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Monday, 17 July 2023 09:54

Frank LaRose Announces US Senate Bid

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Ohio Republican Secretary of State, Frank LaRose, of Akron, has officially announced he's running for Senate, in hopes of unseating long-time incumbent Democrat, Sherrod Brown, in November, 2024. But first, he'll have to beat other Republicans, which so far include Ohio State Senator Matt Dolan of Cleveland who is a…
It’s not just tuition going up at The University of Akron with the announcement that parking fees for employees and new students are also increasing for the first time in 19 years as the University outsources its parking services.  The Beacon Journal reports the University will be entering into an…
The City of Akron and the Knight Foundation are teaming up to fund further expansion of The Well Community Development Corporation's "Restoring Housing" Program. The City will give them $4 million dollars in federal COVID relief and Block Grant funds, and the Knight Foundation is matching that amount.  In the…
Thursday, 13 July 2023 09:46

Honeybees Return to Canton's McKinley Museum

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The bees are back! A new observational beehive has returned to the McKinley Museum in Canton after their old hive of bees was poisoned.  The Canton Repository reports that last August the Museum’s beehive was taken out by an unknown culprit who poisoned the hive with a chemical pesticide. Canton…
Assault by Pepsi. That's what happened to a clerk at Dollar General, at 588 East Exchange Street Tuesday night, when a man allegedly tried to shoplift a 12 pack of Diet Pepsi. Akron Police say when she followed him; the man allegedly hit her in the face repeatedly with a…
Akron Public Schools new Superintendent, C. Michael Robinson, Jr. took the stage for the first time yesterday in Akron, introducing himself to the public during a press conference hosted by the Akron School Board. Robinson, who will guide the district which has been without a permanent Superintendent since Christine Fowler-Mack…
Wednesday, 12 July 2023 09:48

Suspect in Cleveland Mass Shooting Arrested

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Federal Marshals have arrested a suspect in connection with last weekend's mass shooting in Cleveland that left 9 people wounded. 25 year old Jaylon Jennings was arrested shortly before 4pm yesterday in Lorain and is charged with 9 counts of felonious assault. News 5 reports that at yesterday’s press conference…
Wednesday, 12 July 2023 09:39

Early Voting Begins for August 8th Special Election

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Tuesday was the start of early voting for Ohio’s special election on August 8th. On the ballot is Issue 1, which if passed would raise the threshold for amending the state constitution from a simple majority of 50 percent plus one, to 60%. Early voting is available at the Summit…
The owner of the Barley House in Cleveland is offering a $50,000 dollar reward to anyone with information on the shooting that left 9 people wounded this past weekend.  A gunman opened fire on a crowd on W. 6th Street around 2:30am on Sunday right down the street from multiple…
Summit County Health Commissioner, Donna Skoda, has confirmed that the deadly Fentanyl-Xylazine combo drug known on the street by various names including "Tranq" and "Zombie Drug" has made its way into the Akron area, and that they have seen some people who have been using it. Skoda talked with us…
Monday, 10 July 2023 15:44

9 Wounded in Cleveland Mass Shooting

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9 people were wounded after a mass shooting in Cleveland early Sunday morning. Police say it happened in the city’s historic Warehouse District around 2:30 am when a gunman opened fire on a crowd before fleeing the scene. The Akron Beacon Journal reports that 7 men and 2 women ages…
What started out as a traffic stop for a broken windshield and only one functioning brake light in Ravenna, turned into something much more serious for 52 year old Michael J. Christians, of Ravenna Township. Police say after stopping Christians near the intersection of Main and Grant Streets in Ravenna…
The move to legalize marijuana in Ohio just got one step closer, as a group looking to make adult cannabis use legal says they’ve collected more than enough signatures to put the issue on the November ballot.  Fox 8 News reports that The Coalition to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol has…
Akron Police reported two instances of violence Monday, including the murder of a 34-year-old woman who died of gunshot wounds. Police say the woman was shot to death around 1:30pm in a parking lot in the 2200 block of West Market Street in Akron. Police responded to a call to…
Saturday, 01 July 2023 09:31

Speak Up Akron! Big Changes Ahead On Route 8

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The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) is planning big changes on Route 8 in Akron, near the central interchange where it intersects with I-76 and I-77. They include additional lanes, and overpasses that are designed to reduce congestion, and improve safety. But, they have several designs in mind, and that's…
  The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) wants to know what you think about Ohio's public airports, large and small. Are the facilities well-maintained, are the runways safe, do you worry about security? Those are just a few of the many concerns you may want share now, for the State…
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