Brandon Bounds

News Intern

Brandon is a junior journalism major at Kent State University with experience in broadcast, print, visual, radio and digital journalism. During the school year, Bounds works for student media with TV2 and The Kent Stater/Kentwired. Additionally, Bounds is a rising fellow for the Carnegie-Knight national News21 program for the upcoming summer. 

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photo of Akron North Hill neighborhood
M.L. SCHULTZE / WKSU

More than 17 tons of trash were collected during Clean Up Akron Month this year.

More than 3,000 volunteers helped pick up trash last month from parks, schools and neighborhood streets.

The annual program is organized by Keep Akron Beautiful. Outreach coordinator Johanna Barnowski says this event helps the community work together.

A photo of the exterior of Pilgrim Congregational Church in Cleveland.
GOOGLE EARTH

A Cleveland Church that declared itself a “sanctuary church” last December has announced it is housing a man facing deportation.

The Rev. Kelly Burd of Pilgrim Congregational Church says Eulogio Hernandez Box is at risk of immediate deportation to his native Guatemala after a traffic stop last year.

“His appeals (to remain in the country) ran out in 2017. And he received a notice to turn himself in for deportation here in the Cleveland area," Burd said.

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DAN KONIK / STATEHOUSE NEWS BUREAU

A new report suggests improving access to food might cut Medicaid costs in Ohio.

A study from The Center of Community Solutions found that tying food access with healthcare programs could help fight food insecurity.  

Loren Anthes is the author of the report and says there are many options for reducing food insecurity in Ohio.

Photo of Racer Sami Fagan
WIKIMEDIA

The Akron Racers could be coming back to Akron in the near future.

Former General Manager Joey Arrietta is talking to investors in an effort to form a new women’s pro softball team next year.

She still owns the name of the team and says she really wants to put a team on the field.

"I have retained the name and the rights to logos and the opportunity to put a team back on the field at Firestone Stadium and preserve the history of our organization going forward as early as 2019."

photo of Kenmore, Ohio mural submission
CALEB ARONHALT

A national non-profit group focused on getting people to think about how their cities are built and what makes them strong is bringing their focus to Akron.

Strong Towns is teaming up with the Knight Foundation for a yearlong effort looking at what it takes for the city to be economically stable. 

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