Tyler Thompson

News Intern

Credit EMMA KEATING / WKSU

Tyler Thompson is currently a senior at Kent State University, focusing on multimedia journalism. He works for Black Squirrel Radio as a writer, article coordinator, DJ and production director. A former graduate at the University of Akron, he has a degree in firefighter protection where he earned his state license and graduated the EMT-Basic program from Akron General Hospital.

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MARK AREHART / WKSU

When you’ve spent your career covering sports in Northeast Ohio, you’re going to witness a lot of football heartbreak when it comes to the Browns.

WKSU's Mark Arehart talks with sports commentator Terry Pluto about his new book "The Brown’s Blues: Two decades of utter frustration: Why everything kept going wrong for the Cleveland Browns." 


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WKSU

People affected by GM’s Lordstown plant closure are being asked to share their stories.

Congressman Tim Ryan is collecting the stories. Ryan says he wants to make sure that people are being heard.

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KABIR BHATIA / WKSU

General Motors CEO will be meeting with Ohio congressional leaders to discuss the Lordstown plant closing.

GM is shutting down four U.S. and one Canadian plant by March, leaving 15,000 people without jobs – roughly 1,600 of those employees work at the Lordstown location.

Senator Sherrod Brown says he will push for GM to keep business in Youngstown.

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TIM RUDELL / WKSU

The 2018 Farm Bill tackles key issues that affect Ohio farmers. It's nearing agreement in Congressional committee.   

Congressman Tim Ryan
M.L. SCHULTZE / WKSU

U.S Rep. Tim Ryan is calling for congressional hearings to review General Motors decision to shutter five North American plants.

Ryan is urging the House Ways and Means Committee to investigate how GM is using millions of dollars in tax cuts.

He says Congress approved the cuts with the promise they would benefit American workers.

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