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The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2


The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2


A man armed with a machete was shot and killed by Kent Police on Dec. 17. Four Kent Police officers who were placed on administrative leave during the investigation have since returned to duty.

Independent investigation wraps up involving four Kent City Police officers

Neville Hardman April 11, 2016

An independent investigation has been completed after four Kent Police officers were involved in the fatal shooting of Douglas Yon, a 25-year-old who charged at them with a machete on Dec. 17.Portage County...

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Woman hit on East Main Street after car fails to yield

Neville Hardman October 28, 2015

A car hit a female pedestrian Wednesday afternoon when a driver failed to yield turning left from South Lincoln Street onto East Main Street.The pedestrian had the right to cross Main Street when she was...

Ashleigh Roederer, a Green Sash, of the Green Dragon Kung-Fu Club, performs a routine for the students. Aug 30, 2015.

BlastOff celebrates start of school year

Neville Hardman August 30, 2015

As Welcome Weekend began wrapping up, hundreds of students gathered Sunday evening for BlastOff on the Student Green and in Risman Plaza.Tables lined the area, creating crowds of students and activities...


Five student holidays worth staying on campus for

Neville Hardman August 28, 2015

1. Halloween Parties line College Ave. and University Dr. as the sidewalks flood with costumed students. Ashton Wade, a junior American Sign Language major, said her first Kent Halloween was cut short...

Kent State reacts to marriage equality

Neville Hardman July 30, 2015

On June 26, the Supreme Court determined marriage equality was the law of the land in a 5-4 ruling, and Portage County Public Records subsequently made changes to marriage licenses. The license, previously...

Kent State student to speak in front of Congress

Neville Hardman July 28, 2015

Keri Richmond, a Kent State student, will speak in front of Congress about child welfare laws on Tuesday.Richmond, a sophomore public relations major, has been interning in Washington, D.C. as a member...

Sights and Sounds: Kent Blues Festival

Neville Hardman July 20, 2015

Music poured from downtown Kent on Friday evening as the seventh annual Blues Festival stretched into the early hours of the night.Line at Venice CafeBobby DiMauro, 62, waited in an expanding line with...

Kent/Blossom comedy opera premieres this weekend

Neville Hardman July 16, 2015

A short one-act comedy opera will take place Saturday at 3 p.m. in Ludwig Recital Hall as part of the Kent/Blossom Music Festival.The opera features six characters singing in Italian and exchanging dialogue...

Daydream performs at the Ohio Music Shop during the Kent Blues Fest on July 18, 2014.

Blues Fest to take over downtown Kent on Friday

Neville Hardman July 16, 2015

More than 25 artists will play at various venues for free on Friday as part of downtown Kent's Blues Fest.Ray Flanagan & The Authorities will play at Tree City Coffee & Pastry from 8 to 10 p.m....

Kent/Blossom Music Festival puts on summer concert series

Neville Hardman July 14, 2015

The Kent/Blossom Music Festival began putting on a series of instrumental concerts that will continue until Aug. 1. The series features faculty and student concerts, as well as two performances at Blossom...

The crowd downtown during Kent Heritage Festival 2015

Heritage Festival marks 20 years of community

Neville Hardman July 6, 2015

Thousands flooded downtown Kent on Saturday to celebrate the 20th annual Heritage Festival, or to many locals, Kent Fest.Locals enjoyed the many booths lining the streets as well as food and three stages...

Kent State graduate student wins Miss Ohio

Neville Hardman July 2, 2015

It was Sarah Hider’s last chance to enter Miss Ohio before the 24-year-old exceeded the age limit. Hider, a graduate student studying public administration, was crowned Miss Ohio on June 20 and will...

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