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Tuesday, 20 February 2018 12:09

Ellet HS Teen Arrested in Online "Copycat" Threat

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Akron Police have arrested a 16-year-old Ellet High School student after making threats online that referenced the Parkland, Florida shooting that left 17 people dead on Valentines Day.  The student, whose name hasn't been released because he is a juvenile, allegedly posted a message to Snapchat indicating that he was…
Tuesday, 20 February 2018 09:06

UPDATE: Jackson Student Has Died

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Update: The Summit County Sheriff's Office is reporting that that the Jackson Memorial Middle School student who brought a rifle into the school and shot himself has died.  According to the report, the 13-year-old student hid the gun underneath his clothing and brought it onto the school bus. When he…
Monday, 19 February 2018 10:34

Suspect Arrested in Toddler's Death

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U.S. Marshals have arrested Darnell Bitting, 31, of Akron, in connection to the shooting death of a young girl in the city last week.  According to reports, the shooting happened inside a home in the 900 block of Mercer Avenue, Friday night around 10:30. Police say it appears the shooting…
Tuesday, 13 February 2018 09:13

US Marshalls "Dirty Dozen"

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U.S. Marshalls have released an updated version of their "Dangerous Dozen" list of most wanted fugitives.   It includes Elijah Butler, who is from the Akron area, and is wanted for drug trafficking and parole violations.    More details below.   ________________________   U.S. MARSHALS TASK FORCE “DANGEROUS DOZEN” February…
Tuesday, 13 February 2018 09:13

US Marshalls "Dirty Dozen"

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U.S. Marshalls have released an updated version of their "Dangerous Dozen" list of most wanted fugitives.   It includes Elijah Butler, who is from the Akron area, and is wanted dor drug trafficking and parole violations.    More details below.   ________________________   U.S. MARSHALS TASK FORCE “DANGEROUS DOZEN” February…
Monday, 12 February 2018 11:26

FOTW: Police Looking for Medina Co. Man

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The Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force is offering a reward for this week's Fugitive of the Week, 59-year-old Charles "Tony" Miller. The U.S. Marshals Office out of Cleveland say that Miller, whose last known address was along Avon Lake Rd. in Litchfield, Ohio, is wanted for the shooting death…
Friday, 09 February 2018 14:42

Akron Firefighter Charged in Domestic Dispute

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An Akron Firefighter has been charged with felonious assault after a domestic dispute inside a home in the 700 block of McKinley Avenue last week. Police say 31 year old Enrique Green was visiting a female friend, when her ex-boyfriend showed up, and there was an argument. When the ex…
The Ohio Supreme Court has upheld the convictions and death sentences for Richard Beasley, the Akron man who posted fake employment ads to Craigslist, luring four men to a rural property in southeastern Ohio, killing three and attempting to kill the fourth. Scott Davis managed to escape Beasley after being…
Wednesday, 07 February 2018 12:35

Charges Dropped Against Twinsburg Husband

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A Summit County Grand Jury has decided against charges for 69-year-old Anthony Demchak of Twinsburg in the death of his wife, Marilyn.  Back on October 25th, 2017, Anthony Demchak called 911 to report his wife unresponsive on the floor of their bedroom. He told emergency dispatch that he thought she'd…
Wednesday, 07 February 2018 12:00

Briggs Elected Summit DD President Again

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From the Office of Akron Mayor Dan Horrigan: Members of Mayor Dan Horrigan’s cabinet have a demonstrated commitment to giving back to the greater Akron community by volunteering their time and talent to diverse non-profit organizations. As just one example of this commitment, Randy Briggs, Deputy Mayor for Labor Relations…
Tuesday, 06 February 2018 12:33

Summit Seeking Public Input on Hazard Prevention

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Summit County Executive Ilene Shapiro's office is circulating a survey to local residents and businesses, asking them for input to update the county's Hazard Prevention Plan.  The 26-question Community Hazard Survey asks things like whether or not residents know if their home or office is vulnerable to floods, tornadoes, other…
Tuesday, 06 February 2018 11:51

Akron Art Library Coming Soon

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Soon, you will be able to check out a piece of local art like you can any library book, movie, or piece of music today.  Through a partnership between the Akron-Summit County Public Library and the Akron Art Museum, beginning later this month, anyone with a library card will be…
Monday, 05 February 2018 12:31

Missing Adult Alert for Summit County Resident

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UPDATE: This alert has been cancelled. Mr. Herndon returned home on his own last night. _______________________________________ A Missing Adult Alert has been issued for 87-year-old Arpad Herdon of New Franklin out of Summit County. Mr. Herdon is described as a white male, 5 foot-9, about 200 pounds, with grey hair…
Monday, 05 February 2018 11:40

Akron Toddler who Died Out in Cold Identified

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An Akron toddler who managed to get outside of the apartment she lived in at Willow Run Apartments on Doty Drive in Ellet Friday afternoon, and was later found by her mother, died at the hospital.  Officials identified the young girl as 2-year-old Wynter Parker. Her mother, who found her…
Thursday, 01 February 2018 11:17

UA Looking to Recruit More In-State Athletes

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Facing a nearly $29 Million budget shortfall, the University of Akron is looking for more innovative ways to bring in more revenue.  With that in mind, UA President Matthew Wilson is looking to the sports side of the school, and says that with in-state recruitment of athletes lies more fiscal…
Wednesday, 31 January 2018 11:42

Lockdown after Threat Scrawled on Wooster HS Wall

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Wooster School District officials, along with Wooster Police, are investigating after a threat was written on a bathroom wall of the High School Tuesday. It was discovered by the janitorial staff after school hours, and the school, along with the rest of the district, has since been operating under a…
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