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Wednesday, 22 August 2018 11:47

Two Men Rob Akron Man of U-Haul Truck

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Akron Police have little to work with as they're looking for two men who assaulted and robbed an Akron man early Tuesday morning on the southwest side of the city. According to report, just after midnight in the 900 block of West Wilbeth Road, two suspects approached the 36-year-old victim…
Thursday, 09 August 2018 12:08

Akron Mother Wanted in Drive-By Shooting

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A warrant has been issued for 22-year-old Kayla Lenoir of Akron in connection to a Tuesday afternoon driveby shooting along Storer Avenue. Police say Lenoir, who's a mother of three, was inside the car that drove by the victim's house in the 400 block of Storer. The 34-year-old man, who…
Thursday, 09 August 2018 11:51

Accident in Driveway Leaves Child Dead

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The Portage County Sheriff's Office is investigating what appears to be a tragic accident that left a young boy dead outside of his grandparents' home.  According to Sheriff David Doak's office, on August 8th, at about 12:15 p.m., his office received an emergency call to a home on Hopkins Road…
Tuesday, 07 August 2018 12:51

UA Racing Team Competing in Germany

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(University of Akron) Tanya may be small, but she’s mighty. In her sleek Yellowjacket-esque jersey that’s black with yellow trim (which proudly bears the name of her hometown — Akron), she zips around like a small wasp. She’s becoming quite the worldly athlete, having faced opponents in Canada and now…
Tuesday, 07 August 2018 12:01

Stow Co. Fined by OSHA for Employee Hearing Loss

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OHSA has hit a Stow company with a hefty fine after audiograms of employees revealed 12 of them have suffered mild to moderate hearing loss since working there. The Akron Beacon Journal is reporting Polystar Containment, located at 1676 Commerce Drive has been ordered to pay more than $331,000 in…
Monday, 06 August 2018 12:12

UA Power Outage Affects Dorms

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A power outage affecting a portion of the University of Akron campus this morning. According to Christine Boyd with UA, the outage is only affeting three residence halls, and no students are currently living there, as Fall Semester doesn't start for a couple of weeks yet. Boyd says power should…
Friday, 03 August 2018 12:39

Mayor, Board Unveil New Akron-Fulton Airport

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(City of Akron) Today, Mayor Dan Horrigan joined the members of the new Akron Fulton Airport Advisory Board to announce the City of Akron’s recommitment to the future of the airport as an economic development driver for the city and region. The Akron Fulton Airport Advisory Board was formed earlier…
Wednesday, 01 August 2018 11:39

Ohio Educators Looking to Cut Costs for Students

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The ever-increasing cost of paying for college is a burden some students and families are struggling to take on year-in and year-out. Textbooks alone have gone up more than 1,000 percent since 1977. With that in mind, a group of higher education faculty and staff are gathering this week at the University…
Tuesday, 31 July 2018 11:50

Mayor: Voters to Decide on Primary Date

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Akron City Council was one vote shy of passing a measure that would have moved the City's primary election from September to May.  But Akron Mayor Dan Horrigan says the fight isn't over.  Mayor Horrigan's office has been a vocal proponent of moving the Primaries, and for a number of…
Friday, 27 July 2018 12:05

I-77 Ramp Closures Starting Monday

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Some ramps between the Ohio Turnpike and I-77 in Richfield are going to be closing for 90 days starting Monday. The Ohio Turnpike says the 77 Southbound ramp to the Turnpike, the Turnpike to 77 Southbound, 77 Northbound TO the Turnpike, and 77 to State Route 21 will all be…
A Wayne Township woman is in hot water after she thought it would be a good idea to climb to the top of a 285-foot cell tower near Oak Hill and Milltown Road Thursday evening. A driver spotted the woman and called 911 around 6:20. Wayne County Sheriff's deputies responded, along…
Friday, 27 July 2018 11:41

APD Warning of iTunes Email, Phone Scam

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Akron Police are warning area residents of an Apple iTunes scam, where theives are asking for over-the-phone payments for unpaid taxese, hospital bills, bail money for a family member and more. One victim told Akron Detectives that he received an email he thought was from his boss ordering him to…
Thursday, 26 July 2018 06:25

CC Akron General Unveils New ED

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A little more than two-and-a-half years in the making, the brand new Cleveland Akron General Emergency Department was unveiled to local leaders and the media on Wednesday. During the ribbon cutting ceremony, Akron General President Dr. Brian Harte reinforced the hospital system's commitment to the Akron area.    Ribbon cutting…
Wednesday, 25 July 2018 06:16

Akron Zoo: Name that Penguin... and Deer!

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(Akron Zoo) The Akron Zoo has welcomed two babies this summer! A male Humboldt penguin chick hatched on June 1, and a female Siberian musk deer fawn born on June 13.  The two babies currently do not have a name, and we need your help to choose! Pick your favorite…
Tuesday, 24 July 2018 11:33

APS Adds to College, Career Academies

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(Akron Public Schools) Today Akron Public Schools (APS) and Bridgestone Americas, Inc. announced the new Bridgestone Academy of Applied Engineering and Technology, which will bring a Firestone Complete Auto Care (FCAC) center to East Community Learning Center (CLC) in the Fall of the 2018/2019 school year. The center will give…
Tuesday, 24 July 2018 10:34

Green Man Charged with Felony Abuse of a Minor

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The Summit County Sheriff's Office has announced felony charges against 28-year-old Dean Davis of Green who is alleged to have sexually assaulted a 4-year-old boy in the boy's mother's home that was caught on a home surveillance camera. Inspector Bill Holland added in a press release Tuesday that the boy's…
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