Anniversary; Kent State shootings still painful 50 years later
Dean R. Kahler ’s first college semester was nearing an end when he went home for the weekend 50 years ago this month to celebrate his 20th birthday.
The northeast Ohio country boy had worked in the Republic Steel melt shop in Canton to help pay for school and got a late start on college. He had a high draft number, so he didn’t worry about going to Vietnam. He looked forward to four years of academics to launch his chosen career in public service.
When he returned to campus Sun...