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Summit County Health Commissioner, Donna Skoda, has confirmed that the deadly Fentanyl-Xylazine combo drug known on the street by various names including "Tranq" and "Zombie Drug" has made its way into the Akron area, and that they have seen some people who have been using it. Skoda talked with us…
Monday, 10 July 2023 15:44

9 Wounded in Cleveland Mass Shooting

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9 people were wounded after a mass shooting in Cleveland early Sunday morning. Police say it happened in the city’s historic Warehouse District around 2:30 am when a gunman opened fire on a crowd before fleeing the scene. The Akron Beacon Journal reports that 7 men and 2 women ages…
What started out as a traffic stop for a broken windshield and only one functioning brake light in Ravenna, turned into something much more serious for 52 year old Michael J. Christians, of Ravenna Township. Police say after stopping Christians near the intersection of Main and Grant Streets in Ravenna…
The move to legalize marijuana in Ohio just got one step closer, as a group looking to make adult cannabis use legal says they’ve collected more than enough signatures to put the issue on the November ballot.  Fox 8 News reports that The Coalition to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol has…
Akron Police reported two instances of violence Monday, including the murder of a 34-year-old woman who died of gunshot wounds. Police say the woman was shot to death around 1:30pm in a parking lot in the 2200 block of West Market Street in Akron. Police responded to a call to…
Saturday, 01 July 2023 09:31

Speak Up Akron! Big Changes Ahead On Route 8

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The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) is planning big changes on Route 8 in Akron, near the central interchange where it intersects with I-76 and I-77. They include additional lanes, and overpasses that are designed to reduce congestion, and improve safety. But, they have several designs in mind, and that's…
  The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) wants to know what you think about Ohio's public airports, large and small. Are the facilities well-maintained, are the runways safe, do you worry about security? Those are just a few of the many concerns you may want share now, for the State…
Akron's Metro RTA will break ground soon on a new, $48 million dollar maintenance and operations facility, which will be located next door to their office at 416 Kenmore Boulevard. Most of the cost will be covered by a $38 million dollar federal grant, and Akron Metro CEO Dawn Distler,…
Mark your calendars now for the next Kenmore First Friday Festival, coming up next Friday, July 7.  The event will feature food trucks, entertainment from local bands, art, and more. Listen now as for details with Better Kenmore Community Develpment Corporation Marketing & Events Coordinator, Corey Jenkins, as well as…
The Presidents of both the University of Akron and Kent State University issued statements in response to the US Supreme Court's decision today striking down affirmative action in college admissions, by a 6-3 vote with conservative justices in the majority. The court overtuned long-standing precedent, by saying that colleges and universities can no…
Thursday, 29 June 2023 11:37

Active Shooter Preparedness: Run, Hide, Fight!

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Nobody wants to think about the possibility of encountering an "active shooter", but after hundreds of mass shootings nationwide; we all know it is a real possibility wherever we go. That's why so many schools, churches, and other organizations have been offering ALICE training (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate) for…
Cheers to Ohio Beer, whose 420 breweries brought in $1.2 billion dollars to the state economy last year.  That’s the news from the Ohio Craft Brewers Association which released their 2022 Fiscal Impact report for Ohio’s brewers. Ohio’s booming craft beer industry produced more than 1.2 million barrels of beer…
Tuesday, 27 June 2023 11:27

Who Shot Two Women On Gridley Avenue?

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Three guys spraying bullets outside a home, two women injured, and nobody knows who did it. Yet. That's the word from Akron Police, who say three men jumped out of a vehicle that had been driving southbound in the 500 block of Gridley Avenue in Akron's Middlebury neighborhood, at about…
A chemical spill at the University of Akron yesterday that led to an evacuation and one student being taken to the hospital as a precaution. A university spokesperson tells 19 News that it happened in a lab inside the Knight Chemical Building when a student dropped a bottle containing 1,3…
Amazon Web Services (AWS) plans to invest $7.8 billion dollars by the end of 2029,  to expand data center operations in Central Ohio, which, according to Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, is the second-largest single private sector company investment in Ohio history. The new data centers will contain computer servers, data…
Tallmadge Police say the 42 year old suspect upon whom two of their officers openend fire last Thursday, June 22, now faces additional charges. Tallmadge Police Chief, Ronald Williams, says Larry Beal, who is now in custody for Aggravated Arson, will be additionally charged with two counts of felonious assault…
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