Jim Mackinnon, Akron Beacon Journal

Jim Mackinnon

Akron Beacon Journal

Akron, OH, United States

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Past articles by Jim:

74-year-old-woman dies after head-on crash Thursday in Green

A 74-year-old Hartville woman died Thursday afternoon when a car ran head-on into her vehicle in Green. → Read More

Little girl killed at Akron vigil was niece of Jayland Walker's fiancée, relative says

Akron’s mayor, police chief and Black pastors are asking people protesting the Jayland Walker shooting death to stand down. → Read More

Akron lifts curfew despite Jayland Walker protesters being dispersed by tear gas again

Akron's downtown curfew ended after two nights despite ongoing protests over the police shooting of Jayland Walker. → Read More

Unanswered questions await mayor, police chief in aftermath of Jayland Walker shooting

Akron Mayor Dan Horrigan and Police Chief Steve Mylett will face many questions Sunday over Jayland Walker's shooting death by city police. → Read More

The nation's largest predominantly Black golf club has a new home at this Ohio golf course

This marks a major milestone for the 72-year-old golf club. → Read More

LeBron James makes surprise visit to Akron's I Promise School

LeBron James paid a surprise visit to the last day of classes at the I Promise School in Akron. → Read More

Boy, 15, dies after being shot during altercation in Akron

A 15-year-old boy was shot Tuesday during an altercation in Akron's Sherbondy Hill neighborhood and later died. → Read More

2 children dead after house fire Monday in East Akron; boy, 10, and girl, 8, were siblings

Two children caught in a house fire Monday night in Akron later died at a local hospital. → Read More

Northeast Ohio seeks $75 million 'Build Back Better' boost for manufacturing, polymers

Northeast Ohio is seeking a $75 million federal grant intended to boost economic development, including growing the polymer industry in Akron. → Read More

Who steals an entire bridge? Police say this Medina County man took one from Akron

For anyone wondering about Akron's missing bridge, you can get over it. As it turns out, it was a bridge not too far, just one county over. → Read More

'So many patients die.' A look inside a COVID unit where beds are full, staff is exhausted

The intensive care unit at Cleveland Clinic Akron General is a place of hope, sadness, support and where people at times are overwhelmed. → Read More

Near-death COVID-19 experience has newlyweds rethinking vaccinations

Ashland County couple recounts roughest days of battle with infection, new friendship with "guardian angel" hospital chaplain. → Read More

8-year-old boy dies in house fire early Thursday in Akron's Kenmore neighborhood

An 8-year-old boy died from a fire in his home early this morning in Akron's Kenmore neighborhood. → Read More

Northeast Ohio employers look to meet federal deadline on mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations

Large Northeast Ohio employers say they intend to meet the Jan. 4 deadline for the new federal COVID vaccination and testing mandate for employees. → Read More

Processions across region set for Wednesday for Ohio Navy corpsman killed in Afghanistan

The remains of Berlin Heights native Maxton W. Soviak, the Navy hospital corpsman killed last month in Afghanistan, are scheduled to arrive Wednesday morning in Cleveland. → Read More

Myers Industries buys Alliance firm with history of making marketing icons

Myers Industries in Akron bought Trilogy Plastics in Alliance, adding to the company's rotomolding capabilities. → Read More

Renacci asks state auditor to investigate FirstEnergy donations to DeWine campaign

Ohio gubernatorial candidate Jim Renacci targets rival fellow Republican Mike DeWine over FirstEnergy campaign money → Read More

Lordstown Motors: No binding offers yet for electric Endurance pickup truck

Lordstown Motors says it has interest but no binding offers for its Endurance all-electric full-size pickup truck → Read More

Lordstown Motors CEO, CFO resign, sending shockwaves to shareholders

Lordstown Motors says its chief executive and its chief financial officer have resigned → Read More

Provision added to state budget could kill Ohio's municipal broadband services, critics fear

Language in Ohio's proposed two-year, $75 billion budget threatens municipal high-speed internet services, critics say. → Read More