Projects 2015

KSU ASNE Reynolds High School Journalism Institute
Multimedia Feature Projects

Pegasus Farm’s multi-faced approach soars above other facilities

Pegasus Farm serves approximately 500 individuals with its 35 horses, four full-time staff members and 160-180 volunteers. The farm is located on 120 acres off of Route 619 with only 40-50 acres currently developed. “There’s many more choices now, which is wonderful,” Executive Director Carol Lichtenwalter said. “But for people who have a desire to be connected to nature in some way it draws people to it because it’s outdoors, the smells are different, it’s a different sensory experience for many of the kids. About 60 percent of our kids have autism.” photo by Sandra Coyer

Pegasus Farm serves approximately 500 individuals with its 35 horses, four full-time staff members and 160-180 volunteers. The farm is located on 120 acres off of Route 619 with only 40-50 acres currently developed. “There’s many more choices now, which is wonderful,” Executive Director Carol Lichtenwalter said. “But for people who have a desire to be connected to nature in some way it draws people to it because it’s outdoors, the smells are different, it’s a different sensory experience for many of the kids. About 60 percent of our kids have autism.”
photo by Sandra Coyer

Three Canton teachers, two horses and one backyard gave birth to an organization in 1985 that currently serves approximately 500 individuals, not counting the staff.

How has the organization grown to the extent it has over the last 30 years?

What are its plans for expansion?

What is it that keeps the staff, its students and the community connected?

Contributors: Sandra Coyer, Laura Harrawood, T.J. VanDyke


Local food connects community

(photo and illustration by Don Anderson)

(photo and illustration by Don Anderson)

Local farmers, restaurants and organizations work to close the loop of food production, preparation and consumption in Kent, Ohio.

Contributors: Don Anderson, Leslie Dennis, Michelle Fields and Matt Smith


The Winery at Wolf Creek

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(photo by Rob Sterner)

Compared with California, Ohio is a small player in the wine world.  However, good wine can be found in the Buckeye state like The Winery at Wolf Creek in Barberton, Ohio.

Contributors: Susan Gray, Rob Sterner, Nichole Stanford, Lindsay Benedict


Photo illustration by Michelle Huss

Photo illustration by Michelle Huss

Kent coffee shops cater to variety of customers

With Starbucks and Dunkin’ Donuts national appeal, local coffee shops in the City of Kent find ways to compete in the local beverage market.

Contributors: Marissa D’Orazio, Michelle Huss, Ryan Rivera, Julie Rowse

New Leaf Farm in Hiram, Ohio, reflects the benefits
of the local organic movement

CLICK HERE to read more about New Leaf Farm owner Scott Grimm, Community Supported Agriculture, ‘U-Pick’ and the unique challenges presented by heavy rains.

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Contributors: Christina Mitro, Kristi Calvery, Tracy Brogelman, Jason Wawrzeniak


Small Farms on the Rise:

A multimedia feature series produced by Greg Anderson, Lina Mai, Stephanie Weiss and Jacob Savishinsky. This series explores the histories, passions, choices and challenges of small farmers in Northeastern Ohio.

Breakneck Acres Farm in Ravenna, Ohio

Breakneck Acres Farm in Ravenna, Ohio


CrossFit: Outside the box

by Katilin Edgerton, Peter Laub, Rebekah Morse and Sharon Schmidt

Jump into CrossFit, America’s latest fitness craze, through an exploration of individual success stories, its close community, cautions from experts and claims that anyone can do it.

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Jerrod Slater uses a rowing machine as part of his  6 a.m. workout of the day. CrossFit Cadre, one of 4,500 licensed CrossFit gyms, is located in Hudson, Ohio. (photo by Sharon Schmidt)


Drive-In survives as a piece of Americana

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(photos by Niki Hively)

Opening in 1949, the Midway Drive-In Theater has survived three owners and the conversion from 35mm film to digital video to remain a fixture in the Kent-Ravenna community, bringing together generations of families and friends for a night at the movies.

Contributors: Jordyn Kiel, Niki Hively, Marcie Erickson, Lindsey Ross

All around the barbershop

Thinglink compiled by Kelly Sparks

From the history, to atmosphere, to customer service, to the individual barber who brings in his or her personal touch, local Kent barbershops provide more than customers might think.

Contributors: Kelly Sparks, Joanne Wyant, C.E. Sikkenga, Kristen Hamilton