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Friday, 01 March 2019 05:08

Temporary Boil Water Advisory for Fairlawn Hts.

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(City of Akron) As a result of work being performed by a contractor of the City of Fairlawn, an Akron water line at the intersection of Waltham and Wyant Roads was inadvertently damaged.  The City of Akron Water Division has issued a precautionary boil water advisory for certain customers located…
Thursday, 28 February 2019 12:37

Galonski Focuses on Human Trafficking

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Today is the 10th annual Human Trafficking Awareness day at the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus. Jeanne Destro talked to State Representative Tavia Galonski of Akron, who is pushing for some new laws to fight the problem.
Thursday, 28 February 2019 12:33

State of the Akron Public Schools

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Akron Public Schools Superintendent David James is delivered his State of the Schools address today, which in part focused on partnerships with the local business community, that will help students find jobs after graduation. They include career training opportunities through Akron Children's Hospital, at North High School, and the operning…
Thursday, 28 February 2019 05:51

Dog at Akron Animal Rescue for Three Years

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Luna was supposed to be euthanized before she was pulled from a Columbus shelter and brought to Akron... That was three years ago!  See her story below: 
Tuesday, 26 February 2019 11:37

Rite Aid Educating APS Students on Rx Drugs

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The opioid epidemic has resulted in virtually countless casualties across the nation, in Ohio, and right here in Akron. One of the unfortunate realities of drug addiction is that it spares no one in its path, claiming victims of all ages, including high school students.  Faced with the staggering statistics,…
Tuesday, 26 February 2019 05:14

County Offering Storm Damage Tax Relief

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If you live in Summit County and suffered damage to your home during the wind storm that blew through Northeast Ohio Sunday and early Monday, the County Fiscal Officer has your back! WKYC's reporting that Fiscal Officer Kristen M. Scalise has announced real estate tax relief is available to property…
Monday, 25 February 2019 09:20

Fugitive of the Week: ARRESTED

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UPDATE: Shortly after the U.S. Marshals released reward information for Tyrell Dumas, he turned himself in to Medina Police.  --  The Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force is asking the public's help finding the Fugitive of the Week, Tyrell Dumas of Medina. Dumas is wanted on a burglary charge out…
Thursday, 21 February 2019 12:24

Woman Overdosed with Baby in the Back Seat

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On Wednesday afternoon, Akron Police Officers responded to a call of a woman overdosing at a gas station on Mogadore Road about noon, according to the report. When they arrived, they found the woman passed out in the front passenger seat of a Buick and an 11 month old baby…
Thursday, 21 February 2019 05:13

HELP Find Geronimo a Furever Home

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Last week there was hope when Geronimo, the pit bull terrier who had been at the Humane Society of Summit County Shelter for more than eleven hundred days, was adopted! Unfortunately, and at no fault of the adopting family, Geronimo's forever home didn't last, and now he's back to the…
Tuesday, 19 February 2019 11:34

METRO RTA Will Train You!

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First time bus rider? Not sure where to start?  Never fear, METRO RTA is here:  See more now at METRORTA.org. 
Friday, 15 February 2019 07:55

Portage Suspect Charged with Attempted Murder

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UPDATE: The Portage County Sheriff's Office says Deputy Michael Bussinger is being treated at the burn unit at an Akron-area hospital, but there was not update on his condition yet this morning. Meanwhile, 45-year-old Jay E. Brannon, the suspect who reportedly had a metal can filled with a flammable liquid that he…
Friday, 15 February 2019 05:59

Trooper, Others Injured in "Move Over" Crash

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An Ohio State Highway Patrol Trooper and two others were injured, and the trooper's cruiser destroyed, when a commercial semi truck slammed into the vehicle that was parked along I-77 in Stark County Thursday. The Patrol posted an update, and photo, to Facebook after the accident, reminding everyone that it…
Thursday, 14 February 2019 05:19

This Valentine's Day, Zippy Finds Love

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Love is in the air for one of our favorite local mascots... Well, TWO of them... 
Wednesday, 13 February 2019 12:26

APD: Suspected Bank Robber Arrested

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Tuesday afternoon a man walked into the PNC Bank at 181 Massillon Road, armed with a knife, demanding money. He jumped the counter and proceeded down the line of tellers, taking money from each of the cash drawers and stuffing it into a backpack he was wearing on his chest. …
Wednesday, 13 February 2019 12:10

Akron Zoo Mourns the Loss of Beloved Otter

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(Akron Zoo) The Akron Zoo is sad to announce the passing of their male river otter, Porthos. Porthos went into cardiac arrest during a routine exam and passed away after CRP efforts were not able to revive him. From the results of the necropsy (an animal autopsy) and related analysis,…
Tuesday, 12 February 2019 05:54

UPDATE: Woman, Abductor Dead in KY

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UPDATE: Multipe reports from news outlets are that both Skylar Williams and her alleged abductor Ty'rell Pounds are dead following a possible shootout with police in, or near Louisville, Kentucky on Tuesday.  A recent Facebook post from Pounds indicates the two were in a relationship and having trouble, including a…
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