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JIM KAFTAN

Here are your morning headlines for Monday, Feb. 3:

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Here are your morning headlines for Tuesday, April 23:

This is Akron: Annual Poll Spotlights Top Issues This Election Year

Mar 17, 2019
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What’s the matter with Akron?

 

“I think here where I work it’s probably the crime and then — second — the roads,” Rebecca Atkinson said with a disconcerted laugh. The manager of Maple Valley Cleaners on Copley Road recently moved from a West Akron apartment to a "more residential area" in Firestone Park, where it’s “a little quieter” and fewer people rent.

 

In her 18 years on the job, she’s watched robberies rise and business decline. “It’s slowly slipping away,” she said.