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Treva Mathews is one of six recruiters Akron has assigned to finding its newest class. Florika Sheeler is 21, the youngest someone can be to apply.

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Akron searches for a police force that reflects itself
Story by M.L. Schultze
Akron is making its final push to recruit at least 12 new cops. The deadline is tonight for the 40-page on-line application is tonight and caps months of outreach aimed especially at minority communities and women. This comes at a time when recruiting African Americans may never have been tougher – or more important. WKSU’s M.L. Schultze has more.
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Nature and nourishment down by the river at the Metroparks' Merwin's Wharf
Merwin's Wharf is the parks' first full-service restaurant
Canton's proposed Timken-McKinley school merger is drawing spirited debate
A public input meeting at Timken High on Wednesday -- plus another at McKinley on Thursday -- gives parents, alumni and students a chance to consider the economic, educational and cultural impact of merging Canton's two high schools.
Charter school audit finds major attendance discrepancies
Charters get paid by the head, but state auditor says a spot check turned up many no shows
Pluto: A healthy LeBron James is the key for the rocky Cavs
James sat out nine games and the Cavs went 1-8 in his absence. When he's played, they're 21-12.
Voting centers are not likely to happen in Ohio anytime soon
Aaron Ockerman thinks it will reduce confusion and save money
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Stark County's Diebold says the 'next big thing' is going mobile
The Green-based company's revamp will add a software-centered approach to its longtime ATMs, surveillance and security manufacturing
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Poor people feel worse about their communities and that hurts their health
Interact for Health releases its 2014 Ohio Health Issues Poll
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Ohio's unemployment rate drops to its lowest level since 2001 - The unemployment rate in Ohio drops to 4.8 percent
Gov. Kasich wraps up six-state tour promoting national budget amendments - Ohio Gov. John Kasich talks about reaching out to low and middle-income Americans on NPR's Morning Edition
Ohio's unemployment rate falls again - Other morning headlines: Council recommends $10M for pedestrian bridge in Cleveland; Wadsworth doctor accuses Clinic of performing unncessary tests
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Ballroom with a twist in Akron, Julian Bond in Kent, Apollo's Fire celebrates Bach, Five Guys Named Moe at PlayhouseSquare, Patsy Cline at the Akron Civic - and more this week in Northeast Ohio.

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Introducing NPR's New Show About Human Behavior

Take a glimpse into a world you can't see with Invisibilia (Latin for all the invisible things). This new program about the unseen forces that shape human behavior —ideas, beliefs, assumptions and thoughts— is produced by NPR's Science Desk. It will have a run of six one-hour episodes in its pilot season and will air Saturday afternoon at 2 p.m.

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Listen to Folk Alley's Best of 2014 Stream

In December, Folk Alley listeners voted on their favorite new music from 2014. Top CD lists from the DJs and staff were mixed in and Folk Alley produced a seven-hour stream of the very best from the past year. Listen now!

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