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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 […]

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – Seniors and millennials are striking a new chord with a living arrangement that’s proof that age is only a number. Judson Manor, a retirement community in Cleveland, is giving college students the opportunity to live rent-free through its artist-in-residence program. Since 2010, about 20 students from the Cleveland Institute of Music, Cleveland […]

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 […]

CLEVELAND — 1956 started off as a pretty good year for then 23-year-old Richard Veres. He was a senior in the Fenn College of Engineering, which is now Cleveland State. He had met a pretty girl named Donna who he would eventually marry. And he was sure he had a job lined up with Reliance […]

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 […]

Daivon Reeder has proven he is able to handle anything that comes his way in life, both good and bad.   Sometimes words meant to discourage end up fueling a person’s ride to success. When Daivon Reeder started college four years ago, he said his stepfather was less than optimistic about his chances. “My step […]

Protests erupted at Oklahoma State University Monday after another student posed in blackface and posted the image to social media. It was the second time in a week that white students posed in blackface on social media. The first incident took place on Martin Luther King day. Last week, student Kandice Burgess apologized for posting a […]

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 […]