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Located about forty miles from Cleveland Akron is set along the historic Erie Canal. It was a boomtown in the 1800's home to such industries as cereal production, toy, marble, and rubber manufacturing. The city was officially founded in 1825. Today Goodyear Tires and FirstMerit Bank support the local economy. The city also has a ten-mile stretch of free WiFi access downtown, one of few such projects in the country. Cultural destinations include the Akron Art Museum and the Akron Police Museum.
Local Newspapers: The Akron Beacon Journal
Local Sports Teams: The Akron Aeros (minor league baseball)
Local Colleges: The University of Akron
Zip Codes associated with akron, ohio:
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Was it suicide or not? Decision in firefighter's Route 8 death pending
Summit County Medical Examiner Lisa Kohler said she's not required to be 100 percent certain Tonya Johnson intended to kill herself, to rule her death a suicide. However, Kohler explained all the evidence she examined in the case of the 43-year-old Canton firefighter's Feb. 22, 2016 death, could lead her to no other explanation.Akron man seriously hurt in shooting in Goodyear Heights neighborhood
No suspects have been identified in a shooting Thursday in Akron's Goodyear Heights neighborhood that left a man with serious injuries, police said. The 28-year-old man suffered gunshot wounds in the face, chest and arms just before 10 p.m. on Keck Street near Bethany Avenue, according to a police report.Planned Parenthood ramps up its presence in Greater Akron
Planned Parenthood is ramping up its presence in the Greater Akron area. The organization recently held an organizing meeting in Akron seeking volunteers, and hired a new Akron field manager.M. Weston Non-Surgical Hair Restoration Opens in Ohio
The Ohio Center offers more convenience to a high number of clients. Additional Great Lakes region accessibility will allow clients a chance to experience this permanent solution for hair loss."Three new school board members starting on same page
However coincidental or intentional, voters in the Copley-Fairlawn City School District sent a message Nov. 7 when they placed a trio of first-time candidates, each former educators, into three seats on the Board of Education. "I'm not sure, but I don't remember a time when we had three former educators vying for seats at the same time," said Steve Coon, a retired coach and teacher who was elected along with former Copley High School teacher Paula Lynn and former athletic director and 23-year Copley High School assistant principal James Borchik.Charles Deering Legacy Advisor Leadership Award presented
Richard Burke, of Fairlawn, a partner at Brennan, Manna & Diamond in Akron, received the 2017 Charles Deering Legacy Advisor Leadership Award for outstanding service in facilitating charitable giving to Summa Health Dec. 1 at the annual meeting of the Charles Deering Legacy Advisor Leadership Council, which includes the region's leading legal, financial and wealth planning professionals. The event took place at Portage Country Club.West Side Police News & Notes
On Jan. 11, Christopher Hendon, 26, of West Akron, pled guilty to 31 charges in connection with several incidents, according to Summit County Prosecutor Sherri Bevan Walsh. The charges included seven counts of kidnapping ; six counts of abduction ; 15 counts of impersonating a police officer ; and three counts of illegal conveyance of a deadly weapon in a school safety zone with firearm specifications .Traveling Stanzas showcasing refugee experience in Akron
Traveling Stanzas: Writing Across Borders, which will be on view at Summit Artspace Jan. 19 through Feb. 7, will feature poems by refugees and immigrants living in Akron that were written during writing workshops led by Kent State University's Wick Poetry Center. Charlie Malone, program and outreach manager at the Wick Center, is shown with students from Nepal and Bhutan during one workshop.Regional news briefs, Jan. 18: Ward 5 meeting to discuss area's vision for 2018
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An aspiring racer in the 1950s, Mr. Newton was frustrated by the quality of race tires available at the time, so the Newtons started retreading tires for racing, then got into the new race tire business in 1961 in partnership with Mohawk Rubber Co. of Akron, which up to that point had provided Hoosier Tire with tread rubber.Akron man charged for role in July murder
Dominique Thomas, 30, was arrested for complicity to commit murder Tuesday afternoon. He was apprehended by officers outside a home at the 800 block of Hayden Avenue.U.S. judge excludes 70,000 women from Sterling Jewelers sex bias lawsuit
A U.S. judge on Tuesday overturned an arbitrator's ruling allowing about 70,000 women to take part in a nationwide sex discrimination case against Sterling Jewelers Inc even though they had not opted to join. U.S. District Judge Jed Rakoff in Manhattan ruled that only women who had opted to join the case against Sterling under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act when it was before the arbitrator could stay in the case.2 injured, 1 critical following shooting in Akron; suspect arrested
A female suspect is in custody after police say she shot and injured two men early Tuesday morning in Akron. Officials say 49-year-old Hedy Moss was involved in an argument with two men on the 300 block of Gold St. when she shot both of them before fleeing the scene shortly before 5 a.m. One of the victims is currently in critical condition at Cleveland Clinic Akron General Hospital, while the other is in serious condition at Akron City Hospital.Ohio & Erie Canalway Coaliton, partners continue work to enhance Summit Lake neighborhoods
Neighborhoods on the east and west shores of Summit Lake will see more options for recreational activities and a variety of enhancements to public spaces in 2018 thanks to the work of the Ohio & Erie Canalway Coalition and its many partners. Two upcoming meetings, one in Summit Lake and one in Kenmore, will help define the work to be done and outline next steps.Akron man hurt in shootout with police officers in city's Kenmore neighborhood
An Akron man was hurt Friday during a shootout with police officers in the city's Kenmore neighborhood, police said. Michael S. Higgins, 39, is charged with felonious assault in the shooting on West Waterloo Road near 30th Street Southwest, police said in a news release.From hops to spruce to mushrooms: Beers of all kinds stock tables at BrewFest Wooster
Unless, of course, you own a craft brewery. Then, innovators like Josh Dunn, Jared Channell and Greg Snyder look to some alternatives.Akron Zips claim victory over Bowling Green Falcons 80-78
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