PBS Western Reserve’s half-hour news program offered interesting stories that spotlight news from Akron, Canton and other communities whose stories are not covered by the network news operations in Cleveland and Youngstown.
Season 15 (2012-2013)
Resources for Battered Women
NewsNite offers a regional perspective about human trafficking and rape.
Baseball, Softball and Roller Derby
New seasons for the Akron Aeros, Rubber City Rollergirls and Akron Racers begin.
CSAs, Farmers Markets Ñ Buy Local, Support Local
Find out how Northeast Ohio’s farmers and consumers are working together.
Young, extraordinary leaders are heading up two greater Summit County organizations.
Sen. Frank LaRose discusses the political redistricting of Ohio.
NewsNite talks with Akron Art Museum’s Mitchell Kahan and Tuesday Musical’s Barbara Feld.
NewsNite recaps the elections and revisits the role that civility played.
Dr. Terry Gordon
Find out more about the humanitarian work of Dr. Terry Gordon, retired Akron cardiologist.
University Park Alliance
Meet Eric Anthony Johnson, executive director of Akron's University Park Alliance.
Honor Flight enables American veterans to visit war memorials in Washington, D.C.
Akron Community Foundation
Guests from the Akron Community Foundation talk about its commitment, vision and legacy.
Guns... The Discussion Continues
Northeast Ohio experts on gun control discuss Second Amendment rights versus safety.
Witness to Violent Crime
Too often with violent crimes, inaction by witnesses prevents the case from being solved.
Special guests are authors Craig Marks and Don Adams and actor/producer Corbin Bernsen.
Economic Boom or Environmental Bust?
Guests Tim Rudell and Bob Downing discuss the oil and gas reserves in eastern Ohio.
NewsNite panelists discuss the upcoming elections.
Panel Discussion: The Elections
Ed Esposito, Steve Hoffman and Stephanie Warsmith discuss the elections with host Jody Mil
Where Has the Civility Gone?
NewsNite explores political incivility in advertising.
Hidden in Plain Sight
Area law enforcement experts talk about signs of risky behavior in teens.
A panel of area news professionals discusses the week’s top news events.
Superintendents from Akron and Canton city schools talk about their goals and challenges.
Animal welfare officials from Northeast Ohio talk about their programs and services.
NewsNite tours beautiful Akron homes and gives details about First Night Akron.
Summit County Victim's Assistance Program
Summit County’s Victim Assistance Program marks 40 years of service to victims of crime.
Akron Aeros' New Owner
New Akron Aeros owner Ken Babby discusses the future of the Double-A baseball team.
Arts Programs in Akron and Canton
NewsNite explores two area arts programs: Canton’s First Fridays and Akron’s Artwalks.
Child Welfare: Past, Present and Future
We spotlight John Saros, executive director of Summit County Children Services.
Austen BioInnovation Institute in Akron
Learn about Austen BioInnovation Institute in Akron, a unique health care collaboration.
Former Police Captain's Prison Release
NewsNite panelists discuss the prison release of a former Akron police captain and more.
Guns 'n' Teachers?
Should teachers carry guns? NewsNite discusses the controversy with area experts.
Redistricting in Ohio
NewsNite welcomes special guests to discuss Ohio’s political redistricting controversy.
Hello and Goodbye
The University of Akron’s Jim Tressel and Summit County Sheriff Drew Alexander are guests.
Akron Mayor Don Plusquellic
Special guest is Akron Mayor Don Plusquellic.
Marathon Runners Take to the Streets
Akron Marathon organizers Steve Marks, Anne Bitong and Bret Treier discuss the event’s suc
Season 14 (2011-2012)
Friday, June 1, 2012
NewsNite wraps up the current season and tips its hat to Eric Mansfield.
Friday, May 4, 2012
New legislation may affect roadside memorials and texting while driving.
Friday, April 6, 2012
Learn about two Northeast Ohio charities: Clearview H.O.P.E. and South Street Ministries.
Friday, March 9, 2012
The NewsNite team discusses the Northeast Ohio primary election results.
Friday, Feb. 10, 2012
The University of Akron and Akron Public Schools announce a major partnership.
Friday, Jan. 13, 2012
Topics include the firing of a Canton police officer, an Akron Schools levy and more.
Friday, Dec. 9, 2011
Akron officials continue to battle the Ohio auditor over the city's finances.
