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Wadsworth Police have arrested seven people in connection to the disappearance and murder of Iron Jailen Cannon, 27, of Akron, who was last seen at a party in Wadsworth last year.  According to the press release from Wadsworth Police, Cannon went missing from a home in the city the night…
Thursday, 06 May 2021 05:51

Akron Municipal Court Hosting Outdoor Weddings

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Akron Municipal Court offering special outdoor weddings thi ssummer at various locations, including Springfield Lake Gazebo (pictured), outside the Akron Art Museum, and others.   The ceremonies are only offered once a month starting May 21st.   See more at the Municipal Court website here. 
Wednesday, 05 May 2021 09:39

Human Trafficking Sting Nets Ten Arrests

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The Summit County Sheriff's Office announcing a human trafficking sting operation that resulted in ten men being arrested and several victims being rescued.   According to the report from the sheriff's office, the men that were arrested responded to an online advertisement for sex in exchange for cash.   They've…
Local "recovery icon" Harmon Velie has been identified as the runner who collapsed during the Hall of Fame Marathon in Canton Sunday, eventually passing away at Mercy Hospital.   Harmon V, as he was known in the Alcoholics Anonymous community, was an active member in the fellowship and served as…
Tuesday, 04 May 2021 05:59

Vaccinations for the Homebound

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The State of Ohio is now in the process of getting vaccines to Ohio residents who are homebound. They're putting together rapid response teams to go out and deliver those shots. If you or someone else you know is homebound and wants to get vaccinated; call your Area Agency on Aging: 1-866-243-5678.
Tuesday, 04 May 2021 05:07

Suspect in Akron Ride-Share Murder Arrested

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The Summit County Medical Examiner has identified the man who was shot and killed while working for a ride-share company Sunday afternoon.   According to the report, Kristopher Rourkey, 48 from Hudson, was shot near the intersection of East Market Street and Buchtel Avenue just before 5 p.m. Sunday. Rourkey died…
The Cleveland Indians are offering five dollars off regular prices Upper Box or  Upper Reserved tickets with proof of vaccination. The offer is good for purchasing tickets for the upcoming series against the Reds May 7th through the 9th, the Cubs May 11th and 12th, or the Twins series May 21st…
Friday, 30 April 2021 09:16

Browns Select CB Newsome with 26th Pick

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With the 26th pick in the first round of the 2021 NFL Draft (in Cleveland) the Cleveland Browns select Greg Newsome II, Cornerback out of Northwestern:    .@gnewsii is headed to The Land❗️ — Cleveland Browns (@Browns) April 30, 2021 5 things to know about Greg Newsome, our 1st pick…
Thursday, 29 April 2021 04:30

Summit County Pop-Up COVID-19 Vaccination Sites

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Summit County Public Health announcing new pop-up, walk-in COVID-19 vaccination sites across the county.   The sites will run from May 3rd through the 15th and no appointment is necessary.
Wednesday, 28 April 2021 10:44

Akron Announces Full 2021 Resurfacing Plan

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(City of Akron) Akron, Ohio, April 28, 2021 — Today, Mayor Dan Horrigan has released the full 2021 Akron Resurfacing list. This is the largest annual resurfacing program in the history of the City of Akron at over $11 million which will enable the City to pave approximately 85 miles of roadway…
The Akron Public Schools Board of Education has officially made an offer to their next potential superintendent, marking an historical moment in the district.   Christine Fowler-Mack will become the first woman to lead the district since Akron Public Schools was formed in 1847.   Watch the APS Board Meeting…
(Summit County Public Health) [Akron, OH] –Summit County Public Health announced it will resume use of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine this Saturday May 1, 2021 at the Summit County Fairgrounds. The decision was made following the announcement late Friday by the FDA and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention…
Tuesday, 27 April 2021 05:41

Canton Fire Department Swears In First Black Chief

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The Canton Fire Department has sworn in its first Black Fire Chief in its 200-year history. K. Akbar Bennett officially took the helm during a ceremony Monday, marking an historical moment for the department and the city.  It's not the first "FIRST" for Bennett, who was also the first African-American Battalion Chief…
Monday, 26 April 2021 09:19

Tim Ryan Running for Portman's Senate Seat

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Youngstown representative Tim Ryan is officially launching his bid for U.S. Senate with a social media announcement this morning.   Ryan once again appealing to the working class of Ohio in his run to replace Senator Rob Portman.   Ryan is the first and only Democrat to announce he's looking…
Jackson Township Police are looking for a missing teen they say ran away from home over the weekend.  Seventeen-year-old Alona Criss has been missing since Friday, last seen leaving her home on Broadhaven Northwest in a black Chevy Cruze, or possibly a Malibu.  She is listed at 5'7" and 150…
Monday, 26 April 2021 04:29

Summit County Fair to "Go Full" in '21

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Organizers of the Summit County Fair announcing plans for the "GO FULL County Fair" this summer.   In a press release posted to Facebook over the weekend, the County Fair laid out plans for concerts, rides, games, 4-H animal displays, and more, all while detailing health and safety guidelines in…
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