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      Akron police have arrested a 24 year old suspect they are describing as a serial rapist, and they are asking anyone else who may have been assaulted by him, to contact them now.   Police allege that Reeda looked for women who were walking alone, or with…
Monday, 03 April 2023 09:45

Toys for Tots Donates to East Palestine

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As the cleanup from February’s toxic train derailment in East Palestine continues, the Marine’s Toys for Tots Foundation is looking out for the town's kids. News 5 reports that around $40,000 in toys were donated to East Palestine kids and distributed on Saturday. This after parents raised concerns about the potential…
Akron Community leaders and representatives from the Akron police department will gather at New Hope Baptist Church tonight for a community conversation. This as the city prepares for a grand jury to begin its review of evidence in the police shooting death of Jayland Walker. Topics of discussions tonight will…
Cleveland’s University Hospitals wants to learn more about long COVID and is looking for participants to help.  Long COVID can last for months after an initial COVID infection causing sufferers to experience a myriad of issues including breathing problems, brain fog, and fatigue, among others. News 5 reports that the study…
Monday, 27 March 2023 09:38

Fatal House Fire in Jackson Township

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A fatal house fire in Jackson Township, near Canton, early Sunday Morning. Fire crews arrived at the home just off Everhard Road NW a little after midnight, after receiving a call that the whole home was fully engulfed in flames. Crews initially attempted to quell the fire but quickly transitioned…
  Thousands of people in our area are still without power as a result of Saturday's wind storm, which knocked out electricity for more than 200 thousand customers in First Energy's Ohio service area alone. Our morning show host, Ray Horner, talked to First Energy Senior Communications Representative, Lauren Siburkis about…
Akron Police say they have arrested three juvenile male suspects; two 17 year olds, and one 15-year old, on charges related to carjacking two men in the parking lot of the Lucky Corner Bar on West Waterloo Road on Tuesday, March 21st, and taking off in their Mercedes Benz.Police say…
In preparation for the selection of a grand jury in the Jayland Walker case, the Akron Police Department is joining with other organizations to host a Community Conversation Series. The question and answer session will cover three topics: grand juries and how they work, Akron Police use of force investigations,…
Thursday, 23 March 2023 10:03

Summit Metro Parks Hosts Maple Mania

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Grab a stack of pancakes and head to the Summit Metro Parks, cause it’s time to celebrate Maple Mania.  This weekend Summit Metro Parks will be hosting their Maple Mania Open House at the Liberty Park Nature Center. The park says they’ve collected over 1,000 gallons of sap over the…
A US Senate Committee heard from a wide variety of officials including the head of the National Transportation Safety Board, Ohio Governor, Mike DeWine, and US Senator, Sherrod Brown yesterday, in response to the recent train derailment and toxic chemical spill in East Palestine. NTSB Chair, Jennifer Hamendy, said "The bottom…
Thursday, 23 March 2023 06:09

Akron Police Seek Carjackers

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Akron police are looking for three men wearing masks who held up two people at gunpoint and stole their Mercedes Benz in the parking lot of the Lucky Corner bar in the 13 hundred block of West Waterloo Road Tuesday afternoon at about 4:30. No one was hurt, but the…
  Akron Mayor Dan Horrigan gave his final "State of The City" address today at the John S. Knight Center, in downtown Akron. During his speech, the Mayor did not shy away from controversial topics, such as violence in the schools, and last summer's police shooting of Jayland Walker, the…
Wednesday, 22 March 2023 10:06

Cleveland Guardians Launch Monthly Ballpark Pass

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The Cleveland Guardians announced yesterday that their April 7th home opener is sold out, however if you purchase the newly announced Ballpark Pass you can still attend with a standing-room-only ticket. The just launched monthly Ballpark Pass costs $49 a month and will allow fans to attend any home game…
Tuesday, 21 March 2023 09:58

Teen Flees State Troopers in Canton

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A 17-year-old was arrested in Canton Monday afternoon after fleeing from an Ohio State Highway Patrol trooper and crashing his car into a utility pole. The Canton Repository reports that the teen was clocked going 72 miles-per-hour in a 35 mile-per-hour zone. A trooper pursued the boy's car as he fled…
Monday, 20 March 2023 11:04

Debates Scheduled for Akron Mayoral Candidates

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Have a question for Akron’s Mayoral candidates? Now’s your chance to ask them. A public debate on April 12th will feature questions from local residents. The debate will take place at 7pm at the Akron-Summit County Public Library on High Street.  You can submit your questions for candidates in advance…
They were both young women in the prime of their lives; one just 18, the other, 20, when they were last seen alive in Tallmadge, Ohio back in the 1970's. But since then, 18-year-old Karen Bentz of Akron, and 20-year-old Loretta Jean Davis of Brimfield have been the long gone,…
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