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Kent State University and the City of Kent released guidance for Halloween this year, emphasizing to community members and students to not attend or hold mass gatherings of more than 10 people.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — After a raucous first debate led organizers to introduce a mute button, the second and final meeting between President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden was a downright civil affair.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — President Donald Trump and his Democratic rival, Joe Biden, meet on the debate stage for the second and final time Thursday night in Tennessee. The 90-minute prime-time meeting comes just 12 days before Election Day.

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New cases of COVID-19 are on the rise across Ohio and here in Portage County - TV2 reporter Jenna Gobrecht spoke with Manfred Van Dulmen, Interim Associate Provost of Kent State, to learn what could happen to campus if the county is upgraded to a Level 4 purple public health emergency.

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Wearing masks is the new norm, and it’s turned into a movement, culture and a fashion statement in less than six months. There are a multitude of different masks offered: with filters, without filters, different patterns and fabrics, as well as disposable and reusable masks. 

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"The Haunt on Strawberry Hill" is in its fifteenth year of horror - Eric Corwin of Rootstown starts preparing for the holiday in August and uses the display to not only spread Halloween cheer but to give back to his community.

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(CNN) -- Competing town halls on Thursday night will have President Donald Trump and his Democratic challenger, Joe Biden, facing tough questions from voters, but viewers at home will be forced to choose which one to watch live.

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WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Joe Biden's presidential campaign said Thursday that vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris will suspend in-person events until Monday after two people associated with the campaign tested positive for coronavirus. The campaign said Biden had no exposure, though he an…

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A total of 305 students and eight floors are currently under quarantine, with the latest date going until Oct. 21. 

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State representatives Reggie Stoltzfus (R-Paris Twp.) and Don Jones (R-Freeport) sent a letter to Kent State President Todd Diacon last week demanding the university immediately pull a textbook they said contains “highly inappropriate” pornographic material from use in a composition class ab…

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Classes moving from in-person to online is hard enough, but finding an operating system capable of handling the switch adds more pressure. Kent State already had an operating system that was ready to go at a moment’s notice.

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Katy Schormann opened up Kaitlyn Christine Co. through Instagram when quarantine hit at the end of March. It kept her hands moving through the stay-at-home months and some extra cash in her pockets, Schormann said.

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Becky Lindsey, the owner of The Pub in Kent, issued an apology on Facebook on Oct. 5 that acknowledged The Pub’s staff has not done the best they could to comply with COVID-19 requirements issued by the Kent City Health Department. Employees recognize “there are things we need to do better,”…

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On Thursday, Governor Mike DeWine redesgnated Portage County as a red level 3 public health emergency. The City of Kent is also taking new precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19 - Gianna DaPra has the details.

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Two Ohio state representatives wrote a letter to Kent State President Todd Diacon saying that a class at a branch campus for "assigning adult-oriented material" to underage students. TV2's Jenna Gobrecht spoke to one of the representatives who is condeming the university for "awarding colleg…

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In the coming week Kent State is dramatically expanding random COVID-19 testing on campus and will look to test between 400 and 450 individuals a week.

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's secretary of state adjusted his one-box-per-county restriction Monday to say counties may collect absentee ballots both at their buildings and at locations outside, an update to an order that has landed him in both state and federal court.

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Much of public life has been altered by the coronavirus pandemic and exercising the right to vote is no exception. With the general election less than two months away, voters are increasingly relying on mail-in ballots to cast their votes.Deputy director of the Portage County Board of Electi…

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With the voter registration deadline in Ohio today and the general election less than a month away, the task to increase turnout among the youth intensifies. 

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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, several changes have been made to secure polling locations and protect both poll workers and voters for the upcoming election scheduled for Nov. 3, 2020.

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As the coronavirus raises safety concerns for in-person voting, the number of mail-in ballot applications in Portage County have doubled compared to previous years.  

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(CNN) -- White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany has tested positive for Covid-19, she tweeted in a statement Monday morning. McEnany emphasized that she had previously tested negatively "consistently" and is experiencing no symptoms.

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Despite only playing at quarterback since his freshman year of high school, Drew Allar picked up the position quickly and has drawn the attention of many Division I programs in the Midwest. 

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TOKYO (AP) — News that the world’s most powerful man was infected with the world’s most notorious disease dominated screens large and small, drawing instant reactions of shock, sympathy, undisguised glee and, of course, the ever-present outrage and curiosity surrounding President Donald Trump.

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With COVID-19 being an added concern this flu season, medical professionals are urging people to get the fu vaccine to avoid overwhelming hospitals. TV2's Gianna DaPra learned more about why it's important to get the flu shot.

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Kent State students have been raising concerns about the university's dining partner Aramark since its arrival. TV2's Alex Manthey has the latest on why the Kent State community is angry.

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September is National Suicide Prevention Month, but mental health awareness among college students is an issue that should be talked about year-round. TV2's Alex Manthey has more on how what resources are available for Kent State students.

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Kent State and the city of Kent partnered with the state of Ohio to bring the Ohio Pandemic Testing Team to campus, the university announced in an email Wednesday. A team of medics from the Ohio National Guard will conduct free testing for a selected, higher-risk student population on the Ke…

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A group of republican lawmakers are filing felony charges against Governor Mike DeWine for restrictions he's enforced on Ohioans over the pandemic. TV2's Jenna Gobrecht breaks down the charges and how Kent State students feel the governor is handling things.

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CLEVELAND (AP) — In an election year like no other, the first debate between President Donald Trump and his Democratic challenger, Joe Biden, could be a pivotal moment in a race that has remained stubbornly unchanged in the face of historic tumult.

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The Division of Student Affairs podcast has entered its second season, and co-hosts Taléa Drummer-Ferrell and Matthew Lupica look forward to producing student-focused content.

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Kent State students again took to campus this week to protest police brutality, this time marching over the controversial verdict in the Breonna Taylor case. TV2 reporter Halena Sepulveda was at the march and spoke with students to learn why they plan to continue the protests.

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President Todd Diacon told TV2 and KentWired in an exclusive interview that students on campus can expect to see random testing performed among the student population in the coming weeks. TV2 correspondent Vivian Hawk breaks down the choice and how students are feeling.

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(CNN) -- President Donald Trump on Saturday said he is nominating Amy Coney Barrett, a conservative federal appeals court judge, to succeed the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the US Supreme Court.

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Twenty-five residents of Clark Hall are in quarantine after two positive cases of COVID-19 were detected among students living there. The Kent City Health Department told residents they must quarantine until Oct. 7.