Friday, Nov. 11, 2011
The NewsNite team discusses Northeast Ohio election day results.
Friday, Oct. 14, 2011
Occupy Wall Street is now Occupy Main Street in Akron. What are the local implications?
Friday, Sept. 16, 2011
The NewsNite team reviews election results and Ohio's new congressional districts.
Friday, May 25, 2012
This NewsMaker special features the palliative care unit at Akron Children’s Hospital.
Friday, April 27, 2012
In response to an unruly party in Kent, did police move in soon enough?
Friday, March 30, 2012
Akron's Soap Box Derby may have a new sponsor.
Friday, March 2, 2012
Discussion centers on a deadly school shooting in Chardon, Ohio.
Friday, Feb. 3, 2012
The University of Akron's hiring of Jim Tressel tops this week's discussion.
Friday, Jan. 6, 2012
Politics and the economy top the news in Akron, Ohio, this week.
Friday, Dec. 2, 2011
The plot thickens in the race for Summit County sheriff.
Friday, Nov. 4, 2011
NewsNite discusses the issues and candidates in the upcoming election.
Friday, Oct. 7, 2011
The panel explores why the state auditor placed the city of Akron on "fiscal caution."
Friday, Sept. 9, 2011
Akron elections, council and a particular Akron school mom are all part of the discussion.
Friday, May 18, 2012
Akron school board president Jason Haas visits NewsNite to talk about budget cuts.
Friday, April 20, 2012
This week's episode is all about money issues in the greater Akron area.
Friday, March 23, 2012
The NewsNite crew discusses the case of an infant death and more.
Friday, Feb. 24, 2012
Topping tonight's discussion are big headlines about an Akron Municipal Court judge.
Friday, Jan. 27, 2012
First Energy will close plants, including four in Ohio, rather than comply with the EPA.
Friday, Dec. 23, 2011
The NewsNite team discusses a week of violence that has rocked the city of Akron.
Friday, Nov. 25, 2011
NewsNite interviews Akron's new top cop.
Friday, Oct. 28, 2011
The panel analyzes Akron's mayoral debate, a local controversial use of Twitter and more.
Friday, Sept. 30, 2011
The NewsNite team debates the fairness of the new statehouse districts and more.
Friday, Sept. 2, 2011
Topics include the arrest of an Akron-area firearms instructor for standards violations.
Friday, May 11, 2012
Akron Public Schools make budget cuts and the city's police get new help from citizens.
Friday, April 13, 2012
The NewsNite team debates if local college students are being charge too much for tuition.
Friday, March 16, 2012
Is Summit County hiring nepotism or good business?
Friday, Feb. 17, 2012
Topping tonight's discussion is a big decision looming for the Summit County Sheriff.
Friday, Jan. 20, 2012
Topics include Akron City Hall news, a controversy in Cuyahoga Falls and more.
Friday, Dec. 16, 2011
Will Cuyahoga Falls developments pay off? Those stories and more on NewsNite.
Friday, Nov. 18, 2011
The NewsNite team waxes nostalgic about a former Akron holiday tradition.
Friday, Oct. 21, 2011
Should Ohio's exotic animal problems be tamed? The NewsNite team discusses this and more.
Friday, Sept. 23, 2011
The NewsNite team discusses the latest about a mass shooting in Copley, Ohio.
Season 13 (2011-2010)
Friday, June 3, 2011
Tonight's show includes a chat with Craig Gilbride, who just retired from Akron Police.
Friday, May 27, 2011
This week's stories include the recent storms and reports of wolves or coyotes in Akron.
Friday, April 29, 2011
Akron Police pay and possible cuts to the Summit County's sheriff's budget are discussed.
Friday, April 1, 2011
Area school district funding and Ohio S.B. 5 top this week's discussion.
Friday, March 4, 2011
Akron's combined-sewer overflow issue is back in the news.
Friday, Feb. 4, 2011
We discuss Akron schools superintendent David James' state-of-schools address and more.
New Deal for Akron Police
Panelists discuss the new deal between the Akron Police Department and City of Akron.
Friday, Dec. 10, 2010
Eric Mansfield leads discussion about a week full of developments.
Friday, Nov.12, 2010
Ohio governor-elect Kasich makes news for what he doesn't want to do.
Friday, Oct. 15, 2010
It's been a week all about risk.
