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Sunset rainbow during Kent State Homecoming Football game

Flashes v. Central Connecticut preview: Football prepares for home opener

John Hilber, Reporter September 14, 2023

Football coach Kenni Burns said his team has “to focus on [them]selves” ahead of its match-up against Central Connecticut State University. “We have to get better as a football team like we did...

Kent firefighters stand outside of the burned apartment at University Inn on South Water Street after putting out the fire on May 2, 2023.

‘You didn’t have a second to think’: Residents flee fire at University Inn

Isabella Schreck and Abigail Forbes May 2, 2023

Hannah Fuller and Colin Gray ran past their neighbor’s University Inn apartment as black smoke spewed out of the front door of the seventh-floor unit. “In that situation, you're just panicked,...

Davey Tree Expert Company expanding in Kent

Jacob Brooks, Reporter April 4, 2023

The Davey Tree Expert Company, founded in 1880, revealed an expansion of its corporate headquarters in November. The 40,000-square-foot addition was “badly needed,” said Dan Joy, executive vice...

From BBQ to fried chicken: local restaurant undergoing big menu changes

Chania Crawford, Reporter March 9, 2023

Local restaurant owner Neil Dukes has big plans for the future of his restaurant, formerly known as Pit Stop Pub. Tentatively, on March 22, Dukes will be reopening his restaurant under a new name and menu....

Nexus Between the Roots exhibit hosts artist talk and reception

Abby Forbes March 3, 2023

El Paso, Texas based artist, Marco Sanchez, organized and collected the Nexus Between Roots / Nexo Entre Raíces exhibit that is now displayed in the KSU Downtown Gallery. Sanchez spoke in the Center...

2 on the Town: Kent’s Valentine’s Day staples

Alexandria Manthey, TV2 Reporter February 13, 2023

Valentine's Day is here and whether you're looking for the perfect last-minute gift, or a place to grab a bite to eat, downtown Kent is sure to have the place for you. TV2 reporter Alexandria Manthey went...

President Todd Diacon hosts ‘Talking with Todd’ session focused on the University’s economic impact

Jocy Holtsberry , Reporter February 10, 2023

President Todd Diacon shared the many ways Kent State improved Ohio’s economy in the latest installment of Talking with Todd. Talking with Todd occurs monthly, where Diacon discusses a certain topic...

Main Street Kent hosts ‘Foodie BINGO’

Abigail Forbes, TV2 Reporter February 9, 2023

For the month of February, Kent is bringing the community lots of food and some competition. Main Street Kent is hosting a Foodie February BINGO in which participants can try local eateries and get...

The current minimum wage in Ohio is $10.10/hour.

OPINION: The cost of living is unrealistic for college students

Audrey Trevarthan, Opinion Writer February 7, 2023

The cost of living refers to the amount of money required to support one's necessities, such as housing, food, clothing, transportation and insurance. For a college student who is responsible for their...

The front of the Star of the West Mill on Jan. 17, 2023.

Star of the West Mill fire investigation underway, no new updates

Angelia Kellhofer, Reporter February 4, 2023

On Dec. 2, 2022, the Star of the West Mill in downtown Kent caught on fire, resulting in the continued abandonment of one of Kent’s historical landmarks. “That fire at 162 N. Water St. in Kent that...

Moving down the train tracks, the operator moves the debris to a separate pile.

Crews clear debris as community mourns loss of downtown landmark

Alton Northup, Staff Reporter December 3, 2022

Fire crews remained in downtown Kent Saturday as maintenance crews worked to clear debris following an explosive fire that ravaged the historic mill complex. Bricks, glass and charred wood scattered...

The latest: Fire, explosion strike historic mill complex in Kent

Jacob Brooks, TV2 Reporter December 2, 2022

Multiple buildings of the former Star of the West mill in downtown Kent caught fire Friday morning. TV2's Jacob Brooks was at the scene and spoke with the fire chief and witnesses who described what...

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