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The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2

Kent Wired

The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2

Kent Wired

LGBTQ+ hate crimes in the U.S. in 2020, as stated in Statisa.

LGBTQ+ hate crimes rise in the U.S., none reported at Kent State

Avery Savage Reporter March 2, 2022

Lawmakers in seven states proposed laws to limit transgender and nonbinary youth rights within the first week of 2022. As anti-LGBTQ+ legislation is making its way through state government, LGBTQ+ hate...

Tricia Knoles is the KSU Police Department community resource officer. 

Kent State police receives a grant for body cameras

Alton Northup Senior Reporter February 9, 2022

Kent State University Police Services will equip its officers with body cameras after receiving a $23,780 grant from the state of Ohio.            “I think the cameras are a great investment,”...

Social media posts on YikYak refer to ski-masked men roaming the halls of some Kent State dormitories. 

Campus police identify three men following reports of masked men in residence halls

Alexandra Golden Reporter October 21, 2021

Following days of social media reports and rumors of possibly armed, ski-masked men roaming the hallways of Kent State residence halls, banging on doors and shutting off hallway lights, police identified...

The crests of several Greek life organizations on a wall near the dining hall known as the Hub in the Kent Student Center. Collins anti-hazing law in Ohio will criminalize hazing by any organizations, including campus Greek life.

Ohio college presidents are in unanimous support of stronger hazing legislation, President Diacon says

Ian Jameson Reporter March 13, 2021

Kent State President Todd Diacon reaffirmed the position of Kent State and other state universities regarding hazing followed by his support of more strict anti-hazing legislation. “As leaders, we all...

Catalytic converter thieves strike throughout Kent State

Melissa Meyers TV2 Reporter February 22, 2021

Over the weekend Kent State University sent out an advisory warning students that catalytic converters are being stolen from vehicles on and off campus.“So far on campus within the past few days we’ve...

Kent State’s Anti-Hazing Culture

Ohio University recently suspended several fraternities, sororities and groups associated with the university for hazing-related violations.Ohio University released a statement on its website stating “we...

From left: Officer Matt Plesz, Streetsboro; Patrolman Jim Brown, Hiram; Officer Christopher Dynys, Garrettsville; Officer Joe Knotek, Kent State University; Officer Matt Butcher, Kent; Patrolman Marty Toukonen, Mantua; Officer Aaron Coates, Streetsboro; Officer Robert Putnam, Brimfield; Sgt. Shawn Parker, NEOMED. 

Police officers join Portage County Honor Guard

Police chiefs across Portage County have found a way to coordinate officers to stand on duty during public events to help represent local police departments by creating a county-wide honor guard.KSUPD...

Sexual assault “red zone” poses threat to college students

At many college campuses, thousands of new students are starting their freshman year. According to the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN), more than 50 percent of campus sexual assaults happen...

Officer Robert Wilson demonstrates how to use a makeshift tourniquet during A.L.I.C.E. training on Thursday, September 12, 2019.

ALICE training helps students stay safe on campus

Hannah Davis Feature writer September 18, 2019

For freshmen at Kent State, there are several mandatory events to attend. Unlike orientation, Alert Lockdown Inform Counter Evacuate (ALICE) training provides its attendees with skills they can use outside...

The Kent State Police Department donated goods to the Freedom House, located in Kent. The Freedom House is a known resource for male veterans that need a place to stay while they get back on their feet.

University police make donation for No-Shave November to Freedom House veterans

Olivia Boris November 28, 2018

Kent State police have been looking for ways to get involved and give back to their local community. One of their successful ideas, ”No-Shave November,” has been going on in their department for three...

Kent State student allegedly physically attacked KSU police officers

Chris Ramos September 20, 2018

A Kent State student faces three fourth-degree felony assault charges after she allegedly attempted to harm three Kent State police officers on the university esplanade near South Lincoln Street.A Portage...

KSU Police Department investigating abduction attempt

Cameron Hoover August 13, 2018

The Kent State University Police Department is investigating an August 12 incident where police said a man attempted to abduct a woman with “what appeared to be a knife or other sharp object.” The...

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