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Portrait of Cindy Brode taken at her home on Friday, in Akron. Brode, a member of the United States Air Force, was furloughed from her job as an environmental health technician at the Youngstown Air Reserve Station because of the government shutdown. (Ed Suba Jr./Akron Beacon Journal)
Gordon — a pit bull used as a bait dog in an Akron dogfighting ring — seemed to find a happy ending in January when he cuddled up with a Sandusky woman and her 1-year-old daughter who promised “Gordo” had found his forever home.