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Encyclopedia > Kent, Ohio
Kent
Official seal of Kent
Seal
Nickname: "The Tree City"
Location within the state of Ohio
Location within the state of Ohio
County Portage
Mayor John Fender
Area  
 - City 22.6 km²
 - Land 22.5 km²
 - Water 0.1 km²
Population  
 - City (2000) 27,906
 - Density 1,239.9/km²
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Website: http://www.kentohio.org/

Kent is a city in Portage County, Ohio, United States. The population was 27,906 at the 2000 census. Kent is home to the main campus of Kent State University. Nearby metropolitan areas include Akron, Cleveland, and Canton. Kent is included in the Akron metropolitan area for census purposes. Image File history File links Kentlogo. ... // A nickname is a short, clever, cute, derogatory, or otherwise substitute name for a person or things real name (for example, Bob, Rob, Robby, Robbie, Robi, Bobby, Rab, Bert, Bertie, Butch, Bobbers, Bobert, Beto, Bobadito, and Robban (in Sweden), are all short for Robert). ... Image File history File links OHMap-doton-Kent. ... Official language(s) None Capital Columbus Largest city Columbus Largest metro area Cleveland Area  Ranked 34th  - Total 44,825 sq mi (116,096 km²)  - Width 220 miles (355 km)  - Length 220 miles (355 km)  - % water 8. ... A county is generally a sub-unit of regional self-government within a sovereign jurisdiction. ... Portage County is a county located in the state of Ohio. ... A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger,greater) is in modern times the title of the highest ranking municipal officer, who discharges certain judicial and administrative functions, in many systems an elected politician, who serves as chief executive and/or ceremonial official of many types of municipalities. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... To help compare sizes of different geographic regions, we list here areas between 10 km² (1000 hectares) and 100 km² (10,000 hectares). ... World map of the population density in 2006 Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. ... A time zone is a region of the Earth that has adopted the same standard time, usually referred to as the local time. ... The Eastern Standard Time Zone is a geographic region that keeps time by subtracting five hours from Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). ... -12 | -11 | -10 | -9:30 | -9 | -8 | -7 | -6 | -5 | -4 | -3:30 | -3 | -2:30 | -2 | -1 | UTC | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7:30 | +8 | +8:30 | +8...  Areas that observe daylight saving time  Areas that once observed daylight saving time  Areas that have never observed daylight saving time A 2001 public service announcement for the upcoming turning back of the clocks Daylight saving time (DST), also known as summer time or, daylight savings time, is a widely... Eastern Daylight Time or EDT is equal to: In North America, Eastern Standard Time + 1, or UTC − 4 hours. ... for North America see also: Atlantic Standard Time Zone and Eastern Daylight Time Categories: Time zones ... Portage County is a county located in the state of Ohio. ... Official language(s) None Capital Columbus Largest city Columbus Largest metro area Cleveland Area  Ranked 34th  - Total 44,825 sq mi (116,096 km²)  - Width 220 miles (355 km)  - Length 220 miles (355 km)  - % water 8. ... Kent State University (also known as Kent State or KSU) is a major public research university located in Kent, Ohio, United States, which is about 40 miles southeast of Cleveland, 12 miles east of Akron, and 30 miles west of Youngstown. ... Nickname: The Rubber Capital of the World Location within the state of Ohio Country United States State Ohio County Summit Mayor Don Plusquellic (D) Area    - City 161. ... Nickname: The Forest City Motto: Progress and Prosperity Location in Cuyahoga County, Ohio Coordinates: Country United States State Ohio County Cuyahoga Founded 1796 Incorporated 1836 Mayor Frank G. Jackson (D) Area    - City 82. ... Website: http://www. ...

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History

Although European settlers had begun settling in the area by the 1700s, Kent was founded in 1805 by John Haymaker, who moved west from Pittsburgh and settled on the banks of the Cuyahoga River. After Haymaker built a gristmill, two villages quickly sprung up. The "upper" village was named Carthage and the "lower" village was named Franklin and later Franklin Mills. The region was formerly inhabited by various tribes of American Indians, and around 1780 the Indian fighter Captain Samuel Brady achieved notoriety for his activities in the area, including his famous leap over the Cuyahoga River to avoid capture.[1] Events and trends The Bonneville Slide blocks the Columbia River near the site of present-day Cascade Locks, Oregon with a land bridge 200 feet (60 m) high. ... 1805 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... John Haymaker was an early settler of Ohio and the founder of what later became the villages of Carthage and Franklin Mills, which collectively became known as Kent, Ohio. ... Nickname: Steel City, Iron City, City of Champions, City of Bridges, City of Colleges Location in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania Coordinates: Country United States State Pennsylvania County Allegheny County Founded 1758 Mayor Luke Ravenstahl (D) Area    - City 151. ... Cuyahoga River in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park The Cuyahoga River is located in Northeast Ohio. ... Gristmill with water wheel, Skyline Drive, VA, 1938 A gristmill is a building where grain is ground into flour. ... An Aani (Atsina) named Assiniboin Boy. ... 1780 was a leap year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... Cuyahoga River in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park The Cuyahoga River is located in Northeast Ohio. ...


