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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…
Wednesday, 10 March 2021 09:08

The City of Akron Wants Your Input on New Top Cop

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The City of Akron is looking for your feedback and input as they continue their search for the city's next Police Chief.   In addition to hiring a recruiting firm to assist in the nationwide search, Mayor Dan Horrigan noted that they are looking for input from Akron residents. Those…
Wednesday, 10 March 2021 04:31

Akron Police Investigating West Akron Homicide

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Akron Police are investigating a shooting that left a 36-year-old man dead in West Akron Tuesday night.   Officers first responded to the 800 block of Work Drive just before 6:30 where they found the victim in the backyard of a home. That victim was taken to Akron General where…
The Ohio EPA is offering $3.25 million dollars in grants to support the installation of 500 EV charging stations at 170 locations in 22 counties, including Summit.   The money comes from a $14 billion dollar legal settlement that Volkswagen made with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) related to settle allegations of…
Tuesday, 09 March 2021 11:08

Stan Hywet Opening for Spring Season

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Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens has announced the new theme and opening date for the Spring season.  April 1st marks this year's opening with the theme "Restoration: If This Hall Could Talk," a "celebration of the extensive restoration projects completed throughout the estate since 2015."   Throughout 2021, the tour of…
Tuesday, 09 March 2021 10:35

New Life for the old Akron Airdock

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An aerospace company started by Google co-founder, Sergey Brin, is going to move into and operate Akron's iconic Airdock, where blimps and dirigibles first started being made in 1929.  LTA Research has entered into an agreement with the Development Finance Authority (DFA) of Summit County to sublease space at the…
Tuesday, 09 March 2021 09:49

Ohioans 50+ Eligible For COVID Vaccine This Week

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Tuesday, March 9th marks one year since the first Ohioan was diagnosed with coronavirus and now more Ohioans than ever are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.  Monday, Governor Mike DeWine announced that beginning Thursday, March 11th, Ohioans aged 50 and older will be eligible to begin registering for and…
As of Tuesday afternoon, the U.S. Marshals Service and the Canton Police are reporting that they have arrested Travonce R. Backie in connection to the brutal beating of an elderly man in the city last Saturday.  Backie is now charged with attempted murder, felonious assault, and more.  --  Canton Police…
Friday, 26 February 2021 05:51

UPDATE: 7-Eleven Robbery Suspect Arrested

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UPDATE: The Stow Police Department providing an update on Facebook Friday morning that their suspect, Dylan Cameron Norman is in custody.  According to that update, Norman was arrested after he was noticed by a store clerk in Akron who called police.  --  Stow Police are asking the public's help finding…
Wednesday, 24 February 2021 10:38

Akron Drug, Gun Bust

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Akron Police announcing several arrests connected to recent drug bust in the city.  On Tuesday, February 23rd, members of the Akron Police Anti-Violence Bureau and SWAT conducted two search warrants related to an ongoing drug investigation.  First, officers searched a home in the 500 block of Lafollette Street where they…
This Wednesday, February 24th, and every February 24th from here on out, the City of Akron will celebrate "Dick Goddard Day."  The special day honoring the late Northeast Ohio TV weatherman and renowned animal advocate was lobbied for by Ward 4 Councilwoman Tara Mosley-Samples who said in a statement, "Many…
An accident involving an ATV and a snowmobile on the Portage Lakes left one man dead and another seriously injured over the weekend.    The Summit County Sheriff's Office and the Summit Metro Crash Response Team responded to the West Reservoir near 503 Portage Lakes Drive early Sunday morning at…
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