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Three men, woman charged in armed robbery in Akron's University Park neighborhood

AKRON, Ohio - Three men and a woman are charged in a Saturday armed robbery in Akron's University Park neighborhood, police said. No one was hurt in the hold-up that happened about 3:50 a.m. on Kirn Avenue near Power Street, according to a police report. Richard L. Curley II, 30, of Akron; Christoph

CLEVELAND.COM - 2017-09-18 21:28:36

Toddler shot in head while dad tried to unload gun, Akron police say

Dexter Brooks (Photo courtesy: Akron police) AKRON, Ohio- A 2-year-old girl was shot in the head Saturday afternoon, Akron police say. Officers and paramedics were called to an apartment on Dunbar Drive in Channelwood Village just before 3 p.m. Dexter Brooks told police he was attempting to unload a

CLEVELAND NEWS - FOX 8 - 2017-09-18 16:36:05

Landlord settles lawsuit with estates of four killed in Akron house fire

The owner of a house that caught on fire in December has settled a lawsuit with the estates of four people who died in the fire. AKRON, Ohio -- The owner of a house where four people died during a December house fire will pay $360,000 to settle a lawsuit that said she is liable for the deaths becau

CLEVELAND.COM - 2017-09-18 16:58:45

Racial tensions break into open as Akron City Council considers legislation to censure Councilman Bob Hoch

AKRON, Ohio - Emotions ran high at Akron City Council Monday night, fueled in part by a contentious council meeting last week in which white and black lawmakers angrily sparred over a resolution to rename the city's Columbus Day holiday Indigenous Peoples' Day. At Monday's meeting, councilman Russel

CLEVELAND.COM - 2017-09-19 05:26:48

Chance for stray showers, heat, humidity to ramp up further Wednesday in Akron: Weather forecast

AKRON, Ohio - Akronites should prepare for another unseasonably hot and uncomfortably humid day Wednesday. The morning will still feel like fall. Temperatures will start in the low 60s, and humidity should be relatively low then too. The discomfort will come in the afternoon. Temperatures will quick

CLEVELAND.COM - 2017-09-19 20:11:24

1800s Akron serves as backdrop to Cascade Locks murder mystery event

Cascade Locks Park Association's recent 'Life & Death on the Locks' murder mystery centered around 1899 Akron. (Photo: Chris Miller) Over the weekend, there was a murder at Cascade Locks. But this mystery took place in 1899, and more than 100 residents, some decked out in Victorian-era garb, were ta

AKRONIST.COM - 2017-09-18 16:31:33

Akron High Arts Festival celebrates kick-off at Summit Artspace (photos)

Akron's High Arts Festival, formerly know as Akron Art Prize, kicked off Friday with an opening night party at Summit Artspace in downtown Akron. The event featured live painting with with Morgan Mzik, Fran Ugalde and Melissa Ferrato, performances by by Ozone and Umojah Nation and music by Deep Hous

CLEVELAND.COM - 2017-09-18 12:47:04

University of Akron looks to bring back men's baseball, add women's lacrosse

The University of Akron administration would like to bring back its men's baseball team and add a women's lacrosse program for the 2019-2020 academic year. University of Akron president Matthew J. Wilson and director of athletics Larry Williams plan will recommend the university's board of trustees

CRAIN'S CLEVELAND BUSINESS - 2017-09-19 17:40:04

Akron Community Foundation awards more than $2.8M in grants: See the list

AKRON, Ohio - The Akron Community Foundation's board of directors last week approved more than $2.8 million in grants and distributions for local economic development and civic-engagement initiatives. Of the grants awarded, more than $2.3 million are from 124 designated, donor-advised agency endowme

CLEVELAND.COM - 2017-09-18 15:50:19

Concerts | Bob Dylan will perform in Akron

Nobel Prize-winner Bob Dylan is still going strong at the age of 76. The iconic folk singer has announced a fall tour that includes a Nov. 3 show at E.J. Thomas Hall in Akron. Opening will be Mavis Staples. Tickets are $55 to $125, and are now on sale at all Ticketmaster locations. Two years remov

