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AKRON, Ohio - Two lawsuits have been filed against the AKRON City School District, superintendent and several staff members after the school staff allegedly allowed a man impersonating a peace officer, who was later sentenced prison, to come on school grounds and handcuff students as part of ... schools
"Business Basics" Seminar -- 4-7 p.m., Bounce, 526 S. Main St., "M" Floor Conference Room #904, Akron. Learn about the planning process, initial financial projections, ownership options, review the rquired forms, licensing, loan options and additional funding availablity. Free. Registration is required, ... business association

AKRON, Ohio - Forty-eight full-time University of AKRON faculty and administrators have decided to accept a voluntary retirement incentive program. That represents 20 percent of the 240 who were eligible. They will leave by May 31. The university has said the measure was needed to help whittle down ...
AKRON, Ohio - An AKRON man was sentenced to 26 years in prison for tying up two men and pistol-whipping them during a home invasion. Davon Irvine, 24, was found guilty earlier this month of two counts of aggravated robbery, one count of aggravated burglary and two counts of kidnapping in the Dec.
AKRON, Ohio - AKRONites should grab an umbrella or raincoat out the door Thursday morning, but it won't need to be heavy. Temperatures will warm up to the upper 50s. Morning commuters could hit scattered rain, but chances are highest in the late morning and afternoon. Lows will hit the upper 40s, ... Weather
To anyone following Akron's recent development initiatives, such as the Downtown Akron Promenade Project that will remake Main Street, and the philosophy of city planning director Jason Segedy, who has suggested putting the city on a "road diet" to encourage cycling, it's clear to see the city's ...

AKRON, Ohio - If you haven't gotten your shirt yet for 330 Day, no worries, AKRON-based rockEVERYwear apparel & art is delivering 330-centric t-shirts purchased from its website all day on Thursday. rockEVERYwear, whose tagline is "Bringing a City Together," is delivering the shirts to prepare residents ...
Raising the age in Akron to buy tobacco emerged out of efforts to reduce high infant mortality rates. Summit County's smoking rate for women aged 18-21 is 23.7 percent - almost triple the smoking rate for pregnant women across the U.S. - which is 8.4 percent. Those numbers correlate to the county's ...
An Akron police officer last month was disciplined for failing to find a gun on a teenage robbery suspect who ultimately shot and killed himself while sitting handcuffed in the back of a police SUV. Akron Officer Devin Ray violated police department procedure for not thoroughly searching Xavier McMullen, ...
Wilson didn't end up winning the UCF job, which went to the university's current provost, Dale Whittaker. The fallout in Akron wasn't immediate, but it was profound. Last week, Wilson announced he will step down as Akron's president this summer. He also issued a public mea culpa, apologizing for ...
The luck of the Irish wasn't with the Akron Rams when got their 2018 baseball season underway on the road at Wiggins on Saint Patrick's Day. The games didn't go the way the Rams had anticipated, bringing in just one run on the day while giving up 28 runs to the Tigers between the two games.
AKRON, Ohio - The storm system bringing snow and wintry mix showers Tuesday evening and overnight could continue the snow into Wednesday morning in Akron, likely during the morning commute. The morning commute could be slow. With up to 4 inches of accumulation overnight, and blowing snow, ...
AKRON: A Charlotte, N.C. man was convicted by an Akron jury of conspiring to provide material support to the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS), a designated foreign terrorist organization. Erick Jamal Hendricks, 37, will be sentenced at a date to be determined. The guilty verdict was announced by ...
AKRON, Ohio - Ohio has the 8th highest smoking rate in the U.S., and while numbers of smokers in other states are declining, in the Buckeye State they're on the rise. Those statistics were delivered to Akron City Council's Health & Social Service committee on Monday by Cleveland Clinic Akron General's ...
An affiliate of the Development Financing Authority of Summit County is lending $1.28 million to a developer who intends to turn downtown Akron's United Building into a $10 million, 71-room boutique hotel in Akron's Main/Market Streets Historic Arts district. The loan was made through the Akron ...
AKRON, Ohio - The city of Akron is working with Copenhagenize Design Co. to plan a connected bicycle grid that will make it easier for residents to bicycle around the city. The grid, which will be funded in part by a $127,000 John S. and James L. Knight Foundation grant, is the next step in the city's plan to ...
AKRON, Ohio -- Two Akron parents have been charged in connection with the death of a 2-year-old girl who died last month after she wandered outside in the cold, police said. Wynter Parker was found Feb. 2 on the porch outside a house on Doty Drive near Faye Road, police said. The girl died after ...

