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.  

Ways to Connect

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A study by a group advocating for broadband internet access has found that many Ohio adults lack the digital skills necessary to be competitive in the job market.

The study by Connect Ohio reports 2.5 million Ohioans do not have broadband access at home. It also finds nearly a quarter of Ohioans have problems searching for jobs online.

Executive director Stu Johnson says the issues also effect what he calls “non-adopters” or people who may have access but have barriers to using it effectively.

Sherrod Brown

Ohio U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown is putting his support behind the Trump administration’s proposal to investigate China’s unfair trade practices.

Speaking on NPR’s Morning Edition Friday, the Democratic senator denounced the country’s technology transfer requirements.

Youngstown business district
Tim Rudell / WKSU

More than 40 buildings in Youngstown’s business district will pay extra for heating and cooling due to an emergency surcharge approved by the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio.

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Stark County will be able to treat nearly a thousand more patients for opioid addiction after receiving a federal grant.

The $615,000will be used to expand access to opioid-recovery drugs such as suboxone and methdone  in Canton, Massillon and Alliance. The money will also allow the county to work with local hospitals to establish peer recovery programs.

John Aller is the executive director of Stark County Mental Health and Addiction Recovery board.

photo of Snow Lake area

A conservation group is protecting the home of trumpeter swans, sandhill cranes and a rare species of fish.

The Nature Conservancy has purchased around 270 acres of Geauga County land in an area that includes wetlands and Snow Lake, which are remnants of the Ice Age. The new property is  next to Lucia Nash Preserve, which is also protected by the conservancy.