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Thursday, 25 April 2019 05:21

Stark Youth Suicide Study Results

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(STARK COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT) Stark County, Ohio – An Epi-Aid investigation was conducted during the last 12 months due to the rapid increase in Stark County youth suicides between August 2017 and March 2018.   The suicide rate among youth aged 10-19 years rose to more than 7 times the U.S.…
Wednesday, 24 April 2019 12:39

Student Note Triggers Waterloo Lockdown

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Just after 11 a.m. Tuesday, a note was found in a boys bathroom at Waterloo Middle School referencing a specific threat against the school at noon that same day. The note was given to the Resource Officer and the entire building, which houses K through 12 students, was placed on…
Tuesday, 23 April 2019 05:14

Database to Help Searches for Non-Verbal Residents

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In the wake of Monday's search for missing 2-year-old Kaven Fisher, Summit County Prosecutor Sherri Bevan Walsh is reminding residents about their "Take Me Home" program. It's a countywide initiative meant to support residents with difficulty communicating, such as Kaven who has autism and is non-verbal. The program consists of…
Tuesday, 23 April 2019 04:54

UPDATE: Missing Louisville Woman Found

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The Louisville Police Department has canceled the earlier Missing Adult Alert for 82-year-old Barbara Tschantz. She has reportedly been found safe.  --  The Louisville Police Department has issued a statewide Missing Adult Alert for 82-year-old Barbara Tschantz. According to the report, Ms. Tschantz was last seen leaving her sister's home…
Monday, 22 April 2019 12:08

Summit Lake Clean Up Nets TONS of Trash

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Rain or shine, Keep Akron Beautiful, along with more than 250 volunteers, was all in for the annual Earth Day Clean Up at Summit Lake!  "It was awesome to have that many people come out, especially because it was cold and rainy," Community Outreach and Program Manager Johanna Barnowski told…
Monday, 22 April 2019 05:53

UPDATE: Missing Boy Found Safe

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Update: The Summit County Sheriff's Office is reporting that missing 2-year-old Kaven Fisher was found safe.  According to Sheriff's Inspector Bill Holland, Kaven was asleep inside of a car parked in the neighbor's garage.  As of a 9 a.m. briefing, Inspector Holland said that Kaven was being checked out, but…
Friday, 19 April 2019 08:45

Man Killed in Thursday Morning Crash

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The Summit County Sheriff's Office is investigating a deadly crash along East Turkeyfoot Lake Road in the City of Green Thursday morning.  According to the Sheriff's report, around 7:30 a.m., a 71-year-old man driving a yellow Corvette eastbound on East Turkeyfoot collided with a tractor trailer that was waiting to…
Friday, 19 April 2019 05:54

APD Cruiser Hit During Funeral Procession

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An Akron Police cruiser that was escorting a funeral procession along Darrow Road, just a block from the Newcomer Funeral Home, was hit by another driver, according to police. The officer had to be extracted from the cruiser, and was taken to Akron City Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The…
Like the City of Akron did last year, now--Summit County has designated the first Monday of October, "North American First People's Day". It comes after sustained efforts by students and teachers at The Lippman School in Akron, which has a long-standing cross-cultural partnership with the Northern Cheyenne Nation. Ray Horner…
Wednesday, 17 April 2019 08:45

$100K in Stolen Equipment Recovered in Summit

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(Summit County Sheriff's Office) In February of this year the Summit County Sheriff’s Office responded to a breaking and entering that occurred at a storage facility in the City of Green. An enclosed trailer (valued at over ten thousand dollars) had been stolen and this crime mirrored other crimes that…
Monday, 15 April 2019 12:00

City Announces Youth Violence Initiative

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CITY OF AKRON: Today (Monday), Akron Mayor Dan Horrigan and Health Commissioner Donna Skoda joined together with community partners to mark the public release of Akron’s Youth Violence Prevention Strategic Plan.  The plan—which was developed after more than two years of research, data collection and community conversations with neighborhood stakeholders—calls…
Tuesday, 02 April 2019 11:58

Akron Man Fired Shots at Women Outside Bar

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Kevin Cook of Akron has been charged with felonious assault after police say he fired several shots at two women outside of the Northside Tavern on North Howard Street Friday night.  According to reports, the altercation started inside of the bar and then spilled out into the parking lot. The…
Tuesday, 02 April 2019 11:54

Masked Men Steal ATM from Akron Hotel Lobby

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Akron Police are looking for two, rather brazen theives, who stole an ATM from the lobby of the Courtyard Marriott at 41 Furnace Street downtown Sunday night. The masked men ordered a hotel employee to lay down on the ground, then rolled the ATM out the front door and into…
Monday, 01 April 2019 13:46

Human Trafficking in Ohio: Who is at Risk?

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A new study on Human Trafficking in Ohio, done recently by the University of Cincinnati, is being used by State officials to better help victims--many of whom, are children. Sophia Pappadimos, is the Anti Human Trafficking Coordinator for the Ohio Department of Public Safety, Jeanne Destro talked to her today…
Thursday, 28 March 2019 05:05

UPDATE: Missing Barberton Girl Found Safe

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Update: Police say that Ellie Ludwig was found safe late Wednesday night along with her bilogical mother Melissa, who does not have custody of the child.  The girl and Melissa Ludwig were in Akron, and located by Akron Police.  No further details have been released.  --  Barberton Police are asking…
Wednesday, 20 March 2019 05:53

Akron's Infant Mortality Rate Drops

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Akron's infant mortality rate has decreased by nearly 9 percent since 2016, according to a data revealed at Mayor Dan Horrigan's third annual Health Equity Summit Tuesday. The group Full Term First Birthday, created in 2017 at the direction of the mayor, has released details of their three-year strategic plan…
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