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The Ohio Supreme Court has upheld the convictions and death sentences for Richard Beasley, the Akron man who posted fake employment ads to Craigslist, luring four men to a rural property in southeastern Ohio, killing three and attempting to kill the fourth. Scott Davis managed to escape Beasley after being…
Wednesday, 07 February 2018 12:35

Charges Dropped Against Twinsburg Husband

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A Summit County Grand Jury has decided against charges for 69-year-old Anthony Demchak of Twinsburg in the death of his wife, Marilyn.  Back on October 25th, 2017, Anthony Demchak called 911 to report his wife unresponsive on the floor of their bedroom. He told emergency dispatch that he thought she'd…
Wednesday, 07 February 2018 12:00

Briggs Elected Summit DD President Again

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From the Office of Akron Mayor Dan Horrigan: Members of Mayor Dan Horrigan’s cabinet have a demonstrated commitment to giving back to the greater Akron community by volunteering their time and talent to diverse non-profit organizations. As just one example of this commitment, Randy Briggs, Deputy Mayor for Labor Relations…
Tuesday, 06 February 2018 12:33

Summit Seeking Public Input on Hazard Prevention

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Summit County Executive Ilene Shapiro's office is circulating a survey to local residents and businesses, asking them for input to update the county's Hazard Prevention Plan.  The 26-question Community Hazard Survey asks things like whether or not residents know if their home or office is vulnerable to floods, tornadoes, other…
Tuesday, 06 February 2018 11:51

Akron Art Library Coming Soon

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Soon, you will be able to check out a piece of local art like you can any library book, movie, or piece of music today.  Through a partnership between the Akron-Summit County Public Library and the Akron Art Museum, beginning later this month, anyone with a library card will be…
Monday, 05 February 2018 12:31

Missing Adult Alert for Summit County Resident

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UPDATE: This alert has been cancelled. Mr. Herndon returned home on his own last night. _______________________________________ A Missing Adult Alert has been issued for 87-year-old Arpad Herdon of New Franklin out of Summit County. Mr. Herdon is described as a white male, 5 foot-9, about 200 pounds, with grey hair…
Monday, 05 February 2018 11:40

Akron Toddler who Died Out in Cold Identified

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An Akron toddler who managed to get outside of the apartment she lived in at Willow Run Apartments on Doty Drive in Ellet Friday afternoon, and was later found by her mother, died at the hospital.  Officials identified the young girl as 2-year-old Wynter Parker. Her mother, who found her…
Thursday, 01 February 2018 11:17

UA Looking to Recruit More In-State Athletes

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Facing a nearly $29 Million budget shortfall, the University of Akron is looking for more innovative ways to bring in more revenue.  With that in mind, UA President Matthew Wilson is looking to the sports side of the school, and says that with in-state recruitment of athletes lies more fiscal…
Wednesday, 31 January 2018 11:42

Lockdown after Threat Scrawled on Wooster HS Wall

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Wooster School District officials, along with Wooster Police, are investigating after a threat was written on a bathroom wall of the High School Tuesday. It was discovered by the janitorial staff after school hours, and the school, along with the rest of the district, has since been operating under a…
Wednesday, 31 January 2018 09:47

APD Looking for Daughter who Broke Mom's Arm

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Akron Police looking for Courtney Marie Magrell, 21, of East North Street for allegedly beating up her mother, and breaking her arm. Police were called to the home on Kingsley Avenue about 4 p.m. Tuesday, where the victim says she was dragged out of a UHaul truck by her daughter,…
Tuesday, 30 January 2018 12:44

Former AFD Union Treasurer Charged

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Former Akron Fire Department Union Treasurer Joseph Ruhlin, 41, has pled guilty to embezzling nearly half-a-million dollars from the Union while he was in charge of the funds, according to a release from Summit County Prosecutor Sherri Bevan Walsh's office.  Ruhlin, who was treasurer of the department's Union Local 330…
Tuesday, 30 January 2018 12:10

Copley Officer Involved in Accident with Semi

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A Copley Police Officer was involved in an accident Tuesday morning.  According to multiple reports, a woman's vehicle was alongside 77 North at 21 North and was hit by a passing semi truck. That woman's car was then propeled into the police cruiser. Neither the other driver nor the Police…
Tuesday, 30 January 2018 11:35

Bank Robbery Suspect Turns Himself In

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It wasn't long after Akron Police circulated his photo that Deandre L. Garrett, 26, turned himself in, they say.  According to a police report, Garrett is alleged to have walked into the PNC Bank at 889 West Market Street last Friday just before 3 p.m., handed the teller a note…
Monday, 29 January 2018 12:55

Indians to Remove Chief Wahoo after 2018 Season

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The Cleveland Indians have announced that after the 2018 season, they will abandon Chief Wahoo, removing the controversial logo from caps and sleeves.  Chief Wahoo has been the polarizing centerpiece of a long-running debate on whether or not the logo is racist. At the start of every Major League Baseball…
Monday, 29 January 2018 12:32

Akron School Board Taking Applications for Vacancy

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The Akron School Board held a special meeting Saturday to decide how to proceed with the open seat that was vacated by John Otterman, who resigned last week after a suspected opioid overdose in his car along East Cuyahoga Falls Avenue in Akron two weeks ago. School Board President Patrick…
Friday, 26 January 2018 11:58

Arrest Made in Cornus Hill Mansion Arson

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Fairlawn Police have made an arrest in connection to the arson fire at the Cornus Hill Mansion back on January 13th.  Sgt. Mark Schlegel with Fairlawn PD tells the 1590 WAKR Newsroom that 18-year-old Donavin Gowin of Barberton is under arrest and charged with Arson. He says that Gowin turned…
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