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Monday, 02 March 2020 11:03

Ravenna Sanctuary Looking For Homes For Pigs

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Looking to adopt a pot belly pig? Well, the Happy Trails Farm Animal Sanctuary says they've got a surplus. The Ravenna-based sanctuary is taking to social media looking to find loving homes for some of their pig population:  "We are at capacity for pot belly pigs. We are unable to help shelters and…
Thursday, 27 February 2020 11:31

Police: Woman Stabbed Live-In Boyfriend

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An Akron woman was arrested after a fight with her live-in boyfriend Wednesday night.  Just after 11 p.m., Akron Police were called to a home in the 20 block of Royal Place. When police arrived, they found the 42-year-old male victim with a stab wound to his chest.  The victim…
Wednesday, 26 February 2020 10:34

UPDATE: Satirical Site Behind Sheeran Hoax

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Update: It's come to my attention that the story regarding the Ed Sheeran church hoax... is a hoax!!  The Portsmouth, Ohio Official page has become known for tricking the public, like when they posted the story about the Travis Tritt impersonator back in May.  The page has officially been outed…
Wednesday, 26 February 2020 09:13

Stow Police ID Speedway Robbery Suspects

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The Stow Police Department has released the names of the two suspects in the armed robbery of the Speedway gas station at 1045 Graham Road on February 23rd.  The suspects (pictured) have been identified as Shaun Patrick Phipps and Ashleigh Michelle Mayfield. In addition to robbing the gas station of…
Monday, 24 February 2020 11:40

Bath Man Arrested After Bar Fight

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Early Sunday morning the Summit County Sheriff's Office responded to Pick's Bar in Coventry Township.  Shortly after deputies arrived around 1:30 a.m., they arrested 34-year-old Cody Butzer of Bath Township.  According to the Sheriff's report, Butzer punched two men, leaving one with several broken bones in his face and the…
Monday, 24 February 2020 05:00

Stow Police Looking For Armed Robbers

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Stow Police are looking for a man and woman they say robbed the Speedway at 1045 Graham Road Sunday morning.  Just after 8 a.m. Sunday, police were called to the gas station about an armed robbery. After demanding cash and cigarettes, police say the suspects grabbed keys belonging to an…
Thursday, 20 February 2020 11:49

Woman Assaulted Dental Worker, Trashed Office

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An Akron woman was arrested Wednesday after she reportedly assaulted an employee at a Coventry Township dental office and then trashed that office.  The Summit County Sheriff's Office was called to the Kenmore Family Dental Center Wednesday for a disturbance. The suspect, identified as 33-year-old Tamar Maple, became upset at…
Thursday, 20 February 2020 11:21

$5K Reward for Info on Copley Road Robber

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Akron police are looking for a suspect in a string of armed robberies on Copley Road, and there is a $5 thousand dollar reward offered for help catching him. Crimestoppers Offers Reward Summit County Crimestoppers, Inc. is offering a reward of up to $5,000.00 for information leading to the arrest…
Thursday, 20 February 2020 09:11

Three Of Five Escaped Inmates Now In Custody

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Three of the five inmates who escaped from a Canton correctional facility last week are back in custody.  Back on February 10th, Michael Fisher, Jaden Miller, Joshua Bingham, Jason Drake, and Vincent Blanc all escaped custody from the Stark County Regional Community Corrections Center.  The Canton Division of the Northern Ohio…
Wednesday, 19 February 2020 09:45

Cavs, Beilein Part Ways

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As quickly as it started the John Beilein era in Cleveland is over.  Reports are that the Cleveland Cavaliers and the first-year head coach have agreed to part ways Tuesday. It was a rough transition for first-time NBA coach Beilein who signed a five-year deal with the Cavs after twelve…
Tuesday, 18 February 2020 10:26

Firefighters Chili Challenge Friday, Lock 3

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(City of Akron) - The 14th Annual Firefighters’ Chili Challenge, sponsored by the City of Akron, will take place at Lock 3 on Friday, February 21st. Chili will be served starting at 11AM and go until 1PM or until the chili runs out, whichever comes first. Awards take place at 1PM. Each…
Tuesday, 18 February 2020 09:49

Children Services Hosting Foster Open House Event

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The opioid epidemic is largely to blame for the current foster care system crisis in the state of Ohio and across the country. Substance use and abuse has led to more children in the system, with fewer than ever qualified homes for them. In Summit County alone, there are more…
Monday, 17 February 2020 12:21

Cavs And Beilein Reportedly Close To Parting Ways

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Reports around the NBA are that the Cavs and first-year head coach John Beilein could be close to parting ways. ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski is reporting that the Cavs and Beilein have mutually discussed him stepping down.  ESPN story on Cleveland and John Beilein discussing his early exit as coach —…
Monday, 17 February 2020 10:04

Gas Prices Up In Akron

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(GasBuddy.com) Akron gas prices have risen 16.8 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.36/g today, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 372 stations. Gas prices in Akron are 26.3 cents per gallon lower than a month ago and stand 17.9 cents per gallon higher than a year ago.According…
Friday, 14 February 2020 12:03

Akron Area Y Looking To Fill Dozens Of Positions

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(Akron Area Y) In celebration of its 150 years in serving the community, the Akron Area Y is holding a HIRING DAY, for all of their locations, on Friday, April 3 from 1-6 p.m. at the Kohl Y (477 E. Market Street, Akron, 44304) One-hundred and fifty part-time jobs including open-positions for Before/After…
Thursday, 13 February 2020 11:18

Jason Kipnis Says Goodbye To Cleveland

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After spending the first nine years of his career with the Cleveland Indians, Jason Kipnis has officially said "goodbye."  Following the 2019 season, the Indians decided not to pick up the option on the veteran utility player who was a huge part of the 2016 World Series Run, leaving Kipnis…
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