KENT, OH (WOIO) – Saturday, May 4 marks 49 years since four students were killed by the Ohio National Guardsmen at Kent State University. Protests throughout the city of Kent began on April 30 after President Richard Nixon announced the invasion of Cambodia during the Vietnam War. Kent Mayor Leroy Satrom declared a state of emergency […]

KENT, Ohio — Demonstrators exercised their first and second amendment rights at an open carry walk that sparked dialogue with counter-demonstrators and resulted in multiple arrests on Kent State University’s campus Saturday. Beginning at 2 p.m., demonstrators walked alongside recent Kent graduate Kaitlin Bennett, who became known as “gun girl” after a  photo of her carrying an AR-10 and […]

KENT STATE UNIVERSITY, Ohio — A picture of a Kent State University graduate carrying a rifle and graduation cap with the words “Come and take it” has gone viral. Kaitlin Bennett wrote in her post, “Now that I graduated from @KentState, I can finally arm myself on campus. I should have been able to do so as […]

KENT, Ohio– Kent State University has tapped former student and Academy Award-nominated actor Michael Keaton for its spring commencement speaker. The ceremony is set for May 12 and is Kent State’s second university-wide commencement. “Michael Keaton developed big dreams and a passion for bringing his characters to life that was sparked in part by his […]

KENT, Ohio– Today, we remember the 4 students who were killed at Kent State University 47 years ago. The school remembered the lives lost during a commemoration at the Kent State Student Center Ballroom this afternoon. On May 4, 1970, Guardsmen attempted to disperse an anti-war demonstrations. They used tear gas, which some protesters threw […]

Academy Award-winning actress Octavia Spencer will be the keynote speaker for Kent State University’s first university-wide commencement on May 13. Spencer received Academy Award, Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild nominations for her most recent role as mathematician Dorothy Vaughan in the drama “Hidden Figures.” She previously won the Academy Award, Golden Globe, Screen Actors […]

CLEVELAND — For the first time since 2008, the Kent State Golden Flashes are going to the NCAA Tournament. Despite being the No. 6 seed in the Mid-American Conference Tournament and having to play four games over a six-day span, the Golden Flashes (22-13) fought through three one-score contests just to get to the MAC […]

KENT, OH (WOIO) – Kent State University will hold a course on Hillary Clinton’s historic presidential campaign this spring. According to Kent Wired, the course will be from the Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality and Women’s Studies program. It will be called “Hillary Clinton Case Study: Perspectives on Gender and Power.” “This […]

KENT, Ohio – Senator Bernie Sanders campaigned in Northeast Ohio on Friday to help build support for Hillary Clinton in Ohio. The independent senator from Vermont spoke at the University of Akron and at Kent State University in two morning rallies. Sanders was to speak on Clinton’s “New College Compact” plan, which would allow 150,000 […]

KENT– A national playwright is speaking out after a Kent State University adaptation of her production featured a white actor portraying Martin Luther King, Jr. The school’s pan-african studies department began a two-week run of “The Mountaintop,” a play written by Katori Hall imagining the fictional events that may have taken place the evening before […]

  CUYAHOGA FALLS- Cuyahoga Falls police arrested a 22-year-old man on child pornography charges last week. Justin Williams, of Issaquah Street, faces eight felony charges of pandering obscenity with a minor. Investigators say Williams downloaded child pornography at his Issaquah Street address between February and August of 2013. His computer allegedly contained about 100 images […]

KENT, Ohio – More than 500 people filled Kent State’s MAC Center on Thursday to do the “Harlem Shake.” The video starts with Flash the Golden Eagle showing off a few moves on the basketball court with a black squirrel before a crowd joins in. From students in monkey and rooster masks to someone dressed […]