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Demonstrators march in Akron for rally following death of George Floyd


Created: Sat, 30 May 2020 22:42:23 GMT

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Police in Akron have closed off the streets of downtown to vehicle traffic indefinitely.

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Police close downtown Akron to vehicle traffic


Created: Sat, 30 May 2020 16:20:18 GMT

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Akron Police say the closure will be in place for an indefinite period of time.

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Akron Police: Rep. Emilia Sykes received call threatening to kill father, Sen. Vernon Sykes, if she didn't 'step aside'


Created: Sat, 30 May 2020 02:15:07 GMT

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The suspect told Emilia Sykes that he had her father in his custody and would kill him unless she would 'step aside' from her political stances and resign.

Read more: Akron Police: Rep. Emilia Sykes received call threatening to kill father, Sen. Vernon Sykes, if she didn't 'step aside'


Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost offers to aid in investigation of threatening phone call made to Northeast Ohio legislators


Created: Fri, 29 May 2020 22:30:07 GMT

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“There is no place in our public discourse for threats of violence against public servants."

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American Heart Association 'Akron Heart Ball' goes virtual: how to participate in the online celebration


Created: Fri, 29 May 2020 17:04:11 GMT

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The 'Heart of Akron' event will now take place on June 5 from the comfort of your own home

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Maternity services to resume at Summa Health System's Barberton campus


Created: Wed, 27 May 2020 21:47:51 GMT

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Services had previously been suspended due to growing concern from the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Gov. Mike DeWine, Ohio legislative leaders condemn threat made against Rep. Emilia Sykes and State Sen. Vernon Sykes


Created: Wed, 27 May 2020 03:36:00 GMT

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"Simply put: hatred has no place in Ohio, and violence will not be tolerated."

Read more: Gov. Mike DeWine, Ohio legislative leaders condemn threat made against Rep. Emilia Sykes and State Sen. Vernon Sykes


Violent crime on the rise in Northeast Ohio during the pandemic


Created: Tue, 26 May 2020 22:49:51 GMT

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The Memorial Day weekend holiday brought a perfect storm of crime to Northeast Ohio.

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Soap Box Derby cancels July championship races in Akron due to COVID-19


Created: Tue, 26 May 2020 20:40:19 GMT

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The last time the Soap Box Derby competition was canceled was during World War II, when there was a four-year hiatus from 1942 through 1945.

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'We are never too far down to come back': Watch Nike's epic new ad voiced by LeBron James


Created: Sat, 23 May 2020 21:00:20 GMT

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The commercial features athletes overcoming adversity, including James & the Cavs winning the 2016 NBA championship.

Read more: 'We are never too far down to come back': Watch Nike's epic new ad voiced by LeBron James

 
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