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  • Akron downs UT Martin 76-59 on Utomi's career night - USA TODAYAkron downs UT Martin 76-59 on Utomi's career night - USA TODAY

    The OlympianAkron downs UT Martin 76-59 on Utomi's career nightUSA TODAYAKRON, Ohio (AP) — Daniel Utomi scored 32 points with seven 3-pointers, both career highs, and Akron made 15 of 31 3-pointers in downing UT Martin 76-59 on Saturday night. Malcolm Duvivier scored 17 points with a career-high five 3s and the Zips (2-0) ...University of Akron men's basketball: Zips shoot their way to 76-59 win over UT MartinAkron Beacon Journalall 4 news articles »

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  • University of Akron women's basketball: Florida Gulf Coast sails past Zips 82-63 in Akron Classic finale - Akron Beacon JournalUniversity of Akron women's basketball: Florida Gulf Coast sails past Zips 82-63 in Akron Classic finale - Akron Beacon Journal

    Akron Beacon JournalUniversity of Akron women's basketball: Florida Gulf Coast sails past Zips 82-63 in Akron Classic finaleAkron Beacon JournalThe University of Akron learned firsthand Saturday the same thing Kent State discovered Friday. Florida Gulf Coast has a very good women's basketball team. Deep and talented, the Eagles ran off to a big early lead and never looked back in defeating the ...FGCU's 17 triples pummels AkronSwish AppealUlel, Adderly Lead @FGCU_WBB Past Akron 82-63, To First 4-0 Start Since 2010-11FGCU Athleticsall 3 news articles »

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  • Shelby will meet Steubenville in Final Four at Akron - Richland SourceShelby will meet Steubenville in Final Four at Akron - Richland Source

    Richland SourceShelby will meet Steubenville in Final Four at AkronRichland SourceSHELBY -- The biggest football game in Shelby High School history will take place on Friday at 7:30 p.m. on Summa Field at the University of Akron's Infocision Stadium. The fifth-ranked Whippets (13-0), slated to be the visiting team, will challenge No.and more »

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  • Akron's Stan Hywet's 'Deck the Hall' event features 1 million lights (video, photos) - cleveland.comAkron's Stan Hywet's 'Deck the Hall' event features 1 million lights (video, photos) - cleveland.com

    cleveland.comAkron's Stan Hywet's 'Deck the Hall' event features 1 million lights (video, photos)cleveland.comAKRON, Ohio - Stan Hywet's annual Deck the Hall event is set to begin, amid a million twinkling lights and stunning indoor decorations. An Akron holiday tradition, Deck the Hall runs from 5-8 p.m. November 24-26, December 1-3, December 7-23, and ...

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  • Akron's Northside Marketplace is officially open for business (photos) - cleveland.comAkron's Northside Marketplace is officially open for business (photos) - cleveland.com

    cleveland.comAkron's Northside Marketplace is officially open for business (photos)cleveland.comAKRON, Ohio - The new Northside Marketplace celebrated its grand opening yesterday in Akron's Northside Arts District. The Akron-centric marketplace features more than 40 diverse vendors collected in a distinctly different kind of space at 21 Furnace St.

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  • Highway Patrol seizes $285,000 in heroin following Summit County traffic stopHighway Patrol seizes $285,000 in heroin following Summit County traffic stop

    A Connecticut man faces charges after Ohio Highway Patrol seized more than $280,000 in heroin following a traffic stop in Summit County Tuesday, authorities said. Renaldo Diaz-Guzman, 25, of Hartford is charged with possession and trafficking in heroin and failure to comply, the Highway State Patrol said.

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    Akron Beacon JournalAuthorities seize drugs, weapons in Akron drug raidAkron Beacon JournalAuthorities arrested two men and seized 11 pounds, 10 grams of cocaine, three weapons and cash during a drug raid Thursday at a home at 318 Stanton Ave. in South Akron. The men, whose names were not available, were charged with trafficking in ...

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  • Officials identify Akron man shot and killed in West Hill neighborhoodOfficials identify Akron man shot and killed in West Hill neighborhood

    Officials identified an Akron man who was shot and killed Thursday outside a convenience store in the city's West Hill neighborhood.

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  • Akron police investigating four shootings in 24 hours, one that was fatal - Akron Beacon JournalAkron police investigating four shootings in 24 hours, one that was fatal - Akron Beacon Journal

    Akron Beacon JournalAkron police investigating four shootings in 24 hours, one that was fatalAkron Beacon JournalAkron police are investigating four shooting incidents in a 24-hour span, including one that was fatal. Officers responded to a shooting about 5:30 p.m. Thursday outside a West Akron store. They found Dereke D. Alexander shot multiple times behind the ...

