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Monday, 10 December 2018 10:31

FOW: Akron Man Wanted in August Rape

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The Akron Police Department, U.S. Marshals, and the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force are asking the public's help finding Coren Harris Sr., who they say is wanted for kidnapping and rape.  Harris Sr. (pictured) is wanted for the rape of a woman at his last known address on Cuyahoga…
Friday, 07 December 2018 05:15

Summit M.E. Looking for IDs on Two Crash Victims

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The Summit County Medical Examiner's Office is still looking for the public's help identifying two of the four victims in Monday morning's deadly crash at Goodyear Boulevard and Kelly Avenue in Akron. Two of the victims have been ID'ed, according to the report. 29-year-old Colleen Wood from Akron, who was…
Thursday, 06 December 2018 10:48

Akron Repaving Project Completed

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The City of Akron says they've finished their road repaving project that was funded by the passage of Issue 1, the quarter-percent income tax increase, voted in by Akron voters back in November of last year. More than 41 miles of city streets have been repaved over the course of…
Wednesday, 05 December 2018 10:42

Summa, Akron Public Schools Announce Partnership

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On Wednesday, the Akron Public School District announced its new partnership with Summa Health as part of the College And Career Academies of Akron at Buchtel CLC.  As part of the agreement, the Summa Health Academy of Leadership and Innovation will offer real-world learning opportunities and instruction for students who…
Wednesday, 05 December 2018 10:17

Akron Student Arrested for Concealed Weapon

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On Monday, Summit County Sheriff's deputies and detectives responded to the Bridges Learning Center on Johnathan Avenue on a report of a student with a gun on campus. After a brief investigation, Detectives found a semi-automatic pistol stashed in the back of a school transport van. While the gun never…
Tuesday, 04 December 2018 13:11

Medical Examiner Seeks Help to ID Crash Victims

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The Summit County Medical Examiner's office has identified two of the four people who died in a fiery one-car crash on Goodyear Boulevard Monday morning.  They are 29 year old Colleen A. Wood, from Malasia Road, in Akron, and 29 year old Alex Jay Lester, from Merrill Road, in Ravenna.…
Tuesday, 04 December 2018 12:51

Akron Man Sentenced to Life on Rape Charges

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An Akron man will spend the rest of his life in prison after pleading guilty to two counts of rape, according to the Summit County Prosecutor's Office. Back in October, Raymond Smiley pled guilty to raping his girlfriend's young daughter on two separate occassions. Common Pleas Court Judge Christine Croce…
Tuesday, 04 December 2018 11:20

Sheriff: Ravenna Man Forged CCW Permits

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A Ravenna NRA instructor was arrested Monday, charged with issuing fake concealed carry permits to participants of his class. According to reports, Anthony Drago, 47, forged concealed carry training certificates without providing the required training, that by law must include at least 8 hours of class time and two hours…
Monday, 03 December 2018 12:19

YSU Lockdown, Report of Man with a Gun

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Youngstown State University officials are reporting the campus is locked down due to a report of a person with a gun on campus.  Below is an update posted to the YSU Facebook page:  Updated 12/3 11:52 AM: Please note that the Youngstown State University campus is currently on lock down.…
Monday, 03 December 2018 11:57

Two Rite Aids, Tanning Salon Robbed in Kenmore

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Three businesses in Akron's Kenmore neighborhood were targets for robbers over the weekend, and Akron Police believe it was one suspect that hit two of them.  According to the report from APD, a man jumped over the front counter at the Rite Aid at 1047 Kenmore Boulevard Friday morning around…
Monday, 03 December 2018 10:38

Four Dead in Fiery Akron Crash

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Akron Police and the Summit County Medical Examiner are investigating a fatal accident from early Monday morning, around 3:30 a.m. at Goodyear Boulevard near Kelly Avenue.  According to the Medical Examiner's report, four people were riding in a car westbound on Goodyear Boulevard, when the car went off the road and…
Monday, 03 December 2018 09:16

Semi Hauling Bulldozer Hits East Ave Bridge on 76

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A semi-trailer that was hauling a bulldozer along I-76 Eastbound hit the East Avenue Bridge before 6:30 Monday morning, causing major backups during the rush hour commute.  See the full release from the Ohio State Highway Patrol below:   Akron, Ohio – On December 3, 2018 at approximately 6:21 AM, The…
Thursday, 29 November 2018 11:28

Teen Shooting: Victim Reported Dead, is Alive

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Late Wednesday night Akron Police responded to a home in the 200 block of Grand Avenue to a call about a shooting in the basement of that home.  When officers arrived, they found two teenagers, one 15, the other 14-years-old, with gunshot wounds, reportedly to the head. Both teens were…
Thursday, 29 November 2018 09:20

Lane Shifts, Closures on I-76 this Weekend

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More lane changes and closures coming to I-76, courtesy of ODOT.  See the press release from the Akron Police Department below:  As part of the Interstate 76 and Main Street project, ODOT currently plans to flip the westbound traffic of I-76 over on to the eastbound side on Sunday, December…
Thursday, 29 November 2018 05:39

Streetsboro Police: Help Find Missing Girl

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In Streetsboro, police are still looking for a 16 year old girl who's been missing since May. They posted photos of Samantha Castro, and a male they say she might be with, on their Facebook page earlier this week. Anyone with information is asked to call Streetsboro Police. More information…
Wednesday, 28 November 2018 11:50

UA Army ROTC Celebrates 100 Years

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(The University of Akron) The U.S. Army positions itself as “Army Strong,” an expression that can go beyond distinguishing the men and women in the service branch who spend long nights on patrol or parachute out of airplanes into combat. “Army Strong” can also describe one of The University of…
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