University of Akron

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The Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Class of 2017 contained no Cleveland Browns players, but there was one member who has another local connection.

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The Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton enshrines its Class of 2017 tomorrow with players and an owner whose careers spanned four decades.

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The University of Akron’s expungement clinic has been seeing more people who also need help getting their driver’s licenses reinstated. WKSU’s Kabir Bhatia reports on how the two issues are often intertwined and can be solved at the same time.

Attorneys from the university have been volunteering once a month for the past four years to help people with criminal pasts get a certificate from the court, stating that while they have a record, they’ve been rehabilitated and are a good candidate for a job.

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Two Northeast Ohio universities are going smoke free starting July 1.

The University of Akron and Kent State University both say the goal is to make their campuses healthier.

University of Akron’s spokeswoman Lisa Craig says the smoking ban encourages fitness. 

Craig says it’s a “self-reporting” policy, which means those who see others smoking are asked to report it to a university official.
 

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The trains have left Quaker Station: the final remnants of the former shopping center’s train memorabilia museum were auctioned off on Saturday, as the University of Akron completes its transformation of the facility.

The Quaker Oats Company left Akron in 1970, and five years later the grain silos and offices re-opened as a train-themed mixed-use development. In 2007, the university bought the buildings.

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