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Persons scores 15 to lead Ball State past Akron 57-56

MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — Tayler Persons registered 15 points and nine rebounds and Trey Moses’ tip-in basket with 7 seconds remaining carried Ball State to a 57-56 victory over Akron on Saturday. K.J. Walton had 12 points and nine rebounds for the Cardinals (14-11, 5-7 Mid-American Conference). Tahjai Teague added nine rebounds and Moses grabbed […]
Tags: News, Sports, Moses, Akron, Cardinals, Muncie, Tayler, Ind AP, Trey Moses, J Walton, Mid American Conference Tahjai Teague


Soap Box Derby to Start After School STEM Program in Akron

Grade school children in Akron have a new opportunity to acquire science, technology, engineering and math—or STEM--skills. The Soap Box Derby will use grant funds to create an experiential learning program for third through fifth graders. Derby CEO Mark Gerberich said they’re working with four non-profit organizations to provide after school programs where the students will build miniature derby cars. “Kids that are building cars are figuring out all the different things that are involved with ...
Tags: Akron, Mark Gerberich, Gershon Harrell, Huntington Akron Foundation


Akron Citizens Vent Frustration Over Snow Removal

About two dozen people turned out at the Ellet Community Center to share concerns over how the city of Akron handled snow removal during last month’s big storm. The city has formed a task force to look into what went wrong. The group is holding six meetings to take public comment. At Wednesday’s session in Ellet some citizens called for the makeup of the task force itself to be changed. A repeated criticism of the snow clearing effort was poor management. Audience participants including Dave Har...
Tags: Harper, Akron, Tim Rudell, Dave Harper, Marilyn Keith, Ellet, Akron Citizens, Ellet Community Center


Geosciences professor awarded NSF CAREER grant for earthquake-related research

(University of Akron) Dr. Caleb Holyoke has received a five-year grant of $512,045 from the NSF to investigate how heterogeneities in rocks affect the strength of the continental crust. This study will provide new insight on how strength anisotropy in lower crustal rocks affects the population and intensity of aftershock earthquake events. Experiments will be performed in the high-pressure rock mechanics laboratory Holyoke developed at Akron and at the Advanced Photon Source at Argonne National ...
Tags: Akron, NSF, Argonne National Laboratory, Holyoke, University of Akron Dr Caleb Holyoke


Massinburg’s 18 helps No. 25 Buffalo hold off Akron 76-70

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — CJ Massinburg scored 21 points, Dontay Caruthers added 15 and No. 25 Buffalo turned up its defensive intensity in the second half and held on to beat Akron 76-70 on Tuesday night, dropping the Zips to 0-31 against ranked teams. The Bulls (21-3, 9-2 Mid-American Conference) were held to one of […]
Tags: News, Sports, Ap, Buffalo, Akron, The Bulls, Akron Ohio, Mid American Conference, Dontay Caruthers, CJ Massinburg, Massinburg


Akron City Council Member Wants Better Cyber Security for the City

Akron 4 th Ward Councilman Russ Neal wants the city to consider going to the cloud to protect itself from cyber criminals. And he says the best way to do that is to partner with a major tech firm capable of setting it up. Russ Neal says the January 22 nd attack in which hackers went after key city systems, and tried to capture some with ransomware, showed how vulnerable local government can be. He says it’s too vulnerable for local security to guard. “We don’t have, and we will never have, the m...
Tags: Google, Akron, Tim Rudell, Akron City Council, Neal, Russ Neal, Microsoft IBM Amazon


Morning Headlines: Heartbeat Bill Returns to Legislature, Akron Sets Snow Removal Input Meetings

Here are your morning headlines for Tuesday, Feb. 12: Heartbeat bill returns to legislature; More Cleveland workers to make $15 min. wage; Akron sets snow removal input meetings; Editor of Akron Beacon Journal announces retirement; Cleveland Hopkins director explains new drop-off procedure; Keystone Tailored Manufacturing employees walk off the job; Voters set to be purged from rolls will have new chance at registering; Police: Man suspected of abducting student at college; Doctor, hospital face...
Tags: Gop, Cleveland, Akron, Mike DeWine, Cleveland Hopkins, Akron Beacon Journal, Ohio Republican, Legislature Akron, Keystone Tailored Manufacturing, Union Wright State


