Akron

After four decades, the remains of a missing Akron teen have been identified.

The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s Office announced Thursday they have matched the DNA of living relatives to the body of Linda Pagano.

Pagano disappeared in September 1974 after an argument with her stepfather about returning home late from a concert. She reportedly left his Akron home to stay with a friend, but was never heard from again.

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LeBron James is taking his NBA career out west next season, officially signing with the Los Angeles Lakers on Monday night. But in northeast Ohio, James’ philanthropic endeavors will continue.

MIT Media Lab

At the Akron-Summit County Public Library, you can find a new food computer. No, it doesn’t print food or magically materialize it – rather, this unit grows it.

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Demolition of Akron’s Rubber Bowl started on Wednesday, a decade after it ceased to be the stadium for University of Akron football and almost eight decades after it was designed.

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Destiny Williams came to Second Chance Village from the woods, after being addicted to heroin for about three years.

Akron City Council will decide tonight whether to pursue a $1 million federal grant so police can process a backlog of sexual assault cold cases.

In 2012, Akron sent 1,822 rape kits to be tested – some dating from the mid-1990s. Close to half of the kits came back with a match to someone in the FBI’s national DNA database.

Akron City Council is not likely to decide until this fall what to do about a tent city of homeless people on the city’s east side. WKSU’s M.L. Schultze reports on a struggle by city planners and others to find an answer:

Advocates for Second Chance Village cheered and elebrated the announcement that the Akron Planning Commission would delay a vote on the tent city’s future until next month.

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Matthew Woodyard loves cycling so much he’s taken up something called cyclocross – think of it as a biking form of cross-country-running with a few laps around the track mixed in. He also rides his bike to work up and down the steep hills of the Merriman Valley.

Downtown Akron Partnership

Since 1960, Akron has lost more than 90,000 residents. According data released this week by the Census Bureau, the city has lost another 1,100 since 2010. But Akron has actually seen a recent, though slight, bump in population.

LeBron James after the Cleveland Cavaliers won Game 3 of the NBA second-round playoffs over the Toronto Raptors.
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LeBron James may go from idolized to immortalized in his hometown of Akron.

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