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New UA American Legion post setting trends

The University of Akron wants to do away with the stereotypical image of the American Legion -- the nation’s largest wartime veterans’ service organization.
“You always think of American Legion posts as a bunch of old guys hovered at a bar on a Friday night,” said Stephen Motika, a retired Army officer an ... (full story)


Advocates for net neutrality win...for now

The latest move in the ongoing joust over net neutrality, while momentous, will not end the debate. Last month the Federal Communications Commission, on a party-line 3-2 vote, reclassified broadband service as a telecommunications service and imposed net neutrality rules on them. Under the new rules, broadband services would not be ... (full story)


Man whose girlfriend was killed while he was driving drunk loses appeal

The judgment of the Lorain County Court of Common Pleas was upheld in part recently by a panel of three judges in the 9th District Court of Appeals.
The reviewing panel of judges held that the lower court properly convicted the defendant, Wilfredo Osorio, on charges of vehicular homicide and operating a vehicle under the influen ... (full story)


Bill would limit use of criminal records in hiring public workers

State Reps. Kirk Schuring, R-Canton, and Stephen Slesnick, D-Canton, have partnered to sponsor a bipartisan bill that would limit the use of criminal records in the hiring and employment practices of public employers.
“House Bill 56 is intended to ensure that ex-offenders in our state have a fair chance in seeking and secur ... (full story)


Blast Glioblastoma to host second annual fundraiser for brain cancer research

Both Joe and Michelle Blanda are Akron area doctors but it was their son, Joe, who suggested the family should raise money for brain cancer research after he was told about his own brain tumor cancer prognosis back in October 2013.
“So he planted the seed and gave us the incentive to do this,” said orthopedic surgeon ... (full story)