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Thursday, 14 September 2023 09:20

FedEx Custom Critical Leaving Green

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FedEx Custom Critical is on the move announcing that they will relocate from Green to a 70,000 square-foot structure in Richfield next year. Richfield has entered a Job Creation Income Tax Incentive Agreement with FedEx who confirmed the move to the Beacon Journal saying that the Richfield location will help…
Although it took them a couple of months to connect the dots; Akron Police have identified the suspect they believe walked up to 34 year old Ernestine Stallings as she loaded up her car in the parking lot of the Dollar Tree Store at 2246 West Market Street on July…
Akron Mayor, Dan Horrigan, has announced that the City's Police Chief, Steve Mylett, is retiring, and leaving the department as of January 1, 2024. In a press release, Horrigan says Mylett, who was chosen to lead the Akron Police Department in 2021, plans to leave policing for a job in…
    A school bus carrying 19 Marlington High School and Middle School students overturned into a ditch yesterday afternoon on Columbus Road NE.  The Beacon Journal reports that no one was seriously injured in the one-vehicle crash, but 5 students and the driver were taken to local hospitals for…
Tuesday, 12 September 2023 09:00

Summit County Council: Three Cheers For Goodyear!

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Summit County Council took action Monday, Sept. 11, to honor Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, which celebrated its 125th anniversary last month. In a press release, council officials note that as one of the world’s largest tire companies, employing nearly 72,000 people and manufacturing products at 57 factories in 23…
The City of Akron Water Supply Bureau has lifted the precautionary boil water advisory for customers in Boston Township and Cuyahoga Falls located on Oak Hill Road, Major Road, Everett Road, and Bolanz Road including 4683 Riverview Road, 4563 Riverview Road and 4451 Akron Peninsula Road. On Sunday morning, the…
In Medina County, the sheriff’s office is investigating a string of crimes apparently targeting the Amish community. Someone has been terrorizing Amish homes in the middle of the night, shattering windows by throwing objects like railroad spikes, rocks, and bottles into homes.  News 5 reports that authorities have responded to…
Wednesday, 06 September 2023 10:48

Dude, Where's My Car?: Door Dasher Carjacked In Akron

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Akron Police are asking for tips to help them find the robber who carjacked a Door Dash driver at 11:20PM Tuedsay, near the intersection of East Ido Avenue and South Main Street. Police say the 19 year old food delivery driver told them a man with a gun stole his…
Akron police are on the lookout for an approximately 17-20 year old robber who held up a man at gunpoint, after he withdrew money from an ATM at the Circle K in the 200 block of Darrow Road, on Friday Sept. 1, at about 10:30 AM. They're circulating the suspect's…
Tuesday, 05 September 2023 09:21

Springfield Teachers Prepare for a Possible Strike

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A potential teachers strike is looming for the Springfield Local School district after the teachers union voted on August 28th to authorize a 10-day strike notice with negotiations on a new contract breaking down. The Beacon Journal reports that the strike authorization vote by members of the Springfield Local Association…
Ohio Red Cross volunteers are in Florida doing their part to support residents after Hurricane Idalia hit Florida’s gulf coast yesterday morning, making landfall as a category 3 hurricane.  Six volunteers from the American Red Cross Northern Ohio Region made their way to Florida earlier this week, two of them…
One of three 18 year old males in a stolen car that led police on a high speed chase in East Akron Tuesday night has died, two others in the car with him when it crashed and burned are in the hospital, and police say it may be related to…
One person died, another was hospitalized, and 30 more were displaced from their homes today as the result of a fire at a three-story apartment building at 1105 Second Avenue. No information as to the identity of the person who died in the fire, which occurred at about 7:25 AM,…
Wednesday, 30 August 2023 09:36

Summit Health Warns about Wild Mushrooms

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Don't eat that mushroom!  You may have noticed more wild mushrooms popping up in your yard as a result of our recent damp weather. But the Summit County Health Department is reminding residents that it’s not safe to eat wild mushrooms because some mushroom varieties in Ohio are very poisonous. …
Tuesday, 29 August 2023 13:35

(Tax) Shelter From The Storm

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If you own property in Summit County that  was damaged in last week's storm; you may be eligible to get a reduction in your property taxes.  The Summit County Fiscal office is taking applicatons now through the end of this year, for damage-related property tax reductions. It doesn't apply to…
A Canal Fulton high school student is being charged with inducing panic after allegedly making threats yesterday.  In a media release, Canal Fulton police say they received information from a Northwest High School student about a threat made by another student. Working with school officials, police were able to identify…
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