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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.

Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad is back in full operation

CUYAHOGA, Ohio (WOIO) - The Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad says it is back in full operation after four months of abbreviated work due to erosion near the tracks. Tickets are available for the Cleveland Dinner and Event train, which will return Friday, according to the organization. The nonprofit says scenic...

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.

Historic Stagecoach Building houses many businesses

Featured Photo: Several small businesses now operate from the 1830 Stagecoach building. Photos by W. Turrell. The Stagecoach Building, on the corner of Brecksville and Streetsboro roads, has seen many incarnations since 1830 when James Weld built the Center Hotel and stagecoach mail stop. A large room upstairs was used as a dance hall well into the 20th century, and late in the century, the building was a popular lawn and garden store.

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.

High school bowlers gear up for conference tournaments this week

As the regular high school bowling season continues, conference events for local schools have been set for Feb. 4 to determine champions and individual bowling awards. The Portage Trail Conference tournament boys and girls will compete at Spins Bowl in Kent on Feb. 4 beginning at 8:30 a.m. and includes Rootstown and Southeast among Portage County teams.

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. ...