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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

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...

An authentic lethal dose of fentanyl is displayed on the point of a number two pencil for size reference.

Illegal fentanyl poses risk to campus

Gavin Mitten Reporter February 8, 2022

Students may receive drugs laced with deadly fentanyl if they buy from non-medical sources.Fentanyl, a synthetic opioid, can be 100 times stronger than morphine, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration....

Medical marijuana remains illegal on campus

Gavin Mitten Reporter February 5, 2022

Medical marijuana is still prohibited on campus even if a dispensary opens in Kent. Marijuana is listed as a Schedule I substance under the Controlled Substance Act. Schedule I substances are not accepted...

According to the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness, homelessness in Ohio has increased by 1,478 people from 2014 to 2019.

How COVID-19 has affected Kent’s homeless community

COVID-19 has changed homeless services and has caused people to pay more attention to the homeless community in Kent and Ravenna.According to endhomelessness.org there were 10,345 homeless people in Ohio...

A DORA recycling bin outside Fresco Mexican Grill & Salsa Bar in downtown Kent. 

Kent DORA suspended due to elevated COVID-19 risk level in Portage County

Nathan Mehring Reporter October 30, 2020

Kent’s DORA (Designated Outdoor Refreshment Area) has been suspended due to Portage County’s COVID-19 risk level rising to “red” (Level Three). The 33.25-acre area is “where alcoholic beverages...

Halloween guidance released, people from out of town discouraged from coming to Kent

Kent State University and the City of Kent released guidance for Halloween this year, emphasizing to community members and students to not attend or hold mass gatherings of more than 10 people.In a press...

Gov. Mike DeWine announced Portage County is now in a COVID-19 Level 3 Red status, which indicates very high exposure and spread of the virus. 

Blame goes to Kent State students for rise in Portage County’s COVID-19 level

Sara Crawford Opinions Editor September 22, 2020

Blame for Portage County’s rise to a COVID-19 Level 3 Red status on September 17 is being laid squarely at the feet of Kent State students who live and play off campus, including some in fraternities...

IFC tells fraternities to cancel social events over coronavirus

The Inter-Fraternity Council instructed fraternities to cancel all social events because of the coronavirus. “The Inter-Fraternity Council is taking the coronavirus outbreak seriously,” IFC Council...

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...

This infographic was created on infogram.com using data provided by the Kent State Department of Residence Services. 

Kent authorities plan for Halloween

Kent’s annual Halloween party is quickly approaching, and authorities from the city and university are making plans to keep residents safe at the event that typically draws more than 20,000 people.Kent...

City of Kent cracks down on noise

Olivia Boris October 3, 2018

Having students back in Kent for the new school year impacts the city of Kent residents, due to the amount of noise college students bring. Noise complaints often lower between the summer months, where...

Costumed partygoers cross traffic in downtown Kent on their way to the Zephyr Pub for the Halloween festivities on Oct. 31, 2015.

Kent police prepare for Halloween crowd of 20,000

Mitch Felan October 26, 2016

As students make their Halloween costumes and purchase large amounts of alcohol for parties, the Kent City Police is preparing for what might be their biggest undertaking of the school year: Halloween.According...

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