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Monday, 19 March 2018 12:20

Akron to Consider Raising Tobacco Sales Age

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The City of Akron is considering raising the age to legally purchase tobacco from 18 to 21.  The following is a press release from the City of Akron:  When Mayor Horrigan appointed Tamiyka Rose as the City of Akron’s first Health Equity Ambassador last Spring, he tasked her with developing…
Monday, 19 March 2018 11:49

CAVS: Ty Lue Taking Time Off for "Health Reasons"

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A report from the Cleveland Cavaliers Monday afternoon is that head coach Tyronn Lue will be taking some time off from the team to address undisclosed health issues.  The following is Coach Lue's statement from Cavs.com:  "After many conversations with our doctors and Koby and much thought given to what…
Thursday, 15 March 2018 10:43

Akron-Based Signet Jewelers Closing 200 Stores

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Akron-based Signet Jewelers plans to close 200 mall-based stores, reduce costs, and beef up e-commerce, to improve long-term operational and financial performance. This, as a result of recent sales declines. Market Watch, and Wall Street Journal report the retailer, which owns Kay Jewelers, Zales, and Jared the Galleria of Jewelry,…
Wednesday, 14 March 2018 11:20

UA Hosting Gun Violence Town Hall Wednesday Night

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Wednesday marks the one-month anniversary of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, that left 17 people dead.  In conjunction with the anniversary and on National Walkout Day, where students in high schools, and other schools across the country are walking out of class for 17…
Wednesday, 14 March 2018 11:02

Stark State College Increasing Tuition

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Stark State College, for the first time in four years, is increasing the instructional fee.  The $10 increase to the fee brings it to $126.50, and is effective starting this summer semester. According to the press release, the instructional fee will only be applied to the first 16 credit hours…
Monday, 12 March 2018 12:34

APD Looking for Domestic Assault Suspect

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Akron Police are looking for 33-year-old Marcus Brooks, who is wanted on a Domestic Violence charge. According to the APD report, a 25-year-old woman walked into the station about 3:30 Sunday morning, crying, bleeding from her head, and her right eye swollen and bruised. She reported that Brooks, who is…
Tuesday, 06 March 2018 10:38

Brunswick HS Student Arrested for Online Threat

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An 18-year-old Brunswick High School student is under arrest after reportedly making online threats against the school.  Tyler Hrouda was arrested Monday at a local business along Pearl Road, after Brunswick Police were made aware of the threat. They contacted the school, who with the help of a resource officer…
Tuesday, 06 March 2018 10:27

Mansfield Sr. High Locked Down, Student Arrested

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Mansfield Senior High School was locked down early Tuesday morning after reports of a student with a gun on campus.  Mansfield Police were called to campus and, with the help of a school resource officer, were able to identify the suspect student. They detained him, but did not find a…
Monday, 05 March 2018 12:04

Summit Co. Scam Seminar

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Scams are everywhere these days; from your inbox to your front door. With that in mind, and as part of Consumer Protection Week, the Summit County Office of Consumer Affairs is holding a "How to Spot and Stop a Scam" seminar on Tuesday, March 6th, from 11 a.m. to noon,…
Monday, 05 March 2018 11:44

Akron Shooting Leaves One Man Seriously Injured

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Akron Police are asking for anyone who may have witnessed a Sunday evening shooting to come forward.  Officers responded to a call of "shots fired" in the 2100 block of 4th Street Southwest Sunday evening, just before 8 p.m. When they arrived on the scene, they found the victim, who…
Wednesday, 28 February 2018 10:50

APD: Young Girl Abducted, Dropped Off Unharmed

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Akron Police are looking for a suspect who abducted an 11-year-old girl in the city's East Neighborhood Tuesday afternoon and then let her go unharmed. The victim's mother says the girl was walking home from David Hill Elementary School on East Archwood Avenue about 2:35 p.m. According to reports, the…
Wednesday, 28 February 2018 10:19

APD: Two Women, One Child Shot in Akron

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Akron Police are looking for anyone that may have witnessed a shooting along Hamlin Street Tuesday afternoon to come forward.  According to the press release, two young women, 22-years-old and 19-years-old, were sitting in a car along with a 7-year-old girl, in the 800 block of Hamlin Street in Akron…
Monday, 26 February 2018 10:24

Two Northwest HS Students Found Dead

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Two Northwest High School students from Jackson Township are dead after what police believe was a weekend murder suicide, or possibly a double-suicide. The two students, a 17-year-old boy and a 16-year-old girl were found by the male victim's cousin in a wooded area in the Township Friday evening, around 8:30. The…
Monday, 26 February 2018 07:41

Wahoo Week, Day 1

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Coming off a great season but disappointing finish in 2017, the 2018 Cleveland Indians have unfinished business to tend to. The team lost a few familiar faces in the offseason, but many members of the squad are back, as well as some new blood. Ray will have interviews with anyone…
Tuesday, 20 February 2018 12:31

Green Middle School Students Targeted in Threat

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The Summit County Sheriff's Office was tipped off to an online threat that was made against students from Green Middle School on social media.  According to Sheriff's Inspector Bill Holland, on Sunday, February 18th, the suspect, a 14-year-old former student at Green Middle School threatened to shoot students and then…
Tuesday, 20 February 2018 12:09

Ellet HS Teen Arrested in Online "Copycat" Threat

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Akron Police have arrested a 16-year-old Ellet High School student after making threats online that referenced the Parkland, Florida shooting that left 17 people dead on Valentines Day.  The student, whose name hasn't been released because he is a juvenile, allegedly posted a message to Snapchat indicating that he was…
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