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Jackson & Jackson lead Toledo over Jackson, Akron 99-89

Jan. 18, 2020 4:49 PM EST

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Marreon Jackson hit seven 3-pointers and scored a career-high 36 points, Willie Jackson added a double-double and Toledo ended Akron's 12-game home winning streak with a 99-89 victory on Saturday. Willie Jackson scored a career-high 23 points and grabbed 12 rebounds and Luke Knapke added...

Judge: Man accused in arson deaths competent to stand trial

Jan. 15, 2020 2:33 PM EST

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — A judge ruled that an Ohio man accused of killing nine neighbors in two arson fires is competent to stand trial. The judge in Summit County Common Pleas Court in Akron, Ohio, made the ruling Tuesday at a hearing for Stanley Ford. The 60-year-old Akron man, who has pleaded not guilty to...

Editorial Roundup: Ohio

Jan. 13, 2020 12:20 PM EST

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Ohio newspapers: It’s time to address our eviction crisis Akron Beacon Journal Jan. 11 We’ve all heard the horror stories. The evil landlord who refuses to make necessary repairs, or ignores black mold or insect infestations. Or worse. The...

Williams scores 23 to lead Akron past Ball St. 75-60

Jan. 10, 2020 11:54 PM EST

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Xeyrius Williams had 23 points and 12 rebounds as Akron defeated Ball St. 75-60 on Friday night. Loren Cristian Jackson had 19 points and eight assists for Akron (13-3, 3-0 Mid-American Conference), which earned its fourth straight win. Tyler Cheese added 17 points. Tahjai Teague had 19...

Democratic presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg, former mayor of New York City, speaks during a rally at Olive-Harvey College on the Far South Side  of Chicago, Wednesday morning, Jan. 8, 2020. (Ashlee Rezin Garcia/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)

2020 hopeful Bloomberg unveils rough sketch of economic plan

Jan. 8, 2020 5:29 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg has unveiled a rough sketch of his plans to create millions of new jobs focused largely in communities “left behind” by President Donald Trump. The billionaire former New York City mayor discussed his prescriptions for the...

Jackson, Cheese lead Akron over Western Michigan, 84-69

Jan. 7, 2020 10:08 PM EST

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Loren Cristian Jackson scored 26 points and Tyler Cheese added a season-high 25 points as Akron stretched its home winning streak to nine games, topping Western Michigan 84-69 on Tuesday night. Xeyrius Williams had 11 points and eight rebounds for Akron (12-3, 2-0 Mid-American...

Judge denies attempt by cities to delay Ohio's new gun law

Jan. 7, 2020 11:37 AM EST

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — A judge turned down a request by several Ohio cities to delay part of the state's new gun law that will allow gun owners who believe their rights have been violated to sue a municipality and seek damages. The cities' challenge of the law said it infringes on their ability to regulate...

County set to begin foreclosure proceedings against mall

Jan. 5, 2020 3:24 PM EST

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — A county in Ohio is set to begin foreclosure proceedings against a mall over unpaid property taxes, according to officials. The Chapel Hill Mall in Akron owes more than $166,000 in back taxes, and a bill going out this month for just over $400,000 will include the back taxes, additional...

In this Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019, photo, Jodi Kearns, director at the Institute for Human Science and Culture, takes a look at the small display of Bloomingdale's shopping bags from the Lee L. Forman Collection of Bags, in Akron, Ohio. The big batch of bags donated to UA includes shopping bags autographed by artists Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein, and at least one bag from every presidential election since 1948. (Jeff Lange/Akron Beacon Journal via AP)

University gets collection of thousands of bags to exhibit

Jan. 5, 2020 10:17 AM EST

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — An unusual new collection is in the bag at the University of Akron. Roughly 12,000 bags — made of paper, plastic, metal and even glass — and bag-related pieces make up the Lee L. Forman Collection of Bags. The big batch of bags donated to UA includes shopping bags...

Cheese, Jackson carry Akron over Eastern Michigan 69-45

Jan. 4, 2020 2:37 PM EST

YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) — Tyler Cheese and Loren Cristian Jackson scored 17 points apiece as Akron beat Eastern Michigan 69-45 on Saturday. Xeyrius Williams added 16 points for the Zips. Jackson also had six rebounds for the Zips. The game marked the Mid-American Conference opener for both teams. Ty Groce...