Lydia Taylor

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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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THE FAIR CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICTS FOR OHIO COMMITTEE

Several Ohio groups helped kick off a new campaign Thursday to put a redistricting reform amendment on the state ballot.

The Fair Congressional Districts for Ohio committee is pushing a ballot proposal which will need more than 300,000 signatures to be considered.

The committee says the proposal is similar to Issue 1, a redistricting amendment which passed with bipartisan support in 2015.

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A long-running theater in Huron is taking an intermission this summer.

Huron Playhouse announced this week that it will be closing for the season due to a deficit. The theater plans to reopen next summer when it is more financially stable.

Managing Director John Jones says the Playhouse will be looking at new ways to bring in money, such as hiring local performers. 

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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."

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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.

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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.

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