May 6, 2016

Elyria
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Huntington announces purchase of FirstMerit, creating largest bank in Ohio

NEW YORK — Huntington Bancshares said Tuesday that it will pay about $3.4 billion to buy rival FirstMerit, creating the largest bank in Ohio. Columbus-based Huntington has more than 750 bank branches in Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. FirstMerit, headquartered in Akron, has nearly 370 branches in Illinois, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Read More…

Elyria attorney Savoy dies at 70; remembered as great trial lawyer

ELYRIA — Attorney Jerome “Jerry” Savoy died Monday at the age of 70 after a brief illness. For years Savoy headed an Elyria law firm which specialized in personal injury, wrongful death, labor law, medical malpractice and probate law, and he was well known in the community. He is survived by his wife of 49 Read More…

Investigators look to wreckage, records for clues in Akron plane crash

AKRON — With no survivors and no sign of a distress call from the plane that slammed into an Ohio apartment house, investigators will comb charred wreckage, aircraft records, weather information and video for clues about what caused the crash that killed nine people onboard. The cockpit voice recorder from the aircraft was sent Wednesday to Read More…

Seven dead in Akron plane crash came from Florida real estate company; news conference scheduled today

AKRON — Seven of the nine people believed killed when a small business jet crashed into an apartment building were employees or executives in a Florida real-estate company, the firm confirmed Wednesday. Pebb Enterprises, based in Boca Raton, said on its website that two executives and five employees died Tuesday afternoon when the plane crashed and Read More…

Jury finds Ivery guilty in fatal shooting of off-duty Akron policeman

AKRON — An Ohio jury has convicted a man of aggravated murder and other charges in the fatal shooting of an off-duty Akron police officer at a bar last November. The jury in Akron on Thursday convicted 36-year-old Kenan Ivery after deliberating for two days. The same jury now will hear evidence on whether Ivery Read More…

Bridgestone Invitational: Justin Rose ends birdie drought in big way with a 63, moves into first-place tie with Jim Furyk

AKRON — Justin Rose never lost belief that he was playing well even as he went 30 consecutive holes without making a birdie in the Bridgestone Invitational. The streak ended on his first hole Saturday. And he kept right on going. Rose had a good start and a strong closing kick with three birdies over Read More…

Bridgestone Invitational: Jim Furyk opens four-shot lead

AKRON — Jim Furyk is two rounds away from erasing a couple of bad memories at Firestone. Even with a bogey on his last hole for the second straight day, Furyk did plenty right Friday in the Bridgestone Invitational for another 4-under 66 that gave him a four-shot lead going into the weekend of this Read More…

Bridgestone Invitational: Graeme McDowell glad to be back in the hunt after rough stretch, trails Danny Lee by a shot

AKRON — Graeme McDowell and Jordan Spieth were in good spirits Thursday at the Bridgestone Invitational, which was good news for only one of them. McDowell has been in such a rut that he has fallen out of the top 50 for the first time in five years and hasn’t finished in the top 10 Read More…

Golf: Major winners Spieth, Zach Johnson paired together at Bridgestone

AKRON — Jordan Spieth gets to play with Zach Johnson one tournament too late. When last seen on the golf course, Spieth missed out on a three-man playoff at the British Open that ended his bid for a Grand Slam. He came back out and watched from the steps of the Royal & Ancient clubhouse Read More…

LeBron James attends ‘Trainwreck’ premiere in Akron area

A piece of Hollywood was replicated at the Regal Cinemas theater complex in the Montrose area of Greater Akron on Friday night as a lengthy red carpet was installed for celebrities to walk into a movie premiere. “Trainwreck,” an adult comedy about the relationships of a woman played by Amy Schumer, includes Cavaliers’ basketball star Read More…