John Rosemond: College visitations becoming a waste of time
A dog’s life: fitness trackers help put fat pets on a diet
7-Eleven owners say they feel disenfranchised by new pact with Japanese-owned chain
Business news briefs, Aug. 21: Signet LLC merges with Finish Line Binderies
PepsiCo buys SodaStream for $3.2 billion


Things to Do, Aug. 21: Randolph Fair; food swap; farmers market
Akron attorney receives statewide pro bono award; William Dowling recognized for driver’s license program
Court nominee Kavanaugh pushed graphic sex questions for Clinton
Browns coach Hue Jackson emphatically rules out first-team snaps being on horizon for rookie quarterback Baker Mayfield

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