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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Isaiah Thomas

The Cleveland Cavaliers have introduced guard Isaiah Thomas, forward Jae  Crowder and center Ante Zizic this afternoon. The trio was acquired in a trade last month that sent former Cavalier Kyrie Irving to the Boston Celtics.

Thomas’ injured hip raised red flags about the deal. General Manager Koby Altman lashed back at reporters who questioned Thomas’s medical condition.

Cuyahoga Falls has adopted the city of Humble, Texas, in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.

Mayor Don Walters says local residents helped him decide where to focus their attention.

“I had some residents that live in Cuyahoga Falls that have family either in Humble or nearby, and they had talked about the devastation that their children had seen down there. So, I realized that it was much better, at least for us as a community, to adopt an area where we can see directly where our help is going.”

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Summit County Republicans are in the process of selecting their next leader.

Alex Arshinkoff, who died earlier this week, was head of the Summit county GOP for nearly 40 years.

John Green, the director of the University of Akron's Bliss Institute, says Arshinkoff had success in a predominantly Democratic county and finding his successor will be hard.

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A new study is looking at whether people can fight obesity by playing a trick on their own eyes.

Joel Hughes is a researcher and professor of psychological sciences at Kent State University. He is working to change the way food is presented on plates to combat the country’s growing obesity epidemic.

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Akron officials are warning residents to look out for a fungal disease killing oak trees in the city’s north and west sides.

Oak wilt can kill red and white oak trees within days or weeks by cutting off supplies of water and nutrients. The disease is transmitted by insects through open wounds or broken limbs.

City arborist John Malish says residents can take some precautions.