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Wednesday, 08 February 2023 11:25

City Of Akron Celebrates "LeBron James Day"

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It is officially "LeBron James Day" in the City of Akron, as Mayor Dan Horrigan congratulated the Akron native and NBA superstar for his record setting performance last night in Los Angeles. James became the all-time N-B-A scoring leader, passing Hall of Famer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's 38-thousand 3-hundred-87 points record that…
Akron police are looking for tips to help them find two carjackers who held up a man and a woman at a gas station in the 700 block of East Archwood Avenue Sunday afternoon, and then drove away in their car.   Police say the robbers, who were armed,  are likely…
Wednesday, 08 February 2023 10:19

Local Firefighters Head to Train Derailment Site

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  Firefighters from Akron and Cuyahoga Falls were called in to help with the emergency response in the Columbiana community of East Palestine,  where a train derailed on Friday, and area residents had to be evacuated on worries of an explosion, and toxic fumes from a controlled hazardous chemical release. Both cities…
While the immediate danger from Friday night's big train derailment in East Palestine is over, local residents are still concerned about the possible long term effects from the chemicals released during the crash, especially when it comes to their water.   A few local families told News5 that they’ve seen several…
Tuesday, 07 February 2023 10:10

The Soap Box Derby Partners with Myers Industries

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Good news for potential derby racers, The International Soap Box Derby is partnering with Myers Industries to give Derby participants a discount on the price of Super Stock car kits and Super Stock car shells for the next 3 years. During the month of February, Super Stock kits will cost…
Pamela Walker, the mother of Jayland Walker, will attend President Biden’s State of the Union Address this evening as the guest of U.S. Congresswomen Emilia Sykes. Jayland Walker’s death gained national attention when the 25-year old black man was fatally shot by eight Akron police officers last June. The investigation…
Monday, 06 February 2023 10:02

A Massive Drug Bust in Cleveland

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The FBI Cleveland Cartel Gang Narcotics and Laundering Task Force  announced a massive drug bust stemming from warrants issued in Cleveland and Painesville earlier this week.  Law enforcement seized more than 80 pounds of suspected fentanyl and other drugs. Officials say the net amount of fentanyl seized is valued at…
Ready to take the plunge into marriage? Why not pair that with a polar plunge?  Barberton Municipal Court Judge Todd McKenny wants to officiate a wedding at the 19th Annual Portage Lakes Polar Bear Jump taking place Saturday Feb. 25th. McKenny says “the couple will experience a thrilling way to…
The Cleveland Browns are continuing their partnership with University Hospitals. UH has been the official health partner for the Browns since 2014 and the team announced yesterday that they will be continuing that partnership.  News5 reports that the two organizations have been focusing on making youth and high school football…
After a three year pandemic-related hiatus, The Akron Community Foundation's "On the Table" event is back, but this year; with a twist.   Communications and Community Investment Officer, Chris Miller tells Jeanne Destro, that now they're doing it entirely online, and giving you the chance to win $25 hundred dollars…
Thursday, 02 February 2023 10:50

Free Garden Workshop and Expo in Akron

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Let’s Grow Akron, a non-profit organization that supports community gardens,  is offering a free growing workshop and expo in Akron. The event will be this Saturday, Feb 4th, from 10am to 2pm at the First Congregational Church of Akron located at 292 East Market St. Some of the topics that…
Conagra Brands is recalling 2.5 million pounds of defectively packaged, and potentially contaminated canned meat and poultry products, most sold under the name of Armour Star Vienna. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says the recall covers 63 products that were shipped to retail locations nationwide. The agency adds that the…
Wednesday, 01 February 2023 10:30

Fire Kills One, Injures Three in Akron

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One person died, and three were taken to the hospital, after a fire at an downtown Akron apartment building in the 700 block of Flemming Street, that happened a little after 6:00PM, Tuesday night, Jan. 31. The Red Cross is now assisting five adults and two children who were displaced…
With below zero wind chills, and some snow expected on Friday, the City of Akron's Summit Lake Community Center will serve as a warming center from 8AM to 7PM for residents in need of shelter from the cold.   While Summit Lake is the one offering extended hours; all the…
Wednesday, 01 February 2023 09:43

Red Cross to Host Volunteer Information Event in Akron

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Looking to help out in your community? The American Red Cross in Northern Ohio has announced that they are in desperate need of volunteers to fill several critical roles and will be hosting an information session for potential volunteers.  The event will take place next Thursday from 5:30 p.m. to…
Wednesday, 01 February 2023 08:54

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Announces 2023 Nominees

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The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announced their list of 17 nominees for induction this May.  Let the arguing and voting begin! Kate Bush Sheryl Crow Missy Elliott Iron Maiden Joy Division/New Order Cyndi Lauper George Michael Willie Nelson Rage Against the Machine Soundgarden The Spinners A Tribe Called…
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