Lydia Taylor

Intern

Lydia Taylor is a news intern for WKSU. She is a senior multimedia journalism major at Kent State University with experience in print and visual journalism. She is currently working towards a Bachelor’s Degree in Multimedia Journalism.  During the school year, Taylor works for Kent State Student Media in The Kent Stater and KentWired. She is currently the editor-in-chief in the Kent State University Student Media Newsroom for the fall semester. 

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Photo of LeBron James
Brian Babineau / NBAE via Getty Images

The Cavs dominated the Boston Celtics last night, beating them 117-104 in the first game of the Eastern Conference Finals.

WKSU commentator Terry Pluto says Cleveland did exactly what it needed to do in Boston. 

"The Cavs completely dominated early and totally took out Isaiah Thomas, who is Boston’s 5’9 guard, took him right out of the game. I think he was like 3-of-11 shooting in the first half, and he just looked worn down and confused. It was just a force.  A completely dominating performance by the Cavs."

Photo of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders (Left) and Ohio Gov. John Kasich (right).
CNN / Screen shot of CNN town hall video

Ohio Gov. John Kasich and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders discussed the concerns swirling around the Trump Administration last night at a CNN town hall.

Kasich and Sanders addressed the dismissal of FBI Director James Comey, the Russian hacking scandal and how President Donald Trump revealed classified information to a Russian foreign minister in a meeting last week.

I don't think we're there. I don't think that we know exactly what happened. The Russian investigation is very, very important.

Flashstarts
flashstarts.com / Flashstarts

A Cleveland venture capital group plans to fund over 200 startups in Ohio through a new state-wide initiative. 

Flashstarts is working with the Third Frontier program to distribute over $100 million over the next three years. It’s called the Cleveland200 fund. Flashstarts CEO Charles Stack says at least $5 million of the fund will advance job growth in Northeast Ohio by supporting startups.

Chris Burnham
Summit DFA / Summit DFA

A local fund that aims to restore areas of economic distress in Akron is getting closer to its $4.5 million goal. The Akron Community Revitalization Loan Fund received a $100,000 grant this week from Goodyear Tire & Rubber.

In April, Huntington Bank contributed a quarter of a million dollars to the fund.

President of the Development Finance Authority Chris Burnham says the fund should be able make loans starting mid-summer.

CHRISTY STEWART / U.S. FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE

Summit Metro Parks is asking the public for help spotting a rare species.

The rusty-patched bumble bee, once common in Northeast Ohio, has recently been  listed as endangered and hasn’t been spotted here since 1998.

The Summit Metro Parks collaborated with Ohio State University, Cleveland Metroparks and Cuyahoga Valley National Park to create the Ohio Bees Atlas Project.

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