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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. 


Low-income residents in Cleveland have an opportunity to get training for good-paying jobs in the tech industry.

The city of Cleveland is partnering with We Can Code IT, which trains adults from all incomes and backgrounds for coding and IT jobs. 

“Technology is where people need to be,” said Mel McGee, founder and CEO of We Can Code IT. “We can’t leave people behind, and that’s what’s going on right now.”   

Akron’s Metro RTA estimates more than four million people have ridden Metro buses this year. On Monday, Mayor Dan Horrigan was one of them. 

The mayor boarded the crowded #8 bus at the Kenmore and Lakeshore stop, chatting with riders and discussing how the city can work together with RTA to improve the service. In a conversation with Metro RTA director Dawn Distler, Mayor Horrigan wondered how long it takes to get places by bus. 

A local artist and University of Akron students will bring a mobile splash pad to Akron neighborhoods this summer. 

Akron artist and business owner Mac Love teamed up with University of Akron engineering students to create portable water activities that can be hooked up to city fire hydrants. The splash pad includes two water toys so far.

A local business owner says tariffs on American-made goods like whiskey have stunted the growth of his company and thousands more nationwide.

After the Trump Administration placed tariffs on imported steel and aluminum, European and Asian countries fought back with 25% tariffs on products such as motorcycles and bourbon. CEO of Cleveland Whiskey Tom Lix said his company’s overseas sales were booming before the tariffs, but this situation has halted the growth.

General Motors announced Monday it will cease production of the Chevy Cruze in early 2019 -- the only vehicle its Lordstown plant produces. 

In a press release, GM said it will cut 15 percent of its salaried workers and new products will be brought to fewer plants next year. Plants that will be "unallocated" in 2019 include Lordstown, as well as Detroit-Hamtramck in Michigan and Oshawa Assembly in Ontario, Canada.

It’s taken two decades of planning, but Cuyahoga County has finally joined other counties of its size with a new center for abused children.

Canopy Child Advocacy Center will provide resources for victims and their families all in one place.

The center joins together 18 entities responsible for investigating and responding to cases of child abuse. Services in the new facility include a medical suite for on-site assessment, office spaces for mental health therapy and observation rooms for victim interviews.

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The Anti-Defamation League says the mass shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue over the weekend has left Ohio’s Jews in a state of shock. While synagogues step up security measures, congregations have held vigils around the state to remember those killed at the Tree Of Life.

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An Ohio lawmaker co-sponsoring a bill aimed at improving teen driver safety says his support comes from a personal experience.

An Ohio lawmaker co-sponsoring a bill aimed at improving teen driver safety says his support comes from a personal experience.

State representative Gary Scherer (R-Circleville) said when his now-adult daughter was a new teen driver, she spun out of control and hit a tree. One passenger had to be flown to the hospital, but all four teens in the car survived.

Scherer says he understands some parents might not be all that happy about new restrictions on teen drivers.

Amanita phalloides, commonly known as death caps, account for the majority of fatal mushroom poisonings worldwide.
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Health agencies are warning Ohioans of an increase in poisonous mushrooms growing in the area. The humid summer caused mushrooms of all kinds to bloom in large numbers, and the Cleveland Clinic says eating toxic ones can cause serious health problems.

Health agencies are warning Northeast Ohioans of an increase in poisonous mushrooms growing in the area. The humid summer caused mushrooms of all kinds to bloom in large numbers, and the Cleveland Clinic says eating toxic ones can cause serious health problems.

Ohio journalists are questioning a move by the City of Cleveland that they say appeared to try to dictate news coverage. The City released specific rules for media outlets to follow during Wednesday’s State of the City address. The city later revised the requirements.

At major events like the State of the City, it is common for media to have specific requirements about where they can park and broadcast live.

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New funding from the state will help researchers better examine environmental problems in Lake Erie.

New funding from the state will help researchers better examine environmental problems in Lake Erie.

Ohio State’s Stone Laboratory plans to build a $1.9 million laboratory on Gibraltar Island near Put-In-Bay and use additional funds for cutting-edge new equipment.

The money comes from the Clean Lake 2020 law passed by state legislators in July.

Stone Lab director Christopher Winslow says the technology will be used to monitor the lake and study issues like harmful algal blooms. He says it’s not just Stone Lab researchers who will benefit from the new lab space.

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New requirements aim to keep Ohioans safe from lead contamination in their drinking water.

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