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A car sits outside of the duplex where a 35-year-old woman was killed Nov. 21, 2023.

UPDATE: Suspect of Kent homicide arrested in Texas

Isabella Schreck, Editor-in-Chief December 5, 2023

Dawan R. Wilson, the homicide suspect charged with the aggravated murder of a 35-year-old woman in Kent, was arrested in Texas Monday. The Harris County Sheriff’s Office in Houston contacted Kent...

A car sits outside of the duplex where a 35-year-old woman was killed Nov. 21, 2023.

Kent police search for homicide suspect

Alton Northup, Staff Reporter November 22, 2023

Police responded to a residence at 1323 S. Water St. after someone reported hearing gunshots and screams on Nov. 22, according to a press release from the department. There, officers found a 35-year-old...

Kent Roosevelt High School is located at 1400 N. Mantua St. in Kent.

Update: Kent Roosevelt student charged with second-degree felony after making social media threat

Anthony Zacharyasz, General Assignment Editor November 16, 2023

A 17-year old Kent Roosevelt student is confirmed to have made a "vague" threat to the high school in a Snapchat post late Tuesday, as written in a news release from Michael Lewis, an administrative lieutenant...

Kent Roosevelt High School bomb threat suspect indicted on terroristic threat charges

Adriana Gasiewski, Staff Reporter November 3, 2023

Update as of Nov. 8: Gillespie pleaded not guilty in court Monday according to Sandra Coddington, Judge Becky Doherty's bailiff. He appeared in court over Zoom and is not in jail. A discovery hearing,...

Suspect connected to social media bomb threat at Kent Theodore Roosevelt High School in custody

Isabella Schreck, Editor-in-Chief October 26, 2023

A recent 18-year-old graduate of Kent Theodore Roosevelt High School is now in custody after threatening “to blow up the school” in a social media post Thursday, said Michael Lewis, administrative...

New Ohio law to make distracted driving a primary offense

Addison Foreman, Reporter January 24, 2023

A new state distracted driving law, which allows police to pull over individuals for using phones while driving, was signed by Governor Mike DeWine Jan. 3. The law will go into effect April 4. The law...

Student detained following 2nd threat to Kent City Schools in less than a week

Isabella Schreck, Sports Editor September 12, 2022

A 15-year-old male student at Theodore Roosevelt High School was detained Monday after making a “vague threat” toward the school Sunday night on social media. When a Kent Police Department officer...

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 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...

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