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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STATE OF OHIO

Ohio's secretary of state has issued new directives to address problems with counting absentee ballots.

After the 2015 general election, Summit County discarded more than 800 ballots, which arrived without a postmark to indicate whether they'd been mailed before Election Day. Secretary of State John Husted said at the time that only a postmark is allowed. But now he says the state should also accept bar codes, which are used at some postal kiosks.

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KABIR BHATIA / WKSU

Two state senators are traveling the state to hear public opinion on medical marijuana, and they made their first stop in Cleveland over the weekend.

Republican State Sen. Dave Burke of Marysville and Democratic Sen. Kenny Yuko of Richmond Heights were at Cleveland State University for the first of several public forums. The session included everyone from doctors warning against marijuana use, to first-person testimonials about its effectiveness for cancer patients. Burke says that information is crucial in determining how the Statehouse should proceed on the issue.

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ANDY CHOW / OHIO PUBLIC RADIO

Advocates for clean energy usually lean on the environmental benefits of the technology, but one group says their effort is more personal.

 

For Michele Timmons, her fight for cleaner air and cleaner water is a family matter.

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U.S. SENATE MAPS

Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown is trying to spread the word about tax credits for low-income Americans. 

IRS records show that 27 million people claimed the Earned Income Tax Credit last year. Close to one million of them were in Ohio, where households got an average of $2,400 each. The credit typically is available to taxpayers making less than about $53,000 a year. But Sen. Brown says one in five eligible taxpayers fails to claim the credit, and free help is available.

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TIM RUDELL / WKSU

  Schools in Sebring will be closed again today as more lead tests are conducted on the small town’s water supply. WKSU’s Kabir Bhatia reports.

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