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Anna Huntsman

Anna Huntsman is a senior broadcast journalism student at Kent State with experience reporting for radio, television and digital platforms. She reports for the Ohio News Connection, Ohio's branch of the Public News Service, and helps run the weekend assignment desk at WKYC. Anna served as the General Manager of TV2, Kent State's student-led television station, during the 2017-18 school year. A Canton native, she is excited to join the WKSU team and tell stories in the Northeast Ohio community. 


Signs hang from windows at the UAW Local 1112 union hall, Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018, in Lordstown, Ohio.
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New jobs are planned for three General Motors plants in Ohio, and even more new jobs could come to the idled plant in Lordstown. But many unanswered questions remain for both workers and politicians.

Owners of a private lake in Brimfield are trying to figure out a way to save it.

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources re-classified the dam on Brimfield Lake as having a higher risk of casualties in the case of flooding. Now, owners have to pay for the development of an emergency action plan, an EAP, which they estimate will cost $15,000.

If they don’t, the lake could be drained and the dam demolished, which Brimfield Lake Association President Matt Pruszynski said would harm property values.

An Akron-based small business received an award from the Small Business Administration Monday.

Pedal devices can help bands like Akron-based Relaxer create guitar effects. Relaxer band member Jamie Stillman started making pedal devices in his Akron basement 15 years ago.

A local developer is close to getting final approval for an environmentally sustainable resort in Canal Fulton. 

Monarch, A Living Resort would have meeting space, private guest rooms and wellness activities designed for corporate retreats and workshops, said developer Wendy Kertesz.

The first phase of construction on Howe  Avenue in Cuyahoga Falls starts Monday and businesses are preparing for a financial impact.

The project will replace the road near a popular business district that includes stores in Chapel Hill Plaza.

Only the eastbound lane will be closed, which means drivers can take an alternate route or use the frontage streets behind the businesses.

Motorists may have to change their commutes to downtown Akron as the Ohio Department of Transportation completes a construction project in a busy area.

Starting Monday, the I-76 westbound to South Broadway ramp will be closed for two weeks as ODOT ties in a new ramp.

The Cuyahoga Valley National Park is thanking the public for helping to successfully identify suspects who vandalized property in the park.

The Akron Civic Theatre is celebrating its 90th anniversary this weekend.

The theater will hold a free event Saturday that includes food and entertainment.

There will be stilt-walkers, a magician and a showing of the movie "Singin’ in the Rain."

Associate Director of Programming Valerie Renner said the theater’s actual anniversary is on the 21st, but they wanted to celebrate a little early.

A refugee resettlement organization that came to Akron in 2015 has announced it is closing at the end of April. 

World Relief Akron director Kara Ulmer said the number of incoming refugees this year is 46, down from 200 last year, which led to a significant decrease in funding.

The Akron office was not able to raise enough money to remain open.

Ulmer said the decrease in refugees will have a lasting impact.

The Summit County Prosecutor’s Office is participating in a national campaign to change the way people treat sexual assault victims.

The program is called “Start By Believing.”

Summit County Prosecutor Sherri Bevan Walsh said the local campaign aims to discourage victim blaming, as well as educate the community on how to properly respond to and support victims.

The Cleveland Browns officially introduced one of the team’s newest and most widely talked about players.

In a press conference Monday, Odell Beckham Jr., nicknamed OBJ, said he is excited to have been traded to the Browns from the New York Giants.

He said he is eager to play alongside his good friend and college teammate, Jarvis Landry. The two wide receivers played together at Louisiana State University.

Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio)
John Minchillo / Associated Press

Both Ohio senators say they want the Mueller report to be made available to the public.

LeBron James’ family foundation and I Promise School in Akron are benefitting from his recent NBA scoring record.

pride flag
Karen Desuyo / Flickr

An Ohio LGBTQ advocacy group has launched a new service to help residents with legal questions and problems.

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A $126 million plan to put six wind turbines in Lake Erie is one step closer to winning final approval. 

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