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Angel Fischer, pictured in the blue cape and mask, takes her kids trick or treating in the downtown Kent halloween festivities on Friday, Oct. 29.

A rainy day in Kent can’t stop community trick-or-treaters

Kayla Polansky Reporter October 29, 2021

Main Street Kent brought the spirit of Halloween to its local businesses, along with candy and trick-or-treaters. Local businesses gathered together Friday with Main Street Kent to host Family Friendly...

Portage County Solid Waste Management District 4 (recycling)

Kelly Krabill September 15, 2021

While illegal dumping has forced some towns to shut down its drop off location, curbside pickup has not been offered to residents who want the service. Dawn Collins, acting director of the Portage County...

Four candles, representing the four students that died, sit on the Victory Bell, along with a black flag for recently passed Alan Canfora. 

51 years and counting: People gather to commemorate May 4, 1970

For the past 51 years, people have continued to gather to remember those who were killed and wounded during the Kent State shootings on May 4, 1970. Although the official commemoration was hosted virtually,...

Students at Save Lives chalk walk. (From right to left) Maura Reali, SMFHS student; McKenna Dunn, SMFHS student; Gabriel Goding, Kent State psychology major; Madi Dunn, SMFHS student; and Rheagan Gabanyie, SMFHS student.

Downtown Kent gets covered in chalk for Students Save Lives chalk walk

Chloe Zofchak Reporter April 25, 2021

Colorful pictures and powerful messages found themselves all over the sidewalk in Downtown Kent Sunday morning to raise awareness for suicide prevention. Beginning at 9 a.m., Julia Hallgren, a local high...

Women’s golf wins second consecutive tournament

Pilar Lewis Sports Reporter April 20, 2021

“You guys are the unofficial Big Ten champions,” friends of Kent State women’s golf coach Lisa Strom told her after her team won the Indiana Invitational this weekend in Bloomington, Indiana.The...

Britains Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh attends the Presentation Reception for The Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award holders in the gardens at the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh on July 6, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / Jane Barlow (Photo credit should read JANE BARLOW/AFP via Getty Images)

Prince Philip, longtime consort to Queen Elizabeth II, dies at 99

(CNN) -- The most famous family on earth is mourning the loss of its patriarch.Prince Philip, the husband of British monarch Queen Elizabeth II, has died, Buckingham Palace has announced. He was 99.The Duke...

Water Street Tavern.

The deal with downtown Kent: How local restaurants are adjusting to COVID-19

Morgan McGrath Reporter February 11, 2021

As we approach the one year anniversary of COVID-19’s appearance in the U.S., colleges across the country are continuously making necessary implementations of social distancing and online learning in...

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Downtown Kent to hold Story Walk through Halloween for local families

Mason Lawlor Reporter October 15, 2020

A children’s book becomes interactive as Main Street Kent kicks off its second annual “Story Walk” today and continues through Oct. 31.  Cleveland-born author Dav Pilkey’s new book, “The Hallo-Wiener,”...

Local coffee shops brew seasonal drinks

Nathaniel Harvey November 9, 2016

Two local Kent coffee shops, Scribbles Coffee Company and Tree City Coffee and Pastry, see an increase in sales come fall and seasonal drinks.“Fall is the busiest time of year for us. We really focus...

Insomnia Cookies. April 6. 2015.

Best Dessert: Insomnia Cookies

Payton Moore April 7, 2015

Insomnia CookiesFor those with an insatiable craving of M&M cookies at 2 a.m., fear not, for Insomnia Cookies will deliver. Literally. The top dessert in Kent goes to Insomnia for its hot, gooey and...

Starbuck’s new featured drink is a flat white coffee. The drink is steamed milk over a single or double shot of expresso.

‘Flat White’ coffee starts strong, finishes sweet

Jamie Brian February 10, 2015

One sip and a flat white coffee goes down smooth, numbing taste buds with two shots of espresso. The velvety texture of the steamed milk gives it a gentle feel, but it has a more intense flavor than a...

Kent Blue Fest to feature local musical talents

Jenna Francis July 17, 2014

The sixth annual Kent Blues Fest will offer 23 different venues with free, live blues music on July 18 and a concert at Kent Stage on July 19.This year the Kent Blues Fest will feature a variety of different...

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