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 Oriana House

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.


Voters on Nov. 7 will decide if Kent should join the small list of Ohio cities that have declared sanctuary status.


If passed, Issue 9 would prevent the city from coordinating or cooperating with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement or any federal agency when it comes to immigration status.


Photo of Mandel and Loomis shaking hands
Annie Wu

The Cleveland police union Tuesday endorsed state Treasurer Josh Mandel – a Republican -- in his bid for U.S. Senate.  

The union hall was devoid of any members when its president, Steve Loomis, announced the Cleveland Police Patrolmen’s Association leadership had voted to endorse Mandel over incumbent Sen. Sherrod Brown.  Loomis said Brown is “stale” and does not support law enforcement.


A white nationalist says he’ll sue two state universities if they don’t agree by Friday to let him speak on their campuses. The demand is raising concerns about safety if the speech is eventually allowed. The sponsor of a so-called “campus free-speech” bill says his bill could set rules for situations.