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  • UPDATE: Police identify Akron shooting victim - Akron Beacon JournalUPDATE: Police identify Akron shooting victim - Akron Beacon Journal

    Akron Beacon JournalUPDATE: Police identify Akron shooting victimAkron Beacon JournalInvestigators have identified the victim in a Thursday evening shooting as Dereke Alexander, 57, of Akron. Police say Alexander was found shot multiple times at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the rear of the Baho Convenience Store at 460 W. Market St. in Akron ...

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    cleveland.comMan killed in shooting outside Akron convenience store, police say ...cleveland.comA 57-year-old man was shot multiple times before officers found him about 5:30 p.m. behind a convenience store on West Market Street at Oakdale Avenue, ...Man dies after being shot multiple times outside convenience store ...News 5 Clevelandall 2 news articles »

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  • Pregnant beekeeper who posed with swarm of bees loses childPregnant beekeeper who posed with swarm of bees loses child

    "It is with the most deepening sadness I share that our sweet Emersyn Jacob was born an angel yesterday at 10:18 p.m. He weighed 7lb 1oz and was 20.25in long. Please pray for us today and the days to come," she wrote.

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  • Tree festival brings back delights of Christmas pastTree festival brings back delights of Christmas past

    Jill Pangas usually decides the tree's theme a year in advance. This one, shown above, features both new and vintage dolls she found by scouring the internet .

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  • Akron, Summit County partner with agencies to decrease infant mortalityAkron, Summit County partner with agencies to decrease infant mortality

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  • Akron man shot friend in neck while playing with gun, police sayAkron man shot friend in neck while playing with gun, police say

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  • Akron police say man who robbed Boost Mobile store possibly connected to other robberiesAkron police say man who robbed Boost Mobile store possibly connected to other robberies

    Akron police said that a man who robbed a Boost Mobile cellphone store in the middle of the day might be connected to several other similar robberies. The latest robbery happened shortly before 2 p.m. Monday at the Boost Mobile store on South Hawkins Avenue near Vernon Odom Boulevard, Akron police Lt.

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  • Build a new Cleveland Hopkins airport? Some readers are thinking big: Calling All ReadersBuild a new Cleveland Hopkins airport? Some readers are thinking big: Calling All Readers

    Kansas City voters gave their approval earlier this month to a $1 billion plan to rebuild the city's airport. In Pittsburgh, officials are moving ahead with a $1.1 billion transformation of the city's airport, to be completed in 2023.

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  • Akron art teacher continues beautiful tradition of making sure students get school picturesAkron art teacher continues beautiful tradition of making sure students get school pictures

    AKRON, Ohio -- For the third year in a row, an art teacher at a school in Akron is making sure students get their pictures taken.  A couple of years ago, Nicole Bozickovich noticed some families at STEAM Academy couldn't afford to get school pictures. So, with some help from students at the Cleveland Institute of Art, and others, she provided photos and yearbooks for the kids. Now, even more people have offered to help, and this year, she also offered polo shirts to the students. Bozickovich says it's all about making students feel their very best.  "Something that's really interesting to me is that when they get their photo they feel important enough to be captured, and just the fact that we're giving back to the community; that's one of the things I teach to my students, and that we always need to give back and be kind to one another," she told FOX 8. Bozickovich says three years ago, they started photographing about 170 kids; that number has grown to about 200.

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  • Akron's Northside Marketplace hosts grand opening Nov. 17Akron's Northside Marketplace hosts grand opening Nov. 17

    A grand opening celebration for the Northside Marketplace will take place Friday, Nov. 17, from 4-10 p.m. in downtown Akron's Northside Arts District . Fan favorites like Rubber City Clothing and Dirty River Bicycle Works have stores, while up-and-coming local vendors have spaces in the Made in Akron section offering gift-appropriate items such as all natural skin care for men and women, clothing, jewelry and art.

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  • Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad seeks volunteers for 'The Polar Express' holiday programCuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad seeks volunteers for 'The Polar Express' holiday program

    Volunteers are needed to dress as elves or Santa's helpers for the annual "The Polar Express" train ride through the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. ( AKRON, Ohio -- Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad is looking for volunteers to sign up for its popular holiday program, "The Polar Express."

