Hello! My name is Clayton O'Neal, but I typically go by Clay. I am a senior at Kent State University majoring in broadcast journalism with a minor in marketing. This past fall, I had the privilege of leading TV2, our student-run television station, as general manager, where I worked to expand the my skills and [...]
Kids & River Stories
Second graders from Amy Hopkins's class at Holden Elementary worked for more than a month to create poems and short stories about the Cuyahoga River. Below, see and hear each student in the class read their work. Declan Patterson Lilly Jancsurak Isaac Harder Nora Levicky Ja'Niyah Finley Phoenix Budear Jayden Amos Mikayla [...]
Field trips in college?
We all remember being kids in grade school and going on field trips multiple times throughout the school year. Getting to be with all our friends, while still learning in a different way. Suddenly, we all grew up and no longer went on these fun, learning experiences. Luckily for me and other students in my [...]
Homes surrounding the Cuyahoga River continue to raise health concerns
A decades-old health issue continues to raise valid and serious concerns all over the country, especially right here in Northeast Ohio. Century old homes are scattered throughout the region and are often viewed as pretty or historic. The exterior charm, though, can distract from problems inside the house, typically on the interior walls and surfaces [...]
Greek life helps river life
It’s not every day someone is able to combine their studies, passion and service work all into one project. Brock Bavis, an environmental studies major and member of Delta Chi fraternity, was able to do just that. Bavis and his fraternity started cleaning the river last semester and continues this semester because he said it [...]
Another positive for the Cuyahoga River
Last week there were a total of 12 official water trails in the state of Ohio, but now there are 13. On Friday, the Cuyahoga River was named the 13th water trail in the buckeye state. ODNR Director, Mary Mertz, said “This is an amazing trail that goes through the heart of Northeast Ohio.” And [...]
The Cuyahoga River is getting cleaner, but what about our drinking water?
50 years ago the Cuyahoga River caught on fire. Take a second and think about what that actually means. Water was on fire because of how many chemicals resided in the river. Fast forward 50 years to present day and the river is now being used for recreational use. It’s come a long way to [...]
Natural Disasters Contribute to Pollution Epidemic
Often times, and rightly so, natural disasters are associated with death, destruction and diplomacy. But there is another concern that is often overlooked when it comes to natural disasters: pollution. Pollution comes in many forms and ultimately effects many different areas of the environment. Take Hurricane Katrine for example. The category 5 hurricane smashed into [...]
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