Ryan Lang

Ryan Lang

After recently announcing that he was diagnosed with colon cancer, Summit County Executive Russ Pry underwent successful surgery to remove a tumor. 

Pry's Chief of Staff announced on Friday that Tuesday's surgery at Cleveland Clinic Akron General went well and Pry is recovering. He added that the cancer had not spread beyond his colon and had not reached an advanced stage. Pry will take the next 6 weeks to recover and is expected to return to work August 1st, when Summit County Council returns from their summer recess. 

Pry, 58, was diagnosed with colon cancer after a routine exam. He is using his diagnosis to stress the importance of continuing routine check-ups and exams. 

Thursday, 16 June 2016 11:28

Akron Woman Shot While Driving

Akron Police are looking for two suspects after they allegedly shot at a woman who was trying to drive around their illegally parked vehicle. 

The incident happen Wednesday evening around 7:30, when police say the 48-year-old victim was driving down Frederick Boulevard.

NewsChannel 5 reports the suspect's vehicle, a red Dodge Charger, was illegally parked in the 1100 block of Frederick. As the victim attempted to circumvent the Charger, police say one or possibly both of the males inside the car fired opened fire. The woman, whose name has not been released, was hit in the left arm while her car was hit with several more bullets. She was transported to Akron General Medical Center where she was treated for non-life threatening injuries. 

Only a vague description of the suspects were released.

On the web: www.newsnet5.com


Thursday, 16 June 2016 10:21

Ohio Prison System Enters New Dairy Deal

It does a body good, despite whether that body is incarcerated or not.

The Columbus Dispatch is reporting that the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction has entered a contract with four Ohio dairy farms, worth $2.6 million, to provide roughly 1.3 million gallons of milk for inmates per year.

Prior to the deal, the Ohio prison system had their own farms that were maintained day-to-day by prisoners, but sold roughly 1,000 cows and closed those farms. The announcement was unexpected as a $9 million plan to improve prison farms was in its final stages. 

A spokesman for the prison system in Ohio says the farms were closed due to security concerns and because the practice of training and preparing inmates for farming jobs is outdated.

Akron Police are asking the public's help in identifying an indecent exposure suspect they say grabbed a woman after exposing himself to her. The incident happened back on June 3rd, at Allyn St. and Exchange St. around 5:45 a.m. The police report contends that the suspect exposed himself to the victim and the grabbed her shoulders as she tried to run away. 

The suspect is described as a black male, between 22 and 29-years-old, between 5'5" and 5'7", and 125 to 140 pounds. The video below was surveillance video from June 7th along E. Exchange St. 

Anyone with information on the suspect is asked to call the Akron Police Department. 


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