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Monday, 13 July 2020 06:21

FDA: More Deadly Hand Sanitizers

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Check the label on your hand sanitizer, because the FDA has expanded its list of potentially deadly products made with toxic wood alcohol (methanol), instead of the safe kind of alcohol (ethanol).  Click here for the official FDA list of brand names, which now includes 59 different products that it…
Wednesday, 01 July 2020 09:05

Akron-Area YMCAs Re-Opening

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(Akron YMCA) All branches of the Akron Area YMCA in Summit and Medina counties are open.  The 150-year old association, with the cause of “strengthening communities,” is taking a slow and steady approach to welcoming back members and inviting others to join their fitness centers, child care options and Camp…
(City of Akron) This week, Mayor Dan Horrigan announced the winners of the first two award levels ofRubber City Match, a new program that pairs emerging and existing businesses with the right resources to propel them forward to the next stage of growth.  Rubber City Match includes four possible award…
Akron Police say Jaion Bivins, 18, the second suspect in the murder of Na'kia Crawford, is in custody after turning himself in just after midnight Tuesday morning.  Bivins, of Akron, was wanted for more than a week on obstruction of justice and tampering with evidence charges connected to Na'kia's death…
Friday, 19 June 2020 09:21

Ray Horner Podcast - 6/19/20

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(0:17) Tim Dimoff joined Ray to talk about police and body cameras. (7:03) Ray talked to Mark Welfley about people working from home during the pandemic. (13:51) PRESIDENT & Ceo of CC/AG, Dr Brian Harte, talked to Ray about the Covid-19 & the second wave. (19:27) Ray & Jim Rosenhaus…
As of Friday morning, the U.S. Marshals Violent Fugitive Task Force is looking for Adarus Black, who is charged with murder in Na'kia's death. A $5,000 reward is being offered for information leading to his arrest and conviction, per that update from the U.S. Marshals. Also, per Akron Police, 24-year-old…
Wednesday, 24 June 2020 09:44

UPDATE: Suspected Killer Found Dead in California

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UPDATE: Akron Police are reporting that the suspect, Chester Walker, was found dead in Santa Monica, California, from a suspected suicide.  --  Akron Police are looking for the suspect in a murder along Manchester Road in the city Wednesday morning.   According to the report, when officers arrived at the scene…
(Akron Marathon) The Akron Marathon Charitable Corporation’s Board of Directors and staff have announced the FirstEnergy Akron Marathon, Half Marathon and Team Relay, and related race weekend events, including the Health & Fitness Expo and the Kids Fun Run scheduled for Sept. 25-26, will be held virtually due to COVID-19—and with an…
Akron Police have released two photos of the possible suspect vehicle connected to the murder of 18-year-old Na'Kia Crawford. The photos were taken around the time Crawford was shot Sunday afternoon near the intersection of North Howard Street and East North Street. That's where police found Crawford inside her vehicle…
Akron Police Homicide Detectives are investigating the shooting death of an 18-year-old woman Sunday.  According to the APD report, the woman was sitting in her car near the intersection of East North Street and North Howard Street Sunday afternoon around 1:25 p.m. That's when she was reportedly shot several times…
Akron's own Goodyear Blimp is saluting local healthcare workers, first responders, and other essential employees with a flyover tour this week.   Starting Monday, the blimp will be circling above hospitals in the Cleveland area, then making its way to the Akron area Tuesday.   Here is the full schedule: …
Thursday, 11 June 2020 05:21

Police Looking For Missing New Franklin Girl, Man

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New Franklin Police are asking your help finding missing 5-year-old Alexandria Guthrie and her non-custodial father, 35-year-old Michael Guthrie. According to reports, the elder Guthrie left with Alexandria about 7 o'clock Sunday evening, saying he was going to the gas station, but then never returned. He's said to be driving…
Akron Police and the Summit County Medical Examiner are still investigating a double-homicide that left two people dead, one of them a teenage girl.  According to the report, the 13-year-old girl and 24-year-old male victim were both shot some time before 11 p.m. Thursday in the 90 block of Brighton…
Wednesday, 27 May 2020 04:27

All American Soap Box Derby Canceled

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For the first time since World War II, the All American Soap Box Derby is canceled. Organization leaders made the call Tuesday, citing concerns associated with the pandemic. President and CEO Mark Gerberich also says a lot of local races that qualify kids to make the trip to Akron have…
Cleveland Clinic Akron General is opening a COVID-19 testing center downtown in mid-June, according to a press release (See below). In addition to assistance from the Akron Summit County COVID-19 Emergency Support Fund and the United Way of Summit County, Akron-based GOJO Industries is donating $25-thousand to the site. It will…
(University of Akron The University of Akron (UA) announced today that it will discontinue three intercollegiate athletics programs at the end of the 2019-20 academic year as part of its plan to reduce the University’s financial support to the Athletics Department by approximately 23 percent ($4.4 million). The action is being taken as…
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