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Thursday, 31 January 2019 05:53

Infant Ibuprofen Recall Expanded

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A recall of infant ibuprofen has been expanded by Tris Pharma Incorporated, according to a report. The New Jersey-based pharmaceutical company first recalled the infant ibuprofen drops back in November last year due to a higher concentration of ibuprofen in the drug than it was labeled, some doses as high…
Wednesday, 30 January 2019 08:37

USPS Cancels Some NEO Postal Services Amid Cold

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The United States Postal Service announced Tuesday night that carriers covering certain parts of Northeast Ohio and beyond will not deliver mail Wednesday, January 30th, as high temperatures are not even expected to hit zero degrees in most areas.  Areas with the following 3-digit zip code beginnings will not be…
Tuesday, 29 January 2019 13:51

Akron Mayor On Possible Plusquellic Challenge

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Akron Mayor Dan Horrigan is responding to the possibility that former Mayor Don Plusquellic might run against him, noting in part that Plusquellic's "bitterness and stale personal feudes with council members, the local paper, and even federal decision makers poisoned his ability to lead the city".But he says, he says…
Tuesday, 29 January 2019 13:42

City of Akron Still Dealing with Cyber Attack

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The City of Akron is still dealing with last week's cyber attack, letting residents know some systems are still off line, as they try to make sure all their equipment is free of the virus that took down part of the city's network. The City’s online 3-1-1 portal is currently…
Tuesday, 29 January 2019 12:21

Help Find Missing Mansfield Teen Girl

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The National Center for Missing & Exploited children asking for your help locating 17 year old Khiajah Habeen Ullah who's been missing from her home in Mansfield, since November 17th.  They say She may still be in the local area or she may have traveled to Akron, OH. She is…
Tuesday, 29 January 2019 11:45

Summit Metro Parks Closes Programs for Weather

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(Summit Metro Parks) For the safety of our visitors, Summit Metro Parks centers will be closed, and all programs are canceled on Wednesday, January 30 and Thursday, January 31, due to extremely cold temperatures forecasted for those dates. Closed locations include: F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm Visitors Center, 1828 Smith Rd.,…
Harvest time in Akron, as the city's first licensed medical marijuana growing facility opened its doors yesterday, to show off their new buds. AT-CPC, unveiled their new "Mimosa" and "Cuyahoga River" cannabis strains, which they will be used in medical marijuana products sold under the brand names "Song Wellness", and…
Tuesday, 29 January 2019 07:27

METRO RTA Offering Free Rides

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(METRO RTA) Beginning Tuesday, January 29, 2019 through Friday, February 1, 2019, METRO is offering free fares on all services, including line-service, Northcoast Express, SCAT, and Call-A-Bus.   The Weather Channel has warned that the coldest arctic outbreak in at least 20 years is expected this week in parts of…
Tuesday, 29 January 2019 05:13

Akron Warming Centers Open Ahead of Brutal Cold

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(Community Support Services) As the National Weather Service warns that Wednesday, January 30, 2019 could be one of the coldest days on record, Akron area organizations charged with aiding the homeless are working to ensure that everyone will have access to shelter.                  Community Support Services, Inc. operates the Homeless Outreach…
Monday, 28 January 2019 11:30

CVNP to Re-open After Government Resolution

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Staff with the Cuyahoga Valley National Park is working to clear snow and ice that's accumulated throughout the park since workers were furloughed more than a month ago. With Friday's announcement of the continuining resolution to re-open the government for at least three weeks, the park expects to fully resume…
Eight members of the The Ohio National Guard Cyber defense team are helping the City of Akron deal with the financially motivated atttack on its computer network that started last Tuesday. The National Guard Cyber team provides defensive operations, forensic support, and analyisis, and was authorized for duty in Akron…
Friday, 25 January 2019 19:17

City of Akron Hit by Cyber Attack

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The City of Akron is in the process of mitigating the damage from a malicious cyber intrusion they say was financially motivated. They first noticed the unusual criminal virus activity on city computer systems on Tuesday, just as they were trying to dig the city out from this winter's worst…
Friday, 25 January 2019 11:13

UPDATE: East Ave. Bridge Repair Delayed

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The Ohio Department of Transportation announced Friday that the recently scheduled repair work on the East Avenue Bridge has been delayed due to weather as temperatures are expected to hit single digits, not factoring in windchill.  Brent Kovacs with ODOT District 4 tells the WAKR Newsroom that all of the…
Thursday, 24 January 2019 11:34

City Apologizes for Snow-Covered Streets

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Winter Storm Harper dumped more than a foot of snow across most of Akron Saturday and into Sunday, leaving a lot of residents stuck over the weekend.  It's understandable, especially when it comes all at once as the snow did over the weekend.  Monday was the Martin Luther King holiday…
Wednesday, 23 January 2019 05:04

ODOT Announces Plans for East Ave. Bridge Repair

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(ODOT) Beginning on Monday evening, January 28, at 8 p.m. the following lane restrictions and ramp closures will be in place through mid-March for repairs to the East Ave. bridges over I-76: I-76 eastbound under east Ave. will be reduced to ONE lane. The ramp from I-76 eastbound to I-76…
Tuesday, 22 January 2019 08:21

Sheriff Seeks Hit-Skip Driver

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The Summit County Sheriffs Department is asking for your help trying to find out who was driving a car that was involved in a hit-skip accident on I-77 South, on January 15th. A woman and her baby were injured in that crash, when the car that ran them off the…
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