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.

The Akron-Canton Airport has unveiled a 20-year, $240 million master plan. Improvements will include an expanded ticketing area and parking, plus a redesign of the main driveway to better accommodate passenger and commercial traffic.

Airport CEO Richard McQueen says the most visible interior change will be five new gates, replacing ones that opened in 1962.


Ohio Democratic U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown says Senate Republicans' refusal to hold hearings on any Supreme Court nominees is unprecedented.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he will not hold hearings or permit a vote in the wake of for any nomination by President Obama to replace Justice Antonin Scalia, who died earlier this month.

 The Cleveland Arts Prize is honoring Cleveland Cinematheque founder John Ewing tomorrow night at the theater’s new location. The event includes the world premiere of a documentary on Ewing’s life.

Late last week, the City of Youngstown approved a study of blighted and abandoned properties. As WKSU’s Kabir Bhatia reports, one neighborhood group is already compiling data on the city’s vacant homes.

Stark State College is looking at Summit County for a possible expansion, including at a soon-to-be vacant department store in Akron.

One location it's considering is the Macy’s at Chapel Hill Mall, which is closing. Stark State spokeswoman Marisa Rohn says the new campus needs to have ample parking and good access to public transportation.

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