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Wednesday, 14 June 2023 06:11

Gas Stove Debate in DC: More "Heat Than Light"?

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in Washington, the Republican-controlled House of Representatives passed a bill, Tuesday, June 13, to block the Consumer Product Safety Commission from regulating gas stoves as banned products—even though the agency says they do not intend to ban them. But, the "Gas Stove Protection Freedom Act", passed by a margin of 248…
About 18 people per month have been dying from drug overdoses in Summit County over the past year and a half, according to data from the Summit County Medical Examiner's office. So, we talked to Summit County Health Commissioner, Donna Skoda today, about what we might be able to do…
The City of Akron's Boil Alert has been lifted for all customers affected by the water main break on Cuyahoga Street, on Saturday, June 10. In a press release, city officials say this applies to customers along the northern end of Cuyahoga Street including all customers in the vicinity of…
The sight is sobering; page after page, after page—107 in all—containing the names of people from our area who have died from drug overdoses over the past year and a half. Two reports from the Summit County Medical Examiner’s Office, list the names and other vital statistics such as age,…
Two young men, ages 16 and 17, were injured when shots were fired at a large party in the 1400 Block of Minson Way, early Sunday morning.  Police say they arrested the 19 year old driver of a car that fled the scene, and that they found two loaded weapons…
There was a water main break Saturday June 10, on Cuyahoga Street, resulting in depressuraization of the of Akron's water system for about 1000 customers, an as a result; they have issued a water boil alert for some customers. In a press release, city officials say the water main break occurred along…
Friday, 09 June 2023 11:32

Recaptured Jail Escapee Sentenced To Prison

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The Summit County jail inmate who slipped away from Sheriff's custody while they were taking him to a doctor's appointment recently, has been sentenced to 18 to 25.5 years in prison, on a number of charges, including Escape. Summit County Common Pleas Court Judge, Susan Baker Ross, sentenced 39 year…
For the second time this week, Akron police made arrests at what they're calling an illegal "Gambling House".   Police say as part of an ongoing investigation, they arrested five people at a suspected betting operation called Tap Tap at 1035 Kenmore Avenue. While executing a search warrant, police allege…
Thursday, 08 June 2023 09:45

Fatal Police Involved Shooting in Canton

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Canton Police officers shot and killed a 41-year-old man Wednesday night, with officers saying they were responding to a disturbance and that they returned fire after the suspect shot at them. It happened a little after 10pm in the 300 block of 25th Street SW in Canton. Sources tell Fox…
Wednesday, 07 June 2023 11:52

Barberton EMS Help Deliver Baby

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Arriving just in time the Barberton Fire Department helped a local woman deliver her baby last Thursday.  Fire Capt. Duane Milford told the Beacon Journal that the call for a possible imminent birth came in around 8am. Crews were dispatched and arrived at the home to find the mother, Mariah…
Wednesday, 07 June 2023 09:13

New I PROMISE Housing Development Opens In Akron

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Akron's newest affordable housing development will be christened with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday, June 8. The I PROMISE development at 445 S. Maple Street, is located near the LeBron James Family Foundation's I PROMISE School, and offers services and ammenities like a demonstration kitchen where residents can learn about…
He was only 16 years old when he reportedly tried to hold-up what police are calling a "gambling house" in Akron Monday night, and now he's in the hospital, shot in the abdomen, after a struggle for his gun. Police say the attempted hold-up happened around 7:15PM Monday, at the Royal…
The CDC is advising healthcare providers and public health agencies nationwide, to encourage people to get vaccinated, who are most at risk of contracting what used to be called "Monkeypox", but is now just called "Mpox". In a recent post on the CDC website, they report that although the number…
A big investment at Case Western Reserve University as they announce plans to build a new $300 million dollar interdisciplinary research facility. Eric Kaler the president of Case Western believes they need a building that will match the caliber of their researchers telling News 5, “We have some really terrifically…
Akron police say two young men, a 17 and an 18 year old, were injured when shots rang out a large party in the parking lot of the old Erie Island Elementary School, at the corner of Cordova and Peckham Streets early this morning. They say the 17 year old…
An FBI Raid in Plain Township over the weekend resulted in an arrest and the seizure of drugs, cash, and weapons. As reported by the Canton Repository the FBI’s Stark County Safe Streets Task Force executed a search warrant at a house near Meyer’s Lake where they found 6 kilos…
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