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Tuesday, 15 December 2015 12:50

Two Akron Schools To Close

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Two Akron elementary schools, both in the Kenmore cluster, are closing at the end of the school year. Smith and Lawndale elementaries are the casualties of a dropping student population in Kenmore. "Pfeiffer and Sam Salem have more room, so if you look at Smith with 109 students and Lawndale…
Tuesday, 15 December 2015 12:24

AUDIO Williams Says Goodbye To Akron City Council

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Longtime Akron City Councilman Mike Williams attended his final meeting Monday night after serving 28-years on city council. Williams had to choose between running for mayor and running for re-election for his at-large seat. But he wouldn't change a thing -- including his decision to run for mayor. "The only…
The publisher of a Cleveland business newspaper is facing a second set of public indecency allegations. Northeast Ohio Media Group reports that 46 year-old John Campanelli faces charges of exposing himself to a woman delivering the Beacon Journal to his Hudson home last month. The woman says he met her…
Monday, 14 December 2015 17:33

Akron: EPA Approves Three Alternative Sewer Projects

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The City of Akron says it has federal EPA approval for three proposed "green" projects in the city's sewer projects. Mayor Jeff Fusco says the agency has given written approval to the alternative projects that would separate stormwater from sanitary sewers in the Merriman Road, Middlebury and North Hill areas.…
Monday, 14 December 2015 13:05

Shots Fired Over Breakup

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An Akron teenager is in lockup and a 23 year old is on the loose for their alleged roles in a non-fatal shooting Sunday night. Akron police say it looks like Robert Brown got mad at a woman who broke up with him, so he and the juvenile decided to grab…
Monday, 14 December 2015 11:30

C. Falls Offers "Safe Zone" For Craigslist, Online Purchases

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The city of Cuyahoga Falls is offering a safer alternative for those who want to sell or purchase an item through Craigslist or other online sites. Mayor Don Walters recently announced a new "safe zone" available for residents to meet up to complete online purchases inside the lobby of the…
Sunday, 13 December 2015 15:55

Akron Woman Charged After Hitting Officer With Mini-Van

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An Akron woman who hit a Tallmadge police officer Saturday with a min-van, after she reportedly was stealing in a grocery store, has been arrested. The Tallmadge police said, the police officer confronted 47-year-old Yolanda DeBruce about the alleged theft in the parking lot of the grocery store located in…
Saturday, 12 December 2015 23:05

Green Woman Injured in Hit-Skip Accident

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A Green woman suffered life-threatening injuries, after being hit by a car while she was jogging Saturday morning. The Summit County Sheriff's Office said, the 36-year old woman was jogging on SR 619 near Mayfair Rd. She was transported to Akron General Hospital by the Green Fire Department. The suspect…
Saturday, 12 December 2015 18:55

Mount Union Title Bound Again

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Once again Mount Union will advance to the NCAA Division III National Championship. The Purple Raiders defeated Wisconsin Whitewater by a score of 36-6. The No. 1-ranked Purple Raiders (14-0) advanced to their 19th Stagg Bowl national championship game since 1993 and 11th in a row. They'll play St. Thomas…
Saturday, 12 December 2015 18:56

Update: Fairview Park Man Dies After Being Hit by Car

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Update:The 79-year-old man hit by a car in Macedonia Saturday has died, news channel 5 reports. Lawrence Hain of Fairview Park died from the injuries suffered in the crash. The woman in the crash's injuries were critical and there is no update on her condition. ------------------------- Previous Coverage Macedonia police…
Saturday, 12 December 2015 11:14

Missing Adult Alert For Kent Man

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Update: The missing adult alert for the man who was missing in Portage county has been cancelled. The Brimfield Police Department says they cancelled the missing adult alert, after Donald Davis returned to his home on his own. Release from Ohio Attorney General's Office: A Missing Adult Alert has been issued by…
Saturday, 12 December 2015 10:21

Tamela Lee Denies Wrongdoing

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The Summit County Council member facing eleven bribery-related charges in a federal indictment is publicly defending herself. Tamela Lee told the Beacon Journal that the indictment is full of lies about her. She's accused of accepting money, services and items - like free cigarettes or food - from a convenience store…
Saturday, 12 December 2015 09:40

WAKR Share A Christmas: $7,000

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The Akron area community is responding, again, to the needs of others during this holiday season. In this case, it's to benefit The Salvation Army in Summit County and it comes in the form of Rubber City Radio Group's 57th Annual WAKR Share A Christmas. Nearly $7,000 was raised, all…
Saturday, 12 December 2015 09:32

Two Checkpoints, No Drunks

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Members of the Summit County OVI Task Force say they're thrilled to make no drunk driving arrests in either of last night's checkpoints, even after sending 19 vehicles into diversion areas for further investigation. Of course, some people got in other trouble - three for driving under suspension and a…
Saturday, 12 December 2015 09:24

Zips Outkicked In Kansas City

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The University of Akron men's soccer team is not bringing home a national title. The Zips fall short in the College Cup semi finals Friday night in Kansas City, KS, losing to Stanford. "We didn't really create enough good chances and I think Stanford probably had better chances than us…
One recommendation of Akron Mayor-elect Dan Horrigan's Blue Ribbon Task Force has been released. The first Interim Report released Friday outlines support for natural gas purchasing aggregation, something the city already does for electricity. In a statement, Mayor-elect Horrigan says he fully supports the idea, which was introduced at Akron…
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