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Akron couple gets their wish – thanks to “stimulus”

By - Mar 27th, 2009 12:24 pm
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Last summer, the Akron Beacon Journal published a staff-authored story about a West Akron, OH couple whose son, 20-year-old Kevin Conley, jumped to his death in 2006 from Akron’s All-America Bridge, dubbed the “Y-Bridge” by Akron locals.

Kevin’s parents, Robert and Carolyn Conley, went before the Akron City Council’s public safety committee last May with an impassioned plea: Build a fence on the bridge, to spare other families the devastation of losing a loved-one to suicide.

But there was no money in the city’s capital budget to pay for the anti-suicide fence, with an estimated construction cost of $1.8 million dollars.

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