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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…
Thursday, 29 October 2015 09:52

Tarle Pleads No Contest To OVI Charge

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A candidate for the Akron School Board pleading earlier this week to an OVI charge. Former Akron council member Ernie Tarle pleaded "no contest" to the charge stemming from a June arrest in Boston Heights. Police reports noted Tarle was driving a car with expired plates. Tarle told the Beacon…
Thursday, 29 October 2015 08:21

Goodyear Enjoys Q3 Records

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Goodyear is on track to top two billion dollars in operating income for 2015. The company releasing it's third quarter financials this morning shattering records with operating income up 15%, net income up 68% from the same period last year. - - - (Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company) AKRON, Ohio, October…
Wednesday, 28 October 2015 17:23

Conrad's Tire Chain Founder Dies

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The man who started the Conrad's Tire chain.. the chain that uses a woman whispering "Conrad's" in its commercials...has died. Northeast Ohio Media Group reports that Ed J. Conrad Jr. died peacefully surrounded by family over the weekend at the age of 84. Conrad started the chain with a store in…
Wednesday, 28 October 2015 16:28

LeBron Branches Out: Game Show Producer

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LeBron James is branching out as a TV producer - producing a new NBC game show. "The Wall" will star Chris Hardwick of Comedy Central's "@Midnight", and be produced by LeBron's SpringHill Entertainment. The ten episode game show will air in primetime on NBC. LeBron says in a statement that…
Will Johnny Manziel be ready to play - if needed - for the Browns this weekend against the Arizona Cardinals? There's a little matter of the NFL coming to talk to him about that incident with his girlfriend on I-90. Coach Mike Pettine won't give the exact date of the…
Wednesday, 28 October 2015 09:32

Ivery Sentenced To Life In Prison Without Parole

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The man convicted in the fatal shooting of Akron police officer Justin Winebrenner was officially sentenced to life in prison without parole, plus an additional 65 years, Wednesday morning. Judge Alison McCarty followed the jury's recommendation last week to sentence Kenan Ivery, 36, to life in prison over execution. "You…
Tuesday, 27 October 2015 17:34

TrustNavigator Founder In Ohio Hot Water

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The man who started the non-profit company providing "success coaches" to the University of Akron is in some trouble in another part of his life. Northeast Ohio Media Group says Thomas Roulston III of Bratenahl - founder of TrustNavigator - could lose his state investment license. It reports that officials…
Tuesday, 27 October 2015 16:26

Southwest Airlines Downsizing At CAK, Not Leaving

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Southwest Airlines is going to be pulling back flights at Akron-Canton Airport. The airline's cuts in mid-April include not only all Florida flights, but a new flight to Las Vegas that will start next month, and end just a few months later. CAK senior VP Kristi Van Auken says they're…
Akron police recovered 23 guns and thousands of prescription pills during a traffic stop Monday. Police say they ran a random registration check on a vehicle parked in a Romig Road nightclub, and picked up warrants on the vehicle owner on charges including outstanding warrants to include drug abuse marijuana,…
Tuesday, 27 October 2015 15:52

Marathon Growing -- Including The Name

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Get ready for a mouthful; The Akron Children's Hospital Akron Marathon Race Series Marathon, Half-Marathon and Team Relay will become the Akron Children's Hospital Akron Marathon Race Series Marathon, Half-Marathon and Team Relay presented by FirstEnergy. And that's a good thing. It may take a few breaths to get the…
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