Mark Arehart

Arts Reporter/Host

Mark Arehart joined the award-winning WKSU news team as its arts/culture reporter in 2017. Before coming to Northeast Ohio, Arehart hosted Morning Edition and covered the arts scene for Delaware Public Media. He previously worked for KNKX in Seattle, Kansas Public Radio, and KYUK in Bethel, Alaska.  

His reporting has taken him everywhere from remote islands in the Bering Sea to the tops of skyscrapers overlooking Puget Sound. Arehart has been featured on NPR and the Alaska Public Radio Network. 

Equal parts Nebraskan/Kansan and a University of Kansas graduate, he's a diehard college basketball fan. He loves reading crime fiction and fantasy, as well as enjoying movies with subtitles, explosions, or both. 

He lives in Akron's Highland Square neighborhood and as a former morning drive-time host, you'll likely find him out walking his dog, Otis, well before sunrise.

Feel free to tweet at him, find him on Instagram, or send him an email. 

Indians
Cleveland Indians

Here are your morning headlines for Friday, September 7:

  • Indians remove Chief Wahoo logo from uniforms;
  • Norton police to ticket speeders on I-76;
  • Report finds Portage County Sheriff's Office employees improperly tallied funds; 
  • Renacci to speak at Akron Press Club ahead of November election;

Indians Temporarily remove Chief Wahoo logo from uniforms

Photo of the Smucker House
TIM RUDELL / WKSU

Here are your morning headlines for Thursday, September 6:

  • Smucker Co. completes $375M sale;
  • Akron's West Point Market to shut down;
  • Purdue Pharma to make grant for low-dose naloxone nasal spray;
  • Documents show potential tax charges in December Cleveland City Hall raid;
  • Quicken Loans founder Dan Gilbert looking to exit casino business;
  • Obama to campaign for Democrats in Cleveland; 

Smucker Co. completes $375M sale

photo of Akron Beacon Journal
KABIR BHATIA / WKSU

Here are your morning headlines for Wednesday, September 5:

  • Akron voters to decide moving primary election;
  • Tennessee-based company to operate closed Massillon health center;
  • Two icelandic air careers cancel flights from Cleveland;
  • Two-tiered housing exists in Cleveland after financial crisis;
  • Toldeo police get new body cameras;
  • Metro RTA announces new executive director;
  • Cooling stations open amid heat wave;

Akron voters to decide moving primary election

The Cleveland Browns open their season at home this weekend against the Pittsburgh Steelers. After failing to win a single game last season, the Browns are heading into this season hoping for a fresh start with two new quarterbacks. 

WKSU commentator Terry Pluto thinks the team can improve from their 0-16 season.

Really, It Can’t Get Any Worse

Football is the image of extracurriculars in Ohio
ELVERT BARNES

Here are your morning headlines for Tuesday, September 4:

  • University of Akron's cancelled football opener puts money in limbo;
  • Heat closes dozens of NE Ohio schools;
  • New Columbus entertainment complex sparks debate;
  • Toledo Zoo plans to revive a nearly-extinct species;
  • Lorain teen sentenced to 30 days in jail for bringing gun to school;
  • Columbus to host 2020 Gay Softball World Series;

University of Akron's cancelled football opener puts money in limbo

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