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Man killed in crash with semi on I-480

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WJW) – The Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a deadly crash involving a commercial semi-tractor trailer and a honda civic. It happened Thursday around 2 p.m. on I-480 just before the Valley View Bridge in Garfield Heights. According to OSHP, the civic was headed west on I-480 when the driver lost control […]
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Jury Deliberating Fate of Richard Nelson in Bob Evans Killing

CANTON, Ohio (News Talk 1480 WHBC) – A Stark County jury returns to the courthouse Friday morning, deliberating the charges facing 55-year-old Richard Nelson of Osnaburg Township. He’s accused in the April shooting death of waitress Rebecca Rogers of Massillon inside the Bob Evans restaurant on Lesh Street NE near...
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Armed teen robs Akron Subway, police say

AKRON, Ohio — A teen suspect escaped with cash after robbing a Subway restaurant in the city’s Kenmore neighborhood, according to police. Police say the male suspect entered the Subway on the 1000 block of Kenmore Boulevard at about 9 p.m. Wednesday and placed an order. When the worker opened the cash register after completing the order, the suspect jumped over the counter and pulled out a handgun, police say.

Akron Zoo’s Angel the Cockatoo Shows What She Can Do

Produced for the Akron Zoo‘s “Training Tales” video series about animal care, this video introduces Keeper Kaitlyn and Angel the cockatoo. Angel is one of the zoo’s animal ambassadors, which means she goes out on programs at schools, libraries and more. All animal ambassadors go through a lot of training in order to go meet people, and Angel is ready to show what she can do!
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New restaurant in Holmesville serving breakfast, lunch and dinner

HOLMESVILLE — Taking a bad situation and turning it into something delightfully delicious is part of the charm of Blue Moon Bistro, a new restaurant near Holmesville. Shyann Galvan is a single mother of three who hopes to use her situation as motivation for others who face a similar situation.
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Pancakes and more — Marshallville has many weekend events, including touch-and-a-truck

Bill Frederick and David Halliwill go through the serving line Saturday morning at the East Wayne Fire District Station pancake breakfast in Marshallville. Serving are Jed Sprunger, Mark Geiser and Jon Downs. In addition to the pancake breakfast to support the East Wayne Firefighters Fund, there also were several other events in Marshallville on Saturday — touch-a-truck, car show and the Marshallville Packing Co. celebrating 60 years in business.

Harvest Mart on Main bringing fresh produce, farm goods, crafts to Lock 3 in downtown Akron

Lock 3 in downtown Akron will feature fresh food and handcrafted goods from local farmers, artists and artisans during Harvest Mart on Main from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Visitors will find a selection of Ohio apples, pumpkins and late summer produce, along with Akron-grown microgreens, Akron honey, handcrafted wood cutting boards, spoons and spatulas, extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegars, bead-pixel artwork and more.

Lions at Ohio zoo are 'stable' after testing positive for COVID-19

AKRON, Ohio — The Akron Zoo says its lions that recently tested positive for COVID-19 are now stable. On Sept. 29, zoo officials said they started to notice some mild coughing, sneezing and decreased appetite in a few of the lions. After the onset of symptoms, fecal samples were collected...

Local restaurants face a new obstacle in the worker shortage: an applicant pool of mainly teenagers

ASHLAND, OHIO — Sales have surpassed pre-COVID-19 pandemic levels at Uniontown Brewing, a staple in Ashland, Ohio, known for its house-brewed taps and comfort fare. Uniontown is also seeing a surge in the number of job applicants in recent months, which is a welcome change after a long stretch of worker shortages marked much of the pandemic. But there is a shift happening.

Unexpected guest alights in Brunswick: Whit & Whimsey

BRUNSWICK, Ohio -- I love a story with interesting twists, don’t you? I like it even more when people tell me about them. We begin with the butterfly garden at Heritage Farm on Laurel Road. Every mid-September for the past several years, Sandy Barczyz of Brunswick and fellow butterfly enthusiast Lisa Gerbec of Brooklyn have done a butterfly tag-and-release that is very popular with people of all ages.

Akron Zoo's Popular Halloween Event

Boo at the Zoo returns to the Akron Zoo on Saturdays-Sundays, Oct. 16-17, 23-24 and 30-31 from 11 a.m.-7 p.m., presented by Acme Fresh Market. For this non-scary event, guests can wear a Halloween costume and trick-or-treat at 12 treat stations that are decorated throughout the zoo. Various costume characters from Imaginos Productions will be available for photo opportunities from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. each day. Attendees of any age may dress in costume, but adults are prohibited from covering their face with costume masks or face paint in all indoor buildings. Guests medically able to wear a COVID face mask should do so in all indoor buildings. The zoo is partnering with Teal Pumpkin Project for anyone with food allergies; request a Teal Pumpkin treat at each station to receive a non-food item. A special Zoothing Boo at the Akron Zoo will take place Oct. 30 at 9:30 a.m. for guests with different abilities to trick-or-treat without loud noises and crowds. Those tickets are separate from general admission, and a limited number are available. Get your tickets at or at the Akron Zoo box office. Tickets purchased online are available at a discounted rate, and online ticket holders will receive early entrance at 10:30 a.m. Online tickets are $13 for trick-or-treaters, $10 for non-members and $3 for parking/shuttle. Akron zoo members are free but require a ticket. Box office tickets are $15 for trick-or-treaters, $12 for non-members, $2 for members and $5 for parking/shuttle. Children under two years of age who do not wish to treat or treat are free but require a ticket. For more information, visit the website; or call 330.375.2550.

Architectural Justice closing Strongsville restaurant, moving retail gallery to Medina Design Center

STRONGSVILLE, Ohio — Editor's note: the video in the player above is from a previous story. One of the most unique restaurants in Northeast Ohio is nearing its end. On Thursday, Architectural Justice Gallery & Café announced that it will be closing its Strongsville restaurant following its final day of operation on Sunday, Nov. 7. Meanwhile, it will be moving its retail operations to its Design Center in Medina.

Strongsville's SouthPark Mall Celebrates 25th Anniversary

The legendary shopping complex, known nationally for its massive space and unique architecture, is putting together a weekend full of events in celebration. This weekend is one of commemoration for the SouthPark mall. For 25 years, the Strongsville shopping complex has stood out on both a local and national level,...