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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…
The next phase in Summit County's effort to demolish blighted property got underway Friday, when crews tore down a property on Clifford Avenue. The lastest effort called the "Neighborhood Initiative Program" is fueled by 2 million dollars in state grants to the Summit County Land Bank. County executive Russ Pry…
Friday, 11 December 2015 17:18

NEOMED Aims For Biggest Fundraiser Ever

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The biggest fundraiser ever at Northeast Ohio Medical University is already on the way to its goal. NEOMED has unveiled its "Shine On" fundraiser, which focuses on three major campaign priorities - Advancing Students, Advancing Innovation and Research, and Advancing Community Health. Through the fundraiser, the university is hoping to…
An investigation into Planned Parenthood by Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine did not find any indication that fetal tissue was sold by its affiliates in Ohio, but the probe did reveal that aborted fetal remains were disposed of in landfills. According to the report, the investigation did show that the…
Friday, 11 December 2015 11:10

Zak Husein: A Life By Example

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It's been more than three days since the shooting death of 21-year-old Zakaeria (Zak) Husein who was shot in the chest during a robbery at his brother's pizza shop in Akron. Family and friends have used social media as an outlet to share stories and remember the University of Akron…
Friday, 11 December 2015 06:43

Hoover Senior Scores TimkenSteel Scholarship

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Hats off to TimkenSteel after a North Canton Hoover High School senior got an oversized check from the company, part of a $140,000 scholarship promise to senior Logan Stahl. First installment is $35,000 and he will be getting that the next three years too for college. It's a scholarship the company…
Thursday, 10 December 2015 17:38

Former Council Member: Other Shoe To Drop?

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Former Summit County Council member Bill Roemer sat next to Tamela Lee when he was on council. He says though the indictments handed down Thursday were no surprise, given the raid of her home earlier and other news about the FBI probe that came out earlier. But reading the indictment,…
Thursday, 10 December 2015 14:42

Browns Extend Barnidge Contract

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Browns tight end Gary Barnidge will stay a Browns player for some time. The team announced today that Barnidge, who is a receiving leader in the 2015 season, has had his contract extended. The team hasn't disclosed further details. Barnidge tweeted a picture of himself signing the new deal. I…
Thursday, 10 December 2015 11:19

AUDIO Tamela Lee: Indicted Party Leader

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Tamela Lee is not just a member of Summit County Council. She's also the first vice president of the Summit County Democratic Party, a position that the acting party chair, Sandra Kurt, says does not need to immediately change. "I have not had a discussion with any of the other…
Thursday, 10 December 2015 09:52

Council's Tamela Lee Indicted

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The shoe dropping for Summit Council Ward 4 Councilwoman Tamela Lee, under investigation the past year by the feds that includes a raid on her home, subpoenaes for public records and even notification to other politicians their conversations with her may have been recorded. All four were arrested this morning…
Wednesday, 09 December 2015 15:29

Falls High Commotion Results In Teen Arrest

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A combination of problems led Cuyahoga Falls High School to keep students in classes for about an hour earlier this morning, but one of those problems was not an actual gun. Cuyahoga Falls superintendent Dr. Todd Nichols says despite what was rumored on social media, it wasn't a real gun…
Wednesday, 09 December 2015 11:19

Akron Man Accused Of Hiding Gun In Homicide Investigation

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An Akron man is accused of trying to hide or destroy evidence in a homicide investigation. Police said Robert Leemar Lewis Jr., 21, of Mull Avenue, lied to officers about his identity by giving false information and removed a 9mm pistol from a Storer Avenue house and then tried to…
Update 2:51 p.m. Law enforcement has captured a man who is accused of fatally shooting his wife at a nursing home in Canton near Meyers Lake. Stark County Sheriff George Maier says 37-year-old Dragan Sekulic was apprehended on 77 Southbound near Cambridge. Sekulic is charged with shooting his estranged wife Celjka Sekulic…
Tuesday, 08 December 2015 17:40

Feds Indict Akron Man On Violent Online ISIS Propaganda

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An Akron man accused of posting violent ISIS propaganda threatening the murder of U.S. military members has been indicted on six federal counts. The federal Department of Justice says 25 year-old Terrence J. McNeil of Akron was indicted on three counts of soliciting a crime of violence, and three counts…
Tuesday, 08 December 2015 11:04

Council May Remove Phones

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How often do you feel ignored when you are talking about something that is seemingly important and the person you're talking to is staring at their phone? Akron City Council is trying to avoid that problem by banning cell phone use by council members during regular or committee meetings, outside…
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