Summit County Sees Signs of a Teen Vaping Epidemic

E-cigarettes are branded as alternatives to cigarettes that can help people stop smoking. But teenagers are using these devices to start smoking. Schools across Summit County have seen an increase in vaping, and local health officials are working to combat the issue that’s now considered a national epidemic. At North High School in Akron, school resource officer Kevin Evans showed off something he confiscated from a student. “This is a juul," he said. It’s a brand of e-cigarette shaped like a US...
Tags: America, Evans, Summit County, Akron, Kevin Evans, North High School, Anna Huntsman


'Go Ahead in the Rain' Artfully Melds the Many Parts of a Tribe Called Quest's Backstory

None As I write this review, I'm listening to "Award Tour" and nodding my head like I'm front row for A Tribe Called Quest's 1993 Arsenio Hall performance under lavender stage lights. I discovered Tribe in a different world than Hanif Abdurraqib: not in Columbus, Ohio, but Akron; not on cassette tape, but a Greatest Hits CD stolen from the public library; not as a black teenager realizing that Tribe's jazz-imbued hip-hop is acceptable to play at home, but as a white 15-year-old suddenly on a mi...
Tags: Music, Review, New York City, Book Review, Hip-hop, New Orleans, Donald Trump, Leonard Cohen, Akron, Anderson Paak, COLUMBUS Ohio, Otis Redding, Lucy Pearl, Muhammad, Tribe, Rodney King


Trying to Bring Back Downtown Is a Common Theme Among Cities in the Region

2019 is shaping up to be a busy year for northeast Ohio cities and towns trying to revitalize themselves. At least two dozen have turnaround plans in place, including Akron and Canton where between them more than $100 million is in play for reinventing their downtowns. Walking in downtown Akron There are still empty buildings and relatively few pedestrians downtown. The latest revitalization thinking—the inspiration for Akron’s new plan—says the city’s heart is supposed to be a place of action, ...
Tags: Ohio, Akron, Tim Rudell, Canton, Jason Segedy


Smucker CFO Tells UA Students Ability to Analyze Data Is Essential in Today's Business World

The man who runs Smucker’s finances told a group of students at the University of Akron over the weekend that numbers are not just for balance sheets anymore. Data is driving a lot of decisions. Mark Belgya graduated from Akron in 1982, joined Smucker’s in 1985 and became the company’s CFO in 2005. In that time, the company’s main product line has expanded from jams and jellies to pet food and coffee. And he says they use data analytics to decide how to manage all of those different brands. “Whe...
Tags: Akron, Kabir Bhatia, Smucker, University of Akron, Smucker CFO Tells UA, Mark Belgya, Belgya


Black Leaders Discuss Inspiration, Barriers As Part of Black History Month Event

Leaders from Akron’s black community shared inspirational stories during a Black History Month event at the Akron-Summit County Public Library . But they also talked about a particular challenge that’s hard to overcome. The “Who Inspired You?” event was part of the library’s Black History Month programming, and included local leaders discussing their mentors as well as the barriers they’ve faced in life. David Crosby cited his Mother as his main inspiration. Today, he works with the Summit Count...
Tags: Va, Vietnam, Black History Month, Akron, Crosby, David Crosby, Kabir Bhatia, Akron Summit County Public Library, Cleveland VA, Summit County Valor Court


Jackson scores 18 to lift Akron over Kent St. 72-53

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Loren Cristian Jackson had 18 points as Akron extended its home win streak to seven games, topping Kent State 72-53 on Friday night. Tyler Cheese had 15 points for Akron (14-9, 6-4 Mid-American Conference). Daniel Utomi added 14 points. Kent State scored 23 second-half points, a season low for the team. […]
Tags: News, Sports, Ap, Jackson, Akron, Kent State, Akron Ohio, Kent St, Tyler Cheese, Loren Cristian Jackson, Mid American Conference Daniel Utomi


