Clay O’Neal

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 [...]

Barberton: Responding to Rising Waters

The City of Barberton has a long history of flooding; more than 100 years. Barberton sits at a convergence point where Mud Run, Hudson Run and Wolf Creek all flow into the Tuscarawas River. Mayor William Judge called the city "the punchbowl of Summit County." And he's right. Residents deal with flooding nearly every summer [...]

Industrialization to Urbanization: How economic changes directly affect the Cuyahoga River

The Flats East Bank - left circa 1987 | Cleveland Public Library, right circa 2019 | George Hahn, idea stream Years ago before the bars, nightclubs, and restaurants Cleveland's most popular and growing area known as the Flats was considered as the hub of industrialization. The area siting between the river and the plateau of [...]