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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

UPDATE: Ohio’s ‘Heartbeat Bill’ goes into effect, causing immediate change to the state’s abortion landscape

Emma Andrus, Managing Editor June 24, 2022

Editor's Note: This story has been updated to include information regarding the emergency motion to dissolve the federal injunction of Ohio's "Heartbeat Bill."  On Friday evening, a federal court moved...

Russian Standard Vodka pulled from shelves in Ohio

Gavin Mitten , Reporter March 6, 2022

On Feb. 26, Gov. Mike DeWine ordered all 487 liquor agencies in Ohio to immediately pull all Russian Standard Vodka from their shelves. Russian Standard is the only overseas, Russian-owned vodka...

The crests of several Greek life organizations on a wall near the dining hall known as the Hub in the Kent Student Center. Ohios Collins Law, which went into effect Thursday, criminalizes hazing by any organizations, including on-campus Greek life.

Collin’s Law goes into effect in Ohio, increases penalties for hazing-related incidents

Zaria Johnson Editor-in-Chief October 8, 2021

Collin’s Law, which increases the criminal penalties for hazing incidents on college campuses, went into effect Thursday, increasing the act of hazing to a second-degree misdemeanor and making the failure...

Genevieve Menyhart (right) poses in her cap and gown as she graduates from her living room with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography in May 2020. Menyhart is a wedding photographer and is hopeful for the future of wedding photography this summer.

The class of COVID-19: 2020 graduates navigate the lasting impacts of graduating during a pandemic

Zoë Blank Reporter May 6, 2021

College graduation is called commencement because it’s supposed to be a new beginning, but COVID-19 posed new challenges for the class of 2020.  A June 2020 study found that millions of students worldwide...

Pamela E. Bobst was appointed to Kent States Board of Trustees by Gov. Mike DeWine. She will succeed former Board Chair and Trustee Ralph M. Della Ratta and will serve through May 16, 2030.

Gov. DeWine names Pamela E. Bobst to Kent State Board of Trustees

Ian Jameson Reporter April 28, 2021

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine appointed Pamela E. Bobst of Rocky River, Ohio, to the Kent State Board of Trustees on Monday. She’ll formally serve through May 16, 2030.Bobst currently serves as mayor of Rocky...

Senior nursing student Courtney Shutt administers the first dose of the Moderna vaccine to senior sport administration major Ginny Weavill on March 30, 2021. Following April 13’s recommendation by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to pause the administration of the Johnson & Johnson single-dose COVID-19 vaccine, Kent State paused the distribution of this vaccine to students, which began April 8. 

Kent State expected to receive large quantity of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines

Kent State University expects to receive a “large quantity” of the one-shot Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines, the university announced in an email Thursday. The shipment is a part of a program...

Suicide rates expected to increase after 2020

Cassidy Gladieux Reporter March 30, 2021

If you are in crisis, call the toll-free National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255), available 24/7. The service is available to anyone and all calls are confidential.In Ohio, five people...

Ohio lawmakers override Gov. DeWine‘s veto on Senate Bill 22

Alexandria Manthey TV2 Reporter March 24, 2021

Throughout the pandemic, Gov. Mike DeWine has issued a stay at home orders, mask mandates, regulations on restaurants and more. Ohio legislators are now looking to take that power away. As of Wednesday,...

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Kent State announced as COVID-19 vaccination site

Molly Heideman Managing Editor March 16, 2021

The Kent State Field House will become a mass vaccination clinic for Portage County, according to an email sent by the university Tuesday.  Vaccinations will take place every Tuesday starting March 23...

The crests of several Greek life organizations on a wall near the dining hall known as the Hub in the Kent Student Center. Collins anti-hazing law in Ohio will criminalize hazing by any organizations, including campus Greek life.

Ohio college presidents are in unanimous support of stronger hazing legislation, President Diacon says

Ian Jameson Reporter March 13, 2021

Kent State President Todd Diacon reaffirmed the position of Kent State and other state universities regarding hazing followed by his support of more strict anti-hazing legislation. “As leaders, we all...

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine. 

Sports, entertainment venues can reopen under new limits

Andrew Welsh-Huggins, AP February 25, 2021

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Outdoor and indoor sports and entertainment facilities can reopen with limited attendance under rules announced Thursday by Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine. He also said guidance for proms,...

Ray’s Long Island Iced Tea, a popular drink at local restaurant and bar Ray’s Place. This photo was taken by Brynne Lathrop in 2019. 

Ohio House Bill allowing home delivery of alcohol signed into law

Ian Jameson Reporter February 24, 2021

Restaurants and bars can now deliver alcohol to customers through delivery apps, purchase new liquor licenses, sell alcohol on Sundays in addition to other changes, according to a new Ohio law. House...

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