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17-year-old boy who escaped Stark County juvenile center arrested, sheriff says

STARK COUNTY, Ohio (WOIO) - The Stark County Sheriff’s Office confirmed that the 17-year-old boy who is accused of escaping the Multi-County Juvenile Attention System was arrested. Deputies were called to the center at 815 Faircrest St. SW in Canton in response to the boy who left the facility...

Canton firefighters battle two apartment building fires Monday

CANTON – Canton firefighters responded to two apartment building fires reported about six hours apart Monday that significantly damaged the structures. One firefighter who responded to the second fire went to the hospital due to a medical issue. None of the occupants were hurt, the Fire Department said. ...

Pedestrian critically injured after being struck by car in downtown Akron

AKRON, Ohio — A 39-year-old man was in critical condition Monday after he was struck by a car while crossing a downtown street near the University of Akron, police say. The man was hit at about 7:39 a.m. on East Exchange Street between Allyn and Sumner streets. He was taken to Cleveland Clinic Akron General Medical Center. He reportedly was in critical condition in the intensive care unit.

Man has vehicle carjacked outside Akron manufacturing plant

AKRON, Ohio — A man who walked up to his car outside a manufacturing plant near the Firestone Park neighborhood found someone was inside and ended up having his vehicle carjacked, according to police. The carjacking occurred just before 4 p.m. Friday near Ferriot Inc. on the 1000 block...

Area sports scoreboard for Monday, December 5

CARROLLTON 76, ALLIANCE 69 (4 OT) ALLIANCE: Marzae Gantz 4 2-2 10, Mianna Ford 3 1-6 8, Jayla Callock 7 2-2 17, Peyton Smith 0 3-4 3, Kellyenne Paaloalo 6 0-0 12, Xzarya Funna 7 5-14 19. Totals 27 13-28 69. CARROLLTON: Demi Leary 4 7-8 13, Hillari Baker 9...
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Gun found in 7th grader’s fanny pack at Akron school

AKRON, Ohio (WOIO) - Two Akron schools were locked down after a student was found with a gun Monday. Police said the Litchfield and Firestone community learning centers were locked down around 2 p.m. after students had told teachers of a student they believed was carrying a weapon. Within minutes,...

‘Crime is happening in the suburbs, too’: Racist letters found near several Cuyahoga Falls apartments

CUYAHOGA FALLS, Ohio – Racist letters were placed in apartment complexes in the city, leaving residents worried about their safety and angry about the hateful messages. After spending time with friends and family Thanksgiving evening, Deborah Smith returned to her townhouse near the 1000 block of Seibel Drive, where she noticed papers spewed across the parking lot. She opened one of the papers to find a letter using slurs toward Black people and other intimidating language allegedly from another tenant.

I-76 east ramp to Route 8 north in Akron back open after crash

The ramp from Interstate 76 eastbound to Route 8 northbound in Akron has reopened after a crash closed the junction around 12:30 p.m. Monday. The closure lasted for most of the afternoon, reopening some time after 4 p.m. An Ohio Department of Transportation traffic camera view of the scene showed an overturned semi. Further information was not immediately available. This article originally appeared on Akron Beacon Journal: I-76 east ramp to Route 8 north in Akron back open after crash

Mahoning fire chiefs celebrate levy success, grant funds

Mahoning County Fire Chiefs Association gathered Friday for its annual meeting and Christmas Party at Sebring Mansion Inn and Spa. Sebring Fire Chief Mike Springer, also the association treasurer, planned the event, which also honored late Sebring Fire Chief Jim Cannell, who died in July. Members shared stories about Cannell and his various contributions to the association, local fire education and his community.

Artists design new deck of Akron playing cards

Mac is back with a brand-new pack. Artist and marketing consultant Mac Love and his wife, Allyse, co-founders of the Bath creative agency Art x Love, have released a second deck of Akron playing cards picturing Akron landmarks, businesses and icons. Akron on Deck II features 54 new card designs...
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No. 18 Gonzaga rallies late, avoids upset vs. Kent State

Drew Timme scored 29 points and grabbed 17 rebounds Monday night as No. 18 Gonzaga rallied in the final 3 1/2 minutes to subdue Kent State 73-66 in Spokane, Wash. Timme converted a layup with 2:29 left to give the Bulldogs (6-3) the lead for good at 67-66. Timme made the first of two free throws at the 1:55 mark and missed the second, but Malachi Smith rebounded it and converted a three-point play for a 71-66 lead.