Mitch Felan

News Intern

Mitch Felan is a multimedia journalist with experience in radio, television, print and visual journalism. He is back with the WKSU team after spending a semester studying in Washington D.C. Outside of work, he enjoys making music, watching movies and bike riding. He plans to graduate from Kent State University with a Bachelor's Degree in Multimedia Journalism this fall.

 

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MONTICELLO / SHUTTERSTOCK

A new analysis by Case Western Reserve University finds that red light cameras do little to reduce accidents at the intersections where they are installed.

Researchers examined data from Houston over a 12-year period, during which the city ended its red light camera program.

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KENT STATE UNIVERSITY

Kent State University named Sarah Rogers as the new director of its museum.

Rogers previously worked for the Columbus Museum of Art, the Columbus Association for the Performing Arts, and the Center of Science and Industry (COSI).

She said her goal is to engage the public with the museum and its collections.

“You or I go into our closets, we can probably not pull out a lot of Dior gowns or Balenciaga or Givenchy, but together we own this fantastic collection here,” she said.

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NEXUS GAS TRANSMISSION

A landowner in the city of Green told the Akron Beacon Journal that construction of the Nexus natural gas pipeline polluted a pond and wetlands on his property.

According to the report, construction is happening across the front of the family’s property and includes a process called dewatering.

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GOOGLE MAPS

The Ohio Department of Transportation is moving ahead with a closure on one of the main travel arteries to downtown Cleveland.

SHERROD BROWN
FILE PHOTO

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown is holding off his support of President Donald Trump’s plan to give struggling farmers $12 billion in aid.

Brown said the country needs to address what he calls “serial cheaters,” or countries with questionable trade practices like China. He said that is why he is waiting for the details of the proposed aid plan for farmers affected by tariffs.

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