Lydia Taylor


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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Summa Headquarters
Summa Health website

Summa Health System is once again going to be able to offer a program to train emergency room doctors.

The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education put Summa on probation in February citing a lack of supervision in the training. The council also put a hold on new residency programs or increasing the size of current programs.

Dr. Cindy Kelley says the emergency medicine training program is one of the largest accreditations a hospital can have. 

photo of FirstEnergy building

The Akron-based utility, FirstEnergy, has introduced an online retail outlet for its customers.

FirstEnergy’s sells energy-saving lightbulbs, internet-enabled accessories and home improvement services.

Company spokesman Aaron Ruegg says the goal is to build a relationship with customers beyond the electric bill.

Mohican-Memorial map

The Ohio Division of Forestry has come up with a plan to cut down some trees in Mohican-Memorial State Forest in order to allow others to grow. 

Before it was a state forest, farmers had planted pine trees in rows. Forest Manager Chad Sanders that prevents several native species from growing.

photo of Cuyahoga Valley National Park


The National Park Foundation is giving Cuyahoga Valley National Park a $100,000 grant to collaborate with local middle schools and high schools on science.

The grant will help the park launch a new citizen science project, which will encourage the classrooms to bring learning into the park.   

The park’s education director, Jesus Sanchez, says they will be working with schools to get students hands-on experiences alongside researchers within the park.



Photo of a chicken at the Ohio State Fair
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The Summit County Fair Board is taking precautions to avoid the swine flu that has caused problems at two other fairs around the state.

About 350 hogs at fairs in central and southwest Ohio were destroyed after the disease was discovered.

Summit County’s fair opens Tuesday.

Board Director Cathy Cunningham says staff is trained to keep animals and surrounding areas clean.