Erin GottsackerReporter, The Ohio Newsroom
Erin Gottsacker is a reporter for The Ohio Newsroom. She’s especially interested in covering education and environmental issues in rural parts of the state.
Before joining the Ohio Newsroom, Erin reported on a large, rural area in the Northwoods of Wisconsin and hosted Morning Edition for WXPR Public Radio. There, she covered a range of topics from affordable housing to the environment to rural health care to Native American cultures. Prior to that, she was a Peace Corps educator in Ethiopia. A Cincinnati native and Ohio State graduate, Erin enjoys reporting in her home state.
Lake Erie doesn’t have any ice right now, and it hasn’t for much of the winter. It’s part of a 50-year trend of declining ice cover.
The EPA proposed the first federal limits for the toxic “forever chemicals.” If they take effect, they would mean big changes for Ohio’s water utilities.
Ohio’s population is aging rapidly, but the elderly care industry isn’t keeping pace. A line in the state’s proposed budget could help.
The pandemic exacerbated rural mental health care gaps. A state program is trying to help.