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Monday, 19 October 2015 12:45

Warm Winter Waiting?

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We're still a couple of months away from the official start of the winter season but activity in the Pacific Ocean suggests a warmer and drier than usual winter for northeast Ohio.  Martin Thompson with the National Weather Service in Cleveland says we can thank a strong El Nino phenomenon, which…
Monday, 19 October 2015 12:40

Reach Higher To Reach Akron

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LeBron James and Michelle Obama have at least one interest in common - education. That's what is bringing the first lady to Akron this week. She'll join LeBron and family members of his "Wheels for Education" and "I Promise" programs Wednesday at the University of Akron. Eric Waldo, executive director…
Saturday, 17 October 2015 08:49

Drunk Driver Avoids Checkpoint - Sort Of

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A driver in Barberton provided some justification for the need to set up sobriety checkpoints, like the one that was staged Friday night at Light Middle School in Barberton. The Summit County OVI Task Force says the driver thought he'd outsmart the cops and avoid the checkpoint, so he sailed…
The Cavaliers have two preseason games left - and at least one won't see LeBron James in the lineup. LeBron got an anti-inflammatory injection in his back this week. He says that's just a normal thing as he gets ready to start the season. "We had already known looking at…
A former Copley man gets nearly four years in prison for stealing money from healthcare plans to finance a lavish lifestyle. The U.S. Attorney's Offce in Northern Ohio says 62 year-old Robert Hartenstein stole over $1.5 million from plans he administered from his Cuyahoga Falls-based Professional Benefits Assocation, a third-party…
Thursday, 15 October 2015 16:19

First Lady, LeBron To Join Up In Akron For Education

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The First Lady will be in Akron next week alongside LeBron James. Northeast Ohio Media Group reports that Michelle Obama will join LeBron at a University of Akron event next Wednesday for students and parents involved in his "Wheels For Education" and "I Promise" programs. The early word comes from…
Thursday, 15 October 2015 12:42

APD: Boys, Woman Robbed Akron Man At Gunpoint

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Akron police arrested three juveniles and a 24-year-old Akron woman for allegedly robbing a man at gunpoint around midnight Wednesday. A 36-year-old man told police he was walking with his girlfriend and three young boys near 7th Street SW when one of the juveniles pulled out a gun. The boy…
UPDATE 11:07a --- The man accused of killing Akron Police Officer Justin Winebrenner was found guilty of aggravated murder Thursday morning.  Kenan Ivery was found guilty on all the counts against him, with the exception of the tampering with evidence charge. (photo courtesy Summit County Prosecutor's Office) There were 15 counts…
Monday, 05 October 2015 23:36

Scarborough Answers Student Questions at UA Meeting

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University of Akron President Dr. Scott Scarborough took center stage at a town hall meeting-style discussion on campus Monday. Nearly one hundred students showed up to the Student Union to ask the president anonymous questions by sending text messages which displayed on a monitor. Scarborough touched on about 25 topics…
Sunday, 04 October 2015 17:49

VIDEO 500 People Share Meal On Akron Innerbelt

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It's not the first time San Francisco-based artist Hunter Franks has done something like this -- but it is his largest project.  With help from the Knight Foundation, Franks was able to bring together 500 Akronites together for one shared meal on a 500-foot long table. Oh -- and it's…
Monday, 14 September 2015 12:17

Photo Raises Concerns Over Possible UA Name Change

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There's been a lot of back-and-forth as to whether or not the University of Akron is changing its official name. Northeast Ohio Media Group published a story last week about the University of Akron Women's Committee who were upset with the new band uniforms that no longer feature the word…
Friday, 11 September 2015 17:46

UA Women's Committee: Where's "Akron"?

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The University of Akron Women's Committee is upset about UA's marching band uniforms - which are missing the word "Akron" and the letter "A". And committee president Louise Harvey says that kind of change could be a sign that the University of Akron will indeed change its name at some…
Tuesday, 08 September 2015 11:35

UA Uses Video To Explain Polytechnic

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The University of Akron has been using the brand "Ohio's Polytechnic University" since May...but now, the university is reading a more extensive campaign. UA president Scott Scarborough, in a letter to the university community, says the new branding's link to the university catches on with people when explained individually. But…
No relief for the University of Akron and its president Scott Scarborough with a new YouTube video that uses paper sack puppets in a parody of Scarborough and others. The video was uploaded by a group that calls itself Graduates over Greed. As of 6:00 this morning, the video was well…
Wednesday, 12 August 2015 13:32

UA Protesters: "Akron Is Scarred"

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Ode to an Antique Olive Jar: "O Olive Jar! You are empty while I am sad.  I cannot afford to fill thee with expensive imported olives." The poem, written by University of Akron graduate and retired educator Wendy Duke, was intended to symbolize the feeling of disgust that many are attaching to an…
Thursday, 06 August 2015 15:56

Scott Scarborough: Unplugged

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The University of Akron is offering a more detailed explanation about its budget crisis that has dominated social and traditional media the last couple of weeks. The university's method to fill a $60 million two-year hole is well-publicized but offering insight to media and the community has been reactive and…
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