When construction began on the Pennsylvania and Ohio Canal in the 1830s, land speculation was rampant in many areas of Northeast Ohio along the canal, including Franklin Mills and Carthage. As a result of this, an industrial and business region was established along the river in what is now downtown Kent. // In Warren, Ohio at a convention held on November 13, 1833, 109 delegates decided to fund privately the Pennsylvania and Ohio Canal. ... Events and Trends Electromagnetic induction discovered by Michael Faraday Dutch-speaking farmers known as Voortrekkers emigrate northwards from the Cape Colony Croquet invented in Ireland Railroad construction begins in earnest in the United States Egba refugees fleeing the Yoruba civil wars found the city of Abeokuta in south-west Nigeria... Greater Cleveland and Northeast Ohio are nicknames for the metropolitan area surrounding Cleveland in Ohio. ...

An aerial image of Kent, with downtown in the foreground and the taller buildings of Kent State visible in the upper right.
An aerial image of Kent, with downtown in the foreground and the taller buildings of Kent State visible in the upper right.

The era of the canal would be relatively short-lived. In 1863 a local businessman by the name of Marvin Kent was influential in bringing the Atlantic & Great Western Railroad through the village. The railroad reinvented the village as an important stop on the east-west line, and to honor Marvin Kent the village was renamed Kent in 1864, although this change was not official until 1867[1]. As for the canal, it could not compete with the speed and efficiency of the railroads, and it became virtually unused for shipping by 1870. Kent was officially incorporated as a village on May 6, 1867. Image File history File links Kentdowntown2. ... Image File history File links Kentdowntown2. ... 1863 (MDCCCLXIII) is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Saturday of the Julian calendar). ... 1864 (MDCCCLXIV) was a leap year starting on Friday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a leap year starting on Sunday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar. ... 1867 (MDCCCLXVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... 1870 (MDCCCLXX) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Monday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar. ... May 6 is the 126th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (127th in leap years). ... 1867 (MDCCCLXVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ...


John Davey established the Davey Tree Company in 1880 after planting hundreds of trees around the city. Kent became known as the "Tree City". Another of the city's oldest businesses, the Williams Brothers Mill, was also founded in the late 1800s; now operating under the name Star of the West, it is a flour mill specializing in the preparation of custom-ground wheat flours. In the mid-twentieth century, two factories produced buses, delivery trucks, and other similar vehicles, but these factories went out of business by the late 20th century. 1880 (MDCCCLXXX) was a leap year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... Events and Trends Beginning of the Napoleonic Wars (1803 - 1815). ...

The dam in Kent, on the Cuyahoga River, just after completion of the dam's restoration. In the background, the Main Street bridge and the Star of the West Milling Co. granary are visible.

In 1903, the Kent Free Library opened its doors. The library was a gift of Andrew Carnegie. To receive the gift, Kent had to pass a municpal tax for library maintenance. Kent became the first municipality in Ohio to pass such a tax. Although additions have been made throughout the years, the original library building still stands today and currently houses the library's genealogy and local history areas. Most recently, all previous additions were demolished and a new, three-story addition was constructed which tripled the previous amount of available space. This new addition opened on September 26, 2006, exactly 103 years after the original library opened. During construction, the library was housed in temporary quarters at Kent's University Plaza on South Water Street from 2004-2006. Image File history File linksMetadata Kent_dam,_granary,_etc. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Kent_dam,_granary,_etc. ... Cuyahoga River in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park The Cuyahoga River is located in Northeast Ohio. ... 1903 (MCMIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Friday of the 13-day slower Julian calendar. ... Andrew Carnegie (November 25, 1835 – August 11, 1919) was a Scottish-born American businessman, a major philanthropist, and the founder of the Carnegie Steel Company which later became U.S. Steel. ... Official language(s) None Capital Columbus Largest city Columbus Largest metro area Cleveland Area  Ranked 34th  - Total 44,825 sq mi (116,096 km²)  - Width 220 miles (355 km)  - Length 220 miles (355 km)  - % water 8. ...


