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Friday, 02 November 2018 11:51

Wadworth Teen Guilty in Elderly Neighbor's Murder

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The 17 year old Wadsworth boy was charged with stranging his 98 year old neighbor, Margaret Douglas, has been found guilty of multiple felony charges, including aggravated murder, in connection with her death. Gavon Ramsay changed his not guilty plea to "no contest". He was suupposed to go on trial, Monday,…
Friday, 02 November 2018 11:34

Richland County Boy Scout Official Arrested

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Thomas Close of Richland County has been arrested on production of child pornography charges after he secretly recorded young boys changing in and out of their swimming trunks. The press release from the U.S. Attorney's Office out of Cleveland claims Close, who is affiliated with the Boy Scouts of America,…
Thursday, 01 November 2018 09:04

Babysitter Arrested, Charged with Rape

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The Summit County Sheriff's Office says they've charged Sage Smerk, 18, with rape, after he admitted to sexually assaulting a 5-year-old girl he was babysitting. The mother of the victim came home October 28th to find her daughter and 2-year-old son alone in the house, where Smerk was supposed to…
Thursday, 01 November 2018 08:27

Children's Considine Steps Down, Wakulchik Steps In

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A major announcement from Akron Children's Hospital Wednesday, as Bill Considine, long-time CEO says he is stepping down, effective Thursday, and that hospital president Grace Wakulchick is taking over. Considine, who's been at the helm for nearly 40 years, named CEO at the age of 32, will now move into the…
Tuesday, 30 October 2018 12:20

Akron Jewish Community Hosting Vigil

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The Akron Jewish community mourns the loss of many innocent people and those who were severely wounded at Saturday’s shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh. Our thoughts and prayers are with our brothers, sisters, first responders and community members who were impacted by this horrific crime of…
Tuesday, 30 October 2018 11:12

Man Assaults Roommate Over TV Volume

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Akron Police were called to a home in the 500 block of East South Street, Monday night around 11:30, on a report of a man who was assaulted by his roommate.  When officers arrived, they found the 59-year-old victim who had been hit in the head with a wrench, allegedly…
Monday, 29 October 2018 12:15

Summa Names Dr. Cliff Deveny President, CEO

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(Summe Health) – The Summa Health Board of Directors today announced that Cliff Deveny, MD, has been named president and CEO. Dr. Deveny rejoined Summa in March of 2017 as interim president and CEO. Since returning to Summa, Dr. Deveny has been instrumental in guiding the turnaround of the health…
Friday, 26 October 2018 08:46

City of Akron Delays Leaf Pick Up Schedule

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The City of Akron has delayed the 2018 leaf pick up schedule by one week as a result of the extended warm weather and leaves falling later this year. The printed leaf removal schedule that was included in October’s water bill shows the original dates and will now be delayed…
Thursday, 25 October 2018 12:19

APS, Bridgestone Americas Partnering for Pathways

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Akron Public Schools and Bridgestone Americas are teaming up to further advance the district's College and Career Academies program.  On October 30th, about 100 students at East Community Learning Center will be part of a new, hands-on experience working with top-of-the-line automotive technology at the new Automotive Training Center, thanks…
Tuesday, 23 October 2018 12:22

Stark Sheriff: Warrants Executed for Stolen Radio IDs

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The Stark County Sheriff's Office and Canton Police are looking into Radio IDs that were stolen. The IDs, according to the press release (below), are subscribed to the Multi-Agency Radio Communication System, or MARCS statewide emergency public radio system used by several agencies in Ohio. Stark County Sheriff's Office Public…
Monday, 22 October 2018 12:02

APD Investigating Two Weekend Homicides

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Another violent weekend in Akron, this time ending with two homicides.  First, Friday night around 8:15, Akron Police were called to the scene of a car that had crashed into a building at the intersection of Osage Alley and Park Street. Upon arrival, officers noticed several citizens surrounding the vehicle,…
Monday, 22 October 2018 11:34

FOW: Akron Man Sought in July Murder

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The Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force is offering a reward for information which would lead to the capture of fugitive Bryan Esters. Esters is wanted by the United States Marshals Service and the City of Akron Police for Murder and Felonious Assault. Esters is believed to have committed the…
Monday, 22 October 2018 07:05

VIDEO: APD Arrest Goes Viral

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Akron Police have reportedly launched an internal investigation into an incident involving several APD officers who were involved in an arrest  WKYC.com is reporting that officers were seen tasing the suspect, and as seen in the video below, at least one officer punched the suspect several times while he was…
Friday, 19 October 2018 11:54

APS Kenmore-Garfield Partners with Stark State

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(Akron Public Schools) Today Akron Public Schools (APS) formally welcomed Stark State College (Stark State) as a sister college to Kenmore-Garfield High School. The partnership is part of the growing community of businesses and organizations engaging in the new College & Career Academies for APS high schools. More than 100…
Friday, 19 October 2018 05:47

Drinking Water in Windham OK, Advisory Lifted

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(Portage County Health District) The Village of Windham Water Department in coordination with Portage County Health District and Ohio EPA today canceled the 'Do Not Drink Advisory' for infants under 1-year-old and nursing or pregnant women.    Following repairs and treatment adjustments at the water plant, sampling throughout the system has shown levels…
Friday, 19 October 2018 05:11

FBI Conducting Multi-State Search for Wisconsin Girl

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(Cleveland Office of the FBI) On Monday, October 15, 2018, at 12:53 AM, a 911 call was received from Barron, Wisconsin. Upon arrival, law enforcement officials found two adults deceased, and their 13-year-old daughter, Jayme Closs, missing. Closs is now considered endangered. If you have any information regarding the whereabouts…
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