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Thursday, 20 February 2020 11:21

$5K Reward for Info on Copley Road Robber

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Akron police are looking for a suspect in a string of armed robberies on Copley Road, and there is a $5 thousand dollar reward offered for help catching him. Crimestoppers Offers Reward Summit County Crimestoppers, Inc. is offering a reward of up to $5,000.00 for information leading to the arrest…
Thursday, 20 February 2020 09:11

Three Of Five Escaped Inmates Now In Custody

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Three of the five inmates who escaped from a Canton correctional facility last week are back in custody.  Back on February 10th, Michael Fisher, Jaden Miller, Joshua Bingham, Jason Drake, and Vincent Blanc all escaped custody from the Stark County Regional Community Corrections Center.  The Canton Division of the Northern Ohio…
Wednesday, 19 February 2020 09:45

Cavs, Beilein Part Ways

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As quickly as it started the John Beilein era in Cleveland is over.  Reports are that the Cleveland Cavaliers and the first-year head coach have agreed to part ways Tuesday. It was a rough transition for first-time NBA coach Beilein who signed a five-year deal with the Cavs after twelve…
Tuesday, 18 February 2020 10:26

Firefighters Chili Challenge Friday, Lock 3

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(City of Akron) - The 14th Annual Firefighters’ Chili Challenge, sponsored by the City of Akron, will take place at Lock 3 on Friday, February 21st. Chili will be served starting at 11AM and go until 1PM or until the chili runs out, whichever comes first. Awards take place at 1PM. Each…
Tuesday, 18 February 2020 09:49

Children Services Hosting Foster Open House Event

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The opioid epidemic is largely to blame for the current foster care system crisis in the state of Ohio and across the country. Substance use and abuse has led to more children in the system, with fewer than ever qualified homes for them. In Summit County alone, there are more…
Monday, 17 February 2020 12:21

Cavs And Beilein Reportedly Close To Parting Ways

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Reports around the NBA are that the Cavs and first-year head coach John Beilein could be close to parting ways. ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski is reporting that the Cavs and Beilein have mutually discussed him stepping down.  ESPN story on Cleveland and John Beilein discussing his early exit as coach —…
Monday, 17 February 2020 10:04

Gas Prices Up In Akron

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(GasBuddy.com) Akron gas prices have risen 16.8 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.36/g today, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 372 stations. Gas prices in Akron are 26.3 cents per gallon lower than a month ago and stand 17.9 cents per gallon higher than a year ago.According…
Friday, 14 February 2020 12:03

Akron Area Y Looking To Fill Dozens Of Positions

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(Akron Area Y) In celebration of its 150 years in serving the community, the Akron Area Y is holding a HIRING DAY, for all of their locations, on Friday, April 3 from 1-6 p.m. at the Kohl Y (477 E. Market Street, Akron, 44304) One-hundred and fifty part-time jobs including open-positions for Before/After…
Thursday, 13 February 2020 11:18

Jason Kipnis Says Goodbye To Cleveland

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After spending the first nine years of his career with the Cleveland Indians, Jason Kipnis has officially said "goodbye."  Following the 2019 season, the Indians decided not to pick up the option on the veteran utility player who was a huge part of the 2016 World Series Run, leaving Kipnis…
Thursday, 13 February 2020 09:08

School Closings

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All Ohio Schools K-12 are closed for a minimum three weeks beginning the end of the school day Monday, March 16th.   
Wednesday, 12 February 2020 10:57

Armed Suspect Dead After Akron Police Standoff

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A suspect is dead following a standoff with Akron Police Tuesday.  According to the APD report, at about 10:30 a.m., several Akron officers were called to assist an Akron Bailiff with serving an eviction at an apartment in the 1200 block of West Wilbeth Road.  Upon arrival, the 62-year-old resident…
Tuesday, 11 February 2020 10:48

Tribe Home Opener Tickets On Sale Soon

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The same day pitchers and catchers report to Goodyear, Arizona, the Cleveland Indians are announcing when fans can buy tickets to the 2020 Home Opener at Progressive Field.  On Tuesday, as they've done in recent years on account of high demand, the ball club announced that fans can register for…
Tuesday, 11 February 2020 10:02

RubberDucks Want YOU... To Work At Canal Park

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The Akron RubberDucks are looking for new team members to fill various jobs at Canal Park this season, and they're hosting three job fairs to find them. On Tuesday, February 25th, the Ducks are hosting the Akron Baseball Job Fair, and then on the 26th and again March 9th, they…
Monday, 10 February 2020 12:51

Former Akron Zip Takes Home The Oscar

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University of Akron alum, and former Zips wide receiver Matthew Cherry can add Oscar-winner to his resume. Last night, Cherry won the Academy Award for "Best Animated Short" Sunday for his film "Hair Love" about an African American father learning to do his daughter's hair for the first time. The…
Thursday, 06 February 2020 11:08

Main St. Corridor Project Hits Milestone

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(City of Akron) Today (Wednesday), Mayor Horrigan is pleased to announce that work on Main Street has flipped from the west side of the street to the east side, marking the completion of a vast majority of the major underground utility work on the project. This milestone moves the project…
Wednesday, 05 February 2020 09:18

Red Cross 2020 Acts Of Courage Recipients

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With now less than one month to go before the 24th annual Acts of Courage Award ceremony, the American Red Cross of Northeast Ohio, Summit, Portage, and Medina Counties Chapter has announced their twelve recipients.  The event on March 5th, at the Hilton Akron/Fairlawn will honor local residents who have…
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