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Thursday, 17 January 2019 05:22

Beat the Chilly Weather... With Chili!

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The 13th Annual Firefighters’ Chili Challenge, sponsored by the City of Akron, will take place inside the Lock 3 dining area on Friday, January 18th from 11AM until 1PM (or earlier, if the chili runs out)! Each year, Akron firefighters issue the challenge to see who can create the best chili, served…
Wednesday, 16 January 2019 11:48

OHSAA to Parents: COOL IT!

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Are you an obnoxious sports parent? It's OK to admit it, all parents have been, perhaps a little overzealous when little Timmy's at the foul line or Suzie's up to bat... But if you find yourself habitually taking out your frustrations on referees at high school sporting events, the OHSAA has a message…
Wednesday, 16 January 2019 11:44

Man Shot, Killed in Akron

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Akron Police homicide detectives are investigating a deadly shooting Tuesday night near the intersection of Clark and Black Streets. The call came in around 8:30 p.m. Tuesday about a man shot. When officers and EMS arrived, they found the 37-year-old victim unresponsive with a gunshot wound to the thorax area.…
Tuesday, 15 January 2019 05:15

Residents Want More Community Events, Swimming

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(City of Akron)  On Monday, Mayor Horrigan has released the findings of the Community Needs Survey which collected community sentiment and preferences related to the Akron Recreation Bureau.  The survey was conducted between July 28 and September 19, 2018 and reached 1,500 households representing more than 3,100 people.  The survey…
Monday, 14 January 2019 11:42

US Marshals Seek Missing Woman

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US Marshals asking for your help solving a local missing persons case. 31 year old Samantha Cook, has been missing since January of last year, when she failed to show up in court drug charges. They say she was known to frequent locations in the Wadsworth, Rittman, and Canton area,…
Monday, 14 January 2019 10:22

ARRESTED: Akron Suspect Prone to Running from Police

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UPDATE: US Marshals have arrested Jamar Franklin, the Fugitive of the Week from Akron who was wanted by APD, Copley Police, and more, on several charges, including causing multiple crashes while fleeing police. On Wednesday, Franklin was arrested after barricading himself in the attic of a home on Grace Avenue. He…
Friday, 11 January 2019 05:49

Canton PD Looking for Missing Teen

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Canton Police are looking for help finding missing 17-year-old Brooklyn Moody who they say isn't taking the medication that she needs.  According to the report, Brooklyn ran away from her foster home on Halloween last year and hasn't been seen since. Police say, however, that she did contact her case…
Thursday, 10 January 2019 12:44

Man Arrested in Another Social Media Sale/Robbery

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Akron Police are investigating yet another robbery that happened during a planned sale of a cellphone.  The latest case was from Wednesday night around 8, when a 43-year-old man who drove to a public business along South Arlington Street to meet the seller of a cellphone he'd seen through an…
Thursday, 10 January 2019 09:12

Meijer Hiring for New Stow, Other NEO Locations

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Meijer has announced a major hiring wave across Northeast Ohio for three new supercenters opening in late Spring, including in Stow. According to a press release (below), Meijer is hiring more than 900 employees for the Stow, Mentor, and Avon stores. Full and part-time positions include team leaders, cashiers, cake decorators…
Wednesday, 09 January 2019 05:51

APD Warning: Be Cautious Of Social Media Sales

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Akron Police are warning residents to be cautious when buying or selling things online, as there's been a rash of robberies during recent meet-ups in the city. Since December 30th, Akron Police says there have been eight robberies involving victims meeting someone they met through social media trying to buy…
Tuesday, 08 January 2019 12:48

Thieves Take Guns, Cash from Coventry Township Home

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The Summit County Sheriff's Office is investigating a home invasion and robbery at a Coventry Township home on Chenoweth Road last night.   According to the Sheriff's Office report, the suspect or suspects brok into the home at about 11:20 p.m. They took cash and several guns, including a 12-gauge…
Tuesday, 08 January 2019 12:42

City of Green Says Overdoses Down in 2018

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(City of Green) Green Mayor Gerard Neugebauer is pleased to announce that the Green Fire Division administered Narcan, the antidote to reverse a drug overdose, 20 less times (or 33% less) in 2018 than the prior year. In 2018, Green Fire administered Narcan 40 times during emergency calls versus 60…
Monday, 07 January 2019 09:27

Goodyear Blimp Inducted into College Football HOF

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(Goodyear) To celebrate its legacy in the sport, the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame will induct the Goodyear Blimp as an honorary member of the College Football Hall of Fame. The blimp will be the first non-player or coach to be inducted. What started as a request…
Monday, 07 January 2019 05:13

Police Looking for Akron Bank Robber

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(Akron Police) A reward of up to $10,000.00 is being offered for information leading to the arrest and indictment of the person responsible for the bank robbery at the Huntington Bank, located at 1411 South Arlington Street.  Around 12:30pm this afternoon, the Huntington Bank was robbed. The employees reported the…
Back in May of last year, the Summit County Sheriff's Office was tipped off to a woman that was stealing from the bank accounts of several area residents with developmental disabilities. The investigation determined that Beth Wallace-Cox was stealing money from 49 different people from Portage and Summit Counties, through…
Wednesday, 02 January 2019 10:53

Update: Wrong Way Drunk Driver Dies

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A Canton mother and her two young children were injured when they were hit by a wrong-way, drunk driver on New Year's Eve. According to reports, the crash happened along US 62 Eastbound between Market and Cleveland Avenue in Canton about 11:35 Monday night. The other driver, who was heading…
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