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Monday, 08 October 2018 09:06

Gas Prices Up in Akron

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Akron gas prices jumped a little more than 9 cents over the past week, according to GasBuddy.com's weekly survey of local stations. The current average for a gallon of regular unleaded in the Akron area is sitting at $2.75.  See the full press release below:  (GasBuddy.com) Akron, OH, October 8-…
Friday, 05 October 2018 08:47

UA Students Suing School Over Accreditation Loss

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Thirteen current and former University of Akron students are suing the University because the marriage counseling and therapy program in which they were enrolled, lost dual accreditation. According to the report from Cleveland.com, $25,000 in damages is being sought. The group of students claim they lost money by having to…
Thursday, 04 October 2018 12:20

Huntington Bank Closing Dozens of Branches

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Huntington Bank is closing 70 branches across the nation, including 30 in Ohio, several around Akron. No word yet on when or how many employees will be affected. Below is the full list of Northeast Ohio branches that will be closing:  Ashtabula County:260 East Main St., Andover888 Lake Ave., Ashtabula6254…
Thursday, 04 October 2018 10:49

Akron Man Sentenced in Human Trafficking Case

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Darren Townsend, 38, of Akron, pleaded guilty to two counts of trafficking in persons, six counts of promoting prostitution, three counts of compelling prostitution, and one count of corrupting another with drugs. He was facing up to 38 years in prison if he were convicted on all of the charges he…
Thursday, 04 October 2018 10:45

APD Getting $1M for Cold Case Rape Kits in Akron

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(City of Akron) The U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, awarded  the City of Akron a 3-year Sexual Assault Kit Initiative (SAKI) grant. The purpose of the grant is to develop a multidisciplinary working group that will be trained in a victim centered, trauma informed approach to review, prioritize,…
Monday, 01 October 2018 12:54

Locals Take Top Honors in Akron Marathon

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An estimated 115,000 spectators got up early Saturday, gathering along the Blue Line for the 16th running of the Akron Marathon. Two male runners from Akron placed first and second among the men; Israel Merkle finished first in two hours and 26 minutes, while Dylan Garritano finished second. Grace McCarron…
Monday, 01 October 2018 11:59

Four Arrested in Gun Rights Clash at Kent State

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A few tense moments at a pro-2nd amendment rally on Kent State campus Saturday afternoon, as protesters clashed with demonstrators. The rally, wasn't officially a rally as KSU officials denied the permit to Kent grad Kaitlin Bennett who planned speakers but didn't apply for that permit in time. She was…
Friday, 28 September 2018 12:55

Stark County Man Charged with Murdering Family

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The Stark County Sheriff's Office says Jacob Stockdale, 26, has turned himself in after the Stark County Grand Jury issued a secret indictment earlier this week, charging him with the murder of his 21-year-old brother James and his 54-year-old mother Kathryn. According to the report, Stockdale shot himself after killing…
Wednesday, 26 September 2018 11:22

Suspects Wanted in Akron Break-In

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Akron Police are investigating a home invasion along Noah Avenue. According to the report (see below), three black males broke into the home in the 500 block of Noah Avenue around 1 a.m. and entered the bedroom where the victim was sleeping. The 20-year-old victim told police the three suspects…
Tuesday, 25 September 2018 10:54

B&W Moving Headquarters, Offices to Akron

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Babcock and Wilcox Enterprises announced on Monday that they will be moving their headquarters from Charlotte, North Carolina, to Akron, into the former Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company's East End Offices. There's been no date set for the move, but the Akron Beacon Journal is reporting that it's expected to…
Monday, 24 September 2018 11:36

UPDATE: Police ID Woman Found in Barberton

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UDPATE: Barberton Police have identified the woman whose body was found under a burning mattress Sunday evening just before 8:30 along South Van Buren Street, south of Eastern Road, which is actually about 20 feet from the Barberton city limit. Barberton Fire was the first on the scene after the call of…
Thursday, 20 September 2018 12:18

eBay Further Investing in Akron

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Back in January Mayor Horrigan, along with other local officials and representatives from eBay, announced that Akron was part of the online retailers "Retail Revival" initiative, offering website maintanence and other services through the ebay.com platform for local entrepreneurs.  Fast forward 8 months later and eBay's back in town, announcing…
Monday, 17 September 2018 11:57

Bond Set at $2M in Ex-Girlfriend Slaying

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Bond has been set for David Callaghan who is charged in the murder of his ex-girlfriend whose body was found in a shallow grave in his Crouse Street home over the weekend. During an initial appearance, that lasted just a couple of minutes in Akron Municipal Court via a live…
Monday, 17 September 2018 05:46

Feds on Hunt for Fugitive Who Threatened President

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Mansfield area residents are being warned to lock the doors of their homes and cars, and to be cautious this morning, as there's a suspect on the loose federal authorities are describing as "dangerous". He's 27 year old Shawn Richard Christy of Pennsylvania, and US Marshals say he threatened the…
Thursday, 13 September 2018 11:18

Akron Shooter Sentence to 7 Years

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Albert Wade, 46, of Akron was sentenced to 7 years in prison on Thursday in connection to a shooting outside of an Akron convenience store that left a man wounded back in May. Court records show that on May 14th, Wade was approached by a man who was asking for money. The…
Tuesday, 11 September 2018 11:47

NEO Red Cross Sending Relief to Carolinas

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Update from the Red Cross Northeast Ohio Division:  The American Red Cross is preparing to assist up to 100,000 people in North and South Carolina and Virginia as Hurricane Florence nears the east coast.More than 1,600 people spent the night Tuesday in 36 Red Cross and community shelters in South…
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