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Tuesday, 18 May 2021 05:39

City of Akron Lifts Mask Mandate

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(City of Akron) Akron, Ohio, May 17, 2021 — Due to updated recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Ohio Department of Health, and Summit County Public Health, Mayor Dan Horrigan and Council President Margo Sommerville have asked Akron City Council to rescind Ordinance No. 214-2020 which required all persons in public places within the city to…
The Summit County Sheriff's Office is asking the public's help identifying a man who reportedly robbed the Circle K on Massillon Road in Green Saturday morning.  According to the report, at about 2 a.m., the suspect walked into the store at 3634 Massillon Road, threatened the employee behind the counter,…
During his statewide address Wednesday, Governor Mike DeWine announced that as of June 2nd, three weeks from Wednesday, the state will lift all remaining health orders.  As of Wednesday's update from the governor, the state was a 123 cases of COVID-19 per hundred thousand residents. Governor DeWine noted that we…
Wednesday, 12 May 2021 09:18

Akron Fire Pulls Car From Canal

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The Akron Fire Water Rescue Dive Team pulled a car from the Ohio and Erie Canal in Akron Tuesday.  The Akron Fire Fighters Association Local 330 posted that there were no injuries.  It's unclear at this point how the vehicle wound up in the canal.   
Wednesday, 12 May 2021 09:13

Deadly Overdoses Up 140% in Akron

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Akron Police are reporting troubling overdose statistics in the city for the first part of the year. According to News 5, the department is reporting that between January 1st and April 30th this year, there were 60 deadly drug overdose deaths in Akron, compared to 25 over the same time…
Stow Police are hoping to get some help from the public finding a person of interest in two "high dollar" thefts from the Giant Eagle on State Route 59.  Here is the post from the Stow Police Department on Facebook: 
Summit County is now accepting applications for its summer youth education program that's goal is to connect residents aged 16 to 20-years-old with job opportunities and new job skills.   The program is going virtual this year due to the pandemic, so there are limitations.   The six-week program is…
Two Humboldt Penguin Chicks are the newest residents at the Akron Zoo, the 18th and 19th Humboldt chicks born here in the city's zoo since 2003.   The zoo unveiled the name of one of the chicks Saturday, Ernesto, as they had to wait on blood test results determining the…
Wadsworth Police have arrested seven people in connection to the disappearance and murder of Iron Jailen Cannon, 27, of Akron, who was last seen at a party in Wadsworth last year.  According to the press release from Wadsworth Police, Cannon went missing from a home in the city the night…
Thursday, 06 May 2021 05:51

Akron Municipal Court Hosting Outdoor Weddings

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Akron Municipal Court offering special outdoor weddings thi ssummer at various locations, including Springfield Lake Gazebo (pictured), outside the Akron Art Museum, and others.   The ceremonies are only offered once a month starting May 21st.   See more at the Municipal Court website here. 
Wednesday, 05 May 2021 09:39

Human Trafficking Sting Nets Ten Arrests

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The Summit County Sheriff's Office announcing a human trafficking sting operation that resulted in ten men being arrested and several victims being rescued.   According to the report from the sheriff's office, the men that were arrested responded to an online advertisement for sex in exchange for cash.   They've…
Local "recovery icon" Harmon Velie has been identified as the runner who collapsed during the Hall of Fame Marathon in Canton Sunday, eventually passing away at Mercy Hospital.   Harmon V, as he was known in the Alcoholics Anonymous community, was an active member in the fellowship and served as…
Tuesday, 04 May 2021 05:59

Vaccinations for the Homebound

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The State of Ohio is now in the process of getting vaccines to Ohio residents who are homebound. They're putting together rapid response teams to go out and deliver those shots. If you or someone else you know is homebound and wants to get vaccinated; call your Area Agency on Aging: 1-866-243-5678.
Tuesday, 04 May 2021 05:07

Suspect in Akron Ride-Share Murder Arrested

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The Summit County Medical Examiner has identified the man who was shot and killed while working for a ride-share company Sunday afternoon.   According to the report, Kristopher Rourkey, 48 from Hudson, was shot near the intersection of East Market Street and Buchtel Avenue just before 5 p.m. Sunday. Rourkey died…
The Cleveland Indians are offering five dollars off regular prices Upper Box or  Upper Reserved tickets with proof of vaccination. The offer is good for purchasing tickets for the upcoming series against the Reds May 7th through the 9th, the Cubs May 11th and 12th, or the Twins series May 21st…
Friday, 30 April 2021 09:16

Browns Select CB Newsome with 26th Pick

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With the 26th pick in the first round of the 2021 NFL Draft (in Cleveland) the Cleveland Browns select Greg Newsome II, Cornerback out of Northwestern:    .@gnewsii is headed to The Land❗️ — Cleveland Browns (@Browns) April 30, 2021 5 things to know about Greg Newsome, our 1st pick…
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