Several state government websites in Ohio and two other states were down for several hours after hackers posted messages that seem to support the Islamic State.

The same messages were posted on the official sites of the Ohio prisons department and the state Medicaid and casino control agencies, among others, as well as that of Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor and Gov. John Kasich, who was a Republican candidate for president last year.

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Hundreds of people walked and biked around parts of southern Akron yesterday as part of the city’s second “Open Streets” event.

The event closed several main roads through the Kenmore, Summit Lake and Firestone Park neighborhoods to allow people to ride, run, walk and skate between everything from food trucks to game stations to a meet-and-greet with the Akron Racers pro softball team.

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The Canton Parks board is holding a special meeting this Wednesday to discuss a proposal from the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

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Thousands of people visited the former Cleveland Tank Plant over the weekend – now known as the I-X Center – to see some of the military vehicles that were once produced there.

General Motors opened the plant in 1942 to make parts for the B-29 bomber, and later made tanks there such as the M56 Scorpion and M109 Howitzer.

Preserved examples of all of those pieces were on display over the weekend for visitors like Aristotle Markakis and his father, George.

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Sen. Sherrod Brown was in Cleveland yesterday encouraging people to make their voices heard about the proposed Senate Health Care Bill -- which could be voted on this week -- and what it could do to Ohio’s battle against opioid abuse.