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Tuesday, 12 February 2019 05:54

UPDATE: Woman, Abductor Dead in KY

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UPDATE: Multipe reports from news outlets are that both Skylar Williams and her alleged abductor Ty'rell Pounds are dead following a possible shootout with police in, or near Louisville, Kentucky on Tuesday.  A recent Facebook post from Pounds indicates the two were in a relationship and having trouble, including a…
Wednesday, 06 February 2019 11:58

Firestone Racing Committed to Akron Through 2025

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INDYCAR and Bridgestone Americas, Inc. (Bridgestone) today announced a five-year partnership extension for the Firestone brand to continue serving as the sole tire supplier and Official Tire of the NTT IndyCar® Series through 2025. The agreement, which includes continued rights for Firestone as the Official Tire of the Indianapolis 500®,…
Wednesday, 06 February 2019 08:44

Former Mayor Might Run as Independent

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Former Akron Mayor Don Plusquellic won't run against current Akron Mayor Dan Horrigan in the Democratic primary, but he says he's thinking about running in the general election--as an Independent. Listen here to this live, exclusive interview on the Ray Horner Show.    
Tuesday, 05 February 2019 12:53

Akron Police Ramp Up Recruiting Efforts

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Akron Mayor Dan Horrigan has announced changes to the process for recruiting police, fire, and EMS, including an increase in the maximum age for new hires. As of Monday, the maximum age to be hired as a police officer is up from 35 to 40, while the max age to be…
Monday, 04 February 2019 12:36

APD Looking for Attempted, Robbery Suspect

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Akron Police are investigating one attempted robbery and another actual robbery, both committed Friday night within a couple of hours of one another and within just about 5 miles of one another, too.  First, just after 7 o'clock Friday night, a man wearing a ski mask walked into Two Monk's…
Thursday, 31 January 2019 05:53

Infant Ibuprofen Recall Expanded

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A recall of infant ibuprofen has been expanded by Tris Pharma Incorporated, according to a report. The New Jersey-based pharmaceutical company first recalled the infant ibuprofen drops back in November last year due to a higher concentration of ibuprofen in the drug than it was labeled, some doses as high…
Wednesday, 30 January 2019 08:37

USPS Cancels Some NEO Postal Services Amid Cold

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The United States Postal Service announced Tuesday night that carriers covering certain parts of Northeast Ohio and beyond will not deliver mail Wednesday, January 30th, as high temperatures are not even expected to hit zero degrees in most areas.  Areas with the following 3-digit zip code beginnings will not be…
Tuesday, 29 January 2019 13:51

Akron Mayor On Possible Plusquellic Challenge

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Akron Mayor Dan Horrigan is responding to the possibility that former Mayor Don Plusquellic might run against him, noting in part that Plusquellic's "bitterness and stale personal feudes with council members, the local paper, and even federal decision makers poisoned his ability to lead the city".But he says, he says…
Tuesday, 29 January 2019 13:42

City of Akron Still Dealing with Cyber Attack

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The City of Akron is still dealing with last week's cyber attack, letting residents know some systems are still off line, as they try to make sure all their equipment is free of the virus that took down part of the city's network. The City’s online 3-1-1 portal is currently…
Tuesday, 29 January 2019 12:21

Help Find Missing Mansfield Teen Girl

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The National Center for Missing & Exploited children asking for your help locating 17 year old Khiajah Habeen Ullah who's been missing from her home in Mansfield, since November 17th.  They say She may still be in the local area or she may have traveled to Akron, OH. She is…
Tuesday, 29 January 2019 11:45

Summit Metro Parks Closes Programs for Weather

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(Summit Metro Parks) For the safety of our visitors, Summit Metro Parks centers will be closed, and all programs are canceled on Wednesday, January 30 and Thursday, January 31, due to extremely cold temperatures forecasted for those dates. Closed locations include: F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm Visitors Center, 1828 Smith Rd.,…
Harvest time in Akron, as the city's first licensed medical marijuana growing facility opened its doors yesterday, to show off their new buds. AT-CPC, unveiled their new "Mimosa" and "Cuyahoga River" cannabis strains, which they will be used in medical marijuana products sold under the brand names "Song Wellness", and…
Tuesday, 29 January 2019 07:27

METRO RTA Offering Free Rides

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(METRO RTA) Beginning Tuesday, January 29, 2019 through Friday, February 1, 2019, METRO is offering free fares on all services, including line-service, Northcoast Express, SCAT, and Call-A-Bus.   The Weather Channel has warned that the coldest arctic outbreak in at least 20 years is expected this week in parts of…
Tuesday, 29 January 2019 05:13

Akron Warming Centers Open Ahead of Brutal Cold

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(Community Support Services) As the National Weather Service warns that Wednesday, January 30, 2019 could be one of the coldest days on record, Akron area organizations charged with aiding the homeless are working to ensure that everyone will have access to shelter.                  Community Support Services, Inc. operates the Homeless Outreach…
Monday, 28 January 2019 11:30

CVNP to Re-open After Government Resolution

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Staff with the Cuyahoga Valley National Park is working to clear snow and ice that's accumulated throughout the park since workers were furloughed more than a month ago. With Friday's announcement of the continuining resolution to re-open the government for at least three weeks, the park expects to fully resume…
Eight members of the The Ohio National Guard Cyber defense team are helping the City of Akron deal with the financially motivated atttack on its computer network that started last Tuesday. The National Guard Cyber team provides defensive operations, forensic support, and analyisis, and was authorized for duty in Akron…
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