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.

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A Stark County company has come up with a glove that's resistant to fentanyl — one of the drugs that first responders have increasingly been exposed to when treating opioid overdose victims.

A Stark County company has come up with a glove that's resistant to fentanyl -- one of the drugs that first responders have increasingly been exposed to when treating opioid overdose victims.

Visitors to Stark County will be paying more for hotel rooms starting next month after commissioners voted to double the county's hotel bed tax.

Officials in Akron continue to investigate a fire that claimed two young girls over the weekend, and to evaluate its fire-safety awareness programs for school children.

Seventh-grader Jada Snowden and kindergartner Kymeria Cody were alive but unresponsive when they were rescued Thursday night from a house fire on Seward Avenue. They died over the weekend.

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About 100 people were at the University of Akron’s College of Education tonight to discuss ways that educators can engage young people to talk about race.

The panelists frequently said students from middle school through college want to discuss social justice and race in the face of the NFL’s “take a knee” controversy and recent sexual harassment allegations against film mogul Harvey Weinstein and Bill Cosby.

The newly installed Bishop of the Cleveland Catholic Diocese – Nelson J. Perez – was in Akron today, introducing himself to people – especially young people – in Summit County.

Perez spoke and took questions for close to an hour from the crowd of more than 600 people. Many of them were from Akron-area parochial schools. When asked for his vision for youth ministry, the Bishop answered without hesitating.

Brewdog opened its first U.S. brewery in Canal Winchester in February 2017.
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A new report finds that Ohio’s craft beer industry generated $2.7 billion last year – and more breweries could be popping up soon.

A new report finds that Ohio’s craft beer industry generated $2.7 billion last year – and more breweries could be popping up soon.

The annual economic impact report from the Brewers Association says Ohio generated about 4 percent of the nation’s $67.8 billion craft beer industry. And the state has 88 breweries on tap for the future.

UPDATE: Sen. Brown is co-sponsoring Sen. Feinstein's bill; he also voted for a similar ban in 2013, following the Sandy Hook shooting. 

Sen. Sherrod Brown is renewing his calls to examine the nation’s gun laws following the deadly mass shooting in Las Vegas.

Brown says he’s incredulous that some of his colleagues still do the bidding of the gun lobby in the face of mass shootings.

The ballot for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s Class of 2018 is out, and almost half of the artists up for induction have never been nominated before.

Bon Jovi makes it first appearance on the Rock Hall ballot. The band has been eligible for almost a decade. It's joined by well-established acts as varied as The Zombies, Kate Bush and Sister Rosetta Tharpe.

Todd Mesek, the Rock Hall’s VP of Marketing, says their mission has always been to showcase the evolution of rock music.

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