City moves to close south side bar where two have been shot dead this year

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Summit County Common Pleas Judge Christine Croce has agreed to close, for now, a deadly bar in South Akron. Lawyers and police with the city of Akron filed a civil complaint Tuesday, borrowing Ohio’s public nuisance law to ask that the court close Game 7 Bar and Grille at 627 S. Arlington St. Croce’s order seals the property as assets may be seized and sold to pay for the city’s trouble.The preliminary injunction shutters the bar immediately for 14 days but the closure could be extended pending future court actions.The property has been a magnet for crime since changing management and ownership over the past three years. In the midst of filing bankruptcy, Gary Thomas shuffled the property to another company he created in 2014. The Medina man is linked to...

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