In men’s basketball, Zips shoot their way to seventy-six to fifty-nine win over U.T. Martin. Reported by George M. Thomas. The University of Akron showed distinct differences from its season opener last week to Saturday night’s performance at Rhodes Arena against the University of Tennessee at Martin. The biggest difference is the Zips came out with energy and sustained it in their victory. They made like mad bombardiers from three-point range, connecting on 13 of 29.

Browns hoping to keep quarterback Dee-Shone Keye-zer and his bruised ribs safe. Reported by Nate Ulrich. The Browns are determined to keep rookie quarterback Keye-zer and his bruised ribs away from Sacks-on-ville, but their offensive line men know it will be easier said than done. Jacksonville leads the N.F.L. with 35 sacks entering Sunday’s 1 p.m. game against the Browns at First Energy Stadium.

Edward Lunda, Tus-key-gee Airman from Akron, dies at 94. Reported by Paula Schleis.

The war ended before Edward Lunda could be sent into battle, but the fact that he was ready to go was historically significant. Lunda was a Tus-key-gee Air man, among hundreds of African-American men who graduated from segregated flight training school at the Tuskegee, Alabama, air base during World War 2. Lunda trained in nineteen-forty-four to become a B. 25 bombardier. A November twenty-first service is planned for Lunda, who died November third at age 94.

Spectrum cable’s digital box switch-over provokes customer confusion, frustration. Reported by Clint O’Connor. Tuesday, November fourteenth, was Black Tuesday for a lot of Spectrum cable customers in Greater Akron. Their T.V. screens went black, and they couldn’t watch any shows. Spectrum, formerly Time Warner Cable, is upgrading its cable system. Customers can no longer plug their cable directly into their TVs. They need a digital converter box. Others, who already had a D.V.R. or digital box, now need to add additional boxes for each TV in their home.

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Cavaliers beat the Clippers one-eighteen to one-thirteen in overtime. Reported by Marla Ridenour. The visiting Los Angeles Clippers forced the Cavs to work much harder than expected Friday night at Quicken Loans Arena before the Cavs prevailed in overtime. LeBron James poured in sixteen points in the fourth quarter, including a string of 10 of the Cavs’ last 12 points that tied the game at one-oh-five with forty-seven point nine seconds left.

In high school football, Hoban beats Barberton forty-two to thirteen. Reported by Michael Beaven. The game plan for Archbishop Hoban did not appear to be complicated Friday night.

Hoban wanted to run the ball on offense and stop the run on defense in its Division 2 regional final matchup against undefeated Barberton. The Knights did both, and they left Green Memorial Stadium with a victory over the Magics before a sellout crowd that exceeded six thousand.

Ohio Supreme Court denies Craigs list killer’s stay of execution. Beacon Journal Ohio dot com report. Convicted Craigs list killer Richard Beasley, of Akron, has been denied a stay of execution. The Ohio Supreme Court said the fifty-eight-year-old Beasley, who still has an appeal pending, filed the request prematurely. The court heard oral arguments in Beasley’s appeal September twenty-sixth and has not yet ruled on the issues his attorneys raised.

Local hospitals, medical centers nationwide coping with I. V. bag shortage. Beacon Journal staff and wire report. A serious shortage of the bags used to inject drugs intravenously is alarming many hospitals after Hurricane Maria in September slammed into Puerto Rico and shut down production at three plants owned by Baxter International, which makes a large percentage of the I. V. bags used in the United States. In the Akron area and across Northeast Ohio, hospitals are watching their supplies of I. V. bags and in some cases, making some changes.

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Cavaliers’ Channing Frye fights to earn coach’s trust. Reported by Marla Ridenour. Not too far into this Cavaliers’ season, Channing Fry realized he had lost coach Tie-ron Loo’s trust. Frye had a conversation with himself, and a longer one with teammate Kyle Korver. They decided they needed to pick up their effort on defense, even if they were only getting to play briefly. Both of those conversations may have brought more benefits than Frye imagined.

Barberton football fans are riding a magical year. Reported by Paula Shleis. This year, the Magics compiled an undefeated ten-to-nothing regular season record. Three weeks ago, they won the first football playoff game in the school’s history in the Division 2 regional quarterfinal. And Friday, the Magics will take on legendary Arch-bishop Hoe-ban, pitting the small-town public school against a private school powerhouse with players from throughout the region.

Akron’s abysmal black infant mortality rate topic of health summit. Reported by Doug Livingston. Akron’s health and equity leaders met downtown Thursday for the twenty-seventeen Health Equity Summit to talk about one thing and one thing only. In Akron last year, thirty babies died before their first birthdays. More than seventy-five percent were black, though African-Americans comprise just thirty percent of the city.

