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Friday, 27 July 2018 12:05

I-77 Ramp Closures Starting Monday

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Some ramps between the Ohio Turnpike and I-77 in Richfield are going to be closing for 90 days starting Monday. The Ohio Turnpike says the 77 Southbound ramp to the Turnpike, the Turnpike to 77 Southbound, 77 Northbound TO the Turnpike, and 77 to State Route 21 will all be…
A Wayne Township woman is in hot water after she thought it would be a good idea to climb to the top of a 285-foot cell tower near Oak Hill and Milltown Road Thursday evening. A driver spotted the woman and called 911 around 6:20. Wayne County Sheriff's deputies responded, along…
Friday, 27 July 2018 11:41

APD Warning of iTunes Email, Phone Scam

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Akron Police are warning area residents of an Apple iTunes scam, where theives are asking for over-the-phone payments for unpaid taxese, hospital bills, bail money for a family member and more. One victim told Akron Detectives that he received an email he thought was from his boss ordering him to…
Thursday, 26 July 2018 06:25

CC Akron General Unveils New ED

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A little more than two-and-a-half years in the making, the brand new Cleveland Akron General Emergency Department was unveiled to local leaders and the media on Wednesday. During the ribbon cutting ceremony, Akron General President Dr. Brian Harte reinforced the hospital system's commitment to the Akron area.    Ribbon cutting…
Wednesday, 25 July 2018 06:16

Akron Zoo: Name that Penguin... and Deer!

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(Akron Zoo) The Akron Zoo has welcomed two babies this summer! A male Humboldt penguin chick hatched on June 1, and a female Siberian musk deer fawn born on June 13.  The two babies currently do not have a name, and we need your help to choose! Pick your favorite…
Tuesday, 24 July 2018 11:33

APS Adds to College, Career Academies

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(Akron Public Schools) Today Akron Public Schools (APS) and Bridgestone Americas, Inc. announced the new Bridgestone Academy of Applied Engineering and Technology, which will bring a Firestone Complete Auto Care (FCAC) center to East Community Learning Center (CLC) in the Fall of the 2018/2019 school year. The center will give…
Tuesday, 24 July 2018 10:34

Green Man Charged with Felony Abuse of a Minor

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The Summit County Sheriff's Office has announced felony charges against 28-year-old Dean Davis of Green who is alleged to have sexually assaulted a 4-year-old boy in the boy's mother's home that was caught on a home surveillance camera. Inspector Bill Holland added in a press release Tuesday that the boy's…
Monday, 23 July 2018 12:48

Escaped Medina Co. Inmate Back in Custody

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A Medina County Jail inmate is back in custody after he jumped from an ambulance and ran off into a wooded area.  Reports are that Joshua Bragg, who was arrested earlier in July on cocaine charges, was being transported to Cleveland Clinic Akron General from Medina Cleveland Clinic where he…
The LeBron James Family Foundation, in partnership with WKYC-TV Cleveland and Kaulig Companies Limited out of Hudson, is developing a new high-tech media lab, with live TV broadcasting capabilities. WKYC.com is reporting, that the I Promise School, which is set to open its doors to 3rd and 4th grade students…
Wednesday, 18 July 2018 13:58

Chemical Plant Explosion

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UPDATE: 7-19-18   Nobody was hurt when when the Emerald Performance Materials chemical plant in South Akron blew up yesterday, sending smoke and flames high into the sky, and triggering the evacuation of nearby homes and businesses. Akron Fire officials gave residents the green light to return home by about…
Wednesday, 18 July 2018 12:33

Highland Grad, Former Buckeye Dead at 34

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Former Ohio State defensive end and 2002 Highland High School graduate Mike Kudla, 34, has passed away according to a the Highland Local School District. Kudla ranks 14th on the all-time sack leaders list for Ohio State and was a member of the 2002 National Champion team. Kudla was signed…
Back in April of this year, the Summit County Sheriff's Office launched an investigation into the attempted suicide of an inmate at the Summit County Jail.  During the investigation, three deputies who were on duty at the time of the incident in question, were questioned. It was later uncovered that…
Monday, 16 July 2018 11:51

Teen Homicide Victim Identified

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The Summit County Medical Examiner has identified a weekend shooting victim as 15-year-old Tyrone Phelps of Akron. According to the report from Summit County Foresnsic Investigator Supervisor Amy Schaefer, Akron Police and EMS responded to Noah Avenue and Copley Road in Akron just before 10:30 Sunday night. That's where they…
Friday, 13 July 2018 06:31

Missing Girl Located in Stark County

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Update: Gabriella McKenzie Borell, 10, who had been missing since about midnight Friday, has been located. No word on where, but Jackson Township Police say she was found early Friday morning.  --  An endangered missing child advisory has been issued out of Stark County this morning, for 10--year-old Gabriella McKenzie…
Friday, 13 July 2018 06:15

Missing Adult Alert: Wayne County

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(Ohio Attorney General) A Missing Adult Alert has been issued by the Wayne County Sheriff's office statewide. Information as of: July 12, 2018 at 10:20 PM Be on the lookout for a missing adult. On July 12, 2018 at 11:30 AM, Mr. Blanar left his residence and failed to return.…
Wednesday, 11 July 2018 06:59

Former APD Chief Suing City, Mayor, Current Chief

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Former Akron Police Chief James Nice is suing the City of Akron, Mayor Dan Horrigan, and current Police Chief Ken Ball for defamation of character according to the suit that was filed in U.S. District Court in Akron Tuesday. In addition the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor's Office is looking to get…
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