Andrew Atkins

News Intern

Andrew is a senior journalism major and a columnist for the Kent Stater. Alongside being a resident assistant in the honors community, he has worked as the web editor for the Burr Magazine and the campus editor for the Kent Stater. He looks forward to the professional learning opportunities afforded to him through his internship at WKSU.

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The logo for the Akron Parks Challenge.
akronciviccommons.org

The deadline is fast approaching for community groups and individuals to pitch their ideas for the Akron Parks Challenge. The goal is to improve two Akron parks.

The city will give up to $100,000 each to the winning proposals. Other organizations, like the Knight Foundation, are also pitching in to make these initial projects feasible.

LeBron James speaks with media on the morning of April 18, 2018.
CAVS.com

The Cavs are getting ready for their second game in their first-round playoff series against the Indiana Pacers.

They lost game one 98 to 80. LeBron James says he’s not focusing on the hole the team is in.

“I can’t think about advancing. I’m thinking about tonight you know, what my job is, how I can help change the game, help affect the game, try to be as dominant as I can," he said.

Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m. at the Q. 

A screenshot showing proposed changes from the OHM Advisors Plan.
OHM Advisors

The City of Stow has created a survey to check public opinion on proposed changes to its downtown.

When the results come back, city council will need to decide on whether to put out a call for partners to overhaul the downtown. 

Rob Kurtz, the Stow Planning Director, said changes to downtown aren’t just about finances.

photo of the Hard Rock Rocksino in Northfield Park
GOOGLE EARTH

MGM Growth Properties, a Las-Vegas based real estate investment trust, plans to purchase the Hard Rock Rocksino in Northfield for just over $1 billion. 

The racino is home to a number of amenities, including a horse racetrack, outdoor gaming patios, a Bernie Kosar grill and even a gas station.

photo of Subodh Chandra
JO INGLES / STATEHOUSE NEWS BUREAU

A former assistant prosecuting attorney in Mahoning County has filed a lawsuit against the county, Prosecutor Paul Gains and chief assistant prosecutor Linette Stratford.

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