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Thursday, 11 February 2016 09:33

Second Teen Arrested In Kent Murder

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Kent police say they've arrested the second teen in connection with the murder of a Kent State University student. NewsChannel 5 reports a 17-year-old was taken into custody last (Wednesday) night and booked into the Portage County Juvenile Justice Center. He's facing a delinquency by aggravated murder charge and is…
Wednesday, 10 February 2016 16:27

North Canton Schools Seek Input In New Super Choice

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The North Canton City School district is looking for a new leader, and they're now asking for more public input on the choice. The district has put together a survey with the help of the county Educational Survey Center. The North Canton Board of Education says it's "critical" for the…
Wednesday, 10 February 2016 16:25

UA Board Meeting Draws Protests, No Action

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With calls for change echoing at the University of Akron, two dozen students and faculty members gathered outside Wednesday's board of trustees meeting in protest. UA associate professor Kevin Kern says these protests wouldn't be happening...if the board would listen to the community. "That's been the real tragedy of this…
Tuesday, 09 February 2016 15:28

Community Leaders Discuss Heroin Epidemic

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Ohio Congressman Tim Ryan held a round table discussion with Akron area community leaders to find a solution to the growing heroin epidemic. Ryan says the big takeaway from the discussion is trying to find a way to give more money to local agencies. "These communities need money," Ryan tell…
Tuesday, 09 February 2016 15:40

Max and Erma's Leaves Montrose, Too

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Three weeks after the Max and Erma's location in the Belden Village area closed, the restaurant's Montrose location has shut down. The Beacon Journal reports that the Max and Erma's on Medina Road in Fairlawn closed abruptly Sunday evening. The chain's restaurant locator shows the closest location is now in…
Kent State University and its former softball coach have been sued by a former player, who says the coach covered up a rape. The Record Courier reports that the player names the son of former KSU softball coach Karen Linder, a former baseball player she claims was intoxicated and claims…
Tuesday, 09 February 2016 12:26

UPDATE Amber Alert: Children Found Safe

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UPDATE: The three boys have been found safe in Canton, and the Amber Alert has been cancelled. (Previous coverage) There's an Amber Alert in effect for three boys in Canal Fulton. Lawrence Township police say Brayden, Carter and Colton Rooks, ages 10, 6 and 12 are believed to have been abducted from…
Tuesday, 09 February 2016 10:25

UPDATE Zika Virus Case Reported In Stark

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UPDATE: State health officials say there's a second case of the Zika virus has been diagnosed in a Stark County man. The Ohio Department of Health says the 21 year-old man returned to Ohio from Haiti, like the 30 year-old Cleveland woman first reported on Tuesday. The ODH says the…
The city of Akron's Blue Ribbon panel report has gotten a lot of reaction since it landed on the desk of Akron mayor Dan Horrigan. Most of the feedback has been positive, but one group has concerns about one recommendation, about possible privatization of the city's utilities. Greg Coleridge, director…
Primary voters in New Hampshire are just hours away from casting their ballots in the first in the nation presidential primary. On the Republican side, it's believed to be a make-or-break primary for several candidates including Ohio Gov. John Kasich. Lindsay McCoy of WFMJ in Youngstown is following Kasich in…
Monday, 08 February 2016 15:35

NEOMED Gets State Cash For Gene Therapy

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Northeast Ohio Medical University will get $50,000 in state cash to help fund its gene therapy project. The project is working on the ability to target specific cells with hopes of creating better treatment for diseases, including some cancers. The money for NEOMED comes from the Third Frontier Fund that…
A man wanted in the dragging of an Ohio State Highway Patrol trooper has turned himself in. The patrol says Todd A. Davison II turned himself into the Stark County Jail, and was then taken to Portage County Jail. Davison was charged with felony assault, and failure to comply with…
Sunday, 07 February 2016 17:03

UA Students: "No Confidence" in President Scott Scarborough

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University of Akron students were not so surprised about the Faculty Senate's decisive 50-2 vote indicating "no confidence" in President Scott Scarborough; in fact, they agreed. "I have no confidence that President Scott Scarborough can lead the university," sophomore physics major Archie Williams said. "I really don't have a lot…
Former Cuyahoga Falls and Stow Chief of Police Louis Dirker Jr., 67, died on Friday, after battling cancer. "We just admired him. He was an excellent chief, an excellent family man and we're going to miss him," former Cuyahoga Falls Mayor Don Robart said. Dirker started his career with the Cuyahoga Falls Police…
Saturday, 06 February 2016 12:40

Akron Shooting Sparks Human Trafficking Investigation

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When police responded to a shooting in the 700 block of Stadelman Avenue in Akron on Jan. 19th, one of the crimes not expected at the home was human trafficking, involving a 16-year-old girl.  Cleveland.com reports when three gunmen fired multiple shots last month at a 20-year-old man who was…
Saturday, 06 February 2016 10:11

AMBER Child Found Unharmed

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Three people have been arrested in connection with a Stark County AMBER Alert.  Stark County Sheriff's deputies say one woman took another woman's child and left without permission after a fight at a residence on Oak Avenue NW. Police recovered the child with three adults about 90 minutes later; she's…
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