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The eight officers involved in the fatal shooting of Jayland Walker last June will not face criminal charges. That was the decision made by the special grand jury, which returned a no-bill decision yesterday in the Summit County Common Pleas Court, meaning the jurors found that the actions taken by…
The Akron School Board is in search of a new member. Following the resignation of board member N.J. Akbar, who resigned to take a new position, the board is looking to fill Akbar’s vacant seat quickly and asking anyone who is interested to apply by noon on Wednesday, April 19th.…
FirstEnergy Corp. and the Cleveland Browns have announced that they have reached an amicable decision to end their stadium naming rights agreement, but they did not release any further details on the terms and conditions of their agreement. In a release, FirstEnergy Interim President and CEO, John Somerhalter said "Together…
In anticipation of potentially disruptive demonstrations that could arise from a decision on whether or not there should be criminal charges filed against Akron police in connection with last year's shooting of Jayland Walker; the City of Akron is suspending public access to City’s Municipal Building (166 S. High St.)…
Thursday, 13 April 2023 09:57

Akron Police Seek Multiple Shooters In Murder

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  Based on finding more than two dozen shells at the scene; Akron police say there may have been more than one shooter involved in the murder of 24 year old Tyson Arnold of Akron, whose body was found in a canal behind an apartment complex Wednesday, April 12, in the 700…
You’re invited! Congresswoman Emila Sykes is celebrating the grand opening of her District Office with an open house. Constituents are invited to stop by, meet the team, and celebrate the community.  Sykes, who was sworn into Congress in January,  is the U.S. House representative for District 13, which includes the…
Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens is open for the season and looking for volunteers. Today they’ll be hosting their Mingle, Learn, Join event where you can meet representatives from Stan Hywet’s volunteer groups and learn about the estate's volunteer opportunities that include tour services, horticulture, education, and more. Today’s event…
A new poll released by the Akron Urban League shows that people who attended their April 7 Mayoral forum, think the top qualities the city's new Mayor should have are transparency and honesty. In addition, they ranked the top issues facing the Mayor in this order: 1. Police Accountability and…
Wednesday, 12 April 2023 09:52

Stephanie York Takes The Helm At Shaw JCC

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Well-known Akron Attorney, and former City of Akron Communications Director, Stephanie York, is starting a new job soon as the Executive Director of the Shaw JCC. According to a release on the Jewish Community Board of Akron website, York will succeed John Keverkamp, and interim Executive Director, Judi Shapiro, and…
Wednesday, 12 April 2023 09:20

Senior Citizens Targeted in Cryptocurrency Scams

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Older Ohioans are being targeted by scammers asking for payments in cryptocurrency. That's the word from the Ohio Narcotics Intelligence Center, and the Ohio Department of Aging, which are putting out a warning about swindles including "Romance scams", where the target gets drawn in by a fake lover online, who…
Are you ready for some football on the high seas? The Cleveland Browns have announced that they will be launching a Browns Fan Cruise next spring. Cleveland 19 reports that the first cruise launches in March and will travel the Caribbean. The Brown’s Fan Cruise is a partnership between the…
State and local officials were in East Liverpool yesterday at the ribbon cutting of a new permanent health clinic for those impacted by the toxic train derailment in East Palestine. News 5 reports that the new clinic will be operated by East Liverpool City Hospital with the help of the Ohio…
Tuesday, 11 April 2023 08:52

Ohio Liquor's 2023 Spring Bottle Lottery Underway

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Have a bourbon lover in your life? Ohio Liquor’s 2023 Spring Bottle Lottery is underway and is set to give as many Ohioans as it can a chance to purchase rare, artisan-crafted bourbons, some with a price tag over $1,000. The lottery opened Monday, April 10th at 12:01 am and…
There is a nationwide shortage of home health care workers, at the very same time as the number of elderly people who need them, is increasing. It is due, in part, to the increased need for care brought on by the pandemic, but mostly, according to Abby Morgan, CEO of…
Monday, 10 April 2023 11:32

Metro RTA Board Approves New Reimagined Network

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Changes are coming to Summit County’s Metro RTA, after their Board of Trustees voted unanimously to approve plans for the RTA’s new Reimagined Network. Major changes include expanded weekend service, five new high frequency corridors, and 3 new 30-minute routes. Metro RTA has been working on the Reimagined Network since…
A spcial grand jury that will consider whether or not any criminal charges ought to be filed against Akron police in connection with the shooting of Jayland Walker last summer will begin considering evidence today in Summit County Common Pleas Court. Walker is the black man Akron police say shot…
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