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Porthouse Theatre Summer 2015

Porthouse Theatre, located on the grounds of Blossom Music Center,
gives us the opportunity to enjoy every minute of the beautiful summer nights!

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Akron had a single mayor for 28 years. Now it's working on its fourth in just seven months.

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Post-Pluquellic Akron takes it first step Tuesday in picking a new mayor
Story by M.L. Schultze
Tuesday, Akron voters will do something they haven’t done in nearly three decades: Make a choice for mayor that does not include Don Plusquellic. WKSU’s M.L. Schultze has this preview of the Democratic primary – the first step in replacing a larger-than-life figure.
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Pluto: What Cleveland fans don't know about Mark Shapiro
Terry Pluto says Shapiro's nearly 25 years with the Cleveland Indians paved the way for longer-term success
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The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame turns 20
Cleveland fought a tough battle to bring the museum here, and officials are looking ahead to the next two decades
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Ohio Republicans protest the loss of Mt. McKinley
The president from Ohio never visited Alaska, but Ohio's congressional delegation has blocked the name change for decades
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Historic police standards are set, but work is just starting on improving police-community relations
Minimum standards are in place for use-of-force and recruiting
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Husted defends the use of "monopoly" in the wording of Issue 3
He'll have to make that argument to the Ohio Supreme Court next week
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LEEDCo pinpoints locations for offshore wind turbines
Soil testing this week seven miles of the Cleveland shoreline will mark the sites for six massive wind turbines
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Ohio Senate Minority leader wants to borrow $1 billion up upgrade sewers
The bi-partisan bill would allow for selling bonds to pay for improvements
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Recent highway shooting in Akron poses safety concerns for drivers - The shooting took place early Tuesday morning, hit two vehicles and struck one driver in the leg
 
Ohio Supreme Court hears arguments on who should be paid minimum wage - Lower courts in OHio have split over the definition of employee and contractor
 
Summit County health department confirms first 2015 case of West Nile - The agency says the patient has been treated and is recovering
 
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Hot Picks: This Week's Smart Stuff

With a late Labor Day, enjoy a little more summer this year with the Stark County Fair in Canton, the music of John Williams at Blossom, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles at the Cedar Lee, Hair at Weathervane and the Cleveland National Air Show - plus more this week in Northeast Ohio!

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Show What You Grow for 2015!

It's harvest time in Northeast Ohio! Share pictures of your bounty and you could win a great prize! The deadline for entering is Oct. 9. All pictures will be posted on the Quick Bites Facebook page and may be displayed at the Countryside Conservancy Farmers Market on Oct. 10.

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Terry Pluto and Amanda Rabinowitz Talk Sports in Hudson

On Wednesday, Sept. 30 at 6:30 p.m., sports columnist Terry Pluto and WKSU's Amanda Rabinowitz take their weekly discussions on the road with a live conversation followed by Q&A at the Hudson Library and Historical Society building in the First and Main area of Hudson.

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Election 2016 Coverage

From the debates, through the RNC and DNC, primaries and beyond the final vote, find all of the stories on the 2016 elections from the WKSU newsroom.

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WKSU Member Nights at Blossom

WKSU members can purchase half-price tickets to three specially chosen Blossom Festival concerts from July 26 through August 15.

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Folk Alley.com–All Folk Music! All The Time!

Folk Alley.com--All Folk Music! All The Time!FolkAlley.com is all folk, all of the time. Listen to the music you love when it best fits your busy schedule.

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