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Friday, 07 September 2018 09:52

FBI On The Hunt for Macedonia Bank Robber

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Another bank robbery in the Akron area....this one, yesterday--at the Ohio Savings Bank branch on Macedonia Commons Boulevard, in Macedonia.  Witnesses and victims describe the bank robber as a black male in his forties or fifties, approximately 5'10", between 170-190 pounds.  He wore dark clothing and had a covering on…
Friday, 07 September 2018 08:25

$10K Reward: PNC Bank Robbers Sought

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A $10,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrests and indictments of suspects in two recent robberies at PNC Banks here in Akron...one, at 181 massillon Road  August 24, and the other, at 1546 West Market Street, On August 31.   Police believe they may have been committed by…
Thursday, 06 September 2018 08:45

New Life in 90's Cold Cold

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Deputies from Portage County and Geauga County Sheriff's Offices, along with Ohio BCI, were searching the property of a Hiram man, in connection to a missing persons case from the early 90's. According to the Record Courier, the warrant was executed at the property of Glenn Roger Shoemaker, on Winchell…
Wednesday, 05 September 2018 11:47

Akron's Primary Move in the Hands of the Voters

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Akron voters will decide in November whether or not the city's primary election will be held in September, as it has been, or move to May, as the Mayor's Office is proposing. City Council held a special meeting Tuesday, approving the ballot measure, after the Board of Elections verified more than…
Wednesday, 05 September 2018 05:16

Missing Adult Alert Issued Out of Youngstown

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  A Missing Adult Alert has been issued by the Youngstown Police Department statewide. Information as of: September 4, 2018 at 9:24 PM Be on the lookout for a missing adult. On September 4, 2018 at 8:50 PM, Mr. Placko left his residence and failed to return. The incident took…
Tuesday, 04 September 2018 11:57

Cyclist Dies after Crash in Plain Township

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Stark County Sheriff's investigators, along with Canton's Metro Crash Team are investigating a fatal crash involving a bicycle Monday morning in Plain Township. According to the press release (see below), Mark Esposito of North Canton was riding his bike along Wener Church Road around 8:40 Monday morning, and was hit by…
Tuesday, 04 September 2018 11:11

UA Campus Safety Warning After Shooting, Robbery

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(University of Akron) City of Akron and University of Akron police are asking for any information you may have related to two incidents that occurred between 3:15 and 4:15 a.m. today behind businesses in the 400 block of East Exchange Street. In the first incident, a victim was reported to have been…
Friday, 31 August 2018 12:03

Local "Drugstore" Owner NOT on "Cloud 9"

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A local mom and pop "drugstore" next to Summa Akron City Hospital is closed for the foreseeable future after a raid by Akron Police Narcotics agents earlier this week. The Akron Beacon Journal is reporting that police seized marijuana, edibles, CBD oil, cocaine, and a handgun during the raid at…
Friday, 31 August 2018 10:55

Portman in Portage Co. for Opioid Roundtable

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(Portman Press) *On Thursday*, U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) participated in an opioid roundtable discussion hosted by Hope Village Recovery Center with the Mental Health & Recovery Board of Portage County. (MHRB). Following the roundtable, Portman toured the Recovery Center. As a result of Portman’s bipartisan Comprehensive Addiction & Recovery…
Thursday, 30 August 2018 11:34

Suspect Assaults Officer, Shoots Himself

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The Summit County Sheriff's Office is investigating a shooting at Brandywine Country Club along Peninsula Road Wednesday morning.  According to the report, at about 5:19 a.m. Wednesday, a Village of Peninsula Police Officer responded to the Country Club to a call of property damage. When he arrived, the officer was…
Thursday, 30 August 2018 08:26

Rosie's Big Breakthrough

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There was a party at Lock Three in Akron yesterday afternoon, celebrating Rosie the tunnel boring machine's end-of-the-line breakthrough. Rosie's "big dig" for the city's multi-million dollar sewer project leaves behind a more than 6 thousand foot tunnel, that will hold more than 25 million gallons of stormwater and sewage during heavy rains, and…
Wednesday, 29 August 2018 11:30

One Killed, One Injured in Barber Shop Shooting

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Akron Police updating us on the shooting at John's Barber Shop on East Cuyahoga Falls Avenue last night, saying two black males walked into the shop just before 7 last night, and started an argument with the victim who one of them shot and killed. Another victim was shot in…
Tuesday, 28 August 2018 12:15

Progressive Field is Sensory Inclusive

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Progressive Field is now certified as "sensory inclusive," after the Indians partnered with Kulture City out of Alabama, to ensure all programs, activities, and events that the ballpark hosts accommodate the needs of fans with sensory issues. Part of the certification process was ensuring that all Progressive Field staff be trained by medical professionals…
Tuesday, 28 August 2018 06:16

Endangered Missing Children

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A statewide endangered missing child alert has been issued for four children from Lima, OH, in Allen County. Police say they believe the children were taken by their non-custodial mother, Marianne Merritt, and her boyfriend, Charles Perkins whom they allege is abusive. The missing children are identified as follows:- Damara Croley: 13…
Monday, 27 August 2018 11:59

APD Looking for Akron Shooting Suspect

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Early Saturday afternoon, Akron Police were called to the 900 block of Baughman Street on a report of a fight between two women, reportedly over a man. According to the police report, the man that the two women were arguing over, identified as 24-year-old Shaquille L. Jones of Nesbitt Avenue…
Monday, 27 August 2018 10:18

Goodyear Challenging You to be "Blimpworthy"

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  AKRON, Ohio, Aug. 27, 2018 – The Goodyear Blimp doesn’t show up for just anybody. With more than 60 years of providing aerial coverage for the biggest college football contests, the Goodyear Blimp has signaled the magnitude of games and served as inspiration for fans and athletes alike. In…
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