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Cain Park

Cain Park begins where most city parks leave off —
an outdoor, intimate, covered theater (Alma Theater); an outdoor covered amphitheater (Evans Amphitheater); an air-conditioned art gallery (Audrey & Harvey Feinberg Art Gallery), and outstanding programming.
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The questions revolve around the chemicals used in fracking that are considered proprietary information.

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Monroe Co. drilling fire might provide impetus to change fracking rules
Story by Andy Chow
Big changes could be coming to Ohio’s fracking regulations in terms of chemical disclosure. It’s a transparency issue environmental groups have been pushing for years. As Statehouse correspondent Andy Chow reports, another step is in the works following a major chemical spill.
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Why go gluten-free?
The protein in wheat and other grains makes celiac sufferers sick, but they can't always be sure everything labeled as such really is "gluten-free"
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Cleveland doctor is clearing obstacles to help severely wounded Ukrainians
An effort is underway to bring casualties from Ukrainian violence here for treatment
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Pluto: Browns open camp with sizzle; Indians desperately need to get hot
Indians hover around .500 as the Browns open training camp with "Manziel mania"
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What to do with the dead and dying malls dotting Northeast Ohio
As Chapel Hill Mall enters receivership, Rolling Acres and Randall Park sit abandoned, awaiting a new life, likely as non-retail entities
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Cleveland RTA trains disrupted when retaining wall gave way
Other noon headlines: Goodyear vets; bioscience investment; immigrant children; Smokey Bear
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Flooding knocks out power, trains, and roads
Other headlines: Ohio CEO dies in Findlay plane crash; Tuesday funeral scheduled for Cory Barron
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Attorney General closes East Akron Community House investigation
Attorney General DeWine says a new board -- and new audit measures -- will prevent lax financial oversight at the century old non-profit
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Douglas Prade headed back to prison - Former Akron Police Captain is 'still a convicted murderer' in the death of his ex-wife, according to Summit County Prosecutors
 
Summit prosecutors ask for judge's removal in death penalty case - Prosecutor say Judge Mary Margaret Rowlands asked for them not to seek the death penalty for the quadruple murder
 
Ousted OSU band director vows to clear his name - The attorney for former music director Jonathan Waters says he was 'wrongfully terminated' over accusations of inappropriate band behavior  
 
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Step into 1950’s Baltimore for an evening and get swept away by the unexpected romance of the school’s notorious bad-boy, actor Johnny Depp, as he falls for a good-girl with a jealous boyfriend in the romantic musical “Cry Baby” directed by John Waters at Cedar Lee Theatre on Saturday. From tiny cells to vast ecosystems, nature is filled with extraordinary and delicate connections that shape our environment. The Botanical Garden invites all Clevelanders to learn more about these connections at Nature Connects: A LEGO® Brick Experience - special to the Garden offered this summer only! Check out what other local events are featured this week!

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WKSU Member Nights at Blossom

WKSU members can purchase half-price tickets to four specially chosen Blossom Festival concerts from July 19 through Aug. 30.

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Downtown@Dusk at the Akron Art Museum on June 19 - August 7

Downtown@Dusk present eight free community concerts in downtown Akron on Thursday evenings beginning June 19. Each event includes free entrance to the Akron Art Museum.

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Summer Reading for 2014

See what author David Giffels, chef Doug Katz, Q host Jian Ghomeshi, Black Keys drummer Pat Carney, designer Valerie Mayen, children's author Joan Arbogast, college president Marvin Krislov, the Cleveland Orchestra's Gary Hanson, and others are reading this summer.

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WKSU Supports the Akron Rubber Ducks

This summer, WKSU will be showing its local pride by sponsoring Akron Rubber Ducks home games at Canal Park.

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Station Break - Summer 2014

Find out more about WKSU, along with arts and culture throughout Northeast Ohio, in the Summer 2014 issue of WKSU's Station Break.

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Heroin: Big Trouble in a Small Town

Heroin abuse is gaining a lot of attention as it spreads through Ohio's suburbs. But it's in rural areas like Tuscarawas County that the drug has been a huge problem for a decade. Some describe it as a first love; others as a lifelong battle. Amanda Rabinowitz examines the issue in a three-part series examining heroin abuse in small-town Ohio with stories of addiction, death -- and hope.

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Folk Alley.com–All Folk Music! All The Time!

Folk Alley.com--All Folk Music! All The Time!FolkAlley.com is all folk, all of the time. Listen to the music you love when it best fits your busy schedule.

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