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Man nearly carjacked at gunpoint in North Hill in Akron

A man said he was nearly carjacked at gunpoint in Akron's North Hill neighborhood on Monday evening, according to the Akron Police Department. The department said the man told police around 8:15 p.m. Monday that as he was dropping off a passenger in the 400 block of Cornell Street when two unknown men approached on foot, and one pulled a handgun and demanded he get out of the truck.

Man armed with handgun robs Family Dollar in Akron

AKRON, Ohio — A man threatened a manager with a handgun during the robbery of a Family Dollar store in East Akron, police say. The robbery occurred just before 8:30 p.m. Saturday at the store located on the corner of Archwood Avenue and South Arlington Street. A worker at the store tells police the suspect was seen stuffing electronic merchandise into his pockets.

Melt Bar & Grilled closes 2 Ohio locations

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - After five years of operation, Melt Bar and Grilled will be closing its Canton and Dayton locations to focus on the guest experience in Cleveland, the restaurant said in a press release Tuesday. According to a press release, the Dayton location at Fairfield Commons Mall and...

3 Places To Get Breakfast in the Akron Area

Are you looking for a delicious way to begin your morning?. If you're in Greater Akron, you should visit these local places (this list is by no means comprehensive!). If you're searching for a delicious breakfast, you can't go wrong with this local favorite. Fans of corned beef hash should check out the Red Eye hash, which is made with house-made corned beef and has a bit of a kick due to the addition of green chilis, hot sauce, and pepper jack cheese. Other customer recommendations include the wake up call omelet (which is filled with potatoes, chorizo sausage, pepper jack cheese, and green chilis), the E.O. Boughnut (which is a deep-fried biscuit that's topped with sugar and jam), and classic eggs benedict (you can add crabmeat to it, and a vegetarian option with tomato and spinach is also available). Each breakfast is served with a side of jam from Cooper's Mill, an Ohio-based company.

As temperatures plunge, Akron Overnight Emergency Shelter prepares to open

AKRON, Ohio — With temperatures expected to plunge into the teens the next few nights, Akron’s Overnight Emergency Shelter plans to open this Wednesday through Friday. The overnight shelter, located at 111 E. Voris St., provides a safe place for the area’s unsheltered residents to sleep when winter temperatures become dangerously cold. It operates from about 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 a.m. on nights it's opened.

Akron officials will introduce police oversight board next week

Akron voters overwhelmingly approved a citizen police oversight board last November. Now, they’re less than a week away from finding out who the first candidates for that board will be. The city received 112 applications for the nine-member board. A team of mayor’s office staff and city councilmembers have...

Akron toddler died of fentanyl toxicity, death ruled a homicide

An Akron toddler died due to fentanyl toxicity last year, and her death has been ruled a homicide, according to the Summit County Medical Examiner's Office. The office's chief investigator, Gary Guenther, said Valentina Lenoir, 2, was found unresponsive in a house in the 200 block of Oberlin Court in Akron's Summit Lake neighborhood on Oct. 27. ...

Family offers reward for information on Akron man’s murder

AKRON, Ohio (WOIO) - The family of an Akron man shot and killed during a vigil last summer is now offering a reward for information leading to the arrest of the suspect. Christopher Johnson, 30, was murdered on June 1, 2022 in the 800 block of Wall Street in Akron. This is in the city’s North Hill neighborhood.

Canton Woman’s Death Being Investigated as Homicide

CANTON, Ohio (News Talk 1480 WHBC) – A 49-year-old Canton woman is dead in the city’s second apparent homicide of the year. Stacey Armstead died at Aultman Hospital Sunday afternoon, after being taken there with a gunshot wound to the back. Police say it was from a small...