Jeanne Destro

Jeanne Destro

Tuesday, 17 April 2018 10:34

Akron Woman Who Died in Fire Identified

The Akron woman who died as the result of a fire on Crouse Avenue over the weekend, has been identified as 89 year old Gertrude Stoebermann.

But, the Summit County Medical Examiner's office says they are continuing their investigation into the cause and manner of her death.

Tuesday, 17 April 2018 10:31

Akron Tire Rivals Form Joint Venture

Two of Akron's historic tire rivals have joined forces to form a joint distribution venture.
 
Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, and Bridgestone Americas, have struck a deal to form "TireHub LLC", which will be based in Atlanta, and will combine their US wholesale tire distribution networks.
Tuesday, 17 April 2018 10:27

Legal Smoking Age Raised to 21 in Akron

The legal age to buy tobacco products in Akron is now 21.

City Council passed a resolution raising the age limit from 18 to 21 last night. The new law also applies to e-cigarettes, vaping oils, and smoking paraphernalia.

The goal of the new legislation is to discourage teen smoking, and to help reduce the city's high rate of infant mortality.

Monday, 16 April 2018 13:22

Akron Woman Dies in Fire

A woman died as a result of injuries from a housefire this weekend, in Akron's Middlebury neighborhood.
 
It happened in the 600 block of Crouse Street, south of East Exchange. When firefighters got there, they learned a woman was trapped inside. She died later, at the hospital.
 
The cause of that fire is still unknown, and the identity of the woman who died, has not yet been released.
Monday, 16 April 2018 13:17

Storm Damage & Flooding

It's still not certain whether last night's big storm in our area was a tornado. The National Weather Service is reportedly looking into it today.

The storm damaged a couple of businesses on Manchester Road, flipped a car on its roof, and caused power outages.

It also tore hole in the roof of the Amazon fulfillment center in Twinsburg, where two workers were injured as a result.

This week--Mr. Zuckerberg goes to Washington, worries about Cyberwar, a local biotech startup fighting cancer, cool and creative tech at the Akron Summit county Public library, a new high-tech hearing aid, and a totally free virtual reality experience at the Cleveland International Film Festival.

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This week, we'll learn about an innovative Virtual Reality tech startup in Akron, celebrate a cell phone milestone, learn about smartwatch that can diagnose heart problems, get the latest on Facebook privacy issues, find out what NASA is doing to get students ready for jobs of the future, and hear what Amazon is doing to bring more than 1,000 new jobs to Northeast Ohio next year.

 

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Mansfield police asking you to be on the lookout for a 15 year old girl who ran away from home in mid November, and is now suspected to be somewhere in the Akron area.
 
She is Kiahjah (KEE-AH-JAH) “KeeKee” Habeeb-Ullah, and is 5'4, with brown hair, brown eyes, and about 160 pounds.
 
More info below.
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Date: April 3, 2018 No. # 14
Subject: Missing / Runaway Juvenile
As part of our ongoing search, the Mansfield Division of Police is asking for the public’s help to locate Khiajah Habeeb-Ullah. Khiajah ran away from the 1400 block of State Route 39 on 11-17-2017 and has been missing since that time.
 
Detective Rich Miller recently received information that Khiajah may be frequenting homes in the Lovers Lane, Rosemary Square, and Wilbeth Arlington area of Akron.
 
Khiajah is a 15 years old African American female and was last seen wearing her hair parted on the side and combed down to shoulder length. Herclothing description is unknown.
 
Anyone with information concerning the current whereabouts of Khiajah Habeeb Ullahis urged to call the Mansfield Division of Police (419) 522-1234, Det. RichMiller (419) 755-9758, the Akron Police Department (330) 375-2552, or your local law enforcement agency.
 
Khiajah Habeeb–Ullah
AKA: “KeeKee”
DOB: 03/03/2002
5’04” 161 lbs.
Black hair and brown eyes

This week, we’ll take a look at how people all over the country—and right here in Akron— are coming together in shared community spaces to create, tinker, build, and invent.

We’ll also hear about research into a revolutionary material that could allow much of the outer surface of your home to generate power, new technology that can reveal hidden objects, follow up on cybersecurity efforts to safeguard elections, and find out more about how Facebook has been playing fast and loose with your data.

This week I'm talking with tech entrepreneur and author, Andrew Keen, who's been called "The Antichrist of Silicon Valley" for his books that poke holes in tech's shiny facade. I first became acquainted with Keen when I reviewed his book "Digital Vertigo" for USA Today a few years ago.  His new book, "How to Fix the Future", explores how people all over the world are trying to come up with ways we can both survive and thrive in a future where livelihoods are threatened by automation, privacy is a relic of the past, social media has been subverted, and surveillance is omnipresent.

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