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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UNITED WAY OF SUMMIT COUNTY

A new report by United Way finds 40 percent of Summit County households cannot afford basic life essentials like food and housing.

According to the same report, more than half of Akron households cannot afford necessities.

Those families earn more than the official poverty level but less than the cost of living for the community.

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Northeast Ohio residents will have two chances this month to check out a fairly active display in the nighttime sky.

The Draconid meteor shower will peak on the evening of the 7th or 8th, while the Orionid shower will show up before dawn on Oct. 21st.

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HIGHER EDUCATION MAKERSPACES INITIATIVE

Case Western Reserve University is hosting makers from around the world this week for the second annual conference on makerspaces in higher education.

Ian Charnas is the director of the Sears Thinkbox at Case. He says the event will teach participants about safety, opportunities and technology in the fairly new field of academic makerspaces.

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WKSU

Ohio's U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown is criticizing the latest Republican effort to replace Obamacare, saying this new bill is worse than the others before it.

The measure, known as the Graham-Cassidy bill, would put Medicaid money into block grants and turn over control to the states.

In a conference call, Brown questioned the proposal for its lack of attention to the opioid crisis.

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Ohio’s Democratic U.S. Senator is introducing legislation to better protect against identity theft after data company Equifax announced a breach exposing nearly half the people in the country.

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