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City of Akron cancels Rib, White and Blue Festival amid concerns over protests

The city of Akron is canceling its annual Rib, White and Blue Festival in the wake of a protest following the fatal shooting of a Black man by Akron police officers.  Activists gathered in front of the Akron Police Department headquarters Thursday morning to protest the death of Jayland Walker, who was shot dead by police officers early Monday after a car chase. ...
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Akron Cops Fired 90 Shots at Slain Black Delivery Driver, Family Attorney Says

Family attorneys say Jayland Walker was shot at 90 times by Akron, Ohio, police as they pursued the 25-year-old Black man on Monday. With body-cam footage still under wraps, Walker’s family begged for answers Thursday after he was gunned down in what began as a traffic stop for a traffic-equipment violation. Police said Walker, a DoorDash driver, refused to stop then fired at officers during a brief chase. Even without seeing body-cam, however, family attorney Bobby DiCello said Thursday he plans to hold each of the eight cops involved—reportedly seven white cops, one Black—accountable. “I’m going to say this to any police officer who wants to avoid accountability: we will get to the bottom of what occurred,” he said.
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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.

Norton residents spot black bear in backyard

NORTON, Ohio (WOIO) - Norton Police said there was a report of a black bear spotted in a backyard off of Wadsworth Road in the Loyal Oak area. Police warned the community to not feed the bear or approach it as it moves through the area. “PLEASE DO NOT COME...

Gather Thrift and Café Now Open

The Gathering Place now has a new community focal point: the “Gather Thrift & Café" located at 3883 Altama Avenue in Brunswick. Open to the entire community, the center is strategically situated near the College of Coastal Georgia and Brunswick High School to provide a safe space for students to study, meet with others, grab coffee, or do some shopping. The G Café opens at 6:30 a.m. and G Thrift at 10 a.m. Monday-Friday until 8 p.m. Both open 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and closed on Sunday. Proceeds fuel the mission of The Gathering Place, a Christian youth mentorship and leadership development organization with the goal to reach, equip, and send students with the Gospel. For more information, visit

Local Flavor: Sammie's Bar and Grill a fun, family-owned spot with good food, vibe

Sometimes, even in the heat of the summer, comfort food just hits the spot. That's what I enjoyed during my first visit to Sammie's Bar and Grill in Tallmadge, where I ordered the family-owned restaurant's homemade meatloaf entree. The flavorful meatloaf ($20.99) came in four generous slices, topped with Sammie's own tomato sauce and served with fresh buttered green beans and mashed potatoes.

Akron Zoo’s Lion Sisters Celebrate 8th Birthday

Happy 8th birthday to Kataba and Msinga! These two lions at the Akron Zoo are sisters, but they actually share different birthdates. Kataba was born late on June 25, and Msinga was born just after midnight on June 26!. Despite the different dates, the girls recently enjoyed celebrating together, unwrapping...