KENT: Jason Bitsko, the starting center for the Kent State University football team, was found dead in his bed at about 9 a.m. Wednesday. Authorities believe an undetermined medical issue was the cause.
Junior Caley Taylor was one of four design students laboring quietly in the Kent State Fashion School’s NYC Studio in April, getting a jump-start on her senior collection for the next school year by soaking up all the inspiration she could in the world’s largest fashion capital.
For the past eight years, the Greater Akron Chamber has recognized 30 young professionals by giving each a “30 for the Future” award. Designed to show professionals ages 25 to 39 that the area values them and offers them opportunities, the awards are part of the chamber’s efforts to keep and attract young workers. Beacon Journal business writer Katie Byard is profiling five of the 2014 honorees, one on each Saturday in August. Today, we introduce you to Kurt Reed, 33, owner of Fairlawn School of Music and Hudson School of Music.