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photo of Rolling Acres Mall
KABIR BHATIA / WKSU

Here are your morning headlines for Tuesday, July 17:

  • Akron issues warrants for three shooting suspects;
  • Rolling Acres Mall property sells for $600,000;
  • Ben Carson to visit Family Promise of Greater Cleveland;
  • Former Cuyahoga County Auditor seeks reduced sentence;
  • Belmont County Republican Party Chairman resigns;
  • Gov. John Kasich to dedicate wildlife area to Olympian Jesse Owens;

Akron issues warrants for three shooting suspects

Mark Arehart / WKSU

The FRONT International Triennial, an extended series of art installations across the region, launched over the weekend.

News conference held at Akron police headquarters
TIM RUDELL / WKSU

Over the last 10 days, 16 people were wounded or killed in shooting incidents in Akron. The city’s mayor and police chief addressed the unprecedented outbreak of gun violence during a news conference Monday.

Akron Police Chief Kenneth Ball said that, despite the spike in shootings, Akron’s crime statistics are down across the board for the year, even homicides.  But, he said, the recent deadly violence shows the need to do more.

First Night Akron celebration
DOWNTOWN AKRON PARTNERSHIP

After 22 years of New Year’s Eve celebrations, First Night Akron is ending. The Downtown Akron Partnership, which organizes the event, said declining attendance and changing trends over the years led to the decision.

Sharon Gillberg is the partnership’s Communications Director.

photo of Mike DeWine and Jon Husted
KAREN KASLER / STATEHOUSE NEWS BUREAU

Republican Gov. John Kasich and the Democrat who wants to replace him said Ohio needs to fight efforts to overturn the pre-existing conditions requirement for health insurers in the Affordable Care Act. Nearly 5 million Ohioans could be affected if that requirement were tossed out.

The Republican running for governor addressed the issue as well.

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