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The Ohio Mayors Alliance, a coalition of Ohio's 30 largest cities, has announced a new effort to support public safety in Ohio.

 

The Police Reform Support Network for Ohio cities was announced by Keary McCarthy, executive director of the Ohio Mayors Alliance during a video conference Wednesday discussing efforts to address racial injustice.

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Here are your morning headlines for Tuesday, June 9:

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The protests over the killing of George Floyd continued in downtown Akron today. Several groups held events calling for an end to racism and police brutality.

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Here are your morning headlines for Friday, June 5:

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Around 1,000 people took to the streets in Downtown Akron over the weekend to protest the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. The organizer of Saturday’s peaceful protest was Ryan Stull, a 30-year-old father of two from Akron.

He said the protest he planned was over well before incidents of property damage and clashes with Akron police. He tells WKSU the protest meant to inspire justice reform and changes for how police are vetted and trained.

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Here are your morning headlines for Thursday, April 30:

Major Summer Events at Akron's Lock 3 Postponed

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As Ohio works toward lifting its stay at home mandate, Gov. Mike DeWine and Ohio Department of Health Director Dr. Amy Acton said allowing large gatherings will be among the last steps taken in a return to normal. That's leading to the postponement or cancellation of many concerts, festivals and other events originally scheduled for this summer.

In Akron, Lock 3 will not host major gatherings this summer. But Deputy Mayor James Hardy, who runs the city's Office for Integrated Development, say smaller events may still take place.

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The City of Akron is investing $475,000 in the Bounce Innovation Hub to further its future success.

In return, the city will receive access to Bounce’s facility, including holding private meetings without a rental fee and having a desk in its co-working space.

Bounce’s Chief Marketing Officer Jeanine Black says the investment helps Bounce’s mission to be a more inclusive and accessible resource for women and minority entrepreneurs.

“Our numbers have really gone up, which is very encouraging, and these funds will only help us continue that work," Black says.

A report from the Eviction Lab at Princeton University says Akron has the highest eviction rate in the state and the 24th highest nationally, with nearly seven renters evicted every day.

It's not news to the Fair Housing Contact Service, a nonprofit housing support group in Akron. Lauren Green-Hull, the group's associate director, said they've been aware of that data for years, and they've organized a task force to combat the problem.

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Akron Democrats had a strong showing in Tuesday’s General Election. Many gathered at the Duck Club in downtown Akron for general election results, which ushered in a second four-year term for Akron Mayor Dan Horrigan.

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Here are your morning headlines for Wednesday, Nov. 6:

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Akron Mayor Dan Horrigan has won a second term, easily defeating a challenge from Republican Josh Sines, a restaurateur and pro wrestling ring announcer. 

In a statement declaring victory, Horrigan thanked voters for their support and expressed optimism as the city moves forward.

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Here are your morning headlines for Tuesday, Nov. 5:

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On Nov. 5, Akron residents will decide who will lead their city for the next four years.  First-term Mayor Dan Horrigan, a Democrat, is facing a challenge from local business owner, Republican Josh Sines.

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It's a joint that's spun into one of the region’s most popular fast-food chains. But at some point during its 85-year history, something about Swensons changed.  Many people probably never noticed, but one man did, and he reached out to us. In this installment of “OH Really?,” we try to solve the case of the missing apostrophe.

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Here are your morning headlines for Wednesday, September 25:

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The NFL came to Akron on Saturday for a live draft party that also celebrated the city’s place in the founding of the league.

“The Cleveland Browns select Drew Forbes, guard, Southwest Missouri State!”

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Here are your morning headlines for Tuesday, April 23:

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