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Corned beef vs. Reuben: Which sandwich is your go-to on St. Patrick's Day? (poll)

By staff Published: March 15, 2017

Which sandwich reigns supreme for a St. Patrick's Day meal? You tell us.

If you're making a corned beef at home for St. Patrick's Day this year, why not add a twist to the classic? Check out a recipe here for glazed corned beef with carmelized cabbage. We may disagree about the sandwich, but we can all probably agree that sounds delicious.

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When can you see 'Hamilton'? Playhouse Square announces its 2017-2018 Broadway season

By Beacon Journal staff Published: February 28, 2017

You want a revelation? Playhouse Square will announce its 2017-18 Broadway season tonight at a launch party in the State Theatre. The biggest news is finding out when the megahit Hamilton will arrive in Cleveland. Waitress is also on the bill, and there are five more shows still to be unveiled.

Beacon Journal arts writer Kerry Clawson and features editor Lynne Sherwin will be in The Room Where It Happens. Follow the news live here as it unfolds, and you won't have to Wait For It

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2017 State of the City: Video asks 'Why Not Akron?'

By Darrin Werbeck Published: February 28, 2017

The city of Akron released a video produced by the Pritt Entertainment Group touting all the city has to offer as part of Mayor Dan Horrigan's 2017 State of the City address Tuesday.

The city paid PEG only $5,000 for the video, although officials said it was a $75,000 value. 

"It was a labor of love," spokeswoman Ellen Lander Nischt said about the project. 

The video ends with the social media tag #WhyNotAkron:

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Oscars 2017: Who will win? Share your predictions (poll)

By staff Published: February 24, 2017

Beacon Journal pop culture writer Clint O’Connor has been sharing his Oscar predictions all week. Now we want to hear yours.

Let’s take a look back, shall we?

Best Supporting Actor

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Is the best route to your Akron destination open yet? DriveAkron website keeps public in loop

By staff Published: February 21, 2017

Akron is undergoing a lot of changes right now. For some drivers, it might seem like every turn you make leads to more orange construction barrels.

The number of road, sewer and other projects can be hard to keep up with, so the city of Akron wants the public to know they can get all kinds of information at DriveAkron.

The website is an initiative to help the city communicate the status of various projects around Akron through maps, updates and alerts. Check out DriveAkron here.

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Was that the best Super Bowl ever? Take our poll

By Published: February 6, 2017

In thrilling fashion, the New England Patriots came back to win Super LI on Sunday night, beating the Atlanta Falcons 34-28. Down by 25 points, the Patriots overcame the biggest deficit in Super Bowl history. It was the first Super Bowl to go to overtime. Tom Brady became the first starting quarterback and Bill Belichick the first head coach to win.

But was it the greatest Super Bowl ever? Take our poll and let us know what you think. 


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Do you agree with the travel ban? Take our poll.

By Deanna Stevens Published: January 30, 2017

Bob Dyer's podcast: The Scam-Buster

By staff Published: January 26, 2017

Consumer columnist Betty Lin-Fisher is, among other things, our go-to person when it comes to scams. Rarely does a day go by that a reader doesn't ask her whether he or she is on the brink of falling for a scam -- or already has. Contrary to popular belief, the most frequent victims are not the elderly, she says.

Find a full archive of Bob Dyer's podcasts at

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