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KentWired

The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2

KentWired

The Kent Skates ice rink was once located on East Erie Street in downtown Kent between Route 59 and South Depeyster Street. 

End of an era: Free ice rink closes permanently amid financial challenges

Ed Bankston, Reporter November 27, 2023

The once-thriving, free outdoor ice skating rink in downtown Kent, established by a host of community sponsors, has announced its permanent closure. The rink, which provided a cool escape for families...

The Kent Skates ice rink was once located on East Erie Street in downtown Kent between Route 59 and South Depeyster Street. 

Free ice skating in downtown Kent brings community to the city

Lucy Connolly Reporter November 21, 2021

Kent Skates opened Nov. 20 with free rentals and fun for the public to enjoy. The rink is located by the Kent State University Hotel and Conference Center. It will offer a snack and drink stand as well...

Condoms on the K

Abigail Arnold October 18, 2021

Condoms on the K kicked off the first Day of Sex Week at Kent State University on Oct. 18, 2021. Students picked up condoms from Kent Interhall Council on the K.

A public meeting was held Thursday evening to discuss the East Main Street traffic circle construction project. Superintendent of the city of Kent’s engineering department, James Bowling, led the meeting.

Traffic safety will increase with more roundabouts in Kent, East Main Street project

Lucy Connolly Reporter September 17, 2021

A public meeting was held at the Kent State Student Center Thursday evening to discuss construction plans for safer and less congested traffic toward East Main Street.James Bowling, superintendent of the...

Kent State loosens fall COVID-19 safety guidelines, launches vaccine registration portal

Annie Zwisler Managing Editor Raygene English Reporter June 17, 2021

Fully vaccinated individuals will no longer be required to wear a mask indoors or outdoors across all Kent State campuses, according to an emailed statement sent Wednesday by Manfred van Dulmen, associate...

The cover of “Fearless (Taylor’s Version).”

Taylor Swift’s “Fearless (Taylor’s Version)” breathes new life into old songs

Lindsey Vlasic Reporter May 11, 2021

Taylor Swift released “Fearless (Taylor’s Version)” on April 9, 2021. The album features 26 songs, including six never before released tracks from the vault. Swift’s new release was the first...

Graduation Q & A

Q&A: Spring commencements and ceremonies

Emma Andrus Reporter April 11, 2021

As the spring 2021 semester comes to a close, celebrations for graduating students are soon to be underway. Kent State announced its plans to host optional in-person commencement ceremonies in an email...

Lacrosse losses 23-4 to Robert Morris

Jimmy Oswald Sports Reporter April 10, 2021

The Kent State lacrosse team scored the first goal Friday, but Robert Morris University would outscore the Flashes 23 to three the rest of the way, handing Kent a 23-4 victory on Friday.The Flashes are...

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