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Monday, 05 June 2023 08:15

US Marshals Seek Alleged Akron Child Rapist

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US Marshals are looking tips to help them find 38 year old John White, who they're seeking for the alleged rape of two 12 year old girls.. They say John White fled his apartment in Akron, after a 16 year old minor was recovered there. White is described as a…
Monday, 05 June 2023 06:56

Gas Prices Drop In Akron

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      Gas prices dropped again in Akron last week, to an average of $3.36 per gallon. The national average also dropped, and is now $3.51 per gallon. But, that downward trend might not last, according to GasBuddy.com, which reports we could see some gasoline price increases now that the OPEC+ oil…
The suspect wanted in connection with the May 17th road rage killing of 40 year old Akron resident, George Jenson, who died after getting shot while driving on I-76 in Norton, was arrested today in Columbus. Southern Ohio US Marshals and Columbus police took Dacarrei Tovon Kinard into custody without…
The long arm of the law reached out this morning, and nabbed Jason Lyle Conrad, the Summit County Jail inmate who escaped Sheriff's Deputies when they took him to a doctor's appointment Tuesday, at Summa, White Pond Health Center. US Marshals and their Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force, including…
A Hudson man will pay roughly $2.4 million in penalties and restitution after defrauding customers who hired him for contracting services.  According to 3 News, Neil Wolfe was sentenced for breaking consumer protection laws at least 71 times through his now defunct company Neil Construction. Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost…
Akron police say they encountered a large, hostile, crowd when they responded to a "shots fired" call near the corner of Orrin Street and South Hawkins Avenue, just South of Copley Road in West Akron, on Sunday night at around 9:00.Around the same time; an 18 year old man showed up…
UPDATE: 5-31-23 The long arm of the law reached out this morning, and nabbed Jason Lyle Conrad, the Summit County Jail inmate who escaped Sheriff's Deputies when they took him to a doctor's appointment Tuesday, May 30, at Summa, White Pond Health Center. US Marshals and their Northern Ohio Violent…
Despite multiple starts and stops since its announcement in 2015, the $600 million dollar Hall of Fame Village project in Canton continues to move forward.  This weekend another piece was added as the Brew Kettle restaurant opened its doors to the public on Saturday. The restaurant features a patio with…
The Humane Society in Mansfield is now caring for an additional 80 dogs that were rescued from a home in Richland County over the weekend. As News3 reports the dogs were discovered after a sheriff heard an unusual amount of barking coming from a residence. The officer found the dogs…
Ohio teens might need to grab a bottle of self-tanner as lawmakers introduce a bill that will prohibit children and teens from using tanning beds.  As News5 reports, current law allows kids and teens access to tanning beds with parental permission but House Bill 169 would prohibit anyone under the…
Pokemon! You gotta catch 'em all, right? Well, turns out that the pursuit of those elusive creatures has gotten one Sandusky firefighter in big trouble. 19 News reports that 27-year-old Chase Green was arrested Friday night after allegedly trying to steal several boxes of Pokemon collector cards from Walmart.  Police…
A 27 year old woman is behind bars in Akron on charges of murder and felonious assault, for allegedly shooting 27 year old Brandon Colter, of Akron, near the intersection of 27th Street SW, and Carey Avenue at around 6:30 last evening (Wednesday, May 24).  Police say the suspect, Kaelyn Smith,…
They called it "Operation We Will Find You", and between March 1st and May 15; that's exactly what they did. US Marshals announced they found and returned 35 endangered children missing from Akron, Canton, Cleveland, Toledo, Youngstown and surrounding counties, as part of a national missing child operation conducted with other federal, state and…
Wednesday, 24 May 2023 10:41

Akron Chess Team Wins at Championship

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Congratulations are in order for the Jennings Community Learning Center’s chess team who emerged victorious as the Reserve Division Champions in the Ohio Middle School and High School Chess Championship.  The competition took place earlier this month at the I-X Center in Cleveland, where more than 250 students from across…
They caught the burglar, but the murderer is still on the run. That's the word from US Marshals who have been hunting for two inmates who escaped from prison earlier this week in Lima, Ohio. The Marshals, along with the Ohio State Highway Patrol, are offering a reward of up…
  Former Akron Mayor and Democratic US Congressman, Tom Sawyer has died after a long illness, at the age of 77. State and local political leaders are offering condolences and respect for the man described by Ohio Governor Mike DeWine as "one of the nicest people I have ever worked…
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