If a major snow storm hits Northeast Ohio that’s effects are closing schools and making travel dangerous, what do you do?  Sit in the house and binge watch some more television shows while drinking hot chocolate?  If you can’t beat a snow storm, you might as well join it. The curfew is over so let […]

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, OH (WOIO) – According to the Department of Justice, Kent State University professor Julio Pino was charged in federal court for lying to the FBI. The 58-year-old history professor was involved in a series of threats stemming from an out-of-state child custody issue. According to the FBI, a St. Louis resident was arrested, accused of making a series of threatening […]

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 […]

CLEVELAND – A lawyer and tour manager for the white nationalist leader Richard Spencer who has garnered controversy across the country for his alt-right speeches has sent a request to host a speech at Kent State University in May. Kyle Bristow tweeted on Wednesday that Georgia State University student Cameron Padgett asked the university for a space to host […]

KENT, OH (WOIO) – Kent State University will become a smoke-free and tobacco-free campus on July 1. The new policy is part of the university’s healthy campus initiative. KSU provides resources for students, faculty and staff who want to quit smoking. According to anti-smoking.org smoking kills four out of every 10 people who smoke, one […]

KENT, Ohio – Thousands of students will walk across the stage in their caps and gowns this weekend to accept their college diploma, but some are receiving their degrees years earlier than most. Of the 5,400 degrees being handed out at Kent State University this spring, 10 students are 19 years old or younger. Chante’l […]

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 […]

SACRAMENTO, California — A big night of college basketball as the Kent State Golden Flashes hit the dance floor for their NCAA tournament game against UCLA. The game will tip off just before 10:00 tonight. The NCAA tournament hasn’t had its wow moment yet as day 2 of the tournament is underway. Perhaps the Golden Flashes […]

GETTY IMAGES: 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) – U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell announced the designation of the ‘Kent State University May 4, 1970, Site’ as a National Historical Landmark. The site joins more than 2,500 historic places that bear the national distinction. “As we approach the 50th anniversary of May 4, 1970, this recognition compels us to fully […]