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Akron parents charged after 2-year-old freezes to death on front porch

The parents of a 2-year-old girl who died after being found in the cold last month have both been charged with felony child endangering, Akron police announced Tuesday. Twenty-four-year-old Dariaun D. Parker and 22-year-old Tierra M. Williams are scheduled to be arraigned Friday at 1 p.m. in Akron M

WKYC - 2018-03-21 00:28:00

Akron man attacked with hammer during robbery

AKRON, Ohio -- A Maple Heights man and an Akron woman are accused of beating a man with a hammer during a robbery Monday in Akron. Terrill Watson, 35, and Tranay Watson 27, are charged with aggravated robbery, felonious assault and theft in the robbery that happened just after 6:15 p.m. on Frederick

CLEVELAND.COM - 2018-03-21 19:41:56

'Serious structural concerns' cause closure of Akron Children's Hospital parking deck

Hospital officials say the Locust Parking Deck, which is 46 years old, features 656 spaces. AKRON, Ohio -- Akron Children's Hospital has permanently closed the Locust Parking Deck after an engineering report found "serious structural concerns with the 46-year-old deck." The deck featured 656 parki

WKYC - 2018-03-21 17:27:00

Cold, windy with morning clouds and afternoon sun Thursday in Akron: Weather forecast

AKRON, Ohio - No snow is in the forecast for Thursday in Akron, with instead sun building as the day goes on. But don't ditch the parka yet. Morning commuters will run into temperatures in the upper 20s, which will feel degrees colder because of light winds. As the wind speeds up in the afternoon, a

CLEVELAND.COM - 2018-03-21 20:51:10

Akron man pleads guilty to attempted murder after injuring Cuyahoga Falls cop in car crash

An Akron man pleaded guilty to attempted murder and multiple other charges Tuesday after he severely injured a Cuyahoga Falls police officer in a car crash nearly two years ago. Donald Watson, 47, also pleaded guilty to felonious assault, aggravated arson, vandalism, and seven counts of aggravated v

WKYC - 2018-03-20 23:02:00

Akron's United Building hotel project gets big boost from new Community Revitalization Fund loan

AKRON, Ohio - The Development Fund of the Western Reserve is issuing its first-ever loan to help underwrite the redevelopment of Akron's historic United Building at Main and Market streets into a 71-room boutique hotel. The $1.28 million loan was made from the fund's Akron Community Revitalization F

CLEVELAND.COM - 2018-03-21 19:03:14

A Dead, Drunk Dad and His Two Dead-Drunk Sons Dominate a Minor Sam Shepard Script in Akron

Families! You can't live with them and god knows you can't live without them - but you can mine them for playwriting material. The history of theater is larded with dysfunctional families of every stripe, providing an apparently bottomless well of frustration, agony and torment. Not to mention the o

CLEVELAND SCENE - 2018-03-21 05:00:00

Canton man gets prison time for dragging officer from vehicle

A Canton man will spend seven years in prison after pleading guilty to charges stemming from an incident in which he tried to choke a police officer and take his gun. Ed Balint CantonRep.com staff writer @ebalintREP CANTON A man was sentenced to seven years in prison for placing a police officer in

INDEPENDENT - 2018-03-21 19:00:25

Homeless man charged in shooting of three in Canton

A homeless man is accused of shooting two boys and a woman last week. CANTON Police have arrested a homeless man in connection with a triple shooting that occurred last week. Willie C. Daniels II, 33, who has no permanent address, was arrested Saturday in the 2900 block of Grove Place SW on warrants

CANTON REPOSITORY - 2018-03-20 14:24:14

Help Barberton Police identify a suspect

An unknown male stole a wallet left unattended in a booth at the downtown Subway, at Wooster Road West and Fourth Street Northwest, March 17 at about 1 p.m. The male appears to have facial tattoos by his eyes and forehead and a tattoo on the top of his right hand. The female who was with him is also


Morning snow, breezy winds not yet letting up Wednesday in Akron: Weather forecast

AKRON, Ohio - The storm system bringing snow and wintry mix showers Tuesday evening and overnight could continue the snow into Wednesday morning in Akron, likely during the morning commute. The morning commute could be slow. With up to 4 inches of accumulation overnight, and blowing snow, delays are

CLEVELAND.COM - 2018-03-20 20:07:09

Three crashes tie up I-77 South traffic

Three crashes on I-77 south just north of the Fulton Road NW exit tied up traffic early Tuesday morning. PLAIN TWP. Three crashes on I-77 south just north of the Fulton Road NW exit tied up traffic early Tuesday morning. No serious injuries were reported, but Ohio Highway Patrol troopers, Stark Coun

CANTON REPOSITORY - 2018-03-20 13:02:59

Parents charged in death of toddler found in severe cold

AKRON, Ohio (AP) - Police have filed felony charges against the parents of a 2-year-old girl who died after she was found outside in freezing temperatures. Both 22-year-old Tierra Williams and 24-year-old Dariaun Parker have been charged with felony child endangering in the death of Wynter Parker. T

WASHINGTON TIMES - 2018-03-21 04:40:11

Storm system to bring inches of snow, blowing winds to Akron Tuesday: Weather forecast

AKRON, Ohio - A "foureaster," or the fourth recent nor'easter prognosticated to crawl up the East Coast will first impact Ohio's weather. The storm system will bring wintry mix showers and accumulating snow to Akron Tuesday through Wednesday morning. The morning commute should be clear, however. Mos


Driver begins hyperventilating when drugs found in car: Independence Police Blotter

INDEPENDENCE --- Drug abuse, Interstate 480: An officer pulled over a driver at 11:25 p.m. Feb. 19 for swerving and "putting on makeup in rearview mirror using dome light," according to reports. The officer confirmed a warrant for the driver's arrest for theft out of the North Olmsted Police Departm


Rare comic book collection on the market 52 years later

A valuable collection of 1,067 vintage comic books collected by Jimmy Scott from 1963 to 1966, including one featuring the first appearance of Marvel's Black Panther, will be available for purchase starting Saturday at The Toys Time Forgot. By Jolene Limbacher Special to The Independent CANAL FULTO


Cleveland Police : 14-year-old shot , suspect at large in stolen car

Anyone with any information should contact law enforcement officials. A 14-year-old was shot on Cleveland's East side. The Cleveland Police department is investigating a shooting that injured a 14-year-old Sunday. According to officials the victim was shot in the back/shoulder area near 1453 E 94


Akron City Council to consider raising age to buy tobacco products, paraphernalia to 21

AKRON, Ohio - Teens looking to buy cigarettes in Akron could soon leave empty-handed. Legislation introduced to Akron City Council by Mayor Dan Horrigan and At-large Councilwoman Linda Omobien would raise the legal age in Akron to purchase tobacco products and tobacco paraphernalia from 18 to 21 yea


The City of Akron Celebrates Fix-a-Leak Week, March 19th 25th

From the desk of Ellen Lander Nischt Published: 03-19-2018 Akron, Ohio, March 19, 2018 - Mayor Horrigan is announcing a week-long public outreach campaign to educate customers about the high cost of residential water leaks and steps homeowners can take to find, fix and repair leaks. Local outreach

AKRONOHIO.GOV - 2018-03-19 22:56:43

Federal, county agents arrest two wanted men

Both men were wanted by the law - one Stark County, the other in Summit - when federal agents and county drug agents seized undisclosed amounts of heroin, cocaine and pills at their Canton home. CANTON Federal and county drug agents arrested two northeast Canton men Friday morning, seizing digital s