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Sunday, 06 December 2015 21:57

Akron Man Carrying Rifle Sparks Conversation About Guns

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Daniel Kovacevic, the man who's been walking around Akron with a rifle on his back, and more than a dozen of gun-activists held a gun rally Sunday to have a conversation about the second amendment and their right to bear arms. "This is the first time that I've ever done…
Saturday, 05 December 2015 11:33

Man Shot, Killed in Akron

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Akron police are investigating the shooting death of a man on the city's west side Friday night. The Summit County Medical Examiner's Office reports a man was shot at a home on Storer Avenue and was pronounced dead at the scene around 8:30 p.m. Further details and the victim's identity…
Saturday, 05 December 2015 07:10

Richfield Christmas Tree Damaged, Police Looking For Vandals

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Richfield police are offering a $500 reward for anyone with information on the person who damaged a Christmas tree in the village's town square. Police Chief Keith Morgan posted photos of the damage on his Facebook page. Officials said the tree will not survive after the holidays. The reward is…
Saturday, 05 December 2015 06:35

UPDATE Freezing Fog Advisory Issued

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UPDATE 9:45a - The Freezing Fog Advisory has been extended. The advisory is in effect until noon.    ----   The National Weather Service has issued a Freezing Fog Advisory for Summit, Stark, Portage, and Trumbull counties until 10 a.m.    NWS reports the combination of dense fog and colder…
Friday, 04 December 2015 16:57

Gymnastics Coach Indicted On Child Sex Charges

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A youth gymnastics coach has been indicted on three counts of Gross Sexual Imposition. The Summit County Prosecutor's Office says 28 year-old Derek Waskowski of Stow was indicted by a Summit County Grand Jury. He is charged with inappropriate sexual contact with a 10 year old girl who was taking…
Friday, 04 December 2015 16:52

Akron Fugitive Arrested After Over Three Years

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A fugitive on the run from Akron since 2012 is back in custody. The U.S. Marshal's Office Violent Fugitive Task Force and Akron police say they caught up with 29 year-old Shawn Johnson on Lumiere Street in Akron on Thursday night. He has been a suspect in a shooting in…
Friday, 04 December 2015 13:54

UPDATE Coventry Schools Placed In Fiscal Emergency

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Coventry Local Schools is being placed in fiscal emergency. The district has been in a fiscal watch for over 18 years, a situation that state auditor Dave Yost says isn't getting any better. "They're looking at pretty close to a million dollar deficit this year," Auditor Yost tells WAKR.net, "and they…
A Mogadore man is charged with trafficking and growing marijuana after police discovered it at his home. Mogadore Police were called to the Curtis Street home of 66 year old William Moore on Wednesday, after reports from witnesses who saw someone going into the house through a window. Mogadore police…
A new week, a new starting quarterback for the Cleveland Browns. Coach Mike Pettine says Austin Davis gets the nod as the Browns take on the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday. Josh McCown is hurt, and Johnny Manziel is being punished. Pettine says it's not about the length of that punishment,…
Wednesday, 02 December 2015 06:27

Full Page Ad Paid For By UA Foundation

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The University of Akron is under the spotlight -- once again -- this time for an advertisement that appeared in Sunday's Akron Beacon Journal. The full page ad was signed by business leaders, urging the community to "come together" and support the university. The criticism comes after several noticed that…
Tuesday, 01 December 2015 16:30

McCown Out For Season, But Who Starts?

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Cleveland Browns quarterback Josh McCown was pulled out of Monday night's game with the Ravens when he was injured. Now, that injury will sideline him for the rest of this season. "It's the worst case scenario for Josh," Browns head coach Mike Pettine told reporters in a conference call on…
Tuesday, 01 December 2015 16:12

HOF Village Project Getting Upscale Hotel

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The new "Hall of Fame Village" at the Pro Football Hall of Fame will have an upscale hotel, and a member of the Hall of Fame is involved in the project. The HOF Village has reached an agreement with Crestline Hotels and Resorts to co-develop and manage what's being called…
A Cuyahoga Falls man shot in a dispute at a home near Woodridge High School two weeks ago is now facing his own charges. The Beacon Journal reports that Fred Fleischer faces child endangering and drug-related charges. 38 year-old Jason Beavers of Ravenna was arrested earlier for shooting and wounding…
The current and new Akron mayoral administrations have tapped someone who will manage their transition, and will become the new mayor's chief of staff next year. Mayor Jeff Fusco and Mayor-elect Dan Horrigan say James Hardy will start Tuesday to ensure "a smooth and effective transition". He'll become Horrigan's chief…
Monday, 30 November 2015 13:50

Goodyear Heights Rapist Staying Behind Bars

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A man who raped more than a dozen women in Goodyear Heights for 11 years starting in 1985 won't be getting out of prison any time soon. The Ohio Parole Board has denied parole for David Allen Bellomy, also known as the "Goodyear Heights rapist", who was convicted in 1996…
Monday, 30 November 2015 09:01

Jackson Alum Killed In Cali Ski Accident

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A Massillon native is dead following a California skiing accident over the long Thanksgiving weekend. Natalie Altieri was a 2013 graduate of Jackson High School and working an internship with fashion retailer and manufacturer BCBGMAXAZRIA in Los Angeles; she was a second year student of the University of Cincinnati's fashion…
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