Jeanne Destro

Jeanne Destro

Monday, 16 April 2018 13:17

Storm Damage & Flooding

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 the Amazon fulfillment center in Twinsburg, where two workers were injured as a result.

This week--Mr. Zuckerberg goes to Washington, worries about Cyberwar, a local biotech startup fighting cancer, cool and creative tech at the Akron Summit county Public library, a new high-tech hearing aid, and a totally free virtual reality experience at the Cleveland International Film Festival.

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This week, we'll learn about an innovative Virtual Reality tech startup in Akron, celebrate a cell phone milestone, learn about smartwatch that can diagnose heart problems, get the latest on Facebook privacy issues, find out what NASA is doing to get students ready for jobs of the future, and hear what Amazon is doing to bring more than 1,000 new jobs to Northeast Ohio next year.

 

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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 about 160 pounds.
 
More info below.
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Date: April 3, 2018 No. # 14
Subject: Missing / Runaway Juvenile
As part of our ongoing search, the Mansfield Division of Police is asking for the public’s help to locate Khiajah Habeeb-Ullah. Khiajah ran away from the 1400 block of State Route 39 on 11-17-2017 and has been missing since that time.
 
Detective Rich Miller recently received information that Khiajah may be frequenting homes in the Lovers Lane, Rosemary Square, and Wilbeth Arlington area of Akron.
 
Khiajah is a 15 years old African American female and was last seen wearing her hair parted on the side and combed down to shoulder length. Herclothing description is unknown.
 
Anyone with information concerning the current whereabouts of Khiajah Habeeb Ullahis urged to call the Mansfield Division of Police (419) 522-1234, Det. RichMiller (419) 755-9758, the Akron Police Department (330) 375-2552, or your local law enforcement agency.
 
Khiajah Habeeb–Ullah
AKA: “KeeKee”
DOB: 03/03/2002
5’04” 161 lbs.
Black hair and brown eyes

This week, we’ll take a look at how people all over the country—and right here in Akron— are coming together in shared community spaces to create, tinker, build, and invent.

We’ll also hear about research into a revolutionary material that could allow much of the outer surface of your home to generate power, new technology that can reveal hidden objects, follow up on cybersecurity efforts to safeguard elections, and find out more about how Facebook has been playing fast and loose with your data.

This week I'm talking with tech entrepreneur and author, Andrew Keen, who's been called "The Antichrist of Silicon Valley" for his books that poke holes in tech's shiny facade. I first became acquainted with Keen when I reviewed his book "Digital Vertigo" for USA Today a few years ago.  His new book, "How to Fix the Future", explores how people all over the world are trying to come up with ways we can both survive and thrive in a future where livelihoods are threatened by automation, privacy is a relic of the past, social media has been subverted, and surveillance is omnipresent.

This week, we’re focusing on cybersecurity, concerns about the upcoming election, and what’s being done to train people to keep both civilian and government networks safe.

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, says it hasn't adapted quickly enough, as consumers make fewer trips to stores, and shop more online.

Click here to read a more detailed explanation, from the company's press release.

This week, we'll focus on inventors, and the amazing technology they have created that we rely on every day. We'll also hear about a brand new invention, that may one day offer relief from the symptoms of Parkinson's disease, how one scientist is working to make cloud computing more secure, and a story about an out-of-this-world space suit from NASA, designed to keep astronauts healthy. 

This week, we'll look at how the internet which brings us together with friends and family on social media--is also helping to tear our society apart, and threaten our very existence.

Sound extreme? Well, from the indictment of 13 Russian nationals charged with interfering with the 2016 Presidential election, to Akron-Canton area teens arrested over the past week for making online threats; social media is being used in ways that its creators never dreamed--and which for many--has become a nightmare. 

 

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