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Tuesday, 03 April 2018 12:39

Mansfield Police: Missing Girl May Be in Akron

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Mansfield police asking you to be on the lookout for a 15 year old girl who ran away from home in mid November, and is now suspected to be somewhere in the Akron area.   She is Kiahjah (KEE-AH-JAH) “KeeKee” Habeeb-Ullah, and is 5'4, with brown hair, brown eyes, and…
Tuesday, 03 April 2018 09:31

Employee Stabs Coworker in Easter Altercation

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On Easter Sunday, Streetsboro Police received a call from the Gardens of Western Reserve Assisted Living at 9975 Greentree Parkway, that claimed an employee had stabbed another employee. The call cut off, but when officers responded, they found a 19-year-old female with severe cuts.  Witnesses told police that the suspect,…
Wednesday, 28 March 2018 07:21

Akron Releases Details on Scheduled Road Repair

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The City of Akron has released details, including maps and the budget breakdown, for this year's multi-million-dollar road resurfacing project. According to the Akron Beacon Journal, Kenmore Construction secured the contract for the work, at nearly $6.4 Million; they'll begin work in mid-May. 
Monday, 26 March 2018 11:35

Metro RTA Looking for Your Input on Route Changes

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Metro RTA is looking to reoganize their services and the lines that run through Summit County by 2019... But before a plan is in place, Metro says they want your input on how their routes should look.  That is why they're hosting a series of open houses with the idea…
Thursday, 22 March 2018 10:48

UA President Wilson Stepping Down

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In a letter to the University of Akron community, President Matthew Wilson announced that he will step down from his role as President, effective July 31, 2018, saying he will rejoin the school of law as a full-time faculty member.  Read the letter President Wilson wrote below:  Over the past…
Tuesday, 20 March 2018 11:37

Akron Police Beefing Up Residential Speed Patrols

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Watch your speed along Akron City streets in the coming months, as APD is starting to crack down on speeders.  The request is coming from Akron City Council, who will be working with the Police Department's Traffic Commander to decide which areas to target.  Akron Police Chief Ken Ball tells…
Monday, 19 March 2018 12:20

Akron to Consider Raising Tobacco Sales Age

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The City of Akron is considering raising the age to legally purchase tobacco from 18 to 21.  The following is a press release from the City of Akron:  When Mayor Horrigan appointed Tamiyka Rose as the City of Akron’s first Health Equity Ambassador last Spring, he tasked her with developing…
Monday, 19 March 2018 11:49

CAVS: Ty Lue Taking Time Off for "Health Reasons"

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A report from the Cleveland Cavaliers Monday afternoon is that head coach Tyronn Lue will be taking some time off from the team to address undisclosed health issues.  The following is Coach Lue's statement from Cavs.com:  "After many conversations with our doctors and Koby and much thought given to what…
Thursday, 15 March 2018 10:43

Akron-Based Signet Jewelers Closing 200 Stores

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Akron-based Signet Jewelers plans to close 200 mall-based stores, reduce costs, and beef up e-commerce, to improve long-term operational and financial performance. This, as a result of recent sales declines. Market Watch, and Wall Street Journal report the retailer, which owns Kay Jewelers, Zales, and Jared the Galleria of Jewelry,…
Wednesday, 14 March 2018 11:20

UA Hosting Gun Violence Town Hall Wednesday Night

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Wednesday marks the one-month anniversary of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, that left 17 people dead.  In conjunction with the anniversary and on National Walkout Day, where students in high schools, and other schools across the country are walking out of class for 17…
Wednesday, 14 March 2018 11:02

Stark State College Increasing Tuition

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Stark State College, for the first time in four years, is increasing the instructional fee.  The $10 increase to the fee brings it to $126.50, and is effective starting this summer semester. According to the press release, the instructional fee will only be applied to the first 16 credit hours…
Monday, 12 March 2018 12:34

APD Looking for Domestic Assault Suspect

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Akron Police are looking for 33-year-old Marcus Brooks, who is wanted on a Domestic Violence charge. According to the APD report, a 25-year-old woman walked into the station about 3:30 Sunday morning, crying, bleeding from her head, and her right eye swollen and bruised. She reported that Brooks, who is…
Tuesday, 06 March 2018 10:38

Brunswick HS Student Arrested for Online Threat

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An 18-year-old Brunswick High School student is under arrest after reportedly making online threats against the school.  Tyler Hrouda was arrested Monday at a local business along Pearl Road, after Brunswick Police were made aware of the threat. They contacted the school, who with the help of a resource officer…
Tuesday, 06 March 2018 10:27

Mansfield Sr. High Locked Down, Student Arrested

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Mansfield Senior High School was locked down early Tuesday morning after reports of a student with a gun on campus.  Mansfield Police were called to campus and, with the help of a school resource officer, were able to identify the suspect student. They detained him, but did not find a…
Monday, 05 March 2018 12:04

Summit Co. Scam Seminar

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Scams are everywhere these days; from your inbox to your front door. With that in mind, and as part of Consumer Protection Week, the Summit County Office of Consumer Affairs is holding a "How to Spot and Stop a Scam" seminar on Tuesday, March 6th, from 11 a.m. to noon,…
Monday, 05 March 2018 11:44

Akron Shooting Leaves One Man Seriously Injured

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Akron Police are asking for anyone who may have witnessed a Sunday evening shooting to come forward.  Officers responded to a call of "shots fired" in the 2100 block of 4th Street Southwest Sunday evening, just before 8 p.m. When they arrived on the scene, they found the victim, who…
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