In 1910, the "Kent State Normal School" was established as a college for training public school teachers. The school was later renamed Kent State University after it received authorization to issue Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees. 1910 (MCMX) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Sunday of the 13-day slower Julian calendar. ... Kent State University (also known as Kent State or KSU) is a major public research university located in Kent, Ohio, United States, which is about 40 miles southeast of Cleveland, 12 miles east of Akron, and 30 miles west of Youngstown. ... A Bachelor of Arts (B.A. or A.B., from the Latin Artium Baccalaureus) is an undergraduate academic degree awarded for a course or program in the arts and/or sciences. ... A Bachelor of Science (B.S., B.Sc. ...


The 1930s brought the Great Depression and the closing of the railroads through Kent. By this time, however, Kent State University was firmly established and today nearly the entire Kent economy is in some way associated with the university. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Great Depression was a worldwide economic downturn which started in 1929 (although its effects were not fully felt until late in 1930) and lasted through most of the 1930s. ...


On May 4, 1970, four students were killed and nine were wounded by the National Guard at the Kent State shootings. May 4 is the 124th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (125th in leap years). ... 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1970 calendar). ... John Filos Pulitzer Prize-winning photograph of Mary Ann Vecchio, a fourteen year-old runaway, kneeling over the dead or dying body of Jeffrey Miller, shot in the mouth by an unknown Ohio National Guardsman. ...


Today, Kent has a relatively diverse population, due in part to the university, as well as a downtown area which is slowly growing and recovering from a period of relative nondevelopment. Currently, a recently finished renovation of the old dam on the Cuyahoga River, new condominiums, a new library project, and a plan for adding new blocks of businesses to the downtown district are planned in and around the historical city center. A condominium is a form of housing tenure. ...


Geography

Map showing the six wards of Kent with selected streets labeled.

Kent is located at 41°9′2″N, 81°21′40″W (41.150423, -81.361109)GR1. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (900x675, 671 KB)Map showing ward boundaries for the city of Kent, Ohio. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (900x675, 671 KB)Map showing ward boundaries for the city of Kent, Ohio. ... A ward is an electoral district used in local politics, most notably in England, Scotland, and Wales, as well as Australia, Canada, the Republic of Ireland, New Zealand, South Africa and many cities in the United States and the federal district of Washington, DC. Wards are usually named after neighbourhoods...


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 22.6 km² (8.7 mi²). 22.5 km² (8.7 mi²) of it is land and 0.1 km² (0.04 mi²) of it (0.23%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an Imperial unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (5,280 feet, 1,760 yards, 1,609. ...


Kent lies in west-central Portage County and is bordered by the following townships and municipalities: Portage County is a county located in the state of Ohio. ...

Nearby (but not bordering Kent itself) townships and municipalities include: Franklin Township is one of eighteen civil townships in Portage County, Ohio, United States. ... Brimfield is a census-designated place located in Portage County, Ohio, and is also one of eighteen civil townships in that county. ... Stow is a city in Summit County, Ohio, United States. ... Summit County is a highly urban county located in the state of Ohio, United States. ... Tallmadge is a city located in Summit and Portage counties in Ohio, a suburb of Akron. ...

It is worth noting that Brady Lake, Sugar Bush Knolls, and Franklin Township are all considered part of the greater Kent community, due mostly to their association in the Kent City School District. Brady Lake is a village located in Portage County, Ohio. ... Ravenna Township is one of eighteen civil townships in Portage County, Ohio. ... Ravenna is a city located in Portage County, Ohio. ... Sugar Bush Knolls is a village located in Portage County, Ohio. ... Streetsboro is a city located in Portage County, Ohio. ... The Kent City School District is a secondary school district headquartered in Kent, Ohio, United States. ...


The following highways pass through Kent: S.R. 59, S.R. 43, and S.R. 261. Image File history File links OH-59. ... State Route 59 is a signed route that was certified 1969. ... Image File history File links OH-43. ... State Route 43 begins at its northern terminus in Cleveland, Ohio and crosses Ohio for approximately 130 miles to its southern terminus at an intersection with State Route 7, where it is known as the Dean Martin Highway, along the Ohio River in Steubenville, Ohio. ... Image File history File links OH-261. ... State Route 261 (SR 261) is a certified Ohio state route located in the counties of Medina, Summit, and Portage. ...


