Brooke Forrest

News Intern

Brooke is a senior journalism major and photojournalism minor. She has experience in photography, multimedia, print, radio and visual journalism. She has worked with Kent State student media including The Kent Stater and KentWired. She is a disc jockey and the former web director for Black Squirrel Radio. She is currently the general manager of Black Squirrel Radio.

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Sen. Sherrod Brown talks to reporters
ANDY CHOW / STATEHOUSE NEWS BUREAU

Democratic Senator Sherrod Brown says he is not surprised or worried about the lower Democratic voter turnout during yesterday's primary election.

Across the board, the Republican turn out was higher Ohio, though overall voter turnout was lower than typical primaries.

Brown says that shouldn't worry Democrats when it comes to November. He points to a divisive Republican primary.

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A new study finds Ohio’s workforce overall is lacking qualifications for some of the most in-demand jobs. Team NEO has created its second Aligning Opportunities Job Report to better define the needs of the job market in the state.

Jacob Duritsky, vice president of strategy and research at Team NEO, believes this research is the first step in making the region more competitive.

SHANE WYNN

A new photojournalism series is going to focus on the transgender and non-binary community in Akron.

photo of Chippewa Rail Trail
MEDINA COUNTY PARK DISTRICT

Ohio has a legislative caucus working to raise awareness of the state’s trails. 

The caucus, formed last year, is the only one in the U.S. dedicated to trails.  The group of lawmakers has been working with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources to create a website with an interactive guide to the thousands of miles of state trails.

photo of burning cigarette in hand
PHONRAT / SHUTTERSTOCK

Akron is considering a new ordinance that would raise the minimum age to buy tobacco products to 21. This change which has already been implemented in Columbus and Cleveland has led to mixed results.

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