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Thursday, 22 August 2019 11:32

REPORT: Online Threat Against Falls Middle School

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Police in Cuyahoga Falls are investigating a report of a threat made online that mentioned Roberts Middle School and a school shooting.  The Akron Beacon Journal is reporting that an all-call email alert that was sent to at least the family and staff of RMS Wednesday night; it's unclear if…
Wednesday, 21 August 2019 05:11

Theft Suspect Who Sicced Dogs on Employee Arrested

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Update: Akron Police have arrested Snow's 37-year-old daughter Jennifer Clark (pictured below) in connection to last Friday's theft/dog attack at the Acme on East Avenue. Clark is charged with Aggravated Robbery.  Police add that now both dogs that were unleashed on the Acme store employee are in custody of the…
Tuesday, 20 August 2019 11:36

Social Media Helps Catch Blossom Suspect

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A photo taken at the Korn - Alice In Chains Concert at Blossom on Friday and shared on social media by the Summit County Sheriff's Office has led to the arrest of Ryan Bollas, 44, of Northfield Center Township.   The Sheriff's Office is reporting a 19-year-old woman reported a…
Monday, 19 August 2019 09:46

Suspected Drunk Driver Drove Into Dunkin'

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William Lavery, 70, of Akron is facing a lot of charges, including Driving Under the Influence, after he drove his 2011 Hyundai Sante Fe into the Dunkin' Donuts at 3305 Manchester Road Saturday morning.  The Summit County Sheriff's Office is reporting that Lavery was in the drive thru line at…
Friday, 16 August 2019 05:13

Medical Marijuana Symposium Coming to Akron

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(SUMMIT CO. COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP) Summit County Community Partnership’s medical marijuana committee is hosting a Medical Marijuana Symposium on Friday, September 6, 2019 to provide the community an update on the state of medical marijuana in Ohio and how the law could impact youth, neighborhood residents, employers & their workforce, and…
Thursday, 15 August 2019 11:01

Yasiel Puig Becomes US Citizen

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One of the newest members of the Indians is NOW one of the newest citizens of the United States. Yasiel Puig, who is just coming off of serving a three-game suspension for fighting in his last game with the Reds, and who defected from Cuba in 2012, became an American…
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…
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