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The City of Akron is putting out a request for proposals from solar energy developers to lease land at the city's Hardy Road Landfill, to construct, own, operate, and maintain a ground mounted Solar Photovoltaic (PV) System and associated equipment necessary for interface with electrical distribution facilities. The landfill, at 1505 Hardy Road,…
Wednesday, 16 August 2023 13:13

UPDATE: Murder Suspect Arrested In Kenmore Shooting

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Akron Police say a "person of interest" they had identified in connection with the death of 45 year old Veronica Bell, turned himself in, and has now been charged with murder. Bell was found with multiple gunshot wounds outside a residence in the 2200 block of 8th Street Southwest, in…
Akron police are investigating another homicide.   This, after a 45 year old woman was found with multiple gunshot wounds, outside residence in the 22 hundred block of 8th Street Southwest on Saturday August 12.   The Summit County Medical Examiner's office reports Veronica Bell died from her injuries yesterday…
US Marshals have arrested a 19 year old suspect in connection with the death of Arteyon Cannon, the one year old boy who was found unresponsive in an apartment on Hancock Avenue in Akron, last Thursday, August 10. Ian Belcher of Akron, is charged with murder.  He was reportedly left to…
The City of Akron has lifted its boil water advisory for all customers along the Akron Peninsula Road corridor north of Bath Road. This included some Akron Water customers located in Cuyahoga Falls and Boston Township. Streets impacted included: Akron Peninsula Road north of Bath Road, Steels Corners Road West, Towpath…
41 year old Leander Bissell, the hit-skip driver who killed veteran Cleveland Firefighter Johnny Tetrick on I-90 last year, has been sentenced to life in prison. Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court Judge Timothy McCormick, sentenced Bissell today. He won't be eligible for parole for at least 16 years. Bissell was…
Tuesday, 15 August 2023 09:51

OSHA Finds Company at Fault for Foundry Explosion

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I. Schumann & Co. has been found at fault for last February’s Oakwood Village foundry explosion that left one man dead and 13 other workers injured.  As News 5 reports, that was the determination made by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration following their investigation. OSHA says the company failed…
Citizens Not Politicians, a nonpartisan coalition has begun the process of collecting signatures to get a proposed amendment on the November 2024 ballot, that would seek to end gerrymandering in Ohio. News 5 reports that the proposed amendment would create a 15 member commission made up of democrats, republicans, and…
Some City of Akron water customers in Cuyahoga Falls and Boston Township should boil their water until further notice, as the result of a water main break on Penninsula Road near Bath Road. Akron officials say the break caused reduced water pressure for about 150 customers, and they shut off…
Monday, 14 August 2023 10:32

Police Investigate Death of One Year Old Boy

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Akron Police are investigating the sudden death of a one year old boy, and are asking for tips to help them determine exactly how it happened. They say they arrived at a home in the 600 block of Hancock Avenue at about 2PM Thursday afternoon, after a report of a…
Thursday, 10 August 2023 08:13

Cuteness Alert!: Snowy Owlets @ Akron Zoo

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Something new at the Akron Zoo, as they announce three new Snowy Owlets hatched there in early July. Zoo officials are just now releasing the details and pictures of the little owlets, but they're not yet ready for prime time, and living in "private bedrooms" with their parents. Look for…
Akron Police are asking for your help to find the 6-8 teen boys and girls, ranging in age from about 12-15, who beat and robbed a 52 year old woman near a bus stop at the intersection of South Arlington Street and Barbara Avenue, Saturday night, August 5. The woman,…
Kent’s so-called “crash corridor” will be getting an overhaul thanks to help from a $5 million dollar federal grant.  The problem area is the one-mile stretch on East Main Street where Kent State University and other businesses reside. Community members tell News 5 it’s a busy area, with a sharp…
Wednesday, 09 August 2023 06:28

Ohio Issue One Defeated

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With most votes counted;  Issue One, which would have made it harder to get constitutional ammendments passed in Ohio, was defeated by a margin of 57 percent, to 43 percent.   The issue was seen both here in Ohio and nationwide, as an effort to keep voters from being able…
Tuesday, 08 August 2023 09:47

Mega Millions Jackpot Reaches $1.55 Billion.

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You have another chance to win tonight as the Mega Millions jackpot has grown to $1.55 billion. After 31 straight drawings without a grand prize winner, the jackpot is now the third largest ever in lottery history. A winner who chose the cash option would receive an estimated $757 million…
Tuesday, 08 August 2023 09:38

Akron Woman Beaten and Robbed by Teens

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Akron police are investigating after a 52-year-old woman was beaten and robbed in what police are calling a senseless and unprovoked attack.  It happened just before 9pm when the woman exited the Metro Bus on South Arlington Street near Barbara Ave. That’s when, according to the victim, a group of…
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