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Thursday, 04 February 2016 10:31

C. Falls Man Caught Selling Steroids

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A 26-year-old man is facing drug trafficking charges after Summit County Sheriff's deputies say he was caught selling steroids in a gym parking lot. Deputies say they arrested Brent Arnholter of Cuyahoga Falls outside of an Akron gym on Tuesday. He was booked into the Summit County Jail. Additional charges…
The accident involving an SUV and a train in Barberton left one person dead this morning. The Summit County Medical Examiner's Office reports the driver of the SUV drove around other vehicles and the lowered railroad crossing gate on West Waterloo Road near Wooster Road. The SUV was then struck…
A generous gift by two University of Akron alumni means the UA honors college will be named for them. It'll be the Dr. Gary B. And Pamela S. Williams Honors College, in honor of the couple's overall commitment to give over 10-million dollars to the university. Pamela Williams says it's…
Wednesday, 03 February 2016 09:50

Shooting Victim Under Police Guard At Hospital

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Akron police say a man who suffered a gunshot wound while driving was placed under police guard at a local hospital. Police say it turns out JuJuan Weems, 23, of Akron had a warrant out for gross sexual imposition and sexual battery. Capt. Dan Zampelli says it took some time…
Some say that a pending "no confidence" vote against University of Akron President Dr. Scott Scarborough scheduled for Thursday could be seen as a call by the university's faculty senate for a new regime. UA faculty senate chairman Bill Rich explains the process. "The senators will have the opportunity to…
Tuesday, 02 February 2016 17:12

Portage Pot Bust At Rootstown High Arrests Three

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A complaint about drug overdoses at Rootstown High School has resulted in three arrests by the Portage County Drug Task Force. Sheriff David Doak says 19 year-old Tarren Lowell was arrested at his home in Rootstown, and that 18 year-old Madison Schlagel of Ravenna and 18 year-old Jasen Sadler of…
Tuesday, 02 February 2016 17:08

AG's Office: Two Resign In Macedonia Linked Probe

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Two employees of the Ohio Attorney General's Office have resigned, after a reported incident involving Macedonia police. The AG's Office says that resignation happened after a review of the incident, and that the employees were in "leadership positions" - and were being investigated over allegations that their personal conduct affected…
Tuesday, 02 February 2016 16:28

The Financial Picture Of Akron's Blue Ribbon Panel

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The City of Akron Blue Ribbon panel report is now being studied by Mayor Dan Horrigan. The panel spent the last three months studying the city's government to make suggestions for where Horrigan should start as mayor. Tim Ochsenhirt was chairman of the Blue Ribbon Panel. He says it all…
Tuesday, 02 February 2016 13:11

Reports: Manziel On The Way Out In Cleveland

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One of the top executives with the Browns released a statement today on Johnny Manziel...and it could be the beginning of the end for Johnny's career in Cleveland, with his release apparently likely next month according to numerous reports. Executive vice president of football operations Sashi Brown says they've "been…
A 27-year-old Akron woman got a wake up call she didn't expect when a trio of men allegedly broke into apartment and fired a number of shots early Tuesday morning. Police say two men confronted the woman after kicking in the door while a third man waited outside the Chester Avenue apartment. Another man…
Tuesday, 02 February 2016 11:40

Pizza Delivery Driver Shot In Akron

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Akron police are looking for the person who shot and robbed a pizza delivery driver Monday night. Police say a 59-year-old driver for Papa John's was delivering a pizza in the 700 block of Crane Walk when he was confronted by a man with a gun around 10 p.m. According…
Monday, 01 February 2016 16:42

"Fugitive Of The Week" From Akron

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This week's Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force Fugitive of the Week is a man with Akron ties. The task force says Wesley Tucker is wanted on charges linked to a conspiracy to possess methamphetamine with the intent to distribute them. Tucker is wanted on charges involving over 8 pounds…
Monday, 01 February 2016 13:44

Task Force Has Ideas For Akron

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Akron's mayoral cabinet members and the rest of his staff have a new assignment: read his Blue Ribbon Task Force's report. Mayor Dan Horrigan said moments after task force chair Tim Ochsenhirt handed it to him that he had not seen it yet. Ochsenhirt gave a preview, saying that some…
Akron's new planning director has a goal of increasing the city's population to a number close to when the population was at its peak in the 1960s. Jason Segedy says he hopes to see Akron's population grow to 250,000 by 2050. The latest numbers released by the U.S. Census Bureau…
Sunday, 31 January 2016 11:52

Police Investigating Browns QB Johnny Manziel

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Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel is in trouble once again. The former first-round quarterback is being investigated by police in Texas for an altercation between him and his ex-girlfriend. The Fort Worth Police Department responded to a call around 2 a.m. Saturday, after receiving a phone call about a "possible assault,"…
Saturday, 30 January 2016 11:51

Akron Man Jailed for Heroin Death

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An Akron man was sentenced to seven years in prison for selling heroin to a woman who died from taking it. Trevon Thomas, 20, of Sumner Street, was charged with involuntary manslaughter and with aggravated trafficking in drugs--both felonies--in his role for the death of Carissa Ewing, 28. He pled…
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