Akron Police homicide detectives are investigating a deadly shooting Tuesday night near the intersection of Clark and Black Streets.
The call came in around 8:30 p.m. Tuesday about a man shot. When officers and EMS arrived, they found the 37-year-old victim unresponsive with a gunshot wound to the thorax area.
He was transported to Akron City where he died shortly afterwords, around 10:20 p.m. No ID on the victim yet, but the Summit County Medical Examiner says once next-of-kin is notified they will be providing an update.
The Summit County Medical Examiner's Office is still looking for the public's help identifying two of the four victims in Monday morning's deadly crash at Goodyear Boulevard and Kelly Avenue in Akron.
Two of the victims have been ID'ed, according to the report. 29-year-old Colleen Wood from Akron, who was driving the car that hit a wall, and then a pole before bursting into flames.
The front passenger was 29-year-old Alex Jay Lester from Ravenna. Thursday, the M.E.'s office released more of a description of the two victims who were riding in the back seat.
See more below:
This is an update regarding the traffic fatality that occurred on 12/3/2018 near the intersection of Goodyear Blvd. and Kelly Ave. in Akron.
Two of the deceased occupants have been positively identified. They were Colleen A. Wood, a 29 year-old female from Malasia Road in Akron and Alex Jay Lester, a 29 year old male from Merrill Road in Ravenna.
The two back seat passengers are still unidentified.
Approximately 5 feet, 11 inches and weighing approximately 228 pounds
Victim appears to be in his twenties or thirties
Victim has a metal plate in his left jaw.
Approximately 5 feet, 5 inches and weighing approximately 106 pounds
Victim has a dental bridge on his upper front teeth
Victim appears to be a small framed and slim African American Male, possibly a adolescent.
Anybody with information concerning the unidentified victims are asked to contact the Summit County Medical Examiner’s Office at 330-643-2101
(Summe Health) – The Summa Health Board of Directors today announced that Cliff Deveny, MD, has been named president and CEO. Dr. Deveny rejoined Summa in March of 2017 as interim president and CEO.
Since returning to Summa, Dr. Deveny has been instrumental in guiding the turnaround of the health system, both culturally and financially. Through August of 2018, the organization experienced an operating margin of $17.5 million. This reflects a turnaround of more than $50M in operating income improvement, when compared to the same time period in 2017.
“Dr. Deveny has done an outstanding job of transforming our culture,” said Anthony Lockhart, chair of the Summa Health Board of Directors. “As a graduate of Firestone High School and a longtime member of the Summa family, he clearly understands the communities we serve and the importance of a positive, thriving workplace environment. His collaborative style, coupled with his deep understanding of our vision for population health, makes him the perfect choice to serve during this vitally important time as we search for a potential partner and solidify our future.”
“Returning to Summa has been a gratifying experience and a tremendous honor,” said Dr. Deveny. “Working in partnership with the board of directors, Summa’s leadership team, the medical staff and our dedicated employees across the organization, we have made tremendous improvements in the delivery of care. This is a time of great opportunity and I look forward to continuing my work as president and CEO to ensure the very best care for the people of our community, now and well into the future.”
Dr. Deveny’s leadership also has resulted in many other successes. These include continued improvement in engagement with employees and physicians; innovative and meaningful approaches to those struggling with opioid addiction; increased treatment options for patients; ongoing investments and enhancements in the Barberton and Akron campuses; and a 4.5-star rating for SummaCare’s Medicare Advantage plans.
Sam and Brad broke down the losses by a couple of our teams 21 seconds in, the guys spoke with "The Voice of the Buckeyes" Paul Keels to talk about the Buckeyes' loss to the Boilermakers.
12:53 the guys spoke with Scott Petrak of the Elyria Chronicle Telegram and BrownsZone.com to talk about the Browns' loss to the Bucs.
NBA insider Sam Amico of AmicoHoops.net joined the Sam and Brad Show in studio to talk NBA and Cavaliers ahead of the 2018-19 season.
The Cavaliers open up the season Wednesday against the Toronto Raptors.
Sam and Brad also caught up with Zips head football coach Terry Bowden to talk about the Wagon Wheel game against Kent 19 seconds into the podcast. Also at the 5:04 mark Browns radio network analyst Doug Dieken weighed in on the Browns' season thus far.
