Ryan Landolph



Ryan is a senior multimedia journalism student at Kent State University with experience in print and radio journalism. He is working toward a Bachelor's Degree in Multimedia Journalism. During the school year, Landolph works for Kent State Student Media with Black Squirrel Radio, where he is a sports director and radio host. Additionally, Landolph covers Cleveland sports for FanSided's Factory of Sadness.

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photo of hydrogen fuel cell bus

The Stark Area Regional Transit Authority (SARTA) is adding two fuel-cell buses to its existing fleet of five. The Federal Transit Administration recently gave SARTA $1.75 million to help fund the program, which will total eleven buses by the end of next year.

Kirt Conrad, the CEO of SARTA, says the agency has the third-largest fuel cell bus fleet in the country. He says these buses are important for the community.

photo of University of Akron bike share

The University of Akron is giving its students access to bicycles to use on and off campus free of charge.

John MacDonald is the director of student recreation and wellness services at UA. He says a new program gives students freedom to go where they choose after signing out a bike.

photo of Canal Park

While the Cleveland Indians are still in the final weeks of the regular season, the team's minor league affiliates have all wrapped up their seasons, and it was a good year for them attendance-wise. All five teams saw an increase in attendance, as much as 13.9 percent over the year before.

Scott Tainsky is an Associate Professor of Sport Management at Wayne State University in Michigan. He says there are a number factors, but success on the field is not necessarily one of them.

The Cleveland Indians now have the longest winning streak in American League history following their 5-3 victory over the Detroit Tigers this afternoon at Progressive Field.

Manager Terry Francona says he thinks the winning streak means more since the team has focused just on winning one game at a time.

“Our guys are playing the game to win the right way, so that part is really meaningful. They should enjoy what they’re doing. It’s pretty special.”

The victory eclipsed the twenty-game win streak set by the 2002 Oakland Athletics.

forecast map for Hurricane Irma

A Kent State University geography professor is using real-time images of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma to teach his meteorology students.

Tom Schmidlin says that allows his students to study the physical geography of the storm and social geography of its impacts. One of the impacts, Schmidlin says, is surviving.