Erin Keller

News Intern

Erin Keller is a senior broadcast journalism major and fashion media minor at Kent State. She is involved in TV2 as a host of The Blurb and co-hosts the Black Squirrel Radio Show, Womb-Mates, with her identical twin sister, Holly. In addition to interning at WKSU, Erin also has a public relations internship at a local school district. 

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After combing through more than 2,000 submissions, Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose announced the three finalists of the ‘I Voted’ sticker contest.

Young Ohioans from all over the state submitted their designs, but the three finalists are all high school seniors. One is Ian from Hawken School in Cuyahoga County.

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The Ohio House version of the new two-year state budget has proposed doubling the $30 million Gov. Mike DeWine asked for to take care of foster children in Ohio.

The increase is a lifeline for overwhelmed county agencies.

photo of Ohio State University Coach Urban Meyer at a 2012 game.
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A Northeast Ohio state legislator is proposing his own bill to make sports betting legal in the state. The proposal from Representative Dave Greenspan (R-Westlake) puts the Ohio Lottery Commission in charge of overseeing college and professional sports betting.

Greenspan said the commission’s involvement would make sports gaming a constitutional lottery game, and even give back to those who need it.

NEOMED

Construction is underway at Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED) and Bio-Med Science Academy on a new four-story building at the Rootstown campus. 

The facility will be used for training for middle and high school students, health care professionals and first responders.

Bio-Med Chief Administrative Officer Stephanie Lammlein said the $24-million project will allow the independent STEM school to move 7th and 8th graders from an offsite facility to the NEOMED campus.

GOOGLE EARTH

Cuyahoga Falls is looking to feature local artists in public spaces. As a first step in the city’s Master Art Plan, residents are encouraged to take an online survey to express their thoughts on what kind of art should be placed around town.

Kelli Crawford-Smith is director of neighborhood excellence, communications, and community outreach for the city of Cuyahoga Falls. She said city leaders have a commitment to local artists and believe in what art can do for the community.

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