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In a press conference Thursday, ODOT laid out their projects for the 2021 construction season, including one especially large project for Akron's Central Interchange.  District 4 Deputy Director Gery Noirot explains more below:  ODOT District 4 Deputy Director Gery Noirot from Ohio DOT on Vimeo. (ODOT) A year ago at…
Thursday, 08 April 2021 09:14

Local Colleges Begin Vaccinating Students

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The University of Akron will begin vaccinating students on campus today, per an update from the local college.    On Thursday, University officials, with the help of Cuyahoga Falls-based Klein's Pharmacy, will host several COVID-19 vaccination clinics at the JAR.   UA's Director of Health and Safety Eric Green says the school…
Stow Police are asking the public's help finding a man they say is a "person of interest" in several thefts from area businesses.   The man (pictured) was last seen riding in a stolen electric wheelchair down Graham Road near Fishcreek Road earlier this week.    Anyone with information is asked to…
Wednesday, 07 April 2021 09:56

Tangier's Roof Ornament Up For Sale?

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Late last year is was announced that The Tangier in Akron was closing after more than 70 years hosting permiere musical acts and other entertainers.   The LeBron James Family Foundation purchased the iconic venue with plans to convert it into a mixed-use community center just up the road from LeBron's I-Promise School.   As the…
(Summit Metro Parks) This season, residents can celebrate Earth Day and mark the Summit Metro Parks centennial anniversary while promoting a healthy ecosystem at the same time. Park district staff will distribute, free of charge, several species of native tree saplings that are offspring of iconic trees within Summit County.…
Tuesday, 06 April 2021 08:19

Copley Police Looking For Burglary Suspects

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Summit County Crime Stoppers and the Copley Police Department are asking the public's help finding two burglary suspects.  According to an update on the Summit County Crime Stoppers Facebook page, the two suspects, one who appeared to be holding a handgun, broke into a home near Copley Circle the afternoon…
Monday, 05 April 2021 10:47

APD: Teens With Guns Arrested After Traffic Stop

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Two Akron teens are facing multiple charges after a routine traffic stop early Sunday morning.    Per the Akron Police report, a driver was stopped near North Main Street and East Tallmadge Avenue Sunday morning around 1 a.m. due to an equipment violation on their vehicle.    While walking up…
Part of the majesty of attending a Cleveland Indians game at Progressive Field is the melodic bass drum that eminates from atop the bleachers in left-center field.  The man behind that drum, of course, John Adams, who has been beating that drum at Tribe home games since the 1970's!  Unfortunately,…
The Summit County Sheriff's Office is warning residents to always be aware, alert, and cautious, even when it comes to interactions with the police.   In a Facebook post yesterday, the sheriff's office said they received a call from a man who said his young granddaughter was pulled over by a man…
(City of Akron) Akron Mayor Dan Horrigan has issued a proclamation declaring April 1 as Devo Day, launching a month-long promotion for Fan Votes for the group’s induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio. The rock band from Akron was formed in 1973 and consisted of two…
Wednesday, 31 March 2021 07:08

Two Still Wanted in Akron Skill Arcade Robbery

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The Summit County Sheriff's Office is still looking for two men who robbed the Skill Arcade in Akron last month.  On Saturday, February 6, the two suspects (pictured) walked into the Skill Arcade at Coventry Plaza on Manchester Road and pulled guns, demanding cash from customers and the establishment.  It's…
(U.S. Marshals Service) The Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force is offering a reward for information which would lead to the capture of fugitive Adarus Black. Black is wanted by the Akron Police Department and the US Marshals Service for aggravated murder. It is alleged that on June 14, 2020,…
Tuesday, 30 March 2021 09:16

Akron Fire Responds to "Inexcusable" Incident

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Akron Fire issuing a statement after an incident involving a civilian who was filming firefighters cleaning up after a crime scene in the city back on March 27th last week. The video shows one firefigther who was spraying off the sidewalk turn the hose on the man who was recording…
Tuesday, 30 March 2021 05:06

Police: Missing Twinsburg Man Left Home Monday

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Police in Twinsburg are asking the public's help finding missing Allen Dienes, 84. According to the report, Mr. Dienes, who suffers from Alzheimers and Dementia, walked out of his home on Shepard Road Monday afternoon and hasn't been seen since. It is not unusual for Mr. Dienes to go walking,…
Friday, 26 March 2021 12:05

Summit County Mass Vaccinations Start April 3

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Summit County Public Health is opening its COVID-19 mass vaccination site at the Summit County Fairgrounds next Saturday, April 3. It will be open 3-4 days per week,  and will have the ability to accommodate up to 5,000 appointments per week, depending on dose allocation received from the state. When appointments…
Thousands of Northeast Ohio First Energy customers are in the dark today, as a powerful wind storm rips through our area. First Energy Spokesperson, Lauren Sibirkis tells WAKR Morning Show Host, Ray Horner, that the Akron area is one of the hardest hit, and power restoration efforts could last for…
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