New Buildings With No New Student Parking

Over a year ago Kent State announced the chosen architecture team who will build the new Architecture building in the near future. The ground breaking ceremony was held this past weekend and construction is scheduled to start soon. Also in that area of campus a new home for the Division of Institutional Advancement was recently approved. Though there is one thing left out of the plans for these new buildings. No new student parking lots are a part of the plan with these expansions. TV2 reporter Candace Monacelli caught up with Sophomore commuter Interior Design student, Elise Biebelhausem  to see how she and many others feel about the current parking set up and

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Tornado Warning just another day at the office for PARTA bus drivers

A tornado watch that quickly turned into a tornado warning caused people all across campus to find a safe and secure place to go Wednesday night. Faculty members, students and other Kent residents were driving when the tornado watch was issued around 5 PM. Many people were passengers on the PARTA buses during the storm. While some students were unaware of the tornado watch,  PARTA drivers were notified of it right away. Drivers have been taught what to do when there are severe weather conditions such as this. Frank Hairston, PARTA‘s director of marketing and public service, said drivers are trained to proceed to the nearest fire station or safe building

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Ravenna seeks to widen road

The City of Ravenna applies to AMATS grant program By: Jasmine Pace In recent months, the City of Ravenna has sought to widen W. Main St., along with repairing 6 other roads in the area. Recently, the city has applied for a grant with the Akron Metropolitan Area Transportation Study (AMATS) to help with the project. The projected completion date is 2018 or 2019. Diane Smith, reporter for Record-Courier, reported a list of other road repairs around Ravenna that need to be done: “East Riddle Avenue between Liberty Street and New Milford Road, $340,900. East Highland Avenue between Chestnut and Freedom streets, $97,900. South Diamond Street between Main and Summit

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Heavy traffic causes issues in Kent

As Kent becomes more populated with students and residents, the streets get busier and more congested. City officials have spotted the issue and are currently working on plans and designs in order to fix it. Read on to get a glimpse of some of Kent’s biggest traffic issues.  [rpavideo caption=” Reporter Kyle Heintzelman looks at the frequency of traffic accidents at the intersection of East Summit and South Lincoln Streets.”]Accidents_Heintzelman[/rpavideo] With record-breaking enrollment figures and a revitalized downtown, the streets of Kent are filling up. During busy hours of the day, traffic is often backed up and hectic while pedestrians attempt to cross the streets safely, sometimes without crosswalks. City and

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Designated driver service brings promise, questions to Kent

[rpavideo]RPA_Barie_Shook_DD_PKG[/rpavideo] At the end of a night in Kent’s revitalized downtown, patrons who have frequented the area’s establishments are often intoxicated, and in the need of a ride home. Taxi cab services have existed in Kent for years and are often a go-to option for these patrons, but a new player is preparing to enter the field. On Oct. 1, Kent State senior Gary Enos will open his designated driver service, Speedy DD, for the first time. “Obviously, Kent’s a big college town, there’s a big bar scene down here and there’s also a large number of reported DUIs from the Kent area every year,” Enos said. “We figured there’s

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