Mark Arehart

Arts Reporter/Host

Mark Arehart joined the award-winning WKSU news team as its arts/culture reporter in 2017. Before coming to Northeast Ohio, Arehart hosted Morning Edition and covered the arts scene for Delaware Public Media. He previously worked for KNKX in Seattle, Kansas Public Radio, and KYUK in Bethel, Alaska.  

His reporting has taken him everywhere from remote islands in the Bering Sea to the tops of skyscrapers overlooking Puget Sound. Arehart has been featured on NPR and the Alaska Public Radio Network. 

Equal parts Nebraskan/Kansan and a University of Kansas graduate, he's a diehard college basketball fan. He loves reading crime fiction and fantasy, as well as enjoying movies with subtitles, explosions, or both. 

He lives in Akron's Highland Square neighborhood and as a former morning drive-time host, you'll likely find him out walking his dog, Otis, well before sunrise.

Feel free to tweet at him, find him on Instagram, or send him an email. 

Courtesy of Peninsula Architects

Cuyahoga Valley National Park is breaking ground on its new $5.9 million visitor’s center Monday morning.

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With temperatures expected to plummet in the next few days, warming centers are extending their hours throughout the region. But in Akron, options are limited for those who need to get warm in the middle of the night.

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The state awarded the Ohio Brewing Company a tax break of nearly $250 thousand to help revamp the Fox Buick Sales Building on Front Street into a restaurant, brewing space and arcade.

Courtesy of the Akron Children's Museum

The Akron Children’s Museum has named Traci Buckner as its first executive director. She plans to expand the museum with an increased emphasis on education.

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After Congress passed its $1.5 trillion tax cut today questions remain about what the it could mean for people in Ohio.

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