Mitch Felan


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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A five-year grant is helping a local manufacturing network create apprenticeship programs in Ohio and Pennsylvania.

The $3 million grant from the Department of Labor was given to the Greater Oh-Penn Apprenticeship Network.

The network will create a model for manufacturing apprenticeships and reimburse local companies who use it.

Jessica Borza, the coordinator of the program, says it will help companies who have doubts about apprenticeships.

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The Cleveland area leads the state in air pollution-related deaths and illnesses and is the ninth worst in the country, according to a study released today.

The American Thoracic Society found that 196 deaths and 487 health issues were caused by Cleveland air pollution over a two-year period beginning in 2011.

The lead author of the study, Kevin Cromar, says the city ranks so high because of two reasons.

photo of Lichtenwalter Schoolhouse fire

  The fire that damaged a historic building in Green this morning has now been ruled an arson.

The Lichtenwalter Schoolhouse at Boettler Park has been declared a total loss.

A number of artifacts were lost in the fire at the building, which was built in 1885.

Valerie Wolford, a spokewoman for the city of Green, says the building’s sentimental value cannot be replaced.

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If you’re looking for a memento from this week’s Pro Football Hall of Fame ceremony, a local winery has you covered.  

The Hall of Fame has teamed up with Gervasi Vineyard in Canton for a limited edition wine.

The Cabernet Sauvignon is called “Excellence.”

Nichole Cardinale, Marketing Manager says the name and the partnership reflects similar goals.

Perseid meteor shower

  Astronomers are predicting the peak of this year’s Perseid meteor shower will take place the night of August 11th.

The annual shower will be easiest to see after moonset that night.

Jason Davis, planetarium director at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History, says this yearw will be an eventful one.