Mitch Felan

News Intern

Mitch Felan is a multimedia journalist with experience in radio, television, print and visual journalism. He is back with the WKSU team after spending a semester studying in Washington D.C. Outside of work, he enjoys making music, watching movies and bike riding. He plans to graduate from Kent State University with a Bachelor's Degree in Multimedia Journalism this fall.


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Canton City Council has voted to ban online housing rentals in single-family neighborhoods, a move that many say will make Airbnb nearly impossible in the city. Now, only multi-family residences with conditional use permits can be rented online.

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A new report from the American Gaming Association finds that Ohio’s casino and racino industry is providing economic benefits and jobs to the state. Ohio’s 11 commercial gambling sites support 20,000 jobs and generate $3.6 billion in economic impact, according to the research.

Association Vice President for Strategic Communications Casey Clark says the group picked Ohio to study because of: 

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The state’s craft beer industry is continuing to grow, and Northeast Ohio is a major reason, according a new real estate report.

The study, which calculates the square feet of real estate space used by Ohio breweries, finds the Cleveland market makes up nearly 30 percent of the state total. It is second in the state behind Cincinnati.

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The lease for Akron’s proposed year-round farmers’ market has been signed.

Countryside Conservancy, which holds seasonal markets near Highland Square, is looking to open the new market beneath the Northside Market. Tracy Emrick, the conservancy’s executive director, says the idea is to give Akron its own smaller version of Cleveland’s West Side Market.

She hopes the project will add to Downtown Akron’s revitalization.

Abandoned Innerbelt

The group behind Akron’s Innerbelt National Forest is looking for public artwork to use in the upcoming project. Five artists will get a stipend to install their works, which can be anything from sculptures to murals.