I’ve written a lot about my time as a young boy in the scouts and going to West Branch. Well, I’m writing about it again. Within the state park, there is a section for “group camps.” Large plots of the park for your scout troop or corporate weekend retreat. At this site there’s a sheer [...]
There are few community staples in Ravenna as well known as West Branch State Park and the West Branch Reservoir. The reservoir, built in 1965 by the Army Corps of Engineers, is a gathering place of hunters, fishers, boaters and nearly every other type of outdoor enthusiast that can be found in northeastern Ohio. Driving [...]
https://vimeo.com/299066795 I recently worked with MacKenzie Michalojko to produce this video in collaboration with Brandon Bounds for our report on lead in drinking water. As the title suggests, this is an introduction to the issue. We talk about how lead in water made national headlines, the health risks of lead poisoning and give a [...]
This past week I talked with George Joseph, the Superintendent for Kent City Schools about lead in drinking water, how his district tackled their lead issue and the road blocks facing other school districts from doing the same.
The Michael J. Kirwan Reservoir, known commonly as West Branch Reservoir, was built in 1965 by the Army Corps of Engineers. It was “developed for flood control, water supply, recreation and fish and wildlife management,” according to the Ohio Division of Wildlife. Since I was two years old I have been coming to West Branch [...]
Drinking water is a critical part of day to day life for roughly seven billion people world wide, which includes about 12 million Ohioans. But for some Ohioans, their drinking water isn’t exactly drinkable. There are 62 locations throughout Ohio with drinking water advisories in effect, put in place by the Ohio EPA (OEPA). [...]