Cameron Gorman

Cameron Gorman is a junior journalism major at Kent State. In student media, she has worked for the Kent Stater, The Burr and Transitions. She has also interned for WKYC, Cleveland Magazine and the Akron Beacon Journal.

Motorists should look out for new traffic patterns as the I-76 Main Broadway Project continues in Akron.

The Ohio Department of Transportation is currently about halfway through the $84 million project. By the July of 2020 completion date, motorists should expect the permanent closure of the Grant Street and Wolf Ledges entrance and exit ramps to the highway.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service / Flickr

Ohio anglers can fish for free this weekend.

The American Lung Association's 19th annual “State of the Air” report shows Cleveland with the 10th -worst year-round particle air pollution, and downgraded Summit County's air rating from an A to a B for ozone.

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Sen. Rob Portman is expressing doubts about a bill that would protect special counsel Robert Mueller, who is leading the investigation into Russian election interference and possible collusion by the Trump campaign.

A new website allows users to access data on Cleveland and its neighborhoods that they can then use to improve where they live.

The online tool was developed by Cleveland Neighborhood Progress, a nonprofit focused on working with area community development groups, and the Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development at Case Western Reserve University.

It provides access to economic information as well as other city-based data.

MGM Growth Properties, a Las-Vegas based real estate investment trust, plans to purchase the Hard Rock Rocksino in Northfield for just over $1 billion. 

The racino is home to a number of amenities, including a horse racetrack, outdoor gaming patios, a Bernie Kosar grill and even a gas station.

North Ridgeville’s city council has approved plans for the construction of a mosque.

The approval came despite residents voicing concerns about parking, traffic, soil conditions, flooding — and the presence of the mosque itself.

City Council President Kevin Corcoran says that the city did receive emails and calls from people opposed to the mosque, but the decision was made as objectively as any other building application.

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A bill that would protect beekeepers from liability for stings has passed the Ohio House.

Bank of America is planning to open 500 new branches across the country, and to expand in Ohio, targeting Cincinnati, Cleveland and Columbus.

William Mahnic, an associate professor of banking aat Case Western Reserve University, believes it might be because the bank is targeting affluent baby boomers.

A bulletproof backpack insert developed by Stow-based Shotstop Ballistics.
Shotstop Ballistics

An Akron-area company that produces ballistic armor has seen a large increase in interest in a bulletproof insert for backpacks.

The Village of Lakemore and Springfield Township now have their own library. The Akron-Summit County Public Library is opening a branch there this weekend.

The new location was made possible by a county-wide levy passed in 2015.

Outgoing library Director David Jennings says the opening marks one of his final goals.

During tragedies like this week's Florida school shooting, most people aren’t concerned with the mental well-being of journalists covering the events — not even the reporters themselves.

Kent State professor Gretchen Dworznik, a former broadcast reporter, knows that first-hand and says that's what drew her to researching trauma in journalists.

eSport gamers play League of Legends during a competion.
Joueurs de League of Legends au Meltdown Paris / Wikipedia Commons

Kent State University could be the latest school to add a varsity program for e-sports, multiplayer videogame competitions.

A new study finds Ohio ranks 35th when it comes to the prosperity of its residents.

The report comes from Prosperity Now, an advocacy group focused on promoting clear paths to financial stability and wealth.

It’s only a slight improvement from last year’s outcome ranking of 36th. But the 2018 scorecard finds a drop from a C to a D rating in education.

The University of Akron is looking to recruit more Ohio athletes for their sports programs as a means of also bringing in more state funding to the school.

Funding is awarded for every course a student completes, as well as when they graduate— and President Matt Wilson says Akron’s athletes graduate at a higher rate than the student body.