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Friday, 08 January 2016 17:47

Tallmadge Man Sentenced For Child Porn Charges

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A Tallmadge man will spend six years in prison for child pornography related charges. In July 2015, 30 year-old Justin Snyder was arrested for soliciting and receiving nude pictures of pre-teen girls in exchange for the promise of money. Synder told them he was a talent scout and photographer, and…
A quick-thinking bartender got the upper hand during a mid-afternoon robbery Thursday. Akron police say a man throught the threat of a rolling pin would be enough to convince the bartender at Ido Bar and Grille to hand over cash from the register. That answer was no, says the bartender,…
Friday, 08 January 2016 13:18

UPDATE Two Akron Homicides

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Akron police are dealing with their first two homicides of the year - both at bars. In one case, the alleged killer is in jail. In the other one, a suspect was arrested in Cleveland. Robert Jarvis, 64, of Lakemore is scheduled to be arraigned Saturday in Akron Municipal Court on a count…
Friday, 08 January 2016 07:11

29-Year-Old Woman Killed In Lake Twp Crash

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A 29-year-old woman was killed in an early morning crash in Lake Township. Troopers with the Canton Post of the State Highway Patrol report that Sarah Ullom, 29, of North Canton, drove off the left side of Cleveland Avenue in Lake Township shortly before 2 a.m. The vehicle hit a wooden…
Wednesday, 06 January 2016 17:33

Macy's Closing At Chapel Hill Mall

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One area Macy's store will close, one of 40 stores the retailer is shutting down due to "cost-efficency measures". The department store chain says it'll close the Macy's at Chapel Hill Mall in Akron. Another Northeast Ohio store, the Macy's at Elyria's Midway Mall, is also shutting down. The company says 91…
The Cleveland Browns confirmed that they've made their first interview for the team's head coaching vacancy - Chicago Bears offensive coordinator Adam Gase is first up. (Cleveland Browns, news release) The Cleveland Browns on Wednesday interviewed Chicago Bears offensive coordinator Adam Gase for the team's head coach opening. Gase met…
Wednesday, 06 January 2016 15:56

Ohio AG Suing Medina Propane Company

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A Medina propane company is being sued by the Ohio Attorney General's office, which says it misrepresented services and failed to deliver propane to Ohio customers. The A-G's office says 38 customers in the past eight months have complained about Thrifty Propane about not receiving propane, propane tanks or refunds.…
A Barberton man will spend two years in prison for lying on immigration documents - over his role in the ethnic cleansing murder of a Croatian couple during the Bosnia-Herzegovina war. But the U.S. Attorney's Office in Northern Ohio says that it's just the first legal penalty for 53 year-old…
Wednesday, 06 January 2016 15:43

LeBron: Hopes Johnny Gets It Right

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LeBron James is weighing in on Johnny Manziel, after reports that Johnny was "Johnny Party", who was allegedly in disguise in Las Vegas the day before the Browns' final game of the year. Manziel is in the fold of LeBron's marketing company, LRMR. Before the Cavaliers played the Washington Wizards...LeBron…
Wednesday, 06 January 2016 10:44

Drug Overdoses Reported At Correctional Facility

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Half a dozen residents at a local correctional facility was taken to the hospital after suspected drug overdoses late Tuesday night. Oriana House officials say two men at the Summit County Community Based Correctional Facility (CBCF) were treated and released, but four men are still being evaluated. Officials report the…
Wednesday, 06 January 2016 10:39

Akron Man Makes "Dangerous Dozen" List

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U.S. Marshals have named an Akron man in this month's "Dangerous Dozen" list of most wanted fugitives in the area. The Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force is searching for Michael Ayers who is wanted for a Roslyn Avenue shooting in late September that left a 26-year-old man with serious…
Tuesday, 05 January 2016 11:54

AUDIO: Marilyn Keith Named Akron City Council President

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There's a new president of Akron City Council, but it's not a name many expected. Ward 8's Marilyn Keith was named council's new leader by a 7-6 vote. "Sometime we have to do things that aren't always comfortable, so I realized that now is the time that I have to…
Monday, 04 January 2016 17:47

Ohio Democrats Line Up Early Presidential Delegates

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It's an early part of the 2016 presidential election in Ohio. Tuesday night, caucuses will be held by the Ohio Democratic Party in all of the state's congressional districts - electing "district-level delegates" who could represent presidential candidates at the DNC in Philadelphia this summer. Ohio Democratic Party chair David…
Monday, 04 January 2016 17:44

APD Arrests Wanted Murder Suspect

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A suspect in the October murder of an Akron man is now in police custody. Akron police say 37 year-old Robert Foster of Harford Avenue turned himself in on murder charges on Sunday evening. He was wanted for the shooting death of 33 year-old Marvin Rocker, who was found dead…
Monday, 04 January 2016 17:41

Kent State Settles Over Federal Therapy Dog Suit

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Kent State University has settled a federal civil rights lawsuit involving the denial of a an emotional support dog for someone with a psychological disability in student housing. The U.S. Department of Justice says Kent State will pay a 145 thousand dollar settlement to two former students, along with a…
Monday, 04 January 2016 05:02

Adios Ray & Jimmy, But Where's Johnny?

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The hunt is on for a new head coach and general manager for the Cleveland Browns -- and owner Jimmy Haslam says he'll use a search firm to find the right people.   Coach first, then general manager.   Sashi Brown -- a name you haven't heard much of before,…
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