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New Franklin Police say 90 year old Joseph Latona is missing, and they need your help to find him. Police say he left his home, which is located near Portage Lakes State Park, to go for a walk at about 9PM on Wednesday. They were asking for volunteers to help…
The National Transportation Safety Board's hearing into exactly what happened, and what caused the Norfolk-Southern Railways train derailment and subsequent toxic chemical release continues today. Watch now:
The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium is giving guests a way to offer their love and support to animal expert and advocate Jack Hanna, with his family speaking out about Hanna’s Alzheimer’s diagnosis.  News 3 reports that a green mailbox has been set up inside the zoo’s guest relations office where…
East Palestine residents are getting the rare oppotunity to have the National Transportation Board actually set up shop, and hold a field hearing in their community today. NTSB Board members are interviewing first responders and others from the area, about the massively destructive Norfolk-Southern Railways train derailment last February, which…
Wednesday, 21 June 2023 08:54

Akron Public Schools: We Need More Money

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Akron Public Schools new CFO & Treasurer, Stephen Thompson, says they're running low on cash, and they may need to ask voters to approve a new school levy sometime soon. Exactly how soon, and for how much, is still up in the air, though the School Board may take up…
A traffic stop in Rootstown led to the seizure of $13,000 in prepaid debit cards, $1,000 in cash, and a block of hash. Channel 19 News reports that during a June 13th traffic stop on I-76 eastbound police detected the smell of marijuana and searched the car finding the cards,…
New information is coming out this week about symptoms related to "Long Haul COVID", the sometimes debilitating continuing constellation of both physical and mental issues that can plague people who have been infected with COVID-19, sometimes for months or years, after catching even a mild dose of the virus. Cleveland.com…
Monday, 19 June 2023 11:34

Two Men Injured In South Akron Shootings

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Two men were injured less than a mile from one another when they got shot in South Akron over the past few days. First, police say they found a 27 year old man with multiple gunshot wounds at a home in the 600 block of Corice Street, just before 3:00…
A 68-year-old Parma Heights woman has died after falling and being struck by an ambulance.  Parma Heights Police say it happened Saturday night, after concerned neighbors called police to check on the woman. News 5 reports that police arrived and forced entry into the apartment and found the woman conscious…
The family of Jayland Walker, has filed a lawsuit in federal court against the City of Akron, it's police department, and Mayor, Dan Horrigan. In the suit, announced Friday, June 16, the Walker family alleges police used excessive force when they shot and killed Walker last year. In addition, the…
He’s in the hospital now with stab wounds, and in critical  condition.  But, nobody knows, or at least nobody is telling police yet; who stabbed the 30 year old man in the chest at a party near the corner of Brown Street and Lover’s Lane late last night or early…
Big fun in downtown Akron on Saturday, June 17, as the city teams up with Unknwn footwear and apparel company, for the Courtyard Classic 3-on-3 basketballl tournament and block party on South Main Street, from 3:00 PM to 10PM. It celebrates the launch of the limited edition Unknwn/Nike/LeBron James XX…
Thursday, 15 June 2023 09:05

Frozen Strawberry and Mixed Fruit Recall

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Frozen strawberries and mixed fruit sold at retailers including Walmart and Costco are being recalled because of concerns about possible contamination with Hepatitis A. Brands include Great Value, and Rader Farms. Hepatitis A is a highly contagious liver infection spread through close contact with infected individuals, or by consuming foods…
Some Ohioans are fed up with what they see as government inaction, and they're taking it to the streets. In Columbus Wednesday, some East Palestine residents gathered at the Statehouse, to protest what they believe is not enough government action on their behalf to help them deal with serious health…
He was wearing a ski mask, had the extended magazine of a gun sticking out of his waistband, and was standing at a bus stop on in the 2100 Block of 6th Street SW about 9:00 PM Tuesday, June 13. That’s when Akron Police say they got suspicious about 24…
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…
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