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Wednesday, 02 May 2018 12:14

Akron Taxi Driver Pepper Sprayed, Robbed

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An female Akron taxi driver was pepper sprayed by a female passenger early Monday morning, according to an APD report. The driver, who works for Rides-4-Less, picked up two women along Noah Avenue, and after driving for about half a mile, one of them sprayed her in the face while the other reached over…
Wednesday, 02 May 2018 12:10

Indians Resume Progressive Field Tours

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Cleveland, OH—The Cleveland Indians will resume tours of Progressive Field on Tuesday, May 1, with all proceeds benefiting Cleveland Indians Charities. Tours will run through Saturday, Sept. 1 and will take place Monday-Saturday with the exceptions of holidays and day home games. The tours will begin and end at the Team Shop and will…
Wednesday, 02 May 2018 11:43

Accused Serial Killer Changes Plea to Guilty

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Accused Ohio serial Killer Shawn Grate changed his plea to guilty to 15 charges, including rape, kidnapping, gross abuse of a corpse, and more. Common Pleas Court Judge Ron Forsthoefel explained in court on Wednesday that this means Grate is waiving his right to take the stand in his own…
Wednesday, 25 April 2018 09:26

Akron Firefighters Seeing Through Smoke

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The City of Akron announced Wednesday the purchase of 10 new thermal imaging units for the Akron Fire Department.  In a press release, City of Akron Press Secretary Ellen Lander Nischt describes the new devices as "life-saving" equipment that will help the City's fire department "advance its mission to protect…
Tuesday, 24 April 2018 12:51

Teen Charged in Younger Brother's Death

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A babysitter for two underage boys called 911 frantically asking for police at a home on Alden Drive in Streetsboro, saying that a young boy had been injured.  Streetsboro Police responded to the home around 9:30 Monday night, and say an 11-year-old was taken to UH Ravenna Hospital with a…
Monday, 23 April 2018 12:20

Greater Akron Chamber Names COSE's Millard CEO

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(Release Courtesy of the Greater Akron Chamber) The Greater Akron Chamber announced today that Steve Millard has been named President and CEO of the Chamber.  He replaces Richard Norton who has served as Interim President since April 2017.   Millard is expected to join the Chamber on or before June 4. Currently…
William Knight, 64, of Streetsboro was sentenced to life in prison after being convicted earlier this month in the shooting death of 24-year-old Keith Johnson of Akron.  The following is a press release from the Summit County Prosecutor's Office:  Summit County Prosecutor Sherri Bevan Walsh announced today that Summit County…
Thursday, 19 April 2018 11:55

Akron Police Looking for Bank Robbery Suspect

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Akron Police are looking for the public's help finding a suspected bank robber.  According to a press release from the police, the suspect walked into the PNC Bank at 1 Cascade Plaza around 3 o'clock Wednesday afternoon and handed the teller a note. The note reportedly demanded $8,000 in cash…
Wednesday, 18 April 2018 09:58

City Loan Helps Pay Off Debt To Schools

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A $10 million dollar, low-interest loan the City of Akron made to the Akron Public Schools for their new school administration offices, is also going to help the city settle a long-owed debt to the schools. Part of the loan will cover payments the city owed the schools, to make…
The Ohio Supreme Court has ruled that the state's death penalty sentencing law is constitutional, and has upheld the conviction of Maurice Mason, who raped and murdered a woman in Marion County back in 1993. The high court ruled that the process Ohio juries go through when deciding whether or not the death…
Wednesday, 18 April 2018 09:54

Akron Police Investigating Murder

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Akron police investigating a homicide that happened Tuesday night, in the 800 block of East Exchange Street. The shooting victim has been identified as Akron resident, 46 year old Jason Lamont Bradford.
Tuesday, 17 April 2018 10:34

Akron Woman Who Died in Fire Identified

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The Akron woman who died as the result of a fire on Crouse Avenue over the weekend, has been identified as 89 year old Gertrude Stoebermann. But, the Summit County Medical Examiner's office says they are continuing their investigation into the cause and manner of her death.
Tuesday, 17 April 2018 10:31

Akron Tire Rivals Form Joint Venture

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Two of Akron's historic tire rivals have joined forces to form a joint distribution venture.   Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, and Bridgestone Americas, have struck a deal to form "TireHub LLC", which will be based in Atlanta, and will combine their US wholesale tire distribution networks.
Tuesday, 17 April 2018 10:27

Legal Smoking Age Raised to 21 in Akron

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The legal age to buy tobacco products in Akron is now 21. City Council passed a resolution raising the age limit from 18 to 21 last night. The new law also applies to e-cigarettes, vaping oils, and smoking paraphernalia. The goal of the new legislation is to discourage teen smoking,…
Monday, 16 April 2018 13:22

Akron Woman Dies in Fire

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A woman died as a result of injuries from a housefire this weekend, in Akron's Middlebury neighborhood.   It happened in the 600 block of Crouse Street, south of East Exchange. When firefighters got there, they learned a woman was trapped inside. She died later, at the hospital.   The…
Monday, 16 April 2018 13:17

Storm Damage & Flooding

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It's still not certain whether last night's big storm in our area was a tornado. The National Weather Service is reportedly looking into it today. The storm damaged a couple of businesses on Manchester Road, flipped a car on its roof, and caused power outages. It also tore hole in the roof of…
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