Monday, 13 June 2016 17:54

Mike DeWine Mourns George Voinovich

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Former Ohio Governor, U.S. Senator, and Cleveland Mayor George Voinovich is being mourned by political leaders around the Buckeye State, including those who worked with him closely. Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine served as Voinovich's lieutenant governor from 1991-1994 and also served alongside Voinovich in the Senate. DeWine joined Jasen…
Thursday, 26 May 2016 17:38

Highland Square Ribbons Mark Drug Overdoses

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There's a reason you might see 169 purple ribbons near Highland Square. The ribbons represent drug overdose deaths since 2015...says Raynard Packard, who runs the Packard Institute, a counseling center on West Market Street. He says the count is off by a few months, dating only until January of this…
Monday, 09 May 2016 16:30

Writing The Book On Don Plusquellic

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Any mayor who serves for 28 years is bound to have some stories to tell, and former Akron mayor Don Plusquellic is no exception. Many of those stories, and some from his younger years, are featured in Steve Love's new book The Indomitable Don Plusquellic: How a Controversial Mayor Quarterbacked Akron's…
Thursday, 05 May 2016 17:36

AUDIO Summit Welcoming State Budget Money

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Tens of millions of dollars will come to Summit County from the state budget bill that's been sent to Gov. Kasich's desk. And local business leaders are happy about it...including money for education, for the University of Akron and a planned Akron campus for Stark State College. The Greater Akron…
Monday, 02 May 2016 17:35

Rep. Renacci On House And Anti-Heroin Bills

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Sen. Rob Portman has been upset with the House, after repeatedly urging them to pass their version of the Comprehensive Addition and Recovery Act - which passed the Senate easily in March. Rep. Jim Renacci explains that the House process involves a lot of similar bills linked to heroin and…
Wednesday, 27 April 2016 16:37

AUDIO The Joy Of Voting Coming To Akron

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There may not be a lot of people who'd call voting "fun", but an effort in Akron and three other cities is aiming to change that. The "Joy of Voting" project is kicking off, funded by $125,000 from the Knight Foundation. Ben Phillps with the non-profit Citizen University says voting…
Monday, 25 April 2016 17:40

Rice Family Attorney: No Closure In Settlement

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The family of Tamir Rice, the 12 year-old Cleveland boy shot and killed by police in a Cleveland park, is still feeling deep emotions after the announcement that they'll receive a $6 million settlement from the city of Cleveland. Subodh Chandra is an attorney for the Rice family. He says…
Tuesday, 12 April 2016 15:11

Akron Mulls Firestone Building Future

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With the opening of county offices in the Firestone Triangle building, the city of Akron is looking at the future of the main Firestone building. Akron deputy mayor for intergovernmental affairs Marco Sommerville says that there's one goal in mind for reuse of the Firestone building: jobs. "Of course, our…
Summit County Executive Russ Pry has banned all official county government travel to North Carolina in response to the state's controversial "Bathroom Bill." North Carolina House Bill 2 includes provisions that require people to use the public restroom that corresponds with their biological sex and that supercede non-discrimination laws passed…
The Cleveland Indians are ready to start the 2016 season, and the organization and fans alike are excited about the Tribe's outlook.  President of Baseball Operations Chris Antonetti joined Jasen Sokol and Sam Bourquin in Booth 6 in Progressive Field for Opening Day at the ballpark.   When asked about…
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