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Tuesday, 26 January 2016 17:17

Man Faces Life For Raping Two Young Girls

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An Akron man has been found guilty of repeatedly raping two girls under age 10. Summit County jurors found 26 year-old Daniel Austin of Hillman Road guilty of 18 felony charges of rape and gross sexual imposition. Prosecutors say a teenage girl disclosed that Austin raped her daily starting at…
Tuesday, 26 January 2016 16:49

New Franklin House Fire

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Firefighters were called to a house fire in New Franklin Tuesday morning. The fire on Kepler Road was reported just before 11:00 AM by a United States Postal Employee who was delivering mail at the time and said flames were through the roof of the structure. Responders from New Franklin,…
Tuesday, 26 January 2016 12:59

Two Shootings In Akron

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Akron police are investigating a couple of non-fatal shootings. The first victim probably should have just given up her purse. That's what the armed robber wanted when he approached the 45-year old getting out of her car around 10:00 Monday night. She told him to forget it, so he hit…
Tuesday, 26 January 2016 12:47

No Food For Girlfriend

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All he wanted was to take some food to his girlfriend but what he got was a gun to the head, his car stolen and a cell phone thrown in the sewer. The 38 year old man told police it happened Monday night when he refused to get on the…
Tuesday, 26 January 2016 12:23

Huntington To Buy FirstMerit

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We're learning more about Huntington Bancshares acquisition of Akron-based FirstMerit. In a Tuesday morning media conference call, the top executives at FirstMerit and Huntington gave a little more insight as to what happens next in the $3.4 billion deal that's expected to receive the final approval later this year. FirstMerit…
Tuesday, 26 January 2016 08:03

FirstMerit Sold To Huntington

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Press Release from Huntington Bancshares: (Huntington Bancshares & FirstMerit Corporation) Huntington Bancshares Incorporated (NASDAQ: HBAN; www.huntington.com) and FirstMerit Corporation (NASDAQ: FMER; www.firstmerit.com) jointly announced today the signing of a definitive merger agreement under which Ohio-based FirstMerit Corporation, the parent company of FirstMerit Bank, will merge into Huntington in a stock…
Monday, 25 January 2016 16:54

Cleveland Company Brews Delly Inspired Coffee

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You've heard of someone having a "cup o' Joe", but now you can have a "cup o' Delly". Cleveland Cavaliers player Matthew Dellavedova is featured in a new coffee blend courtesy of the Cleveland Coffee Company. WKYC Channel 3 reports that the owner of the company approached Delly with the idea…
Monday, 25 January 2016 05:47

Truck Crashes Into Brimfield Home

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It was a scary night for residents in an Old Forge Road home in Brimfield Township after a pick-up truck crashed through the house Saturday night. Brimfield police posted pictures from the crash on their Facebook page. Authorities say a group of boys were in the same room where the…
Sunday, 24 January 2016 11:09

Officer Injured After Crash in Canal Fulton

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The Ohio State Highway Patrol says they're invesitgating a crash that left an officer from the Canton Fulton Police Department injured late Saturday. Officer Robert D. Stetka, Jr., 25, was traveling northbound on Milan Avenue just north of Market Street around 11:30 p.m. when he lost control of his 2007…
Friday, 22 January 2016 17:19

Official: Blatt Out As Cavaliers' Head Coach

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Cavaliers coach David Blatt has lost his job. The move was officiallly announced by Cavaliers general manager David Griffin, who told reporters at a Friday press conference that the team had a "lack of connectedness" over the past few weeks to one month. Cavaliers associate head coach Tyronn Lue will…
Thursday, 21 January 2016 17:27

Pino: "Absolutely Not" Tied To ISIS

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The Kent State University associate professor reportedly under investigation by the FBI is speaking out. Julio Pino talked to reporters after classes Thursday afternoon, saying "absolutely not" when asked if he was an ISIS sympathizer or recruiter. "I do not endorse violence, I do not advocate violence, nor do I…
An apparent ammonia spill has caused evacuations at the Twinsburg Coca-Cola plant. The Twinsburg Fire Department says the ammonia spill is about 5,000 pounds, and when fire crews were enroute, evacuations were underway. There's no word of any exposure or injury from the spill. The Twinsburg Coca-Cola plant is located…
Thursday, 21 January 2016 10:58

Neighborhood Transformation Planned

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Akron and Summit County officials have plans in place to make a major difference in a very specific part of the city. Ward 3 Akron City Council representative Margo Sommerville says the Summit County Land Bank has purchased 55 blighted houses, all of them in Ward 3, precinct K. "They (Summit County…
Wednesday, 20 January 2016 15:25

U.S. Attorney Dettelbach Stepping Down

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Northern Ohio's highest ranking federal attorney is stepping down. The U.S. Attorney's Office in Northern Ohio says Steven Dettelbach has submitted his resignation effective on February 5th, saying he will then return to private practice. In a statement, Dettlebach says serving as U.S. Attorney has been "the single greatest honor"…
Wednesday, 20 January 2016 11:32

Akron-Canton Foodbank Sends Bottled Water To Flint

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The Akron-Canton Foodbank is lending a helping hand to residents in Flint, Michigan with its water crisis after tests revealed the city's water supply contained elevated levels of lead. The foodbank has partnered with FirstMerit Bank to load and ship bottled water to those in need. Akron-Canton Foodbank President and CEO Dan Flowers grew…
Tuesday, 19 January 2016 17:50

Woman Sentenced In Akron Party Knife Attack

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An Akron woman who slashed another woman's face and neck in a party argument in 2014 will spend five years in prison. 53 year-old Jacqueline Ware of Beardsley Street was found guilty by a Summit County jury last month on two felonious assault charges. Prosecutors say the argument broke out…
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