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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…
Akron police are looking for tips to help them solve a mysterious crime Friday night. What they know so far, is that neighbors in the 300 block of Crestwood Avenue in West Akron called to report they heard multiple gunshots at about 9:18 PM. When police arrived though; they found…
When the polls open Tuesday morning at 6:30 in Summit County for the August 8 special election; some voters will need to report to a different location than the one they went to the last time. Here are the new locations, according to the Summit County Board of Elections: POLLING…
Saturday, 05 August 2023 08:08

Hunt Is On For Highway Shooter

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For the second time in a little over two months; a driver on an Akron area highway has been shot and killed by someone in another vehicle, who fled the scene. This week, it was 23 year old Marquise Banks, who was driving an SUV Thursday evening on I-77 Southbound…
Last week, we focused on cyber defense of government networks; today, we're looking at what is going on in the private sector, and how business owners and managers can deal with new and emerging threats. This is a major issue, because the number and severity of cyber attacks and data…
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…
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