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Thursday, 24 December 2015 12:09

Akron-Summit Library Offers Free Netflix-Like Service

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The Akron-Summit County Library is offering a new online service to access books, movies, and music. The library has teamed up with Hoopla, described as a Netflix-like online service, to offer users 24/7 online and mobile access to the library. "We do intend to do a lot more with digital…
Thursday, 24 December 2015 10:56

Former Our Lady Of The Elms Employee Charged With Sexual Battery

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An employee at Our Lady of the Elms in Akron is facing a sexual battery charge after he was accused of having a sexual relationship with a student. The Northeast Ohio Media Group reports Jeffrey Peterson, 28, was fired from his job as an IT coordinator at the private, all-girls…
Akron Public Schools are looking into allegations that a Firestone High teacher had an improper relationship with a female student. According to the Akron Beacon Journal, the unnamed teacher was placed on paid leave a few weeks ago. Firestone staff and APS administrators are working with legal counsel to look…
Wednesday, 23 December 2015 11:21

Mushroom Bust In C. Falls

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A 29-year-old Cuyahoga Falls man is facing drug trafficking charges after detectives followed up on a search warrant and found psychedelic mushrooms in a Stone Street house. Summit County Sheriff's deputies found a Psilocybin Mushroom grow operation, including about a pound of the controlled substance, three handguns and a loaded…
Tuesday, 22 December 2015 17:53

APD: Marijuana Sales Turns Into Shooting

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Akron police say a man who drove to sell marijuana last night, and instead of money, he got shot. Police say it happened at around 10 PM Monday night at Washburn Street and Tressel Avenue - the would-be pot seller was in his car when someone fired several shots at…
Tuesday, 22 December 2015 12:29

No Snow, Warm Temps Close Local Ski Resorts

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The warm start to the winter season is leaving local ski resorts empty.    The winter weather is taking a break -- even before it begins -- which is putting things on hold at local ski resorts.   Boston Mills/Brandywine Ski Resort spent last weekend making snow and opened the…
Monday, 21 December 2015 10:35

Winter Season Off To Warm, Rainy Start

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The winter season officially begins tonight, but the freezing temperatures and snowflakes are nowhere in sight. "If you like mild temperatures and lots of rain, you're going to like the forecast, " said Meteorologist Richard Lewelling with the Weather Channel. Temperatures are expected to reach near the 60s on Wednesday…
Sunday, 20 December 2015 15:44

Elves & More Delivers Bikes For Families, Kids In Need

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It's starting to feel a lot like Christmas. They came by the truck loads, hundreds of bikes delivered by Elves & More put a mile-wide smile on parents and kids faces in Akron on Sunday, just a week a before the holiday. "Yes, I'm excited because I haven't had a…
Saturday, 19 December 2015 08:25

ONG Updates Security Policies

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It's taken nearly half a year -- but the Ohio National Guard is now allowing it's soldiers to carry firearms at all facilities, a response to the attacks this past summer on a Chattanooga, Tennessee Naval recruiting office that killed five,  including the gunman. The FBI declared the shootings "inspired by…
Saturday, 19 December 2015 12:00

UA Student Graduates -- From Bed

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Zachary Betscher couldn't come to commencement at the University of Akron, so they brought it...to his hospital bed. Fraternity brothers, Zach's parents and family, and UA officials brought commencement to his hospital bed on Thursday, where he got his diploma in a small ceremony.   Dr. Ravi Krovi, dean of the College…
Akron Children's Hospital's mission isn't just to serve over 800,000 patients a year. The hospital also needs to train pediatricians and specialists, and part of the recently passed federal budget will help keep that going. The year-end spending bill includes $295 million for training nationwide. That's $30 million more than…
Friday, 18 December 2015 12:31

Akron Firefighters Deliver Coats To Students

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To say that Akron firefighters were busy Friday morning is an understatement. After battling an early morning house fire, firefighters made a quick turnaround to head over to an elementary school -- delivering hundreds of coats, hats and gloves to students. Hundreds of students lined up in the cafeteria at…
Thursday, 17 December 2015 16:49

Horrigan To Take Mayoral Oath On New Years Day

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Mayor-elect Dan Horrigan will take the oath of office on New Year's Day in downtown Akron. The city says Horrigan will become Akron's 62nd Mayor in a public ceremony January 1st at 10 AM at Greystone Hall, on South High Street. The ceremony is expected to take about 30 to…
Rep. Tim Ryan was one of just 77 Democrats backing the "Tax Extenders Bill", which passed the House Thursday. "Because I believe it's going to be very good for small businesses in our community...to help them grow, reinvest back into their company," Rep. Ryan told reporters in a conference call…
Thursday, 17 December 2015 11:43

25-Year-Old Killed In Officer-Involved Shooting

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An investigation is underway in a fatal officer-involved shooting in Kent early Thursday morning. Kent police say officers responded to a disturbance call shortly before 4 a.m. at a Virginia Avenue home. NewsChannel 5 reports the cousin of 25-year-old Douglas Yon told police dispatchers that Yon refused to leave the…
Wednesday, 16 December 2015 12:37

Canal Park To Get Makeover

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For the first time since Canal Park opened nearly 20 years ago, the field will be getting a complete makeover. The renovations include removing the existing turf, improving the drainage and irrigation infrastructure , and reconstructing the bullpens, mounds, and batter's boxes. Officials with the RubberDucks say the renovations are…
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