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Thursday, 15 August 2019 05:24

City of Green Updating "Green Alert" System

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The City of Green's Fire Chief is asking residents to take a moment and update their contact information within the city's emergency notification system, Green Alert.   In a press release, Chief Jeff Funai says they're migrating to a new system and need the updated info.    See more from…
Thursday, 15 August 2019 05:14

Summit Co.: FREE Women's Self Defense Class

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  Summit County Prosecutor Sherri Bevan Walsh has announced a free women's self defense class at Nordonia High School next week. See more info below: 
Wednesday, 14 August 2019 11:58

UA Announces New President

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The University of Akron has a new President. He is Gary L. Miller, who is currently the Channcellor at the University of Wisconsin, Green Bay, and will start his new job in Akron on October 1st. You can find the University's official announcement below. Click here to see the press…
Tuesday, 13 August 2019 11:30

Indians, Cavs Release Schedules

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The Cavs have released their 2019-2020 regular season schedule that tips off in Orlando on October 23rd. Three days later the Cavs welcome the Pacers to Rocket Mortgage Field House for the home opener on the 26th. The only nationally televised game for Cleveland is in DC against the Wizards…
Monday, 12 August 2019 11:57

Fatal Motorcycle Crash at Kenmore Leg Construction

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Two people riding on a motorcyle were killed after driving around barriers and through the construction zone on the Kenmore Leg of I-76 Westbound. News 5's reporting that construction workers first called 911 to report the motorcycle that had gone around the barrier some time prior to them arriving at…
Monday, 12 August 2019 11:36

Shooting Outside Firestone CLC, One Dead

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Akron Police say two people were shot after an altercation between two people Sunday night just outside of Firestone Community Learning Center. One person was killed.  The shooting happened near the corner of North Hawkins Avenue and Berendo Avenue around 9 p.m. after the fight escalated, and others became involved.…
Thursday, 08 August 2019 11:36

UA Offering Extended Community Gym Memberships

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(UA) Akron, OH – Aug. 8, 2019 – The University of Akron’s (UA) Student Recreation and Wellness Center is helping the Akron community get healthier by offering lower rates and new membership options to area residents. In addition to 50% rate reductions for both the annual and six-month membership package, community members now…
Thursday, 08 August 2019 09:53

Akron Police Looking for Suspected Dog Thief

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Akron Police are looking for help identifying the suspect (pictured) who stole Booger the service dog from outside the Circle K at 1830 East Waterloo Road back on July 20th.  If you have any information, or are able to identify the suspect, please contact Akron Police Detective A. Lopez at…
Wednesday, 07 August 2019 09:21

One Suspect Identified After Trio Robbed Couple

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Akron Police have identified one suspect and are looking for help finding two more in connection to a Monday night robbery along Grant Street. According to the report, around 10:40, the victim and his girlfriend were walking in the 700 block of Grant Street when a group of three young…
Tuesday, 06 August 2019 12:50

Gov. Proposes Gun, Mental Health Initiatives

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While Governor Mike DeWine spoke at a vigil for the 9 victims who were killed outside of a downtown Dayton bar early Sunday morning, he was met with chants of "DO SOMETHING!" and "WE WANT CHANGE!" and more.  The Governor, in his first term in office, said Tuesday's announcement is…
Monday, 05 August 2019 11:34

Mayor Horrigan Responds to Dayton Massacre

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Following the deadly shooting in the Oregon District, a popular nightlife area of Dayton, Ohio, reactions from leaders across the state and across the nation came pouring in.  From calls for reform, and condolences, emotions were certainly high following the tragic loss of life early Sunday morning; especially considering less…
Thursday, 01 August 2019 10:12

Snow Leopard Cub First View @ Akron Zoo

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Photo op tomorrow for the media at the Akron Zoo, as the new little snow leopard cub preens for the cameras before her big name reveal and first public outing on Saturday.    The cub's mother will choose between names presented on three snacks, and the first one she touches,…
Thursday, 01 August 2019 04:58

Clay Matthews Jr. Headed to Browns Ring of Honor

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Written By Andrew Gribble, ClevelandBrowns.com Senior Writer Clay Matthews wasn’t expecting the call, and he certainly wasn’t expecting what followed. The Browns Legend learned he was headed to the team’s Ring of Honor when general manager John Dorsey surprised him with a phone call earlier this summer. It was a…
Wednesday, 31 July 2019 10:41

APD Investigating Circle K Smash and Grab

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Akron Police are looking for three suspects who drove a vehicle, likely a large one, through the front doors of the Circle K at 1877 Triplett Boulevard early Tuesday morning, loaded up the ATM from inside, and then took off.  An employee of the gas station told police he was…
Tuesday, 30 July 2019 09:12

Former St. V Coach Indicted for Sexual Battery

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Former St. Vincent-St. Mary High School wrestling coach Justin "Harry" Lester has been indicted on sexual battery charges.  According to court documents, it's alleged that Lester, of Uniontown, was having a sexual relationship with a student for more than a year, that started back in April of 2018. At that…
Michael Modjallal of Akron was killed while driving through western Pennsylvania when a deer went through his windshield. The accident reportedly happened just after 4 p.m. Sunday afternoon, along State Route 68 in Connoquenessing.    WKYC.com is reporting that state police say another driver hit the deer, sending it airborne…
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