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The State of Ohio announces plans to invest millions into higher education improvement projects.
Ohio Governor John Kasich announced the $400 million in state funding would be divided up among the state's universities and colleges.
Kent State University is recommended to receive more than $20 million, according to Kentwired.com.
The money would be spent on renovations to the main and regional campus buildings.
The University of Akron could see $16 million for projects including renovations to Zook Hall and a science lab at its Wayne campus.
A committee made up of seven members, including Ohio State University President Gordon Gee, listed the funding recommendations in its report for Kasich this week.
Click here to see the committee's full report via the Columbus Dispatch.
On the web: Kentwired.com
Foreclosures dropped in Ohio during the month of January-- the opposite of the national trend.
RealtyTrac CEO Brandon Moore tells the Columbus Dispatch that filings could increase now that the nation's largest banks have agreed to new foreclosure guidelines.
Close to 8,200 foreclosure filings were reported in the state last month, down 5 percent from December.
The nation numbers tell a different story as foreclosures were up by 3 percent.
January foreclosures were up more than 30 percent in several states including Indiana and New Jersey.
Five states accounted for more than half of all foreclosure activity:
On the web: www.dispatch.com
The city has a buyer for a piece of land on White Pond Drive and it could mean more than just money for Akron.
Florida company Rendina LLC wishes to purchase the former Zazo property to build a medical office complex. It could create up to 40 news jobs according to city officials.
This would be the first sale of the 70 acres available for development.
Akron Mayor Don Plusquellic will ask for City Council's approval for this purchase tonight.
“We hope that this development will spur more office development within the new White Pond Office Park consistent with our original plan to add more job opportunities for our residents,” Plusquellic said in a city press release.
It took less than an hour for a jury to reach its guilty verdict for the 28-year Akron man accused of shooting his lover's relative intentionally.
Terrance Minor, 28, of Akron, was convicted on aggravated murder charges, and charges for having a weapon under disability Tuesday afternoon.
In September, Minor fired a gun over the roof of his car toward his girlfriend's brother-- Demetrion Wilson. Wilson suffered a fatal gunshot wound to his chest.
Minor was discovered by police hiding under a bed in Cleveland. Minor will be sentenced in Judge Tom Teodosio's court 9 a.m. on March 7.
Another storm could be brewing between Akron Mayor Don Plusquellic and Akron's police union.
Mayor Plusquellic joined the 1590 WAKR Ray Horner Morning Show to detail his reasons for wanting to streamline the police department by creating an anti-violence operations unit.
He says it's in an effort to better protect the community while working with a realistic budget and staff size, but he believes the FOP's current president is spreading a different story with negative information against a cross-training initiative.
The city has filed an unfair labor practice complaint charging the comments were misleading.
"Stop listening to the bologna out there and look at what I've attempted to do. It is: provide better service to the citizens and help support the officers who are out there everyday," Plusquellic said.
1590 WAKR's Ray Horner will interview guest FOP President Paul Hlynsky Wednesday at 9 a.m.
In January, the mayor announced the new unit was needed to better communicate about serious violent crimes in the city.
During the U.S. Conference of Mayors winter meeting in Washington, Plusquellic said he found working examples of cross-training.
The biggest problem he says he faces is perception and insists he'd love to hire additional officers.
"We're also trying to better use the personnel we have," he said. "That I think is vitally important in this world that we live in with federal and state cuts coming at us faster than I've ever seen."
In one example, Plusquellic described the narcotics unit's shift as an issue to address.
"Do you think it's fair to you, that we have had many, many, many, weeks and months of having no narcotics undercover officers in the evening? They get off at 4 o'clock," he said.
Plusquellic said he'd like to share other examples of inefficiencies in the near future.
"We need to do things now to expose this and there's other things that I'll be bringing out to the public to be able to get them to understand the real truth," he said.
Akron Mayor's Plan to Eliminate Violence
Akron, FOP At Odds-- Again
A truck driver was killed in a weekend crash.
Troopers in Stark County are investigating the accident that left a 48-year-old East Sparta man dead.
The Canton Post of the State Highway Patrol reports Sterling W. Samples traveled off the right side of the road, and struck trees on Downing Street.
Emergency crews found Samples partially pinned under the left side of the truck.
He was pronounced dead at the scene at 12:10 p.m. Sunday.
The accident remains under investigation.
An Akron man is found guilty of stealing a purse and lunchbox.
Terrell Nurse, 20, of Akron, was convicted of aggravated robbery and aggravated burglary charges in the September incident Thursday.
Authorities say Nurse and three others were involved in a home invasion robbery where they held up two residents for money. Authorities say they ransacked they house leaving with the lunchbox and the female victim's 6-year old boy was in the house at the time.
Nurse faces six years in prison and will be sentenced later this month.
The City of Akron joins the ranks of Forbes.com's Most Miserable Cities in the U.S. While the rubber city found itself at #12 on the list in 2010, this year, it's a little better.
Forbes.com cites Akron's vacant "3,000 properties currently on the Akron Service Department's list of problem homes" to list it at #14 in 2011.
America's Most Miserable Cities:
1. Miami, Florida.
2. Detroit, Michigan.
3. Flint, Michigan.
4. West Palm Beach, Florida.
5. Sacramento, California.
Cleveland swooped in to take over the #12 spot, falling from #10 in 2010.
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The teen retailer's windows are covered and the doors are shut for good.
Shoppers in search of a t-shirt featuring the Abercrombie label or distressed jeans, will have have to go elsewhere.
Summit Mall officials confirm the Abercrombie and Fitch store has moved out and to stay tuned for new retailers joining the mall's line-up.
Abercrombie & Fitch Co., a New Albany, Ohio-based company, saw its shares tumbled before the opening bell Thursday morning after the retailer announced its fourth-quarter earnings would disappoint.
Abercrombie Fitch says it was forced to slash prices thanks higher cotton prices and cited an increase in markdowns.
"Our sales for the quarter were below expectations in a highly promotional environment," Mike Jeffries said, chief executive officer and board chairman of Abercrombie & Fitch Co., in a company investors press release.
Abercrombie Fitch Shares Tumble On Weak Outlook
Akron police arrest a third suspect in a Princeton Street murder.
Rahsheem Carr, 20, of Akron, was booked into the Summit County Jail Tuesday on aggravated murder and aggravated robbery charges.
Police believe Carr was involved in the death of Phillip Anderson, who was found fatally shot in early January on Princeton Street.
Two other suspects already facing charges, Robert Davis Jr., 20, and Demarcus Williams,20, are facing similar charges.
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