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 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.

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Several Ohio government computer systems have been hacked within the last month, which cyber security expert Matthew Curtin says can be expected because of an increased reliance on technology.

The Wooster-Ashland Regional Council of Governments, which provides 911 dispatching, experienced the most recent hack, with more than 200,000 records compromised.

Curtin says government agencies need to think realistically while designing computer systems in order to avoid hackers.

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Two Northeast Ohio universities are going smoke free starting July 1.

The University of Akron and Kent State University both say the goal is to make their campuses healthier.

University of Akron’s spokeswoman Lisa Craig says the smoking ban encourages fitness. 

Craig says it’s a “self-reporting” policy, which means those who see others smoking are asked to report it to a university official.
 

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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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