The Cuyahoga River runs through the middle of the town of Kent, Ohio, and is an integral part of the community. Throughout history, the people of Kent used the river as a source of power, transportation and most recently recreation. Thanks to the efforts of the Environmental Protection Agency and local groups, the river lost its negative reputation and gained the support of the Kent community. The evolving life of the Cuyahoga River represents the hard-working people of Kent and their history.
Looking for a little Crooked River Adventure by Eric Helle
KSU’s Crooked River Adventures offers opportunities for one-of-a-kind access to the Cuyahoga River. This story explores kayaking on the river.
Cuyahoga: River on fire making ecological improvements by Deborah McGhee
The river changed dramatically due to the Kent River Dam bypass and various cleanup efforts. This story examines the scientific changes of the Cuyahoga.
A river runs through it by Jacqueline Pinchot
Original founders of Kent settled around the Cuyahoga River , drawn by the power it possessed. This story offers the historical background to the river.
Kent’s heart gets a bypass by Heather Reed
City staff members, elected officials and community groups worked towards the positive environmental changes of the Cuyahoga river. This story features interviews with various Kent residents.