Akron Polish Veterans Club Looks For New Generation of Members

When you think of the face of Akron’s North Hill these days, your first thought may be of the Bhutanese immigrant community that now calls it home. But one of the vestiges from a previous wave of immigration can still be seen in the form of the Polish Legion of American Veterans. While the Polish community there is not what it once was, two brothers are doing their best to keep Pulaski Post 32 going. Their story is featured in the new edition of the Devil Strip. What drew The Devil Strip's edito...
Tags: Akron, Murphy, Dayton, Vinny, Glenwood, North Hill, Rosalie Murphy, Pulaski Post, Mike Cervellino


Morning Headlines: Budish Reveals Plans for Diversion Facility, Firestone to Expand Akron Location

Here are your morning headlines for Thursday, Feb. 7: Budish reveals plans for diversion facility; Firestone to expand Akron facility; Plusquellic won't rule out another run; Committee suggests gas tax hike for shortage of construction funds; Columbus rolls out gunshot-detection system; Environmental advocates sue Ohio officials over ballot initiatives; Summa Health rolls out GPS to help visitors navigate the hospital; Education advistory board hasn't met for 2 years; DeWine taps former Air Forc...
Tags: Ohio, Air Force, Firestone, Cleveland, Columbus, Committee, Akron, Cuyahoga County, DeWine, Armond Budish, Plusquellic, Summa Health, Budish, First Cleveland


Sanford has 17 as Toledo overtakes Akron for 63-52 victory

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Jaelan Sanford scored six of his 17 points in the final three minutes to help Toledo pull away from Akron 63-52 on Tuesday night. Akron led most of the second half until Spencer Littleson drained a 3 to give the Rockets a 45-44 advantage with 6:42 left. Luke Knapke scored underneath, […]
Tags: News, Sports, Ap, Rockets, Toledo, Akron, Sanford, Toledo Ohio, Jaelan Sanford, Luke Knapke, Spencer Littleson


What Real Women Think You Should Spend On Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day is nearly here, and many of us are musing over our budgets for the holiday. Whether you're a die-hard Valentine or think the holiday is a capitalist scam, chances are you have some feelings about what is a reasonable amount of money to spend on your beau.According to the National Retail Federation, U.S. consumers spent an average of $143.56 on Valentine's Day last year. Meanwhile, the number of adults celebrating the holiday is actually declining. In 2009, 72% of adults between ...
Tags: Fashion, Music, New York, Atlanta, Chicago, Austin, Netflix, Brooklyn, San Antonio, Ottawa, Akron, Saskatoon, Valentine, National Retail Federation, DUBLIN Ireland


Morning Headlines: Cuyahoga County Flu Deaths Rise, Laced Candy Sickens Elementary Students

Here are your morning headlines: Cuyahoga County flu deaths rise; Laced candy sickens elementary students; Akron to reopen police training academy to attract recruits; 15-year sentence for man accused of Islamic State recruiting; Former Cuyahoga County jail director faces allegations of racism; Parma voters to decide fate of pitbull ban in May; Construction begins on I-76, lanes to be reduced; Cleveland to transform old school property into senior housing; Cuyahoga County flu deaths rise There’s...
Tags: Islamic State, Cleveland, Summit County, Parma, Akron, Cuyahoga County


Inside the eerie abandoned mall where Amazon will reportedly build a giant new facility (AMZN)

Amazon   is reportedly planning to build a 695,383-square-foot facility on the site of the shuttered Rolling Acres Mall in Akron, Ohio. Rolling Acres Mall fell victim to declining shopper traffic and permanently closed in 2013. Former tenants include   Macy's,   JCPenney,   Target, and   Sears. Amazon is reportedly taking over the site of a once-thriving mall in Akron, Ohio, that was shut down and abandoned after a decade-long decline. Amazon is planning to build a 695,383-square-foot facili...
Tags: Amazon, US, Trends, Akron, Akron Ohio, AMZN, Nicholas Eckhart, Seph Lawless, Macy s JCPenney, Rolling Acres Mall, Akron Beacon Journal Ohio, Sears Amazon, Macy s JCPenney Target


