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He was just a skinny little kid with teeth way too big for his boyish face.
But his reflection in the mirror only made Justin Winebrenner smile more.
Years later, that scrawny kid with a toothy grin would grow into a man, hailed by thousands as a blue-eyed hero, who laid down his life so that others might live.
Akron police officer Justin Winebrenner, badge No. 360, ended his duty Saturday afternoon.
When the Rev. Kent Wartick preached about Christian marriage during his sermon Sunday morning at Faith Lutheran Church in Kent, congregants didn’t have to look far for a real-life example.
Billy Draper yearned to fly. That’s all he wanted to do. When airplanes swooped over his Cuyahoga Falls neighborhood, he dreamed of soaring into the clouds.
CLEVELAND: Just when it looked like the Cavaliers found the light, Lou Williams cut the power.
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Ohio activists oppose disclosure provisions of H.B. 490
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WATCH: Live stream of funeral service of slain Akron Police Officer Justin Winebrenner
Netflix picks up series starring Ellie Kemper, from the "30 Rock" team
Indians announce spring training schedule
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Euclid Beach’s Grand Carousel gallops back to life on Sunday
Heist documentary to be shown in Stow Monday; discussion on ballot initiative will follow
Akron Zips basketball: UA beats USC Trojans 66-46
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Video: Previewing Week 3 of high school football playoffs
Chrissie Hynde returns to Akron with solo album and (and mostly) new band
Couple says ‘I do’ during weekly worship service
Local history: Cuyahoga Falls aviator Billy Draper named ‘Air Force One’ as Eisenhower’s pilot
Kim Hone-McMahan: Compassionate stranger delivers man to safety
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Browns 26, Falcons 24: Billy Cundiff’s last-second field goal lifts Browns to victory
Raptors 110, Cavaliers 93: Hot-shooting Raptors send Cavs to 4th straight loss
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Tony Bennett (sans Lady Gaga) in Cleveland, Unit 5 reunites for Akron show, more
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