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Thursday, 02 March 2023 09:00

East Palestine Train Derailment: Update

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Cleanup after the recent Norfolk-Southern train derailment continues, with the removal of approximately 1 point 8 million gallons of liquid, and 700 tons of solid toxic waste so far, according to the Ohio EPA. Plans are also underway to ensure better training for first responders called in to deal with…
The Ohio House of Representatives passed a massive $12.6 billion transportation budget yesterday that included funds for improving transportation infrastructure and allocated money for a potential new Amtrak route. The bill also addressed some rail safety concerns in the wake of the East Palestine train derailment.  According to The Columbus…
Wednesday, 01 March 2023 10:40

Man Selling Shoes in Stow Shot by Buyer

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A 19-year-old Stow man says he was meeting up with another person to sell a pair of shoes when the potential buyer shot him.  Stow Police say the incident occurred Monday just before 7pm in the 3400 block of Adaline Drive. Authorities tell News 5 that the victim was shot in…
Wednesday, 01 March 2023 08:26

East Palestine Train Derailment: Update

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The cleanup of toxic chemicals from the East Palestine train derailment continues, but they way they're doing it has changed.  Because heavy rains on Monday increased water flow in the contaminated section of a nearby creek; all that extra water is being vaccuumed out, and taken away to licensed hazardous…
In a contentious meeting that the Akron Beacon Journal described as a “racially tinged public display of dysfunction,” the Akron City Council missed the deadline to name their nominees for the new Citizen’s Police Oversight Board. In a meeting that lasted 5 hours, running from 7 p.m. to midnight, the…
Tuesday, 28 February 2023 09:25

East Palestine Train Derailment: Update

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Ohio Governor Mike DeWine released an update on the latest developments on the catastrophic February 3rd train derailment in East Palestine, yesterday. Some of the high points include that private contractors have been using a process known as "sediment washing", to remove contaminants from two nearby creeks. In addition, he says…
Researchers at the Cleveland Clinic say they have found a link between erythritol, a popular artificial sweetener, and increased risk of heart attack and stroke. The reason, they say, is that the substance which is found in many "zero sugar", keto, and other products marketed to help people avoid sugar, actually…
Monday, 27 February 2023 15:12

Two Homicides In Akron Over Weekend

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Akron police are investigating two murders from over the weekend. On Saturday, 31 year old William Hackney of Akron, was found with gunshot wounds in a vehicle parked in front of a residence the 700 block of Dunbar Drive, near downtown. The other victim, 24 year old Akron resident, Tha…
The 32-year old woman who crashed her car into a home in Green and killed a sleeping man has been charged with aggravated vehicular homicide and driving while intoxicated. Fox 8 News reports that last Sunday around 2:30 am, Hallie Maczko of Green was driving down Mayfair Road when she crossed…
Cleveland Breweries take care of each other. At least that’s the case with Saucy Brew Works. Cleveland.com reports that Saucy Brew Works is offering a free daily meal and beer to workers who were recently laid off from Platform Beer Company in Cleveland. Saucy Brew Works is located on Detroit Ave.…
The unions at Akron public schools are throwing their support behind the school board after the recent resignation of Akron Public School's Superintendent Christine Fowler-Mack.  The Akron Beacon Journal reports that a letter signed by the Akron Education Association and 4 other unions in the district, states that it was…
Friday, 24 February 2023 10:37

Ohio EPA on Site at Oakwood Village Foundry Explosion

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The Ohio EPA is on site of another accident in the state this week. This time at the Oakwood Village foundry where a massive explosion took place earlier this week. The explosion at the I. Schumann & Co. factory left one dead and 12 injured. Now Channel 19 reports that the…
Updated 2/24/23 The Director of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Mary Mertz, says they estimate more than 38 thousand fish; mostly small minnows, along with more than 5 thousand other aquatic creatures like salamanders and crayfish, were killed by the toxic chemicals released when a Norfolk-Southern Railway train derailed…
Thursday, 23 February 2023 09:59

Help Find Missing Woman

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The Summit County Sheriff's Office is looking for tips to help them find a missing woman.   61 year old Brenda Stewart reportedly walked away from her home in the City of Green on February 7th, without her cell phone or any of her other belongings. Despite searches conducted by…
An arrest warrant has been issued in connection to the August 2022 hit-and-run death of a Kent State University Student.  3News reports that 19-year-old Timothy Brind of Atwater has been indicted by a grand jury for failing to stop after an accident that killed 22-year-old Colin Pho. Pho was riding an…
Thursday, 23 February 2023 09:44

New Food Pantry Opens at Akron Children's Hospital

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A new food pantry at Akron Children’s Hospital is hoping to help ease the burden for families facing food insecurity.  Cleveland.com reports that the new food pantry at Akron Children’s, known as the Food Farmacy will help families in need of food, especially those who have a child experiencing chronic health…
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