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The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2

Kent Wired

Los Angeles Lakers LeBron James reacts to celebrities in the front row as he plays in the first half of the NBA All-Star basketball game, Sunday, Feb. 20, 2022, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

LeBron wins big for Kent State I Promise Scholars

Jimmy Oswald, Sports Editor February 21, 2022

LeBron James stepped back and sank a basket that not only won the 2022 NBA All-Star game for Team LeBron, but earned $450,000 for the Kent State I Promise Scholars Program. The game, held in Cleveland,...

The HiHo Brewing Company, opened in 2017 by husband-and-wife co-owners Ali and Jon Hovan. The couple is from Hudson but lived in Denver from 2007 to 2015 during the peak of the craft-brewery trend. They eventually carried the Colorado craft-brewery trend to their new home in Cuyahoga Falls.

Behind the brew: The women behind Northeast Ohio’s breweries

Zach Shepherd Reporter February 14, 2022

On February 1, the Pheonix Brewing Company in Mansfield, Ohio opened its doors to women from 12 breweries and organizations, all from central and northern Ohio. Together, the women started the 3-week...

Will Matthews stands outside of the Southern Comfort Food Truck. The 2019 Kent graduate wanted to bring food to Kents campus that reflected the food he ate back home. 

Southern Comfort Kitchen: bringing New Orleans style food to Kent on wheels

Isabella Schreck Reporter February 6, 2022

Coming from New Orleans, Will Matthews, Kent State 2019 graduate, saw very little food options that mirrored the meals he was used to eating back home.So, he realized he needed to bring the south to Northeast...

The Visit Healthcare testing center at Eastway is one of several walkup COVID-19 testing centers on campus. Feb. 4, 2022.

Kent State to freeze registration of students not in compliance with vaccine mandate

Owen MacMillan Digital Content Manager February 5, 2022

Starting next semester, Kent State University will place a registration hold on any student who has not been fully vaccinated or been granted an exemption.The university’s vaccine mandate has been in...

A university vehicle parks near the library during the campus closure on Thursday, Feb. 3, 2022. The university announced Thursday evening the closure would extend through Friday, Feb. 4, 2022 due to severe weather conditions. 

Kent State extends campus closure through Friday

Owen MacMillan Digital Content Manager February 3, 2022

All Kent State University campuses will remain closed Friday due to winter storm Landon.The university announced in an email Wednesday night that campus would be closed Thursday, and an advisory sent around...

Signet Real Estate Group is among the firms seeking a contract to develop community housing on Kent State property. The image shows a student residence hall Signet built at Delta State University in Mississippi.

Three developers are in the running to build Kent State’s proposed ‘village’

Three developers from Northeast Ohio and Pittsburgh are currently working on concept proposals for Kent State’s proposed intergenerational village project, the university announced in an email to Kent...

Students take shelter in the basement of Franklin Hall Thursday following a tornado warning issued by the National Weather Service on Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021. 

National Weather Service issues tornado warning for Portage county, students seek shelter

Kent State students were advised to seek shelter following a tornado warning for Portage County and several other Northeast Ohio counties issued by the National Weather Service Thursday.The warning has...

The Kent State Board of Trustees at their Wednesday meeting.  

WKSU, Ideastream merger approved by Kent State Board of Trustees

Kent State’s NPR-affiliated radio station WKSU will be operated by Cleveland-based Ideastream Public Media beginning Oct. 1, 2021. The board approved the management transfer as part of a public service...

WKSU is Kent State Universitys NPR-affiliated radio station. The Board of Trustees is expected to vote on the merger of WKSU with Clevelands Ideastream following its upcoming meeting Wednesday. 

Kent State trustees expected to vote on WKSU ‘merger’ with Ideastream next week

Emma Andrus Reporter Lyndsey Brennan Reporter, The Portager September 9, 2021

UPDATE: The agenda for tomorrow’s Kent State Board of Trustees meeting confirms the board will vote on whether to transfer management of WKSU, Kent State’s NPR-affiliated station, to Cleveland’s...

Lordstown Motors, unveils their new electric pickup truck Endurance in Lordstown, Ohio, on October 15, 2020. The old GM factory has been acquired by Lordstown Motors, an electric truck startup. - Workers at the General Motors factory in Lordstown, Ohio, listened when US President Donald Trump said companies would soon be booming. But two years after that 2017 speech, the plant closed. GMs shuttering of the factory was a blow to the Mahoning Valley region of the swing state crucial to the November 3 presidential election, which has dealt with a declining manufacturing industry for decades and, like all parts of the US, is now menaced by the coronavirus. (Photo by MEGAN JELINGER / AFP) (Photo by MEGAN JELINGER/AFP via Getty Images)

Electric truck startup Lordstown Motors warns it may go out of business

Chris Isidore, CNN Business June 9, 2021

(CNN) -- Lordstown Motors, the startup electric truck maker, warned Tuesday it is close to running out of cash and may be forced out of business in the next year.The news, which sent Lordstown shares down...

Carnaby Street Style announced their closing on Instagram.

Changes to Downtown Kent 2020-2021

Chloe Zofchak Reporter April 28, 2021

Kent is known for being the college town with a tight-knit community of students, families, businesses and more. People come from near and far towns to enjoy the scenery and frequent social events Kent...

Brianne Tierney has been head coach of the Kent State women’s lacrosse team since the program was launched in 2016.

The halo effect: Building a lacrosse hotbed from scratch

Owen MacMIllan Sports Reporter April 22, 2021

The inaugural season of the Mid-American Conference’s women’s lacrosse league is approaching an end, marking a huge step forward for the spread of women’s lacrosse in the Midwest.Lacrosse is traditionally...

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