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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…
Friday, 26 July 2019 09:39

Parma Man Killed Along Coventry Twp Road

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The Summit County Sheriff's Office is reporting a 29-year-old man from Parma was killed in that accident that closed State Mill Road in Coventry Township for more than 3 hours Friday morning. Reports are that two pedestrians were walking along State Mill Road, one of them, the man that was…
Thursday, 25 July 2019 12:39

Accused Arsonist Ordered for Further Evaluation

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A Summit County judge has ordered another psychiatric evaluation at an outside facility of accused Akron arsonist and murderer Stanley Ford.  News 5 is reporting that Ford, who was initially uncooperative with his legal team, was previously evaluated by a court psychologist and that the results were inconclusive.  Ford, set…
Wednesday, 24 July 2019 11:56

Homeless Services Halted at 15 Broad St.

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Once again, the property at 15 Broad Street in Akron's Middlebury neighborhood is being given the "cease and desist" order by the City of Akron, after it was found that homeless people were sleeping there, against the previous orders of the city.  Earlier this year, Sage Lewis with Akron's Homeless…
Wednesday, 24 July 2019 07:12

UPDATE: Pipe Bomb Fugitive Arrested

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UPDATE: Springfield Township Police, along with the help of the US Marshals Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force, have arrested Brian Capien of Akron.   According to police, Capien is alleged to have made death threats against several people, and then set off a pipe bomb near one of the…
Tuesday, 23 July 2019 12:20

Akron Man Shot in the Foot During Argument

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Akron Police responded to Oakdale Avenue on a call of a man who was shot around 1 o'clock Monday afternoon. There, they found the victim, a 23-year-old man, with a gunshot wound to the foot. He was taken to Cleveland Clinic akron General with non-life threatening injuries.  According to the…
Tuesday, 23 July 2019 10:23

Akron Home Where Wells Shot Hit with Bullets

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Akron Police are investigating after shots were fired into a home on Weeks Street near the corner of 7th Avenue; the same home outside of which Joel "Joey" Wells, the 31-year-old brother of former Ohio State and Garfield High School running back Chris "Beanie" Wells, was shot and killed.  The…
Monday, 22 July 2019 06:44

Secret's Out: Amazon Coming to Akron

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It's official: Amazon is coming to Akron, and bringing with it roughly 1,500 new jobs; most of which that start at $15 per hour.  In a statment issued early this morning, Amazon announced what's been speculated for a long time now, that the former Rolling Acres Mall property on the…
Thursday, 18 July 2019 14:14

Akron "Cooling Centers" Open to Beat the Heat

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The National Weather Service has issued an Excessive Heat Warning and an Air Quality Warning ahead of the heatwave that is going to cover the Akron area, and most of Northeast Ohio this weekend. Heat index values are expected to reach 107 degrees by Friday and 110 degrees by Saturday. …
Tuesday, 16 July 2019 12:09

Cedar Point Warning of Family Fun Pack Scam

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Scammers are getting more creative in finding ways to bamboozle you into giving up your info, whether it's through your your phone, your email, or even social media. With that in mind, Cedar Point is warning the public to watch for a new social media scam, that's encouraging people to…
Tuesday, 16 July 2019 11:59

Rittman Overdoses Possibly Linked to Akron

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Rittman Police, along with Fire and EMS, are reporting a rash of drug overdoses over the Fourth of July holiday. Police Chief Ray Arcuri tells the Medina Gazette that it's the most overdoses he's seen in such a short period of time, just two days July 3rd and 4th, since…
Friday, 12 July 2019 04:59

Wayne Co. Girl Missing Twice in Two Weeks

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From the Wayne County Sheriff's Office Facebook Page: Allison Arnold, has run away once again. As you may recall, Allison who is 14 years old, left home without permisson two weeks ago and was gone for several days.She is 5'2'' and 110 lbs. We not not have a clothing discription…
Wednesday, 10 July 2019 10:30

Portage Water Rescue Busy, Fundraising

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The Portage County Water Rescue Team has been busy over the past month rescuing kayakers and others from the Cuyahoga River in Kent, and their worn down equipment shows.  More than 22 people have needed helping getting out of the unusually high and fast river over that time. The water…
Wednesday, 10 July 2019 10:28

New Ownership at Summa Health

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Big news from Summit County's biggest employer; Summa Health.They've been bought out by Detroit-based Beaumont Health. Summa CEO, Dr. Cliff Deveny talked us about why they did it, and what comes next.  
A suspect in an Akron murder case was arrested by US Marshals and local police in South Charleston, West Virginia. 24 year old Eugene Wells is charged with Aggravated murder, for allegedly shooting 23 year old Walter Matthews Junior, during an argument near the intersection of Princeton and West South…
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