COVID-19 has had a major and obvious impact on human beings, but now there are some cases of the virus being found in animals, both domesticated pets and wild zoo animals. The virus hit home recently, as a pride of lions at the Akron Zoo contracted it from a staff member, according to Dr. Brittany Rizzo, an associate veterinarian at the facility. Dr. Rizzo says the lions experienced some minor symptoms such as sneezing and a decreased appetite, but they are stable at the moment. Out of an abundance of caution, Akron Zoo staff have increased the PPE when around the susceptible animals. While it is rare for animals to contract COVID-19, it is also not uncommon, according to Dr. Rizzo. She also says there is no known data that animals have transmitted the virus back to humans in zoo settings, so she encourages folks to continue to visit their local zoos.
Akron police are looking for a couple of suspects who got away with an undisclosed amount of cash after holding up a Subway restaurant in the 1000 block of Kenmore Avenue last Thursday, September 23.
No one was hurt during the incident, which happened just before 9:00 PM.
The suspect pictured holding the gun is approxmately 18-23 years old, and the other one, who police say was acting as a lookout; is perhaps 16-20.
Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Akron Police Department Detective Bureau at 330-375-2490 or 330-375-2Tip.
You can also call The Summit County Crimestoppers: 330-434-COPS, or Text TIPSCO with your tips to 274637. Callers can remain anonymous
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