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Thursday, 21 September 2023 09:58

Akron Woman Found Guilty of Murder for Stabbing Mother

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Sydney Powell, the 23 year-old Akron woman accused of fatally stabbing her mother 3 years ago has been found guilty on multiple counts including murder, felonious assault, and tampering with evidence. Prosecutors say that Sydney stabbed her mother, 50-year-old Brenda Powell, with a steak knife nearly 30 times and also…
Thursday, 21 September 2023 09:06

Better Water, Healthier Fish In The Cuyahoga River

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  While there is still some cause for concern about the level of contamination in the Cuyahoga River; both the US, and Ohio EPA agree that fish are healthier now, and showing less evidence of deformities brought on by toxic pollution. Cuyahoga Soil and Water District officials say decades of intentional removal of contaminants…
Do you believe in ghosts, or are you at least curious enough to find out if they might be real? If so, the Akron's Goodyear Theater is the place to be tomorrow night, September 21. Ghost Hunter Amy Bruni, who began her career on the popular TV series, "Ghost Hunters", …
Mark your calendars now for this coming Saturday, Sept. 23, for the West Hill Neighborhood Organization's "WonderFest 2023" celebration.  The event will take place at the corner of Maple and Crosby Streets in Akron starting at Noon, and will include a bike race, food trucks, a beer garden, live music, and…
While the folks over at the American Cancer Society's "Discovery Shop" in Akron are thrilled that their upcoming "Beauty & The Best" fundraiser coming up on September 28, is sold out; they also want community members to know there are still lots of great fashion finds and bargains to be…
Monday, 18 September 2023 09:21

Auto Workers Picket in Avon Lake

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The United Auto Workers strike against automakers continues, with several dozen members of the union's local 2000 chapter gathering outside Avon Lake’s Ford assembly plant on Sunday to show solidarity and support.  UAW Local 2000 President Bill Samples tells Fox 8 that their message is clear, they demand a better…
Thursday, 14 September 2023 09:20

FedEx Custom Critical Leaving Green

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FedEx Custom Critical is on the move announcing that they will relocate from Green to a 70,000 square-foot structure in Richfield next year. Richfield has entered a Job Creation Income Tax Incentive Agreement with FedEx who confirmed the move to the Beacon Journal saying that the Richfield location will help…
Although it took them a couple of months to connect the dots; Akron Police have identified the suspect they believe walked up to 34 year old Ernestine Stallings as she loaded up her car in the parking lot of the Dollar Tree Store at 2246 West Market Street on July…
Akron Mayor, Dan Horrigan, has announced that the City's Police Chief, Steve Mylett, is retiring, and leaving the department as of January 1, 2024. In a press release, Horrigan says Mylett, who was chosen to lead the Akron Police Department in 2021, plans to leave policing for a job in…
    A school bus carrying 19 Marlington High School and Middle School students overturned into a ditch yesterday afternoon on Columbus Road NE.  The Beacon Journal reports that no one was seriously injured in the one-vehicle crash, but 5 students and the driver were taken to local hospitals for…
Tuesday, 12 September 2023 09:00

Summit County Council: Three Cheers For Goodyear!

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Summit County Council took action Monday, Sept. 11, to honor Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, which celebrated its 125th anniversary last month. In a press release, council officials note that as one of the world’s largest tire companies, employing nearly 72,000 people and manufacturing products at 57 factories in 23…
The City of Akron Water Supply Bureau has lifted the precautionary boil water advisory for customers in Boston Township and Cuyahoga Falls located on Oak Hill Road, Major Road, Everett Road, and Bolanz Road including 4683 Riverview Road, 4563 Riverview Road and 4451 Akron Peninsula Road. On Sunday morning, the…
In Medina County, the sheriff’s office is investigating a string of crimes apparently targeting the Amish community. Someone has been terrorizing Amish homes in the middle of the night, shattering windows by throwing objects like railroad spikes, rocks, and bottles into homes.  News 5 reports that authorities have responded to…
Wednesday, 06 September 2023 10:48

Dude, Where's My Car?: Door Dasher Carjacked In Akron

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Akron Police are asking for tips to help them find the robber who carjacked a Door Dash driver at 11:20PM Tuedsay, near the intersection of East Ido Avenue and South Main Street. Police say the 19 year old food delivery driver told them a man with a gun stole his…
Akron police are on the lookout for an approximately 17-20 year old robber who held up a man at gunpoint, after he withdrew money from an ATM at the Circle K in the 200 block of Darrow Road, on Friday Sept. 1, at about 10:30 AM. They're circulating the suspect's…
Tuesday, 05 September 2023 09:21

Springfield Teachers Prepare for a Possible Strike

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A potential teachers strike is looming for the Springfield Local School district after the teachers union voted on August 28th to authorize a 10-day strike notice with negotiations on a new contract breaking down. The Beacon Journal reports that the strike authorization vote by members of the Springfield Local Association…
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