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Saturday, 28 November 2015 09:28

High School Playoff Scores: State Semifinals

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The high school football playoffs are coming down to the wire as local teams took the field for the state semifinals Friday night. Here are the results... Division II State Semifinals Massillon Perry 10, Hudson 7 Division III State Semifinals Archbishop Hoban 33, Zanesville 21 Division V State Semifinals Canton…
Friday, 27 November 2015 12:42

Santa Is Coming, Lock 3 Ready

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Lock 3 in downtown Akron is ready for the holidays. The official tree lighting begins tonight at 7:00 followed by fireworks. Other attractions are open earlier, including a new polymer skating rink and the reindeer run - also utilizing polymer. The traditional ice skating rink has been open. Also, the…
Friday, 27 November 2015 11:36

Shoe Seller Gets Robbed

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Criminals using social media to lure victims is a popular M.O - because it often works. Just ask a 19-year old Akronite who was robbed of the Air Jordan shoes he was trying to sell. He got a hit off a mention on Instragram, so he and his friend drove to the…
Friday, 27 November 2015 07:58

Thursday Shopping Trumps Early Friday

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It's not difficult to see the shift in Thanksgiving weekend shopping patterns. It was just a couple of years ago that mall and other retail store parking lots were filled to the edges in the early morning hours of Black Friday.l Not anymore. In fact, the days of big sales…
Friday, 27 November 2015 07:47

Amber Alert Ends, Kids Safe

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A Thanksgiving Day Amber Alert serves as a good example of why people outside the immediate area should pay attention. The alert was issued around 12:30 a.m. Thursday in Belmont County. Eleven hours later and 70 miles away in Canton, some alert drivers recognized Mandy Myer's car on I-77.  They…
Thursday, 26 November 2015 14:09

Are 1,000 Pies Enough?

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If you think putting on Thanksgiving dinner is challenging, try cooking for several hundred people ... and you don't even know for sure how many are coming. That's the task at Haven of Rest Ministries on Thanksgiving Day. Assistant Food Service Manager JoNell Muth says they cooked 250 turkeys, 300…
Thursday, 26 November 2015 13:30

Racing For Homeless, Then Donuts

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It looks like another successful Thanksgiving Day fundraiser for Gennesaret. The organization puts together a four mile and a one mile race near Glendale Cemetery to help fund its mission of providing housing to the homeless and feeding people who are hungry. Donna Crookston of Barberton says it's about the…
Thursday, 26 November 2015 12:57

Thanks4Giving: Football For A Cause

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Mother Nature couldn't have been more kind to the 6th Annual Thanks4Giving All-Star Football Game. The game kicked off Thursday morning at Stow-Munroe Falls High School, with food donations and ticket sales benefiting the North American Indian Cultural Center. "Since January, we've probably served over 500 families in Summit County with…
Wednesday, 25 November 2015 17:21

Akron Man Sentenced For Beating And Kidnapping

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An Akron man will spend 13 years behind bars for kidnapping and beating a woman. Prosecutors say 45 year-old John Lewis of Springdale St. had been in an on-again, off-again relationship with the woman for eight years. In August of 2014, Lewis drove the victim to his house where he…
Wednesday, 25 November 2015 16:39

Akron Taps New Deputy Service Director

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The City of Akron has a new Deputy Director of Public Service. Chris Ludle, who has been the city's Highway Maintenance Superintendent, takes over next week for Phil Montgomery. Montgomery was appointed the city of Akron's Chief Information Officer after Rick Schmahl took a state job. Ludle has been in…
Wednesday, 25 November 2015 10:43

Akron Murder Suspects Sought

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Akron police say they've now solved two of last week's three homicides but the latest  announcement does not come with arrests. That's where police, along with the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force, are hoping you can help. Daymond Hooks, 29, and Phillip Key, 32, are wanted in the shooting…
Wednesday, 25 November 2015 08:45

Police: Man Nearly Four Times Over Legal Limit In Crash

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An Akron man is facing a list of charges after police say he was driving drunk -- nearly four times the legal limit -- and crashed into a tree at Tallmadge Circle Wednesday morning. Tallmadge police said Andrew C. Craig, 26, of Akron, has been charged with aggravated vehicular assault…
Tuesday, 24 November 2015 15:50

Browns Bounce Johnny To Third String

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Johnny Manziel will not only no longer be the Cleveland Browns starting quarterback on Monday Night - he's been bounced to third string. That announcement was made Tuesday in a statement from Browns head coach Mike Pettine. Pettine says Josh McCown will be the starting quarterback "going forward". The move…
Tuesday, 24 November 2015 10:57

Murderer Gets Life

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It looks like a Stow man will die behind bars for killing his pregnant wife 30 years ago.  Scott Purk, 53, is eligible for parole in 18 years - otherwise, it's life behind bars. Add to that another three years for tampering with evidence and none of it starts until…
Monday, 23 November 2015 16:22

Burglars Damage Business Near Plane Crash Site

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A Mogadore Road business that was in the spotlight for being near the site of the jet plane crash earlier this month is now dealing with damage to its own building. Akron police say J. Bowers Construction was found damaged early Saturday, by a front loader police say someone stole…
Monday, 23 November 2015 12:42

Black Friday Or Black November?

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The term Black Friday is outdated. According to a University of Akron marketing professor, the day that was traditionally a must-shop blitz through malls, big box and other retailers has evolved. It's still big but other forces are competing to make Black Friday less significant. Dr. Deborah Owens says so many of…
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