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Wednesday, 14 November 2018 10:27

No Charges after Akron Fright Fest Investigation

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Springfield Township Police say no charges will be filed after the investigation into the "Akron Fright Fest."   The report (below) called the actions of some of the actors at the haunted house "inadvisable," but concluded that there was no physical evidence to prove a crime had actually been committed.…
Wednesday, 14 November 2018 07:11

Missing Rittman Teen Found Safe

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UPDATE: The Rittman Police Department posted the following to their Facebook page MIKAYLA HAS BEEN LOCATED AND IS SAFE AT THIS TIME.. THANKS TO EVERYONE FOR ALL THE THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS AND THE SHARING OF THIS POST AND ASSISTANCE. There are no futher details on where she was.  --  Rittman…
Wednesday, 14 November 2018 05:13

Missing Adult Alert Lorain County

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A Missing Adult Alert has been issued by the Elyria Police Department statewide.Information as of: November 13, 2018 at 6:58 PM   Be on the lookout for a missing adult. On November 13, 2018 at 10:00 AM, Mr. Mathis drove away from his residence and has failed to return.The incident…
Tuesday, 13 November 2018 10:41

AFD Celebrating 40 Years of EMS in Akron

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Akron Fire is celebrating 40 years of providing Emergency Services to the community with an anniversary celebration Tuesday. Since the program was first initiated in 1978, the EMS squadron has grown to 14 ambulances that cover the Akron area, responding to a little more than 100 calls per day on…
Monday, 12 November 2018 12:43

UA on Lockdown Briefly Saturday Morning

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The University of Akron was locked down briefly after a gun accidentally went off in a dorm at the Exchange Street Residence Hall early Saturday morning. According to UA Police, the call of a gunshot that was heard coming from a campus dorm was made about 12:30 a.m. Saturday. When…
Monday, 12 November 2018 09:51

Canton Police Looking for Missing Teen

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Stark County Sheriff's Deputies, along with Canton Police are looking for a missing Canton teen. There isn't much information right now, and we're not sure where 16-year-old Christa Hicks was last seen, but a missing child poster was issued this morning. She is said to frequent the Alliance area. Anyone…
Friday, 09 November 2018 11:32

Wooster Man Arrested in Online Sex Sting

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The FBI has arrested 46-year-old Luther Nash of Wooster for allegedly using Facebook to lure a 13-year-old boy for sex. Turns out, that boy was a Wooster Police detective who had created a fake online profile and sent Nash a friend request back in September. Since then, Nash had sent…
Friday, 09 November 2018 10:28

UPDATE: Two Students in Custody, Ravenna HS Safe

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Update:  A report from the Record Courier is that two students, one from the Ravenna School District and another from a nearby district, are in custody in connection to Friday morning's lockdown at Ravenna High School.  Superintendent Dennis Honkala confirmed to the paper that there were no guns involved in…
Friday, 09 November 2018 09:39

Veterans Day Deals Around Akron

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A lot of discounts and deals for Veterans, Active Duty Military, and their families this Veterans Day Weekend, including free admission to the Akron Zoo today through Monday. At the zoo, all military personnel and veterans get in free while their family get 50 percent off admission. In Canton, Vets and…
Thursday, 08 November 2018 11:16

Fire Closes Green Daycare Center

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Green Fire Chief Jeffrey Funai tells the Akron Beacon Journal that the fire at the Kids Country Daycare on Town Park Boulevard started in a bathroom in the gym, and then spread to the roof. With five fire companies responding, firefighters had the clames out within 10 minutes. The daycare…
Wednesday, 07 November 2018 06:16

Summit County Local Race Results

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Below are the results of local, Summit County races, per the Summit County Board of Elections: #2 Nordonia Hills CSD Tax Levy (Add) Current Expenses 6.98 Mills Ongoing Vote for not more than 1 (WITH 32 OF 32 PRECINCTS COUNTED) AGAINST THE TAX LEVY. . . . . . .…
Tuesday, 06 November 2018 05:26

Missing Adult Alert Youngstown

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A Missing Adult Alert has been issued by the Youngstown Police Department statewide. Information as of: November 5, 2018 at 8:38 PM Be on the lookout for a missing adult. On November 5, 2018 at 5:00 PM, Ms. Thomas left her residence on foot and failed to return. The incident…
Monday, 05 November 2018 11:39

More Changes at the Top at Akron Children's

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More changes at the top for Akron Children's Hospital Monday morning, just a few days after President Bill Considine stepped down, and Grace Wakulchik moved into the President and CEO role. The hospital announced Monday that James Brazeal was named Vice President of research administration in the Rebecca D. Considine…
Friday, 02 November 2018 11:51

Wadworth Teen Guilty in Elderly Neighbor's Murder

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The 17 year old Wadsworth boy was charged with stranging his 98 year old neighbor, Margaret Douglas, has been found guilty of multiple felony charges, including aggravated murder, in connection with her death. Gavon Ramsay changed his not guilty plea to "no contest". He was suupposed to go on trial, Monday,…
Friday, 02 November 2018 11:34

Richland County Boy Scout Official Arrested

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Thomas Close of Richland County has been arrested on production of child pornography charges after he secretly recorded young boys changing in and out of their swimming trunks. The press release from the U.S. Attorney's Office out of Cleveland claims Close, who is affiliated with the Boy Scouts of America,…
Thursday, 01 November 2018 09:04

Babysitter Arrested, Charged with Rape

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The Summit County Sheriff's Office says they've charged Sage Smerk, 18, with rape, after he admitted to sexually assaulting a 5-year-old girl he was babysitting. The mother of the victim came home October 28th to find her daughter and 2-year-old son alone in the house, where Smerk was supposed to…
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