MANSFIELD NEWS JOURNAL - 2017-09-19 19:22:31

University of Akron to recommend bringing back baseball program

After budget cuts brought it to an unceremonious end just two years ago, Akron's baseball team might be returning. The university announced today that President Matthew J. Wilson and Athletic Director Larry Williams will recommend bringing the Zips baseball program back in time for the spring 2020 s

WKYC - 2017-09-19 17:02:04

Akron Municipal Court to offer Halloween weddings

AKRON9--Area couples have a "boo-tiful" opportunity to marry at a historic venue on Oct. 31 thanks to the Akron Municipal Court and the Akron Civic Theatre. Akron Municipal Court Judge Kathryn Michael will perform Halloween weddings from 10 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m. at the Akron Civic Theatre, lo

AKRONLEGALNEWS.COM - 2017-09-19 19:35:21

connect2akron to match volunteers, non-profit organizations at Oct. 12 event

connect2akron, an engagement and networking event designed to match volunteers with non-profit opportunities, will be held Thursday, Oct. 12 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall. AKRON, Ohio - Are you a college student, recent graduate or young professional looking to make a

CLEVELAND.COM - 2017-09-19 13:00:00

University of Akron adds Gamma Iota Sigma fraternity chapter to spotlight risk management, insurance program

Students in The University of Akron's new risk management and insurance program were inducted into the Gamma Iota Sigma fraternity's Gamma Beta chapter Sept. 14. AKRON, Ohio -- The University of Akron announced the addition of a new business fraternity chapter to its campus. Gamma Iota Sigma is th

CLEVELAND.COM - 2017-09-18 13:01:08

County studying how to make Killian Road, Main Street intersection safer

COVENTRY TWP. The intersection of Killian Road and Main Street in Coventry Township could soon get a makeover. The intersection ranked fifth in an Akron Metropolitan Area Transportation Study (AMATS) study of of high crash intersections in Summit County. Those crashes are the biggest concern at the

THESUBURBANITE.COM - 2017-09-19 17:34:46

Lake Board of Education approves supplemental contracts

LAKE TWP. During the regular meeting on Sept. 18, the Lake Local Schools Board of Education authorized several supplemental contracts for the upcoming school year. The positions filled are for non-licensed/non-certificated persons pending completion of all legal requirements and include physical edu

THESUBURBANITE.COM - 2017-09-19 17:21:38

Cartoonist Roz Chast kicks off Library's Main Event series Oct. 12

Fall lineup also includes Rolling Stone correspondent Matt Taibbi and ex-local contributing writer Malu Halasa - Akron-Summit County Public Library's Fall Main Event Speaker Series kicks off with acclaimed New Yorker cartoonist Roz Chast Thursday, Oct. 12, 7 p.m. at Main Library, 60 South High St.,

AKRONIST.COM - 2017-09-18 19:08:11

Company born of chain's success

Another area company, honeybeeBase.com, has developed an app designed to make it easier for small businesses to handle employee scheduling. GREEN It's not easy to track the hours and schedules of hundreds of employees at dozens of locations. Joe and Kristine Nonnamaker learned that after opening a s

THESUBURBANITE.COM - 2017-09-18 23:06:41

Baby, Tot & Bigger Show focusing on growing families

JACKSON TWP. The third annual Baby, Tot and Bigger Show took over center court in the Belden Village Mall on Saturday. The event was free and open to young, growing families. Hundreds of families found plenty of information from more than 25 exhibitors. Games, prizes, story time, a scavenger hunt, a

THESUBURBANITE.COM - 2017-09-18 19:46:00

Stow man's murder conviction in pregnant wife's death remanded

Published: September 18, 2017 A Stow man convicted of killing his nine-months pregnant wife in 1985 was deprived of due process of law, according to the 9th District Court of Appeals. Scott Purk appealed his convictions for murder and tampering with evidence. He argued a Summit County trial judge

AKRONLEGALNEWS.COM - 2017-09-18 17:31:51