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KentWired

The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2

KentWired

A model wears the Only You style t-shirt from the brand For Those Who Cant.

Student start-up pushes able-bodied individuals to adopt a grateful mindset

Lauren Bischof, Beat Reporter April 7, 2024

“For Those Who Can’t” apparel is a business, started by a Kent State student, designed to motivate individuals to be grateful for the life they’ve been given. Zack Schlund, a senior entrepreneurship...

The Kent location of LeeAngelos pizzeria is located in MapCap Brew Co. at 1422 Mogadore Road.

‘Driven by gratitude’: LeeAngelo’s pizzeria opens third location in Kent

Lauren Bischof, Beat Reporter March 17, 2024

With a “community over competition” philosophy, LeeAngelo’s pizzeria co-owners Angelo Gonzales and LeeAnn Greitzer have created a family-owned business focused on giving back. “We know we’re...

State Champs, a new coffee shop on Franklin Street, masks the internal design at 427 Franklin Street, at the corner of Franklin and Summit.  State Champs is set to open later in March.

New Kent coffee shop set to open uniting coffee and sports

Lauren Bischof, Beat Reporter March 7, 2024

A place to sip on a cup of Joe while watching one’s favorite sports team will become reality this March as State Champs will provide coffee and sports for patrons.  State Champs co-owners Cassy Kopp...

Canvas illustration by Lauren Bischof

Community reels in Lunar New Year, celebrating year of the Dragon

Lauren Bischof, Beat Reporter February 28, 2024

Lunar New Year or Chinese New Year is a celebration to welcome in the new year of the lunar calendar. 2024 is the Year of the Dragon, which is associated with symbols of strength, power and success. Professor...

LED display outside of Kents new hemp shop, Paper & Leaf, on Jan. 27, 2024.

New ‘Paper & Leaf’ hemp company opens in Kent

Lauren Bischof, Beat Reporter February 11, 2024

With three locations across the northeast, Paper & Leaf’s fourth location, co-owned by Dave Keller and Shane Carter, opened in Kent on Jan. 18, offering a "reputable, trustworthy experience" to purchasing...

Main Street Kent organizes new ‘Snow Day!’ event ‘bringing vibrancy to downtown’

Lauren Bischof, Beat Reporter January 28, 2024

Live music, food and winter activities filled the streets of downtown Kent Saturday, attracting residents and bringing visitors of all ages to the community.  Main Street Kent and the City of Kent...

Kent State students walk through heavy snowfall as they make their way along the Esplanade.

Staff, students share winter break recaps, New Year’s resolutions

Lauren Bischof, Beat Reporter January 26, 2024

As 2023 draws to an end and the spring 2024 semester commences, Kent State students and staff recall how they spent their winter break and what they look forward to in the new year. Many went home to...

A sign announcing the upcoming Main Street Kent Snow Day hangs in the Hometown Bank Plaza of dowtown Kent on Jan. 22, 2024.

New ‘Snow Day!’ event kicks off downtown Saturday

Lauren Bischof, Beat Reporter January 25, 2024

Main Street Kent and the city of Kent are organizing a new winter ‘Snow Day’ event featuring indoor and outdoor activities for the community from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Jan. 27 in Kent’s Hometown Bank...

Firefighters rise into the blaze in downtown Kent.

No cause found for 2022 Star of the West Mill fire

Lauren Bischof, Reporter December 7, 2023

One year later, no cause has been determined for the fire that consumed the Star of the West Mill in downtown Kent on Dec. 2, 2022.  The fire and later explosion destroyed multiple buildings of the city’s...

Damage sustained after the Star of the West Mills fire remains evident as of Nov. 20, 2023. Plants have begun to take root in the exposed interior of the portion of the building lost due to the fire.

PHOTO STORY: Mill fire, one year later

One year later, no cause has been determined for the fire that consumed the Star of the West Mill in downtown Kent on Dec. 2, 2022.  The fire and later explosion destroyed multiple buildings of the city’s...

Recipients of 2023 Wick scholarship winners pose after the ceremony.

‘Celebrating Our Own & Open Mic’ event spotlights 2023 Wick Poetry Center scholarship winners

Lauren Bischof, Reporter November 9, 2023

The five Wick Poetry Center scholarship winners were highlighted at the ‘Celebrating Our Own & Open Mic’ event held at the Wick Poetry Corner in the University Library Wednesday. Each winner...

The sitcom Friends ran for 10 seasons, from 1994 to 2004.

Students remember ‘Friends’ star Matthew Perry

Lauren Bischof, Reporter November 5, 2023

Matthew Perry, an actor known for his role as the witty, twenty-something Chandler Bing on the '90s sitcom “Friends,” spent his life bringing joy to audiences, according to fans. The TV star, who...

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