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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine tested negative for COVID-19 on Thursday after testing positive earlier in the day before he was to meet with President Donald Trump, according to a statement from his office.

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(CNN) -- SpaceX's Crew Dragon spacecraft — carrying NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley — splashed down into the Gulf of Mexico on Sunday, marking a safe end to an historic two-month mission and paving the way for the United States to once again become a world leader in human s…

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Main Street Kent is encouraging community members to support small, locally owned business in Kent with the new Locals Love Local campaign, announced in a press release Friday. 

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio House ousted its Republican speaker as the chamber’s top leader in a historic, unanimous and bipartisan vote Thursday after he was charged in an alleged $60 million bribery scheme.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Fending off accusations of stifling competition, four Big Tech CEOs — Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, Sundar Pichai of Google and Tim Cook of Apple — are answering for their companies’ practices before Congress as a House panel caps its yearlong investigati…

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General William Barr defended the aggressive federal law enforcement response to civil unrest in America as he testified for the first time before the House Judiciary Committee, pushing back against angry, skeptical Democrats who said President Donald Trump’s admin…

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Day cares can return to normal staffing ratios, but county fairs will be reduced to junior fairs featuring livestock competitions for children and teens, without the usual rides, games and grandstand events, Gov. Mike DeWine announced Tuesday in his latest updates about…

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AP -- The biggest test yet of an experimental COVID-19 vaccine got underway Monday with the first of some 30,000 Americans rolling up their sleeves to receive shots created by the U.S. government as part of the all-out global race to stop the outbreak.

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A nuclear plant bailout law should remain in place, Republican Gov. Mike DeWine said Wednesday, even as a bribery scandal involving one of the state’s most powerful lawmakers unfolded over the law’s passage and both Democratic and GOP lawmakers called for its repeal.

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The powerful Republican speaker of the Ohio House and four other people were arrested Tuesday in a $60 million federal bribery investigation, a person briefed on the matter said, as the FBI raided the legislative leader's rural farm.

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Main Street Kent and the City of Kent have worked together for the past several weeks to

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Early during the coronavirus outbreak, Ohio's Republican governor appeared prophetic with his decisive steps to ban spectators from a sports expo, shut down all schools before any other state and put a stop to the presidential primary.

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While recent college graduates deal with a limited number of career options during the pandemic, current students may be looking to adjust their path for employment. The current recession leaves many forced to survive on unemployment.

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After the breakout of Covid-19, the government issued stimulus checks to aid citizens financially. Along with the stimulus check, government assistance through unemployment became a source of income for many. Some students qualified for receiving the check while others did not. The 2020 stim…

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Before COVID-19, people were most concerned with the winter’s annual cold and flu season. Richard Morgan, a Portage county local and art teacher at Crestwood Middle School, was no stranger to the occasional seasonal cold. 

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With COVID-19 still spreading throughout the world, fall semester courses will be delivered in a variety of ways — some completely online, some partially online and others with faculty on-campus while students attend both in-person and remotely. To accommodate these needs, the Reopening Comm…

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2020 graduates Tim Rooney and Maria Cegledy are the winners of the Bob James Memorial Scholarship Award. The scholarship award recognizes one female and one male student-athlete that have achieved a minimum grade point average of a 3.50 and have displayed good character, leadership and citiz…

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Wednesday, July 1 was the first night of five concert rebroadcasting series hosted by the Kent Blossom Music Festival (KBMF). The KBMF is a concert series usually put on by students of the festival that are participating in a five-week long training program. The festival focuses on practicin…

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The uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the ongoing protests for racial justice, concern for how the economic recession will affect businesses, families, and communities, and the overwhelming amount of misinformation circulating online about everything from vaccines to voting alread…

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Inspired by the recent surge in support for the Black Lives Matter movement, Kent State’s Black Theatre Association created a petition to ensure equal representation and opportunity for students of color within the School of Theatre and Dance. 

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Amoaba Gooden, who has a doctorate in African-American Studies from Temple University, was recently appointed Interim Vice President of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Kent State. KentWired sat down with her to talk about her new position and plans for the future. 

