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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Photo of Snowy Owl
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A record number of snowy owls are stopping in Northeast Ohio due to a biological phenomenon.

The owls are native to the Arctic. It’s normal to see one or two in Northeast Ohio during the winter. This year, 18 have been spotted in the Cleveland area just since Thanksgiving.

Marty Calabrese, a naturalist at Cleveland Metroparks, says the reason is owls had more to eat this summer, which led to more offspring.  

Hog Creek Wind Farm

An issue that some believe will reignite the wind energy industry is getting a new wave of support. A previous version of the bill stalled after the abrupt resignation of the senator who was backing it.

A northeast Ohio Republican lawmaker has reintroduced a bill to decrease wind setbacks, which is the distance a turbine must be from a property line.

Sen. Matt Dolan is the new leading voice on the issue. He says the current setbacks handcuff the wind industry.

photo of Case Western Reserve University

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.


Picture of downtown Cleveland

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.