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Tashaun Gipson’s barbs at Browns catch attention of coach Hue Jackson, his players. Reported by Nate Ulrich. The scathing comments free safety Tashaun Gipson made about the Browns early this week practically sounded an alarm in Hue Jackson’s head. The coach addressed Gipson’s trash talk with his players Wednesday as they prepared for Sunday’s game at home against the Jacksonville Jaguars. “You can bet your bottom dollar I did,” Jackson said. Did Jackson use Gipson’s criticism as a motivational tool? “It’s not about that,” Jackson replied. “I don’t think we need any motivation. We are an 0-9 football team, so I don’t think we are looking for anything. The opportunity to play is motivation enough for this football team. We want to win.”

Lake Township student with a passion for writing chosen as only Scholastic kid reporter in Ohio. Reported by Theresa Cottom. In a swarm of local news reporters, you might just find the next up-and-coming journalist by glancing down. Nolan Pastore of Hartville may be young, but the 11-year-old’s dedication to storytelling is as keen as a seasoned journalist’s. Nolan, a sixth-grader at Lake Middle School, got his big break this year when he was chosen to be on the Scholastic News Kids Press Corps. Out of more than 400 students who applied this year, Scholastic chose 44 kids ages 10 to 14 from across the country and around the world to cover “news for kids, by kids.”

No criminal charges filed against Crestwood football players who roughhoused teammate, compared size of genitals. Reported by Theresa Cottom. The Portage County Prosecutor’s Office has recommended not pursuing criminal charges against Crestwood High School football players after a two-month investigation concluded no hazing occurred. On Sept. 29, Crestwood High School suspended all of its football operations after an allegation of an “unspecified incident” involving football players that resulted in an investigation by the Mantua Police Department.

Summa Health bond rating downgraded but losses not as large as predicted. Reported by Betty Lin-Fisher. A national credit rating agency has downgraded Summa Health’s credit worthiness and revised the health system’s financial outlook from stable to negative. However, the downgrade comes amid news that “staggering losses” predicted by Summa’s leader for this year aren’t as large as initially expected. In fact, the Akron-based health system took in more money than it spent the last three months, particularly in October, said Dr. Cliff Deveny, Summa’s interim president and CEO.

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McDonald’s, other Akron-area restaurants start offering Uber eats meal delivery service. Reported by Jim Mackinnon. As all Big Mac aficionados know, McDonald’s restaurants have had drive-through pickup windows for years and years. Now, Akron-area McDonald’s have added a new service, a “drive to.” Eight area McDonald’s have joined other local restaurants in signing up with Uber eats, an added-fee food delivery service where you order off of a menu via smartphone app, with an Uber courier picking up the food and then bringing it to you. McDonald’s, naturally, calls its version Mick Delivery.

One dead, another thrown from bucket lift that made contact with high voltage line. Reported by Doug Livingston. A man died and a woman was seriously injured Tuesday afternoon when the bucket lift they used to trim trees made contact with a high-voltage power line in South Akron. Authorities with the Akron Fire Department did not release the names of the two workers, who were working on Coventry Street, or their private employer. A 911 dispatcher contacted FirstEnergy shortly after the incident at 1:13 p.m. Police on scene said the man, who was still in the bucket truck, died. The woman was ejected from the bucket lift and tossed to the ground. Authorities said she was transported to a nearby hospital with unspecified injuries.

Browns staring at new record for futility; Tashaun Gipson wants to make sure they set it, says they’ll probably go 0-16. Reported by Nate Ulrich. The 0-9 Browns are in danger of setting a new record for futility Sunday at home against the Jacksonville Jaguars, and a familiar face wants to ensure it happens. A loss would give the Browns a record of 4-43 dating to the 2014 season. It would be the worst 47-game stretch in NFL history, according to the Elias Sports Bureau. Jaguars free safety Tashaun Gipson will face the Browns for the first time since the regime let the 2014 Pro Bowl selection walk out the door as a free agent in March 2016. Gipson is determined to punish them.

Missing court documents prompt dismissal of overdose death case; clerk’s office changing mail procedure. Reported by Stephanie Warsmith. Missing court documents have resulted in charges being dismissed in a Summit County overdose death case. LeTroy Vaughn, who is in prison for unrelated drug charges, was charged by Akron police in March 2016 with involuntary manslaughter and other charges for the fentanyl overdose death of a 25-year-old man. Vaughn, however, argued his speedy trial rights were violated and his case should be dismissed. Summit County Common Pleas Judge Christine Croce agreed, and recently dismissed Vaughn’s case with prejudice, which means it cannot be refiled.

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With Jamie Collins suffering injury, Browns lose another captain with Pro Bowl resume. Reported by Nate Ulrich. The only Browns players on the active roster who have made a Pro Bowl were wiped out by injuries in the last three weeks, and starting strongside linebacker Collins is the most recent one. Collins will miss the final seven games of the season after suffering a torn medial collateral ligament in his right knee during Sunday’s loss to the Detroit Lions.