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Friday, 08 November 2019 04:14

Local McDonald's Offering Free Veterans Day Meals

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UNION TOWN, OH (November 8, 2019) Local McDonald’s Owner/Operator Tom Locke wants to thank veterans for protecting the freedom we all enjoy in the United States. “I appreciate our veterans’ service every day of the year.  Veterans Day provides an annual reminder to demonstrate that gratitude in a meaningful way,” Locke…
Thursday, 07 November 2019 11:53

Mother Arrested After Infant's B.A.C. .359%

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Davonna Reed, 32,  of Springfield Township has been arrested, charged with felony child endangering and obstructing justice. Late last month, Reed brought her to three-month-old daughter to Akron Children's Hospital with an illness. It was later determined that the baby had a blood alcohol content of .359 percent. After a…
Wednesday, 06 November 2019 04:15

Local Election Results

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Akron Mayoral Race:  Vote for not more than 1 (WITH 137 OF 137 PRECINCTS COUNTED) Daniel Horrigan (DEM) . . . . . . 19,959 77.39 1,756 1,782 16,421 Josh Sines (REP) . . . . . . . . 5,832 22.61 956 290 4,586 City of Green Mayoral Race:…
Tuesday, 05 November 2019 09:04

SCSO Looking For Sneaker Green Sneaker Thief

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The Summit County Sheriff's Office is looking for an armed robbery suspect they say held up a group of people who were meeting him to sell a pair of shoes.  According to the report, back on November 1st, the Cordon Harris, 19, met an acquaintance and four other people to…
Friday, 01 November 2019 12:31

Endangered Missing Adult Alert-Cancelled

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11-3-19 Update: The missing adult alert has been cancelled. Mr. Waters returned to his home on his own, over the weekend. _______________________________ An endangered missing adult alert has been issued for 71 year old Barberton resident, George Waters. He's been missing from his home on 36th Street since yesterday afternoon, suffers…
Friday, 01 November 2019 12:31

Endangered Missing Adult Alert

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A 71 year old Barberton man has gone missing, and an endangered missing adult alert is going out now, asking area residents to be on the lookout for him, and to call police if they see him. George Waters of 36th Street in Barberton is believed to be driving a…
Friday, 01 November 2019 12:31

Endangered Missing Adult Alert

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A 71 year old Barberton man has gone missing, and an endangered missing adult alert is going out now, asking area residents to be on the lookout for him, and to call police if they see him. George Waters of 36th Street in Barberton is believed to be driving a…
Friday, 01 November 2019 11:34

Most Deer-Car Crashes In November, Officials Warn

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State officials are warning drivers to beware of deer, as November is typically the month with the most deer-related crashings in Ohio. Governor Mike DeWine urging safe practices on state roadways, including reducing distracted driving, especially at dusk and dawn, when deer are most active. See the full press release from…
Monday, 28 October 2019 11:34

Free METRO RTA Rides Election, Veterans Day

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METRO RTA offered two days of free rides in November, Election Day and Veterans Day. Regarding Election Day, which is November 5th, METRO Executive Director Dawn Distler said in a press release they want to make it easy for everyone to get to the polls. Distler says of the Veterans Day offer,…
Friday, 25 October 2019 10:54

Former UA Basketball Player Suing School, Coach

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A former University of Akron basketball player is suing the school and head coach John Groce, claiming that the University "failed to remedy the discriminatory, hostile environment" on the team. Mark Kostelac claims that he was the victim of discrimination because he's white and Catholic on a primarily African American…
Tuesday, 22 October 2019 12:07

Ohio Soldier Killed in GA Training Accident

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United States Army Corporal Thomas Cole Walker, of Conneaut, Ohio, was one of three soldiers killed during a training exercise at Fort Stewart in Georgia early Sunday morning. The military members, identified as Cpl Walker, Sfc. Bryan Andrew Jenkins, of Florida, and Pfc. Antonio Gilbert Garcia, of Arizona, died when…
Monday, 21 October 2019 10:47

Akron Announces Leaf Removal Schedule

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Akron, Ohio, October 21, 2019 – City of Akron leaf removal will begin Monday, November 4 in Ward 3. Signs will be posted in wards prior to pick-up dates. We remind residents not to rake leaves into the street until the day before scheduled leaf pickup.  For residents wishing to have leaves…
Thursday, 17 October 2019 11:51

Suspects Bump Into Victim, Steal Car

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Akron Police are investigating an armed robbery after two men bumped their car into another vehicle and then stole that car.  About 6:45 Wednesday evening, a man and a woman were sitting in their car in the area of Work Drive and Wildwood Avenue when another car ran into their's.…
Wednesday, 16 October 2019 09:39

Akron Children's Offering Flu Vaccine in Schools

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(AKRON CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL) Beginning this week, Akron Children’s will offer flu vaccines in a dozen school districts, making it easier and more convenient than ever to get children immunized.  “The best way to minimize or avoid the spread of influenza is to get an annual flu vaccine,” said Michele Wilmoth,…
Wednesday, 16 October 2019 05:54

"Sheriff" Clothes, Gun Stolen from Akron Home

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Someone broke into a home in Akron's Firestone Park neighborhood around midnight, Monday, and stole a semi-auto rifle, ammo, and clothing with the word "sheriff" printed on them. Ring surveillance video caught the man in the back of the home rummaging through a van that was unlocked in the driveway.…
Monday, 14 October 2019 12:58

Kent Police Arrest Campus Creeper

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Kent Police have arrested the Kent State "pervert" whose been caught on doorbell security camera at two different Kent State sorority houses three times in the last month and a half, wearing nothing but underwear. According to a post to the Kent PD Facebook page, police were able to identify the…
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