“To truly become a more bicycle-friendly community, Akron needs a core network of connected bike lanes that will link our neighborhoods to key destinations and business districts across the city,” Mayor Dan Horrigan said in a press release announcing the acceptance of the grant award. “Most importantly ...
AKRON, Ohio - After three weeks of discussion, and some tinkering by the city finance department, Akron City Council has approved the city's $168 million 2018 operating budget. The vote was 11-1 with Ward 4 Councilman Russel C. Neal Jr. voting against the measure. Ward 8 Councilwoman Marilyn ...
AKRON, Ohio - A "foureaster" -- or the fourth recent nor'easter prognosticated to crawl up the East Coast -- will first affect Ohio's weather. The storm system will bring wintry mix showers and accumulating snow to Akron Tuesday through Wednesday morning. The morning commute should be clear, however.
An Akron man accused of shooting and killing a 4-year-old girl in the back seat of a car is scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday morning in Summit County Common Pleas Court. Darnell Bitting, 31, was indicted Monday by a Summit County grand jury for: two counts of murder, six counts of felonious ...
Akron is looking into building a spray park for children at Talbot-Whitney Park in the city's East Akron neighborhood. Councilwoman Tara Mosley-Samples has scheduled a public meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday at the East Akron Neighborhood Development Corp., 550 S. Arlington St., to hear from the ...
So I'm telling a friend about an upcoming food event in which the Akron Zoo will serve dishes inspired by the diets of zoo animals, and she asks: “Will they be serving smelts?” They're the small fish that the zoo's Humboldt penguins eat raw. No worries, there won't be any smelts, or any raw meat for that ...
Firestone CLC students organized the Student Coalition Against Violence, which plans to remain active long after Wednesday's walkout. The group wants stricter gun licensing and registration laws, and the age to purchase firearms raised to 25. They also are against arming teachers.( Akron Public Schools ).
The Akron area already has a lot of eBay sellers. They did about $65 million in sales last year. But eBay's head of global impact and giving, Chris Librie, says this is a different: it's a partnership with the city and a network of unique businesses that are branching out together. “Having a support network, ...
The students at the National Inventors Hall of Fame STEM Middle School in downtown Akron won't physically walk out of school for National School Walkout Day. But they still will make their voices heard. The students — there are nearly 400 at the school — are expected to exit classrooms and file into a ...
A 23-year-old Akron man turned himself into police Wednesday morning on felonious assault charges after repeatedly stabbing another Akron man the day before in the Sherbondy Hill ... Simmons, accompanied by his attorney, turned himself in to Akron detectives Wednesday morning, police said.
AKRON, Ohio - A strong nor'easter crawling up the East Coast in combination with a weaker low over the Great Lakes will bring in snow showers, gusty winds to Akron Tuesday. The good news is the snow may not amount to enough to need to grab that snow shovel. Scattered showers are possible in the ...
Akron police are investigating a shooting Monday night at the Clutch Gentlemen's Club, 1890 S. Arlington St. Two victims, a 33-year-old man and 40-year-old man, told detectives that they were in the strip club at 11 p.m. when they got into an argument with another man who pulled out a handgun and fired ...
The Akron Art Museum is holding a preview event for the art library collection 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday at the Akron-Summit County Library Main Library, 60 S High St, Akron. The Akron Art Library, located on the second floor of the main library, will have the same hours of operation as the main library. For more ...
Superintendent David James relayed the news to the Akron school board Tuesday evening after the Columbus Board of Education met to eliminate one of three finalists for a new school leader. James and the interim Columbus City Schools interim Superintendent John Stanford next will appear at a series ...
Cleveland.com does not name juvenile suspects unless they are charged as adults. The teen turned himself in three days after detectives arrested a second suspect in the killing. Tyler Morgan, 18, of Akron, is also charged with murder, felonious assault and aggravated robbery and remains in custody at the ...
AKRON, Ohio -- An Akron man who used a fake rifle made out of furniture pieces to rob a gas station on Christmas was sentenced Wednesday, prosecutors said. Jeffrey Derringer, 49, of Olive Street was charged with aggravated robbery. He pled guilty to the charges and was immediately sentenced to four ...
AKRON, Ohio - A wintry mess creating a slick morning commute is ahead for Akron on Thursday. The National Weather Service in Cleveland issued a winter weather advisory for Summit County and most of Northeast Ohio until 1 p.m.. Expect a slippery, and likely slow, drive around Akron. Precipitation ...
