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Monday, 22 April 2019 05:53

UPDATE: Missing Boy Found Safe

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Update: The Summit County Sheriff's Office is reporting that missing 2-year-old Kaven Fisher was found safe.  According to Sheriff's Inspector Bill Holland, Kaven was asleep inside of a car parked in the neighbor's garage.  As of a 9 a.m. briefing, Inspector Holland said that Kaven was being checked out, but…
Friday, 19 April 2019 08:45

Man Killed in Thursday Morning Crash

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The Summit County Sheriff's Office is investigating a deadly crash along East Turkeyfoot Lake Road in the City of Green Thursday morning.  According to the Sheriff's report, around 7:30 a.m., a 71-year-old man driving a yellow Corvette eastbound on East Turkeyfoot collided with a tractor trailer that was waiting to…
Friday, 19 April 2019 05:54

APD Cruiser Hit During Funeral Procession

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An Akron Police cruiser that was escorting a funeral procession along Darrow Road, just a block from the Newcomer Funeral Home, was hit by another driver, according to police. The officer had to be extracted from the cruiser, and was taken to Akron City Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The…
Like the City of Akron did last year, now--Summit County has designated the first Monday of October, "North American First People's Day". It comes after sustained efforts by students and teachers at The Lippman School in Akron, which has a long-standing cross-cultural partnership with the Northern Cheyenne Nation. Ray Horner…
Wednesday, 17 April 2019 08:45

$100K in Stolen Equipment Recovered in Summit

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(Summit County Sheriff's Office) In February of this year the Summit County Sheriff’s Office responded to a breaking and entering that occurred at a storage facility in the City of Green. An enclosed trailer (valued at over ten thousand dollars) had been stolen and this crime mirrored other crimes that…
Monday, 15 April 2019 12:00

City Announces Youth Violence Initiative

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CITY OF AKRON: Today (Monday), Akron Mayor Dan Horrigan and Health Commissioner Donna Skoda joined together with community partners to mark the public release of Akron’s Youth Violence Prevention Strategic Plan.  The plan—which was developed after more than two years of research, data collection and community conversations with neighborhood stakeholders—calls…
Tuesday, 02 April 2019 11:58

Akron Man Fired Shots at Women Outside Bar

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Kevin Cook of Akron has been charged with felonious assault after police say he fired several shots at two women outside of the Northside Tavern on North Howard Street Friday night.  According to reports, the altercation started inside of the bar and then spilled out into the parking lot. The…
Tuesday, 02 April 2019 11:54

Masked Men Steal ATM from Akron Hotel Lobby

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Akron Police are looking for two, rather brazen theives, who stole an ATM from the lobby of the Courtyard Marriott at 41 Furnace Street downtown Sunday night. The masked men ordered a hotel employee to lay down on the ground, then rolled the ATM out the front door and into…
Monday, 01 April 2019 13:46

Human Trafficking in Ohio: Who is at Risk?

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A new study on Human Trafficking in Ohio, done recently by the University of Cincinnati, is being used by State officials to better help victims--many of whom, are children. Sophia Pappadimos, is the Anti Human Trafficking Coordinator for the Ohio Department of Public Safety, Jeanne Destro talked to her today…
Thursday, 28 March 2019 05:05

UPDATE: Missing Barberton Girl Found Safe

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Update: Police say that Ellie Ludwig was found safe late Wednesday night along with her bilogical mother Melissa, who does not have custody of the child.  The girl and Melissa Ludwig were in Akron, and located by Akron Police.  No further details have been released.  --  Barberton Police are asking…
Wednesday, 20 March 2019 05:53

Akron's Infant Mortality Rate Drops

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Akron's infant mortality rate has decreased by nearly 9 percent since 2016, according to a data revealed at Mayor Dan Horrigan's third annual Health Equity Summit Tuesday. The group Full Term First Birthday, created in 2017 at the direction of the mayor, has released details of their three-year strategic plan…
Tuesday, 19 March 2019 10:43

APD: Man Robbed of Cellphone in Broad Daylight

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An 18-year-old man was robbed of his cellphone in broad daylight Monday afternoon, around 3:30 at the intersection of Kenmore Boulevard and 13th Street Southwest. The victim told Akron Police that a man walked up behind him, put him in a chokehold and slammed him to the ground, before taking…
Springfield Township Police have a new member of the team: K-9 Brodie! The German Shepherd all the way from Jessen, Germany, was introduced last with alongside his handler, Officer Shawn Brady. The two will be attending an extensive, 6-week training in Wapakoneta, Ohio, and then Brodie will be ready to…
Monday, 18 March 2019 04:56

UPDATE: Missing Tallmadge Teen Found Safe

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UPDATE: Tallmadge Police say Destiny Pritchett was found safe. Word from the department is that she ran awway last week.  --  The Tallmadge Police Department is asking for the public's help finding missing 17-year-old Destiny Pritchett.  According to a release, Pritchett was first reported missing on March 13th. The circumstances,…
Wednesday, 06 March 2019 08:06

UPDATE: 100 Cars Involved in Rt. 8 Pile Up

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UPDATE: A few more details from Tuesday's massive pile-up on Route 8 in Hudson, as officials now say that 25 people were transported to nearby hospitals with varying injuries. Still none that were life-threatening. Now, the estimated number of cars involved are more like 100, opposed to the 60 initially reported…
Friday, 01 March 2019 05:08

Temporary Boil Water Advisory for Fairlawn Hts.

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(City of Akron) As a result of work being performed by a contractor of the City of Fairlawn, an Akron water line at the intersection of Waltham and Wyant Roads was inadvertently damaged.  The City of Akron Water Division has issued a precautionary boil water advisory for certain customers located…
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