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.
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.
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.
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.
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.