20 seconds in Sam and Brad dive into the Massillon win over Sun Valley (PA) 101-6.
6:28 Tom in Salem offers his thoughts on the matter with the Tigers.
8:14 Joe Scalzo of the Canton Repository joined in to talk about his thoughts on last Friday's game and his article he wrote in the Canton Rep.
19:42 Voice of the Browns Jim Donovan also joined in to offer his take on the Browns' loss to the Chargers ar FirstEnergy Stadium.
Gas prices in Akron are down nearly 12 cents over the past week, averaging out at $2.60 per gallon of regular unleaded, as of Sunday night. That's 9 cents less than the Cleveland area, and 8 cents below the statewide average.
Patrick DeHaan with GasBuddy.com says that the Great Lakes states are reaping the most benefits of the recent drop in oil prices as the area has seen the largest drop in the price at the pump.
See the full press release from GasBuddy.com below:
Gasoline prices in Akron have fallen 11.7 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.60/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 372 stations in Akron. This compares with the national average that has fallen 2.6 cents per gallon versus last week to $2.88/g, according to GasBuddy.
Average gasoline prices on October 15 in Akron have ranged widely over the last five years:
$2.32/g in 2017, $2.15/g in 2016, $2.37/g in 2015, $3.10/g in 2014 and $3.34/g in 2013.
Including the change locally during the past week, prices yesterday were 28.1 cents per gallon higher than a year ago and are 14.1 cents per gallon lower than a month ago. The national average has increased 2.6 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 42.5 cents per gallon higher than a year ago.
Areas near Akron and their current gas price climate:
Cleveland- $2.69/g, down 12.0 cents per gallon from last week's $2.81/g.
Pittsburgh- $3.13/g, down 1 cent per gallon from last week's $3.14/g.
Ohio- $2.68/g, down 11.0 cents per gallon from last week's $2.79/g.
"The last week has seen a flurry of events to keep an eye on, while the recent drop in oil prices materialized at pumps across the country, but no where have the declines been as large as Great Lakes states," said Patrick DeHaan, head of petroleum analysis for GasBuddy. "Great Lakes states have wreaked havoc on the national average, sending it down considerably as stations there have passed along the recent drop in oil prices relatively quickly. However, while Great Lakes motorists were seeing lower prices, average prices along the West Coast, mainly in Washington and Oregon, have started to jump after a natural gas pipeline explosion last week pushed some refineries to close. In addition, events in Saudi Arabia bear monitoring as the West claims the Kingdom is behind the disappearance of a Washington Post journalist and could rile tensions between the world's largest oil consumer and one of the world's largest oil producers. I believe gas prices in most areas East of the Rockies will drift lower, but keep an eye out on these new developments. I don't know that I've ever seen autumn so rife with possible volatility at the pump as we're seeing now."
For LIVE fuel price averages, visit http://FuelInsights.GasBuddy.com.
GasBuddy is the technology company changing the way more than 75 million consumers find, purchase, and save money on gasoline. Founded in 2000, the original GasBuddy website was a pioneer in crowd-sourced information, leveraging technology, big data, and a passionate community that now connects more than 70 million users with real-time, accurate fuel pricing information as well as reliable reviews of gas station amenities and services. The app and website have the most accurate and real-time fuel prices at over 140,000 unique stations in the United States, Canada, and Australia and is the most comprehensive money-saving companion while on the road. GasBuddy is available on all mobile platforms. For more information, visit www.gasbuddy.com.
Here is the FridayPrepRally edition of the Sam and Brad Show Podcast!
20 seconds Kevin Pollock of Norton!
4:38 Chuck Shuman of Ellet talked about their matchup with East!
8:36 Bobby Nickol of STVM talks Buchtel!
13:21 Coach Marques Hayes of East talks about the City Series showdown with Ellet!
20:59 Justin Todd of Wadsworth!
29:07 Jim France of Manchester talks Orrville
33:45 Brian Baum of North Canton Hoover talks about the Green game.
