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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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.

Ohio County Health rankings.
http://www.countyhealthrankings.org / County Health Rankings and Roadmaps

Summit County has climbed four spots in an annual health assessment of Ohio counties. The assessment is a collaboration between the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute. It takes into account factors such as quality of life, behavior, healthcare and economics.

The county improved from 50th to 46th.

photo of DNC trashcans
IRINA ZHOROV / WKSU

The Stark County yard waste drop-off program is getting trimmed: The waste management district in charge of the program is taking steps to offset rising costs.

Gates and cameras are being installed at drop-off locations to ensure commercial companies, which are prohibited from using the sites, don’t. 

The executive director of the Stark-Tuscarawas-Wayne recycling district, David Held, says the program changes are meant to focus on residents.

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