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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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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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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Ohio's U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown is planning to introduce a bill to reward American businesses that keep jobs in the country and pay workers well. The Democrat announced the Patriot Employers Tax Credit during a news conference today.

“Businesses that do things right, that pay good wages of $15-an-hour or more and have good benefits that commit to keeping jobs in this country (and) that treat their employees as vital to their company should get a tax cut or a lower tax rate.”

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The Akron-Canton Foodbank is looking for donations to assist Texas foodbanks in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. The items requested include hand-held snacks, ready-to-eat canned goods, cleaning supplies and hygiene products.

Michael Wilson is the foodbank’s director of marketing and communications.

“(The effort) was just re-enforced by the dozens of calls that we were receiving from our network, from our donors, from local community members who were also wanting to get involved.”

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