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The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2


The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2


Best of Kent

Best shopping

Addison Foreman, Reporter April 7, 2023

FIRST: Off the Wagon Off the Wagon has been in Kent since 2009 and specializes in weird and funny toys, games and gifts. Off the Wagons’ products range throughout the store. The game section showcases...

The Zydeco Kings performing in the Water Street Tavern at the Kent Blues Festival on June 16, 2022.

Threat of rain doesn’t stop music of 13th annual Kent Blues Festival

Berkeley Chadwick, Reporter July 17, 2022

Crowds gathered in downtown Kent Saturday for the city’s 13th annual Blues Festival, where more than 30 bands performed at 23 indoor and outdoor venues all over the city. The event, which ran from 1...

Off the Wagon is located in Acorn Ally at 152 E. Main Street in Kent Ohio. Off the Wagon was voted the best place in Kent to shop by community members and students.

Best of Kent: Shopping

Zaria Johnson Assigning Editor March 8, 2020

First Place: Off the WagonWhen it comes to finding a good place to shop, there is almost nothing you won’t be able to find in Off the Wagon. The shop is like a toy box come to life with anything from...

Workers Morgan Dodds and Krista Zolton greet customers at Figleaf Boutique in downtown Kent on Saturday, April 16, 2016.

Best of Kent: Best Retail Store

April 20, 2016

First place - Figleaf BoutiqueIf you're looking for something fun and flirty, Figleaf is the perfect way to go. Offering a nice selection of unique clothes, shoes and accessories, this boutique will never...

Jason Merlene, owner of Last Exit Books, stocks records during a slow shift at Last Exit Books on Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014. Last Exit Books is located on E. Main Street in Downtown Kent.

Last Exit Books is a place for music and book lovers alike

Nathan Havenner December 2, 2014

Walking into Last Exit Books is like stepping back in time to a period before the internet, music downloads and e-books made the neighborhood bookstore a thing of the past.  The walls are lined with new...

Wick Poetry Center hosts live poetry reading

Jason Meek March 9, 2014

California poet Lisa Coffman will give a live poetry reading in Kent at Last Exit Books at 124 E. Main St. on Tuesday, March 11 at 7 p.m.The reading is hosted by the Wick Poetry Center and will feature...

Open-house poetry reading Friday evening

Endya Watson January 23, 2014

Last Exit Books will host an open poetry reading this Friday night with Kent State poetry professor Maj Ragain.This poetry reading is part of a monthly series of readings open to the public. The event...

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