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Recycling app hits the streets of Akron

The city of Akron has rolled out a smartphone app that will help in recycling through the city and will even remind property owners of waste collection times and days.
The app, Akron Recycles, is now downloadable in the App Store and Google Play Store. It contains a “Waste Wizard” tool that identifies which material ... (full story)

Battlefields around the world are finding new purpose as parks and refuges

(THE CONVERSATION) The horrors of war are all too familiar: lives lost, homes destroyed, entire communities forced to flee. Yet as time passes, places that once were sites of death and destruction can become peaceful natural refuges.
One of the deadliest battles fought on U.S. soil, for example, was the Battle of Gettysburg. Te ... (full story)

DACA argued at the Supreme Court: 6 essential reads

(THE CONVERSATION) The future remains uncertain for a group of young people who were brought from other countries to the U.S. as children without legal authorization.
Currently, these young people are protected by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA. This Obama-era program shields around 700,000 to 800,00 ... (full story)

How higher ed can deal with ethical questions over its disgraced donors

(THE CONVERSATION) Private donors are giving colleges and universities record amounts of money – along with increasingly frequent bouts of public shame when they turn out to have embarrassing baggage.
Revelations that Yale, Columbia, Cornell and other prestigious schools in the U.S. and elsewhere accepted millions over the ... (full story)

9th District reverses Medina County sex case

The 9th District Court of Appeals has reversed the convictions of a man who had sexual relations with an underage girl at a high school graduation party.
Tomas Castaneda, 18, appealed his convictions for sexual battery and unlawful sexual conduct with a minor from the Medina County trial court.
Castaneda did not know the gi ... (full story)