Kent is located just south of I-80/Ohio Turnpike exit 187 and and the eastern terminus of I-480. Image File history File links I-80. ... Image File history File links OhioTurnpike. ... Route across the United States Interstate 80 (abbreviated I-80) is the second-longest Interstate Highway in the United States. ... The westbound Ohio Turnpike The Ohio Turnpike (officially the James W. Shocknessy Ohio Turnpike) is a publicly-built toll east-west expressway across northern Ohio. ... Image File history File links I-480. ... Interstate 480 is a busy loop highway that connects the Ohio Turnpike (I-80) with suburban Cleveland, Ohio. ...


Kent is located just north of I-76 exit 33 Image File history File links I-76. ... Interstate 76 (abbreviated I-76) is an Interstate Highway in the United States, running 435 miles (700 km) from an interchange with Interstate 71 west of Akron, Ohio east to Interstate 295 near Camden, New Jersey. ...


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 27,906 people, 9,772 households, and 4,798 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,239.9/km² (3,212.3/mi²). There were 10,435 housing units at an average density of 463.6/km² (1,201.2/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 86.07% White, 9.11% African American, 2.15% Asian, 0.19% Native American, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.44% from other races, and 2.01% from two or more races. 1.28% of the population is Hispanic or Latino of any race. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget, is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 9,772 households out of which 25.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 32.8% were married couples living together, 13.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 50.9% were non-families. 32.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.27 and the average family size was 2.89. Matrimony redirects here. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 16.4% under the age of 18, 40.0% from 18 to 24, 23.0% from 25 to 44, 13.1% from 45 to 64, and 7.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 23 years. For every 100 females there were 84.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 81.0 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $29,582, and the median income for a family was $44,440. Males had a median income of $32,063 versus $25,344 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,015. About 15.4% of families and 25.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 24.2% of those under age 18 and 9.5% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Geographical features

The Tom S. Cooperrider-Kent Bog State Nature Preserve, located on the southern edge of Kent, is one of the most intact bogs in Ohio, with the largest stand of tamarack trees. As of 2005, it is threatened by development of the forest just to its north. Binomial name Larix laricina Tamarack Larch, or Tamarack or American Larch (Larix laricina) is a species of larch native to northern North America, mainly in Canada, from eastern Yukon and Inuvik, Northwest Territories east to Newfoundland, and also south into the northeastern United States from Minnesota to northern Pennsylvania; there...


Interesting facts

The tree logo is seen on all Kent street signs
The tree logo is seen on all Kent street signs
  • Kent was the first Tree City and is referred to as "The Tree City" on some signs seen upon entering the city. There are tree logos on Kent's street signs. It was officially proclaimed "The Tree City" of Ohio by a resolution on February 15, 1949[2].
  • Kent is noted for its unusual local population of black squirrels, brought to the area in 1961 by Larry Woodell from Canada while superintendent of grounds at Kent State[3]. Since this time, the black squirrels have multiplied rapidly and spread in and around Kent.
  • In 1995, the city of Kent's municipal (tap) water won first place at the fifth annual Toast to the Tap International Water Tasting and Competition held in Berkeley Springs, West Virginia. The city and its award-winning water were featured on a segment of The Tonight Show with Jay Leno shortly thereafter.
  • Originally, before naming the city after Marvin Kent, city leaders were considering the name Rockton (hence the name of the Masonic lodge as Rockton Lodge).

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Education

Elementary and secondary schooling is provided by the Kent City School District (website), with five elementary schools: Holden, Longcoy, Franklin, Davey, and Walls; the recently completed Stanton Middle School, and Theodore Roosevelt High School. Theodore Roosevelt High School has been given the United States Department of Education Excellence in Education award. St. Patrick School is a parochial institution for grades K-8. Kent State University is the major institution of post-secondary education in the area and is the city and county's largest employer. The Kent City School District is a secondary school district headquartered in Kent, Ohio, United States. ... Name Theodore Roosevelt High School Address 1400 North Mantua Street Kent, Ohio 44240 Established 1868 (named Theodore Roosevelt in 1922) Community Suburban Type Public Secondary Students Coeducational Grades 9 to 12 District Kent City Schools Accreditation Ohio Department of Education & North Central Association of Schools and Colleges Also known as... The United States Department of Education (also known as ED) is a Cabinet-level department of the United States government. ...


