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Monday, 04 October 2021 04:30

Two Homicides in Akron Over the Weekend

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Akron Police are investigating two more homicides in the city this past weekend.   First, Friday night around 9:30, officers responded to the 500 block of Fuller Street where they found a 21-year-old male with at least one gunshot wound inside of a car. Detectives determined the car was traveling…
Ohio's new "Vax-2-School" lottery begins Monday October 3, now with $2 million dollars worth of college and career training scholarships up for grabs, instead of the originally advertised $1 million. Ohio Department of Health Director, Dr. Bruce Vanderhoff, says the promotion which is designed to increase vaccinations for young people,…
Thursday, 30 September 2021 10:51

Akron Zoo's Lions Test Positive for COVID-19

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The African Lions at the Akron Zoo have tested positive for COVID-19, per an update from the zoo this morning.   There are five lions at the local zoo, all of whom are positive.   In a release this morning, the Akron Zoo says out of an abundance of caution…
Tuesday, 28 September 2021 11:08

Robbery Suspects: Akron Police Asking for Tips

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Akron police are looking for a couple of suspects who got away with an undisclosed amount of cash after holding up a Subway restaurant in the 1000 block of Kenmore Avenue last Thursday, September 23. No one was hurt during the incident, which happened just before 9:00 PM. The suspect…
Friday, 24 September 2021 05:39

Akron Marathon Saturday, In Person

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The FirstEnergy Akron Marathon happening in the city Saturday, with more health and safety measures in place than ever before.   All runners and volunteers for the event must shot proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 or a negative COVID-19 test result that was taken within 72 hours of tomorrow's…
Wednesday, 22 September 2021 04:22

Stanley Ford Guilty

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Stanley Ford, the Akron man accused of setting three fires, including two dealy house fires that killed nine people between 2016 and 2017, is guilty on 26 of the 29 charges against him. The 62-year-old Sherbondy Hill resident was found guilty by a Summit County jury Tuesday all 22 counts of…
Friday, 10 September 2021 04:19

Falls Police, FBI Looking for Bank Robbery Suspect

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(Cuyahoga Falls Police Facebook) -- At approximately 11:20 AM, a woman entered the Huntington Bank located at 2303 2nd Street in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. When she approached the teller counter, she showed the teller a note demanding money. She was last seen leaving the area on foot. She is further…
Thursday, 09 September 2021 10:09

Akron's Five Point Plan to Reduce Violence

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(City of Akron) Akron, Ohio, September 9, 2021 — Today, Akron Mayor Dan Horrigan released a Five Point Framework for Community Violence Reduction in Akron.  The Framework is designed to communicate the City’s broad work in the area of violence reduction, identify key partners in these varied and ongoing efforts, and inspire further community…
Tuesday, 31 August 2021 05:42

U.S. Marshals: Missing Teens Believed to be in Akron

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U.S. Marshals are asking the public's help finding three missing Akron-area teens. The search for the three girls started as a part of Operation Safe Space earlier in August. First, 15-year-old Zamaria Hill has been missing out of Barberton sicne January 14th. Fourteen-year-old Cyncere Franklin was last seen more recently,…
This past Thursday, the South Summit Water Rescue Team took to the Portage Lakes for a live-action, mass casualty training event.  Roughly 100 members of the New Franklin Fire Department, Green Fire, Coventry Fire, Akron Fire, Twinsburg Fire, and other agencies were on hand for the "all hands on deck"…
(Summit County Public Health) [Akron, OH] – In an effort to increase COVID-19 vaccination rates in Summit County, starting on August 27, 2021, Summit County Public Health (SCPH) will offer $100.00 Visa or MasterCard gift cards to any Ohio resident 12 and over receiving their first dose of a COVID-19…
Monday, 23 August 2021 05:01

Help Find Missing Elderly Man

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83 year old George Robotkay has dementia, and has been missing since last night. Strongsville police say the 5'6, 145 pound, white man with hazel eyes and brown hair left his home on Century Oak Drive , and they are concerned for his safety. For more information, visit the Endangered Missing…
Blossom Music Center, Jilly's Music Room, Musica, and the Kent Stage are just a few of several Northeast Ohio music venues that will begin requiring proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test to enter.   That joint announcement coming Wednesday amid increasing COVID-19 cases across the region, the state,…
Wednesday, 18 August 2021 10:35

Second Trial For Accused Akron Arsonist Continues

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The second trial of Stanley Ford, the man accused of killing nine in two separate house fires in his own Akron neighborhood, is continuing this week.    Jury selection in Summit County Common Pleas Court began Monday as testimony is expected to start August 30th.   Stanley's first trial, which…
Thursday, 12 August 2021 05:44

Medina Township Woman Missing Since Monday

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Medina Township Police are asking the public's help finding a woman who's been missing since early Monday morning.  According to reports, Jane Milota dropped off her autistic adult son at the Westfield Inn about 7:30 in the morning Monday and then never showed up to work at Arby's off of…
US Marshals are looking for 18 year old Michael Lloyd Junior, of Akron, and offering a reward for information that would lead to his capture.   Lloyd is wanted on aggravated murder charges for the April 6th drive-by shooting that resulted in the death of 17 year old Davieon Frazier,…
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