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Rising postage rates and stamps accessibility ahead of March primary election

Sydney Brown, TV2 Reporter February 15, 2024

"Sealed and delivered with ease" was a gray area for Kent State University when the Kent Student Center Post Office closed this year. With the closing of the Contract Postal Unit for financial reasons,...

Food security ahead of the holidays in Portage County

December 11, 2023

Local food pantries are supporting community members by bringing a little extra hope this holiday season. Kent Social Services and the Ravenna Center of Hope maximize their donations to create over...

Kent Police’s cancer fund to honor and support local people fighting cancer

Sydney Brown, TV2 Reporter November 13, 2023

Kent Police are strutting around the city with beards this month to honor one of their own. Facial hair was, at one point, against law enforcement policy. However, since starting a women's and men's...

Political Advertising ahead of election day

Sydney Brown, TV2 Reporter November 7, 2023

With Election Day here and many issues, levies and school board elections, it's hard not to notice the number of political ads throughout the course of the day, and it is important to understand the reasoning...

Kent Community Camera Program maximizes resources to limit crime

Sydney Brown, TV2 Reporter November 7, 2023

The Kent Police Department is utilizing community cameras to help fight city crime. Although Kent is a fairly safe city, according to Lt. Mike Lewis, having this program in place will hopefully discourage...

A new StoryWalk in Kent brings the library to the community

Sydney Brown, TV2 Reporter September 27, 2023

The library is now reaching more people in the community. Kent families now have an interactive story at Al Lease Park along a .7-mile trial. Both the Kent Free Library and the Parks and Recreation...

How changes to SNAP benefits impact the Kent community

April 25, 2023

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits have decreased to pre-pandemic levels in March, and Portage County residents are starting to see the effects. For years, many Ohioans have been...

Last-minute tax tips

April 17, 2023

Tax day is Tuesday. The clock is ticking for those who have not filed their taxes yet, but there are a few options if people need more time. Professor Mindy Nett, who teaches tax courses, provided...

What the new Ohio voting law means for young voters

April 10, 2023

House Bill 458 is now in effect in Ohio, and it requires all eligible voters to provide a state-issued ID. The law attempts to eliminate voter fraud but creates an extra barrier for young people to...

Earth Month festivities kick off at Kent State

April 3, 2023

It's officially April, but also Earth Month. At Kent State University, staff and students are collaborating to bring a month full of environment-conscious events. A new art gallery opened Monday...

The CAED’s newest exhibition: Refuse// Repose

March 20, 2023

The College of Architecture and Environmental Design unveiled its latest exhibition Monday night. Andrew Economos Miller, the current Schidlowski Emerging Faculty Fellow, has been working on his Refuse...

Recap of Fake Paddy’s Day celebrations in Kent

March 13, 2023

Fake Paddy's Day was celebrated Saturday in Kent, Ohio. Many people attended parties on Main St. where front lawns were filled with people dressed in green. They played beer pong and listened to music...

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