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Baseball Hall of Fame: Ken Griffey Jr., Mike Piazza take strikingly different paths, meet in Cooperstown

His two-run shot in the eighth inning at Shea Stadium lifted the Mets to a 3-2 victory over the Atlanta Braves in the first sporting...

Regional news briefs — July 24

5: Diamond Project (Neil Diamond tribute), Goodyear Heights Metro Park, 2077 Newton St., Akron. • 5:30 p.m. Aug. 7: Jody and Gary Soland (folk), F.A.

Akron celebrates LeBron James, Cavs: Live updates - Estimated 25000 at event, Lock 3 and Canal Park at max capacity

The Goodyear Blimp's footage of the Cavs championship parade offers the best view; • Shirtless J.R. Smith won the Cavs championship parade in Cleveland; •...

MLB notebook: New jerseys coming for Mother's and Father's day, other holidays

Major League Baseball teams will wear specially designed jerseys for Mother's Day and Father's Day this season. Team scripts and logos will incorporate pink for...

New Goodyear airship takes on a familiar shine and preps for first flight

The unnamed craft is now adorned with the Goodyear corporate name and traditional blue, gold and silver-gray colors recently painted on the envelope skin by...

Indians left fielder Michael Brantley progressing in shoulder rehab

The full squad must report to camp in Goodyear, Ariz., by Feb. 21. “Progress is going well ... Brantley was a nominee for Professional Athlete...

Former Hoover distribution center to be closed with loss of 96 jobs in Jackson Township

“We determined we had excess distribution capacity in the Midwest,” said Gary Appel, TTI Floor Care's vice president of operations. The company made its decision...

More Fresh Air activities for Sept. 3-9

Goodyear Metro Parks Hike — Akron Metro Parks Hiking Club will meet at 9:30 a.m. for a 6-mile hike at Goodyear Heights Metro Park, 2077...

Six candidates face off for seats on Summit County Council

Incumbents Sandra Kurt and Ilene Shapiro, both Democrats, and Republican Bill Roemer face challenges from Democrat John Donofrio and Republicans Debbie Walsh and Gary Hagen.

The Rev. Timothy Armstrong to be officially installed as The Chapel's pastor

Jim and Sharon Blackstock will discuss the handling and demonstrate the talents of their show and service dogs as part of the Dog Days of...

Volunteers, Boy Scouts collaborate on Goodyear Height Vietnam memorial

“It's funny,” Akron council President Gary Moneypenny said in a poignant tone. “I speak with people from the Goodyear Heights neighborhood all the time, and...

Need emergency cash? Cuyahoga Falls group considering an alternative to ...

CUYAHOGA FALLS: Frustrated with fast-cash lenders who charge exorbitant interest on small loans to people in desperate need, Ed Davidian threw his picket sign into...

Kim Hone-McMahan: The dragons are returning to Portage Lakes

(Ed Suba Jr./). View More Photos >>. Kim Hone-McMahan: The dragons are returning to ... The races are fast and furious, typically lasting one to...

Akron hiring outside company to paint hydrants

Fire Chief Rob Ross said the city may not have the spray and cleaning equipment needed to strip the hydrants. He also said cleaning and...

'Monuments Men,' 'About Last Night' among new DVD and Blu-ray titles

That was the basis of the 1986 difficult-relationships movie About Last Night …, which starred Rob Lowe, Demi Moore, Jim Belushi and Elizabeth Perkins. Close...

Summit County Council-at-large race has five Democrats and five Republicans

She is an industrial engineer for Goodyear. The Democratic challengers are: • Daniel Congrove, a former County Council ... He is a retired Ameritech executive...

pirate's Adventure raises funds for Civic Theatre

Mia Klinger told Michael Batu, “I want the Goodyear blimp ride,” as she looked over auction items along with Janice Hatch, Chris and Courtney Ploskunak,...

Man arrested in shooting at Kent State University; suspect is only one wounded

You never know. The fact that they hadn't caught the suspect yet, that definitely sent us into a fright,” Chambliss said Thursday as the sprawling...

Residents in West Akron apartment frustrated by noise from gymnasium

(Ed Suba Jr./). View More Photos >>. March 29,2014 09:54 PM GMT ... As Willie Iverson sat in the living room of his West...

'Get Down for Down Syndrome' raises funds

The event raised funds for Stand Up for Downs, a nonprofit organization founded by Rob and Ellen Snow to raise money for causes and organizations...

Non-profit organization for the disabled adopts sports program

... healthy habits through recreation and physical fitness. (Ed Suba Jr./) ... The fast-talking, charismatic Lancianese just smiled warmly and waved the girls out onto...