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Kent Wired

The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2

Kent Wired

Student charged with two felonies in alleged assault of a police officer on Fake Paddy’s Day

Alexandra Golden, Assigning Editor March 15, 2022

Kent State Police made one arrest on Fake Paddy’s Day—Paige O’Dell, a junior exercise science major, was charged with fourth-degree felony assault of a police officer and fifth-degree felony obstructing...

The department of Kent State’s Police Services located in Stockdale Safety Building.

Campus police work to combat poor mental health, stress in field

Cameron Aloway reporter April 9, 2021

An officer’s role at the Kent State Police Department can revolve around mental health crises on a daily basis, thus potentially being exposed to traumatic events. “Officers need to acknowledge that...

Tricia Knoles is the KSU Police Department community resource officer. 

Kent State’s Annual Security Report shows a decrease in typically highly committed crimes

Madisyn Woodring Reporter February 25, 2021

Kent State’s main campus had fewer arrests and reports for several types of crimes in 2019 compared to 2018, according to the newest Kent State University Annual Security Report and Fire Safety Report.The...

Tricia Knoles is the KSU Police Department community resource officer. 

Dating violence, liquor and drug abuse down in annual campus safety report

Emma Andrus Reporter Madisyn Woodring Reporter February 15, 2021

Editor’s Note: The following story has been updated to include information about the Clery Act, such as the fire occurrences, and additional information on other crimes. Reports of dating violence and...

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...

Dating violence up, robberies down in campus safety report

Sexual violence is on the rise at Kent State, according to the 2019 Kent campus annual security report on 2018 statistics. Fifteen rapes were reported on the Kent campus, up from 11 in 2017 but down from...

Police in Kent encourage open communication with students and citizens

Olivia Boris October 9, 2018

On Wednesday October 3rd, campus police and the City of Kent Police hosted Coffee with a Cop event to encourage open communication and positive interactions between law enforcement and the public. This...

KSU students, Twitter express concern over religious group touting ‘God the Mother’

Lucas Misera and Lydia Taylor February 12, 2018

KentWired received complaints of men and women approaching students on campus and at off-campus apartments talking about “God the Mother.” A few students who reside at University Townhomes said two...

KSUPD welcomes two new officers

David Williams February 10, 2018

The Kent State Police Department added two new officers to their ranks — Rachel Morrow and John Cevasco. The officers have very similar backgrounds.Both are Kent State graduates from Tallmadge, and both...

A pint of beer sits on the bar at Zephyr Pub Sat. Jan. 27, 2018.

Busted for booze: Reports of residence hall drinking decline

During Kent State’s 2016-17 academic school year, 131 documented drinking incidents occured on campus — 2 percent less than the 2015-2016 academic year. Out of those incidents, 740 total students were...

Assistant Chief of Police William Buckbee serves coffee to Chad Morrison in the Nest at Kent State on September 14, 2016. Wednesday afternoon, police hosted “Coffee with a Cop,” to pass out free coffee to students so they could answer any questions students had about their services.

Safety on campus

Cody Patton July 18, 2017

Kent State was named the safest campus in Ohio and 11th in the nation in July, according to the data from FBI crime reporting and the National Center for Education Statistics. The research encompassed...

Summer poses dangerous driving conditions for Kent State students

Mariah Helaney July 2, 2017

Historically, summer holds as one of the most dangerous times to be on the road. The top two most dangerous days to drive are July 3 and 4, and the most dangerous month to drive is August, according to...

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