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  • A city of northeast Ohio south-southeast of Cleveland. It developed as a major producer of rubber products, especially automobile tires.

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  • proper noun A place name.

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  • noun a city in northeastern Ohio; the heart of the United States rubber industry

Etymologies

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From Ancient Greek ἄκρον (akron, "extremity, peak").

Examples

  • BRIAN SIMCOX, AKRON POLICE DEPARTMENT, INVESTIGATED ALLLEGED METH LAB (via phone): Well, Jean, Akron and Summit County, the Akron Police Department, we have a clandestine meth lab team that goes out and searches for this stuff.

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  • Judge Allows Tyson, Gambling Task Force to Resume teens arrested AKRON: Two teens accused of blocking traffic and shouting at motorists in the Fairlawn Heights neighborhood of Akron were arrested after struggling with an

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  • Wednesday, February 3, 2010 at 7: 05 p.m. AKRON, Ohio - Darryl Roberts had 18 points and eight rebounds and Akron had its highest-scoring game of the season to defeat Northern Illinois 90-76 on Wednesday night.

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  • AKRON: An Akron man has been charged by police with 18 counts of possessing child pornography.

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  • AKRON: A group of teens taunted and then assaulted a 45-year-old woman, knocking her to the ground and stealing her purse, Akron police said.

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  • AKRON 5, UNC 4 (PK): Top-seeded Akron eliminated North Carolina on penalty kicks Friday night in the semifinals of the men's College Cup at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary.

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  • AKRON: An Akron man has been charged by police with 18 counts of possessing child pornography.

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  • AKRON - Trailing 9-4, Akron rallied for seven runs in the sixth inning to earn a narrow 11-10 win over CSAT Saturday.

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  • Mary High in Akron, is the target of a bidding war involving Reebok, Nike and Adidas, but no deal is signed, James 'spokesman said.

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  • : Note also that Knight Ridder’s paper in Akron is running out of pencils.

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