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ODOT has announced plans to invest a record 2.5 billion dollars in over 1,000 projects during the 2023 construction season. Much of the funds supporting these projects comes from money allocated to Ohio as a part of the federal Infrastructure and Jobs Act. News 5 reports that this year’s construction will…
Wednesday, 15 March 2023 09:47

Bally Sports Parent Company Files for Bankruptcy

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Diamond Sports Groups, the parent company of Bally Sports, and the largest owner of regional sports networks is filing for bankruptcy.  Bally Sports owns the broadcast rights to 42 professional sports teams, including the Cleveland Guardians. Fox 8 News reports that as a part of its bankruptcy proceedings Bally Sports is…
Drooling. Lethargy. Upper respiratory issues. Anorexia. Those are some of the symptoms suffered by a dog, and some stray cats that died near the toxic train derailment site recently in East Palestine. But, was it because of the chemicals? That's what investigators from the Ohio Department of Agriculture are trying…
The State of Ohio is suing Norfolk Southern Railway in federal court, alleging the company was negligent, and that it broke both state and federal environmental laws when its train derailed and spilled toxic chemicals into the air and water last month in East Palestine. The 58-count civil lawsuit cites…
They're talking chickens in Cuyahoga Falls, specifically; whether or not people who live in single-family residential districts ought to be allowed to have them. Next, the City's Planning Commission will discuss whether or not their General Development Code should be ammended to allow  chickens, which are now only permitted in National Park…
New details are emerging this morning about Friday's grisly and mysterious triple murder in Summit County. The suspect, 58-year-old Elias Gudino of Copley was arrested last week in connection with the murders of two men in Akron, and one man in Copley. One of the charges brought against him was…
Two people arrested in Wadsworth Saturday, as a drag queen storytelling event brought out protestors, supporters, and armed white supremacists.  Hundreds of people filled Wadsworth Memorial Park, as a humanist group put on their “Rock-n-Roll Humanist Drag Queen Story Hour.” The event aimed at children and parents had drawn plenty…
Gas prices fell a little over 12 cents in Akron last week, now averaging $3.24 per gallon. Nationwide, gas prices rose 8 cents, to an average of $3.44 per gallon. GasBuddy.com reports oil prices were lower on weaker outlooks for economic growth, but continued refinery maintenance and the higher cost of…
Ohio Governor Mike DeWine says delays in removing contaminated soil from the East Palestine train deralment site are "outrageous", and that he wants to see NorfolkSouthern Railways and the US EPA immediately identify and authorize more hazardous waste disposal sites. While there is a pile of approximately 24, 400 tons of excavated…
Sunday, 12 March 2023 14:30

Triple Murder Suspect Arrested In Copley

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A 58 year old Copley man has been charged with one count of Aggravated Murder, and one count of Attempted Aggravated murder in connection with the deaths of three men; two found Friday morning in Akron, and the other found shortly thereafter in Copley. Copley and Akron Police are working…
Friday, 10 March 2023 12:23

Three Bodies, Two Cities, One Mystery

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Update: 3:15PM Akron Police say a passerby found the dead bodies of two men who were bound and gagged, on the side of the road on Cordova Avenue at 8:35 this morning. A little later on, they were notified that the body of another man was found on Wright Road…
A special event for local readers and writers as the Akron-Summit County Library hosts the inaugural Akron Book Fest this Saturday. The event will feature book giveaways and over 50 writers from the local community will be signing, selling, and discussing their work. The day will include several roundtable discussions…
Looking to help your community? The American Red Cross of Northern Ohio is in need of volunteers and will be hosting an informational meeting on positions this Friday. Ask questions and hear from Red Cross volunteers and staff about the volunteer experience. The volunteer roles most needed in Northern Ohio…
Updated: 9:21 AM Akron City Council named eight members to their new Citizens Police Oversight Board, but they still have one open seat they're hoping to fill with a black man between the ages of 18 and 35, which is the demographic that would have been covered had they agreed…
Wednesday, 08 March 2023 10:46

Akron Libraries to Host Weddings this April

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Are you a book fan that’s ready to get married? The city of Akron is here to help! The Akron Municipal Court announced Tuesday that they are teaming up with the Akron-Summit County Library to perform weddings this April that will take place at several library branches throughout the area.…
There are lots of new developments related to last month's Norfolk-Southern Railway train derailment in East Palestine to report today, as well as other Norfolk-Southern related news that shines a light on what may have been going on inside that company in the months before the crash.  Here are some…
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