Affordability and Availability of Off Campus Housing

Story by Zachary Downes and Shawn Wilson   Kent, OH – On campus housing expenses could be seen as a cause to move off campus, but the availability of off-campus housing is a different question. Campuses around the country charge students for room and board. At Kent State specifically, they charge $3,323 dollars for a standard dorm room per student per semester. In addition, the basic meal plan is $1,935 per semester. For students at other schools, the prices for on campus housing is a bit different. Indiana State University charges $4,373 per semester for a standard two person dorm room. Indiana State University student Vanessa Shelton said living on

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New City Council Definitions Will Limit the Household

By: Kristie Graybill, Pamela Marotta & Xiafan Li New city council definitions will limit the household At Kent’s City Council meeting Wednesday Night, a new law was enacted that will limit the amount of non-relatives allowed to live in certain sectors of Kent. The zoning committee’s motion was led by Bridget Susel and it proposed that no more than one non-relative be permitted to live in a residents home.   Additions Another addition to this law is that cousins will no longer will be counted as relatives. Susal explained that this law was proposed to address the amount of boarding house that have been appearing in Kent. A new definition

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Kent City Council discusses relocation of city hall

Story by Kelsey Leyva and Jason Meek, video by Jennifer Roberts Kent City offices to move from Jennifer Roberts on Vimeo.   The Michael Schwartz Center at Kent State University is among the locations being considered for temporary office space while City Hall relocates. City Hall relocation options At Kent’s City Council meeting Wednesday night, City Manager David Ruller presented the idea of Kent’s Health Department moving into the Schwartz Center. The department would get an entire floor in the building. “They essentially have 3,000 square feet available for Jeff [Neistadt] and the Health Department and they’re currently only using about 1,800 square feet,” Ruller said. It would cost about

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What You Need to Know About Off-Campus Housing

Story by: Michael Bratton, Alyssa Flynn, Haley Phillippi and Rob Rompala Off-campus housing is becoming overcrowded and has resulted in unfair standards of living in the city of Kent, among other problems. The many factors that come into play when students have to deal with living off-campus are money, landlords, apartment conditions, housing security and roommates. With the overflow of students on campus, some students are left with very little or no options to choose from in Kent. “Kent State has a population of about 32,000 students, although only about 6,500 of them currently live on campus,” said Patricia Dennison, assistant to the vice president of the Division of Enrollment

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Cleaning up Ohio’s Foreclosures

Foreclosure affects many people and families everywhere, whether the foreclosure is caused by the family themselves or others, it is still a hard process to go through. One Medina county family that wished to stay anonymous lived in their home for 6 years. While paying off their mortgage they found out the owner of their home ran into problems and their house was due to foreclose. After fighting the foreclosure for weeks in court the family was notified they had 24 hours to move out. Reporter Candace Monacelli sat down with the mom of this Medina county family and heard how this foreclosure process impacted her family. Hundreds of Portage

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