Local plumbers prepare for ‘Brown Friday’ with expected spike in plumbing nightmare calls after Thanksgiving

AKRON, Ohio — It’s the busiest time of year, but not for reasons you think. Jeremy McCoy with H. Jack’s Plumbing & Heating Co. in Akron says every Black Friday, his team is overwhelmed with calls about plumbing nightmares. The day is so overwhelming, it’s often referred to as “Brown Friday.” “Everybody’s out shopping and …

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Brighter bites: Auburn woman launches cookie business from home

Like many, Courtney Demarest had plenty of downtime during the COVID-19 pandemic. Also like many, she noticed that people could use a smile due to their own downtime, or stress. Both would inspire Brighter Days Cookie Co., a business Demarest launched from her Auburn home in January.  Demarest, who works in customer service at a …

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