Monday, September 24, 2012
Tickets required for campaign stop at MAC
Editor's note: The Obama campaign has limited the number of tickets to 5,000. Read about it here. Campaign and university officials formally recognized what many have known for days: President Barack Obama is coming to the Kent State University campus Wednesday afternoon. Tickets are required in order to enter the campaign stop in the Kent State Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center. Doors for the event open at 3:30 p.m. Tickets will be handed out one per person on a first-come, first-served basis at three locations around town starting at 9 a.m. today. The locations are: Those seeking tickets at the Obama for America-Kent office should park at University Plaza and walk one block to the campaign office, as the parking lot there will be …
Saturday, September 22, 2012
President is scheduled to visit Kent State Wednesday
President Barack Obama's planned campaign stop in Kent on Wednesday may not prove as costly as recent stops in other small towns across the country. Kent Police Chief Michelle Lee said information remains scarce about the Democratic incumbent's scheduled visit, but he is expected to be in Kent by 3:50 p.m. Wednesday via the Akron-Canton Airport. Lee said the time may change. "That’s going to depend on where exactly he’s going to go," she said. "The plan is he’s going to be on the (Kent State University) campus somewhere." University officials haven't released any information about the stop and still had no comment when asked about the president's planned visit Friday. "We can neither confirm nor deny the report," Kent State spokesperson …
Saturday, September 15, 2012
Did you snap some spectacular pictures of new and old planes at Kent State University's aviation event Sept. 15, 2012? Share them with your community!
Friday, September 14, 2012
The 15th Aviation Heritage Fair is Saturday, Sept. 15, from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. at the Kent State University Airport, located at 4020 Kent Rd. in Stow. The fair is hosted by Kent State University's Aeronautics Program and the Stow-Munroe Falls Kiwanis Clu
Watch a Kent State University YouTube video preview of the 15th annual Aviation Hertiage Fair Sept. 15.
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Cuyahoga Falls business owner Sean Bammer has created a hot new app that can slow videos down to 64 frames per second to capture those evasive photo ops.
Strongsville native Sean Bammer recently dusted off an idea once dreamt up while snowboarding with friends in the winter of 2008. At the time, Bammer wanted to catch crisp, high res shots of his pals as they sped down the slopes, but lacked the photo and editing equipment to do so. Instead, he thought, what if an app could enable a smart phone to break videos down into hundreds or thousands of frames in order to capture and save the perfect shot. Earlier this year, Bammer convinced his friend, Manoj Das, a Cleveland firefighter, to join the venture. They cobbled together $23,000 and approached a Canadian-based company called Bawtree Software to develop the iPhone/iPad application, known as Perfect Pic. Since its release on July 18, 11,000 …
Friday, August 24, 2012
Need for multiple inspections at 596-bed complex delayed issuance of occupancy permits.
Some students at Kent State University will be living in hotel rooms to start the new school year because of construction delays at a new, off-campus student apartment complex. The privately developed Province at Kent student housing on South Lincoln Street will not have its occupancy permit for at least one of its nine residential apartment buildings by the time school starts on Monday. Bridget Susel, acting head of the Kent Community Development Department, said the delays are due in part to the fact the city's building department has had to conduct multiple re-inspections of three of the complex's residential buildings. One building -- the 168-tenant Building 10 -- is at least two weeks away from receiving an occupancy permit, Susel …
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
The money will be used toward the airport's master plan to maintain environmental standards and meet aviation demands in the area.
Six-hundred-thousand dollars will land in the hands of Kent State University official's hands soon after Sen. Sherrod Brown and Rep. Tim Ryan announced the airport in Stow will get a Federal Aviation Administration grant. The money will be used to identify future needs of the airport and benefit the administration's master plan. The two politicians offered these quotes in a press release: “Kent State University Airport provides important travel services to Stow and Kent-area small businesses, pilots, and visitors. This funding will improve the safety and efficiency of the airport so it can remain a reliable option for the region," Brown said. "This grant for Kent State’s Airport will help the university continue to meet the aviation …
Friday, August 3, 2012
William Koberna taken off court ordered GPS monitoring device
The Kent State University student at the center of a Twitter threat controversy is no longer facing a felony charge in the case following a court hearing this morning. Portage County Municipal Court Judge Barbara Oswick this morning reduced a first-degree felony charge of inducing panic originally filed Monday against William Koberna, 19, of Brunswick, to a first-degree telecommunications harrassment charge. The lesser charge stemmed from an indictment issued on the telecommunications charge Thursday by a Portage County grand jury. Kent State Police charged Koberna Monday with inducing panic, a fifth-degree felony, and aggravated menacing, a first-degree misdemeanor, after Koberna reportedly posted a message on Twitter in which he …
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
William Koberna is accused of threatening to open fire on the university campus
The student who threatened to open fire on the Kent State University campus has been suspended. William Koberna, 19, of Brunswick, was placed on interim suspension by university officials Tuesday. Kent State spokesperson Eric Mansfield said in an email that the interim suspension is "pending due process of criminal charges." Kent State Police charged Koberna Monday with inducing panic, a fifth-degree felony, and aggravated menacing, a first-degree misdemeanor, after Koberna reportedly posted a message on Twitter in which he threatened to use a fire arm on campus. He was arrested on the charges and released on a $4,900 bond Monday. A preliminary hearing on the charges is set for Friday morning in the Kent Municipal Court. As part of his …
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
William Koberna, 19, of Brunswick, charged with inducing panic after threatening to open fire on campus
The Kent State University student who threatened to open fire on campus has been released from jail on bond pending further court hearings on charges of aggravated menacing and inducing panic. William Koberna, 19, of Brunswick, was released on bond Monday afternoon after being arrested Sunday on the charges, which stemmed from a message he posted on Twitter threatening to use a fire arm on campus. Aside from the criminal charges, Koberna faces university hearings that could lead to his suspension or dismissal. What do you think? Should Kent State dismiss or suspend Koberna in light of recent deadly mass shootings in public?