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The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2

Kent Wired

Swaths of people attend Kent States May 4 Commemoration in the memory of those who were lost.

Kent State community gathers for 52nd anniversary of May 4 shootings

Kaitlyn Finchler and Zaria Johnson May 4, 2022

Thomas Grace, a survivor whose name is synonymous with the May 4, 1970 shootings where four Kent State students lost their lives, rang the Victory Bell on the Commons below Taylor Hall in their memory...

Avery Hall, president of the May 4 Task Force, speaks at the 52nd commemoration of the May 4 shootings.

Kent community responds to 52nd May 4 commemoration

Kaitlyn Finchler and Zaria Johnson May 4, 2022

“I went over to Jeff Miller's body, I had only met Jeff two weeks prior at a party we were having at the quarry on route 43.” -- Dennis Rein, May 4 witness “[May 4] is important to me, because...

Darren Bade speaks with members of the Kent Fire Department after aiding in a rescue mission on Saturday, April 23, 2022.  Bade, an associate professor at Kent State, was kayaking on Saturday when locals alerted him to a mother and daughter drowning further down the river. Bade helped the pair find land and waited with them until the fire department arrived.

Biology professor helps save mother, child from Cuyahoga River 

Zaria Johnson and Morgan McGrath April 23, 2022
Darren Bade planned to spend his Saturday evening kayaking in the Cuyahoga River. When the Kent State biology professor approached the stretch of the river south of the West Main Street bridge in Kent, his kayaking trip turned into a rescue mission.

Kent State’s Spirit of Motherhood Program receives $100,000 grant to fund research program for Black mothers, children

Zaria Johnson, Editor-In-Chief April 18, 2022

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield funded a $100,000 grant to the university's Spirit of Motherhood program to further assist Black mothers and their children in Northeast Ohio, according to a Monday press...

Dussel Farm Fire BPD

Brimfield Fire Department responds to fire at Dussel Farm and Feed Store 

Zaria Johnson, Editor-in-chief April 4, 2022

Brimfield Fire Department responded to a report of a fire at Dussel Farm and Feed Store Saturday afternoon. Flames engulfed a large wooden red barn on the property of the Dussel Farm and Feed Store...

University officals announce spring commencement schedule, similar to that of spring 2021

Zaria Johnson, Editor-in-chief March 16, 2022

University events and protocol officials announced the commencement schedule for the spring 2022 graduating class. In-person ceremonies will be held at Manchester Field, off of Petrarca Drive adjacent...

Kent State removes weekly COVID-19 testing requirement for unvaccinated individuals

Zaria Johnson, Editor-in-chief March 15, 2022

Kent State University will no longer require weekly COVID-19 testing for unvaccinated students, faculty and staff according to a Thursday email press release from Chief University Physician Lisa Dannemiller...

University relaxes mask mandate, with masks still required in classrooms and select campus locations

Alexandra Golden and Zaria Johnson March 3, 2022

Effective immediately, masks are still required on Kent State’s campuses during scheduled classes, labs and studios. Masks will also be required at DeWeese Health Center, on PARTA buses and in the...

Snow trouble, no shovel

Alexandra Golden Assigning Editor Zaria Johnson Editor-in-Chief February 6, 2022

Of all the things on our lists of essential supplies for our first apartments -- a vacuum cleaner, oven mitts, toilet paper -- a shovel was not one of them.One of us never shoveled anything in her life,...

KentWired editors teamed up to share about how they spent their snow days.

KentWired editors find words for snow days

Zaria Johnson Editor-in-Chief Kelly Krabill Managing Editor Savannah Monks Photo Editor Kaitlyn Finchler General Assignment Editor Reegan Saunders Assigning Editor Alexandra Golden Assigning Editor February 6, 2022

As Winter Storm Landon poured several inches of snow across Kent State's campus pushing the university to close for two days of in-person classes; faculty, staff and students spent the time mostly at home....

University groundskeeper Dav Roso stands next to his university vehicle on Thursday, Feb. 3, 2022. Roso began his workday at 6 a.m. to help with the snow removal process following a 22-mile commute to campus. Although the university closed Kent State campuses on Thursday, university groundskeepers and operators were on campus to get ahead of snowfall from Winter Storm Landon.

Kent State groundskeeper gets a head start on snow removal process prior to Winter Storm Landon

Zaria Johnson Editor-in-Chief February 3, 2022

Fresh white snow dusted over newly plowed roads and parking lots Thursday morning as Kent State carts, pickup trucks and snow plows navigated the slippery conditions to get ahead of the snowfall. Kent...

Kent State President Todd Diacon

President Todd Diacon announces financial summary for upcoming fiscal year as enrollment trends downward

Zaria Johnson Editor-in-Chief October 15, 2021

Kent State’s enrollment continues to be a key factor in determining the university’s financial stability, according to an email sent by President Todd Diacon Friday to members of the Kent State community. Diacon...

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