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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

Kent Police Department uses app for tip reporting

Avery Savage, Reporter April 15, 2022

The new Kent PD app is designed to allow individuals to submit tips anonymously to law enforcement, schools and community groups. The Kent Police Department says the goal of the app is to bring awareness...

Kent Police’s new community watch program works to reduce crime

Avery Savage Reporter February 4, 2022

A new Kent Police Department program meant to reduce crime rates has not led to the incarceration of any suspects in its first six months. The city of Kent’s "Community Watch Camera Program” enlists...

Pedestrians walk past 157 Lounge on South Water Street in downtown Kent on Sunday, Jan. 13, 2018.

Police: 157 Lounge owner charged with first-degree misdemeanor assault

Rachel Gross Reporter May 19, 2021

Matthew Guska, the co-owner of 157 Lounge in Kent, was arraigned on a charge of first-degree misdemeanor assault Tuesday following a May 14 incident in his bar where police said he hit a patron in the...

Olson Hall is home to the CCI Commons.

CCI Commons events expanded virtually during COVID-19 semesters

Austin Monigold May 7, 2021

The CCI Commons were adjusted to accommodate students during the past two semesters and typical staples of CCI like RA events, storage for projects and computer availability faced severe changes.The commons...

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...

The Kent Police Department is reporting no fatalities after an officer-involved shooting occurred Saturday morning, according to a press release from Lt. Mike Lewis.

Two Kent police officers, suspect shot after attempted burglary on E. Summit St.

Jenna Borthwick, Digital Content Director Connor Steffen, TV2 News Director January 16, 2021

Two Kent police officers and a burglary suspect were shot after police responded to a 911 call at 1596 E. Summit St. Saturday morning, according to Administrative Lt. Mike Lewis of the Kent Police Department.A...

Customers at Water Street Tavern drinking at one of the designated tables as part of the social distancing protocol on Friday, Oct. 23, 2020.

Kent bars continue to struggle financially as Halloween approaches

Mason Lawlor Reporter October 25, 2020

The streets of downtown Kent will be unusually quiet this Halloween season as bars and pubs throughout the city are dealing with major financial losses due to Portage County remaining in Level Three risk...

Facebook post from Franklin Square Deli about the altercation.

Altercation in downtown Kent leaves one hospitalized

Nathan Mehring Reporter September 5, 2020

A physical altercation took place between two people in downtown Kent on Aug. 29, leaving one with significant facial injuries, said Kent Police Administrative Lieutenant Mike Lewis.While it’s unconfirmed...

Bowman Breakfast celebrates City of Kent and Kent State partnership

Laina Yost April 4, 2018

Leaders from the City of Kent and Kent State met for breakfast Wednesday morning with a panel to discuss university and town relations.The Facilities Master Plan was the main focus of the meeting. President...

Students at Theodore Roosevelt High School stand outside as part of a national school walk out March 14 in response to gun violence and in remembrance of those killed in Parkland, FL.

Students withstand freezing weather to protest gun violence

Austin Mariasy March 14, 2018

Hundreds of students at Theodore Roosevelt High School in Kent participated in a walkout along with other schools across the country Wednesday.The demonstration was in response to a school shooting in...

College students party on University Drive during Fake Patty’s Day Saturday, March 11, 2017. The Kent State tradition “Fake Patty’s Day” takes place the week before St. Patrick’s Day to allow an entire Saturday to party.

Local law enforcement prepare for two potential St. Patrick’s Day parties

David Williams March 9, 2018

Kent City Police and KSUPD are both preparing for an interesting St. Patrick’s Day situation this year. Both Fake Patty’s Day and St. Patrick’s Day fall on a Saturday, raising the possibility of...

Kent Police resolve standoff situation

Kaylee Peterson May 28, 2017

Kent City Police engaged in a standoff situation this afternoon after attempting to serve a felony warrant.According to Lt. Mike Lewis, Kent officers attempted to serve a felony warrant on 28-year-old,...

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