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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CUYAHOGA VALLEY NATIONAL PARK

A new report finds that the Cuyahoga Valley National Park had an economic impact of $87 million dollars and supported nearly a thousand local jobs in Northeast Ohio last year.

The report by the National Park Service shows that two and a half million visitors spent money in areas like dining and lodging.

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A new report finds that air quality in certain parts of Northeast Ohio is improving steadily, despite rising particle pollution across the state.

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WANDERING AESTHETICS

An Akron theatre company will premiere a series of vaudeville performances in September thanks to a Knight Foundation grant.

Wandering Aesthetics has raised nearly half of the money required for its $75,000 matching grant, which will be used for a project it calls “Bigger than a Breadbox.”

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Canton City Council has voted unanimously to increase penalties and fines for littering.

The new rules will increase fines for a first offense from $100 to $150. For a second offense, fines spike from $150 to $500.

Councilman Frank Morris proposed the changes because he says Canton needs to do a better job keeping the community clean.

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OHIO DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES

The Portage Park District is considering potential uses for 215 acres it recently acquired in Kent and surrounding areas.

The land was owned by the Carter Jones Lumber Company and includes hills, woods, portions of Plum Creek and more than 50 acres of sphagnum peat bog.

Portage Park Executive Director Christine Craycroft says the acquisition may allow the park system to achieve one of its biggest goals.

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