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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Akron RubberDucks
AKRON RUBBERDUCKS

The Akron RubberDucks are getting ready to host the Eastern League All-Star Game tomorrow.

The game is the first ever All-Star game to take place in Akron.

RubberDucks General Manager Jim Pfander says that while getting the game is a huge milestone for the team, there is still work to be done.

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CITY OF CLEVELAND

  White House officials joined Cleveland community leaders and US Senator Sherrod Brown today to launch the “My Brother’s Keeper” initiative in Cleveland.

President Obama launched the program in 2014 after the shooting death of Trayvon Martin.

My Brother’s Keeper Task Force director and White House aide Broderick Johnson was in Cleveland for the launch.

It is designed to reduce neighborhood violence by providing education and parental engagement for black and Hispanic youth.

Joe Mead
CLEVELAND STATE UNIVERSITY

The Ohio ACLU is calling on Youngstown to drop a proposed anti-loitering law.

If passed, the ordinance will allow police to arrest residents for sitting on benches or wandering around the city.

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WKSU

Canton health officials are taking steps to create a needle exchange program to stop the spread of diseases like HIV and Hepatitis C.

City officials started working on the program following a change in state law that will now allow local health departments to create the programs.

Canton City Health Commissioner Jim Adams says the program could be an important preventative measure.

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THE WHITE HOUSE

The head of National Drug Control Policy is highlighting the challenges the country is facing when it comes to opioid abuse and addiction.

Tuesday, Michael Botticelli focused on efforts in Ohio to fight the problem.

Botticelli says the president’s budget includes over a billion dollars to fight opioid abuse. $45 million dollars could go to Ohio.

During a conference call, he was joined by Dayton police chief Richard Biehl.

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