Jeanne Destro

Jeanne Destro

 

This week: How University of Akron students are helping NASA to create a new helmet for astronauts, a huge mobile carrier merger, new tech to control diabetes, video game addiction, talking robots, and an app that can tell you just how high you really are.

 

This week we'll take a look at the new European data privacy law (GDPR), how it will affect US companies , and a local tech firm that can help them save money. We'll also hear about some new rules about what you can post on Facebook, and how Target is staying "current" on electric cars.
 

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This week, we're talking Russian cyberattacks, smart power grids, GPS security, a new class action lawsuit against Facebook, and a music app that can help you get more information and enjoyment from your car radio.

 

Wednesday, 18 April 2018 09:58

City Loan Helps Pay Off Debt To Schools

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 up for  tax abatements for businesses that set up shop in town. 

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 penalty is appropriate, is substantially different from death penalty jury procedures in other states where the US Supreme Court found them unconstitutuional.

Wednesday, 18 April 2018 09:54

Akron Police Investigating Murder

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

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

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

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, and to help reduce the city's high rate of infant mortality.

Monday, 16 April 2018 13:22

Akron Woman Dies in Fire

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 cause of that fire is still unknown, and the identity of the woman who died, has not yet been released.
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