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Kent Wired

The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2

Kent Wired

The dining area provided at The Haven. Feb. 14, 2022

Local homeless shelter expects to serve community after years of delays

Taylor Haydu Reporter February 15, 2022

After seven years of delay because of funding, The Haven of Portage County expects to open its doors soon.“It started in 2015,” said Anne Marie Noble, the executive director. “What we thought was...

Reed Memorial Library in Ravenna.

Reed Memorial Library offers ‘Food Fridays’ to the community

Izzy Stewart Reporter June 30, 2021

Local food trucks gather for weekly Food Fridays at the Reed Memorial Library in Ravenna. Food Fridays happen each Friday until the end of August from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event has different local...

Family members and guests were encouraged to stand with their graduates and congratulate them before receiving their diplomas on May 13, 2021.

Class of 2021 reflects on Kent State, COVID experiences as in-person commencement ceremonies resume

Editor's Note: The following story has been updated to include photographs of graduates Gianna DaPra and Jordan Bigelow. High fives were exchanged and excited cheers rang through Centennial Court Green...


Go with the flow: A herstory of menstrual equity advocacy at Kent State University

Brianna Camp Reporter May 11, 2021

Chapter 1: Cassie“Period poverty is not a “women’s issue,” it is a human’s issue. Because without periods there wouldn’t be people, right?” Cassandra Pegg-Kirby stands in her kitchen, cleaning...

Volunteers organizing clothing at the Community Clothing Center.

Community Clothing Center temporarily allows two visits in a month for free clothing

Anthony Elder March 25, 2021

Beginning in February, the Community Clothing Center in Ravenna increased the number of times people can visit to twice per month. The center provides free clothing and household items. Donations to the...

According to the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness, homelessness in Ohio has increased by 1,478 people from 2014 to 2019.

How COVID-19 has affected Kent’s homeless community

COVID-19 has changed homeless services and has caused people to pay more attention to the homeless community in Kent and Ravenna.According to there were 10,345 homeless people in Ohio...

Early voting in Ohio: What you need to know to cast a ballot

Maria McGinnis Features editor October 31, 2020

With Election Day less than a week away, time is ticking for voters to carry out their voting plans and make sure their ballots are cast correctly and on time.Registered Ohioans have three options to cast...

A sample ballot for the Ohio primary election. 

Updates in Ohio’s primary election: How to get an absentee ballot and still vote

Jenna Borthwick TV2 news director March 28, 2020

The Ohio General Assembly approved a plan Wednesday to extend absentee voting for the 2020 primary election until April 28 and eliminate most in-person voting.Lawmakers overruled Secretary of State Frank...

Freshmen construction management major Art Schuessler drills a stud in a wall at the Haven of Portage County. 

Kent State volunteers build a home for Ravenna’s homeless

Michael Indriolo February 11, 2019

Kent State construction management students grabbed hand saws, hammers and levels as they renovated a soon-to-be homeless shelter’s housing unit Saturday.Located on the border of Kent and Ravenna, the...

Kent, Ravenna come together for Irma supply drive

Devon Recktenwald September 28, 2017

Hoping to provide aid to Hurricane Irma victims, Kent State is partnering with organizations in Kent and Ravenna for the Kent State University and Community Partners Hurricane Relief Supply Drive spanning...

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