Kabir Bhatia

Reporter

Kabir Bhatia joined WKSU as a Reporter/Producer and weekend host in 2010.  He received his Bachelor's and Master's degrees from Kent State University.  While a Kent student, Bhatia served as a WKSU student assistant, working in the newsroom and for production.

Among his awards, he was named Best of Show – Best Reporter in Ohio for 2013 by the Ohio chapters of the Society of Professional Journalists.

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photo of Catholic protestors
KABIR BHATIA / WKSU

A small group of protesters wants the Cleveland Catholic Diocese to be more transparent with information about clergy sex abuse.

About a dozen people gathered in a light rain in front of the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist in downtown Cleveland on Saturday afternoon. The event came just days after the diocese said it’s compiling a list – going back decades – of priests who were removed from their posts due to allegations of child sex abuse.

photo of Sage Lewis, Andrea Fahey, Tara Samples
KABIR BHATIA / WKSU

About two-dozen people were in Hardesty Park Sunday to protest Akron’s order to close a large homeless camp.

City Council last month denied a zoning request that would have allowed Second Chance Village to remain open.  The camp in the Middlebury neighborhood has been open since early 2017 and includes about 40 people living on a commercial property owned by entrepreneur Sage Lewis.

Andrea Fahey from Akron has been homeless in the past, and helped organize yesterday’s event.  She says Akron should be working with Lewis to find a way to keep the tent city open.

photo of Russ Neal
KABIR BHATIA / WKSU

Akron City Council meets Monday to get more information about a proposal that would increase penalties for people whose dogs are cited for excessive barking.

Councilman Russ Neal says he came up with the proposal after hearing from constituents – and even people from the rest of Akron – that excessive barking is a problem.  The ordinance would make a second excessive barking offense a fourth-degree misdemeanor, which could carry up to 30 days in jail and a maximum fine of $250.

photo of Kent State open carry walk
KABIR BHATIA / WKSU

An open carry walk at Kent State University on Saturday ended just a few hundred yards into its planned route. 

Organized by a recent Kent State graduate, the event started around 2:30 p.m. across from the school's library. Police from throughout the state were on-hand in riot gear, and kept the open carry group separated from a large group of protestors.

SUMMA HEALTH

Summa Health System – the largest employer in Summit County – says it’s ready for a merger that will help it expand in the face of rising healthcare costs.

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