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Akron Roundtable builds on "Who will lead?" series with panel discussion today; follow live tweets

By staff Published: April 16, 2015


The Akron Roundtable will host a panel discussion about leadership in the community on at Noon today at the Quaker Station on the University of Akron campus. The session titled, #akronleader: Building the Conversation, was inspired by the Akron Beacon Journal’s “Who will lead? ”series that began in February. The full series is available on

Latest story in the "Who will lead?" series: Women, minorities rarely get a seat in Akron-Canton area boardrooms

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New menu makes navigating easier

By Published: April 16, 2015

We debuted a new menu for today. The menu, which is in the upper left corner, takes our main pages of content and runs them vertically down the left side rather than across the screen horizontally.

The changes give us more room to display pages and allow us to make the menu a one-stop shop for all things digital on You will find our log-in button there, subscriber services, replica edition of the newspaper, search bar and a link to a page to download our mobile apps. Besides our main news and video pages, you can also find our advertising pages.

Another reason for the change is the ability to use the same menu on your mobile phone and tablet. It functions the same there to make your transition from mobile to desktop and back seamless.

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LeBron James receives honor from the Greater Akron Chamber; follow the highlights

By Deanna Stevens Published: March 31, 2015

The Greater Akron Chamber has named LeBron James as its 2015 H. Peter Burg Award recipient. Follow along with Beacon Journal Managing Editor Doug Oplinger and reporter Paula Schleis who will be live-tweeting from tonight's ceremony.    

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Swensons delivers postgame burgers to Akron native Darius Carter after NCAA Tournament loss

By Dan Kadar Published: March 27, 2015

Wichita State forward and Firestone High School graduate Darius Carter asked and he received.

Prior to his game on Thursday against West Virginia, asked for some Swensons.

“I’ve sent a request out for someone to bring some, but I haven’t gotten any deliveries yet,” Carter said earlier this week. “So, hopefully I can get my hands on some.”

The Akron drive-in obliged.

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Georgia State stuns Baylor in NCAA Tournament; injured coach Ron Hunter tumbles out of chair (Vine)

By Dan Kadar Published: March 19, 2015

March is already mad in the NCAA Tournament with a few upsets taking place on the first day of the tournament.

No game finished more dramatically than Georgia State beating Baylor in the West region. Georgia State, a No. 14 seed, beat the No. 3 seeded Baylor on a last-second three-point shot from R.J. Hunter.

He's the son of head coach Ron Hunter, who tore his Achilles' tendon while celebrating the team's Sun Belt Conference title. When R.J. Hunter landed sank the three, it sent Ron Hunter tumbling out of the chair he has to use on the sideline.

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Final 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' trailer features in-fighting amongst teammates, the Vision

By Dan Kadar Published: March 4, 2015

Leading up to its May 1 release in theaters, the final Avengers: Age of Ulton trailer was released onlnie today.

The trailer is much of what we've seen before. The villainous Ultron, created by Tony Stark, is wreaking havoc all over the place. It's up to the Avengers to stop the artificial intelligence gone bad.

Of course there are twists and turns along the way. Stark, as Iron Man, battles Avengers teammate the Hulk, while wearing a gigantic suit of Hulkbuster armor. In another scene, Hulk's kinder alter ego Bruce Banner is seen being intimate with Black Widow.

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Reaction to new Cleveland Browns logo mixed

By Dan Kadar Published: February 24, 2015

The reaction online to the new Cleveland Browns logo is mixed. Some like the revamped logo with a brighter orange. Others used the new logo to fire off jokes about the Browns -- because those are so original. Others just plain disliked the new color and logo combinations.

MORE: Take our poll and let us know what you think of the logo

Here are some of the more interesting reactions we found about the logo on Twitter:

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