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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Barrio to open location in downtown Kent

Barrio to open location in downtown Kent

The Cleveland-based taco chain, Barrio, is coming to downtown Kent this summer. “The main thing that Barrio does is brings high quality ingredients at a value driven price,” Barrio Executive Chef, Nico Chesnick said. Opening a popular restaurant with inexpensive food means more income for downtown Kent. “Adding something that’s new and is a huge draw in the Cleveland area will also bring a following down here and people that have not come to Kent might now come to see…

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N2 By DaVill Brings Unique, Sweet Treats To Lisbon

N2 By DaVill Brings Unique, Sweet Treats To Lisbon

TWO BUSINESS OWNERS IN LISBON MAKE ICE CREAM IN A VERY INTERESTING WAY. TV2’s MICHAEL REINER HAS THE STORY. The owners of N2 By DaVill in Lisbon, Ohio have used all of the right elements to create a fun place to get delicious treats. Shaun and Wayte DaVill opened N2 By DaVill in late February 2019 and the community support has been unbelievable. The couple captivates community members when they make ice cream and soda with liquid nitrogen.  Shaun always…

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Keeping Busy for Finals Week

Keeping Busy for Finals Week

The American Heart Association endorsed April as “Move More Awareness Month” which encourages people to invest their time in exercise in order to lead a healthier lifestyle. However during this time, college students have their attention fixed more on preparing for final exams rather than focusing on staying fit. “It’s actually pretty difficult because of studying for exams. I have 5 or 6 exams to study for,” freshman marketing major Oma Durunna said. Students are under immense pressure to do…

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Easter Egg Hunt for Dogs

Easter Egg Hunt for Dogs

This weekend the 2nd Annual Easter Egg Hunt for Dogs was held in Westlake. The event was suppose to be outside Marke Square, but due to rain it was held inside. Dogs Life in CLE were the host of the event, an online organization that hosts fundraisers for animal shelters. This time they decided to host an Easter egg hunt to raise money for City Dogs. The event had over 300 dog participants, ranging from tea-cup poodles to Great Danes….

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Kent State Lacrosse Program Growing by the Day

Kent State Lacrosse Program Growing by the Day

In its first year of existence, the Kent State women’s lacrosse program has shown major growth. Fresh off their first win in program history, we wanted to know what it felt like and where this program is heading. TV2’s Tanner Castora has more Progress in Process It was a new day for Kent State University back on February 10th. On a chilly, Sunday afternoon in Cincinnati, Ohio, the Kent State women’s lacrosse team played in its first ever game against…

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ATR National Robotics Week

ATR National Robotics Week

Its national robotics week and Kent State University is showing off their robots and more at their open house.  “This whole week is called national robotics week and we are combining that with our open house for our research lab which is the advanced telerobotic research lab,” said Irvin Steve Cardenas head researcher at the ATR lab. National robotics week celebrates all that has to do with robots and also trying to bring people into the evolving field. “Anyone who…

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