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  1. Knight Arts Challenge Awards Highlight a Range of IdeasRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 15 | WKSU-FM Kent

    The ideas span the arts from dance and drama to illustrative art using yarn. Daniel Mainzer who was a corporate photographer got a grant to help him finish a photo history on the last decades of the rubber industry in Akron.


  2. Cuyahoga County Announces It's Suing Addictive Painkiller Makers and DistributorsRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Oct 28 | WKSU-FM Kent

    Cuyahoga County is suing the manufacturers and distributors of addictive opioidss, adding to a growing list of local governments across Ohio to do so. Cuyahoga County Prosecutor O'Malley joined county Executive Armond Budish to announce the civil case Friday.


  3. Summit County Declares an Opioid State of Emergency, Prepares to Sue Drug Companies and DistributorsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 25 | WKSU-FM Kent

    Summit County Executive Ilene Shapiro has declared a state of emergency caused by the county's opioid crisis and is preparing to sue drug makers and distributors. Summit County is preparing to sue the companies that make and distribute addictive painkillers.


  4. Akron's Kenmore, Middlebury and North Hill Neighborhoods Get Grants to Attract Business, ResidentsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 26, 2017 | WKSU-FM Kent

    Kenmore, Middlebury and North Hill were all identified earlier this year as areas that could be primed to grow with just a small push to get the housing and job markets moving again. To do that, the grants from the Knight Foundation aim to give neighborhood development groups the resources to hire staff and explore civic engagement.


  5. Northeast Ohio's Jews and Muslims Finish Up One Dialogue and Hope to Launch AnotherRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 14, 2017 | WKSU-FM Kent

    Sunday marks the culmination of one discussion among Jews and Muslims in Northeast Ohio -- and the start of another one. As WKSU's M.L. Schultze reports, the local dialogue predates Charlottesville, the Muslim travel ban and the election of Donald Trump.


  6. Hurricanes Used as Teaching Tool by ProfessorRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 7, 2017 | WKSU-FM Kent

    A Kent State University geography professor is using real-time images of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma to teach his meteorology students. Tom Schmidlin says that allows his students to study the physical geography of the storm and social geography of its impacts.


  7. Cuyahoga Falls Assists in Hurricane Harvey ReliefRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 28, 2017 | WKSU-FM Kent

    "I had some residents that live in Cuyahoga Falls that have family either in Humble or nearby, and they had talked about the devastation that their children had seen down there. So, I realized that it was much better, at least for us as a community, to adopt an area where we can see directly where our help is going."


  8. Cuyahoga Falls Closes All of Front Street As the Major Phase of Construction BeginsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 24, 2017 | WKSU-FM Kent

    The $10 million revitalization of downtown Cuyahoga Falls enters a crucial phase today as most of the former pedestrian mall's walkways close. Over the weekend, the city's Italian Festival took over the two-block stretch that's been closed to automobiles since the 1970s.


  9. Cuyahoga Falls Selling Commemorative Bricks for Downtown ProjectRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 12, 2017 | WKSU-FM Kent

    The bricks will be part of a walkway near the city's new spray fountain., and proceeds will go towards the purchase of a piece of public art, which will be part of the Front Street development . "Mayor Walters has, from the very beginning of the downtown transformation project, talked about how the downtown in Cuyahoga Falls is our downtown.


  10. The Drive to Remove the Gorge Dam Faces ChallengesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 28, 2017 | WKSU-FM Kent

    President Trump is proposing to eliminate funding for the Great Lake Restoration Initiative and slash the U.S. EPA by 31 percent. But a group of Ohio stakeholders called "Free the Falls" is still optimistic it can find federal money for a $70 million dollar project to eliminate the largest dam on the Cuyahoga River.


  11. Cuyahoga Falls Cleans Up For River DayRead the original story w/Photo

    May 21, 2017 | WKSU-FM Kent

    More than 100 people marked Great American River Day over the weekend in Cuyahoga Falls, a city which has seen its portion of the Cuyahoga River bounce back in recent years. The volunteers came out to Waterworks Park on Saturday ready to pick up litter, pull weeds and plant flowers.


  12. Need a Bed? Contents of the Akron City Center Hotel Are Up For SaleRead the original story w/Photo

    May 3, 2017 | WKSU-FM Kent

    The contents of the Akron City Center hotel go up for sale Thursday, clearing out decades of furniture ahead of the building's renovation . The hotel opened in 1971 as a Holiday Inn and was one of the most prestigious hotels in the city.


  13. Cuyahoga Falls Receives Grant to Preserve Forty Acres of Open SpaceRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 26, 2017 | WKSU-FM Kent

    The Ohio Public Works Commission has awarded Cuyahoga Falls a million dollar grant to preserve 40 acres of land adjacent to Cuyahoga Valley National Park . Deputy Law Director Janet Ciotola says she hopes students could utilize the land to learn more about the environment in the future.


  14. Kabir Bhatia - Ohio SPJ Awards Best Feature ReportingRead the original story

    Apr 7, 2017 | WKSU-FM Kent

    WKSU journalist Kabir Bhatia is WKSU's go-to feature reporter. The Hudson native is familiar with the entire Northeast Ohio, where he covers a variety of cinema, music, sports and human interest topics.


  15. Cuyahoga Falls City Council Votes Tonight On $10 Million Downtown MakeoverRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 27, 2017 | WKSU-FM Kent

    Cuyahoga Falls City Council will vote tonight on whether to proceed with the $10 million makeover of the city's mostly empty pedestrian mall. The plan to redevelop Front Street has been percolating for three years; Mayor Don Walters usually jokes that the street was closed to automobiles in 1978, and they began regretting the decision in 1979.


  16. Deep Brain Stimulation Is Ready for Prime Time in Treating Stroke and Nearly Everything ElseRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 13, 2017 | WKSU-FM Kent

    Doctors in Cleveland have for the first time implanted electrodes in the brain of a partially paralyzed patient in order to help them regain movement lost to a stroke. It's the latest example of how researchers are pushing the boundaries of a new field of medicine.


  17. Akron Mayor Addresses Overdoses, Growth, Tech and the Urban CoreRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 1, 2017 | WKSU-FM Kent

    Akron Mayor Dan Horrigan sees his city headed for a brighter future, and, in his first official state of the city address, he talked about some new ideas and plans for getting there. Mayor Horrigan discussed implementing "Quick Response Teams" to help get people into addiction treatment: "A medic, a police officer, and a counselor will address [overdose] victims and their families to try to get them into services right away."


  18. Akron Officials Say the City Center Project Will Spur Renovation Where It's NeededRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 22, 2017 | WKSU-FM Kent

    Akron Planning Director Jason Segedy says, with development already underway on the north and south sides of downtown, the City Center renovation is perfect to spur the area in between. The plan to renovate Akron's City Center Hotel could lead to greater development in an area that's slowly seeing people move downtown.


  19. Post-Inaugural Demonstrations Held in Kent, Cleveland Over the WeekendRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 23, 2017 | WKSU-FM Kent

    Krishna Fitch and Frank Hairston urged people to communicate their concerns to elected officials -- and to pray for them -- during the Kent Interfaith Alliance demonstration on Saturday. The Kent Interfaith Alliance held a post-inaugural rally on Saturday, one of hundreds of similar events taking place throughout the country and around the world.


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