Akron Racers

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Here are your morning headlines for Friday, Feb. 2:

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The Akron Racers will not be playing any games at Firestone stadium this coming season.

The women’s pro softball team made the announcement this week, citing financial difficulties.

Joey Arietta says she’s been replaced as general manager but will still be involved with the team.

She says team owner, Craig Stouts, is considering an option to field a Chinese team with a few American players.

Amer Othman Adi in his downtown Youngstown business
Congressman Tim Ryan's office

Here are your morning headlines for Tuesday, Jan. 30:

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The Cleveland International Film Festival comes to Akron today, premiering a film about the passion behind one of the city’s professional sports franchises, and showing a documentary made mostly by Twinsburg High School students. 

“Our No. 1 draftee this year will be paid 350 times less than the No. 1 pick in Major League Baseball’s bonus (draft)," says Cheri Kempf, commissioner of the National Pro Fastpitch League, which is made up of five women’s professional softball teams.