Friday, June 24, 2011
City council says too many people are panhandling. Are they? This story and more.
Friday, May 20, 2011
NewsNite interviews a developer involved in talks about moving Walmart out of Montrose.
Friday, April 22, 2011
NewsNite Special! Learn about the Pro Football Hall of Fame and the Ohio & Erie Canalway.
Friday, March 25, 2011
Akron Mayor Don Plusquellic's State of the City report leads this week's news coverage.
Ohio Governor's Speech Highlighted
Highlights of Ohio Gov. John Kasich's JobsOhio speech on Feb. 24, 2011.
Friday, Jan. 28, 2011
Panelists discuss an Akron mom's plight, Chief Justice Maureen O'Connor and more.
Special New Year's Eve Edition
Esposito interviews Mary Taylor, former Green City councilwoman and state representative.
Friday, Dec. 3, 2010
What's old is new again when it comes to Akron's police chief. Find out more tonight.
Friday, Nov. 5, 2010
After months of build up and all those ads, the election comes and goes.
Friday, Oct. 8, 2010
Our panel discusses these topics: City of Akron & Akron FOP, Issue 17 and Father Ciccolini
Friday, June 17, 2011
Sen. Frank LaRose talks with NewsNite's Ed Esposito and Jody Miller about Ohio's budget.
Friday, May 13, 2011
Ohio state-level talks include expanding school vouchers and allowing guns in restaurants.
Friday, April 15, 2011
The news team discusses Stow's council salary, Akron's police raises and more.
Friday, March 18, 2011
This week's topics include the state budget, public jobs and Akron's sewers.
Friday, Feb. 18, 2011
The panelists discuss Rev. Al Sharpton visit to Akron and more.
Friday, Jan. 21, 2011
The show's panelists discuss an Akron mom's plight, UA coach Caleb Porter and more.
Special Holiday Edition of NewsNite
Jody Miller talks with Stan Austin, the superintendent of Cuyahoga Valley National Park.
Friday, Nov. 26, 2010
Learn how local food banks are addressing hunger in our region.
Friday, Oct. 29, 2010
The election ads on TV and a congressional candidate accused of sexual misconduct.
Friday, June 10, 2011
A levy for the Summit County Board of Developmental Disabilities and more are discussed.
Friday, May 6, 2011
More local school levies passed than failed. Akron has a new leader for the police.
Friday, April 8, 2011
Discusses local ramifications of a government shutdown and Cuyahoga Falls' curfew issue.
Friday, March 11, 2011
The team reviews Gov. Kasich's recent remarks, the region's population decrease and more.
Friday, Feb. 11, 2011
The panelists discuss the latest in the Williams-Bolar case and more.
New Governor Speaks Out
John Kasich, Ohio's new governor, presented colorful commentary during his inauguration.
Friday, Dec. 17, 2010
Governor-elect Kasich says "no" to high-speed rail but "yes" to adding more calamity days.
Friday, Nov. 19, 2010
It has been a week about expectations. Expectations very high at CAK for its new runway.
Friday, Oct. 22, 2010
Eric Mansfield talks with journalists about Rev. Ciccolini and the upcoming elections.
Season 12 (2010)
Friday, April 23, 2010
Tune in for the last episode of the show, which is going on hiatus until September.
Friday, March 26, 2010
Busy news week this week beginning with who gives...
Friday, Feb. 26, 2010
Host Eric Mansfield and a roundtable of local journalists discuss Greater Akron headlines.
Friday, April 16, 2010
Dollar dilemmas lead the news this week.
Friday, March 19, 2010
The weather was beautiful, but otherwise it was a difficult week for greater Akron.
Friday, Feb. 19, 2010
It's all about decisions this week on NewsNight Akron.
Friday, April 10, 2010
NewsNight Akron panelists discuss the state of the city.
Friday, March 12, 2010
Discussion includes the denial of Akron firefighters' request for reinstatement
NewsMaker - April 2, 2010
A special NewsMaker edition features the PGA's 2003 First Lady of Golf, Renee Powell.
Friday, March 5, 2010
The show this week is for those on a budget.
NewsMaker - April 2, 2010
A special NewsMaker edition features the PGA's 2003 First Lady of Golf, Renee Powell.
NewMaker Akron - Nov. 25, 2005
A 2005 NewsMaker Akron special featured Rev. Sam Ciccolini of Interval Brotherhood Home.