AKRON, Ohio (AP) — A man found guilty of attacking and running over and killing a man at an interstate rest stop in Ohio has been sentenced to 30 years in prison.
AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Police say the driver of a minivan failed to yield at an intersection, striking and seriously injuring a motorcycle officer.
AKRON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio school that receives funding from basketball star LeBron James' foundation is getting $1 million from the foundation of a sporting goods retailer to build a new...
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a woman's body has been found near a park in Ohio and the death is being investigated as a homicide.
The Franklin County Sheriff's Office says the body...
AKRON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man who pleaded guilty to beating his girlfriend to death and burying her body in the backyard of their home has been sentenced to life in prison.
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia will play seven men's nonconference basketball games at home next season.
WVU announced the nonconference portion of its schedule Monday.
AKRON, Ohio (AP) — A trade group says Ohio is producing more craft beer than all but three other states as its number of craft breweries nears 300.
Early release for mother of child who died from exposure
AKRON, Ohio (AP) — The mother of a 2-year-old girl found unresponsive outside an Ohio home on a frigid February day has been released from prison after three months.
AKRON, Ohio (AP) — The University of Akron is suing several companies over the condition of railings in the school's stadium, saying shoddy construction and design led to $1 million in needed...
TALLMADGE, Ohio (AP) — On a recent chilly evening in Tallmadge, the Venue Banquet Center was mostly empty as the oldest big band in Akron prepared for its Spring Gala.
ACLU joins lawsuit opposing panhandling ordinance
AKRON, Ohio (AP) — A civil rights group has joined a lawsuit asking a federal court to strike down a county's panhandling ordinance in Ohio as unconstitutional.
AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Some families have a swear jar. The Smiths have a bar jar.
Every time Tim or his daughter Sarah talk about the bar or any legal topic, they must put $1 into the...
Man pleads guilty to killing, burying girlfriend
AKRON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man has pleaded guilty to beating his girlfriend to death and burying her body beneath a fire pit in the backyard of the couple's home.
AKRON, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court says it won't consider an appeal filed by a former Ohio police officer who's seeking a new trial for the 1997 slaying of his ex-wife.
Man pleads not guilty in hit-and-run death of pedestrian
AKRON, Ohio (AP) — A driver accused in a hit-and-run crash that killed an Ohio man who was outside retrieving his newspaper has pleaded not guilty to charges including vehicular...
AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Developers in Ohio are looking to transform an old building on the University of Akron campus into a boutique hotel.
Cleveland developers Joe Shafran and Tom Chema have...
CLEVELAND (AP) — Jeremy Harris touched the blue construction worker's hard hat sitting before him on the dais and smiled.
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Buffalo coach Nate Oates signs extension through 2024
CLEVELAND (AP) — Buffalo's Nate Oats signed a five-year contract extension that will make him the top-paid coach in the Mid-American Conference.
Buffalo’s Massinburg, Oats named MAC’s top player, coach
CLEVELAND (AP) — Buffalo swept the Mid-American Conference's top regular-season awards with guard C.J. Massinburg tabbed as the best player and Nate Oats recognized as coach of the...
Akron meets Buffalo in MAC quarters
No. 8 seed Akron (17-15, 9-10) vs. No. 1 seed Buffalo (28-3, 16-2)
Mid-American Conference Tourney Quarterfinals, Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland; Thursday, 11 p.m. EDT
Akron to donate downtown-area building to nonprofits
AKRON, Ohio (AP) — The city of Akron has indicated it is ready to donate a 250,000-square-foot building and two lots near downtown to nonprofit organizations already using them.
AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Loren Cristian Jackson had 25 points as Akron romped past Miami (Ohio) 80-51 in the Mid-American Conference Tourney first round on Monday night. Daniel Utomi added 20 points for...
Akron faces Miami in MAC tourney
No. 9 seed Miami (15-16, 7-11) vs. No. 8 seed Akron (16-15, 8-10)
Mid-American Conference Tourney First Round, James A. Rhodes Arena, Akron, Ohio; Monday, 7 p.m. EDT
KENT, Ohio (AP) — Philip Whittington had a season-high 21 points as Kent State narrowly beat Akron 68-65 on Friday night.
Antonio Williams had 18 points, seven assists and six rebounds for...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — From the very first day LeBron James picked up a basketball, he wanted to be like Mike.
James and his closest friends idolized Michael Jordan while they grew up together...
Akron looks to sweep Kent State
Akron (16-14, 8-9) vs. Kent State (21-9, 10-7)
Memorial A & C Center, Kent, Ohio; Friday, 6:30 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Kent State seeks revenge on Akron after dropping the first matchup...
AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Loren Cristian Jackson had a career-high 31 points as Akron routed Bowling Green 91-67 on Tuesday night.
Daniel Utomi had 21 points for Akron (16-14, 8-9 Mid-American...
BG looks to sweep Akron
Bowling Green (20-9, 12-4) vs. Akron (15-14, 7-9)
James A. Rhodes Arena, Akron, Ohio; Tuesday, 7 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Bowling Green goes for the season sweep over Akron after winning...
AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Police say an Ohio man who went outside to retrieve his newspaper has been struck and killed by a vehicle that left the scene.
AKRON, Ohio (AP) — The University of Akron has received a nearly $1 million gift from a former university baseball player and his wife to help revive its baseball program.
Vander Plas scores 20 to lift Ohio past Akron 73-49
AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Ben Vander Plas had 20 points as Ohio romped past Akron 73-49 on Saturday.
Doug Taylor had 14 points and seven rebounds for Ohio (13-15, 5-11 Mid-American Conference),...
Akron looks for home win vs Ohio
Ohio (12-15, 4-11) vs. Akron (15-13, 7-8)
James A. Rhodes Arena, Akron, Ohio; Saturday, 2 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Akron looks for its fifth straight win over Ohio at James A. Rhodes...
Zoo receives anonymous donation of $1.5M
AKRON, Ohio (AP) — A zoo in Ohio says it has received an anonymous donation of $1.5 million for the largest gift in the institution's history.
Massinburg leads No. 21 Buffalo to 77-64 win over Akron
AMHERST, N.Y. (AP) — It's been so long, senior guard CJ Massinburg can't remember the last time Buffalo lost at home.
Federal judges changes trial sequence for opioid lawsuits
CLEVELAND (AP) — The federal judge overseeing hundreds of lawsuits filed against manufacturers and distributors of opioid drugs is changing the lineup for the first "bellwether" trial in...
Akron faces tough test vs No. 21 Buffalo
Akron (15-12, 7-7) vs. No. 21 Buffalo (24-3, 12-2)
Alumni Arena, Buffalo, New York; Tuesday, 7 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: No. 21 Buffalo presents a tough challenge for Akron. Akron has lost...
Cheese has 27, leads Akron to 70-58 win over Miami (OH)
AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Tyler Cheese had 27 points and Daniel Utomi added 19 as Akron charged out to an early lead to take a 70-58 victory over Miami (Ohio) on Saturday to halt a three-game losing...
Miami looks to sweep Akron
Miami (14-12, 6-7) vs. Akron (14-12, 6-7)
James A. Rhodes Arena, Akron, Ohio; Saturday, 2 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Miami goes for the season sweep over Akron after winning the previous...
Ohio looks to end streak vs BG
Bowling Green (19-7, 11-2) vs. Ohio (11-14, 3-10)
Convocation Center, Athens, Ohio; Friday, 6:30 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Bowling Green looks to extend Ohio's conference losing streak to...
Turner scores 23 to lead Bowling Green over Akron 73-69
BOWLING GREEN, Ohio (AP) — Sophomore Justin Turner scored 23 points, including a go-ahead layup with .9 seconds left, and Bowling Green beat Akron 73-69 on Tuesday night.
FirstEnergy: 4Q Earnings Snapshot
AKRON, Ohio (AP) _ FirstEnergy Corp. (FE) on Tuesday reported fourth-quarter net income of $138 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier.
Persons scores 15 to lead Ball State past Akron 57-56
MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — Tayler Persons registered 15 points and nine rebounds and Trey Moses' tip-in basket with 7 seconds remaining carried Ball State to a 57-56 victory over Akron on Saturday.
K.J. Walton had 12 points and nine rebounds for the Cardinals (14-11, 5-7 Mid-American Conference). Tahjai Teague added nine rebounds and Moses grabbed nine rebounds to go with six points.
University of Akron announces cybersecurity partnership
AKRON, Ohio (AP) — The University of Akron says it is partnering with Barberton schools to allow students to take classes in cybersecurity.
Akron Beacon Journal names next editor
HAMILTON, Ohio (AP) — The Akron Beacon Journal has named its next news editor.
Beacon Journal Publisher Bill Albrecht announced Monday that Michael Shearer will take over as editor of the newspaper when current editor Bruce Winges (WING'-ehs) retires March 1.
Albrecht told the newspaper Winges has led the Beacon Journal newsroom during challenging times and Shearer brings "proven leadership."
Massinburg’s 21 helps No. 25 Buffalo hold off Akron 76-70
AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Buffalo's run of conference championships, 20-win seasons and a major upset in last year's NCAA Tournament have brought rankings, publicity and high expectations.
Right now, the Bulls aren't meeting them.
CJ Massinburg scored 21 points, Dontay Caruthers added 15 and No. 25 Buffalo slogged its way to a 76-70 win over Akron on Tuesday night, dropping the Zips to 0-31 against ranked teams.
Man debilitated by police shooting sues officers
LAKEMORE, Ohio (AP) — The father of an unarmed man shot by two police officers who were told by a supervisor not to fire has sued the officers in federal court saying his son is blind and permanently disabled.
The lawsuit was filed Tuesday on behalf of 31-year-old Matthew Burghardt in connection with a February 2018 police shooting outside Akron. Lakemore officer Ezekiel Ryan and Springfield Township officer Kristofer London are the defendants.
Authorities ID officer, slain suspect in Ohio SWAT standoff
AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Authorities have identified the officer shot during a SWAT standoff in Ohio and the man who wounded him and was then killed.