Stow Police say a man walked into the Fifth Third Bank at 911 Graham Road around 12:30 on the afternoon of Saturday, July 8th. He was wearing a mask over his face and jumped the counter, demanding money from the bank tellers, or he'd shoot them. 

While police say the suspect never showed a weapon and no one was injured, the man did get away with some cash. Before leaving the bank, the man forced employees into an office and then again threatened to shoot anyone who tried to stop him from getting away. 

Anyone with information is asked to call Stow Police at 330-689-5700. 

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Just before 7 p.m. Sunday, Stow Police were called about the robbery of a pizza driver. 

According to the report, the driver arrived at a home on Hibbard Drive and said a man came at him with a large kitchen knife, demanding all his money. After he took the money, the suspect hopped in the driver's Hyundai Sonata and took off. 

The suspect was later identified as 45-year-old Matthew Robert Guzik (pictured) of Stow. Police caught up with him the next day, Monday, in Sagamore Hills.

The report indicates that Guzik used a fake name when placing the pizza order, but had the food delivered to his home. The driver told police that Guzik said he was robbing him because of marital problems and that he was "feeling very angry."

Guzik was being held in Summit County Jail and due for arraignment Monday. 

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Friday, 24 March 2017 06:42

Army Humvee Stolen From Stow Armory

The Ohio State Highway Patrol is looking for a missing Army National Guard Humvee that was stolen from the Stow armory Wednesday morning. 

On Wednesday afternoon, around 3:30, State Troopers noticed the chain link fence around the facility near where the vehicle was stored was cut. Then they realized the Hummer was missing. OSHP says the thief or thieves disabled the lock on the vehicle. 

The Humvee is marked with the numbers 174 and 1-145 on the bumper near the left tail light and HQ-51 near the right tail light. 

The Highway Patrol has not released any suspect information and they're asking anyone who may have any information to call their office at 216-265-1677. 

 

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Wednesday, 25 January 2017 12:14

Stow Suspect Arrested In OD Deaths

Vernell Lavon Curry, 28, of Stow, has been arrested after nearly seven months on the run. 

U.S. Marshalls and the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force took Curry in Tuesday, January 24, in connection to the overdose deaths of two women in his apartment back in June. He's being held in Summit County Jail on charges of Involuntary Manslaughter and Drug Trafficking. 

In June, 2016, Abigail Hackett, 22, and Sarah White, 25, both of Stow, were found dead inside Curry's Stow apartment. An autopsy showed the two women died within minutes of one another of acute fentanyl toxicity. Curry wasn't connected to the case until October when the autopsy results came back on the two women. 

 

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Wednesday, 21 December 2016 08:14

AUDIO: Wrapping Up 2016 With Local Mayors

As the year winds down, Ray Horner catches up with the mayors across the region and how their cities and townships fared.

Ray caught up with the mayors of Stow, Tallmadge, Wadsworth, and Barberton, and later on Cuyahoga Falls and Akron, on how 2016 was and what is to come in 2017.

Sara Kline - Stow

David Kline - Tallmadge

Robin Laubaugh - Wadsworth

Bill Judge - Barberton

Don Walters - Cuyahoga Falls

Dan Horrigan - Akron

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Friday, 14 October 2016 17:31

AUDIO Stow Set For Falls In Rivalry Game

Mark Nori, head coach of the Stow Bulldogs joined Sam Bourquin and Brad Russell live from Dontino's on E. Cuyahoga Falls Avenue to discuss his team's battle with Cuyahoga Falls this evening.

 Stow is looking to bounce back after a week 7 loss to the Hudson Explorers.

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Wednesday, 14 September 2016 19:14

AUDIO Stow Set For Grizzlies Friday

Undefeated Stow will begin Suburban League play Friday against the Wadsworth Grizzlies led by Justin Todd.

Head coach Mark Nori spoke about the Bulldogs with our own Brad Russell on 1590 WAKR.

 

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You'll have to reschedule plans if you were planning on going to the Bow Wow Dog Beach in Stow.

The park's website says it's closed through Thursday, Sept. 8 due to water quality issues.

Recent monitoring reportedly showed "bacterial levels trending upward." The beach is closed so crews can treat the water.

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(City of Stow) We routinely conduct monitoring of the lake water at Bow Wow Beach. The monitoring is to check up on water quality and to let us know whenever bacteria or algal toxin levels present a potential health risk to those using the facility.

Recent monitoring showed bacterial levels trending upward. As a precautionary measure, we have closed the beach and will continue to treat the water.

We will continue to monitor the lake water on a regular basis, and any time results show that bacteria and/or algal toxins are trending upward, the park will be closed as a precautionary measure.

Recent Improvements
Significant improvements to the park were made that will help the park endure the high attendance that is experienced on a daily basis; the erosion control project at the east bank of the lake helps to stabilize that area, and the addition of 500 tons of brand new, clean sand is not only aesthetically pleasing, but also contributes to restoration of the beach. Let's keep it clean!

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Saturday, 20 February 2016 09:10

Stow BMV Reopens After Abrupt Closing

The Bureau of Motor Vehicles in Stow reopened Friday after abruptly closing last month.

The Akron Beacon Journal reports the location at Fishcreek and Graham roads closed without notice on January 4th.  

It was announced later that month that Alfred Mason Jr., the BMV's acting Deputy Registrar since 2007, had been indicted for possible misconduct by the Summit County prosecutor's office.

The office was closed until the state could find someone to fill the position.

A grand opening of the Stow BMV will be held Monday with renovations completed by new Deputy Registrar, Cynthia Rhodes.

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On The Web: ohio.com

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Saturday, 13 February 2016 09:21

Stow Police Issue Missing Adult Alert

UPDATE This Missing Adult Alert has been cancelled. Mr. Strauss was located safely by Law Enforcement.

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Stow police have issued a missing adult alert for a 84-year-old man who was last seen in Tallmadge early Saturday morning.

Police say Thomas Strauss left his house on Crossing Circle around 5 a.m. He suffers from Dementia and may become disoriented.

He was last seen wearing glasses and a dark blue jacket. He could be in a silver 2006 Cadillac DTS with OH plate number GOW3474.

Anyone with information is asked to call 1-866-693-9171 or 911 to be transferred directly to the investigating law enforcement agency or to hear the alert information.

To view photographs, visit the Endangered Missing Adult Alert website at: http://www.ohioattorneygeneral.gov/Law-Enforcement/Local-Law-Enforcement/Missing-Adult-Alert

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A Stow couple has waited 31 years for this day.

"It's like I won the lottery," said 66-year-old John Marshall.

Marshall couldn't hold back the tears while explaining the meaning behind getting a marriage license to legally tie the knot with his partner, 65-year-old James Neilsen.

"It's just like all of your life you've been denied something that you know in you heart is right," said Marshall. "And finally the door swings open."

According to the Summit County Probate Court, Marshall and Neilsen were the first male couple to recieve their marriage license in Summit County.

Marshall called it a historic day -- breaking down barriers and giving same-sex couples equal rights.

Within a two hour period, four couples applied for a marriage license Friday afternoon.

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