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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…
Monday, 14 October 2019 11:39

ODOT Solicits Clever Signage Ideas

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The Ohio Department of Transportation has become known for, at least over the past few years, their clever digital signs overlooking Ohio's highways.  Some of the more memorable signs have come around the holidays, including, "Drive EGG-cellent. Some BUNNY needs you," of course, on Easter. And then, at Christmas time,…
Friday, 11 October 2019 12:49

One of A Kind Care for Sick Pups

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A story featuring One of A Kind Pet Rescue in the Akron Beacon Journal this morning, and the dozens of sick dogs from Scioto County that have just moved in.  Tonya Jonda, Public Relations and Social Media Manager for the No-Kill shelter on West Market Street, explains that all of the dogs…
Thursday, 10 October 2019 08:07

Local Halloween Trick or Treat Times

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SUMMIT COUNTY Akron - 5-7 p.m. Oct. 26. Barberton - 5-7 p.m. Oct. 26. Bath Township - 5-7 p.m. Oct. 27. Boston Heights - 6-8 p.m. Oct. 31. Copley Township - 5-7 p.m. Oct. 27. Cuyahoga Falls - 6-8 p.m. Oct. 26. Coventry Township - 5-9 p.m. Oct. 27. Fairlawn…
Wednesday, 09 October 2019 12:06

City Announces "Aggressive" Snow and Ice Plan

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Last winter the City of Akron received a lot of blowback from citizens upset with the lack of response to a January storm that left several people stuck in the snow, some for days. Mayor Dan Horrigan issued an apology to residents of Akron, saying they were re-evaluating their snow…
Monday, 07 October 2019 11:46

"Dogtober" Event Offers Discounted Pet Adoptions

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The Summit County Division of Animal Control, along with County Executive Ilene Shapiro and Fiscal Officer Kristen M. Scalise, is hosting their special adoption event "Dogtober" from now until November 2nd.  Dogs and puppies are all $25, which includes a Summit County dog license for the remainder of the year.…
Wednesday, 02 October 2019 12:10

Summa Announces New Facility at Akron Campus

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Summa Health announced Wednesday morning plans for a 60-bed, inpatient and outpatient behavioral health facility on its Akron campus. The $60 Million investment is part of the Summa Health Master Facility Plan. The state-of-the-art facility, that's planned to be open by 2022, will provide services for psychiatric patients, trauma patients,…
Tuesday, 01 October 2019 12:05

Cyclist Hit, Killed by Suspected Drunk Driver

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Akron Police are investigating a fatal traffic accident involving a bicyclist from early Tuesday morning.  According to the report, police responded to the intersection of South Broadway and East Exchange Streets for an accident involving injuries. There, they found a bicyclist that was hit by a car that reportedly jumped…
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