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Akron, Ohio is located in Summit County. Zip codes in Akron, OH include 44310, 44320, and 44326. The median home price in Akron is $64,500 which is roughly $54/per square foot. More Akron information.

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2 hrs ago | Aurora Advocate

Summit County voters asked to weigh in on tax issue, charter changes Nov. 4

Voters in Summit County will decide three issues on the Nov. 4 general election ballot. Issue 12, if approved, would levy an additional 0.25 percent sales and use tax that would be used to: operate and maintain the Summit County Jail; acquire, construct, equip or repair permanent improvements for the County's 800 MHz Emergency Radio System, County 9-1-1 System and County-owned facilities; fund the County's general fund; and to pay the expenses of administering the tax, according to the ballot language.

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6 hrs ago | Cleveland.com

Openings statements given in Akron death penalty trial delayed by accusations of judge's bias

Text messages and a fingerprint will be presented during the capital murder trial of a one of two men accused in quadruple homicide. Deshanon Haywood, 22, faces the death penalty if convicted of the aggravated murder of four people on April 18, 2013, at a townhome on Kimlyn Circle.

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8 hrs ago | The Plain Dealer

After Metro bus stop shooting, Akron schools lockdown plans put to the test

Students were still filtering into Akron's Sieberling Community Learning Center Monday morning in when Principal Megan Mannion got a phone call telling her to lock the doors. Students and teachers knew exactly what to do.

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12 hrs ago | Cleveland.com

Akron student shot at bus stop, three schools placed on lockdown

Akron Public Schools Superintendent of David James said police arrested a man and a woman in connection with the 8:30 a.m. shooting. The North High School student is being treated at a local hospital after someone opened fire as he stepped off a Metro Transit Authority Bus on Eastland and Tonawanda avenues, James said.

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13 hrs ago | Cleveland.com

Akron man charged with selling Fairlawn girl for sex in Columbus

Antonio Sibley, 38, faces charges of sexual exploitation of children and forcing prostitution in U.S. Southern District of Ohio Court. The 17-year-old girl told investigators that she ran away from her Fairlawn home in April and since worked for Sibley as a prostitute.

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13 hrs ago | Cleveland.com

Man accused of stabbing man in Akron park over racial slur

A man admitted to stabbing a 50-year-old man Friday because the man called him a racial slur, police reports say. Jerome D. Thomas, 32, faces a felonious assault charge in Akron Municipal Court.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

WKSU-FM Kent

GI bridea s journey from England to Akron chronicled in new book

The Takeaway is a national morning news program that invites listeners to be part of the American conversation. Hosts John Hockenberry and Celeste Headlee, along with partners The New York Times, BBC World Service, WNYC, Public Radio International and WGBH Boston, deliver news and analysis and help you prepare for the day ahead.

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Advance Indiana

Democrats Throw A Lifeline To J.D. Ford's Senate Campaign, Too...

The Indiana Democratic Party has already sent out two direct mail pieces to voters in District 29 hitting incumbent State Sen. Mike Delph for the public disagreement he aired with the Senate Republican leadership over its handling of a proposed amendment to HJR-3 concerning civil unions to boost the candidacy of Delph's Democratic opponent, newcomer J.D. Ford. The mailings claim that Delph's Twitter communications were "so bizarre and over the top," the Senate Republican leadership stripped him of his leadership position.

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Star Tribune

Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Tony Auth dies of cancer; worked at Inquirer for decades

Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist Tony Auth, whose sharp and creative commentary appeared in The Philadelphia Inquirer for more than 40 years, died of cancer on Sunday. He was 72. Auth had worked for the past two years as the artist-in-residence at NewsWorks/WHYY, which announced his death.

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NewsandSentinel.com

Students of month are named

These Beverly-Center students started out the 2014-2015 school year on a high note by being named 'Student of the Month' for August: Kindergarten - Addison Steele and Hannah Weiker; First Grade - Weston Schaad and Cambria Starkey; Second Grade - Coen Fouss and Hayley Shaffer; Third Grade - Wyatt Shuster and Eli Slaughter; Fourth Grade - Tony Hill and Nate Silvus; Fifth Grade - Katie Horner and Bella Schilling; and Sixth Grade - Jaymison Baker and Dylan Hart. They will have their picture displayed on the Cadet Pride bulletin board in the school foyer and receive a pizza party from Domino's Pizza.

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Tallmadge Express

Severe weather rolls through Tallmadge last Wednesday, results in minor damage

Severe weather rolled through Tallmadge the afternoon and evening of Sept. 10, but the city largely escaped any severe damage.

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Tallmadge Express

Tallmadge Police Reports

Transmission shells taken from warehouse: An employee of a Commerce Street business told police sometime between Aug. 29 and 31, someone removed a skid of transmission shells valued at $5,000 from the company's warehouse. Akron woman caught taking groceries: Police issued a summons for theft to a 30-year-old Akron woman Sept.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

Tallmadge Express

Freedom Trail plans open to public comment

Park planners have revised future plans for the Freedom Trail, a multipurpose trail managed by Summit Metro Parks. Because this project is funded by a federal grant, the park district is required to offer the public a chance to comment or submit questions about the proposed plans for future extensions.

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Norwalk Reflector

7-Eleven seeks operators for Northeast Ohio stores.

The open house for franchisees will feature store tours and a company representative will be on hand to answer questions about the company's franchise system. The event will run from 3 to 7 p.m. Today, more than three quarters of the approximately 8,000 U.S. stores are franchise operations.

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Toledo Blade

Ohio woman dismisses abortion lawsuit

A northeast Ohio woman has dismissed a lawsuit against an Akron clinic after she underwent an abortion but still gave birth to a healthy child. The attorney for 23-year-old Ariel Knights of Cuyahoga Falls says a confidentiality agreement prohibits him from saying whether there was a settlement in the suit filed against Akron Women's Medical Group.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

MLive.com

The Black Keys' Akron roots, gritty & soulful rock skill earns Detroit's appreciation at...

They're from Akron, Ohio but The Black Keys sure looked Friday night at Joe Louis Arena like they belonged in Detroit. If they didn't know already, there certainly is something about the Motor City, its hardworking people and their appreciation for rock of all forms.

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WKYC-TV Cleveland

Akron police seek fugitive in recent homicideAkron police seek...

Akron police and U.S. Marshals are asking for the public's help finding a man wanted in connection with a recent murder. Akron police seek fugitive in recent homicide Akron police and U.S. Marshals are asking for the public's help finding a man wanted in connection with a recent murder.

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West Side and South Side Leader

South Side News & Notes

With abuse of dangerous drugs growing throughout Ohio, two county agencies are partnering again to offer the third annual Meth Lab Community Forum. Summit County Children Services and the Summit County Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services Board have collaborated for the Sept.

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Cleveland.com

Officials name Akron man shot to death in car

The Summit County Medical Examiner said 21-year-old Jerome Bable, of Balch Street, was sitting in his car in the 800 block of Jason Avenue about 11:15 p.m. Thursday night. An unknown man walked up to the car, opened the door and opened fire on Bable, hitting him once in the body.

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The Columbus Dispatch

Actor, author John Hodgman featured in Akron library series

Next month, the Akron-Summit County Library welcomes John Hodgman, the PC opposite Justin Long's Mac in a TV ad series for Apple, the host of the weekly podcast Judge John Hodgman , The Daily Show 's "Resident Expert" , a This American Life contributor, an actor, a stand-up comedian , and the author of The Areas of My Expertise and other titles. I may have left out some of his work in that list -- there's a reason he's the "Resident Expert."

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