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Wednesday, 25 November 2015 16:39

Akron Taps New Deputy Service Director

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The City of Akron has a new Deputy Director of Public Service. Chris Ludle, who has been the city's Highway Maintenance Superintendent, takes over next week for Phil Montgomery. Montgomery was appointed the city of Akron's Chief Information Officer after Rick Schmahl took a state job. Ludle has been in…
Wednesday, 25 November 2015 10:43

Akron Murder Suspects Sought

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Akron police say they've now solved two of last week's three homicides but the latest  announcement does not come with arrests. That's where police, along with the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force, are hoping you can help. Daymond Hooks, 29, and Phillip Key, 32, are wanted in the shooting…
Wednesday, 25 November 2015 08:45

Police: Man Nearly Four Times Over Legal Limit In Crash

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An Akron man is facing a list of charges after police say he was driving drunk -- nearly four times the legal limit -- and crashed into a tree at Tallmadge Circle Wednesday morning. Tallmadge police said Andrew C. Craig, 26, of Akron, has been charged with aggravated vehicular assault…
Tuesday, 24 November 2015 15:50

Browns Bounce Johnny To Third String

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Johnny Manziel will not only no longer be the Cleveland Browns starting quarterback on Monday Night - he's been bounced to third string. That announcement was made Tuesday in a statement from Browns head coach Mike Pettine. Pettine says Josh McCown will be the starting quarterback "going forward". The move…
Tuesday, 24 November 2015 10:57

Murderer Gets Life

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It looks like a Stow man will die behind bars for killing his pregnant wife 30 years ago.  Scott Purk, 53, is eligible for parole in 18 years - otherwise, it's life behind bars. Add to that another three years for tampering with evidence and none of it starts until…
Monday, 23 November 2015 16:22

Burglars Damage Business Near Plane Crash Site

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A Mogadore Road business that was in the spotlight for being near the site of the jet plane crash earlier this month is now dealing with damage to its own building. Akron police say J. Bowers Construction was found damaged early Saturday, by a front loader police say someone stole…
Monday, 23 November 2015 12:42

Black Friday Or Black November?

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The term Black Friday is outdated. According to a University of Akron marketing professor, the day that was traditionally a must-shop blitz through malls, big box and other retailers has evolved. It's still big but other forces are competing to make Black Friday less significant. Dr. Deborah Owens says so many of…
Monday, 23 November 2015 12:17

Reality Setting In For Families Affected By Akron Plane Crash

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It's been nearly two weeks since the deadly plane crash into an Akron apartment building, but reality is just now setting in for some of the families affected by the damage left behind. "When they went to walk into the building to try and get what they can, they're being…
Monday, 23 November 2015 11:53

Stark County Heroin Deaths Rise

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For every life that was lost to heroin in Stark County this year, a cross has been placed in front of the county's sheriff's department. Stark County Sheriff's deputies are hoping the image raises awareness and encourages others to speak up after the number of deaths in the area has…
Sunday, 22 November 2015 19:33

Stow, Hudson, Hoban, Mogadore Remain in Playoffs

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There are 28 teams vying for an opportunity to play for a state championship in Columbus and among them are locals Hudson, Archbishop Hoban, Canton Central Catholic, Perry, Stow and Mogadore. The Ohio High School Athletic Association released the fourth round playoff pairings and sites Sunday and the games are…
Sunday, 22 November 2015 12:26

Crash Knocks Down Traffic Lights In Montville Twp

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A crash in Montville Township early Sunday morning knocked down traffic lights, making the intersection a four-way stop. The crash happened on Wooster Pike Road (State Route 3) at Lexington Ridge Drive, according to the Montville Police Department's Facebook page. The police said the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) has…
Sunday, 22 November 2015 12:23

Serious Crash Closes State Route 5 in Ravenna

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A tractor-trailer ignited in flames when it rolled over and spilled fuel in a crash that happened along State Route 5 in Ravenna early Sunday morning. The Ohio State Highway Patrol reports the 39-year-old driver drove off the right side of State Route 5 hitting a guard rail. Newschannel 5…
Friday, 20 November 2015 18:02

Medical Examiner IDs All Akron Plane Crash Victims

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The Summit County Medical Examiner's Office has officially identified all nine victims killed in last week's jet plane crash in Ellet. The final identification came Friday, of pilot 40 year-old Oscar Chavez and co-pilot 50 year-old Renato Marchese, both of Florida. The seven passengers, all employees of a Florida real…
Friday, 20 November 2015 16:35

Man Arrested In Connection With Norton Bar Death

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An arrest has been made in connection with a fatal fight at a Norton nightclub Thursday night. Norton police tell WAKR.net that 36 year-old Robert Lantz of New Franklin is charged with felonious assault and murder in the death of 63 year-old Daniel Carraway of Norton, who was found next…
Friday, 20 November 2015 15:14

Ellet Man Gets 10 Years For Harassment Campaign

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A man officials say conducted a reign of harrassment of his Ellet neighbors will spend the next 10 years behind bars. 42 year-old Jason West was sentenced after pleading guilty to 22 counts of harrassment, witness intimidation and obstructing justice. West was also charged with harrassing Summit County prosecutor Sherri…
Friday, 20 November 2015 11:27

Ice Skating Rink At Lock 3 Opens

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The ice skating rink at Lock 3 opens today (Friday) -- a week before the official grand opening of this year's winter lineup in Downtown Akron.  New to the winter lineup this year is an indoor/outdoor skating rink, sponsored by the University of Akron, with a polymer surface for beginners…
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