Emma Keating

Burton D. Morgan Entrepreneurial Intern

Emma Keating is a junior journalism major with a minor in political science. Between working for the Kent Stater, TV2 and Cleveland Magazine, she has experience in newspaper, magazine, multimedia and broadcast journalism, though writing will always be her one true love. Keating hopes to use her journalism to give a voice to the voiceless in her future career, eventually moving to Washington, D.C.

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A Cleveland organization is offering interest-free loans to local workers on furlough from the government shutdown.

The Hebrew Free Loan Association, or HFLA, of Northeast Ohio is a nonprofit lender that can provide up to $10,000 dollars in loans to responsible people in need.

Michal Marcus is the executive director of HFLA. She explains who could qualify.

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B.F. Goodrich helped bring Akron to fame as the Rubber Capital of the World by starting the city’s first rubber plant. Now, people in Northeast Ohio are getting the opportunity to explore the hundred-year-old tunnels underneath it, and maybe even a chance to meet a ghost. 

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The Stark County Sheriff is assuming the duties of the county’s dog warden.The move by Stark County Government this week gives Sheriff George Maier and his deputies the power to impound stray dogs. The Sheriff’s office will also be able to investigate related crimes that may be beyond the dog warden’s jurisdiction.Brant Luther is the Stark County Administrator.

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A quarter of  Ohio jobs are legally off limits for anyone with a criminal conviction, according to a new report from Policy Matters Ohio.

The report finds that as many as one in three Ohioans are barred from certain work due to state laws that restrict access to jobs, housing and civic rights for anyone with a conviction.

Michael Shields is the co-author of this report. He says these laws are too broad and end up hurting businesses as well.

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After a decade at the helm of Akron-Canton Airport, its outgoing CEO has seen his share of ups and downs. But Rick McQueen is leaving the regional airport well-positioned for the future.

McQueen started at the airport in 1982, when it averaged 150,000 passengers per year. Traffic peaked in 2012 at 1.8 million. But due to airline consolidation and competition from Cleveland, it now averages around one million passengers per year.

McQueen says that’s just part of the business.