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Steven Schrum sat in his room in Reisterstown, Maryland, surrounded by miniature model professional stadiums, tinkering with his Madden 2001 lineup. With a PlayStation controller in hand, Schrum served as the architect of his favorite team — the St. Louis Rams. 

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On Wednesday, May 6, Mark Polatajko, senior vice president for finance and administration, sent an email to Kent State faculty and staff regarding budget planning for fiscal year 2021 to counter the financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and evaluate the university’s financial future. 

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(CNN) -- Every year, every story about Cinco de Mayo is required to point out that no, this is not Mexico's Independence Day (that's September 16).

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As Kent State University works to remember May 4 and the lives lost, Students of a Democratic Society [SDS] works toward not only remembering what happened 50 years ago, but the student activism that was present at the time.

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The coronavirus pandemic caused Kent State and universities alike to switch their face-to-face classes to an online format, which would not have been possible without the likes of Jay Frye and the IT department at Kent State.

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After the events of May 4, 1970, Kent State students were ordered to leave campus. They were told to gather as many of their belongings as possible and quickly evacuate. They left in droves - catching the next bus out, carpooling or even hitchhiking on the highway.

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With the coronavirus pandemic and social distancing measures in place, in-person commencement ceremonies have been postponed as schools across the country wait for further instruction or develop a way to celebrate graduation safely. While they still hope to have an in-person ceremony when it…

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy shrank at a 4.8% annual rate last quarter as the coronavirus pandemic shut down much of the country and began triggering a recession that will end the longest expansion on record.

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TV2 anchor Chris Abreu delivers your Wednesday's top headlines, including Ohio primary election results and changes to facemask requirements.

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TV2 anchor Connor Steffen delivers your Tuesday's top stories, including precautions being taken by the City of Kent and a report from Nadine Battah on Ohio's primary election.

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Kent State University President Todd Diacon announced Monday that the university will make a 20% cut to its budget for the 2021 fiscal year that will include salary reductions for staff, along with layoffs and job abolishments. 

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With COVID-19 cases on the rise, people are working to protect themselves from the virus. From wearing face masks to social distancing, stopping the spread of this virus is on everyone’s mind. But false information could be causing people to worry for no reason, like the idea that you can ge…

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As the 50th Commemoration of May 4 transitions completely online, one event already fits the bill. The one-hour radio special, based on the “May 4th Voices: Kent State 1970” play scripted by David Hassler, director of the Wick Poetry Center, gives various perspectives from those affected by …

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The Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps, or ROTC, is a college program for pre-commissioned officer training and education that students are able to join. Being in this program, they are able to prepare to be officers in the Army when they graduate, but before that, they can choose whether…

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TV2 anchor Gianna DaPra delivers your top headlines this Wednesday, including 2 COVID-19 deaths at a local nursing home and a new stimulus package approved by the Senate.

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Kent’s Haymaker Market is growing in popularity as the weeks of social distancing roll on. Due to the pandemic, it is no longer the typical indoor/outdoor market. However, customers are encouraged to continue to shop locally with the new Haymaker Market drive-thru located on Franklin Ave. be…

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(CNN) -- More than 97% of the U.S. population is under a stay-at-home or shelter-in-place order as the coronavirus pandemic continues to upend life as we know it. But worries for the economy -- and people's mental health -- are raising the question: When will things go back to normal?

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Companies with thousands of employees, past penalties from government investigations and risks of financial failure even before the coronavirus walloped the economy were among those receiving millions of dollars from a relief fund that Congress created to help small businesses through the cr…

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(CNN) -- A gunman has killed at least 10 people in Novia Scotia, including at least one Mountie, in a shooting rampage before he was taken into custody after a manhunt, according to a Canadian law enforcement official.

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Three weeks ago a hairdresser walked into her friend’s office and said “let’s make masks,” and since then three women have made over 400 masks. 

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As schools and businesses close down due to the coronavirus pandemic, Kent State has announced through an email to students, faculty and staff that the May 4 50th commemoration will be entirely virtual. 

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TV2 anchor Jacob Gajda delivers your Friday's top headlines, including new plans for the May 4 50th Commemoration and President Trump's plans to reopen the country.

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The coronavirus pandemic has forced regular gym goers to switch up their routines with home workouts.