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Summit County Raises the minimum age to purchase tobacco products

Summit County Raises the minimum age to purchase tobacco products

The Summit County Council just recently voted 8 to 3 to raise the minimum age to purchase tobacco from 18 to 21. “We voted to prohibit retail outlets from selling tobacco products or vaping products to people between the ages of 18 of 21,” explains Summit County Council member Clair Dickinson. The vote now makes it illegal for anyone that is 20 years of age or younger to purchase products such as cigarettes, Juuls and vape pens. “People in high…

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Spring 2019 Fashion Trends

Spring 2019 Fashion Trends

Fashion trends change very often and some of the 2019 spring trends might be coming around the block once again. “I’m definitely seeing so much of 90s fashion fabrics and it’s so funny because it’s back,” said fashion professor, Kathryn Simmons. On trend for this season are bright colors and pastels. Along with that are chunky sneakers and silver chain belts. “And I’m also seeing all these really vibrant purples is a little pink so you’re playing off I could’ve…

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Kayakers brave rapids in Cuyahoga Falls race

Kayakers brave rapids in Cuyahoga Falls race

The banks of the Cuyahoga River were packed with onlookers this past Saturday for the fourth annual Cuyahoga Falls Kayak Race. Racers faced a half-mile of treacherous white-water rapids, waterfalls and other hazards at the bottom of a hundred-foot canyon, while dozens of spectators watched from overhead. Some brave attendees even tried to scale the steep rock faces of the riverbank for a closer look. Amidst fears that the event would be postponed due to high water levels, the rapids…

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The Plant-Based Diet Proves Healthy for Bodies and the Environment

The Plant-Based Diet Proves Healthy for Bodies and the Environment

Plant-based eating isn’t just about eating fruits and veggies all day, every day. According to Kent State University nutrition graduate assistant Jacquelyn Oddo, “We like to talk about eating primarily plant foods, but supplementing those with animal sources.” The plant-based diet does not refer to just vegetarians. It means you focus less on meat and more on other plant sources. And experts say it can make you healthier. “Ideally, you also reduce your risk of cancer, type 2 diabetes, obesity,…

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De-Stressing Events

De-Stressing Events

ANCHOR: STRESS IS IN THE AIR AS STUDENTS AT KENT STATE UNIVERSITY PREPARE FOR THEIR UPCOMING EXAMS. BUT, DO THEY ACTUALLY HAVE THE TIME TO TAKE A BREATHER? Finals week at Kent State University is a stressful time for students across campus. From freshman undergraduates to senior PH.D students, everyone is scrambling to cram for exams, write reports, and film final projects. Kent State University is well aware of the fact that its students are facing a difficult last few…

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Golden flashes confident heading into MAC tournament

Golden flashes confident heading into MAC tournament

“I think our excitement is very high but we’re also knowing that we can’t let off and we have to be playing our best ball at all times and we can’t take anyone easy because anyone can beat up on each other, so, we have to play our best ball. Brenna Brownfield, Sophomore Kent State Softball The Kent State softball team lost game one of their doubleheader Wednesday afternoon, officially ending their nine-game winning streak.  Head Coach Eric Oakley comments…

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DEA Drug Take Back Day

DEA Drug Take Back Day

Saturday April 27th Is the Drug Enforcement Agencies Take Back day, a day designed to offer the public a safe place to dispose of expired and unused prescription drugs. Kent Police Lieutenant, Michael Lewis encourages everyone to take advantage of the drug drop-off box available at the Kent Police Department for a number of reasons. Lewis said,”Leftover drugs if they’re not disposed of properly, they can fall into the wrong hands, there’s potential for abuse, people will sell leftover medications,…

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Dozens attend 21st annual ‘Bowl Against Abuse’

Dozens attend 21st annual ‘Bowl Against Abuse’

Saturday was no ordinary bowling game as hundreds of people joined to get together for the 21st annual ‘Bowl Against Abuse’ hosted by the Children’s Advocacy Center of Portage County. Nearly 700,000 children are abused in the U.S. every year and one in five children will be abused before they turn 18. Child abuse is an issue not only around the country but here in Portage County, too. The Children’s Advocacy Center of Portage County hosts multiple events throughout the…

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Kent States School of Nursing holds Mock Disaster Simulation

Kent States School of Nursing holds Mock Disaster Simulation

Kent States School of Nursing program held their annual mock disaster simulation where nursing students learned how to prepare and act during a mass medical emergency. At this disaster simulation they practiced different ways to dispense medication and treat certain illnesses that happen with pandemics like anthrax exposure and outbreak flu cases. “we work to make all kind of plans, arrangements for our community so we can be prepared in the event something happens,” said Portage County’s Health District Preparedness…

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Severe Weather hitting Ohio

Severe Weather hitting Ohio

Spring weather is here and Kent residents experienced their first taste of severe weather just a few weeks ago. Professor Schmidlin who teaches in the Geology department at Kent says, “Being aware is the number one thing, being aware that severe weather might happen that day, paying attention to your devices.” The Emergency Management Agency (EMA) in Portage County has been serving their community since 1989. The mission of the EMA is to educate the public and make the community aware…

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