Akron looks to contract with Summit County for IT services
World news briefs: Brazilians attack Venezuelan immigrants
National news briefs: Houston school removes sign after criticism
Regional news briefs, Aug. 19: Police seek dog owner
Things You Need to Know: Former U.N. chief Annan dies


School districts across region add safety upgrades for upcoming year
Here’s how Ohio schools are beefing up security this school year
Piece of presidential history comes home to Canton
Indians notebook: Indians retire Jim Thome’s No. 25; Carlos Carrasco in midst of hot stretch; Jose Ramirez enjoying power surge in first innings

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