Tuesday, 23 April 2019 05:14

Database to Help Searches for Non-Verbal Residents

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In the wake of Monday's search for missing 2-year-old Kaven Fisher, Summit County Prosecutor Sherri Bevan Walsh is reminding residents about their "Take Me Home" program. It's a countywide initiative meant to support residents with difficulty communicating, such as Kaven who has autism and is non-verbal. The program consists of…
Tuesday, 23 April 2019 04:54

Missing Adult Alert for Louisville Woman

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The Louisville Police Department has issued a statewide Missing Adult Alert for 82-year-old Barbara Tschantz. According to the report, Ms. Tschantz was last seen leaving her sister's home in Youngstown 10 o'clock Monday morning, and hasn't been heard from since. She's driving a 2010 Chevy Malibu with license plate HOPE25.…
Monday, 22 April 2019 12:08

Summit Lake Clean Up Nets TONS of Trash

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Rain or shine, Keep Akron Beautiful, along with more than 250 volunteers, was all in for the annual Earth Day Clean Up at Summit Lake!  "It was awesome to have that many people come out, especially because it was cold and rainy," Community Outreach and Program Manager Johanna Barnowski told…
Monday, 22 April 2019 05:53

UPDATE: Missing Boy Found Safe

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Update: The Summit County Sheriff's Office is reporting that missing 2-year-old Kaven Fisher was found safe.  According to Sheriff's Inspector Bill Holland, Kaven was asleep inside of a car parked in the neighbor's garage.  As of a 9 a.m. briefing, Inspector Holland said that Kaven was being checked out, but…
Friday, 19 April 2019 09:34

This Week in Tech with Jeanne Destro-4-19-19 Featured

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This week, how Amazon Alexa may be spying on you, and how companies like Facebook and a big, well-known government contractor, are using artificial intelligence. (**Please note: You can subscribe to this program as a podcast on your Apple or Android device. In addition, you can find it through apps…
Friday, 19 April 2019 08:45

Man Killed in Thursday Morning Crash

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The Summit County Sheriff's Office is investigating a deadly crash along East Turkeyfoot Lake Road in the City of Green Thursday morning.  According to the Sheriff's report, around 7:30 a.m., a 71-year-old man driving a yellow Corvette eastbound on East Turkeyfoot collided with a tractor trailer that was waiting to…
Friday, 19 April 2019 05:54

APD Cruiser Hit During Funeral Procession

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An Akron Police cruiser that was escorting a funeral procession along Darrow Road, just a block from the Newcomer Funeral Home, was hit by another driver, according to police. The officer had to be extracted from the cruiser, and was taken to Akron City Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The…
Like the City of Akron did last year, now--Summit County has designated the first Monday of October, "North American First People's Day". It comes after sustained efforts by students and teachers at The Lippman School in Akron, which has a long-standing cross-cultural partnership with the Northern Cheyenne Nation. Ray Horner…
Wednesday, 17 April 2019 08:45

$100K in Stolen Equipment Recovered in Summit

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(Summit County Sheriff's Office) In February of this year the Summit County Sheriff’s Office responded to a breaking and entering that occurred at a storage facility in the City of Green. An enclosed trailer (valued at over ten thousand dollars) had been stolen and this crime mirrored other crimes that…
Monday, 15 April 2019 12:00

City Announces Youth Violence Initiative

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CITY OF AKRON: Today (Monday), Akron Mayor Dan Horrigan and Health Commissioner Donna Skoda joined together with community partners to mark the public release of Akron’s Youth Violence Prevention Strategic Plan.  The plan—which was developed after more than two years of research, data collection and community conversations with neighborhood stakeholders—calls…
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