Mitch Felan

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Mitch Felan is a news intern for WKSU. He is a multimedia journalist with experience in print, television, radio and visual journalism. Felan is a junior at Kent State University, working towards a Bachelor's Degree in Multimedia Journalism. During the school year, Felan works for Kent State Student Media in TV2, The Kent Stater, and KentWired. He will be serving as the Digital Director for Kent State University's Student Media Newsroom in the Fall.  

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photo of Mud Run golf course
GOLF OHIO

Akron has reached an agreement with a group to run its Mud Run golf courseFirst Tee of Greater Akron will take over day-to-day operations.

The organization uses the game of golf as a means to promote healthy choices among young people. First Tee’s Executive Director Frank Stams says his organization will bring many benefits to the course.

Injecting opioids
FLICKR CC

The non-partisan Congressional Budget Office is predicting that 14 million Americans who have health insurance under Obamacare could lose that coverage in the first year of the Republican replacement. That plan could also have a big impact on people seeking help for opioid addiction.

Manufacturing
WIKIMEDIA

Economists say the increase of manufacturing jobs in February’s national jobs report is good news for Ohio. More than 28,000 manufacturing jobs were added nationally, according to the report.

photo of 115 S. Maple Street, Akron
GOOGLE EARTH

Akron City Council is helping the West Hill Neighborhood create the city’s first nut farm across the street from its existing fruit farm.

Council members have donated a vacant lot on Maple Street to the West Hill Neighborhood Organization.

They will be planting chestnut, cashew, walnut and almond trees there.

Karen Noel, the organization’s vice president, says the farm is part of the neighborhood’s beautification process.

photo of Adoption Network Cleveland GoFundMe page
GOFUNDME

Adoption Network Cleveland is asking for public donations after a policy change left them more than $200,000 short on program funding.

The organization received partial funding from Cuyahoga County for 13 years, but their contract ended in late December.

The network applied for a new contract for mentoring services, but that doesn't take effect until June.

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