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The 90-year-old Goodyear Theater has reopened as a new concert venue
Amanda Rabinowitz / WKSU

The mostly-abandoned site of the former Goodyear Tire & Rubber headquarters on Akron’s east side is starting to come back to life.

Last weekend, a new concert venue opened in the 90-year-old Goodyear Theater with two sold-out concerts featuring rock acts The Smashing Pumpkins and Gavin DeGraw. Developer Stu Lichter says it’s just the beginning. His California company, Industrial Realty Group, is behind that and about a half dozen other major revitalization projects at old factories in Northeast Ohio.

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KABIR BHATIA / WKSU

  One of the farms that supplied live tiger mascots for Massillon High School has been raided by authorities.

Stump Hill Farm in Perry Township had been trying to gain Zoological Association of America certification.

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ANDY CHOW / STATEHOUSE NEWS BUREAU

Two high-ranking state officials and big supporters of Gov. John Kasich say they’re ready to back Donald Trump as the GOP nominee. 

Republican Senate President Keith Faber and House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger have been rooting for Kasich to win the Republican nomination.

With Kasich exiting the race both seem to be slowly accepting the idea of Donald Trump as their pick.

Here’s what Faber said about the possible General Election race between Trump and Hillary Clinton.

Bolivar dam
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Officials in the Tuscarawas County village of Bolivar say the EPA will investigate another chemical dumping that occurred this morning.

Lawrence Township Trustee Donald Ackerman says he was on his way to work when he saw a truck driver dumping a liquid along Towpath Road.

That’s when Ackerman says he stopped his car and approached the driver .

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ANDY CHOW / STATEHOUSE NEWS BUREAU

A group of law enforcement and legal experts are working on answering an important question: When should an officer engage a suspect in a high-speed chase? 

There are times when a police pursuit can stop a lawbreaker and protect the community, but there can be consequences. Attorney General Mike DeWine recalls the case of a mother and son who were killed during a police chase while they were delivering newspapers in Greene County.

DeWine has a task force working on best practices for law enforcement to consider before giving into the instinct to chase.

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