20.4 seconds Sam and Brad got into the Three Question Thursday Poll Quiz with midday guru Jasen Sokol
8:59 Kurt Helin, NBC Sports Writer and managing editor for NBCSports.com joined the guys to talk about the upcoming NBA season and the news and notes around the Association.
27:07 Andre Knott from STO joined Sam and Brad to put a final wrap on the Indians season and talk about some of the decisions they have to make in terms of the roster and free agency.
48:33 Ross Benjamin picked against the spread for college and pro football for entertainment purposes only.
Stay tuned to tomorrow's podcast for the Prep Rally! We'll be talking to a variety of high school football coaches to get you ready for Week #8!
On this edition of the Sam and Brad Show Podcast, Ryan Isley from Cleveland.com joined around 11 seconds to break down Week 7 in High School Football including a matchup he'll be covering, Barberton and Ellet.
18:07 Ross Benjamin picked against the spread in college and pro football for entertainment purposes only, One of the games includes the Red River Rivalry between perennial powers Oklahoma and Texas.
31:17 Former Cleveland Indian Carlos Baerga joined the program to talk ALDS between the Indians and Astros coming up Friday.
For the Sam and Brad Show Podcast from 10.3. 17 seconds in we spoke with Jim Rosenhaus of the Cleveland Indians Radio Network to talk ALDS between the Indians and Astros on Friday.
14:56 Former World series champ AJ Pierzynski of FOX Sports joined the fellas to talk about the MLB playoffs as a whole .
Huntington Bank is closing 70 branches across the nation, including 30 in Ohio, several around Akron.
No word yet on when or how many employees will be affected.
Below is the full list of Northeast Ohio branches that will be closing:
260 East Main St., Andover
888 Lake Ave., Ashtabula
6254 S. Main St., North Kingsville
10717 Lorain Ave., Cleveland
22595 Lake Shore Blvd., Euclid
1330 Som Center Road, Mayfield Heights
25775 Lorain Road, North Olmsted
2700 N. Ridge Road, Painesville
565 Abbe Road S., Elyria
5252 Detroit Road, Sheffield
1296 Ridge Road, Hinckley
1105 S. Court St., Medina
950 High St., Wadsworth
840 Brittain Road, Akron
4160 Cleveland-Massillon Road, Norton
210 South Wabash Ave., Brewster
2021 Mahoning Road, N.E., Canton
2112 Lincoln Way NW, Massillon
On the Tuesday edition of the Sam and Brad Show Podcast, the guys dove into the ALDS between the Indians and Astros, as well as Zips football and the Cleveland Browns.
6.8 seconds Doug Dieken of the Cleveland Browns Radio Network joined the Sam and Brad Show to talk about the loss to the Raiders and looked ahead to the Baltimore Ravens matchup on Sunday
12:16 The guys debated about the two young quarterbacks that have the league talking, Baker Mayfield of the Browns and Patrick Mahomes II of the Kansas City Chiefs. Which one would you take?
17:09 Head football coach Terry Bowden of the University of Akron Zips joined the show to talk about the home game vs Miami (OH) on Saturday.
25:56 The guys get you primed for the ALDS Game #1 in Houston between the Indians and Astros.
6,8 seconds On this edition of the Sam and Brad Show Podcast, Sam and Brad talked about the Browns' overtime loss to the Oakland Raiders and the officiating from last night's game.
5:43 Gustav in Canton called in to talk about the Browns and who is to blame for not being able to close out games as well as questioning the coaching staff.
6:35 Ari Wasserman, Ohio State Buckeyes beat writer talked about the Bucks' come from behind win against Penn State.
21:30 Tom in Salem says the Buckeyes says the win over Penn State propeled the OSU football team to "rule the Big Ten"
21:59 Steve Doerschuk Browns Beat Writer talked about the Browns loss and the start from Baker Mayfield.
7.8 seconds: The Sam and Brad Show's first podcast began with them giving midday guru Jasen Sokol the Three Question Thursday Poll Quiz.
7:36 Mogadore head football coach Matt Adorni discussed their Week #6 matchup with the Crestwood Red Devils in high school football with the guys.
14:38 Sam and Brad picked the Browns/Raiders game on Sunday.
