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A town torn by the controversy
Businesses and residents leaned on each other to try to recover

Kevin Niedermier
The Meekers say Kent's business community rallied after the shootings, trying to overcome fear.
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Like a lot of college towns, Kent's identity and economy rely heavily on the university. And, like a lot of college towns, there's a tension within that relationship. That tension between Kent city residents and Kent State University students was roiling May 4th, 19-70.... WKSU's Kevin Niedermier looks at how the protests and shootings impacted the town, and how residents recovered.
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