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South Side Neighborhood Watch

COVENTRY: A Willowedge Drive woman reported Nov. 15 she received a digital message stating her account at an online shopping website was blocked. She clicked on the link provided to unblock the account and was asked to submit personal and financial information. She declined to do so and is monitoring her credit and bank accounts. Summit County Sheriff’s Office deputies advised her to report the matter to the Ohio Attorney General’s office.

Headtrip Brewery to close this month

STOW, Ohio – There was a moment about a year ago, as the clouds of the coronavirus pandemic hovered, when Tom Mitchell turned to brewer and business partner Nick Seagle with a loaded question. “We were already kind of talking about just how everything’s going,” Seagle said. “And he...
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The UPenn female swim team is actually female again

The University of Akron’s Zippy Invitational swim meet occurred last week, and it was quite a different scene than it had been a year ago. Seven collegiate swim teams, male and female, competed against each other in the annual NCAA swim meet. But unlike a year ago, there weren’t any men competing as women.

Facing eviction in Akron? Take these steps to get help

To avoid complicating an already overwhelming matter, there are two main ways for tenants facing eviction in Summit County to get help: call 2-1-1 or contact Community Legal Aid if you can't afford to hire an attorney Until and even after the city of Akron launches a pilot program next year guaranteeing right-to-counsel...

Federal grand jury indicts Kent bank robbery suspect

KENT, Ohio (WOIO) - A federal grand jury has indicted a 28-year-old man for the armed robbery of a Kent bank in May. According to Kent police, Trevon Kilpatrick walked into the Huntington Bank in the 100 block of E. Main St. on May 31. Kilpatrick allegedly pointed a gun...
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Cleveland-Massillon Road property re-zoned

COPLEY — The Copley Board of Trustees Nov. 28 approved a request to rezone a property at 1468 S. Cleveland-Massillon Road from residential medium density to commercial general retail. During a public hearing on the request, Zoning Inspector Shawna Gfroerer said the rezoning is in line with the township’s...

Changes Start First Thing Thursday on Akron Beltway System

AKRON, Ohio (News Talk 1480 WHBC) – Some of the big changes occurring at the Central Interchange and at I-77/224/277 in Akron are scheduled to kick in Thursday morning at 6. The long-closed ramp from I-77 North to Westbound I-76 (bottom of above picture) is to re-open. That means...

Akron Bus Killer Gets 18 to Life

AKRON, Ohio (News Talk 1480 WHBC) – The Akron teenager who horrified city bus riders by killing a man on a Metro bus is off to prison for life, with the possibility of parole after 18 years. Kavon Jackson was sentenced Tuesday in Summit County Common Pleas Court. He...

Helping Akron's unsheltered population in deadly temperatures

AKRON, Ohio — The winter can be deadly for the unsheltered population in Ohio. “When the temperatures get to be 15 degrees or lower, we go out to the campsites, and under the bridges and to the library and the bus station and we look for unsheltered individuals,” Churbock said. “We’ve had experience with people losing their fingers, their toes and their lives.”