Akron Public Schools Robotics Team Invited to World Championships

A team of high school students from Akron will be competing this year to be crowned robotics world champions. Curtis the robot is wandering around a classroom at the National Inventors’ Hall of Fame STEM High School in Akron. He’s a collection of gears, chutes and large, sturdy metal pieces that look like they’re from an erector set. He’s part of the school’s robotics program that has spawned Team Destiny Boyz, who have been selected for the Vex Robotics Competition in April – a first for the sc...
Tags: Kentucky, Akron, Morty, Boyz, Kabir Bhatia, Akron Public Schools Robotics Team Invited, National Inventors ' Hall of Fame STEM High School, Hagan Leeds Richman


Amazon is reportedly taking over one of America's most infamous dead shopping malls (AMZN)

Amazon is reportedly planning to build a fulfillment center on the site of the now-shuttered Rolling Acres Mall in Akron, Ohio. The redevelopment plans are titled "Project Carney," in an apparent nod to Jay Carney, the company's senior vice president of global corporate affairs. Rolling Acres Mall fell victim to declining shopper traffic and became a target for crime before permanently closing in 2013. Former tenants include Macy's, JCPenney, Target, and Sears. Poignant images of the mall's de...
Tags: Amazon, America, Trends, Carney, Sears, Akron, Columbia House, Macy, Akron Ohio, AMZN, Jay Carney, Rolling Acres Mall, Macy s JCPenney Target, Sears Poignant, Beacon Journal Ohio


Morning Headlines: Stow Considers Raising Age to Buy Tobacco, Barberton Jail to Close

Here are your morning headlines for Monday, Feb. 4: Stow considers raising tobacco buying age to 21; Barberton jail to close amid budget cuts; Akron computer systems almost fully functionion following cyberattack; Cleveland advocacy group proposes lead-safe ordinance for rentals; Faculty union strike to continue at Wright State; Judge pushes back date again for trial over opioids; 1 sheriff killed, 1 wounded in 12-hour standoff; Eight former NFL players to be inducted in Pro Football Hall of Fam...
Tags: NFL, Cleveland, Akron, Beacon Journal, Faculty, Pro Football Hall of Fame, Mayfield, Barberton, Wright State, Buy Tobacco Barberton Jail, Stow Monroe Falls High School


Ivey, Utomi lead Akron past Ohio 65-53

ATHENS, Ohio (AP) — Jimond Ivey scored 21 points with nine rebounds and Daniel Utomi scored 14 and Akron beat Ohio 65-53 on Saturday. Akron sped to a 17-5 lead with Ivey and Utomi each making 3-pointers. Ohio got it going on offense and established an 11-4 run to draw within 21-16 with 5:09 before […]
Tags: News, Sports, Ap, Ohio, Akron, Athens Ohio, Ivey, Daniel Utomi, Jimond Ivey, Utomi, Ivey Utomi


Morning Headlines: Akron City Hospital Diverts Trauma Patients, NWS Warns of Flooding in NE Ohio

Here are your morning headlines for Friday, Feb. 1: Akron City Hospital diverts trauma patients; National Weather Service warns of flooding in NE Ohio; Hospital, doc face 9th suit over patient deaths, drug doses; Rep. Dave Joyce reintroduces act to expand marijuana industry; Akron house fire survivor couldn't reach family, cause of fire unknown; Lorain County coroner says death of woman was cold-related; Akron Better Block plans fourth event; Browns Mayfield, Chubb miss Pepsi Rookie of the Year;...
Tags: National Weather Service, Ohio, Akron, Browns, Pepsi, Beacon Journal, Lorain County, Summa, Dave Joyce, Summa Health, Akron City Hospital, Akron Better Block, Browns Mayfield Chubb


