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.

Companies in Cuyahoga County have until Friday to apply for the chance to get some free help from NASA.

Swimming could be returning to Euclid Beach this summer after Cleveland Metroparks commissioners approved $569,000 in improvements there.

The Portage County Board of Elections has a new voting system in place for Tuesday's primary, following problems last fall.

A Northeast Ohio manufacturer is being hailed as a model for industrial jobs in the region. Iron Horse Engineering hosted representatives from the Manufacturing Advocacy & Growth Network – or MAGNET -- for a tour of its facility in Parkman.

The Cuyahoga Valley National Park is getting $4.2 million for repairs, including several bridges which have been closed for years. Cuyahoga Valley National Parks' spokeswoman Jennie Vasarhelyi says one of the most visible projects here involves replacing the Old Carriage Trail bridges, which have been closed since 2009 due to structural problems.

A success coach at the University of Akron is in hot water for the wording in an email she sent to 200 students last month. The coaches are supposed to help freshmen with study skills, time management and referrals to campus services, but students can choose not to participate. The email threatened to pull students out of class if they did not schedule a meeting with the coach.

University of Akron spokesman Wayne Hill says the coach is just one of 14 who deals with students.

The Democratic candidates seeking their party’s nomination for president are reaching out to black voters in Cleveland.

Correction: A previous version of this story indicated that California's lottery system has driven film production to other states; however, the film tax credit lottery ended in 2015.  

An increasing number of films are being shot in Northeast Ohio, but local film industry advocates say the state needs to expand its tax credit program or risk losing future productions and the economic benefits that come with them.

A bill introduced in the state Senate this week would quadruple the tax credits available to filmmakers shooting in Ohio.

S.B. 289 was introduced by Republican Sen. Tom Patton of Strongsville. It would raise the available credits from $20 million a year to $80 million.

A bill in the Ohio House would expand the state’s film tax-credit program. And that could breathe new life into an abandoned Northeast Ohio landmark.

House Bill 475 aims to increase the amount of credits that may be awarded to films shooting here each year. Cleveland Film Commission CEO Ivan Schwarz says expanding the program will increase the need for film industry infrastructure, such as soundstages.

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