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Jayland Walker: Attorney says body camera video shows Black motorist shot over 60 times

“Disturbing” police body camera video shows officers in Akron, Ohio, fire more than 90 shots towards the back of Jayland Walker, a 25-year-old Black motorist who fled a minor traffic stop on foot earlier this week. More than 60 of the bullets hit Mr Walker.Attorney Bobby DiCello, who is representing Mr Walker’s family, viewed the footage ahead of its expected released Sunday afternoon by Akron authorities at a planned news conference.“In my 22 years of doing trial work, both as a former prosecutor for Cuyahoga County and as a civil rights attorney on many serious cases of lethal use...
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Where to find the best Italian food in town

Photo of pasta with sauce on platePhoto by Mahmoud Fawzy (Unsplash) The Akron area has a rich Italian history, so there are many great choices for where to get the best food in town. But I know that can be overwhelming. So I've narrowed it down for you. Here are the three best choices you'll find right in town.

StarkFresh hopes to have a store in Alliance by early 2023

ALLIANCE – An impoverished area of the city might get a huge boost via a grocery store. StarkFresh is planning to put a permanent store in Alliance and occupy a portion of the Alliance Neighborhood Center on South Linden Avenue, multiple officials confirmed. StarkFresh executive director Tom Phillips said...
Pizza Marketplace

Donatos eyes Pennsylvania for growth

Donatos has set a goal to open 10 to 15 locations in the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, area. This comes after brand partner Red Robin Gourmet Burgers began serving Donatos pizza in nine of their Pittsburgh restaurants in May, according to a press release. In addition to targeting expansion in Pittsburgh, Youngstown...

Donatos Pizza eyes location in Youngstown area

A central Ohio pizza chain is looking to move into the Youngstown area. Donatos is looking to move into northeast Ohio and western Pennsylvania after they began serving their pizza at Red Robin locations in Pittsburgh. According to the release, the company has its sights set on Youngstown, Pittsburgh and...

Fire reported at Bob’s Hamburg restaurant in Akron

AKRON, Ohio — Firefighters were called to reports of a fire at Bob’s Hamburg in Akron late Wednesday night. The iconic restaurant in the 1300 block of East Avenue had some smoke and water damage after an exterior door caught fire. Our crew at the scene said damage was limited and nobody was hurt.
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Learn to paddleboard at Nimisila Reservoir

GREEN — Summit Metro Parks will offer Beginner Stand-up Paddleboarding July 1, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. and 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Nimisila Reservoir Metro Park/Lot C4, located at 5550 Christman Road. Participants can try stand-up paddleboarding, get some exercise and enjoy a guided nature tour of the lake with a certified instructor and naturalist. No experience needed. The minimum age is 13 and those ages 13 to 17 must be with an adult. Participants must be able to swim and wear close-toed shoes and clothes that can get wet. The $15 fee includes instruction and use of a paddleboard, paddle and personal flotation device. Space is limited. Registration is required at