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All Ohio high school sports can go forward this year, with an option for some fall sports like football to be delayed until the spring if schools wish, Gov. Mike DeWine said Tuesday.

Conservative lawmaker says Ohio governor should be impeached

Andrew Welsh-Huggins, AP August 24, 2020

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Republican Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine should be impeached over his handling of the state’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, a conservative GOP House lawmaker said Monday.Cincinnati...

Gov: New color-coded alert system can help Ohio fight virus

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio is using a new color-coded, county-by-county coronavirus alert and advisory system to assess which areas may be seeing flare-ups of cases and should take additional precautions,...

Governor: Zoos, theaters, playgrounds can reopen June 10

Andrew-Welsh-Huggins, AP June 4, 2020

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Zoos, theaters, playgrounds and other indoor and outdoor facilities can reopen June 10, Gov. Mike DeWine announced Thursday as he addressed some of the last parts of the Ohio economy...

Working out when you can’t go out

Hannah Burkey Reporter April 17, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has forced regular gym goers to switch up their routines with home workouts.“The virus has definitely changed my workout routine,” said Olivia Pushak, a senior exercise science...

Spring 2020 commencement will be hosted virtually due to state guidelines

Kent State University announced that the spring 2020 commencement will be virtual in accordance with Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine’s order to avoid large gatherings due to COVID-19.Students, faculty, staff,...

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How students are curing boredom while being stuck at home

Shelby Reeves Reporter April 5, 2020

College is a time of freedom, a time of independence, a time where students are out on their own and get to explore life by themselves. That wasn’t the case this year when COVID-19 led to the shutdown...

A sample ballot for the Ohio primary election. 

Updates in Ohio’s primary election: How to get an absentee ballot and still vote

Jenna Borthwick TV2 news director March 28, 2020

The Ohio General Assembly approved a plan Wednesday to extend absentee voting for the 2020 primary election until April 28 and eliminate most in-person voting.Lawmakers overruled Secretary of State Frank...

City of Kent and Portage county health centers work to counter COVID-19 cases

Rachel Karas, General assignment reporter Amanda Levine, Sports editor March 28, 2020

County LevelThere are currently 19 confirmed cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Portage County. Three people are hospitalized; one is in their 30s and a second is over 80, according to an article written...

Gov. Mike DeWine issues Stay at Home Order, closes nonessential businesses

Amanda Levine Sports editor March 22, 2020

Governor Mike DeWine issued a mandatory Stay at Home Order for Ohio residents this afternoon in an effort to stop the spread of COVID-19.The stay at home order will go in effect Monday, March 23 at 11:59...

Ohio jobless claims spike as coronavirus layoffs spark surge

David A. Lieb Associated Press March 18, 2020

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — In Ohio, more than 48,000 people applied for jobless benefits during the first two days of this week. The tally during the same period the prior week: just 1,825.In neighboring...

Kent area gyms close their doors

Hannah Burkey Recreation and fitness reporter March 18, 2020

Ohio Governor, Mike DeWine, has ordered all Ohio gyms to close until further notice.DeWine closed gyms and other sporting facilities Monday to prevent the spread of coronavirus. The closure of gyms is...

Downtown Kent on Tuesday, March 17. Gov. Mike DeWine announced at a press conference Sunday restaurants and bars in Ohio would close in light of the coronavirus.

Downtown restaurant owners react to closings

Empty sidewalks and dark storefronts lined the streets of downtown Kent this week as local businesses dealt with the effects of statewide restrictions on restaurants and bars.  Gov. Mike DeWine announced...

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