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Monday, 10 February 2020 12:51

Former Akron Zip Takes Home The Oscar

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University of Akron alum, and former Zips wide receiver Matthew Cherry can add Oscar-winner to his resume. Last night, Cherry won the Academy Award for "Best Animated Short" Sunday for his film "Hair Love" about an African American father learning to do his daughter's hair for the first time. The…
Thursday, 06 February 2020 11:08

Main St. Corridor Project Hits Milestone

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(City of Akron) Today (Wednesday), Mayor Horrigan is pleased to announce that work on Main Street has flipped from the west side of the street to the east side, marking the completion of a vast majority of the major underground utility work on the project. This milestone moves the project…
Wednesday, 05 February 2020 09:18

Red Cross 2020 Acts Of Courage Recipients

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With now less than one month to go before the 24th annual Acts of Courage Award ceremony, the American Red Cross of Northeast Ohio, Summit, Portage, and Medina Counties Chapter has announced their twelve recipients.  The event on March 5th, at the Hilton Akron/Fairlawn will honor local residents who have…
Monday, 03 February 2020 11:06

Attempted Bank Robber Comes Up Short In Akron

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Akron Police detectives are looking for a man they say tried to rob the KeyBank on South Main Street in Akron Friday afternoon.  According to the report, the suspect (pictured) walked in demanding money from a deller. When the teller did not comply with the suspect's demands, he reportedly tried…
Friday, 31 January 2020 04:49

Update: Jackson Teen Found Safe

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Update: The Jackson Township Police Department posted an update to their Facebook page this morning saying that Thomas has been located and is home safe.  No further details have been released.  --  The Jackson Township Police Department is asking for your help finding missing Thomas M. Barbee (pictured), who they…
Thursday, 30 January 2020 05:18

UPDATE: Missing Mansfield Boy, Uncle Found

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Update: Mansfield Police say that they have located missing six-year-old Zane Clay and his uncle Timothy Lee Whitt.  No other details have been posted yet.  --  Mansfield police asking for your help finding a couple of missing persons. They are 44 year old Timothy Lee Whitt, and his six year…
Wednesday, 29 January 2020 12:17

Delivery Driver Turns Tables On Robbers

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Akron Police are investigating a robbery and attempted robbery they say are connected.  Both incidents happened in the same area along Fourth Avenue Monday and both involved pizza delivery drivers.  According to the APD report, a Domino's Pizza delivery driver flagged down an officer at about noon Monday in the…
Thursday, 23 January 2020 12:17

Goodyear Hts. Shooting Victim Identified

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The Summit County Medical Examiner has identified Wednesday's homicide victim who was shot at Eastland and Bethany Avenues Wednesday as 27-year-old Tiffany Rhea from Akron. According to the Akron Police report, Rhea and an unidentified suspect got into a a verbal altercation near the intersection of Eastland Avenue and Bethany…
Friday, 17 January 2020 09:29

Man Steals Beer, Uses Motorized Getaway Cart

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Jackson Township Police are looking for a man who loaded up a motorized shopping cart full of beer and then, very slowly, rode right out the front door without paying for it. Surveillance cameras caught images of the man leaving the Acme Fresh Market on Whipple Avenue around 9 a.m.…
Monday, 13 January 2020 12:31

Caregiver Killed Outside North Canton Group Home

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Jackson Township Police say they have arrested a man in connection to a homicide outside of a group home in North Canton.  Sunday night, just about 10:15, police and EMS were called to 6807 Elaine Avenue Northwest for an assault in progress.  When officers arrived they found the victim, later…
Thursday, 09 January 2020 11:28

Akron Police Investigating Deadly Drive-By Shooting

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Akron Police are investigating a shooting that left one man dead and another injured Wednesday night along Noah Avenue.  About 11:30 p.m. Wednesday police responded to the 700 block of Noah on multiple calls about shots fired. There, they found two men inside a car that had crashed into the…
Tuesday, 07 January 2020 08:46

Officer-Involved Shooting In Akron Early Tuesday

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Update: Akron Police have identified the suspect as 19-year-old Elijah Cade of Akron. He is listed in critical condition at Akron General Hospital.  --  Akron Police are investigating an officer-involved shooting early Tuesday morning at Manchester Road and Kenmore Boulevard.  Just about 12:23 a.m., police officers tried to stop a…
Monday, 06 January 2020 11:52

Red Cross Facing Nationwide Blood Shortage

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The American Red Cross is facing a nationwide blood shortage as blood drives and donations in general typically dwindle during the winter months, specifically the holiday season.  The most urgent need is type O, which is the universal donor. According to a recent press release (below), the Red Cross has…
Thursday, 19 December 2019 11:52

Pizza Delivery Man Threatened To "Kill People"

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Back on December 14th, pizza delivery man Byron Davis of Akron crashed his car into a ditch outside the home of a Green resident. Davis' car needed to be towed out out of the ditch and suffered some damages. Two days later, the Summit County Sheriff's Office says that Davis…
Wednesday, 18 December 2019 08:48

Akron Woman Charged With Stealing State Benefits

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Brittany Anderson of Akron is accused of stealing state child-care benefits and tampering with records. According to the Summit County Sheriff's Office, Anderson, 28, used falsified documents to receive nearly $6,000 in benefits from the Department of Job and Family Services between December 2017 and May of this year. Anderson…
Tuesday, 17 December 2019 12:50

Eviction in Akron: How Legal Aid Can Help

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Akron is number one in Ohio for the number of renters evicted each year, and number twenty four, nationwide. So, Jeanne Destro talked Steve McGarrity, who is the Executive Director of Community Legal Aid in Akron, about what their attorneys can do to help low-income renters.
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