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Friday, 19 March 2021 12:03

Akron Murder Suspect Arrested

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US Marshals and Akron police have arrested a suspect in connection with the murder of 21 year old Tyrae Carter of Akron. He was shot near the intersection of Tampa Avenue and 28th Street, SW, on December 3, 2020.   22 year old Kashmair Mingo of Nestor Ave. in Akron, is…
A federal lawsuit filed Thursday claims Lordstown Motors Corp., the company making all-electric trucks out of the former GM plant in Lordstown, defrauded investors. The suit was filed by shareholder Chris Rico who alleges the company made false claims to investors about the number of electric trucks that had already been pre-ordered…
Change of plans for the mass vaccination site in Summit County, as Public Health officials announced Wednesday they will not be utilizing Chapel Hill Mall after all.   Instead, the Summit County Fairgrounds in Tallmadge will be utilized for mass COVID vaccination purposes.   Public Health Commissioner Donna Skoda says…
Thursday, 18 March 2021 05:02

Summit County Porch Pirate Nabbed

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The Summit County Sheriff's Office has their suspected "porch pirate" in custody and is now asking residents who have had items stolen in recent weeks to identify their stuff.   Thirty-three-year-old Charles Dempsie Junior (pictured) was arrested earlier this week on multiple counts of theft of Amazon, FedEx, and other packages.   If…
Tuesday, 16 March 2021 12:05

Cost of College Dropping in Akron Next Fall

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Both Stark State College and the University of Akron are offering students some significant price breaks this fall. At U-A, officials say they're cutting the cost of on-campus housing by 30%, which is a little over $2,500. In addition, they say they are not going to raise tuition. At Stark…
In an address to the state Tuesday morning, Governor Mike DeWine announced that Ohioans aged 40 and up and those with certain types of health conditions will be eligible to recieve the vaccine as of Friday, March 19th.  Also announced Tuesday, Ohioans aged 16 and older will be eligible for…
Tuesday, 16 March 2021 09:19

Missing Shelby Woman Found Dead

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After weeks of searching, the Richland County Sheriff's Office is reporting the body of Melinda Davis, 33 of Shelby, has been found. In a press conference Monday, Richland Sheriff's officials said they'd received a call from Columbus Police who had located Davis' car in Galloway, Ohio on Sunday evening after…
Tuesday, 16 March 2021 05:06

Update: Missing Mansfield Man Home Safe

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The Mansfield Police Department is reporting that as of 5:15 a.m. Tuesday, Mr. Cobb was back home safe.  --  (Mansfield Police) A Missing Adult Alert has been issued by the Mansfield Police Department statewide.Information as of: March 15, 2021 at 10:27 PMBe on the lookout for a missing adult. On…
Update: North Canton police have arrested a juvenile in connection with a threat to "shoot up" Hoover High Schhool, that was posted on social media Saturday night.   Police say the FBI and the Stark County Sheriff helped execute a search warrant at a home in Lake Township on Monday,…
Friday, 12 March 2021 11:15

Babysitter Charged After Nephew Was Shot

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Akron Police say Ronald Turner, 22, was supposed to be babysitting his nephew when he accidentally shot the young boy.  Back on February 18th, Turner was watching the seven-year-old boy when he told police he heard a gunshot and then noticed his nephew was shot in the feet.  Turner and…
Friday, 12 March 2021 10:57

Free Rides For Vaccine Shots

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The State of Ohio is spending $7 million dollars to provide transportation to ensure that everyone can get their COVID-19 vaccine shot. The money is being funnelled through the Ohio Department of Transporation (ODOT), and will be used to pay for ride on public transit in the 70 counties where…
A week ago, Governor Mike DeWine stated during one of his daily COVID-19 briefings that when the state was able to get to 50 coronavirus cases per 100,000 residents in Ohio that we would be able to lift all remaining health orders, including mandatory masks in public.    While we…
Thursday, 11 March 2021 13:09

CDC: In-Person Nursing Home Visits Allowed Again

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Family members who have been unable to visit elderly relatives indoors at nursing homes are now allowed to do that again, thanks to new guidance on indoor visitation, from the federal Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Direction Home Akron-Canton Senior Vice President for Elder Rights, Sam McCoy, says he welcomes…
Democratic Ohio Congresswoman, Marcia Fudge, whose 11th district covers the Cleveland area, and extends into West Akron, is now the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development.   The US Senate voted to confirm her nomination, 66-34, and she was sworn in to her position immediately afterward. Now, the longtime Ohio lawmaker…
Thursday, 11 March 2021 05:02

Cavs Broadcast Legend Joe Tait Has Passed

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Northeast Ohio has lost another radio broadcast legend as longtime Cleveland Cavaliers radio announcer Joe Tait has passed away.   Tait first started his decades-long career with the Cavs in 1970, the team's inaugural year and continued through 1979 while concurrently announcing Indians games alongside Herb Score from 1973 through…
In Akron Municipal Court, the man who caused the fiery fatal crash along Route 8 in August last year that left 18-year-old Jared Marcum of North Canton dead, was sentenced for Vehicular Manslaughter, to 90 days house arrest, one year probation, and 60 hours of community service. Christopher Lonkart swerved…
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