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Tuesday, 21 February 2023 11:02

Kent Police Ordered To Release Video & Pay Fine

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Kent Police not only have to turn over video footage of an April, 2022 arrest that they denied to a citizen who requested it under the terms of Ohio's public records law; they also have to pay a $1 thousand dollar penalty to that citizen for failing to promptly fulfill his…
On Sunday, Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg sent a letter to the CEO of Norfolk Southern warning the company that they need to show unequivocal support for the people of East Palestine. According to The Columbus Dispatch, Buttigieg said that the East Palestine derailment is currently under investigation by the National…
Authorities say the fire last October that destroyed Pavona's Pizza and Mickey's Pub on Sand Run Road was the result of arson. The restaurant, which recently relocated to Cuyahoga Falls, is co-owned by Mark Mickey who authorities say torched his own establishment Akron Beacon Journal reports that police filed an…
69 year old Robert D. Shull was sleeping in his own bed at home, in the 2500 block of Barth Drive, in the City of Green, early yesterday (Sunday morning) when he got struck and killed by a car that crashed into the back of his house. The Summit County…
Officers in Parma have arrested four men they believe to be involved in a slew of car dealership break-ins and luxury car thefts that have recently plagued Northeast, Ohio, including here in Akron. Channel 19 reports that Saturday night a Parma officer spotted a stolen Dodge Durango Hellcat that was…
Gas prices fell in Akron by a little more than 17 cents last week; now averaging $3.21 per gallon. Nationwide; the average is unchanged, at $3.37. GasBuddy.com reports that's because the price of gas hasn't declined in all states, as a result of refinery challenges, and the transition to summer…
An Akron Police officer who has been with the Department for 15 months, has been placed on administrative leave with pay, pending indictment, after being arrested for allegedly taking nude videos of two underage girls. 32 year old Mykel Dillon is charged with 21 felony counts of pandering obscenity involving…
It tore the city in two, literally, and figuratively, back in the '60s when they built it, and now that it's been torn down; the history of Akron's Innerbelt is on display.   The City of Akron's new Innerbelt History Collection, which includes a compilation of audio and video recordings,…
Thursday, 16 February 2023 09:41

Fire at Timber Top Apartments Displaces Residents

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A quick spreading fire at Timber Top apartments has left dozens of residents without a place to stay. Yesterday, around 4:30 pm fire crews from Akron and Cuyahoga Falls responded to a blaze at a 26 unit apartment building on Tree Top Trail.  Several residents told News5 that they heard…
Wednesday, 15 February 2023 11:25

New Record Store Opens in Kenmore

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Vinyl lovers rejoice. A new record shop, Juju Bonz Records, is coming to Music Row in Kenmore. Mayor Dan Horrigan will help celebrate the store's grand opening at a ribbon cutting ceremony this Saturday. Juju Bonz Records, originally located in Canton, will feature new and used records, tapes, and CD’s…
The City of Akron, Summit County, and the Summit County Health Department have released a joint statement indicating there is no evidence that the air and water in our area has been aadversely affected by the toxic chemicals released when a train carrying a number of toxic chemicals including vinyl…
The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) says they estimate that about 3, 500 fish have died as a result of the toxic spill of chemicals in East Palestine after the massive train derailment that occurred Feb. 3rd. The ODNR estimates that the spill had an effect on fish in…
Tuesday, 14 February 2023 09:36

A Carjacking Friday Night in Akron

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A 24-year-old man was carjacked at gunpoint Friday night in Akron.  The incident took place around 10pm in the parking lot of Gatsby’s Pub in the 2500 block of Romig Road. Police say a black SUV pulled up next to the victim and two masked men got out and held…
Akron's Stan Hywett Hall & Gardens will be the spotlight soon, as the popular PBS TV series, Antiques Roadshow will tape an episode for next season at the local attraction which is on the national register of historic places, on June 6th.   The show gives fans a chance to have family treasures and heirlooms…
Monday, 13 February 2023 10:42

Gas Price Drop In Akron

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  Gas prices fell in Akron by 1.6 cents last week, to an average of $3.38 per gallon. Nationwide, the decline was a bit more pronounced; falling 7.6 cents to an average of $3.37 per gallon. GasBuddy.com reports  it was the second week in a row of gasoline price declines,…
The fallout from the train derailment in East Palestine continues with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) identifying additional toxic chemicals released during the crash and controlled burn, and local authorities telling some residents that their drinking water may be at risk. The EPA sent a letter to the Norfolk…
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