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Friday, 11 December 2015 11:10

Zak Husein: A Life By Example

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It's been more than three days since the shooting death of 21-year-old Zakaeria (Zak) Husein who was shot in the chest during a robbery at his brother's pizza shop in Akron. Family and friends have used social media as an outlet to share stories and remember the University of Akron…
Friday, 11 December 2015 06:43

Hoover Senior Scores TimkenSteel Scholarship

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Hats off to TimkenSteel after a North Canton Hoover High School senior got an oversized check from the company, part of a $140,000 scholarship promise to senior Logan Stahl. First installment is $35,000 and he will be getting that the next three years too for college. It's a scholarship the company…
Thursday, 10 December 2015 17:38

Former Council Member: Other Shoe To Drop?

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Former Summit County Council member Bill Roemer sat next to Tamela Lee when he was on council. He says though the indictments handed down Thursday were no surprise, given the raid of her home earlier and other news about the FBI probe that came out earlier. But reading the indictment,…
Thursday, 10 December 2015 14:42

Browns Extend Barnidge Contract

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Browns tight end Gary Barnidge will stay a Browns player for some time. The team announced today that Barnidge, who is a receiving leader in the 2015 season, has had his contract extended. The team hasn't disclosed further details. Barnidge tweeted a picture of himself signing the new deal. I…
Thursday, 10 December 2015 11:19

AUDIO Tamela Lee: Indicted Party Leader

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Tamela Lee is not just a member of Summit County Council. She's also the first vice president of the Summit County Democratic Party, a position that the acting party chair, Sandra Kurt, says does not need to immediately change. "I have not had a discussion with any of the other…
Thursday, 10 December 2015 09:52

Council's Tamela Lee Indicted

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The shoe dropping for Summit Council Ward 4 Councilwoman Tamela Lee, under investigation the past year by the feds that includes a raid on her home, subpoenaes for public records and even notification to other politicians their conversations with her may have been recorded. All four were arrested this morning…
Wednesday, 09 December 2015 15:29

Falls High Commotion Results In Teen Arrest

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A combination of problems led Cuyahoga Falls High School to keep students in classes for about an hour earlier this morning, but one of those problems was not an actual gun. Cuyahoga Falls superintendent Dr. Todd Nichols says despite what was rumored on social media, it wasn't a real gun…
Wednesday, 09 December 2015 11:19

Akron Man Accused Of Hiding Gun In Homicide Investigation

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An Akron man is accused of trying to hide or destroy evidence in a homicide investigation. Police said Robert Leemar Lewis Jr., 21, of Mull Avenue, lied to officers about his identity by giving false information and removed a 9mm pistol from a Storer Avenue house and then tried to…
Update 2:51 p.m. Law enforcement has captured a man who is accused of fatally shooting his wife at a nursing home in Canton near Meyers Lake. Stark County Sheriff George Maier says 37-year-old Dragan Sekulic was apprehended on 77 Southbound near Cambridge. Sekulic is charged with shooting his estranged wife Celjka Sekulic…
Tuesday, 08 December 2015 17:40

Feds Indict Akron Man On Violent Online ISIS Propaganda

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An Akron man accused of posting violent ISIS propaganda threatening the murder of U.S. military members has been indicted on six federal counts. The federal Department of Justice says 25 year-old Terrence J. McNeil of Akron was indicted on three counts of soliciting a crime of violence, and three counts…
Tuesday, 08 December 2015 11:04

Council May Remove Phones

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How often do you feel ignored when you are talking about something that is seemingly important and the person you're talking to is staring at their phone? Akron City Council is trying to avoid that problem by banning cell phone use by council members during regular or committee meetings, outside…
Tuesday, 08 December 2015 11:52

UPDATE VIDEO 21-Year-Old Shot, Killed In Akron

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Updated 1:34 p.m. Police say the gunman pictured in the surveillance video below appears to be one of the two people who robbed two Family Dollar stores on Saturday night by pistol-whipping employees. They say one suspect could be a female. Akron CrimeStoppers is offering a reward in the crimes. NewsChannel…
Monday, 07 December 2015 17:44

LeBron Signs Lifetime Deal With Nike

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LeBron James and Nike are hooking up for life. Northeast Ohio Media Group reports that LeBron has signed a "guaranteed, life time endorsement deal" with the shoe and athletic giant that has been his partner for his entire NBA career. A source tells Cleveland.com that the deal was "the largest"…
Monday, 07 December 2015 11:43

AMATS Director To Become City's New Planning Director

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The director of the Akron Metropolitan Area Transportation Study is leaving his position to become the city's new planning director. Akron Mayor-elect Dan Horrigan announced that Jason Segedy, director of AMATS for the past seven years, will take over the new position in January. Current AMATS planning administrator Curtis Baker…
Monday, 07 December 2015 11:26

College Of Wooster Cancels Classes After 2nd Bomb Threat

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The College of Wooster canceled classes Monday after receiving two bomb threats in one day. Officials were forced to close academic buildings on campus as authorities investigate yet another threat. The first bomb threat was reported Sunday night. The second threat was reported around 9 a.m. Police searched through the…
Monday, 07 December 2015 10:55

Hanukkah Begins

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Hanukkah began Sunday night.  Although there are different interpretations of similar stories, Beth El Congregation's Rabbi Stephen Grundfast says the eight-day Jewish celebration has historical roots in a series of miracles and a fight for religious freedom, something that is no less important in modern times. "The miracle was that people fought…
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