This week our 1590 WAKR Female Student Athlete of the Week is Mary Rohrer, a senior softball player from Firestone High School.
Kevin Cook of Akron has been charged with felonious assault after police say he fired several shots at two women outside of the Northside Tavern on North Howard Street Friday night.
According to reports, the altercation started inside of the bar and then spilled out into the parking lot. The two women tell police that Cook would not let them leave and then chased them outside.
One of the victims tells police that as she was trying to drive away, Cook fired several shots, some that hit her car. She then got out of the car and ran away.
Cook was arrested late Sunday night at his Kenmore home, and is currently being held in the Summit County Jail on several charges, including felonious assault.
Akron Police are looking for two, rather brazen theives, who stole an ATM from the lobby of the Courtyard Marriott at 41 Furnace Street downtown Sunday night.
The masked men ordered a hotel employee to lay down on the ground, then rolled the ATM out the front door and into an navy blue older model Jeep.
The employee didn't quite follow the thieves' direction, and immediately called 911. Too late, though, as the robbers had already driven off by the time police arrived.
Anyone with information is asked to call Akron Police or the Summit County Crimestoppers at 330-434-COPS.
A new study on Human Trafficking in Ohio, done recently by the University of Cincinnati, is being used by State officials to better help victims--many of whom, are children.
Sophia Pappadimos, is the Anti Human Trafficking Coordinator for the Ohio Department of Public Safety, Jeanne Destro talked to her today about the report, what it means, and what you can do to help.
This week, it’s all about cars—from students actually building and racing their own Formula cars, to tires for autonomous fleets, and car companies gearing up for a time when more computers than people do the driving.
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Update: Police say that Ellie Ludwig was found safe late Wednesday night along with her bilogical mother Melissa, who does not have custody of the child.
The girl and Melissa Ludwig were in Akron, and located by Akron Police.
No further details have been released.
Barberton Police are asking for help finding missing 3-year-old Ellie Ludwig, who is believed to have been taken by her bilogical mother, 38-year-old Melissa Ludwig. She was last seen in the area of 7th Street North West.
Melissa Ludwig (pictured below), who has a last known address in California, is described as 5-feet-5-inches tall, about 140 pounds, with bleach blonde hair with pink and purple stripes, and brown eyes.
Anyone with information is asked to call Baberton Police.