16:30 Ross Benjamin picked against the spread in college and pro football for entertainment purposes only, Some of the games he pick include the Browns and Raiders, Notre Dame/Stanford, and Iowa State/TCU.
Babcock and Wilcox Enterprises announced on Monday that they will be moving their headquarters from Charlotte, North Carolina, to Akron, into the former Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company's East End Offices.
There's been no date set for the move, but the Akron Beacon Journal is reporting that it's expected to be finished no later than next summer.
Employees were notified Monday, while the financial details of the move are expected to be released along with the public company filings. In addition to the move, hundreds of employees are relocating from the Barberton and Copley offices to Akron.
Mayor Bill Judge joined the Ray Horner Morning Show to talk about the impact the move will have on his city.
Back in January Mayor Horrigan, along with other local officials and representatives from eBay, announced that Akron was part of the online retailers "Retail Revival" initiative, offering website maintanence and other services through the ebay.com platform for local entrepreneurs.
Fast forward 8 months later and eBay's back in town, announcing Thursday the eBay@Home initiative, which brings with it 40 new full-time, work-from-home, customer service positions to Akron, part of a global launch to add to the online marketer's workforce. Akron, along with Salt Lake City, Utah, and Austin, Texas, are the only three U.S. cities taking part.
So far, eBay has filled half of the positions, after receiving more than 1,300 applications, according to a press release from Paul Gazeley (pictured), the head of eBay's North American customer service operations.
"We need a talented market, outside of Silicon Valley and other tech hubs that we have, that offers the most opportunity to our customers; and we wanted to continue to revitalize local economies," Gazeley said. "Taking all of this into account, we chose Akron."
Bond has been set for David Callaghan who is charged in the murder of his ex-girlfriend whose body was found in a shallow grave in his Crouse Street home over the weekend.
During an initial appearance, that lasted just a couple of minutes in Akron Municipal Court via a live video feed from the Summit County Jail, Judge Annalisa Williams put the bond at $2 Million.
Robin Freitag had been missing since July. Police say she was killed August 6th, and that's when Callaghan buried her body. Local authorities dug up her remains Friday in the back yard of the home at 606 Crouse Street.
Judge Williams announced that she would appoint an attorney for Callaghan.
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 next week and is primarily hands-on and STEM oriented, will teach video editing, TV production, and more in the new lab.
(Akron Police Department) At 9 am on July 10th, W. Bowery Street will be closed to all through traffic, between W. Center Street and Water Street, as Cavanaugh Building Company, EDG and Akron Children’s Hospital begin work on a storm sewer connection.
Eastbound traffic from W. Center St. and W. Bowery St. will be detoured using W. Bowery St., W. State St. and S. Main St. Westbound traffic will be detoured using S. High St. and W. State St.
This work is expected to be complete by Friday, July 27th.
Drivers are urged to use caution as other construction projects are currently underway in the immediate area.
An Akron man died early Friday morning after a tree branch fell onto his car while he was driving along Front Street near 2nd in Cuyahoga Falls.
According to the Summit County Medical Examiner Gary Gunther's press release, 60-year-old Robert Musch was driving near the Gorge Metro Parks at around 5:50 Friday morning when a large branch from a tree snapped off and came crashing down on his vehicle. The 911 was placed at 5:52 a.m. and Cuyahoga Falls Police, Fire and EMS responded to the scene.
Mr. Musch was extricated from the vehicle and transported to Akron City Hospital where he was pronounced dead, just about a half hour later at 6:23 a.m.
The organizer of the effort to place a crocheted mural of Sojourner Truth in Lock 3 is speaking out on the controversy over its unveiling.
Cindy Michael of Harps & Thistles Yarn Emporium worked to secure matching funds from the Knight Foundation for the mural and recruit people to crochet individual pieces of the mural. She says the unveiling held Monday, which was criticized for a lack of diversity, was to be for the people who helped make the mural and was not intended to be an event for the community at large. Michael says she reached out to African American groups to include them in the project, but was not able to reveal that the mural was to be of Sojourner Truth due to her agreement with the designer. A community event was held Wednesday evening at Lock 3.
Michael joined The Jasen Sokol Show on Wednesday to talk about the situation.