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Here are your morning headlines for Friday, July 19:

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Here are your morning headlines for Wednesday, March 6:

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THE OUTSIDE VOICES

This week, Kent rock group The Outside Voices releases its third album. The band has spent the past three years finding its collective sound that's influenced by '70s rock, classic country and Americana.

Stoned and Lonely
The Outside Voices is singer/guitarist John Patrick Halling, bassist Kevin McManus, guitarists Jimmy Dykes and Johnny Miller, and drummer Sam Langstaff. 

Stoned and Lonely is the band's third release. In 2017, the band recorded its first full-length album, Hound Dogs and followed that up with Big, Big EP in 2018. 

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J. ROSS BAUGHMAN / KENT STATE UNIVERSITY PRESS

A new book coming out next week takes a look at the role Kent played in music history.  “Small Town, Big Music” tells the story of the nationally known bands who performed at Kent State as well as the bands that made up the local music scene.

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Here are your morning headlines for Monday, November 5: 

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A suspect is still at large after a man was shot outside of a Franklin Township apartment complex Sunday night.

Witnesses say the shooter ran from Pebblebrook Apartments toward the nearby Walmart.

Portage County Sheriff David Doak says the victim sustained a shoulder wound and was transported to University Hospitals Portage Medical Center.

Kent State student and Pebblebrook resident Xiao Cheng says he and a friend called 911 when they saw the victim laying on the ground in one of the parking lots.

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KENT STATE UNIVERSITY PRESS

Jason Prufer is the author of Small Town, Big Music - The Outsized Influence of Kent, Ohio, on the History of Rock and Roll.  The book features first-hand stories of big-name musicians traveling through Kent, as well as the local music scene where Joe Walsh, Patrick Carney, Chrissie Hynde, and DEVO refined their crafts. The book is published by the Kent State University Press. 

Prufer also works as a Senior library associate in Kent State University's library.

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Here are your morning headlines for Thursday, July 26:

Kent Voters Will Decide on Sanctuary Status Next Month

Oct 24, 2017
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Voters on Nov. 7 will decide if Kent should join the small list of Ohio cities that have declared sanctuary status.

 

If passed, Issue 9 would prevent the city from coordinating or cooperating with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement or any federal agency when it comes to immigration status.

 

Kent Church Vandalized For the Second Time

Oct 18, 2017
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A African-American church in Kent has been vandalized for the second time within the last few months.

The Spelman AME Church was covered in hateful messages and ‘satanic’ and ‘graphic’ images earlier this month according to the Rev. David Dawson.

This follows an incident in August where the front door window was broken.

The Old Kent Courthouse Will become Office Space

Mar 13, 2017
ANDREW MEYER / WKSU

The man who helped save Kent’s old train station in the early 1980s is now involved in an effort to redevelop the former Portage County Municipal Courthouse.

A Tea-Based Beverage from Taiwan Bubbles Up in Kent

Oct 7, 2016
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VIVIAN GOODMAN / WKSU

Two new cafes in Kent are serving a cold beverage that’s wildly popular in many Asian countries. In today’s Quick Bite, WKSU’s Vivian Goodman reports the drink is catching on here as a novelty for some,  and for others, a refreshing taste of home.

Bubble tea is tea that’s shaken or stirred with milk or fruit juice, with tiny balls of tapioca dropped into it. Mingliang Xie uses green tea for most drinks served at Ming’s Bubble Tea on East Main Street in Kent.

Abbe Turner
KABIR BHATIA / WKSU

A program to re-use nutrient-rich food waste is underway in Northeast Ohio, and it could affect the way both animals and people eat. WKSU's Kabir Bhatia reports.

Abbe Turner from Lucky Penny Farm in Kent is standing in her cheese-making room, where she separates the curds and the whey.

"In the food waste world, our whey is our by-product. Which we collect – we pump out of the vat – and we then take back to the farm to feed to our pigs."