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Three men were shot, and one of them died, after an argument escalated into a shootout in South Akron, a little before noon on Monday, May 22.   Police say they found two men injured outside a house in the 14 hundred block of South Main Street, and another man,…
The Republican led Ohio Senate is looking to overhaul how county boards collect and maintain voter data, with the passage of the DATA Act.  As reported by the Capitol Journal, the bill, which seeks to standardize information and improve record-keeping practices, stems from a report commissioned by the America First…
People who live in Akron and surrounding communities might be seeing brown, discolored water coming out of their taps this week, as the  City of Akron flushes out fire hydrants, to evaluate them for fire operations.. As a result, the city is urging residents not to use the discolored water for…
A  drive by shooting on I-76 near State Route 21 in Norton claimed the life of an as yet unidentified 40 year old man last evening (Wednesday, May 17) at about 5:35, and the Summit County Medical Examiner's office is calling it a homicide. They say the man was driving on on…
Wednesday, 17 May 2023 10:02

Bees Take Flight at the Akron-Canton Airport

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Things are taking flight at the Akron-Canton Airport, and not just the planes. Through a partnership with the Hartville Honey Bee Farm, 60 Bee colonies now call the airport home.  The airport tells News5 that the bee initiative is all about their ongoing commitment to environmental stewardship and sustainability. Airport…
A Wheeling and Lake Erie Railway Company train derailed Medina County's Spencer Township early this morning, and as a result; traffic is shut down on route Route 301 between Rt. 162 and Spencer Mills Road. Watch live coverage from WKYC TV, here: There are no reports of injuries or a toxic…
Akron's new Fire Station # 12 at 112 S. Hawkins Avenue, will be 14,959 sq. ft. , cost approximately $9.5M, and is expected to be open by late next summer.  Akron City officials broke ground on the new facility in the city's Wallhaven neighbhorhood today. It will include: 3 full apparatus…
Tuesday, 16 May 2023 11:37

Jobs, Jobs, Jobs: Helping You Find Work

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Both the State of Ohio and the Federal Government today announced a new push to help Americans find good jobs whether or not they have a college degree. Ohio Governor Mike DeWine signed an executive order expanding the state's efforts to be a model employer in skill-based hiring practices. The…
A heroic rescue in Coventry Township last week where a Summit County deputy and a neighbor helped save a 92-year-man from a burning home. News5 reports that it happened around 5pm on May 10th, when Deputy Brian Gorham answered a fire call and arrived at a Portage Lakes home engulfed…
A fourth suspect has now been charged in connection with the shooting death of 8 year old MiKayla Pickett of Akron, and with the injury of another girl, who was 14 at the time. They were caught in a hail of bullets during a backyard birthday party, outside a home…
Akron City officials plan to break ground tomorrow (Tuesday, May 16) on what will become the new Fire Station #12. It will replace the aging, and no longer suitable station now located at 1852 West Market Street, in Akron's Wallhaven neighborhood. The new station will be near the corner of…
An advocacy group, and a few Ohio residents are suing over the August special election passed by Ohio lawmakers last week. The Beacon Journal reports that The One Person One Vote coalition, that filed their suit with the Ohio Supreme Court, says the "The question every voter should be asking…
Friday, 12 May 2023 09:53

Senate Committee Advances Rail Safety Bill

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A Senate committee on Wednesday approved a rail-safety bill that was introduced in response to the toxic train derailment in East Palestine last February. This, as another Norfolk Southern train derailed in New Castle Pennsylvania yesterday, only about 20 miles from East Palestine. Thankfully this time no hazardous materials were…
Akron Police and the Summit County Medical Examiner's Office are trying to identify the body of a woman found dead in the 900 block of Valdes Avenue, not far from where it intersects with Copley Road, in West Akron. Akron Police say a woman who lives nearby notified them yesterday…
Akron Police are asking for the public’s  help finding a group of suspects who stole a safe full of guns from a home in Highland Square and may have been involved in a carjacking moments later. Officers say that Wednesday around 11:45 am members of the U.S. Marshals  Northern Ohio…
Thursday, 11 May 2023 09:47

A Car Dealership Theft off Medina Road

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Another heist from a car dealership in Northeast Ohio that led to a high speed chase.  News 5 reports that it happened in the early hours of May 4th at Southern Select Auto Sales on Medina Road. Surveillance video from the dealership shows at least 6 masked men involved in…
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