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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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LeBron James Jr. looks even more like his superstar dad in latest highlight video

By Dan Kadar Published: January 19, 2017

Like father, like son seems to be more and more appropriate every time we see new highlights of LeBron James Jr. on the basketball court.

The 12-year-old son of the star Cavs forward is featured in a new highlight video shot during a tournament that took place during Martin Luther King Jr. weekend. Playing for his AAU team the North Coast Bluechips, James Jr. dazzles with no-look passes, quick crossovers and some deep jumpers.

The way James Jr. works the floor is clearly reminiscent of his dad playing on the court at Quicken Loans Arena. Oh, and he's pretty good at the water bottle flip challenge.

This isn't the first time that James Jr. has gone viral with his play on the court -- or with his look off of it.

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Bob Dyer's podcast: Donald Trump and your pocketbook

By Published: January 19, 2017

Local financial expert Jeffrey Thomas looks into his crystal ball and tells us what we can expect from the stock market and the economy during the Trump presidency. Thomas runs Alpha Asset Management in downtown Akron.

Find a full archive of Bob Dyer's podcasts at

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Follow what members of Ohio's congressional delegation are saying about the inauguration

By Published: January 20, 2017

As Donald Trump is sworn in as the 45th president, and as a protest march develops in Washington, what will your delegates to Congress do and say?

The Twitter feed on this page will display the tweets of representatives from the Akron-Canton area and Ohio's two U.S. Senators.

U.S. Rep. Marcia Fudge, a Democrat representing Cleveland and Akron, will not attend the inauguration. She said earlier this week: "I will be at home in Cleveland. #IStandWithJohnLewis" Republican Jim Renacci of Wadsworth, who represents all of Wayne and parts of Summit, Medina, Stark and Portage counties, has posted about his speaking engagements, presidential trivia and his position on the Affordable Care Act: " Rising premiums. Unaffordable deductibles. Fewer choices. Obamacare is failing. It's time we provide #RescueAndRelief."

On the opposing side, Democrat Tim Ryan says of national health care: "This CBO report is an example of why I oppose an #ACARepeal. The law is working, repeal would hurt millions. The @GOP must preserve it." Ryan represents the area north and east of Akron to the Mahoning Valley.

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Bob Dyer's podcast: Hudsons, Hudsons everywhere

By Published: January 12, 2017

Bob Dyer's podcast: Hudsons, Hudsons everywhere Did you know there are 17 places named Hudson in the United States? Dyer didn't, either, until our Hudson's visitor center offered a $500 shopping spree to the first person to visit them all. But our columnist knows plenty about the 12 other Akrons, all of which he has visited.

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