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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Last week marked the start of spring, which also means it’s the start of the nesting season for a common resident – the Canada goose.

Laurie Graber of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Wildlife Division says the agency has already received complaints about geese this week.

University of Akron President Matthew Wilson
University of Akron

University of Akron president Matthew Wilson announced that he will be stepping down from his role on July 31.

The announcement Thursday morning came in a letter to the campus community. 

He says because of, "a host of personal and family considerations," he will return to the law school faculty.

A vIew of downtown Akron from Knight Center

A new analysis finds that the coming year could be a bright one for Akron’s office market.

The Cleveland-based investment company JLL released a study this week, looking into Akron’s leasing, sales, construction and employment rates.

Vice President Warren Blazy says the report shows positive growth for the city based on several new projects and initiatives.

A photo of Venture Products, Inc.

An Orville manufacturer is playing a small part in this year’s Winter Olympics.

Venture Products produces Ventrac tractors, which can be used for, among other things, clearing snow.  A South Korean contractor is using them to remove snow from areas around the Olympics stadium.

Venture Products CEO Dallas Steiner says this opportunity wouldn’t be possible if it weren’t for his employees.

Ohio made it legal in 2016 for local wines to be sold at farmers markets. Craft beer could be next.

State Reps. Steve Hambley of Brunswick and Cleveland’s Martin Sweeney drafted the Ohio Proud Craft Beer Act.