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Kent experiences a tame Halloween with 17 arrests

Adriana Gasiewski, Staff Reporter October 30, 2023

The Kent Police Department and the Kent State University Police reported that this year’s Halloween weekend celebrations saw similar arrests compared to recent years. There were 17 arrests made from...

Student charged with off-campus rapes asks for bond reduction, remains listed in student directory

Isabella Schreck, Editor-in-Chief May 4, 2023

Editor's note: The hearing to consider reducing McCoy's bond has been continued and will now take place at 11:15 a.m. May 19. McCoy Watkins, the Kent State architecture student charged with two first-degree...

A blue light station outside of the Memorial Athletic Convocation Center. University police said you can push the button in case of emergency.

Kent State Police Department’s active shooter protocol

Jillian Flack, Reporter March 16, 2023

Last month’s shooting at Michigan State University has caused many students on campus to fear for their own safety. The Kent State Police Department’s current active shooter protocol is to neutralize...

Peter Jarvio handed out 3D-printed models of a flat Earth and explained why the moon landing was fake to students on the University Esplanade.

Flat Earth advocate detained on campus

Alton Northup, Staff Reporter November 11, 2022

A man advocating the moon landings were fake and the Earth is flat was handcuffed and detained Tuesday by Kent State University police as they attempted to identify him. Police arrived at the University...

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...

Kent States Police Services department is located in Stockade Safety Building on 530 E. Summit St. (The Kent Stater files)

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...

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