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Thursday, 02 November 2023 08:55

City Of Akron Unveils New Website

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It's new, improved, and a whole lot more user-friendly. That's what City of Akron officials are saying about their newly designed website, AkronOhio.gov. Listen now, as our Morning Show Host, Ray Horner, talks about it with Akron Mayor, Dan Horrigan.  
As the Ohio High School football play-offs kicked off this past weekend, state lawmakers are working to bring ticket prices for games down. House Bill 311 looks to revamp the current OHSAA pricing model to guarantee that the price paid online for tickets is the same price paid at the…
Akron Police say the suspect they believe shot and killed a 26 year old man on October 2, is now behind bars. US Marshals arrested 18 year old Robert Greenlee on Friday at a home in the 400 block of Hardman Drive in Cuyahoga Falls. He's charged with murder in…
  Akron Police say what started as a verbal altercation inside the VE Poetry Cafe at 2539 Romig Road, ended up as a shooting which claimed the life of 17 year old Anthony Elliot, of Cleveland, and injured two adults. Summit County Medical Examiners officials say after the incident started…
Akron Police are trying to find out who shot and killed one man, and put another in the hospital, after a shooting outside a bar in the 300 block of East South Street, at Legends Lounge. It happened about 12:40AM, Saturday morning, and police say that when they arrived they…
Former Republican State Rep. Bob Young of Green was in court yesterday facing charges of domestic violence and assault stemming from a July 7th altercation with his wife.  The Akron Beacon Journal reports that Young’s wife testified in Barberton Municipal Court that Young hit her in the side of the…
Wednesday, 25 October 2023 04:46

Murder-Suicide Victims Identified in Akron

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The two victims of a murder-suicide in Akron on Monday have been identified, as 44 year old Christina Spigner, and 38 year old Jonathan Deford.   The Summit County Medical Examiner's office says Deford shot Spigner, and then himself; listing her cause of death as homicide, and his as suicide.…
When police arrived at a home in the 400 block of Lansing Road in Ellet at about 7:40PM Monday; they found a woman shot multiple times, dead in the driveway, and the house on fire.  Then, after firefighters extinguished the blaze; they found a man dead from a single gunshot…
Monday, 23 October 2023 07:23

US Marshals Seek Alleged Killer

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US Marshals on are the hunt for an alleged killer, and they're offering a reward for information that can help find him.   28 year old Martell King, who they say is known to frequent the Akron-Cleveland area,  allegedly shot a 26 year old man in the 21 hundred block of 12th…
Author David Giffels, who has written seven books, primarily focused on life and culture in Ohio, is out with book number eight; a new, and deeper look at the '70's era, Akron-based New Wave rock band, DEVO. As you'll hear in the following interview with WAKR Morning Show Host, Ray…
Thursday, 19 October 2023 10:50

Police Investigate Two Shootings In Akron

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Akron police say they took a 23 year old man into custody in connection with a shooting at about 4:45PM Wednesday afternoon, near the Stop And Go Mini Mart in the 1200 block of Diagonal Road, which left a 27 year old man with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound to the…
In Canton, the Hall of Fame village is preparing for the cold with tickets for their Winter Blitz festival going on sale tomorrow. The Winter Blitz which debuted last year, will run from Dec. 8th through Jan. 15th and feature a variety of attractions each weekend including, the Touchdown Tubing…
Brian Nelson, who is Summit County Executive Ilene Shapiro's Chief of Staff, is attending a Polymer-related business trade show in Germany this week, hoping to convince one or more of the many companies attending from all around the world, to move some of their operations to the Akron area. While…
A kidnapping, a SWAT standoff, teargas, and a suspect arrested while hiding under a pile of clothes. That's what went down in Akron Sunday afternoon, starting at around 4:00 PM when a 29 year old mother callied police to report  that her 5 year old son, Carson Eckel, had been…
Gas prices have continued to drop nationwide over the past week, despite concerns about potential disruptions from the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in the Middle East. Global oil prices have stabilized at a little over $90 dollars per barrel so far today, and Gasbuddy.com reports the price of a gallon of gas…
A fire early Sunday Morning caused extensive damage to the historical Heritage House in Stow’s Silver Springs Park.  President of Stow Historical Society Bryan Menke tells the Akron Beacon Journal that the second floor of the house is a complete loss, collapsing into the first floor,  and that many documents,…
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