Famous residents

John Brown John Brown (May 9, 1800 – December 2, 1859) was an American abolitionist, the first white abolitionist to advocate and to practice insurrection as a means to the abolition of slavery. ... A philanthropist is someone who devotes his/her time, money or effort towards helping others. ... Martin Luther Davey (July 25, 1884 - March 31, 1946) was a Democratic politician from Ohio. ... The House of Representatives is the larger of two houses that make up the U.S. Congress, the other being the United States Senate. ... Ohio Governors Ohio was admitted to the Union on March 1, 1803. ... Vincent J. Cardinal born August 9th, 1960 in Ashtabula, Ohio and raised in Kent, Ohio, is the Chairman of the Theatre Arts Department at the University of Miami and producing artistic director of the Jerry Herman Ring Theatre. ... Kent State University (also known as Kent State or KSU) is a major public research university located in Kent, Ohio, United States, which is about 40 miles southeast of Cleveland, 12 miles east of Akron, and 30 miles west of Youngstown. ... Halim El-Dabh (b. ... 1969 (MCMLXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1969 calendar). ... The Six Parts Seven is an indie rock band based in Kent, Ohio. ... Drew Carey Drew Allison Carey (born May 23, 1958 in Cleveland, Ohio, USA) is an American actor and comedian recognizable by his crew cut and black-rimmed glasses. ... Arsenio Hall (born on February 12, 1955 in Cleveland, Ohio) is an American comedian, talk show host, and actor. ... Michael Keaton in Batman Returns (1992) Michael Keaton (b. ... ‹ The template below has been proposed for deletion. ... Devo (pronounced DEE-vo or dee-VO, often spelled DEVO or DEV-O) is an American Rock group formed in Akron, Ohio in 1972. ... Kent State University (also known as Kent State or KSU) is a major public research university located in Kent, Ohio, United States, which is about 40 miles southeast of Cleveland, 12 miles east of Akron, and 30 miles west of Youngstown. ...

Sister Cities

Kent has one sister city, as designated by Sister Cities International, Inc. (SCI): Sign denoting twin towns of Neckarsulm Town twinning or sister cities is a concept whereby towns or cities from geographically and politically distinct areas are paired, with the goal of fostering human contact and cultural links. ...

Image File history File links Flag_of_Slovakia_(bordered). ... Dudince (Hungarian: Gyügy) is a very small city in Slovakia. ...

Sports

  • As the home of Kent State University, Kent is also the home of the University's athletic teams, the Golden Flashes, who compete in the Mid-American Conference (MAC) at the NCAA Division I level (I-A for football). Several Kent State athletic teams have enjoyed success over the years in the MAC and in the NCAA tournament including: Women's Field Hockey, Men's Basketball, Women's Basketball, Baseball, Softball, Women's Golf, Men's Golf, Women's Soccer, and Women's Gymnastics. 2005-2006 has seen appearances by Men's Basketball, Softball, & Women's Golf in the NCAA tournament (following MAC tournament titles) with MAC East Division or overall championships for Women's Field Hockey (overall), Men's Basketball (overall), Women's Basketball (East division), Men's Golf (overall), Women's Golf (eighth straight overall), Softball (East Division), & Baseball (overall).
  • Kent is home to the Kent Twisters, a member of the Pennsylvania-Ohio Women's Hockey Association (POWHA), an adult amateur women's ice hockey travel league. Kent has been consistent throughout their membership in the POWHA, but strong goaltending led them to finish second in the league in 2004 losing to the Cleveland Bluesin the Championship game. Kent is also a member of the Northeast Ohio Women's Hockey Organization(NOWHO), a regional ice hockey league for women.

The Mid-American Conference is a College Athletic Conference whose members are located mainly in the Midwestern United States; nine of the schools are in Ohio and Michigan alone. ... The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often said NC-Double-A) is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletics programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... A game of field hockey in progress Field hockey is a popular sport for men and women in many countries around the world. ... Sara Giauro shoots a three-point shot, FIBA Europe Cup for Women Finals 2005. ... A view of the playing field at Busch Stadium II St. ... Softball is a team sport in which a ball, eleven to twelve inches (or rarely, 16 inches) (28 to 30. ... Greg Norman - one of the greatest ever golfers on the 18th tee at St Andrews. ... Football is a ball game played between two teams of eleven players, each attempting to win by scoring more goals than their opponent. ... Gymnastics is a sport involving the performance of sequences of movements requiring physical strength, flexibility, and kinesthetic awareness, such as handsprings, handstands, and forward rolls,and backtucks. ...

External links

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Kent State has become an engine for economic, cultural and workforce development in the region and beyond as one of the premiere Ohio colleges.
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Kent State University (founded 1910) is in the city and was the site of a 1970 demonstration against the Vietnam War in which four students were killed by members of the National Guard.
Kent State University is the major institution of post-secondary education in the area and is the city and county's largest employer.
Kent has been consistent throughout their membership in the POWHA, but strong goaltending led them to finish second in the league in 2004 losing to the Cleveland Bluesin the Championship game.
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