Kabir Bhatia

Kabir Bhatia joined WKSU as a Reporter/Producer and weekend host in 2010.  A graduate of Hudson High School, he received his Bachelor's from Kent State University.  While a Kent student, Bhatia served as a WKSU student assistant, working in the newsroom and for production.

Among his awards, he was named Best of Show – Best Reporter in Ohio for 2013 by the Ohio chapters of the Society of Professional Journalists.

Most of the Democrats running in statewide races spoke at an Ohio Young Black Democrats event over the weekend near Cleveland, addressing several issues including voter turnout.

A small crowd gathered at the Warrensville Heights Civic Center on Saturday for the event, which included Democratic gubernatorial candidate Rich Cordray.

Drivers for Uber and Lyft are going to have to buy a $400 license to wait for fares at Akron-Canton Airport.

The new permits, which go into effect in a week, are the same price as the ones purchased by cab and limo companies who want to wait for fares on airport property. Airport spokeswoman Lisa Dalpiaz says she hopes rideshare companies will decide to cover some of the costs once they start to get feedback from their drivers.

An Akron man has been arrested and charged with a cyber attack last year that shut down two of the city’s main government websites.

Thirty-two-year-old James Robinson is charged with causing a “distributed denial of service” attack on the city’s website, akronohio.gov, as well as the Akron Police website, akroncops.org, on Aug. 1 of last year. The attacks essentially consisted of flooding the servers with traffic, causing them to shut down.

Voters in Canton passed the city’s first income-tax increase in nearly 40 years this week, and the half-percent increase will be used for primarily for safety and economic and neighborhood development.

The increase is expected to generate more than $11 million a year. Twenty percent of that will go toward the general fund, and 10 percent each will go into the capital fund and a neighborhood development fund. Mayor Tom Bernabei says the rest will be used for economic development.

A Northeast Ohio heart-transplant patient will be arriving in Washington, D.C. tomorrow after walking for the past month from his home in Aurora. And he’s there to try and bring some recognition for transplant donors and recipients.

A new report shows that among the most common jobs in Akron, few pay enough to eliminate the need for government assistance.

The survey from Policy Matters Ohio shows the top ten includes cashiers, retail salespeople and restaurant workers. And the median salaries for those jobs in Akron are not enough to push a family of three over the threshold for food assistance, which is a little more than $26,000.

Officials in Lordstown are once again looking forward to the possibility of a thousand new jobs after HomeGoods re-committed to building a new distribution center in the city.

Kent State University has joined a rapidly growing movement around the country and started an eSports program to recruit video gamers and form a team to compete against other schools.

Kent State held its first eSports tournament on Saturday, complete with play-by-play announcers, fans in the stands and an online stream of the six-person teams playing the shoot-em-up game “Overwatch.”

Kent State University has officially recognized the landmark status of the site where four students were killed by National Guardsmen in 1970.

The Akron Community Foundation is revealing the results of a massive public engagement project that brought people together over a meal to discuss life in greater Akron.

The “On the Table” event last October was one of ten held around the country. In Akron, about 6,000 people participated in a series of meals, then answered follow-up questionnaires.

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