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49-year-old man killed in head-on Wayne County crash

WAYNE COUNTY, Ohio (WOIO) - According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, a Burbank man was killed in a head-on crash in Congress Township of Wayne County on Friday evening. Troopers say the on-scene investigation revealed that a silver 2011 Chevrolet Impala was traveling eastbound on Pleasant Home Road, while a green 1999 Ford F-350 was traveling westbound.
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Sheriff's deputy struck in face by woman taken from Coventry Township road to hospital

A Summit County Sheriff's Office deputy was struck in the face and injured Friday by a woman taken to Summa Akron City Hospital for an evaluation, the department said. The 21-year-old Cleveland woman was retrieved from the middle of a Coventry Township road, where she had lain down. When questioned by the deputy, she indicated a desire to harm herself, the department said.

Local history: Nude statue turned heads at Highland Square

That naked lady caused quite a commotion on the street corner. Passing motorists ogled, young children gawked and protective parents glared. She stood there quietly, eyes closed, arms beckoning, left knee bent slightly. Occasionally, she wandered off. Then the police got involved. Local history:Five Points Shopping Center really clicked in...

City of Akron should show new market-rate apartments, townhomes aren't just for suburbs

In a city that keeps losing population, major developments would usually be cause for celebration. But some Akron residents are angry with the city as it considers whether to sell land to Triton Property Ventures. If approved, the White Pond Drive site near Frank Boulevard could have more than 200 townhomes, ranches and apartments, along with space for restaurants and coffee shops.

3 Places To Get Breakfast in the Akron Area

If so, you should visit these local restaurants in the Akron area. Since 1986, this family-owned restaurant has been offering delicious all-day breakfast. As early as 5:30 in the morning and as late as the early evening, you can grab a tasty 3-egg omelet, buttermilk pancakes, and Texas French toast. Customers recommend the gyro omelet with feta cheese, chili cheese omelet, and country fried steak with spicy sausage gravy.

Woman charged after alleged assault on Summit County deputy

SUMMIT COUNTY, Ohio — A Summit County Sheriff’s Deputy was hurt during an alleged assault Friday. The incident happened when the deputy responded to Coventry Township amid reports of a woman in the roadway. When the deputy arrived at the scene, he reportedly found a 21-year-old Cleveland woman...

Authorities release ID of man slain in Akron shooting

AKRON, Ohio — Police are continuing to investigate a shooting Wednesday night in the Goodyear Heights neighborhood that claimed the life of a 38-year-old man. Joseph Hall died of a gunshot wound to the chest, according to the Summit County Medical Examiner’s Office. Hall was pronounced dead at the scene of the shooting on the 1300 block of Brandon Avenue.

JCBA annual campaign underway with Major Gift Reception

The Jewish Community Board of Akron kicked off its annual campaign with a Major Gift Reception for major donors Nov. 3, featuring basketball player Romeo Travis. Hosted by Janet and David Minc, the event was held at the Drs. Nicholas and Dorothy Cummings Center for the History of Psychology at The University of Akron as about 50 attendees mingled, listened to speeches, enjoyed live music and explored the museum’s exhibits.

Akron police: Warrant issued for woman involved in fatal Goodyear Heights shooting

Akron police are looking for a woman whom they say was involved in the Wednesday evening shooting death of a man in Akron's Goodyear Heights neighborhood. Joseph Hall, 38, was shot and killed inside a home in the 1300 block of Brandon Avenue. The medical examiner's office said Hall was lying on the living room floor with a gunshot wound to the chest. He was pronounced dead at the scene at 7:25 p.m. ...

Police: School bus driver drank vodka while driving students

MEDINA, Ohio — A school bus driver in Ohio is facing charges and was fired after police said he drove students while drunk. The Medina Police Department said in a news release that Herbert Ferguson was arrested on Nov. 30 after a random alcohol test administered after his morning bus route revealed he was drunk.

Letters: Rubber Bowl sign, smokestacks worth keeping; Dan Horrigan must tune in public

Save Akron's historic sites In the Nov. 30 Beacon Journal, there were two articles about historic sites written by Mark J. Price. One, "Rubber ruins," was about the demolition of what is left of the Rubber Bowl and the Heisman Lodge. The other was "Pittsburgh saved 12 smokestacks: Why can’t Akron save two?" The Rubber Bowl and the Heisman Lodge were very important in Akron’s history, as the article stated. The same with the two B.F. Goodrich...