Morning Headlines: Supply Company Sues Akron Over Salt, Michaels Announces End to Pat Catans

Here are your morning headlines for Thursday, Jan. 31: Supply company sues Akron over rock salt; DeWine's order updates workplace domestic violence policy; Blistering weather closes NE Ohio locations for second day in a row; Michaels announces end to Pat Catans; Police: Rates for most violent crimes, property crimes drop; Woman, 3 children found dead after home catches fire; Supply company sues Akron over rock salt A local supply company is suing the city of Akron for rejecting a deal to buy 10,...
Tags: Ohio, Akron, Michaels, Mike DeWine, DeWine, Ashtabula, Pat Catans, Nordonia Landscape Supplies LLC, Nordonia Landscape


Shuffle: Akron Teen Kofi Boakye Plays the Keys to Success

At 15 years old, Kofi Boakye was the youngest black pianist to be enrolled at the University of Akron School of Music's jazz program. Now, at 19 years old, he's starting his journey to the Berklee College of Music in Boston this fall. The Akron keyboardist, songwriter and producer will hold a fundraising concert and screening for the film, "Kofi: Made in Akron," to earn the remaining money it will cost to live in Boston while attending classes.
Tags: Boston, Akron, Berklee College of Music, Kofi Boakye, Akron Teen Kofi Boakye, University of Akron School of Music


Zoning Board Denies Akron Tent City Appeal

Supporters of a small tent city for the homeless on private property in Akron lost their zoning appeal Wednesday. Land owner Sage Lewis told the Akron Board of Zoning Appeals his charity had helped some homeless reintegrate back into society but some, he said, just cannot use the existing shelter system. “If you’d like I can take you to people living under bridges. We can go do that right now. They are living there right now. They’re outside living there right now," Lewis said. Speaking against ...
Tags: Hud, Seattle, Akron, Lewis, Mark Urycki, Stahl, Sage Lewis, Zoning Board Denies Akron Tent City Appeal, Akron Board of Zoning Appeals, Keith Stahl, Akron Summit County Continuum of Care


Akron Lawmaker Stands With Governor As He Extends Protections for Victims of Domestic Abuse

Gov. Mike DeWine is extending protections and access to resources for victims of domestic violence. The executive order applies to state employees and extends existing protections while making one big change. For the first time the protections for domestic violence victims will also be provided for those in dating relationships, not just marriage. Democratic House leader Emilia Sykes joined DeWine for the signing of the order. “Most of domestic violence and intimate partner violence hides in the...
Tags: Sykes, Akron, Andy Chow, Democratic House, Mike DeWine, DeWine, Emilia Sykes


Four Dead in House Fire in Akron's Kenmore Neighborhood

A mother and three children were killed in a house fire in an Akron neighborhood this morning. It happened around 9:15 a.m. in the area of 18th St. and Battles Ave in Kenmore. A spokesperson from the Akron Fire Department said crews were not able to enter the home to search for trapped victims due to the temperature and volume of the fire. One man, the mother's fiance, was able to get out. The children were five, seven and 10 years old. The age of the mother is not yet known. The bodies have bee...
Tags: Akron, Kenmore, Akron Fire Department, Anna Huntsman, Kenmore Neighborhood, Sierje Lash


Akron Legislator Proposes Bill Meant to Reduce Infant Deaths

Ohio ranks fifth among states for how many babies die before turning one, according to the Centers for Disease Control . In 2017, nearly a thousand Ohio infants died before their first birthdays. A bill introduced this week by legislators from Akron and Canton aims to reduce the state’s infant mortality rate. Democratic Representatives Thomas West of Canton and Tavia Galonski of Akron are cosponsors. Galonski says it would require expectant mothers be tested during the pregnancy for three sexual...
Tags: Ohio, Sarah Taylor, Akron, Centers for Disease Control, Canton, Galonski, Tavia Galonski