Rachel Duthie


Rachel Duthie is a senior multimedia journalism major at Kent State University with experience in print, visual and digital journalism. Formerly she has worked at publications such as The Columbus Dispatch and the Newark Advocate. During the school year, Rachel works for Kent State Student Media in The Kent Stater, KentWired and The Burr Magazine. She is currently the features editor for The Kent Stater for the fall semester.

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Case Western Reserve University is going to be getting a high-tech microscope developed by this year’s winners of the Nobel Prize for Chemistry.


The cryo-electron microscope produces clear, 3-D images of molecules. It costs as much as $7 million.


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A new study finds significant disparities between the rich and poor in Cuyahoga County.

The Center for Community Solutions, a non-profit, non-partisan think tank, looked at data on demographics, education, housing, poverty, health and employment in Cuyahoga County Council’s 11 districts.

map of Cuyahoga County food deserts

Ohio congressman Tim Ryan is joining a bipartisan effort to address the problem of food deserts.

The Healthy Food Access for All Americans Act would set up a system of tax credits and grants for businesses providing healthy food options to low-income urban and rural areas.

Ryan says food deserts have a big impact on health, and that has a big impact on the economy.

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The Oriana House in Akron stopped halfway-house services to three-dozen federal inmates Tuesday after the Federal Bureau of Prisons ended its contract.

The Justice Department quietly ended contracts with 16 small-scale halfway houses across the nation as a way to save money.

Main Concourse, Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport
Western Reserve Port Authority / Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport website

The Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport hopes to begin offering passenger service to Baltimore and Detroit as early as January.

Southern Airways Express is the front runner among three carriers interested in working with the airport. Allegiant Air ended Youngstown flights in January. Allegiant had been at the airport for 11 years.

The Southern flights would use nine-seat turboprop planes.