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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OHIO DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources Wildlife Division is considering a limited season for trapping bobcats.

ODNR is working with researchers to study the bobcat population and estimate how much more it will grow. Wildlife Communications Manager John Windau says sightings of the elusive cats have grown over the past decade. He also says the animals are typically harmless around people.

An Akron non-profit has been awarded a $75,000 United Way of Summit County Bold Goals grant to help prepare students for the future.

Jobs for Ohio Graduates plans to use the grant to assist Bold Goal number 2, which aims at 90 percent of Akron public high school students to have a 60 percent college and career readiness rate by 2025.

Executive Director Chris Canova says the grant provides room for growth and opportunity.

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KENT STATE UNIVERSITY

Kent State University could be the latest school to add a varsity program for eSports, multiplayer videogame competitions.

Kent State’s Vice President for System Integration, Nathan Ritchey, says the conversation about eSports started last April when the University of Utah announced its program.   

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ANDY CHOW / STATEHOUSE NEWS BUREAU

It’s illegal in more than 30 states to share explicit images of people without their consent, but not in Ohio.

Members of Aurora’s Police Department are working with State Senator Joe Schiavoni on a bill which would outlaw so-called revenge porn.

The term refers to former romantic partners sharing private pictures or videos in an attempt to get even with the other.

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PROSPERITY NOW

A new study finds Ohio ranks 35th when it comes to the prosperity of its residents.

The report comes from Prosperity Now, an advocacy group focused on promoting clear paths to financial stability and wealth.

It’s only a slight improvement from last year’s outcome ranking of 36th. But the 2018 scorecard finds a drop from a C to a D rating in education.

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