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Tuesday, 27 April 2021 05:41

Canton Fire Department Swears In First Black Chief

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The Canton Fire Department has sworn in its first Black Fire Chief in its 200-year history. K. Akbar Bennett officially took the helm during a ceremony Monday, marking an historical moment for the department and the city.  It's not the first "FIRST" for Bennett, who was also the first African-American Battalion Chief…
Monday, 26 April 2021 09:19

Tim Ryan Running for Portman's Senate Seat

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Youngstown representative Tim Ryan is officially launching his bid for U.S. Senate with a social media announcement this morning.   Ryan once again appealing to the working class of Ohio in his run to replace Senator Rob Portman.   Ryan is the first and only Democrat to announce he's looking…
Jackson Township Police are looking for a missing teen they say ran away from home over the weekend.  Seventeen-year-old Alona Criss has been missing since Friday, last seen leaving her home on Broadhaven Northwest in a black Chevy Cruze, or possibly a Malibu.  She is listed at 5'7" and 150…
Monday, 26 April 2021 04:29

Summit County Fair to "Go Full" in '21

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Organizers of the Summit County Fair announcing plans for the "GO FULL County Fair" this summer.   In a press release posted to Facebook over the weekend, the County Fair laid out plans for concerts, rides, games, 4-H animal displays, and more, all while detailing health and safety guidelines in…
Friday, 23 April 2021 09:21

Mayors Making a Case for Gun Reform

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Akron Mayor Dan Horrigan joined mayors from major cities across the country Thursday for a Facebook Live discussion centered on solving the growing problem of gun violance.  Mayor Horrigan made note of the 50 homicides in the city in 2020, the majority of which were caused by gun violence. That…
Thursday, 22 April 2021 11:18

Governor DeWine Introduces New Police Reform Bill

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Governor Mike DeWine announcing a sweeping police reform bill that is ready to be introduced to the Ohio General Assembly in the next few days. During his press conference Wednesday, the governor laid out key initiatives in the bill, including increasing accountability and transparency in law enforcement. One of the…
Governor DeWine issued the following statement on the conviction of former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin in the death of George Floyd. pic.twitter.com/i4LEIHoZcC — Governor Mike DeWine (@GovMikeDeWine) April 20, 2021 “...true justice will prevail when Black Lives Matter. Justice will prevail when communities no longer fear the people sworn…
As the search for the replacement to Akron Public Schools Superintendent David James continues, the Akron Public School Board says they are down to their final two candidates.  They are Christine Fowler-Mack from the Cleveland Public School District and Dr. Sandy Womack from Columbus City Schools.  Fowler-Mack is 55-years-old and…
(City of Akron) Akron, Ohio, April 19, 2021 —After the successful testing of temporary speed tables in two Akron neighborhoods in 2020, the City will install 28 speed tables throughout Akron’s 10 Wards. Speed tables are raised areas placed at mid-block points across roadways and are designed to limit the speed at which…
Monday, 19 April 2021 10:37

Akron Police Hiring

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Akron Police announcing this week that they are hiring.  In a press release Monday, the deparment says they are now taking applications for the position of "police officer."  Anyone interested can fill out an application online here.  According to the online job posting, the position starts between $58,000 and $68,000…
Monday, 19 April 2021 09:15

Bob Evans Shooter Arrested

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After a nearly 12-hour manhunt Friday, Canton Police arrested a man connected to the deadly shooting at the Bob Evans on Lesh Street Northeast Friday morning.   Police say Richard James Nelson, 54, walked into the store about 9:30 a.m. Friday and shot Rebecca Jean Rogers, 38, of Canton twice.…
Akron Mayor Dan Horrigan is looking to bolster the city's parks and public facilities with federal stimulus money courtesy of the American rescue Plan.   The more than 153-million dollars in stimulus is being split between two payments, May of this year and May of 2022 and must be spent…
Summa Health is hosting two drive-thru vaccination clinics at their Coporate offices on Gorge Boulevard both Saturday and Sunday.   The clinic is operating by appointment only, with 1,500 slots available. They will open up 8 a.m. Saturday and run through 4 p.m., and then host the same schedule Sunday,…
Thursday, 15 April 2021 10:56

Police: Two IEDs Found in Akron

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Akron Police are investigating after an improvised explosive device was found in the city Wednesday.   It's the second such device discovered around Akron in less than a week's time.   The first device was found back on April 9th in the 1300 block of Goodyear Boulevard. A man walking…
Update: Summit County Public Health officials will switch from the Johnson and Johnson vaccine to the two-dose Pfizer shot starting Sunday, April 18th.  To schedule an appointment visit the state's COVID-19 Vaccination site here.  --  Early Tuesday the FDA and the CDC both announced that they recommend that all states…
Live classical music is returning to Cuyahoga Falls this summer!   The Cleveland Orchestra has announced it's 2021 Blossom Music Festival schedule, featuring eleven concerts between July and September.   The entire 2020 orchestra season had to be canceled due to the pandemic.    The orchestra will kick things off with "An American Celerbration…
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