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Police: Officers shoot, kill man who fired at them

Oct. 05, 2022 15:40 PM EDT

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Police officers shot and killed a man Wednesday after they allege he fired at them while they were following up on a zoning law violation at his home outside Akron. Authorities said the shooting occurred around 11:30 a.m. in Springfield Township. The man, who has...

STAT WATCH: Bearcats' 11 sacks ties most in FBS in 3 years

Oct. 03, 2022 02:24 AM EDT

Cincinnati wasn't even the American Athletic Conference leader in sacks before Saturday. With one big night against Tulsa, the Bearcats begin this week at the top of the national chart. Cincinnati tied a conference record with 11 sacks against the Golden Hurricane, matching the most...

McDonald throws for 3 TDs, Bowling Green beats Akron 31-28

Oct. 01, 2022 20:00 PM EDT

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Matt McDonald threw for 247 yards and three touchdowns, and Bowling Green beat Akron 31-28 on Saturday in a Mid-American Conference opener for both teams. Bowling Green took a 24-14 lead with 1:15 left before halftime when Akron fumbled inside its 5-yard line on...

Bowling Green's Loeffler to miss game with 'health matter'

Sep. 23, 2022 14:09 PM EDT

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio (AP) — Bowling Green coach Scot Loeffler will miss Saturday's game at Mississippi State because of “a personal health matter,” the school said Friday. The school gave no details about Loeffler's condition, but did say he was expected to return to the...

Washington hosts No. 11 Michigan St, both seeking validation

Sep. 15, 2022 14:23 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — For two weeks against lesser competition, it has all gone according to plan. Impressive moments on both sides of the ball against teams that should be warmups for challenges still to come. That description could be applied to both No. 11 Michigan State and...

Wiley's TD run in OT gets Akron past FCS school St. Francis

Sep. 01, 2022 22:17 PM EDT

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Cam Wiley had a 1-yard touchdown run in overtime and Akron held off FCS-member St. Francis (Pa.) 30-23 on Thursday night in the debut of head coach Joe Moorhead. Wiley scored on the first possession of overtime in the season opener for both teams. Justin...

MAC PREVIEW: Huskies loading up to chase 2nd straight crown

Aug. 24, 2022 09:10 AM EDT

Northern Illinois went from lovable underdog to leader of the Mid-American Conference pack in one season. Staying in front will be no walk in the park. After coach Thomas Hammock's winless 2020 squad rebounded to win last year's league championship, the Huskies begin...

LeBron James school student treated to VIP access by NASCAR

Aug. 09, 2022 14:30 PM EDT

BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) — LeBron James aims to give students at his I Promise School opportunities they may not have otherwise. Recently, the NBA superstar's mission shifted into another gear. James Bromsey III, a sixth-grader at James' school in Akron, Ohio, was given...

Attorney: DOJ should investigate Jayland Walker's death

Jul. 20, 2022 13:08 PM EDT

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — An attorney for the family of Jayland Walker, the 25-year-old Black man killed in a hail of police gunfire last month in Ohio, on Wednesday joined the national NAACP and its Akron branch in calling for the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate Walker's death. ...

Medical examiner: Jayland Walker was shot dozens of times

Jul. 15, 2022 22:47 PM EDT

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Jayland Walker, the 25-year-old Black man who died last month at the hands of police in Akron, Ohio, was shot dozens of times, with 26 bullets recovered from his body, according to a preliminary autopsy report released Friday. Dr. Lisa Kohler, the Summit County...