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.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine tested positive for the coronavirus just ahead of a planned meeting with President Donald Trump.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is awarding more than $35 million in Justice Department grants to organizations that provide safe housing for survivors of human trafficking.
(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…
A Kent State student has filed a class action lawsuit against the university for not fully refunding tuition and fees after in-person classes were canceled in spring due to the coronavirus pandemic.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Alcohol sales will be banned after 10 p.m. Friday under an executive order issued by Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine to help slow the spread of the coronavirus by limiting close gatherings.
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.
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.
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…
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…
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…
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.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The University of Notre Dame has become the second university to withdraw as the host of one of this fall's three scheduled presidential debates amid the coronavirus pandemic.
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.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine announced Wednesday that a mandatory mask order will be expanded statewide to slow the spread of the coronavirus.
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.
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.
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.
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…
Parents and supporters of Kent State’s Child Development Center [CDC] are concerned about the program’s future financial health and its ability to serve clients in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.
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.
Karen Shaw, owner of A Cut Above Kent hair salon, reopened her Salon on May 15 with new sanitization methods to keep customers and employees safe.
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…
As fall approaches, local businesses popular among Kent State students are continuing safe practices, some of those being: Tree City Coffee & Pastry, Over Easy Morning Cafe, Water Street Tavern, and Popped!
Kent State University’s reopening committees are finalizing plans for the safe reopening of all campuses for the fall semester with classes resuming Aug. 27.
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…
On Friday afternoon, Kent State University President Todd Diacon sent an email to the Kent State community regarding international students’ fate in the fall semester. Recent changes to federal visa regulations have forced the university and the international student community into a challen…
The Student and Exchange Visitor Program [SEVP] within the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement [ICE] announced modifications on July 6 to temporary exemptions for nonimmigrant students taking online classes due to the pandemic during the fall 2020 semester.
Gianna Cosentino, a senior public relations major, found a source of income during the pandemic. She babysits on a weekly basis in her hometown, Chagrin Falls.
Kent State emailed all Kent State students Tuesday regarding what the on-campus experience will be like in the upcoming fall semester, as there will be measures taken to ensure everyone’s safety.
Due to COVID-19 regulations, thrift stores such as Einstein’s Attic and Goodwill Industries located in Kent have changed the process of accepting donations to keep customers and employees safe.
Kent Free Library reopened its doors on June 22 after offering curbside service for several weeks. Hours are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday, with 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. for seniors and high-risk patrons.
The Design Innovation Hub (DI Hub) staff are working on changing guidelines to comply with Covid-19 regulations to keep students, staff and faculty safe while in the DI Hub.
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…
Due to Gov. Mike DeWine’s orders to shut down Ohio restaurants and bars on March 15, The River Merchant had to close its doors for indoor dining nearly a week after their grand opening.
Evergreen Chinese Buffet located on 1665 E. Main St. #500, in Kent, Ohio is an all-you-can-eat buffet that has been serving its customers for many years.
Hannah Hooper saw Jesse Leyva as a role model. He seemed confident, professional and was her music professor for six semesters. When Kent State investigated student complaints of sexual harassment and retaliation made against Leyva in March 2019, she couldn’t imagine he did anything wrong.
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…
With this year’s pride month taking place during quarantine, some students at Kent State decided to get creative and celebrate pride from home.
As tie-dye becomes increasingly popular among the younger generations, one Kent State student decided to get ahead of the trend and create her own line of tie-dye clothing.
The Haymaker Farmers’ Market is back on Franklin Ave after switching to a drive-through market from March through May due to COVID-19. The market can be found every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., with 9 to 9:30 a.m. being reserved for high-risk or vulnerable customers.
With Kent State opening back up in the fall, incoming freshmen expressed their excitement as they prepare to enter the Shannon Rodgers and Jerry Silverman School of Fashion.
As protests continue to occur after the death of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and countless others killed due to police brutality, the Black Lives Matter movement is continuing to push forward and create change both nationally and internationally.
Interim Senior Vice President and Provost Melody Tankersley sent an email to Kent State faculty and staff on Tuesday, explaining more details regarding the return to campus in the fall.
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.
North Water Brewing Co., an environmentally focused and community-driven craft beer brewery, plans to open this fall at 101 Crain Ave. in Kent, Ohio.
After a stay at home order was implemented worldwide, one Kent State fashion student decided to host her quarantine party while also following social distancing rules and regulations.
Kent State University's Board of Trustees voted to change the name of the School of Journalism and Mass Communication in a Zoom meeting Wednesday, June 3. JMC is revised to the School of Media and Journalism (MDJ) within the College of Communication and Information.
“Get out of your house and into the streets,” chanted Arkayla Tenney-Howard, Kent State alumna, along with other protesters as they marched through the streets of Clayton, Missouri.
After customers wiped shelves clean of face masks, some Kent State fashion students decided to take matters into their own hands and create their own face masks to protect people from COVID-19.
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.
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.
(CNN) -- The country is divided roughly in half between temperature extremes, with cold conditions and well below normal temperatures in the East, and record-setting, triple-digit heat in the Southwest.
The Student Multicultural Center recognized graduates and their achievements during the virtual Karamu Ya Wahitimu/Celebración de los Graduados ceremony on Thursday.
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.
(CNN) -- Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Wednesday announced formal regulations for how colleges and schools are to define and investigate sexual harassment and assault cases, including provisions that give those accused the ability to cross-examine accusers.
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.
Each year, the night before May 4, there is a candlelight vigil for the students killed in the Prentice Hall parking lot in 1970. While the university canceled the event this year due to COVID-19, people still gathered to pay their respects.
For 50 years now, people from all walks of life have been telling their stories about May 4, 1970. For some people, with the passage of time comes greater willingness to share experiences, express concern, grieve and reflect.This wasn’t always the case throughout Kent State’s history. The tr…
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.
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.
Now that in-person classes have been cancelled, Beall Hall is not housing students, but instead approximately 1,000 pounds of donated food for those struggling with food insecurity during the coronavirus pandemic.
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…
When Howie Emmer came to Kent State University in 1965 from Cleveland, he remembers being asked by his roommate from rural Pennsylvania if Emmer would be wearing his rocketship pin each day. The pin was not a rocketship: It was a peace sign.
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.
(CNN) -- A North Carolina family's pug may be the first dog in the United States to test positive for coronavirus, according to researchers.
After spending countless hours at home, it is no doubt that ROTC members are wondering what is going to happen this summer and the semester after.
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.
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.
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…
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 …
Senior softball player Vanessa Vodan found out from a social media post by the NCAA that her senior season was over. Her heart stopped and she prayed it wasn’t true.
(CNN) -- For the fifth week in a row, millions of American workers applied for unemployment benefits, seeking financial relief as businesses remained closed during the coronavirus pandemic.
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…
(CNN) -- This year's Earth Day -- the 50th anniversary of the birth of the modern environmental movement -- will be a quiet one.
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…
Kent State University announced Tuesday it is accepting applications for emergency student aid through the newly created Kent State Emergency Grant Fund.
(CNN) -- Prison and jail populations across the United States are becoming a breeding ground for the coronavirus, sickening thousands of inmates and detainees as well as the staff and employees that work in the facilities.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is falsely assigning blame to governors and the Obama administration for shortages in coronavirus testing.
(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?
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…
(CNN) -- Anger over shelter-in-place orders boiled over, with protesters ignoring social distancing guidelines and packing state capitols and streets.
(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.
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.
“The way I see it is that some of these masks could save lives,” said Irvin Cardenas, a robotics researcher and computer science Ph.D. student at Kent State University.