For Dan DeRoos, the Midwest is home. Dan grew up in Iowa and earned his degree in Journalism and Mass Communications from The University of Iowa. After a five-year stint as a reporter/bureau chief in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Dan made his way out west. Working for CBS in Portland, Oregon allowed Dan to discover what is, possibly, the best-kept secret in the country: the Pacific Northwest. A change of scenery allowed Dan a chance to experience life outside of his roots. However, the opportunity in Cleveland gave Dan a chance to get closer to home and back to the people of the Midwest. Dan is a general assignment reporter, fill-in anchor and "Chairman of the BigBoard." The BigBoard is our visually driven piece of news technology. Using the web connected to a plasma touch screen, Dan brings the latest stories from the Internet into our newscasts.
In September Harvey Webster, Chief Wildlife Officer with the Cleveland Museum of Natural History (CMNH), took me by the exhibit of five white shoe hares. At the time, they just looked like brown rabbits.
The annual Akron Metropolitan Area Transportation Study (AMATS), looks at the number of crashes and crash prone areas of Portage and Summit Counties and Chippewa and Milton Township in Wayne County. This year’s report covers crashes from 2015 through 2017.
Nothing can ruin Christmas faster than an infestation of bugs hatching in your decorated tree. According to bug expert Dr. Gavin Svenson with the Cleveland Museum of Natural History said bugs are just waiting to wake up in the warmth of your home.