Local (1607)

Monday, 23 November 2015 12:17

Reality Setting In For Families Affected By Akron Plane Crash

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It's been nearly two weeks since the deadly plane crash into an Akron apartment building, but reality is just now setting in for some of the families affected by the damage left behind. "When they went to walk into the building to try and get what they can, they're being…
Monday, 23 November 2015 11:53

Stark County Heroin Deaths Rise

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For every life that was lost to heroin in Stark County this year, a cross has been placed in front of the county's sheriff's department. Stark County Sheriff's deputies are hoping the image raises awareness and encourages others to speak up after the number of deaths in the area has…
Sunday, 22 November 2015 19:33

Stow, Hudson, Hoban, Mogadore Remain in Playoffs

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There are 28 teams vying for an opportunity to play for a state championship in Columbus and among them are locals Hudson, Archbishop Hoban, Canton Central Catholic, Perry, Stow and Mogadore. The Ohio High School Athletic Association released the fourth round playoff pairings and sites Sunday and the games are…
Sunday, 22 November 2015 12:26

Crash Knocks Down Traffic Lights In Montville Twp

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A crash in Montville Township early Sunday morning knocked down traffic lights, making the intersection a four-way stop. The crash happened on Wooster Pike Road (State Route 3) at Lexington Ridge Drive, according to the Montville Police Department's Facebook page. The police said the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) has…
Sunday, 22 November 2015 12:23

Serious Crash Closes State Route 5 in Ravenna

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A tractor-trailer ignited in flames when it rolled over and spilled fuel in a crash that happened along State Route 5 in Ravenna early Sunday morning. The Ohio State Highway Patrol reports the 39-year-old driver drove off the right side of State Route 5 hitting a guard rail. Newschannel 5…
Friday, 20 November 2015 18:02

Medical Examiner IDs All Akron Plane Crash Victims

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The Summit County Medical Examiner's Office has officially identified all nine victims killed in last week's jet plane crash in Ellet. The final identification came Friday, of pilot 40 year-old Oscar Chavez and co-pilot 50 year-old Renato Marchese, both of Florida. The seven passengers, all employees of a Florida real…
Friday, 20 November 2015 16:35

Man Arrested In Connection With Norton Bar Death

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An arrest has been made in connection with a fatal fight at a Norton nightclub Thursday night. Norton police tell WAKR.net that 36 year-old Robert Lantz of New Franklin is charged with felonious assault and murder in the death of 63 year-old Daniel Carraway of Norton, who was found next…
Friday, 20 November 2015 15:14

Ellet Man Gets 10 Years For Harassment Campaign

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A man officials say conducted a reign of harrassment of his Ellet neighbors will spend the next 10 years behind bars. 42 year-old Jason West was sentenced after pleading guilty to 22 counts of harrassment, witness intimidation and obstructing justice. West was also charged with harrassing Summit County prosecutor Sherri…
Friday, 20 November 2015 11:27

Ice Skating Rink At Lock 3 Opens

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The ice skating rink at Lock 3 opens today (Friday) -- a week before the official grand opening of this year's winter lineup in Downtown Akron.  New to the winter lineup this year is an indoor/outdoor skating rink, sponsored by the University of Akron, with a polymer surface for beginners…
Friday, 20 November 2015 11:21

Family Dust-up Leads To Conviction

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An Akron man will likely be heading back to prison, this time for shooting a family member in the stomach during a wild all-day gathering at a family home.   A Summit County jury found Jonathan Fedrick, 31, of Hallie Street guilty of two counts of Felonious Assault with gun…
Thursday, 19 November 2015 17:21

KSU President: Looking At Accomplishments And The Future

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Kent State University president Beverly Warren gave her first State of the University address Thursday. "Kent State is already a shining example of the best in higher education," Warren told the audience at Kent State's Kiva Center. She talked both about the university's accomplishments and the future. "We continue to…
Thursday, 19 November 2015 12:43

Arrest Made In Shooting Death Of 19-Year-Old

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Akron police say they have made an arrest in connection with the shooting death of an Akron man over the weekend. On early Sunday morning, Jaleel Jovon Woods, 19, of Endicott Drive was found with a gunshot wound to the head near Cordova and Courtland avenues. Detectives arrested Jovonte A.…
Akron police have launched their third homicide investigation in four days. The latest fatal shooting was reported on Edward Avenue, where the body of 29-year-old Devon M. Anderson of Caddo Avenue in Akron was found in a car parked in a driveway. He had been shot several times. The Summit County…
Thursday, 19 November 2015 11:19

15-Year Old Nabbed In Car Chase

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Sheriff's deputies arresting a 15-year old after a traffic stop turned into a chase over a stolen vehicle. Deputies noted the driver crashed near Prosser Avenue and Sauer Drive in Coventry Township, then took off on foot. The deputy caught up to him after a short foot chase. - -…
Thursday, 19 November 2015 10:20

UA Requests Funding For Capital Improvement Projects

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The University of Akron has released its list of capital improvement projects on campus. University officials are asking the state for more than $32 million dollars over the next two years and an additional $60 million to help pay for projects from 2018 to 2022. One of their main priorities…
Thursday, 19 November 2015 09:16

Akron Lawyer In Trouble Again

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Not only is a former Akron attorney not allowed to practice law -- she's being chided again by the Ohio Supreme Court for not surrendering the documents that lawyers need to practice. Jana Bassinger DeLoach was first suspended back in 2010, publicly reprimanced in 2012, charged with misconduct by the…
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