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FILE - Viola Davis arrives at The Hollywood Reporter's Women in Entertainment Breakfast on Dec. 5, 2018, in Los Angeles. Davis, Sterling K. Brown and LeBron James are among several honorees at the AAFCA TV Honors later this month. The African American Film Critics Association announced the recipients of the second annual event on Wednesday. The virtual ceremony is scheduled to air Aug. 22. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

Viola Davis, LeBron James among honorees at AAFCA TV Honors

Aug. 5, 2020 9:16 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Viola Davis, Sterling K. Brown and LeBron James are among several honorees at the AAFCA TV Honors later this month. The African American Film Critics Association announced the recipients of the second annual event on Wednesday. The virtual ceremony is scheduled to air on Aug. 22....

Editorial Roundup: Ohio

Aug. 3, 2020 6:34 PM EDT

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Ohio newspapers: Nursing home residents must be protected The Warren Tribune Chronicle Aug. 3 About 40 percent of the more than 146,000 Americans killed by COVID-19 have been residents of nursing homes. Somehow, despite knowing older people with...

1-year-old killed, 2 adults wounded in shooting

Aug. 3, 2020 6:16 AM EDT

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — A 1-year-old was killed and two adults were wounded in a shooting in Ohio, police said. According to Akron police, a suspect on Sunday night opened fire on a home, hitting the baby and wounding a man and a woman who were inside. The child died at Summa Akron City Hospital. The Summit...

Shooting deaths of 2 found in burning home ruled homicides

Jul. 29, 2020 8:30 AM EDT

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — The shooting deaths of two people found inside a burning home this week have been ruled homicides, authorities said. Justin Lee Walker, 34, and Melinda Kay Pointer, 47, were both shot in the head and torso, according to the Summit County Medical Examiner’s Office. The Akron...

Firefighters find 2 people fatally shot inside burning home

Jul. 28, 2020 12:03 PM EDT

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Firefighters who extinguished a blaze at an Ohio home early Tuesday found two people inside who had apparently been shot to death, authorities said. The fire in Akron was reported shortly before 6 a.m., and the blaze was soon brought under control, fire officials said. The bodies of a...

Man arrested on charges of using SUV to kill father, girl

Jul. 19, 2020 3:47 PM EDT

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — A man has been arrested on charges of using a sport utility vehicle to kill a man and his young daughter as the father pushed the girl in a stroller on an Ohio sidewalk, authorities said. Akron police said 36-year-old Shawn Allen of Canton is charged with two counts of aggravated murder...

Police: Ohio man, girl found dead were struck by a vehicle

Jul. 13, 2020 3:58 PM EDT

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — A man and his young daughter found dead outside an Ohio home appear to have been intentionally struck by a vehicle as the man pushed the girl in a stroller on a sidewalk, police said Monday. The victims killed Sunday morning in Akron have been identified as Horace Lee, 43, and 1-year-old...

Man, toddler girl found dead in driveway; autopsies slated

Jul. 12, 2020 3:39 PM EDT

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Authorities in Ohio are investigating the deaths of a man and a toddler found dead in the driveway of an Akron home. The Summit County medical examiner's office said bystanders found the man and the girl unresponsive in the driveway. Emergency medical service workers pronounced both dead...

List of college teams cut because of coronavirus pandemic

Jul. 8, 2020 4:15 PM EDT

Four-year college athletic teams eliminated because of budgetary cuts or school closures associated with the coronavirus pandemic, according to research by The Associated Press through Wednesday, July 8. (x-denotes school closure; y-effective in 2021) : DIVISION I (51) Baseball (3): Boise State, Chicago State,...

Editorial Roundup: Ohio

Jun. 22, 2020 6:00 PM EDT

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Ohio newspapers: Akron must get community policing right this time Akron Beacon Journal June 20 The Akron Police Department still has a chance to get community policing right. As cities across the country grapple with how to best address the disparate...