AKRON, Ohio - Kent State University and Akron Public Schools announced a partnership to provide high school students with learning opportunities involving the university. Kent State will partner with Akron's Firestone Community Learning Center and offer instructional support and opportunities in visual ...
AKRON, Ohio - An Akron couple were charged with assault after they injured a man with a chainsaw during a fight over borrowed money, police said. William Mitchell and Aliyah Wiley are both charged with aggravated burglary and felonious assault after they caused several cuts to Marshal Wrenn Jr. with a ...
From left, Rory McClellan, 16; Felicity McClellan, 14; mother Heather McClellan; Pyper McClellan, 7, all of Cleveland Heights; and friend Josie Paponetti, of Euclid, walk on melting icebergs on the shores of Lake Erie at Edgewater Park where winter temperatures soared to the low 70s on Tuesday, February ...
AKRON, Ohio - The Akron School Board marked the conclusion of a stressful month on Tuesday night, when it swore in Morgan Lasher as the newest member of the board. Lasher, a partner at Amp Strategy, an Akron-based communications and marketing firm, was selected out of 57 original applicants to ...
AKRON, Ohio -- An Akron man accused of killing a 4-year-old girl last week following a domestic dispute was being held on a $2 million bond, court records show. Darnell Bitting, 31, is charged with murder and using weapons under disability in the shooting death of Janaya Swain Friday at about 10:30 p.m. ...
“These Bold Goals are in complete alignment with our priorities in the Akron Public Schools,” said James. James also noted Summit Education Initiative (SEI) for aligning its efforts to work with the goals of United Way. “By focusing on SEI's six leading indicators of success, our schools can measure our ...
Beacon Toastmasters — Noon to 1 p.m., Akron Beacon Journal, second-floor meeting room, 44 E. Exchange St., Akron. Information: Vicky Nann, 330-622-3963. AmSpirit Business Connections, Summit Business Network Chapter — 7:45-9 a.m., Bob Evans, 175 Howe Ave., Cuyahoga Falls. Free.
15; Summit Artspace, 140 E. Market St., Akron. Created by the Wick Poetry Center at Kent State University, the digital "Traveling Stanzas" exhibit features poems, illustrations and videos that look at the lives of refugees who are settling in local communities. On Thursday, poets featured in the exhibit will talk ...
DOWNTOWN AKRON — Akron City Council decided Feb. 12 to take a little time to review a portion of the state biennial budget that could result in a significant loss to the city. The state budget, Ohio House Bill (H.B.) 49, passed late last year, but lawsuits have sprung up all over the state objecting to the ...
The Orlando-based university on Thursday, Feb. 15, announced that Wilson was one of eight semi-finalists for the top post. Wilson took over as the University of Akron's 17th president in 2016 following the tumultuous and brief tenure of his predecessor, Scott L. Scarborough. Before ascending to the ...
Two people who worked in an area physician's office, along with a third person, face federal charges for illegally obtaining thousands of oxycodone pills and other drugs in a forged prescription scheme. Dennie Rowland, 46, of Hartville, Candi A. Webb, 34, of Akron, and Richard L. Overdorf, 37, of Akron, ...
“My daughter is like really shaky … she's like confused,” Gibson told a dispatcher on a Tuesday night last March. When paramedics arrived at the Gibsons' home in Kenmore, they revived the girl with naloxone and took her to Akron Children's Hospital, where the staff used a second dose of naloxone to ...
AKRON, Ohio -- Detectives are searching for an Akron man and a teen charged with murder in a fatal shooting that happened Tuesday in the South Akron neighborhood. Tyler Morgan, 18, and a 16-year-old boy are charged with murder, felonious assault and aggravated robbery in the shooting death of ...
University of Akron sees increase in donations, names student center for donor. Updated ... The University of Akron student union will be named for donor Jean Hower Taber.( Karen Farkas ... AKRON, Ohio - The University of Akron has seen a significant increase in donations, officials said Wednesday.
Akron Police Officer Brent Heller (left) helps fix a bike for a neighborhood boy while making a stop on Moore St. as part of his park and walk patrol on Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015, in Akron, Ohio. The department is using the program to help officers get to know residents in the areas they patrol by letting them ...
Akron City Council agreed Feb. 5 to ask for a $1.85 million federal loan to contribute to the Bowery Project, the latest plan to breathe life back into long vacant buildings just north of the Akron Civic Theatre on South Main Street in Downtown Akron. The HUD (Department of Housing and Urban Development) ...


 

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