Chrissie Hynde, lead singer of the Pretenders, rode an Akron bus to show her support for a countywide sales tax increase that would bring increased revenue to the local mass transit system.

The 0.25 percent sales tax increase in Summit County, Ohio, would raise the total sales tax to 6.5 percent. The tax would increase the budget for the Metro Regional Tax Authority by 62 percent, giving the agency an extra $18 million in revenue. Voters are set to vote on the proposal on the March 4 ballot.

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