Rain changes to snow tonight, with precipitation ending Friday: Akron Weather Forecast

AKRON, Ohio – The freezing rain stuck around the Akron area longer than expected, but the region should be spared from much of the snow expected to hit the Snowbelt this evening. The National Weather Service in Cleveland has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for Ashtabula, Geauga, Lake and Trumbull counties that expires at 10 […]

Stock futures slightly ahead; Ford quarterly profit plummets; Apple, Samsung tops in smartphone sales: A.M. Business News Links

Stock Market Headlines: Stock futures are holding steady, but today’s direction will likely depend on how well a slew of corporate earnings are received. Dow futures are ahead 74 points, while Nasdaq futures are advancing 8.25 points and SP 500 futures are up 7.25 points. (CNN Money) Asian stocks declined the most in three weeks […]

Senate approves Keystone XL legislation; Aaron Hernandez murder trial begins; Jordan hostage negotiations break down: U.S. and World News Links

National news: The Senate approved legislation today that would mandate the construction of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, a bipartisan vote that will set the stage for a veto showdown with President Obama. (Washington Post) Attorneys gave highly anticipated opening statements in a Massachusetts court today where former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez […]

Stocks break losing streak; Visa earnings top estimates; Amazon holiday profits exceed projections: P.M. Business News Links

Stock market update: Stocks staged a strong afternoon rally and closed higher today as the major indexes broke a two-day losing streak. The Dow Jones industrial average jumped 225.48 points to 17,416.85, the Standard Poor’s 500 index gained 19.09 points to 2,021.25 and the Nasdaq composite rose 45.41 points to 4,683.41. (USA Today) Oil stocks […]

High school bowling, hockey, swimming and wrestling box scores and highlights for January 29, 2015

CLEVELAND, Ohio — Here are Northeast Ohio high school hockey, wrestling, swimming and bowling box scores and highlights from matches on Thursday, January 29, 2015. BOYS BOWLING Brunswick 2,679, Solon 2,576 High series: B, Vetrovsky 255-206; S, Sharkus 225-246. Baker: B, 190-166-187; S, 169-203-153. Garfield Heights 2,527, Twinsburg 2,356 High series: GH, Marek 238-258; T, […]

Ohio high school girls basketball statewide scores for January 29, 2015

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Here are Ohio high school girls basketball statewide scores for Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015. Ada 51, Lima Cent. Cath. 49 Akr. Firestone 70, Akr. Ellet 22 Akr. Kenmore 62, Akr. Buchtel 44 Albany Alexander 51, McArthur Vinton County 41 Anna 56, Ft. Loramie 52, OT Ansonia 35, W. Alexandria Twin Valley […]

Ohio high school boys basketball statewide scores for January 29, 2015

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Here are Ohio high school boys basketball statewide scores for Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015. Andrews Osborne Academy 60, Grand River Academy 23 Bloomdale Elmwood 45, Tontogany Otsego 31 Cin. Purcell Marian 51, Cin. McNicholas 43, OT Cle. VASJ 106, Cle. Benedictine 53 Cols. Independence 63, Cols. East 50 Genoa Area 56, Elmore […]

Avon police chase down three shoplifting suspects: Pick of the blotter

AVON, Ohio – Police ran down three Cleveland men accused of shoplifting from an Avon Kohl’s. Luis Rosario, 27, is charged with theft and resisting arrest, Victor Rodriguez, 27, is charged with petty theft and Louis Lanzo, 45, is charged with theft. A Kohl’s security guard called police about 10:30 a.m. Monday and said he […]

Daniel Hurwitz, former DDR chief executive, teams up with Blackstone

Daniel Hurwitz, the former CEO of DDR Corp., has a new venture that is working with Blackstone, a New York-based investment giant.DDR  CLEVELAND, Ohio — The former chief executive officer of DDR Corp. isn’t leaving the shopping-center business. New York investment giant Blackstone announced Wednesday that its U.S. retail real estate companies are working with Raider Hill Advisors, […]

Beachwood schools may ask for two property tax increases (photo gallery)

BEACHWOOD, Ohio –- Beachwood schools may put a bond issue and property tax increase on the ballot in the next year or two. Beachwood school board President Mitchel Luxenburg said the district will “likely” ask for more taxes for operations in the next 12 to 24 months, in a mass email sent to residents Wednesday. School […]