Akron Beacon Journal

A morning newspaper in Akron, Ohio, United States, and published by Black Press. It is the sole daily newspaper in Akron and is distributed throughout Northeast Ohio.
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Primary geographic focus: Ohio
Organization type(s): Media


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Court considers new rules to blunt the impact of Akron’s high eviction rate

Doug Livingston
Akron Beacon Journal
December 25, 2019
Akron municipal judges are set to adopt new rules requiring more of landlords who evict tenants while giving tenants the chance to seal such cases, which can bar them from finding an apartment in the future, even if they won the eviction case or a judge tossed it out.

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Low-income Akron residents can get free legal help Saturday through Legal Aid, law firm joint venture

Stephanie Warsmith
Akron Beacon Journal
April 19, 2018
Last year, 86 percent of the civil legal problems low-income Americans faced had “inadequate or no legal help.”

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Can’t afford to file for bankruptcy? A pilot program can help

Amanda Garrett
Akron Beacon Journal
January 20, 2018
Community Legal Aid — which helps poor and working-class people — is rolling out a pilot program with a tech upstart that could open a legal path for hundreds more here to file bankruptcy after a job loss, medical expenses, divorce or some other life crisis.

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