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Tuesday, 29 August 2023 13:35

(Tax) Shelter From The Storm

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If you own property in Summit County that  was damaged in last week's storm; you may be eligible to get a reduction in your property taxes.  The Summit County Fiscal office is taking applicatons now through the end of this year, for damage-related property tax reductions. It doesn't apply to…
A Canal Fulton high school student is being charged with inducing panic after allegedly making threats yesterday.  In a media release, Canal Fulton police say they received information from a Northwest High School student about a threat made by another student. Working with school officials, police were able to identify…
Perry High School Sophomore Brody Hicks is turning trash into treasure, after creating a non-profit called Upcycle Cycles that refurbishes old bicycles. Hicks tells News 5 that biking has been a life-long passion for him and that this summer he began refurbishing bikes that were scrapped at the Lake County…
FirstEnergy reports that about 12 thousand of its customers, particularly in the hardest hit areas in eastern Cuyahoga County, western Lake County, central Geauga County and central Portage County, remain without power after Thursday night's storms, including 10 tornadoes that touched down in various parts of our region. In a press…
A 17 year old girl has been charged with felonious assault in connection with a shooting at about 11:00AM Saturday on Cromwell Drive in Akron, that sent three people to the hospital, and one of them—a 19 year old man—is now in criticalbut stable condition. Akron Police allege the girl…
Monday, 28 August 2023 11:22

Pedestrian Struck, Killed, on I-76 In Akron

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A 19 year old Ravenna man who was walking on I-76 early Sunday morning was struck and killed by a driver in the third lane, at about 2:25AM. Police say they don't know why the man was walking on the highway, between East Market Street and Canton Road, and that…
Monday’s Clark County bus crash that killed a young child has raised the debate on whether or not seatbelts should be required in Ohio’s school buses.  News 5 reports that the Ohio PTA is pushing for the addition of seatbelts, saying they’ve been advocating the move for years noting that…
A 16 year old who allegedly threw his gun out of his bedroom window when the cops showed up to arrest him, has been charged with two counts of felonious assault and tampering with evidence, in connection with the shooting on Sunday that seriously injured a 7 year old boy,…
Wednesday, 23 August 2023 09:27

Some Ohio Schools Choosing to Arm Teachers and Staff

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46 school districts in Ohio have opted to arm teachers and staff. This, a year after the number of minimum training hours was lowered from 700 to 24.  As reported by the Beacon Journal, the names of teachers and staff carrying guns is not public record but a list of…
The coronavirus that causes COVID-19 continues to mutate, and while it has caused an uptick in hospitalizations; so far what is circulation now does not appear to be more deadly. That's the word from Summit County Health Commissioner, Donna Skoda, who talked to our morning show host, Ray Horner, this…
With the new school year just getting underway; there have already been a couple of security issues reported in local school districts. In Hudson, a teacher who had been suspended,  was arrested on Thursday , and then again on Friday, last week, after allegedly showing up at the High School.  Akron…
Taking a hike in Cuyahoga Valley National Park? Keep your eyes peeled because you may be sharing the trail with a black bear.  As the Beacon Journal reports, black bear tracks have been spotted near Szalay’s Farm & Market on Riverview Road south of Peninsula and north of Akron. A…
Ohio Department Of Health Director, Dr. Bruce Vanderhoff, today stressed the importance of childhood vaccinations, including the brand new RSV vaccine that will be available soon, during a press conference centered on back to school issues for children and students. He opened his remarks with some good news. While COVID…
Thursday, 17 August 2023 09:13

Legalization of Marijuana will be on the Ohio Ballot

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It’s official. Ohio voters will decide on legalizing recreational marijuana this November. News 5 reports that after initially missing the threshold of valid signatures on their petition, Secretary of State Frank LaRose announced last night that the Coalition to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol had gathered enough signatures to get their…
Thursday, 17 August 2023 09:05

Ravenna Shop Owner Facing Drug Trafficking Charges

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A Ravenna smoke shop owner will be facing criminal charges for allegedly trafficking illegal narcotics. News 5 reports that the Portage County Sheriff’s office executed a search warrant at Puff City Smoke Shop after receiving tips that the store was trafficking narcotics and selling them to minors. During their search…
The City of Akron is putting out a request for proposals from solar energy developers to lease land at the city's Hardy Road Landfill, to construct, own, operate, and maintain a ground mounted Solar Photovoltaic (PV) System and associated equipment necessary for interface with electrical distribution facilities. The landfill, at 1505 Hardy Road,…
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