Nicholas Hunter

Intern

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Nicholas Hunter is a senior journalism student with experience primarily in print media. After spending a semester in Washington D.C., Nicholas is returning to join the WKSU team, as well as working as the opinion editor for the Kent Stater.

 

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Akron Schools psychologists and psychiatrists will work with victim assistance counselors to help students.
Tim Rudell / WKSU

The Summit Victim Assistance program is partnering with Akron Public Schools to provide mental health support for students when tragedies occur.

Akron Schools’ student support services director Daniel Rambler says having outside support for students helps limit mistakes in care while allowing teachers to focus on what they know best.

AULTMAN HOSPITAL / AULTMAN HOSPITAL

Aultman Hospital in Canton closed the doors of its psychiatric unit this week. It was the last remaining inpatient psychiatric care facility in Stark County.

The decision to close was made because new regulations to psychiatric care would require $2 million in renovations to the unit.

Instead, the hospital decided to focus its care strategy on emergency room treatment for more urgent cases and outpatient care for long-term issues.

GM Lordstown plant
KABIR BHATIA / WKSU

The U-S Department of Labor approved a grant Wednesday that will provide funds for employment and training services for 337 workers affected by recent layoffs at the Lordstown General Motors plant.

On January 17, 2017, General Motors laid off more than 1,200 employees at the Lordstown plant. Hundreds more workers from three other auto suppliers also lost their jobs because of the cutbacks.

photo of farmers' market
COUNTRYSIDE CONSERVANCY

Residents near downtown Akron will have a new place to shop for fresh foods.

The Countryside Conservancy says local farmers will sell their foods in a new public food market in Akron’s Northside District. It will be located in the former Northside Lofts parking garage.

Rachel Goforth with Countryside says local food and produce has not been readily available in the downtown area.

Andrew Meyer

A statewide notice that says CBD oil is illegal to sell by non-sanctioned stores has local natural health shops pulling their CBD products off the shelves.

The notice, sent out by Ohio’s Board of Pharmacy, says CBD oil can be distributed legally by those under the state-sanctioned medical marijuana program. The program is expected to start by early 2019.