Akron

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Here are your morning headlines for Tuesday, May 8:

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TIM RUDELL / WKSU

A new report shows that among the most common jobs in Akron, few pay enough to eliminate the need for government assistance.

The survey from Policy Matters Ohio shows the top ten includes cashiers, retail salespeople and restaurant workers. And the median salaries for those jobs in Akron are not enough to push a family of three over the threshold for food assistance, which is a little more than $26,000.

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Here are your morning headlines for Monday, May 7:

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KABIR BHATIA / WKSU

The Cavs beat the Pacers 105-101 yesterday to clinch their first-round series in the NBA playoffs.

Woody’s Bar in downtown Akron had a small but enthusiastic group on-hand to watch Game 7.  Their excitement for the Cavs’ performance was tempered only slightly by questions over whether LeBron James will stay in Cleveland after this season.

Andy Sovchik from Portage Lakes says, in his opinion, James’ decision rests on family and how the Cavs are playing right now.

The number of multiple offers on homes for sales jumped nearly 92 percent.
Mark Arehart / WKSU

Akron’s housing market is heating up. According to a new report, the Rubber City had the biggest spike in the percentage of homes selling above asking price in the nation. This means more home buyers are likely squaring off in bidding wars.

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