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The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2


Trump’s pick Bernie Moreno will win GOP primary in Ohio to take on Sen. Sherrod Brown, CNN projects

Simone Pathe, CNN March 20, 2024

CNN -- Bernie Moreno will win the Republican Senate primary in Ohio, CNN projects, a victory for presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump, who had endorsed the Cleveland...

Graduate student Chris Payton Jr. scores a dunk during the game against Miami University on Jan. 30, 2024.

Preview: Men’s basketball MAC Tournament

Demetri Manousos, Reporter March 13, 2024

Once again, it is March, which means it is time for conference tournaments, and tickets to March Madness will be punched.  In each conference, the conference tournament champion receives an automatic...

Before tipoff, the student section lights up the Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center with their cellphones and pass the giant banner welcoming the basketball team before the Akron game on Jan. 19, 2024.

Preview: Women’s basketball MAC Tournament

Demetri Manousos, Reporter March 12, 2024

As is true for the men, winning the Mid-American Conference tournament is the only way for a MAC women’s team to punch its ticket to March Madness. The Toledo Basketball program completed the regular...

Ohio police used flash-bangs during raid of home with toddler on a ventilator inside, body camera footage shows

Sara Smart and Dave Alsup, CNN January 17, 2024

CNN -- Police in Elyria, Ohio, deployed exploding flash-bangs while raiding a home last week while a toddler on a ventilator was inside, newly released body-worn camera footage shows, and the mother says...

Shooter wounds 4 at Walmart near Dayton, Ohio, before dying of self-inflicted gunshot wound, police say

Melissa Alonso and Artemis Moshtaghian, CNN November 21, 2023

  CNN -- Four people were wounded after a shooter opened fire at a Walmart near Dayton, Ohio, before taking his own life Monday night, authorities said. The suspect, described...

Scene of the fatal five-vehicle crash Tuesday morning on Interstate 70 near Columbus, Ohio.

Six people heading to a school band performance killed – including 3 students – in multivehicle crash on I-70 in Ohio

Three teenage students in a coach bus heading to a band performance and two parent chaperones and a teacher in an SUV were killed Tuesday morning in a fiery, five-vehicle wreck on Interstate 70 in central...

Abortion rights advocates look to replicate Ohio success with more ballot initiatives in 2024

Arit John, CNN November 9, 2023

CNN -- Abortion rights advocates have now racked up seven consecutive wins since the fall of Roe v. Wade when voters have weighed in directly on reproductive rights. Next year, they’re hoping...

A yard sign in support of voting yes on Issue 1 in this Novembers Election.

Issue 1 in Ohio passes, allowing for greater reproductive rights

Adriana Gasiewski, Staff Reporter November 8, 2023

As a result of the Nov. 7 election, Issue 1 passed, allowing legal abortions past the six-week ban and access to miscarriage care, contraceptives and fertility treatment. The League of Women Voters...

Medical marijuana products on display at Bliss Ohio, located at 331 E. Main St.

Ohio votes to legalize marijuana

Alton Northup, Staff Reporter November 8, 2023

Voters approved a ballot proposal legalizing recreational marijuana Tuesday. The passage of Issue 2, which permits adults age 21 and older to use, purchase and grow marijuana, makes Ohio the 24th state...

How Ohio’s special election predicted the future of abortion in the state

Annette Choi, CNN November 8, 2023

CNN— Ohio on Tuesday night became the latest state to protect reproductive rights in its state constitution — joining California, Vermont and Michigan. It is the first and only state under full Republican...

Kent States soccer team faces Northern Illinois on Oct. 15, 2023.

Soccer falls in MAC championship, ending playoff run

Matt Franos, Reporter November 6, 2023

After defeating Northern Illinois and Eastern Michigan, two teams the Kent State soccer team previously lost to, in the opening rounds of the Mid-American Conference Tournament, the Flashes set their eyes...

Redshirt junior quarterback Michael Alaimo throws a pass while freshman offensive lineman Andrew Page keeps Buffalo defensive lineman Daishon Folsom off his quarterback during the Kent State vs. Buffalo football game on Oct. 21, 2023.

State of the MAC: Football sits last in the East

Demetri Manousos, Reporter October 28, 2023

Mid-American Conference football play has been intriguing this season, as teams are 4-17 against Power 5 opponents, and more than half are .500 or better in conference games. With conference play beginning,...

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