Browsed by
Author: Tyler Carey

Changing athletic landscape affects KSU

Changing athletic landscape affects KSU

The NCAA will hold an autonomy meeting next month to discuss possible changes to its guidelines, including possible compensation of student athletes. But is Kent State ready for what might be ahead? TV2’s Tyler Carey has more. [bbrvideo width=”475″]BBR_S8_CAREY_NCAA[/bbrvideo] With the NCAA set to hold an autonomy meeting next month to discuss the changing landscape of college athletics, the Kent State board of trustees held its own discussions on the topic during their meeting last week. Members of the committee…

Read More Read More

Embattled USG Senator forges on

Embattled USG Senator forges on

Nearly two weeks after Black United Students called for the resignation of two Kent State USG Senators, one of them is speaking publically for the first time. TV2’s Tyler Carey has the story. [bbrvideo width=”475″]BBR_BONUS_CAREY_BUS[/bbrvideo] Kent State Undergraduate Student Government Senator at-large Josh Lewis will not step down, at least for now. During a scheduled meeting between member of Black United Students and USG Thursday night, Lewis reaffirmed his commitment to helping those he feels are “underrepresented” on the KSU…

Read More Read More

Debt continues to plague students

Debt continues to plague students

Last week a national study rated Ohio as the 11th largest state for student debt in the U.S., with Kent State grads playing a large┬árole in that dubious distinction. So what, if anything, is being done to stop this troubling trend? TV2’s Tyler Carey has more. [bbrvideo width=”475″]BBR_S7_CAREY_DEBT[/bbrvideo] Ohio has the 11th most student debt in the United States, according to the Project on Student Debt’s annual report. According to the report, 68 percent of the state’s 2013 college graduates…

Read More Read More

Issue 21 fails; both sides react

Issue 21 fails; both sides react

Perhaps the most talked-about ballot measure of this year’s local election season was Kent’s Issue 21–the Kent Community Bill of Rights that would have banned fracking within city limits. The measure failed to pass by 324 votes, and after the ballots were counted, TV2’s Tyler Carey was able to get reactions from both sides. [bbrvideo width=”475″]BBR_S6_CAREY_REACTION[/bbrvideo] Kent’s Issue 21–formally known as the Kent Community Bill of Rights–failed to pass during Tuesday’s elections by 324 votes. The bill would’ve banned the…

Read More Read More

Ravenna struggles to pass school levy

Ravenna struggles to pass school levy

Several Portage County school districts have school levies on the ballot this year and Ravenna is no exception. However, due to tough economic times, the city has not passed a levy in nine years and despite a strategy change, this year may be no different. TV2’s Tyler Carey has more. [bbrvideo width=”475″]BBR_S5_CAREY_RAVENNA[/bbrvideo] In an effort to increase operating revenues, and having failed to receive any new money in nine years, the Ravenna School district is trying a new strategy this…

Read More Read More

Kent Bill of Rights faces opposition

Kent Bill of Rights faces opposition

A new Political Action Committee has formed in opposition to Issue 21…the environmental rights bill designed to ban the natural gas extraction process known as fracking in Kent. But who is behind this group, and why are they so against the bill? TV2’s Tyler Carey has more. [bbrvideo width=”475″]BBR_S4_CAREY_OPPOSITION[/bbrvideo] The Kent Community Bill of Rights was proposed by the Kent Environmental Rights Group (KERG) with the goal of helping the environment and banning the controversial gas extraction process known as…

Read More Read More

Could homecoming provide financial opportunities?

Could homecoming provide financial opportunities?

This past weekend Kent State University held its annual homecoming celebration. It was a time of remembrance and reflection for the thousands of alums who came back, and for KSU, it was a chance to make a good impression. TV2’s Tyler Carey has the story. [bbrvideo width=”475″]BBR_S3_CAREY_HOMECOMING[/bbrvideo] It’s the time of the year when colleges across the United States hold their annual homecoming celebrations, a tradition that began at Texas’s Southwestern University in 1909. This past weekend, Kent State University…

Read More Read More

Environmental rights bill causes debate

Environmental rights bill causes debate

ANCHOR LEAD: One of the most notable topics of this year’s election is Kent’s Issue 21, an environmental rights bill that has led to a great deal of debate and could have major ramifications for the city. TV2’s Tyler Carey has the story. [bbrvideo width=”475″]BBR_S2_CAREY_KERG[/bbrvideo] A ballot initiative in Kent known formally as Issue 21 is causing quite a stir. The issue deals with what is known as the Kent Community Bill of Rights, a set of rules and regulations…

Read More Read More

Kent State students get political

Kent State students get political

Election Day is just one month away, and interest tends to be down during midterm years, some Kent State University students find themselves heavily involved in the political process. TV2’s Tyler Carey has the story. [bbrvideo width=”475″]BBR_S1_CAREY_GROUPS[/bbrvideo] The midterm elections are fast approaching, and several Kent State students find themselves deeply involved in local campaigns. Both KSU’s Democratic and Republican student organizations are hard at work knocking on doors, passing out flyers, and anything else candidates ask them to do….

Read More Read More

Citizens Vote Less

Citizens Vote Less

Election day is just over a moth away but how many Portage County citizens will even bother going to the polls? BBR’s Tyler Carey has more. [bbrvideo width=”475″]BBR_P5_CAREY_VOTING[/bbrvideo] 2014 is a midterm election year, and that means voter turnout is expected to be much lower than, say, a Presidential election. During the 2010 midterms less than 45 percent of Ohioans 18 and over filled out a ballot, compared to more than 60 percent during the 2012 Presidential race. Brad Cromes….

Read More Read More