Shinia Williams

News Intern

Cleveland resident Shinia Williams began her career in journalism at Kent State University in 2017. Shinia is passionate about shedding light on stories of hardship and powerful leaders from her hometown. For the past two years she has been producing full multimedia packages, which cover community-oriented project and individuals that strive to make a difference.

Shinia is also a host for one of the newest shows on TV2 News called The College Voice. As a host Shinia usually opens the show introducing either a worldly or entertainment news topic, which she and cast members further discuss together. Shinia has also written segment pieces for the show before, delivering five minutes of her “Hot topics” and “Seasonal fashion trends.”

Shinia is versatile and able to cover anything from hard hitting news, to entertainment news. After she graduates from Kent with her B.A. in journalism, she looks forward to pursuing her career as a local news reporter.

Ways to Connect

photo of Lordstown GM

Some of the workers laid off when General Motors idled its plant in Lordstown in March joined United Auto Workers on strike against GM. The automaker has offered a number of Lordstown workers transfers to other facilities.  

Other workers have been waiting for the possibility of new life for the Lordstown facility. Bill Adams is vice president of UAW Local 1112 which represents workers at Lordstown.


Ring Video Doorbell in box
Carter Adams / WKSU

A Northeast Ohio police department is part of a nationwide partnership with Amazon that uses a doorbell security system for surveillance.

Rocky River is the first police department in the region to use Amazon’s Ring video doorbell system, which allows residents to send videos of suspicious activity through an app called Neighbors.

Amazon hopes the app will create a safer environment, but critics are concerned about the risks of becoming a surveillance society.

a photo of Aultman Hospital

A Stark County addiction treatment provider is opening a detox center this fall inside Canton's Aultman Hospital. CommQuest is relocating the service it’s been operating in Massillon.

CommQuest President and CEO Keith Hochadel says moving to Aultman will provide access for more people in need. And being in a hospital setting means they can help patients who often seek treatment in the emergency room.