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Freshman distance runner Baidy Ba competes at the YSU National Mid-Major Invitational in Youngstown, Ohio on Saturday, Jan. 29. 

Distance runners lead track team in early going

Austin Arnold Reporter February 4, 2022

Runners Baidy Ba and Joe Farley are off to strong starts in distance events for the Kent State track team.Both have set records and reached personal bests in KSU’s first two meets.“The distance runners...

Lordstown Motors, unveils their new electric pickup truck Endurance in Lordstown, Ohio, on October 15, 2020. The old GM factory has been acquired by Lordstown Motors, an electric truck startup. - Workers at the General Motors factory in Lordstown, Ohio, listened when US President Donald Trump said companies would soon be booming. But two years after that 2017 speech, the plant closed. GMs shuttering of the factory was a blow to the Mahoning Valley region of the swing state crucial to the November 3 presidential election, which has dealt with a declining manufacturing industry for decades and, like all parts of the US, is now menaced by the coronavirus. (Photo by MEGAN JELINGER / AFP) (Photo by MEGAN JELINGER/AFP via Getty Images)

Electric truck startup Lordstown Motors warns it may go out of business

Chris Isidore, CNN Business June 9, 2021

(CNN) -- Lordstown Motors, the startup electric truck maker, warned Tuesday it is close to running out of cash and may be forced out of business in the next year.The news, which sent Lordstown shares down...

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...

JD Eicher recording “History”

JD Eicher is Living Through “History”

Ben Pagani October 23, 2020

 JD Eicher, a singer/songwriter from Youngstown, Ohio, is using his voice as a platform for social justice.The last seven months have seen one of the largest emotional showcases in American history. It...

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 —...

Women’s track and field struggle with long jump, finish first in shot put

Amanda Levine Sports editor January 17, 2020

Junior Grace Tennant and sophomore Gabrielle Bailey finished in first and second place in the shot put event at the Youngstown Invitational Friday. It was the best rankings in the event for the Kent State...

Soccer team enters conference play 2-4-1

Dante Centofanti Sports Reporter September 22, 2019

Sept. 21 in Youngstown, the women's soccer team had their first multi goal game of the season, scoring 4 goals in a 4-2 win against the Youngstown State Penguins. The Flashes improve to a record of 2-4-1. With...

President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump enter the stage to give their speeches at the Covelli Centre in Youngstown, Ohio, on Tuesday, July 25, 2017. 

Trump returns to Youngstown, seeks support on campaign promises

Matt Poe July 26, 2017

President Donald Trump addressed a variety of his campaign pledges and the recent legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) Tuesday night in Youngstown, Ohio. First Lady Melania...

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks to supporters at Winner Aviation in Vienna, Ohio, on Monday, March 14, 2016.

Trump holds last rally in Youngstown before Ohio primary

Dana Miller March 14, 2016

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump held a rally in Vienna, Ohio near Youngstown, at Winner Aviation on Monday night, one day before the Ohio primary.Trump is tied in the Ohio primary at 33...

Richie Mulhall is a junior multimedia news major. Contact him at

Guest Columnist: Take pride in your roots

Richie Mulhall April 8, 2015

Around this time of year, college juniors and seniors scramble to find internships and hunt for jobs. And around this time of year, it never ceases to amaze me how much people bash the Buckeye state —...

Struggling Penguins narrowly edge Flashes 5-4 in third straight loss for Kent State

Richie Mulhall April 30, 2014

Rain clouds eclipsed Kent State’s campus all day Wednesday as a torrential downpour flooded the Esplanade and caused wet patches to form on the field at Schoonover Stadium.Inclement weather forced the...

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