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Kent Wired

A public meeting was held Thursday evening to discuss the East Main Street traffic circle construction project. Superintendent of the city of Kent’s engineering department, James Bowling, led the meeting.

Traffic safety will increase with more roundabouts in Kent, East Main Street project

Lucy Connolly Reporter September 17, 2021

A public meeting was held at the Kent State Student Center Thursday evening to discuss construction plans for safer and less congested traffic toward East Main Street.James Bowling, superintendent of the...

Mental Health KSU

Mental health resources offered at regional campus Kent State Stark

Sam Wright Reporter June 22, 2021

Mental health services at Kent State Stark will be offered for free: online or in-person, starting fall 2021. The services offered for mental health are located in the Campus Center. According to the...

Kent Running2bWell group.

Running2bWell resumes outdoor in-person meetups, regaining participation

Anthony Elder Reporter May 2, 2021

Running2bWell resumed in-person meetups on March 15. The return follows several months of Zoom meetings and lowered participation. Now, the organization sees many people returning and operates similarly...

Ohio vaccine phases infographic

Portage County preps for vaccine distribution in K-12 schools

Rachel Gross TV2 reporter February 11, 2021

Portage County is continuing to roll out vaccines to the Tier 1B group in Ohio’s vaccination efforts against COVID-19. Beginning Monday, K-12 school personnel in Portage County will be able to receive...

Portage County Level 4

Portage County rises to COVID-19 Level 4 Purple status

Gina Butkovich Lauren Sasala December 3, 2020

Portage County has moved to Level 4 ‘Purple’ status. Level 4 is the highest risk level and represents significant spread and exposure of COVID-19. Level 4, or Purple, is the highest level of the four-tier,...

Multi-instrumentalist Angie Haze, along with Chris Dudley (left), perform as part of a nine-piece ensemble called The Angie Haze Project, which features guitar, bass, violin, saxophone, accordion, and more.

Local musicians looking to lift spirits with virtual holiday concert

Mason Lawlor Reporter November 25, 2020

Main Street Kent is trying to fill the local entertainment gaps left by COVID-19 this holiday season. This week it has debuted “Home for this Holiday,” a festive, 18-song virtual show featuring local...

Rep. Tim Ryan of Ohio’s 13th Congressional District. 

Kent State students conflicted about reelected congressman Tim Ryan

Mason Lawlor Reporter November 12, 2020

Rep. Tim Ryan won reelection in Ohio’s 13th district congressional last Tuesday. Ryan defeated Republican challenger Christina Hagan, a former member of the Ohio House of Representatives.  Ohio’s...

Kent State Stark goes global to create friendships

Jessica Cobb Regionals/Teaching reporter September 18, 2020

High school students will have the opportunity to deepen social bonds, develop intellectual networking, and heighten awareness of global issues at the International Friends Conversation Partner Program...

Ohio is one of 10 states, mainly in the Rust Belt, likely to lose seats in the House of Representatives following the 2020 Census next month, according to projections by The Kent Stater. Seven states are expected to gain districts, led by Texas with three added seats and Florida with two.

Projections show Ohio likely to lose House seats following 2020 Census

Editor’s note: This story is the work of Kent State’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication’s Interviewing and Data class. Ohio is one of 10 states — mainly across the Rust Belt —...

Traci Person, regional field manager for Planned Parenthood, commences the march that turned into a stationary rally due to the weather. Jan. 18 2020

Weather doesn’t deter Akron Women’s March

Jay Shah, reporter January 20, 2020

The second annual Akron Women’s March began on Jan. 18 with a snow storm. Freezing temperatures forced the march to be moved indoors.Musica, a local business managed by  Jenn Kidd, was chosen as the...

A file photo shows OxyContin pills at a pharmacy in Vermont.

Opioid maker Purdue Pharma is in talks to settle thousands of suits that claim it fed a deadly national drug epidemic

Updated: 28 AUG 19 07:54 ET    (CNN) -- Purdue Pharma is involved in talks to settle thousands of federal and state lawsuits that accuse it of fueling the nation's opioid epidemic, the company confirmed...

Two bins a part of Bright Star Books childrens book drive located in the foyer of the Kent State Library on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018. 

Bright Star Books to hold book drive for children in Kent State Library

Anna Smith October 16, 2018

A book drive put on by Bright Star Books encourages Kent State students to donate children’s books to go to children in need in the greater Akron area.The drive started Sunday at 9:00 a.m. and ends Oct....

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