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Thursday, 03 August 2023 10:46

Traffic Crashes Kill Two In Akron

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Akron police are investigating two unrelated fatal traffic crashes which occurred Wednesday, August 2. The first, which happened about 2:40 PM  on Triplett Boulevard, claimed the life of a 36 year old man who police say may have hit an oil slick and lost control of his motorcycle. Then, a…
Thursday, 03 August 2023 09:46

Drunk Driver Pleads Guilty to Wrong-Way Fatal Crash

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A drunk driver, who was traveling the wrong direction on I-76 in Akron, has been found guilty of causing a crash that killed a Canton mother. News 5 reports that yesterday 22-year-old Jessica Skinner pleaded guilty to aggravated vehicular homicide and operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol. Those…
Tuesday, 01 August 2023 16:22

Are Your Property Taxes Going Up?

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Summit County property owners can find out this week if their property taxes are going up next year, now  that the Summit County Fiscal Office has mailed out notices based on new property valuations. In addition, taxpayers can view tax rate changes on the Summit County Fiscal Office website, starting this Thursday,…
Tuesday, 01 August 2023 09:30

5 Akron Teens Arrested for Robbery and Assault

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5 Akron teens have been charged with aggravated robbery and assault after holding an 18-year-old victim up at gunpoint.  Akron Police say the suspects, all between the ages of 13 and 17, approached the victim Saturday on West Thornton and Main Streets, demanding his property, assaulting him, and stealing his…
Akron police are looking for one or more suspects, possibly driving a black SUV, who killed an 18 year old man, and injured a 22 year old woman in a drive by shooting at about 10:43PM Sunday night. When they arrived on the scene in the 500 block of Noble…
Northeast Ohioans looking for a beach day have been told to stay away from Edgewater Beach in Cleveland after sewage overflowed into the water.  3 News reports that the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District put out the warning after overnight storms caused the sewer system to exceed capacity on Saturday…
The Circleville police officer who unleashed his K-9 on an unarmed man has been fired after additional details and video footage of the July 4th mauling incident were revealed. The Circleville Police released a statement saying that, "Officer (Ryan) Speakman did not meet the standards and expectations we hold for…
Thursday, 27 July 2023 06:25

How Now, Butter Cow?

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The Ohio State Fair in Columbus is officially open now, through August 6, with all the fun and traditional attractions like rides, fair food, and of course; their world famous butter cow! But 'ol Bessie has a lot of company this year, in the form of famous Ohio inventors. The…
LeBron James' 18 year old son, Bronny, suffered cardiac arrest while practicing with the USC Trojans basketball team Monday, prior to starting his freshman year at the school. A number of News organizations including ESPN report that Bronny is now out of ICU, and in stable condition. The James family…
Akron Police are sharing security camera pictures of a GMC Terrain that was used in a drive by shooting which sent a 27 year old Akron man to the hospital on Sunday with multiple gunshot wounds. They’re hoping someone can help them identify at least two suspects they believe were…
Tuesday, 25 July 2023 09:39

New Ohio Law will Require Cash at School Events

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Leave those credit cards at home. A last minute addition to Ohio’s state budget will require schools to take cash for admission to school events and accept cash at at least one concession stand per venue.  The Beacon Journal reports that the change, which takes effect on October 1st, also…
Akron Police are looking for a couple of suspects in a drive-by shooting in West Akron Sunday morning, just before noon, that sent a 27 year old man to the hospital with multiple gunshot wounds. They say the victim, who sustained non life-threatening injuries, was in his driveway in the 1000…
He was just a 14 year old boy when he disappeared from the Ashtabula area back in 1991, and to this day; nobody knows what happaned to Donnell White, Jr.. But, despite the odds, and the lack of a recent photo showing exactly what he looks like now; U.S. Marshals…
Thursday, 20 July 2023 09:05

Cleveland Browns Release Perrion Winfrey

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The Cleveland Browns announced yesterday they are releasing defensive lineman Perrion Winfrey, who happens to be dealing with some off the field controversy.  Fox 8 News reports that the Cleveland police are currently investigating Winfrey after he allegedly threatened a woman with a gun Tuesday night in Cleveland. Two women,…
Wednesday, 19 July 2023 09:40

6 People Rescued from a Porch Collapse in Tallmadge

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Rescued from a hole seven feet deep, that’s what happened yesterday in Tallmadge as firefighters worked to save six people from a porch collapse.  Tallmadge Deputy Fire Chief Benjamin Stasik tells the Akron Beacon Journal that they responded at 12:42 p.m. to a home in the 600 block of Senn…
Akron Police are trying to identify the 16 to 25 year old male with dreadlocks who shot and wounded a 31 year old man on Firestone Parkway. It happened July 5th, and today they're sharing the following video clip in hopes someone will recognize what appears to be a teen…
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