The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2


The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2


The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2


Bradley and Tonti, who have been together since they met on Tinder a year ago.

Couple finds love despite uncertainty of dating apps

Jennifer Lasik Reporter February 17, 2021

“Should I swipe right or left?” “What if they did not like my pictures?” These are typical questions that go through the minds of those who go on dating apps and want to find love. Online dating...

Santiago, free throws see Kent State through comeback win at WMU

Owen MacMillan Sports Editor February 16, 2021

The Kent State men’s basketball team trailed Western Michigan University by as much as 11 and could not seem to find its bearings in the first half.In the second half, though, the Flashes’ shooting...

Exhausted Flashes can’t keep up with CMU, lose second straight

Owen MacMillan Sports Editor February 13, 2021

In a game in which the Kent State women’s basketball team (7-5, 6-3 Mid-American Conference) had trailed by as much as 23, the Flashes found themselves tied with Central Michigan University (13-6, 11-4...

State lawmakers are pushing to curb governors’ virus powers

DAVID A. LIEB, AP January 28, 2021

Irritated by the sweeping use of executive orders during the COVID-19 crisis, state lawmakers around the U.S. are moving to curb the authority of governors and top health officials to impose emergency...

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - JANUARY 22: Mega Millions lottery tickets are sold at a 7-Eleven store in the Loop on January 22, 2021 in Chicago, Illinois. The jackpot in the drawing has climbed to $970 million, the third highest in the games history. (Photo Illustration by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

The winning ticket in the $1 billion Mega Millions lottery was bought in Michigan

January 23, 2021

Originally Published: 23 JAN 21 02:18 ETUpdated: 23 JAN 21 06:53 ETBy Alta Spells, CNN    (CNN) -- Don't forget to check your Mega Millions lottery ticket, especially if you bought it in the state...

Ohio’s status as a swing state seems no longer

Kaitlyn Finchler Reporter November 17, 2020

With the results of the 2020 election still fresh in everyone’s mind, some have questioned if Ohio is still prevalent as a swing state or will still be a factor in future elections. No candidate has...

Bridget Dunn signed with Kent State womens basketball from Carmel High School in Carmel, Indiana. Nov. 12, 2020.

Athletes sign letters of intent to become Golden Flashes

Kathryn Rajnicek, Sports Reporter Owen MacMillan, Sports Editor November 12, 2020

The early signing period for 2021-22 freshman athletes began today, and Kent State brought in plenty of new talent this year. Over a dozen athletes across six sports signed letters of intent to become...

Local company sews masks during pandemic

Emily Walters Reporter April 18, 2020

Three weeks ago a hairdresser walked into her friend’s office and said “let’s make masks,” and since then three women have made over 400 masks. A&H Hose and Fitting in Indian Lake, OH makes...

Ohio is one of 10 states, mainly in the Rust Belt, likely to lose seats in the House of Representatives following the 2020 Census next month, according to projections by The Kent Stater. Seven states are expected to gain districts, led by Texas with three added seats and Florida with two.

Projections show Ohio likely to lose House seats following 2020 Census

Editor’s note: This story is the work of Kent State’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication’s Interviewing and Data class. Ohio is one of 10 states — mainly across the Rust Belt —...

Senior forward Philip Whittington (25) shoots a layup on January 7, 2020. Whittington finished with 16 points and 10 rebounds in a 84-77 win.

Five takeaways from Kent State’s second straight loss

Ian Kreider Sports reporter January 18, 2020

Kent State lost its second straight game of its two-game road trip. The Flashes again struggled in the first half, failing to score 30 points for the second straight game. They relied heavily on runs,...

Kent States Tervell Beck (14) tries to block Western Michigan guard Michael Flowers as he cuts to the basket during a Jan. 18 game in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

In game of runs, Flashes run out of gas

Owen MacMillan Assigning editor January 18, 2020

The Kent State men’s basketball team battled back and forth with Western Michigan University all game, but WMU caught all the momentum late.For the final four minutes and 39 seconds of the game the Flashes...

Senior Ashley Makruski, number 16, goes up for a spike during the Ohio University game. The Flashes lost 0-3.

Flashes Volleyball drops to 0-4 in MAC, look for first conference win in Buffalo

Nicholas Pedone Sports reporter October 6, 2019

With a 6-3 record just a few weeks ago, Kent State’s volleyball team was off to its best start since 2014.Since then, the Flashes have only walked away with a victory one time, owning a 7-9 record so...

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