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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

Trainees surround one of the vacant houses being filled with smoke as part of a training exercise.

City of Kent sets controlled fires for fire department training

Tamra McMillion, Reporter July 3, 2022

At 8 a.m. on Friday morning, firefighters entered two vacant houses that were purposely set on fire. Beginning June 30 and continuing after the July 4 holiday weekend, the Kent Fire Department is training...

The Kent Fire Department helps with the duck races by using their ladder as a means to start the race by dropping the ducks.

Community participates in 29th annual duck race for charity

Colleen Burns, Reporter July 3, 2022

Two thousand rubber ducks floated across the Cuyahoga River Saturday at 6 p.m. to raise funds for the Kent Jaycees. This was the 29th year this event took place, and it was featured in the annual Kent...

Attendees visit vendor booths and tables set up along Main Street.

Heritage Festival returns to downtown Kent for its 27th year

Vivien Starcher, Reporter July 3, 2022

The annual Heritage Festival made its way to the streets of downtown Kent on Saturday, July 2. At 10 a.m., classic cars lined up along N. Water Street with sounds of the '70s playing in the background...

Singapore-based company acquires Latitude apartments in Kent

Isabella Schreck, Reporter March 17, 2022

Ascott Residence Trust, Asia Pacific’s largest hospitality trust, finalized its purchase of Latitude apartment property at 1450 E. Summit St. in Kent during the last week of December 2021. In an email...

Kent Police Department launches new program for youth

Avery Savage, Reporter March 8, 2022

The Kent Police Department has rolled out a new program to show high school students the behind the scenes aspects of their operations.  In emergency situations the police are met with vast media...

Kent State University celebrates its international students during halftime of the Feb. 18 men’s basketball game at the Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center.

Kent State recognized for excellence in internationalization

Jesse Khalil, Reporter March 6, 2022

Kent State is the sole university to be recognized for its excellence in internationalization by receiving the 2022 Paul Simon Award. Out of every college university in the U.S. Kent State is the chosen...

Marijuana may become decriminalized in Kent, but not on campus

Gavin Mitten Reporter March 1, 2022

The Kent Police Department would not acknowledge the Sensible Marihuana Ordinance if it passed. Sensible Kent, part of the statewide Sensible Movement Coalition, has a proposed ordinance that would...

Kent States School of Theatre and Dance presents Disneys Freaky Friday the Musical

Kent State’s School of Theatre and Dance presents Disney’s Freaky Friday the Musical

Abigail Forbes TV2 Reporter February 25, 2022

From the E. Turner Stump Theatre, the School of Theatre and Dance presents Disney' Freaky Friday the Musical. More information can be found at:

Student workers work at the Starbucks located in Kent State Universitys Library. Feb. 26, 2022.

Worker shortage hampers dining hall hours, efficiency

Ty Kohler, Reporter February 25, 2022

Kent State is about 150-200 students short of its hiring goal for dining services, causing its hours to be shorter than expected. “There is an ongoing effort to try and hire more people,” said Gary...

Taproot, a catering company co-owned and managed by Linda Fiala and husband, J Michael Fiala took advantage of the Chocolate Walk to promote some of their tasty chocolate confessions like their chocolate mousse.

Annual Chocolate Walk makes downtown Kent a lot sweeter

Emma MacNiven Reporter February 21, 2022

Maps in hand, Kent residents took to the streets of downtown on the hunt for drinks, chocolates and desserts. The annual Main Street Kent Chocolate Walk Feb. 19 brought together chocolate lovers to support...

The table of free masks located on the first floor of Satterfield Hall, the English building.

Free masks available to those in Kent

Madeleine Majikas Reporter February 21, 2022

Residents of Kent are able to protect themselves and slow the spread of COVID-19 with free masks around the city.Government initiatives have given residents access to free N95 and KN95 masks in pharmacies...

Vince Robinson, a multi-genre musician, journalist and photographer, played the keyboard and piano during Words in Sound event on Feb. 9.

Poet Mwatabu Okantah shares African culture, history with community through poetry and song

Isabella Schreck Reporter February 11, 2022

In celebration of Black History Month, Mwatabu Okantah, interim chair of the Department of Africana Studies, shared the story of his African culture through poetry and song Wednesday in Murphy Auditorium. In...

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