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  • Man electrocuted in Akron tree trimming accident identifiedMan electrocuted in Akron tree trimming accident identified

    AKRON, Ohio– One person was killed and another injured while trimming trees in Akron Tuesday afternoon. Police and firefighters were called to Coventry Street near Clinton Avenue shortly after 1 p.m. Akron police said the homeowners hired George Csikos and Jessica Richmond to trim trees. While they were in a lift bucket, they came in contact with live electrical wires. Csikos was electrocuted and found on the lift when emergency crews arrived. The 38-year-old New Franklin man was pronounced dead at the scene. Richmond was shocked and ended up on the ground. She was taken to Akron City Hospital, where she is listed in critical condition. A GoFundMe was established to help the Csikos family with funeral expenses.

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  • Akron arts community shares in $743,000 in funds from Knight FoundationAkron arts community shares in $743,000 in funds from Knight Foundation

    Akron Program Director Knight Foundation Kyle Kutuchief applauds as he makes his introductory remarks at the 2017 Knight Arts Challenge Akron winner ceremony Tuesday at the Akron Civic Theatre in Akron. Members of New World Performance Lab perform a piece about the 1936 Goodyear rubber strike at the 2017 Knight Arts Challenge Akron Tuesday at the Akron Civic Theatre.

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  • Akron grandmother confronts hit-skip driver who paralyzed her at his sentencingAkron grandmother confronts hit-skip driver who paralyzed her at his sentencing

    AKRON - An emotional day in court as a hit-and-run driver was sentenced to five-and-a-half years in prison for the crash that left an Akron grandmother paralyzed from the waist down. "I come here today with a heavy heart to look at the person who changed my life forever. Forever!" said Doshie Gulley, now 73. Tuesday, Gulley and her family got the chance to face Deprise Moore, 36, while delivering passionate victim impact statements. "Approximately one month after the accident, my oldest daughter, who lived in Columbus died. And I wasn't able to attend her funeral because I was still on a gurney. They wouldn't let me go," cried Gulley. Back in January, Moore ran a stop sign and hit Gulley as she was driving home from a hair appointment near East Archwood and Moore Streets. The crash sent Gulley's car spinning into a utility pole. Moore fled the scene. "I wish I could trade places with you or maybe even die. You told me maybe I should kill myself but I prayed to God. He made me strong," said Moore, who apologized to both Gulley and her family. Moore eventually turned himself in and pleaded guilty to charges that include vehicular assault. Tuesday, a judge sentenced him to one year short of the maximum sentence he faced. "After all, I will never get an early release from this wheel chair. Never. ever," said Gulley. More on this story, here. 

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  • One worker dead, another injured in Akron tree trimming accidentOne worker dead, another injured in Akron tree trimming accident

    AKRON, Ohio -- One worker is dead and another worker was injured while trimming a tree on Coventry Street in Akron on Tuesday. The Akron Fire Department says a 38-year-old man, who worked for a private contractor, touched a live wire. He was pronounced dead at the scene. That power surge ejected a 46-year-old female worker from the lift bucket. She was taken to Akron City Hospital. At last check, police said that her condition seemed to be improving. A new homeowner had hired the pair to trim trees in the yard of a home he'd just purchased and was planning on renovating. "The guy up there, he touched the wire, I don't know why, I don't know what happened, and then the whole thing just went into a fireball," said the homeowner, who would only give his first name, Sebastian. "It just wasn't a pretty sight to see, man, I don't know, I'm still trying to get it out of my head," said a neighbor, who did not want be identified. "I heard, like a loud boom, my electricity went out in the house, I came outside, they were yelling 'call 911!" said the neighbor. ​

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  • 2 hospitalized after police chase, crash in Akron2 hospitalized after police chase, crash in Akron

    AKRON, Ohio -- Two drivers were taken to the hospital after an early morning chase and crash in Akron. Just before 2 a.m., Akron police started chasing a stolen car. When speeds hit 85 miles per hour, it was called off. That's when the car hit a min-van at Arlington and Exchange streets, then smashed into a fire hydrant and two light poles. Both drivers were taken to the hospital with minor injuries. The driver of the mini-van had a felony warrant, so he'll be taken into custody once he's released from the hospital. The driver of the stolen car also faces charges. Stolen car crashed after being chased by Akron PD. Chase was canceled after hitting 85MPH. Car continued hitting minivan at Exchange & Arlington. Both drivers OK. Driver of van had warrants. Both in custody. @fox8news pic.twitter.com/GfSuPSWHia — Eric Hunker (@ehunker) November 9, 2017

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  • Students find special notes taped to each locker at Revere Middle SchoolStudents find special notes taped to each locker at Revere Middle School

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  • Akron Zoo welcomes new Sumatran tigerAkron Zoo welcomes new Sumatran tiger

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