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Monday, 29 January 2018 12:55

Indians to Remove Chief Wahoo after 2018 Season

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The Cleveland Indians have announced that after the 2018 season, they will abandon Chief Wahoo, removing the controversial logo from caps and sleeves.  Chief Wahoo has been the polarizing centerpiece of a long-running debate on whether or not the logo is racist. At the start of every Major League Baseball…
Monday, 29 January 2018 12:32

Akron School Board Taking Applications for Vacancy

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The Akron School Board held a special meeting Saturday to decide how to proceed with the open seat that was vacated by John Otterman, who resigned last week after a suspected opioid overdose in his car along East Cuyahoga Falls Avenue in Akron two weeks ago. School Board President Patrick…
Friday, 26 January 2018 11:58

Arrest Made in Cornus Hill Mansion Arson

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Fairlawn Police have made an arrest in connection to the arson fire at the Cornus Hill Mansion back on January 13th.  Sgt. Mark Schlegel with Fairlawn PD tells the 1590 WAKR Newsroom that 18-year-old Donavin Gowin of Barberton is under arrest and charged with Arson. He says that Gowin turned…
Friday, 26 January 2018 10:39

SCPH Rolls Out Influenza Dashboard

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In the wake of what has been a hyperactive flu season, Summit County Public Health has rolled out the new Influenza Data Dashboard, to give the public access to the most up-to-date numbers in relation to the flu.  According to the press relese from SCPH, the dashboard includes information on flu-related…
Thursday, 25 January 2018 11:34

UA Moves to Four-Day Class Schedule

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Since the first college class schedule at the first college, students have (probably) done everything they can to eliminate Friday classes.  Well, starting in the Fall semester of 2018, University of Akron is taking it upon themselves to remove Friday classes for almost all students. According to a press release,…
Wednesday, 24 January 2018 12:50

CAK Reporting 9% Decline in Passengers

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The Akron-Canton Airport is reporting a 9% drop in passengers from 2016 to 2017.  According to the data, 1.27 million passengers flew in and/or out of CAK in 2017, compared to 1.4 million the year before. That is the lowest number of air travelers at the airport in more than…
Tuesday, 23 January 2018 11:44

Stark County Casinos Shut Down

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The Stark County Prosecutor John D. Ferrero's office has announced guilty pleas in the bust of two local casinos after an investigation revealed they were distributing cash payouts on mmachines.  According to the press release, Paul and Debra Kasapis, who owned the Lucky Fox in Jackson Township and the El…
Tuesday, 23 January 2018 05:47

Missing Adult Alert Cancelled

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UPDATE-10:08AM The statewide missing adult alert for 70-year-old Stephen Demlow of Akron. has been cancelled. Authorities say Demelow, who disappeared on Sunday night--returned home on his own. __________________________________ A Missing Adult Alert has been issued by the akron PD statewide. Information as of: January 23, 2018 at 1:59 AM Be on…
Monday, 22 January 2018 12:57

Akron Man Arrested in Barberton Shooting

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Barberton Police and U.S. Marshals arrested an Akron man in connection to a weekend shooting in Barberton.  According to reports, police were called to the area of Wooster Road and Sylverster Road in Barberton Saturday night around 9 p.m. for a shooting. Police say it was two groups of people…
Monday, 22 January 2018 11:14

Mayor Horrigan Releases Issue 4 Budget

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Akron Mayor Dan Horrigan has released the full budget plan for the funds the city raised through the successful passage of Issue 4 on the November ballot.  Below is the full release and budget from the Mayor's office.  --  Today, Mayor Dan Horrigan released the City’s plan for spending “Issue…
Monday, 22 January 2018 10:20

Two Women, 13 Animals Escape Akron House Fire

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Two women, 2 dogs, 10 cats, and 1 snake all managed to get out safely when the home they were living in on Kennebex Avenue in Akron caught fire Sunday afternoon. According to the report from Akron Fire, the fire was under control around 4 p.m. Sunday. No one was…
Friday, 19 January 2018 12:32

Kucinich Picks Samples as Running Mate

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Democratic gubernatorial candidate Dennis Kucinich has picked Akron City Councilwoman Tara Samples as his running mate.   The two will face a crowded field in the May primary, including former federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director, Richard Cordray and his running mate, former Ohio Congresswoman Betty Sutton, Ohio Supreme Court…
Friday, 19 January 2018 10:31

APD Investigating Thursday Night Shooting

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When Akron Police arrived at the home in the 1100 block of Bethany Avenue Thursday night on a call of a man shot, they found the victim sitting on the porch of the home with mutliple gunshot wounds, holding a gun.  The call first came in around 10 p.m. The…
Thursday, 18 January 2018 11:38

UPDATE: KSU Denies White Nationalist Speaker

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UPDATE: Kent State University has rejected the request from white nationalist Richard Spencer to speak on May 4th at the Multicultural Center on campus.  In a release, the college says they simple couldn't accomodate Spencer's request as April 30th through May 12th is an "exceptionally busy" time on campus.  -- …
Wednesday, 17 January 2018 11:38

Former Summit Sheriff Warren Dies

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Former Summit County Sheriff Richard "Dick" Warren passed away over the weekend at the age of 78. Warren, who served as sheriff from 1994 through 2001, first joined the department at a reserve deputy in 1961, and wasn't even being paid. In 1974 was a promoted to deputy, then to…
Tuesday, 16 January 2018 11:29

Argument Between Two Men, Woman Leads to Shooting

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We have an update on the shooting in Akron's West Hill neighborhood this morning. According to the report, just before 5 this morning Akron Police responded to the 300 block of Gold Street near Nickel, on a call about a shooting. There were two male victims that were shot; one…
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