Akron, Ohio

Crime
An Akron police commander defended the officers: "Sometimes you do have to throw punches."
Weird News
Kim Tam Park representatives said they are investigating, and that the incidents aren't “something we thought up or made up.”
Sports
The NBA legend is giving all students who attend the school their own bike.
U.S. News
“There’s no greater city on the planet," said one Ohio resident.
Impact
An Indian immigrant in Ohio is helping Bhutanese women to be economically independent through her new program.
Politics
Akron offers a reminder that immigration simply looks like people from various places living side by side.
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Politics
How civility and inclusion drive progress.
Entertainment
Spotify data reveals Akron residents are big on country.
Women
Brianna and Julia recount what it was like to report in two different states.
Sports
The I Promise School is scheduled to open in 2018 in James' hometown.
Politics
"Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses, yearning to breathe free." So reads The New Colossus, by Emma Lazarus, inscribed on the Statute of Liberty -- that beacon of freedom and opportunity for millions of immigrants arriving at Ellis Island. But do we believe it anymore?
Sports
Whether LeBron knows it or not, three generations of his family once called Cleveland home. LeBron has classic, Great Migration heritage, and two branches of his family tree made their way from the South to Cleveland.
Entertainment
There is another benefit, however, that that's proving attractive to some emerging stars: using fame to do some good. It won't get you on the cover of the tabloids, but it can be satisfying and fun.
Sports
There was shock and surprise as Twitter blew up around 12:30 p.m. EDT on Friday as LeBron James announced his much-awaited decision via Sports Illustrated "I'm Coming Home." I was not surprised at all. I totally understood. Where you grew up is part of your soul.
Travel
Nothing says all-American like a summer food festival in the Heartland, and hamburgers are as American as it gets.
Politics
I'm not sure what happens in other states, but here, it goes beyond radio and television. At a party last weekend, the tunes on Pandora were interspersed with messages about the importance of somebody's China policy.
Education
The two-week camp launches Aug. 8, with James taking a 2.6-mile ride through Akron with 20 high school students. His program
Education
The Ohio mother explains that she believes her children stayed with her father frequently enough to make them eligible to