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A North Canton man has pleaded guilty to an online fundraising fraud. North Canton police say 41 year-old William Treacle told people he was suffering of cancer and other illnesses on the "GoFundMe" site and on social media. The Stark County Sheriff's Office says it found Treacle forged medical documents…
Wednesday, 04 November 2015 13:50

Youth On Bicycle Injured In Truck Crash In Ravenna

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An accident between a semi-truck and a bicycle in Ravenna sent a young person to the hospital Wednesday morning. Ravenna police say they were called to the scene and saw the youth had been struck at the southwest corner of Main and Prospect St., and was on a bicycle at the time…
Wednesday, 04 November 2015 00:04

VOTE 2015: The General Election

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You can call Dan Horrigan "Akron mayor-elect". Horrigan had no trouble defeating Republican Eddie Sipplen 72 to 24 percent. Independent candidate William Melver falling far behind at 3.7 percent of the vote. Jeff Fusco will return to his former Council at Large seat, joined by incumbent Linda Omobien and newcomer…
Monday, 02 November 2015 17:26

Don't Call It Horseshoe Next Year

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The Horseshoe Casino won't be the Horseshoe next June. Dan Gilbert's Rock Gaming will take over management of the Horseshoe in both Cleveland and Cincinnati in June 2016, ending the management deal with Caesars Entertainment. Rock Gaming will also run ThistleDown racino. Northeast Ohio Media Group reports that the change…
Monday, 02 November 2015 14:41

Akron General, Cleveland Clinic Merger Official

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It's official - Akron General Health System is now fully owned by Cleveland Clinic. The deal was announced earlier, but Cleveland Clinic says it now owns the Akron-based system after a review by the Federal Trade Commission and the Ohio Attorney General. Akron General first became an affiliate of the…
Monday, 02 November 2015 07:53

DAP Helps Shop Open In Akron

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It's not easy for a business to simply pop-up on the streets of Akron, but that's exactly what one dry cleaning shop did with the help of Downtown Akron Partnership (DAP). "A lot of people say that people don't wear suits and they don't get dressed up as much anymore,…
Monday, 02 November 2015 05:15

VIDEO Woman Hit, Killed By Scenic Railroad

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A woman is dead after walking too close to a moving Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad train in Peninsula Sunday afternoon. Witnesses say she was seated at the Winking Lizard Tavern saw a tussle between an adult and a child acroiss the tracks in front of the Century Bike Shop. The…
UPDATE 9:58 AM 10/31/15: Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett will sit out next week's game after having been arrested for OVI. Barrett was arrested for OVI early Saturday morning near campus. That's now been confirmed by Ohio State, which says head coach Urban Meyer has suspended Barrett for next week's game…
Saturday, 31 October 2015 07:46

Cruiser Crash In Stark

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The Ohio State Highway Patrol is looking into a Stark County crash involving a police cruiser, where two officers were injured. It happened at just before 7:30 PM Friday night on State Route 44 in Marlboro Township. The patrol says 32 year-old Marlboro Township police officer Christoper Kenneally was trying…
Saturday, 31 October 2015 07:20

High School Football Scores 10-30

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Here are area high school football scores for Friday, October 30th... St. Vincent-St. Mary 21, Youngstown Ursuline 14Firestone 54, North 40Garfield 40, Ellet 34Coventry 44, Norton 32Manchester 35, CVCA 14Stow 31, North Royalton 6Woodridge 54, Springfield 21Green 35, Uniontown Lake 28Barberton 48, Revere 20Copley 41, Bedford 31Walsh Jesuit 24, Mentor…
Friday, 30 October 2015 15:33

Stabbing Murder Suspect Arraigned In Summit County

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The man charged with stabbing a man to death outside Chapel Hill Mall in August made his first court appearance in Summit County on Friday. Deandre Baskerville was arraigned Friday morning in the court of Summit County Common Pleas Judge Mary Margaret Rowlands. Baskerville was arrested on a bus in…
Friday, 30 October 2015 15:20

Boo At The Zoo - Another Record Setter

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"Boo at the Zoo" this year set more attendance records at the Akron Zoo - both for the event itself, and all-time. The Zoo says over 6,800 people showed up for "Boo at the Zoon" last Sunday (October 25th), which set an all-time single day attendance record for the zoo.…
Friday, 30 October 2015 08:06

Horrigan: Have To Earn It

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Democratic mayoral nominee Dan Horrigan says his campaign is still working hard, despite the success of other Democrats in the past. "You always work hard. You don't take anything for granted. Nobody gives you anything, " Horrigan tells WAKR.net. "You've gotta go out and earn it, and that's one of…
Friday, 30 October 2015 10:00

OVI Trick Or Treat

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Sobriety checkpoints are nothing new in Summit County, but the timing of the next one is interesting. The Summit County OVI Task Force says it'll be out on Saturday night - which is Halloween night. Lt. Joe Davis with the Task Force says the kids out, and drunk drivers, could…
Thursday, 29 October 2015 17:44

VIDEO APD Hope Video Nabs Dollar General Robber

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Akron police hope a surveillance video will lead them to an armed robbery suspect. Police say the Dollar General on South Arlington Street near Arlington Plaza was robbed at about 10:30 on Wednesday morning. They say the robber stole money after pointing a gun at the clerk. He's seen on…
Thursday, 29 October 2015 12:36

AGMC Program To Strengthen Care For Sexual Assault Victims

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A program once available in Summit County two years ago is making a comeback at Akron General Health System to help victims of sexual assaults. Trained nurses with the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) program will be available beginning Sunday to address the growing issue of sexual assaults in the…
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