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The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2

KentWired

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...

KentRidge Senior Living in Kent, Ohio.

Long-term care facilities continue vaccinations, plan for reopening

Rachel Gross TV2 reporter February 23, 2021

As much of society is seeing the light at the end of the COVID-19 tunnel, Ohio’s nursing homes and assisted living facilities are dealing with the brutal aftermath of the pandemic.Even as cases are decreasing,...

Rays Place on Franklin Avenue in downtown Kent, Oct. 5, 2020. 

Bars, restaurants allowed to resume normal business hours as statewide curfew lifts

Ian Jameson Reporter February 12, 2021

Ohio’s 11 p.m. to 5 a.m statewide curfew was lifted Thursday after Gov. Mike DeWine said there had been enough of a sustained decrease in COVID-19 hospitalizations.  The curfew, which originally went...

Ohio vaccine phases infographic

COVID-19 vaccine distribution underway across Portage County and Ohio

Ian Jameson Reporter February 9, 2021

With vaccine distribution underway across the state, Portage County is starting to distribute the coronavirus vaccine to its population. Over 10,300 people, or 6.3 percent of the population, have started...

Kent State will receive funding previously halted due to forced pandemic cuts.

Kent State resumes collecting state funds after forced pandemic cuts

Ian Jameson Reporter February 6, 2021

Kent State will receive state funding previously halted in May due to forced pandemic cuts. Kent State hopes introducing state money will allow for better management of pandemic expenses and for lost revenue. “The...

Capital Budget Infographic

Kent State receives roughly $23.25 million from state for maintenance, renovation projects

Emma Andrus Reporter February 5, 2021

Renovations to Kent State’s School of Fashion, one of several planned maintenance projects across its campuses, will soon be underway with funds from Senate Bill 310, signed into law by Ohio Gov. Mike...

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine. 

Ohio gov. activates National Guard ahead of potential riots

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine activated 580 National Guard members Tuesday in preparation for what the FBI identified as massive armed protests planned in Columbus and every state capital...

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