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Trump grants clemency to ally Roger Stone after railing against 'unfair' conviction, sentencing

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump commuted the sentence of his longtime confidant Roger Stone, a Republican operative convicted of lying to Congress to protect the president’s campaign from an investigation into Russian election interference.Trump’s decision was announced days before Stone was set to report to prison for a 40-month sentence handed down in February, a stunning downfall for the longtime political consultant who has advised presidential […]

Summit County businesses weigh how to enforce mask use

Since early in the coronavirus pandemic, a table outside Kirbie’s Meats & Catering in Stow has been stocked with gloves and hand sanitizer for customers to use before they come inside.Now, the store will also have a sign instructing customers of the new state health order, which as of 6 p.m. Friday made mask use mandatory while in public in Summit County.Summit joins several other counties in the state, including Cuyahoga, where […]

University of Akron faculty fear permanency, perception of cuts in uncertain era

As the University of Akron asks its board of trustees next week to approve layoffs for what could be hundreds of professors and other staff, the faculty union is begging the administration to slow down.The administration has argued the COVID-19 pandemic has only exacerbated existing financial problems, and even if projections for the next year improve — they already have, although much is in flux — drastic measures must be taken now.The union, however, is […]

Storms knock out power in Waynesburg

Severe thunderstorms left hundreds of people in southeastern Stark County and northern Carroll County without power Friday afternoon.More than a 1,200 AEP customers were out of power in the Waynesburg area, according to the company’s website.Ohio Edison was responding to outages affecting dozens of customers near Rummell Avenue NE and Georgetown Street in Paris Township.

Reports: Amazon bars video app TikTok on workers' phones

Amazon has told employees to delete the popular video app TikTok from phones on which they use Amazon email, citing security risks from the China-owned app, according to reports and posts by Twitter users who said they were Amazon employees.The notice said employees must delete the app by Friday to keep access to Amazon email. Workers would still be allowed to use TikTok from an Amazon laptop browser.Amazon is the second-largest U.S. private employer after Walmart, with […]

Massillon Museum hosting Big Read event

MASSILLON The Massillon Museum will host a virtual book talk 10 a.m. July 16 via the Zoom platform. It is part of the NEA Big Read.The talk is led by David Harding, former Washington High School teacher.Free copies of the Big Read book, “Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant?” is available at the museum.Reservations are required and may be made by calling 330-833-4061, Ext. 104.

More than 1 in 3 Americans say they know someone who has been sick from coronavirus

WASHINGTON – As the number of COVID-19 cases in the United States continues to climb, Americans are three times as likely to know someone in their community who has been sick with the virus than they did in March, according to a new survey. A disparity among racial groups that wasn’t there in March has also appeared.More than one-third of Americans (36%) say someone they know outside of their immediate family or work has been sick with the coronavirus, according to […]