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Friday, 22 January 2016 17:19

Official: Blatt Out As Cavaliers' Head Coach

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Cavaliers coach David Blatt has lost his job. The move was officiallly announced by Cavaliers general manager David Griffin, who told reporters at a Friday press conference that the team had a "lack of connectedness" over the past few weeks to one month. Cavaliers associate head coach Tyronn Lue will…
Thursday, 21 January 2016 17:27

Pino: "Absolutely Not" Tied To ISIS

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The Kent State University associate professor reportedly under investigation by the FBI is speaking out. Julio Pino talked to reporters after classes Thursday afternoon, saying "absolutely not" when asked if he was an ISIS sympathizer or recruiter. "I do not endorse violence, I do not advocate violence, nor do I…
An apparent ammonia spill has caused evacuations at the Twinsburg Coca-Cola plant. The Twinsburg Fire Department says the ammonia spill is about 5,000 pounds, and when fire crews were enroute, evacuations were underway. There's no word of any exposure or injury from the spill. The Twinsburg Coca-Cola plant is located…
Thursday, 21 January 2016 10:58

Neighborhood Transformation Planned

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Akron and Summit County officials have plans in place to make a major difference in a very specific part of the city. Ward 3 Akron City Council representative Margo Sommerville says the Summit County Land Bank has purchased 55 blighted houses, all of them in Ward 3, precinct K. "They (Summit County…
Wednesday, 20 January 2016 15:25

U.S. Attorney Dettelbach Stepping Down

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Northern Ohio's highest ranking federal attorney is stepping down. The U.S. Attorney's Office in Northern Ohio says Steven Dettelbach has submitted his resignation effective on February 5th, saying he will then return to private practice. In a statement, Dettlebach says serving as U.S. Attorney has been "the single greatest honor"…
Wednesday, 20 January 2016 11:32

Akron-Canton Foodbank Sends Bottled Water To Flint

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The Akron-Canton Foodbank is lending a helping hand to residents in Flint, Michigan with its water crisis after tests revealed the city's water supply contained elevated levels of lead. The foodbank has partnered with FirstMerit Bank to load and ship bottled water to those in need. Akron-Canton Foodbank President and CEO Dan Flowers grew…
Tuesday, 19 January 2016 17:50

Woman Sentenced In Akron Party Knife Attack

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An Akron woman who slashed another woman's face and neck in a party argument in 2014 will spend five years in prison. 53 year-old Jacqueline Ware of Beardsley Street was found guilty by a Summit County jury last month on two felonious assault charges. Prosecutors say the argument broke out…
Tuesday, 19 January 2016 17:49

Grove Street Body Found

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The Summit County Medical Examiner is looking into the death of a man found dead in a parking lot on Grove Street just after nine Tuesday morning. Akron police found the man unresponsive, dead of an apparent gunshot wound. The Medical Examiner says the shooting was a homicide. No positive…
Tuesday, 19 January 2016 13:04

Summit County Leaders Support Sittenfeld

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Local Democrats are putting their support behind a lesser-known candidate in the race for U.S. Senate. Summit County officials came together Tuesday morning to publicly endorse 31-year-old P.G. Sittenfeld, a Cincinnati councilman and candidate in the Senate race against Ted Strickland in the Democratic primary. "I think that he understands what…
Tuesday, 19 January 2016 11:46

Cops Charge Akron Man In Bowers Heist

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Police nabbed another man -- this time from Akron -- in their continued investigation of the theft of a front loader from a construction company as part of a heist that caused a million dollars in damages to J. Bowers Construction on Mogadore Road the week of Thanksgiving.   44-year…
Tuesday, 19 January 2016 11:36

North Portage Path Crash Kills One

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Akron police say a 51-year old woman was killed when she lost control of her car early this morning on NOrth Portage Path near Marks Drive, then hit a tree. Her name was not released pending family notification. Police say she was not wearing a seat belt and airbags in…
Monday, 18 January 2016 16:37

APD: Assault Suspect Took Teen To Hospital

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Akron police have arrested a 23 year-old man for felonious assault, after they say he took the 16 year-old victim to Akron Children's Hospital on Saturday night. Police say it didn't take long to determine that 23 year-old Ahamed Rasoul Abdum-Karim shot the teenage victim in the back on Arbutus…
Monday, 18 January 2016 16:31

KSU, Faculty Union Reach Reported Three Year Pact

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Kent State University and its faculty union have reached a new tentative agreement. That's according to a release from KSU, which says the new collective bargaining agreement with the American Association of University Professors' Kent State chapter runs for three years, and covers both tenured and tenure track faculty members.…
Monday, 18 January 2016 11:50

New Starbucks, Changes Coming To Akron's West Side

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There are a few changes coming to Akron's west side -- including a pair of new buildings. Akron City Council President Marilyn Keith said a new drive-thru Starbucks is set to open at the corner of West Market Street and Pershing Avenue. "Right across from Ken Stewarts, where China Gourmet…
Sunday, 17 January 2016 13:54

Stark County Feels Explosive Weekend

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There must have been something in the Stark County weekend water; North Canton's Target, a Wal-Mart and Circle K in Canton, and the police station were hit by bomb threats that closed the buildings until all-clear Saturday. Police are trying to determine who levelled the threats at the commercial buildings…
Saturday, 16 January 2016 08:14

Akron Man Found Guilty Of Rape Charges

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An Akron man was found guilty of multiple rape charges on Friday. The 19 year-old victim, who was diagnosed with wide-spread Aspergers disorder as a child, reported she had been raped by 42-year old Kevin Dasen of Newell Street for six years. The Summit County Prosecutor's Office says Dasen took…
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