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 dangerous algae bloom in Lake Erie
WKSU

Ohio State University researchers have found that the state’s algae blooms not only seriously harm lakes, but property values of houses surrounding them.

The study finds those combined values for houses near four algae-infested lakes fell by more than $150 million from 2009 to 2015. Additionally, sales prices for houses adjacent to algae-affected Grand Lake St. Mary's and Buckeye Lake regions saw sale prices drop by more than 22 percent.

Calvin Williams at the press conference announcing Steve Stephens death
WKSU

Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams spoke to the Akron Roundtable today about community trust, police responsibility and the status of reforms in his department.

The audience asked Williams whether Cleveland police would be prepared for an event like the violent unrest at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va., last week.

Picture of downtown Cleveland
WKSU

A new survey finds that four Ohio metropolitan areas have some of the biggest shares of seriously underwater homes in the country, and Cleveland tops the list.

The study by California-based ATTOM Data Solutions, defines a seriously underwater home as one with mortgage loans worth 25 percent or more than its value. The company’s senior vice president, Daren Blomquist, says Cleveland’s top ranking is not all bad news.

photo of KSU Center for Applied Conflict Management
KENT STATE UNIVERSITY

Kent State University is expanding its Center for Applied Conflict Management and refining its mission.

The center, which used to be under the university’s political science department, will now be called the School of Peace and Conflict Studies and will have its own full-time faculty.

The school’s director, Patrick Coy, says the change will give Kent State a bigger profile for its work in conflict management and social change.

Donald Trump speaking at one of his rallys
KAREN KASLER / OHIO PUBLIC RADIO

Policy Matters Ohio says President Trump has a long way to go before delivering on his promise to restore blue-collar jobs in the state.

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