Emma Keating

News Intern

Emma Keating is a junior journalism major with a minor in political science. Between working for the Kent Stater, TV2 and Cleveland Magazine, she has experience in newspaper, magazine, multimedia and broadcast journalism, though writing will always be her one true love. Keating hopes to use her journalism to give a voice to the voiceless in her future career, eventually moving to Washington, D.C.

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NEXUS / SPECTRA ENERGY

The caretakers of a sensitive wetland in Summit County are responding to the deal reached this week between the city of Green and a gas pipeline company.

The settlement with Nexus Gas Transmission allows for the resumption of construction of a pipeline through 1.3 acres of Singer Lake Bog.

The largest prehistoric bog in Ohio was purchased by the Cleveland Museum of Natural History in 1999.

photo of Stan Hywet
WKSU public radio

Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens has selected its new president and executive director.

Sean Joyce had been serving as the interim director of Stan Hywet since Linda Conrad retired in October. Before that, he was vice president of operations and chief financial officer.

Joyce says he’s proud of the growth the hall has seen in the last eight years, particularly in the number of guests who visit. He says he’s excited to keep the momentum going with a five-year outreach plan.

Chief Wahoo logo
CLEVELAND INDIANS

After years of controversy, the Cleveland Indians are phasing out Chief Wahoo. The team and Major League Baseball have announced the logo will be removed rom team uniforms after this season.

The change follows a longstanding debate about whether Chief Wahoo is appropriate for a team symbol.

WKSU sports commentator Terry Pluto says Major League Baseball and Indians owner Paul Dolan agreed to nix the logo of a grinning caricature of a Native American man that many find offensive. But the change isn't a ban

A new report finds that Ohio is among the weakest states in the nation when it comes to driver safety.

Cathy Chase is president of Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety. She suggests that Ohio upgrade its seatbelt law to a primary offense and require both front and backseat passengers to wear a seatbelt.

She also recommends passing a ban on texting while driving.        

Streetsboro bridge
ODOT

Summit County Council will hold public hearings later today on a proposal to increase vehicle registration fees by $5.

The move could generate more than $2.5 million per year for road projects.

Heidi Swindell, a spokeswoman for the county’s engineering department, says with no growth in other funding, this is the only way the county can keep up with inflation.

“People like to have good bridges and safe roads, so I’m hopeful that this is something everybody can agree on.”

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