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Kent Wired

The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2

Kent Wired

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...

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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...

Phase 1C eligibility. 

Vaccination phases 1C and 2 in effect

Alexandra Golden Reporter March 5, 2021

On March 4, Ohio’s vaccination plan phases 1C and 2 went into effect. Phase 1C includes approximately 246,000 eligible Ohioans with certain medical conditions not addressed in previous phases and those...

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,...

Ohio vaccine phases infographic

COVID-19 vaccine distribution underway across Portage County and Ohio

Ian Jameson Reporter February 10, 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...

GASCOYNE, ND - OCTOBER 14: Miles of unused pipe, prepared for the proposed Keystone XL pipeline, sit in a lot on October 14, 2014 outside Gascoyne, North Dakota. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

From Keystone XL to Paris Agreement, Joe Biden signals a shift away from fossil fuels

Matt Egan, CNN Business January 20, 2021

(CNN) -- America's energy policy is getting an extreme makeover.President Joe Biden is wasting no time undoing the Trump administration's efforts to prop up fossil fuels and deny the existence of...

CDC will decrease coronavirus quarantine time from 14 to 7-10 days. This image shows a traffic sign reading, quarantine for 14 days above a road in Brooklyn on October 25, 2020 in New York City.

CDC will decrease coronavirus quarantine time from 14 to 7-10 days

Jeremy Diamond, CNN December 2, 2020

 (CNN) -- The Director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Dr. Robert Redfield, informed Vice President Mike Pence and White House Coronavirus Task Force members on Tuesday that the...

Results from a survey conducted April 29-May 5, 2020 by Pew Research Center.

The COVID-19 vaccine and its potential impact on college students

Megan Medfisch Reporter November 24, 2020

An end to social distancing may be in sight with the development of a COVID-19 vaccine, but it will depend on how many people choose to be vaccinated.Two companies, Moderna and Pfizer, are in Phase 3 trials,...

Lines of students extended near Risman Dr. on Kent State’s campus. Photo by Mason Lawlor.

Kent State holds open COVID-19 testing Sunday before uncertain Thanksgiving holiday

Mason Lawlor Reporter November 16, 2020

Kent State University hosted free, on-site COVID-19 testing on Sunday in the Kent Student Center Ballroom. Both students and local residents waited hours to get tested, with lines stretching from the university’s...

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine. 

DeWine addresses the state, makes three additions to the statewide mask mandate

Gina Butkovich Managing editor November 11, 2020

Governor Mike DeWine made three additions to the statewide mask mandate in an address to Ohioans on Wednesday.  In addition to encouraging anyone leaving their house to wear a mask, DeWine said every...

Kent City Council meets virtually Wednesday, Oct. 7.

Kent city council committee passes ordinance prohibiting mass gatherings of more than 10

Becca Sagaris Reporter October 9, 2020

The Kent City Council Committee voted to implement an ordinance to prohibit mass gatherings of more than 10 people during their monthly city council committee meeting Wednesday evening.The meeting started...

Gov. Mike DeWine announced Portage County is now in a COVID-19 Level 3 Red status, which indicates very high exposure and spread of the virus. 

Blame goes to Kent State students for rise in Portage County’s COVID-19 level

Sara Crawford Opinions Editor September 22, 2020

Blame for Portage County’s rise to a COVID-19 Level 3 Red status on September 17 is being laid squarely at the feet of Kent State students who live and play off campus, including some in fraternities...

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