Joy TaMar October 28, 2014

Costumes are being bought, scary movies are being watched and candy is being eaten. Parties are being held and haunted houses are ready to scare. While Kent Halloween might have already happened, there’s...

Police blotter for the weekend of October 25-26

October 27, 2014

Emilie Cox of Mentor, OhioArrested at Bar 145 at 1:36 a.m. on 10/26Administrative Assistant at Back TrackOne charge of Doc. Intox Yosif Bohassan of Cuyahoga Falls, OhioArrested at 152 Franklin Ave. at...

Our view: Victim-blaming is not taking responsibility

KS Editors October 26, 2014

Saturday night was Kent Halloween, the night when students from Kent State and other northeast Ohio universities flock to downtown Kent dressed in costume, or lack thereof. Halloween is the time for fun...

Mischief at midnight: Kent Halloween’s absurd night in costume

Mark Oprea October 26, 2014

 Around midnight Saturday, the streets of downtown Kent filled with costumed students, out-of-towners and spectating locals, gathered to celebrate Halloween with the Kent community. Thousands of revelers...

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